Agenda #14 June 1, 2017

School Committee

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

AGENDA #14

The School Committee will hold a regular meeting:
on: Thursday, June 1, 2017
at:

4:00 p.m. – Budget/Regular Session
6:00 p.m. - Executive 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 #7-13 -  Clerk
                    (May 24, 2017) 

To consider approval of the Minutes of the School Committee Meeting of Thursday, May 18, 2017.

 Annex A (13 pages)
IV. MOTION FOR RECONSIDERATION - NONE  
V. IMMEDIATE ACTION  
 

gb #7-164.1  - Administration/Administration
                        (May 22, 2017)

To recognize Jean McNerney, a physical education teacher at South High Community School, for being named the Massachusetts High School Physical Education Teacher of the Year.

gb #7-195.1  - Administration/Administration
                        (May 23, 2017)

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, Burncoat High School
Patricia Zavars, long-term substitute physical education teacher, Woodland Academy

gb #7-203  -  Administration
                      (May 24, 2017)

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

 
VI. REPORT OF THE SUPERINTENDENT  
 

ROS #6-10.1  -  Administration/Administration
                           (May 22, 2017)

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AT A GLANCE THROUGH THE OFFICE OF CURRICULUM AND PROFESSIONAL LEARNING FOR 2016-17

 

 Annex A (8 pages)
VII. COMMUNICATION AND PETITION - NONE  
VIII. REPORTS OF THE STANDING COMMITTEES  
 

The Standing Committee on Finance and Operations met at 6:15 p.m. on Tuesday, May 23, 2017 in Room 410 at the Durkin Administration Building.

The Standing Committee on Finance and Operations met at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 23, 2017 in Room 410 at the Durkin Administration Building.

 

Action Sheet

 

Action Sheet

 

IX. PERSONNEL - NONE  
X. GENERAL BUSINESS  
  gb #6-369.2  - Administration/Mr. Monfredo
                        (May 23, 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 #7-148.1  - Administration/Administration
                        (May 22, 2017)

To consider the proposed FY18 Budget. 

 
 

gb #7-198.1  - Administration/Administration
                        (May 24, 2017)

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

Annex A (1 page) 
  gb #7-204  - Administration
                   (May 11, 2017)

To accept the Project Lead the Way Grant for Doherty Memorial High School in the amount of $26,250.

 

 Annex A (2 pages)
   gb #7-205  - Administration
                     (May 11, 2017)

To accept the Project Lead the Way Grant for Worcester Technical High School in the amount of $15,000.

Annex A (2 pages)
  gb #7-206  - Administration
                    (May 15, 2017)

To select a Vice-chairman for the School Committee.

 
 

gb #7-207  - Mr. O’Connell
                     (May 17, 2017)

To discuss with appropriate members of the staff of Elm Park Community School the possible conversion of the school into an autonomous Horace Mann Charter School. 

 
 

gb #7-208  - Mr. Monfredo
                    (May 17, 2017)

Request that the Administration forward a letter to the Principal of Burncoat High School, on behalf of the School Committee, congratulating Kellie Shea and Ann Marie Keane, dance instructors and the student performers for their outstanding presentation of “An Evening of Dance Under the Sea" at the Hanover Theater.

 
 

gb #7-209  - Administration
                    (May 18, 2017)

To accept the Lowe’s Toolbox Grant in the amount of $3,810.00.

Backup

Annex A (2 pages)

 

gb #7-210  - Mr. Foley
                    (May 19, 2017)

To set a date to recognize Sara Consalvo, Budget Director, for receiving the Friend of MASBO Award at the Conference at the Seacrest Hotel in Falmouth, MA.

 
 

gb #7-211  - Mr. Foley
                     (May 19, 2017)

To set a date to recognize Brian Allen, Chief Finance and Operations Officer, for having received the President’s Award from MASBO at the Conference at the Seacrest Hotel in Falmouth, MA.

 
 

gb #7-212  - Administration
                     (May 19, 2017)

To consider approval of a prior fiscal year payment in the amount of $8,902.50 made payable to Education Inc. for students receiving home tutoring services.

