Agenda #30 December 1, 2016

School Committee

CLERK OF THE SCHOOL COMMITTEE
WORCESTER PUBLIC SCHOOLS
20 IRVING STREET
WORCESTER, MASSACHUSETTS 01609

AGENDA #30

The School Committee will hold a regular meeting:
on: Thursday, December 1, 2016
at:
6:00 p.m. - Executive Session
7:00 p.m. – Regular Session
in the: Esther Howland, South Chamber at City Hall

 

 

ORDER OF BUSINESS 

ACTION

I. CALL TO ORDER  -  REGULAR MEETING  
 

INVOCATION  -  Reverend Noel Williamson
                          Pleasant Street Baptist Church

 
  PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE/NATIONAL ANTHEM  
II. ROLL CALL  
     
III. APPROVAL OF RECORDS  
  aor #6-26 -   Clerk
                      (November 22, 2016)

To consider approval of the Minutes of the School Committee Meeting of Thursday, November 17, 2016.

 Annex A (12 pages)
IV. MOTION FOR RECONSIDERATION - NONE  
     
V. IMMEDIATE ACTION  
  gb #6-378.1  -    Administration/Mr. O’Connell/Ms. Colorio/Mr. Monfredo/Miss Biancheria/Mayor Petty                             (November 21, 2016)

To recognize and to congratulate Francis Incutto on his selection as Outstanding Coach by the Massachusetts Basketball Coaches Association, and on his induction into the Hall of Fame of the Association.

 
 

gb #6-379.1  -    Administration/Mr. O’Connell/Ms. Colorio/Mr. Monfredo/Miss Biancheria/Mayor Petty                             (November 21, 2016)

To recognize and congratulate Stacey Hill on her selection as Conservation Teacher of the Year by Mass Audubon.

 
 

gb #6-392  -   Administration
                        (November 21, 2016)

 To consider input from the School Committee’s student representatives.

 
VI. REPORT OF THE SUPERINTENDENT  
  ros #6-11  -    Administration
                       (November 8, 2016)

ELEMENTARY LITERACY INITIATIVES

 Annex A (13 pages)
VII. COMMUNICATION AND PETITION - NONE  
VIII. REPORT OF THE STANDING COMMITTEE  
  The Standing Committee on Accountability and Student Achievement met at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, November 29, 2016 in Room 410 at the Dr. John E. Durkin Administration Building.  
IX. PERSONNEL  
 

6-49    The Superintendent has APPROVED the RETIREMENT of the persons named below effective as  
            shown:

Boyd, Andrew, Teacher, Social Studies, Doherty, effective November 14, 2016

Roche, David, Teacher, Special Education, Doherty, effective November 9, 2016

 

6-50    The Superintendent has APPROVED the APPOINTMENT of the persons named below effective as
            shown:

Daly, Kelli, Teacher, Elementary, Goddard, MA+15, Step 2, $54,754 effective November 11, 2016. Licensed: Elementary 1-6.

Hatziemmanuel, Christina, Library Media, Elm Park, BA+15, Step 2, $49,819 effective November 7, 2016. Licensed: Library Media, All Levels

 
X. GENERAL BUSINESS  
  gb #6-393  -   Mr. O’Connell
                       (November 15, 2016)

To forward a letter of recognize and to congratulate the 2016 Distinguished Alumni and Friends of the Worcester Public Schools, as selected by the Worcester Educational Development Foundation, Inc., as follows:

John Anderson, Educator and Civic Leader, North High School

Erica Ayisi, International Journalist, Burncoat High School

Amy Lynn Chase, Entrepreneur, Worcester Vocational High School

Edward “Ted” Coghlin (posthumously), Business & Education Leader, Classical High School

Robert Goddard (posthumously), Rocket Scientist, South High School

James Leary, Government & Civic Leader, Burncoat High School

Gail Randall, Non-Profit Enthusiast, North High School

Daniel Sedgwick, Musician & Educator, Burncoat High School

Eric Sedgwick, Musician, Burncoat High School

Marcy Supovitz, Business Leader, Burncoat High School

 
  gb #6-394  -   Mr. Monfredo
                       (November 15, 2016)

Request that the Administration interact with the local colleges and universities in an effort to expand the number of mentors for the AVID program and after school programs and provide an update in January 2017.

 
  gb #6-395  -   Administration
                       (November 15, 2016)

To approve payment of a prior year invoice in the amount of $42.00.

 
 

gb #6-396  -   Mr. Monfredo
                        (November 22, 2016)

Request that the Administration provide an update in May 2017 regarding the progress of the MindUp training, a component of the Worcester HEARS Project, funded by the Health Foundation at Rice Square, Grafton, Roosevelt, City View and Worcester East Middle schools as part of the grant.

 
 

gb #6-397  -   Administration
                        (November 22, 2016)

To consider approval of a prior fiscal year payment for a 52 Week Administrative Secretary in the amount of $1,392.30.

 
 

gb #6-398  -   Administration
                        (November 22, 2016)

To consider approval of prior fiscal year payments for two teachers in the total amount of $9,001.75.

 
  gb #6-399  -   Administration
                       (November 22, 2016)

To consider approval of prior fiscal year payments for a non-represented 52 Week Administrative Secretary and a Staff Assistant in the total amount of $2,435.76.

 
 

gb #6-400  -   Mr. Monfredo
                        (November 22, 2016)

Request that the Administration forward a letter of congratulations to David Crompton, Director of the UN Debate Team at Sullivan Middle School for the numerous awards that his students received at the Northeastern University’s award ceremony. 

 
 

gb #6-401  -   Administration
                        (November 22, 2016)

To accept a donation from P&J Vending in the amount of $20.94 for Canterbury Street Computer-Based Magnet School.

 
 

gb #6-402  -   Administration
                        (November 22, 2016)

To accept a donation from The Willows at Worcester in the amount of $200.00 for Tatnuck Magnet School. 

 
  gb #6-403  -   Administration
                       (November 22, 2016)

To accept a donation from Saint Gobain Corporation in the amount of $2,394.06 for Nelson Place School. 

 
 

gb #6-404  -   Administration
                        (November 22, 2016)

To discuss strategy with respect to collective bargaining or litigation if an open meeting may have a detrimental effect on the bargaining or litigating position of the governmental body, to conduct strategy sessions in preparation for negotiations with nonunion personnel, to conduct collective bargaining sessions or contract negotiations with nonunion personnel.

 
XI. ADJOURNMENT  
  Helen A. Friel, Ed.D.
Clerk of the School Committee
 

"The Worcester Public Schools is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer/Educational Institution and does not discriminate regardless of race, color, gender, age, religion, national origin, gender identity, marital status, sexual orientation, disability or homelessness. The Worcester Public Schools provides equal access to employment and the full range of general, occupational and vocational education programs. For more information relating to Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action contact the Human Resource Manager, 20 Irving Street, Worcester, MA  01609, 508-799-3020."