Agenda #7 March 16, 2017

School Committee

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

AGENDA #7

The School Committee will hold a regular meeting:
on: Thursday, March 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  -  Reverend Carla Dietz
                          Greendale People's Church

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

aor #7-7 -  Clerk
                  (March 8, 2017)

To consider approval of the Minutes of the School Committee Meeting of Thursday, March 2, 2017.

 Annex A (10 pages)
IV. MOTION FOR RECONSIDERATION  -  NONE

 
V. IMMEDIATE ACTION  
  gb #7-72.1  -  Administration/Administration
                       (March 6, 2017)

To recognize the following students who won positions in the Central Massachusetts Festival Band, Orchestra and Chorus after competing with more than 800 musicians:

Burncoat Middle School

Isabella Montalvo, Soprano

Sullivan Middle School

Heather Bachand, Flute           Alexandra Economou, Tuba

Clarise Liu, Clarinet                 Eno Manu-Gyamfi, Alto

Bao Han Ngo, Clarinet

Burncoat High School

Valenia Bergier, Cello

Aaron Balboa, Cello

Madelyn Rich, Soprano, All-State Recommendation

Ryan McCarthy, Bass, All-State Recommendation

Doherty Memorial High School

Maggie Hastings, Soprano, All-State Recommendation

South High Community School

Alyssa Goins, Clarinet, All-State Recommendation and 2017 All-State Music Festival

Lillian Wright, Flute, All-State Recommendation

Zachary Roy, Bass, All State Recommendation

Oved Rico, French Horn

 
 

gb #7-79.1  - Administration/Mr. O’Connell/Ms. Colorio/Miss Biancheria/Mr. Monfredo/
                      Miss McCullough/Mayor Petty

                      (March 6, 2017)

To recognize and to congratulate Margaret Sokolowski, Michaela Hannon-Curran, Christine Rovezzi and Susan Teixeira, librarians of the Worcester Public Schools, on each receiving $1,000 awards from the National Education Association’s Read Across America and the NEA Foundation for purchase of books for their school libraries, as part of the 2016 NEA Books Across America Library Books Award and to congratulate Ann Grilla on winning Round Two from the Foundation in the Award competition. 

 
 

gb #7-83  -  Administration
                   (March 6, 2017)

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

 
VI. REPORT OF THE SUPERINTENDENT  
  ros #7-5  -  Administration
                   (March 8, 2017)

UPDATE ON THE DRINKING WATER QUALITY PROGRAM

 Annex A (10 Pages)
VII. COMMUNICATION AND PETITION - NONE  
     
VIII. REPORTS OF THE STANDING COMMITTEES  
  The Standing Committee on Teaching, Learning and Student Supports met at 5:43 p.m. on Wednesday, March 8, 2017 in Room 410 at the Durkin Administration Building.

The Standing Committee on Governance and Employee Issues met at 6:00 p.m. on Monday, March 13, 2017 in Room 410 at the Durkin Administration Building.

 
IX. PERSONNEL - NONE  
     
X. GENERAL BUSINESS  
  gb #7-44.1  -  Administration/Mr. Monfredo/Mr. O’Connell/Miss Biancheria/Ms. Colorio
                        (March 8, 2017)

Response of the Administration to the request to provide an update on the Dual Enrollment Program and indicate any plans for expansion.

Annex A (3 pages)

Annex B (5 pages)

 

gb #7-76.1  - Administration/Mayor Petty/Mr. Foley/Mr. O’Connell/Ms. Colorio/Miss Biancheria/
                      Mr. Monfredo/Miss McCullough
                      (March 6, 2017)

Request that the Superintendent consider the feasibility of establishing boys and girls soccer teams at Claremont Academy and University Park Campus School.

 
 

gb #7-84  -    Mr. Monfredo
                      (February 27, 2017)

To forward a letter to North High School’s basketball team to congratulate them on winning the T&G Home Team Tournament.

