Agenda #12 April 26

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, April 26, 2018
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 Kris Casey
                       Adams Street Baptist Church
 
  PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE/NATIONAL ANTHEM - Union Hill School's Chorus  
II. ROLL CALL  
III.

APPROVAL OF RECORDS

 aor #8-9 - Clerk
                 (April 13, 2018)
To consider approval of the Minutes of the School Committee Meeting of Thursday, April 5, 2018.

 

Annex A (12 pages) 
IV. MOTION FOR RECONSIDERATION  
V.

IMMEDIATE ACTION

gb #8-96.1  -  Administration/Miss McCullough/Mr. Monfredo/Mr. O’Connell/Mayor Petty/
                      Miss Biancheria/Mr. Comparetto
                     (March 16, 2018)
To recognize the following:

The All-State Concert Band
Oved Rico, French Horn, South High Community School

The Central Massachusetts Music Educators Association Senior Music Festival
Oved Rico, French Horn, South High Community School
Zachary Roy, Bass- Voice, South High Community School
Aaron Balboa, Cello, Burncoat High SchoolJoshua Landry, Percussion, Burncoat High School

The Central Massachusetts Music Educators Association Junior Music Festival
Sienna Leone, Violin, Sullivan Middle School
David Cardoso, Violin, Burncoat Middle School
Trevor Jones, Trombone, Burncoat Middle School
Thais Sobrinho, Alto Voice, Burncoat Middle School
Julia Leitko Soprano, Voice, Burncoat Middle School  (Administration)

Karen Doyle and Ann Reitzell, Advanced Placement teachers at Burncoat High School, as two of the twenty-nine Mass Insight Education & Research Institute 2018 Partners in Excellence Award. (Miss McCullough) 

 
  gb #8-122  -  Administration
                    (March 16, 2018)
To consider input from the School Committee’s student representatives.
 
VI.

REPORT OF THE SUPERINTENDENT

ROS #6-10.2 - Administration/Ms. Colorio/Mayor Petty
                      (April 17, 2018)
Response of the Administration to the request to provide a report on the English and Math Standards and changes that DESE has adopted and indicate the next steps for the implementation of these changes. 

 

Annex A (1 page) 

 

 ROS #8-6  -  Administration
                    (March 13, 2018)
AN UPDATE ON THE FY19 BUDGET

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

GENERAL BUSINESS

gb #7-355.1  -   Administration/Mr. O’Connell
                        (April 3, 2018)
Response of the Administration to a request to seek grant opportunities for free driver’s education courses, in conjunction with input from the petitioner Lorenzo Hernandez. 

Backup
  gb #7-394.1  - Administration/Mr. Monfredo/Mr. O’Connell/Miss Biancheria/Ms. Colorio
                       (April 13, 2018)
Response of the Administration to the request to provide a report relative to the feasibility of expanding the 365Z Kindness Club in the secondary schools, grades 7-12 and at any interested elementary school.

 

Backup

   gb #8-123  -  Administration
                     (April 10, 2018)
To set the dates for the FY19 Budget Hearings.
 
   gb #8-124  -  Administration
                     (April 4, 2018)
To consider approval of the following donations:
- $34.50 to Tatnuck Magnet School from Yankee Candle
- $4,312.20 to Canterbury Street Magnet Computer-Based School from the meat raffle
- $2,000.00 from the Pappas Scholarship Fund to Worcester Technical High School to be awarded to a worthy football student.
 
   gb #8-125  -  Administration
                     (April 4, 2018)
To accept the Massachusetts Skills Capital Grant in the amount of $464,616.

 

 Annex A (2 pages)

 

gb #8-126  -  Mr. Monfredo/Mr. O’Connell/Miss Biancheria/Mr. Comparetto/
                     Miss McCullough/Mayor Petty
                    (April 8, 2018)
To set a date to recognize:
- The Worcester Railers Ice Hockey Team for the “Skate to Success” program that impacted more than 2,000 fourth grade students.         
(Mr. Monfredo)  
- Burncoat High School’s Quadrivium and David Twiss Director, for placing first in the a cappella competition, sponsored by the Worcester Educational Collaborative, at its third annual event.      (Mr. Monfredo)
-  the volunteers of Working for Worcester Program, sponsored by the College of the Holy Cross, for their tremendous work on various projects that benefit the children of the Worcester Public Schools.    (Mr. O’Connell)
-  the four recipients of Dell Scholarships of $20,000.00 each in addition to mentors during their college years.       (Mr. O’Connell)

 
 

gb #8-127  -  Mr. Monfredo/Miss Biancheria/Mr. Comparetto/Miss McCullough/Mr. O’Connell
                    (April 8, 2018)
Request that the Administration inform all elementary schools regarding the Reading Incentive Program, sponsored by the Worcester Bravehearts and the Worcester Railers, for students in grades K-6 which grants free admission to a game for those who read ten books during the month.

