Agenda # 13 May 3, 2018

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 3, 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 Steven Barrett
                       Christ the Rock Fellowship
 
  PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE/NATIONAL ANTHEM  
II. ROLL CALL  
III. APPROVAL OF RECORDS - NONE  
IV. MOTION FOR RECONSIDERATION - NONE  
V. IMMEDIATE ACTION  
  gb #8-141  -  Administration
                    (April 25, 2018)

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

 
VI. REPORT OF THE SUPERINTENDENT  
  ROS #8-6  -  Administration
                   (April 18, 2018)
AN UPDATE ON THE FY19 BUDGET
 Annex A (22 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, April 30, 2018 at the Durkin Administration Building in Room 410.  
 

The Standing Committee on Teaching, Learning and Student Supports met at 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 1, at the Durkin Administration Building in Room 410.

 
IX. PERSONNEL  
  8-23 The Superintendent has APPROVED the APPOINTMENT of the persons named below:

Almstrom, Kendra, Psychologist, Systemwide, CAGS, Step 3, $63,987* effective April 23, 2018. Licensed: School Psychologist – All Levels.

Lord, Andrew, Teacher, English as a Second Language, Woodland Academy, MA, Step 7, $68,859*, effective April 23, 2018. Licensed: English as a Second Language PreK-6.

8-24 The Superintendent has ACCEPTED the RESIGNATION of the person named below:

Hummel, Kati-Jane, Teacher, Music, Tatnuck Magnet, effective April 13, 2018

 8-25 The Superintendent has APPROVED the RETIREMENT of the following persons named below:

 Achilles, Gayle, Teacher, Special Education, Goddard, effective March 31, 2018

 Angers, Guy, Teacher, Special Education, St. Casmir, effective April 21, 2018

 Petty, Mary Karen, Teacher, Elementary, effective April 19, 2018.

8-26 The Superintendent has APPOINTED the person named below to the position of School Bus Attendant, permanent at a salary of $15.60 minimum per hour to $17.38 maximum per hour, from Civil Service List #318-006, effective as follows:

 Correa, Ricardo                         03/26/18

8-27 The Superintendent has APPOINTED the person named below to the position of Cafeteria Substitute Helper, permanent/intermittent at a salary of $13.46 per hour, from Civil Service List #318-002, effective as shown:

 Goodwin, Brooke                      04/09/18

 
X. GENERAL BUSINESS  
 

gb #7-62.2  -     Administration/Mr. O’Connell
                         (April 6, 2018)

Response of the Administration to the motion to consider providing language in the School Choice Policy that would address
the special preference for inter-district students who are siblings of School Choice students in a particular school.

 

Backup

  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.

 
  gb #8-142  -  Miss McCullough/Miss Biancheria/Mr. Comparetto/Mr. Foley/Mr. Monfredo/Mr. O’Connell
                    (April 19, 2018)

To explore the feasibility of reinstituting parent liaisons in each of the schools.

 
 

gb #8-143  -  Administration/Mr. Monfredo/Mr. O’Connell/Miss Biancheria/Mr. Comparetto/
                     Mr. Foley/Miss McCullough/Mayor Petty
                    (April 20, 2018)

To forward letters of recognition to:

−     Tatnuck Magnet School robotics team for qualifying for the VEX IQ World Championship which will take place in Lousiville, Ky from April 29   to May 1, 2018.           (Mr. Monfredo)

−     Joseph Cunha, a teacher at Flagg Street School and host of Hoops for Hurricanes, on his selection as a "Hurricane Hero"by the Red Cross of Central Massachusetts.          (Mr. O’Connell)

−     Assumption College for inviting young students to the celebration of Duck Day 2018.        (Miss Biancheria)

-      the following students whose dance team In Da Zone will be performing at the Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s National Convention in San Diego, California on May 1and May 3,2018.

                               Anaji Gonzalez, North High School
                               Jesian Guzman, Worcester Technical High School
                               Tiara Williams-Price, Worcester Technical High School
                               Rachel Ansah, South High Community School
                               Linda Oppong, Doherty Memorial High School            (Administration)

 

 
 

gb #8-144  -  Miss Biancheria/Mr. Foley/Miss McCullough/Mr. Monfredo/Mr. O’Connell
                    (April 23, 2018)
Request that the Administration provide the Memorial Day schedule of events by school. 

 
  gb #8-145  -  Administration
                    (April 23, 2018)
To accept the Increased Quality Summer Learning and Transition Program Grant in the amount of $45,000.00.

 

Annex A (2 pages)

  gb #8-146  -  Administration
                    (April 23, 2018)
To accept the 21st Century Learning Centers Summer Enhancement Grant in the amount of $20,000.00.

 

Annex A ( 2 pages)

 

gb #8-147   - Mr. O’Connell/Miss Biancheria/Mr. Comparetto/Mr. Foley/Miss McCullough/Mr. Monfredo
                    (April 23, 2018)
To consider participating in the Massachusetts Assistance Program for Lead in School Drinking Water, sponsored by the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection, in partnership with the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

 
 

gb #8-148  -   Mr. Comparetto
                     (April 26, 2018)
Request that the School Committee forward letters to the State Delegation in support of Senate Bill #2325, An Act Modernizing the Foundation Budget for the 21st Century.

 

Annex A (8 pages)

 

gb #8-149  -  Administration
                    (April 23, 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 #17/18-04.

To discuss strategy with respect to collective bargaining and to conduct collective bargaining regarding Grievance #17/18-08.

 

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