 
 

gb #7-213  - Administration
                     (May 22, 2017)

Request that the Superintendent be granted the annual authorization to make the final year end transfers necessary to balance surplus and deficit accounts for the fiscal year ending on June 30, 2017.

Backup
 

gb #7-214  - Mr. Monfredo
                     (May 22, 2017)

Request that the Administration forward letters to the following students who were selected as scholarship recipients by the Worcester Latino Dollars for Scholars, Inc.: 

Burncoat High School

Valenia Bergier - Boston College

Kevin Zeno

    University of Pennsylvania 

South High Community School

Yessica Cortez - Boston University

 

 

Dohery Memorial High School

Nurah Ali  -  Wellesley College

Guadalupe Dominguez

    Fitchburg State University

Orlando Gomez

    Worcester State University

Sandra Orellana -

    College of the Holy Cross

Ina Perez - Temple University

Chantel Rodriguez

     Bryant University

Keyliani Rodriguez

    Mass College of Art

Linette Ruiz

    Worcester State University

Angevy Mercado-Montalvo   

   Worcester State University 

University Park Campus School

Joshua Colon Sandoval

    Westfield State University

Kathleen Cruz

    Worcester State University

Mariana Martinez

    Worcester State University

Luis Ojeda

    Worcester State University

Agustin Rac - Boston College

Jose Rivas - College of the

                  Holy Cross

Carlos Rojas - Clark University

 

 

 

 

Worcester Technical High School

Casey Colon – UMASS Amherst

Richard Cuello – Rob Roy Academy

Raymond Lopez Quiles – Becker College

Sofia Ocana – Worcester State University

Bryan Vassar - Eastern Nazarene College

Betsy Pillco - Housatonic Community College

 
  gb #7-215  - Administration
                    (May 22, 2017)

To accept a donation in the amount of $435.00 raised by a 50-50 raffle organized by teachers at Worcester Technical High School.

Backup
 

gb #7-216  - Mr. Monfredo
                    (May 22, 2017)

To forward letters of congratulations to the South High band directed by Johnetta Smith and her students for receiving a rating of superior and to the chorus and director Angela Poirier for receiving a rating of excellent in the Trills and Thrills Music Festival held at the East Longmeadow High School on May 19th.

 
 

gb #7-217  - Miss Biancheria
                     (May 24, 2017)

Request that the Administration provide the monthly incident reports for 2015-16 and 2016-17.

 
 

gb #7-218  - Miss Biancheria
                    (May 24, 2017)

Request that the Administration provide a grid on the locations and costs for both middle and high school graduations for 2016-17.

 
 

gb #7-219  - Miss Biancheria
                     (May 24, 2017)

Request that the Administration provide a review of any and all of the proposed changes to the contract between the Worcester Public Schools and the Central Mass Collaborative and indicate how they impact the roles, contracts and services of these individuals and also include how the system will fund these positions in the Budget.

 
  gb #7-220  - Administration
                    (May 24, 2017)

To approve the proposed amendments to the Admission Policy for Worcester Technical High School.

Backup
Annex A (8 pages)
Annex B (8 pages)
  gb #7-221  - Ms. Colorio
                    (May 24, 2017)

To discuss the feasibility of consolidating recognitions to one meeting every two months.

 
  gb #7-222  - Administration
                    (May 24, 2017)

To set a date to recognize Carmen Rosado for receiving the Community Achievement Vision Award from the Worcester Latino Dollars for Scholars Program.

 
   gb #7-223  - Administration
                    (May 24, 2017)

To set a date to recognize Bertha-Elena Rojas, Ph.D. for receiving the Community Achievement Award from the Worcester Latino Dollars for Scholars Program.

 
 

gb #7-224  - Administration
                     (May 24, 2017)

To consider approval of the appointment of Susan O’Neil, Ph.D. as Deputy Superintendent of Schools, effective, July 1, 2017.

 
  gb #7-225  -  Administration  
                     (May 24, 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.

To conduct contract negotiations with non-union personnel:
    Non-Represented Employees - Administrators
    Non-represented Employees – Non-Administrators

 
     
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."