Agenda #26 November 16, 2017

School Committee

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

AGENDA #26

The School Committee will hold a regular meeting:
on: Thursday, November 16, 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 Mark Nilson
                       Salem Covenant Church
 
  PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE/NATIONAL ANTHEM - Heather Bachand and Jessica Cohen
                                                                    South High Community School
 
II. ROLL CALL  
III. APPROVAL OF RECORDS

aor #7-25 -  Clerk
                  (November 7, 2017)
To consider approval of the Minutes of the School Committee Meeting of Thursday, November 2, 2017.

 Annex A (22 pages)
IV. MOTION FOR RECONSIDERATION - NONE  
V.

IMMEDIATE ACTION

 
 

gb #7-357.1  -  Administration/Mr. O’Connell/Miss McCullough/Ms. Colorio/
                       Mr. Foley/Miss Biancheria/Mr. Monfredo/Mayor Petty
                       (November 6, 2017)

To congratulate UniBank on its recognition as Corporate Friend of the Worcester Public Schools, selected by the Worcester Educational Development Foundation.

 
   gb #7-371  -  Administration
                    (November 6, 2017)

To consider input from the School Committee’s student representatives.
 
VI. REPORT OF THE SUPERINTENDENT  
 

ROS #7-17  - Administration
                   (November 8, 2017)

 SUPERINTENDENT’S END-OF-CYCLE REPORT BASED ON HER GOALS

Annex A (3 pages)
Annex B (5 pages)
Annex C (1 page)
Annex D (8 pages)
Annex E (6 pages)
Annex F (4 pages)
Annex G (6 pages)
VII. COMMUNICATION AND PETITION - NONE  
VIII. REPORT OF THE STANDING COMMITTEE

The Standing Committee on Finance and Operations met at 5:00 p.m. on Monday, November 13, 2017 in Room 410 at the Durkin Administration Building.

 

IX. PERSONNEL  

7-30

 

 

 

7-31

 

7-32

 

 

The Superintendent has APPROVED the APPOINTMENTS of the persons named below:

Linden, Meredith, Teacher, Elementary, Lincoln Street, BA, Step 4, $54,613*, effective November 3, 2017. Licensed: Elementary 1-6.
Smith, Samantha, Teacher, Special Education, Burncoat Middle School, BA, Step 4, $54,613*, effective November 6, 2017. Waiver: Moderate Disabilities Prek-8.
Van Eck, Carla, Teacher, Kindergarten, Rice Square, MA, Step 2, $54,511*, effective November 7, 2017. Licensed: Early Childhood PreK-2.

The Superintendent has APPROVED the RETIREMENT of the following persons named below:

Rafferty-Morway, Christine, Teacher, Elementary, Woodland, effective November 1, 2017.

The Superintendent has ACCEPTED the RESIGNATIONS of the persons named below:

Salter, Katherine, Teacher, Elementary, Rice Square, effective October 27, 2017.
Quinlan, Emilie Miller, Teacher, English as a Second Language, Clark Street, effective November 2, 2017.

 *prorated

 

X.

GENERAL BUSINESS

 
 

gb #6-153.11  - Administration/Miss Biancheria/Ms. Colorio/Mr. O’Connell
                         (Novermber 3, 2017)

 Response of the Administration to the following motions to: 

    • Request that the Administration investigate options relative to cost effective means of providing appropriate and necessary translation services
    • Request that the Administration consider the list issued by trial court in terms of translators that are available for translation services
    • Request that the Administration report on the number of the translators in the system
    • Request that the Administration provide a list of teams fielded at each of the secondary schools and
    • Request that the Administration provide a report on Staff Development in teacher content training. 

 Annex A (5 pages)

 Annex B (7 pages)

 Annex C (2 pages)

 

 

 gb #7-172.1  -   Administration/Miss Biancheria/Mr. O’Connell/Ms. Colorio/Mr. Monfredo
                          (November 6, 2017)

Response of the Administration to provide an inventory, by school, for outside playground equipment.

 Annex A (2 pages)
   gb #7-353.1  - Administration/Mr. O’Connell/Ms. Colorio/Mr. Foley/Ms. Biancheria
                       (November 6, 2107)

Response of the Administration to the request to investigate options for licensure for educators who arrive in the Worcester area from Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, Texas, Florida and other hurricane damaged regions.
 Backup (1page)
   gb #7-372  - Administration
                    (November 6, 2017)

To consider approval of a grant in the amount of $5,550 from the Engineering is Elementary/District Scholarship Program.
 Annex A (2 pages)
 

 gb #7-373  -  Administration
                     (November 6, 2017)

To consider approval of the following donations:

-   $2,100 from WEDF to fund the 4th grade Leap Program in collaboration with the Worcester Art Museum.

-   $6,000 from Journey Community Church to Belmont Street Community School

-   $3,500 from fundraising efforts for Woodland Academy

-   $1,672.14 to Tatnuck Magnet School from the following individuals:

$ 25.00         Andrew & Kristine Whittemore
$ 50.00         Mark Tozer
$ 20.00         Lynette Rose
$ 40.00         Patricia Provost
$ 60.00         Kathleen Potter
$ 13.00         Irene & Anthony Planchiunas
$ 26.00         Walter & Cheryl Park
$ 5.00           John & Nancy O’Connell
$ 152.00       Athena Notidis-Curtiss
$ 30.00         Kim Munck
$ 13.00         Timothy Mitchell
$ 40.00         Mary Melican
$ 14.00         Susan & Paul Mathieu
$ 10.00         Jonathan Lashua & Amy Humphrey-Lashua
$ 23.00         Kostina & Kristaq Kostani
$ 80.00         Maureen Kennedy
$ 40.00         Kevin & Amy Kennedy
$ 46.00         Juljan Imeraj
$ 40.00         Katie Harrington
$ 50.00         Christopher Guzman & Erin Kiriungi
$ 24.00         Andrea D. Goyette
$ 27.00         Reynaldo & Kandida Garcia
$ 10.00         Ronald & Carol Froment
$ 46.00         Cailin Duram
$ 80.00         Eric & Erin Dobson
$ 50.00         Melissa & Brian Dekker
$ 5.00           Debra & Dung Dang
$ 25.00         Kimberly Dambra
$ 14.00         Lauren Colwell
$ 10.00         Elizabeth & Ross Coghlan
$ 62.00         Nicholas & Kendra Cantrell
$ 127.00       Katherine Campbell
$ 98.00         Deborah & Gregory Campagna
$ 40.00         Cathleen & Frederick Burke
$ 200.00       Megan Bourget
$ 77.14         Bio Enterprises, LLC

 
   gb #7-374  -   Miss Biancheria
                      (November 8, 2017)

Request that the Administration provide a report regarding the School Accountability Plan for North High School when it is completed in December.

 
 

gb #7-375__  -    Administration
                          (November 8, 2017)

 To discuss strategy with respect to collective bargaining for Occupational Therapy Assistants and Physical Therapy Assistants, if an open meeting may have a detrimental effect on the bargaining position of the School Committee and the chair so declares.

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

To discuss strategy with respect to collective bargaining for Cafeteria Workers, if an open meeting may have a detrimental effect on the bargaining position of the School Committee and the chair so declares.To discuss strategy with respect to collective bargaining for Administrative Secretaries, if an open meeting may have a detrimental effect on the bargaining position of the School Committee and the chair so declares.

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

To discuss strategy with respect to litigation for J. Perez vs Worcester School Committee et al. 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