Agenda #8 - March 3, 2016

School Committee

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

AGENDA #8

The School Committee will hold a regular meeting:
on: Thursday, March 3, 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 Milad Selim
                          St. George Orthodox Cathedral

 
  PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE/NATIONAL ANTHEM  
II. ROLL CALL  
III. APPROVAL OF RECORDS - NONE  
IV. MOTION FOR RECONSIDERATION - NONE  
V. IMMEDIATE ACTION - NONE  
VI. REPORT OF THE SUPERINTENDENT - NONE  
VII. COMMUNICATION AND PETITION  
 

c&p #6-2  -   Clerk 
                    (February 23, 2016)

 To consider a communication from a citizen regarding the current compensation for substitute teachers in the Worcester Public Schools.

 Annex A (1 page)
VIII. REPORT OF THE STANDING COMMITTEE  
 

The Standing Committee on Finance and Operations met at 5:00 p.m. on Monday, February 29, 2016 in Room 410 at the Dr. John E. Durkin Administration Building.

 
IX. PERSONNEL - NONE  
     
X. GENERAL BUSINESS  
 

gb #5-327.1  -  Administration/Miss Biancheria/Mr. Monfredo/Mr. O’Connell
                         (February 26, 2016)

Response of the Administration to the request to provide a report on:

-       the number of classroom textbooks that are sent out to be rebound each year

-       the number of textbooks that are needed for classroom use versus the available supply

-       the access of textbooks on the computer

-       the number of students who don’t have textbooks and a

-       response as to whether or not the district has a systemwide textbook inventory

Annex A (4 pages)

 

 

 

gb #6-38.1  -  Administration/Mr. O’Connell/Mr. Monfredo/Ms. Colorio/Miss McCullough
                       (February 24, 2016)

Response of the Administration to the request to determine whether sufficient student interest exists to form gymnastics teams, in individual schools or on a citywide basis, in cooperation with any private Worcester gymnastics centers willing and able to assist the teams to minimize costs. 

Backup
Annex A (2 pages)

 

gb #6-93  -  Administration
                   (February 24, 2016)

To accept a $500 donation from the Worcester County Deputy Sheriffs and $100 from Spectrum Health Systems, Inc. for purchase of CPR mannequins for the district. 

 
 

gb #6-94  -    Administration
                       (February 24, 2016) 

To accept donations in the amount of $5,000 from The Pappas Family to set-up an Annual Scholarship for a Worcester Technical High School Senior football player in the amount of $200.00.

 
 

gb #6-95  -    Administration
                       (February 24, 2016)

To authorize the Administration to enter into a contract for five years for environmental engineering consultation in accordance with the district’s Environmental Management System.

 
 

gb #6-96  -    Miss Biancheria
                       (February 24, 2016)

Request that the Administration provide a report on the celebration and success stories of Read Across America Day in our schools.

 
 

gb #6-97  -    Miss Biancheria
                      (February 24, 2016)

Request that the Administration provide information regarding the assignment of a full time teacher rather than a substitute, in order to provide continuity of instruction when a teacher leaves a position during the school year.

 
 

gb #6-98  -    Miss Biancheria
                       (February 24, 2016)

Request that the Administration provide a report on the Recovery Program.

 
 

gb #6-99  -     Administration
                        (February 24, 2016)

To accept a donation in the amount of $100 from The Ryan P. Quinn Memorial Golf Tournament Fund for the purchase of CPR mannequins for the district.  

 
 

gb #6-100  -   Miss Biancheria
                        (February 24, 2016)

To discuss the proposed School/Program Relocation Plan

Annex A (1 page)
 

gb #6-101  -   Administration
                       (February 24, 2016)

To discuss strategy with respect to collective bargaining for all Collective Bargaining Agreements, if an open meeting may have a detrimental effect on the collective bargaining position of the School Committee and the chair so declares.

 
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."