 
 

gb #7-85  -    Mr. O’Connell
                      (March 1, 2017)

To congratulate Worcester Technical High School on the success of its indoor track team at the 2017 Eastern States Indoor Track and Field Championships, in the New Balance Armory, New York City, including Adja Sackor, who placed 2nd in the Triple Jump and 4th in the Long Jump, and the Girls 4x200 Relay Team of Leilani Torres, Denise Hoxha, Bernice Mensah, and Adja Sackor, who finished 26th overall with their 2nd fastest time of the season, only 0.53 seconds off their school record time.

 
 

gb #7-86  -    Mr. O’Connell
                      (March 3, 2017)

To request a report on steps taken to address the presence of lead in the water of Worcester Technical High School, as detected through tests taken under the Massachusetts Assistance Program for Lead in School Drinking Water, conducted by the Department of Public Health and the Department of Environmental Protection.

 
 

gb #7-87  -    Mr. Monfredo
                      (March 6, 2017)

Request that the Administration encourage schools to celebrate the week of April 9th as “Library Week” in the community and engage in meaningful activities with the students.

 
   gb #7-88  -   Administration
                     (March 6, 2017)

To accept the STARS Residencies FY17 Elm Park Community School Grant in the amount of $4,400.00.

 Annex A (2 pages)

 

 

gb #7-89  -    Administration
                      (March 6, 2017)

To accept the MA Commendation Schools Grant in the amount of $37,292.00.

 Annex A (2 pages)

 

  gb #7-90  - Administration
                   (March 7, 2017)

To accept a donation in the amount of $20.00 from Jeffrey Metzger to Tatnuck Magnet School.

 
  gb #7-91  - Administration
                    (March 7, 2017)

To authorize the Administration to submit Statements of Interest to the Massachusetts School Building Authority for the following projects for major renovation or replacement for 2017: 

    • Burncoat High School (district priority project)
    • Worcester East Middle School

 Annex A (2 pages)

 

 

  gb #7-92  - Mr. Monfredo
                     (March 8, 2017)

Request that the Administration forward letters of congratulations to Burncoat High School Senior Rodney Agyare–May on becoming the New England 600 meter champion at the New England Indoor Track Championship this month and to Worcester Technical High School Senior Adja Sackor on repeating as New England Long Jump Champion.

 Annex A (1 page)

 

 

 

gb #7-93  -  Miss Biancheria
                    (March 8, 2017)

Request that the Administration provide the enrollment figures for all the Worcester Public Schools to include the alternative programs.

 
 

gb #7-94  - Miss Biancheria
                   (March 8, 2017)

Request that the Administration provide a progress report in June 2017 on the Career and Technical Education Partnership Implementation Grant which provides students opportunities to participate in manufacturing and other career pathways at Worcester Technical High School.

 
 

gb #7-95  - Miss Biancheria
                    (March 8, 2017)

Request that the Administration provide a report on the status of the 2017 Summer School Programs.

 
 

gb #7-96  - Administration
                    (March 8, 2017)

To consider approval of Superintendent Binienda’s Goals for 2016-17, based on the schedule of the new Superintendent’s Induction Program.

 Annex A (3 pages)

 

 

gb #7-97  - Administration
                    (March 8, 2017)

To consider approval of the amendments to the Agreement of the Central Massachusetts Special Education Collaborative to include a change in the title to the Central Massachusetts Collaborative, along with other amendments as noted in Annex A of the backup.

 Annex A (18 pages)

 

 

gb #7-98  -  Administration
                    (March 8, 2017)

To accept a donation in the amount of $2,940.23 from Lake View School’s parents, students, friends and relatives to support a Spell-A-Thon.

 
 

gb #7-99  - Administration
                   (March 8, 2017)

To consider the approval of the AP Capstone Program in the Worcester Public Schools.

 
  gb #7-100  -   Administration
                      (February 23, 2016)

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 discuss strategy with respect to collective bargaining for Custodians, 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."