Agenda #12 May 4, 2017

School Committee

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

AGENDA #12

The School Committee will hold a regular meeting:
on: Thursday, May 4, 2017
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 Richard Trainor
                          Blessed Sacrament Church

 
  PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE/NATIONAL ANTHEM  
II. ROLL CALL  
III. APPROVAL OF RECORDS - NONE  
IV.

MOTION FOR RECONSIDERATION - NONE

 
V. IMMEDIATE ACTION  
  gb #7-151.1  -  Administration/Administration
                         (April 28, 2017)

To recognize Brian Allen for having received for the 4th time, the Meritorious Budget Award for excellence in preparation and issuance of its budget for the Fiscal Year 2016-17 from the Association of the School Business Officials International (ASBO).

 
 

gb #7-165.1  - Administration/Administration
                        (April 28, 2017)

To recognize the following schools for having received the Eos Foundation and Massachusetts School Breakfast Challenge Award:

 

Schools

Principals

Nutrition People

Belmont Street Community School

Sue Hodgkins

Debora Gonyea

Canterbury Street Magnet Computer-Based School

Mary Sealey

Rosina Brindisi

Chandler at the Y

Jessica Boss

Jillian Stapleton

Elm Park Community School

Joany Santa

Linda Vivlamore

Lincoln Street School

Martha Dewar

Cheryl Burke

Francis J McGrath Elementary School

Paula Gibb-Severin

Michelle Cantwell

Union Hill School

Ishmael Tabales

Theresa Zarr

Vernon Hill School

Corenza Jackson

Jayne Troy

Wawecus Road School

Joanna Loftus

Kathleen Senior

Woodland Academy

Patricia Padilla

Lynne Stewart

 
  gb #7-174  - Administration
                    (April 28, 2017)

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

 
VI. REPORT OF THE SUPERINTENDENT  
 

ROS #7-8  -  Administration
                     (April 26, 2017)

RECENT INITIATIVES IN THE NUTRITION DEPARTMENT OF THE WORCESTER PUBLIC SCHOOLS

 Annex A (16 pages)
VII. COMMUNICATION AND PETITION - NONE  
VIII. REPORT OF THE STANDING COMMITTEE - NONE  
IX. PERSONNEL  
7-12

The Superintendent has APPROVED the APPOINTMENT of the person named below effective as shown:

Belsito, Joseph, Teacher, Worcester Technical, Vocational, BA, Step 1, $45,064 effective April 24, 2017. Waiver: Painting & Design 9-14.

 
X. GENERAL BUSINESS  
  gb #6-308.1  - Administration/Mr. O’Connell/Mr. Monfredo/Ms. Colorio/
                        Miss Biancheria
                        (April 28, 2017)

To discuss the impact of radiofrequency electromagnetic radiation from wifi and cellular towers on students and staff in schools, potentially including neurologic impairment and malignancy, and to consider means of minimizing any such risk within the Worcester Public Schools by changes as to practice and policy.

Annex A (1 page)

 

 

  gb #7-159.1  - Administration/Mr. O’Connell/Mr. Foley/Ms. Colorio/
                        Mr. Monfredo/Miss Biancheria
                        (April 6, 2017)

To select a voting delegate and an alternate voting delegate for the Annual Business Meeting of the Massachusetts Association of School Committees, scheduled for November 1, 2017.

 
  gb #7-168.1  - Administration/Mr. O’Connell/Mr. Foley/Ms. Colorio/
                        Mr. Monfredo/ Miss Biancheria
                        (April 28, 2017)

Request that the School Committee consider revisions to the proposed resolutions regarding the need to fund the recommendations of the Foundation Budget Review Commission.

 
  gb #7-175  - Mr. Monfredo
                     (April 20, 2017)

Request that the Administration, on behalf of the School Committee, forward e-mails to all teachers and nurses in the Worcester Public Schools during National Teacher's Week May 8 – 12 and Nurses' Appreciation Week May 6-12 in appreciation for their efforts for the students in the Worcester Public Schools.

 
 

gb #7-176  - Administration
                    (April 25, 2017)

To accept a donation from the Eos Foundation in the amount of $500 each to the following schools for their commitment to support universal free, after the bell, breakfast in the classroom (BIC) as a powerful tool to fight childhood hunger and boost academic achievement:

Belmont Street Community School

Canterbury Street Magnet Computer-Based School

Chandler Elementary Community School

Elm Park Community School

Lincoln Street School

Francis J. McGrath Elementary School

Union Hill School

Vernon Hill School

Wawecus Road School

Woodland Academy

 
 

gb #7-177  -  Miss Biancheria
                      (April 26, 2017)

Request that the Administration review the precautionary measures and safety features under the safety regulations of the bus contracts for both the Worcester Public Schools and Durham School Services.

 
  gb #7-178  -  Administration
                     (April 26, 2017)

To consider approval of the new 7th grade science textbook published by McGraw Hill, Inc.

 
 

gb #7-179  -   Administration
                       (April 26, 2017)

To discuss strategy with respect to collective bargaining for Teachers and Unit A/B, if an open meeting may have a detrimental effect on the collective bargaining position of the School Committee and the chair so declares

To consider an International Union of Public Employees (I.U.P.E.) Grievance Complaint – HVAC Technician

 
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."