Agenda #13 May 18, 2017

School Committee

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

AGENDA #13

The School Committee will hold a regular meeting:
on: Thursday, May 18, 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  -  Pastor Lou Soiles
                          Journey Community Church

 
  PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE/NATIONAL ANTHEM  
II. ROLL CALL  
     
III. APPROVAL OF RECORDS  
 

aor #7-11 -   Clerk
                    (May 10, 2017)

To consider approval of the Minutes of the School Committee Meeting of Thursday, April 27, 2017.

Annex  A (28 pages)
 

aor #7-12 -   Clerk
                    (May 10, 2017)

To consider approval of the Minutes of the School Committee Meeting of Thursday, May 4, 2017.

Annex A (14 pages)
IV. MOTION FOR RECONSIDERATION  
V. IMMEDIATE ACTION  
  gb #7-150.1  -   Administration/Mr. O’Connell/Mr. Foley/Ms. Colorio/
                          Mr. Monfredo/Miss Biancheria/Mayor Petty
                          (May 9, 2017)

To congratulate Brian Cummings, an advanced manufacturing instructor at Worcester Technical High School, on his selection as a recipient of the Thomas S. Green Award by the Worcester Regional Research Bureau.

gb #7-153.1  -  Administration/Mr. O’Connell/Mr. Foley/Ms. Colorio/
                        Mr. Monfredo/Miss Biancheria/Mayor Petty
                        (May 9, 2017)

To recognize Carol Manning, Debra McGovern and John Monfredo for having been selected as the 2017 Heart of Gold Award recipients from the American Heart Association.

 gb #7-171.1  -  Administration/Administration
                          (May 9, 2017)

To recognize the following teachers of Advanced Placement courses who received the 2017 Partners in Excellence (PIE) Award from Mass Insight Education:

South High Community School

Caroline Rossi, Calculus AB
Kellie Moulin, Calculus BC
Emilie Richmond, Chemistry
Leanne Ledoux, English Literature & Composition
Tara Vaidya, Physics 

Worcester Technical High School

          Jennifer Hardy, Computer Science A
          Jacquelyn Kalisz, Physics

gb #7-180  -  Administration
                      (May 9, 2017)

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

 
VI. REPORT OF THE SUPERINTENDENT  
  ROS #7-9  -  Administration
                      (May 10, 2017)

INNOVATION SCHOOL END OF CYCLE REPORT

Annex A (1 page)
Annex B (2 pages)
Annex C (2 pages)
Annex D (2 pages)
Annex E (4 pages)
Annex F (3 pages)

VII. COMMUNICATION AND PETITION  -  NONE  
VIII. REPORT OF THE STANDING COMMITTEE -  NONE  
IX. PERSONNEL -  NONE  
X. GENERAL BUSINESS  
 

gb #6-369.1  - Administration/Mr. Monfredo
                        (May 10, 2017)

Response of the Administration to the request to provide a progress report in the Spring of 2017 on the implementation of the Restorative Justice Program at both North High School and Claremont Academy.

Annex A (6 pages)
Annex B (3 pages)
  gb #7-181  -   Mr. Monfredo
                      (April 28, 2017)

To celebrate the anniversary of the death of the poet, Ernest Lawrence Thayer, who wrote Casey at the Bat and do a live presentation of the poem by members of the School Committee.

Annex A (2 pages) 
  gb #7-182  -   Mr. Monfredo
                       (May 1, 2017)

Request that the Administration forward a letter of congratulations to David, Crompton coach of the Model Congress at Sullivan Middle School, for the awards won at the Model UN Conference that was held at Worcester State University.

 
  gb #7-183  -  Administration
                      (May 3, 2017)

To accept the Integrated English Literacy and Civics Education Grant in the amount of $51,602.

Annex A (2 pages) 
  gb #7-184  -   Mr. Monfredo
                       (May 5, 2017)

Request that the Administration encourage all of the schools to hold a summer reading kickoff during the week of June 12th as part of our "Reading in our City Week" to highlight the importance of reading during the summer months and invite parents to the event.

 
 

gb #7-185  - Mr. Monfredo
                    (May 8, 2017)

Request that the Administration forward a letter of congratulations to Jeffrey Lane and Judy Millott, both teachers from Worcester Technical High School, for receiving the American Heart Association’s Heroes Award at the American Heart Association's Heart Walk event.