 
 

gb #8-128  - Mayor Petty/Miss Biancheria/Mr. Comparetto/Mr. Foley/Miss McCullough/
                   Mr. Monfredo/Mr. O’Connell
                   (April 12, 2018)
Request the Superintendent’s office work with the City Manager’s office to develop an organizational chart and communication procedures for any public safety events in the Worcester Public Schools.

 
 

gb #8-129  - Administration
                   (April 12, 2018)
To accept the Pre-School Partnership Initiative Grant in the amount of $20,000.

 

 Annex A (2 pages)

 

gb #8-130  - Miss Biancheria/Miss McCullough/Mr. Monfredo/Mr. O’Connell
                   (April 13, 2018)
Request that the Administration provide a report which includes the number of day-by-day substitute teachers and long-term substitute teachers hired from 2015 to the present.

 
 

gb #8-131  - Miss Biancheria/Miss McCullough/Mr. Monfredo/Mr. O’Connell
                   (April 13, 2018)
Request that the Administration provide a report regarding the process for hiring of long term substitute teachers and indicate whether there is on-going training for them and whether or not attendance is required at all meetings at their respective school sites.

 
 

gb #8-132  - Miss Biancheria/Miss McCullough/Mr. Monfredo/Mr. O’Connell
                   (April 13, 2018)
Request that the Administration provide a report regarding the timeline for completion of summer improvement projects at various school sites.

 
 

gb #8-133  - Miss Biancheria/Miss McCullough/Mr. Monfredo/Mr. O’Connell
                   (April 13, 2018)
Request that the Administration review the section in the Budget regarding Worcester Public Schools’ vehicles and indicate the way in which they are identified as such.

 
 

gb #8-134  - Mr. Monfredo/Miss Biancheria/Mr. Comparetto/Miss McCullough/Mr. O’Connell/
                    Mayor Petty
                   (April 16, 2018)
Request that the Administration forward letters of congratulations to students and staff members Judith Millott, Jeffrey Lane, and Krystal O’Leary from Worcester Technical High School who participated in the High School CPR Challenge, sponsored by the American Heart Association and were selected as the over-all high school winners.

 
 

gb #8-135  - Administration
                    (April 16, 2018)
To consider a prior fiscal year payment in the amount of $10,848.00 from Additions Network.

 
 

gb #8-136  - Administration
                   (April 16, 2018)
To consider a prior fiscal year payment in the amount of $65.00 from Miniwarehousing for the rental of a unit at Burncoat High School.

 
 

gb #8-137  - Administration
                   (April 16, 2018)
To consider a prior fiscal year payment in the amount of $250.00 to Ximena Sanchez-Samper who was a presenter at a Youth and Drugs Conference.

 
 

gb #8-138  - Mr. Comparetto/Mr. Foley/Miss McCullough/Mr. Monfredo/Mr. O’Connell
                   (April 18, 2018)
Request that the School Committee forward letters to the State Delegation in support of Amendment 246, an Act Modernizing the Foundation Budget.

 

Annex A (4 pages)

 

gb #8-139  - Mr. Comparetto/Mr. Foley/Miss McCullough/Mr. Monfredo/Mr. O’Connell
                   (April 18, 2018)
Request that the Administration provide a report regarding all Early Childhood Programs in the Worcester Public Schools.

 
 

gb #8-140  -  Administration
                    (April 18, 2018)
To discuss strategy with respect to collective bargaining for EAW-Units 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 Tradesmen - IUPE, 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 Plumbers and Steamfitters - IUPE, 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 EAW-Tutors, 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 EAW-Parent Liaisons, 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 and to conduct collective bargaining regarding Grievance #17/18-08.

To discuss strategy with respect to collective bargaining and to conduct collective bargaining regarding Grievance #17/18-09.

To discuss strategy with respect to collective bargaining and to conduct collective bargaining regarding Grievance #17/18-11.

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