 
 

gb #7-186  - Mr. Monfredo
                    (May 8, 2017)

Request that the Administration forward letters of congratulations to the following seniors for receiving the Special Arts Awards at the Worcester Public School’s Arts Festival held at the Worcester Public Library and to Performing Arts Liaison Lisa Leach and Visual Arts Liaison Timmary Leary for their work in coordinating this outstanding event: 

Burncoat High School

Makalya Connor - Dance
Kylie Thomas - Music
Valenia Bergier -  Theatre
Sandra Perez - Visual Arts

South High School

Katherine McFarlane - Music
Jocelyn Marshall - Visual Arts

Claremont Academy:

Rebeka Mehmeti - Music
John Le - Visual Arts

University Park Campus School

Krystal Bailey - Visual Arts

Doherty Memorial High School

Jared Ferrin - Music
Kylee Rutkiewicz - Theatre
Kayliani Rodriguez - Visual  Arts

Worcester Technical High School

Tymannie Isales-Santos - Media Arts
Giovanni “Geo” Petrella - Music
Ryan Finneran Gallagher - Theatre
Tracy Le - Visual Arts

North High School

Enrique Delgado - Art History
Romaine Powell - Music
Jose Rosario - Theatre
Max Rossetti - Visual Arts

 

 
 

gb #7-187  -  Administration
                      (May 8, 2017)

To accept the following donations for Tatnuck Magnet School:

Atta Gyekye                                                           $  5.00
Christian Agyare & Susana Asomaniwaa               $  5.00
Sarah Loy, Brian Bickford, and Maia Bickford-Loy $ 15.00
Andrew & Kristine Whittemore                                $ 25.00
I.U.O.E. Local No. 4 Social Action Committee       $150.00
Box Tops for Education                                         $220.90

 
   gb #7-188  -   Administration
                        (May 8, 2017)

To accept the following donations for Woodland Academy:

 Box Tops for Education                                 $    26.80
Main South Community Development Corp.   $   36.00
Scholastic Book Fair                                       $1,867.32

 
  gb #7-189  -   Administration
                      (May 8, 2017) 

To accept a donation in the amount of $500.00 from United Way to Burncoat Street Preparatory School for 89% participation in the United Way fundraising campaign.

 
   gb #7-190  -   Administration
                       (May 8, 2017)

To accept a donation in the amount of $500.00 from United Way to Worcester Technical High School for being the school to contribute the most to the United Way fundraising campaign.

 
  gb #7-191  -   Administration
                       (May 9, 2017)

To accept a donation in the amount of $25.00 from Darlene Monteiro for the Special Education Summer Programs.

 
 

gb #7-192  -   Administration
                       (May 9, 2017)

To accept a donation in the amount of $58.00 from Box Tops for Education for Canterbury Street Magnet Computer-Based School.

 
 

gb #7-193  -   Administration
                       (May 9, 2017)

To accept a donation in the amount of $100.00 from Fidelity Charitable for costs associated with the school-year opening address scheduled for August 2017.

 
 

gb #7-194  - Administration
                    (May 10, 2017)

To accept a donation in the amount of $1,157.00 from UMASS Memorial Health Care, Inc. for Belmont Street Community School for an afterschool fitness club.

 
 

gb #7-195  - Administration
                     (May 10, 2017)

To set a date to recognize the following individuals who received the “Service Above Self” Community Service Award from the Rotary Club of Worcester:

Molly O. McCullough, School Committee Member
Jane Dowd, guidance counselor at Burncoat High School
Patricia Zavars, long-term substitute physical education teacher, Woodland Academy

Annex A (1 page)  

 

 

 

 

  gb #7-196  - Administration
                    (May 10, 2017)

To set a date to recognize Lisa Carignan, a teacher at Columbus Park Preparatory Academy, for receiving the Webster Square Business Association’s Teacher of the Year.

 
  gb #7-197  - Administration
                    (May 10, 2017)

To set a date to recognize the first grade students at Thorndyke Road School who learned, as a result of a WEDF grant, the history of the City of Worcester, the heart of the Commonwealth.

 
 

gb #7-198  - Administration
                    (May 10, 2017)

To approve a prior fiscal year payment in the amount of $1,685.00 to WB Mason.

 
 

gb #7-199  - Miss Biancheria
                    (May 10, 2017)

To set a date to recognize Elizabeth Vecchio, District Information Specialist, for designing invitations for select major events in the system.

 
 

gb #7-200  - Administration
                     (May 10, 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. 

To discuss strategy with respect to litigation of a worker’s compensation case for a Teacher, if an open meeting may have a detrimental effect on the litigating position of the School Committee and the chair so declares.

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

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