Agenda #16 School Committee June 21, 2018

School Committee

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

AGENDA #16

The School Committee will hold a regular meeting:
on: Thursday, June 21, 2018
at:
4:00 p.m. - Budget
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 Roosevelt Hughes
                        John Street Baptist Church

 
  PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE/NATIONAL ANTHEM  
II. ROLL CALL  
III. APPROVAL OF RECORDS  
  aor #8-13 - Clerk
                 (June 11, 2018)
To consider approval of the Minutes of the School Committee Meeting of Thursday, June 7, 2018.
 Annex A (26 pages)
IV. MOTION FOR RECONSIDERATION -NONE  
V. IMMEDIATE ACTION  
  gb #8-123.2  - Administration/Administration
                      (June 12, 2018)

To consider the proposed FY19 Budget and the responses to the following motions:

Account 540103-92000 Student Transportation

Request that the Administration provide a report to include:

-      a cost analysis for the school department to own its busses versus leasing services and recent bids.  Miss Biancheria

 Account 500125-92000 Other Insurance Programs (Line C. Other Insurance Programs)

Request that the Administration provide a report to include an explanation for the increase in Student Accident Insurance for Worcester Technical High School as opposed to other schools.                                                            Mr. O’Connell

Account 500146-92000 Building Utilities (Line C. #2 Fuel Oil)

Request that the Administration provide a report on the City Council contracts for number two fuel to determine if it is a fixed rate.                                                                 Mr. O’Connell

500122-82000 Athletics Ordinary Maintenance

Request that the Administration consider providing free tickets for senior citizens to attend certain athletic events.    Mr. O’Connell

 

50013092000 Personal Services (Non Salary)
    50013096000 Personal Services (Non Salary)

Request that the Administration provide a list of schools that have their own security systems.              Miss Biancheria

Request that the Administration provide a report detailing the current deployment of security guards in the Worcester Public Schools.                                                            Mr. O’Connell

 Annex A (2 pages)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

gb #8-175.1  - Administration/Mr. Monfredo/Miss McCullough/Miss Biancheria/Mr. Foley/Mayor Petty
                       (June 11, 2018)

To recognize:

Donna Lombardi, Director of School Nutrition, and the following principals for having received the Healthy Start Award from the Eos Foundation:

- Dr. Susan Hodgkins -Belmont Street Community School

- Mary Sealey - Canterbury Street Magnet Computer-Based School

- Jessica Boss -Chandler Elementary Community School

- Fjodor Dukaj-  Clark Street Developmental Learning School

- Dr. Kerrie Allen -Goddard School of Science and Technology

- Shannon Conley - Lincoln Street School

- Paula Gibb-Severin - Francis J. McGrath Elementary School

- Susan Donahue - Rice Square School -

- Ishmael Tabales - Union Hill School -

- Joanna Loftus - Wawecus Road School
                                                                (Mr. Monfredo)

The Telegram & Gazette Student Achievers:

   - Anton Deti – University Park Campus School

   - Nancy Huynh – North High School

   - Diane Khong - Burncoat High School

   - Anh Nguyen - Claremont Academy

   - Henry Rich – South High Community School

   - Herlin Rijo – Worcester Technical High School
                                                            (Miss McCullough)

 
VI. REPORT OF THE SUPERINTENDENT  
 

ROS #8-9  - Administration
                  (June 11, 2018)

PRESENTATION OF THE PROPOSED STRATEGIC PLAN

 Annex A (42 pages)
VII. COMMUNICATION AND PETITION - NONE  
VIII. REPORT OF THE STANDING COMMITTEE - NONE  
IX. PERSONNEL - NONE  
X. GENERAL BUSINESS  
  gb #8-153.1  -  Administration/Mr. O’Connell/Miss Biancheria/
                      Mr. Comparetto/Mr. Foley/Miss McCullough/
                       Mr. Monfredo/Mayor Petty
                       (June 11, 2018)

To review the recommendations of the proposed Strategic Plan and assign them to appropriate Standing Committees of the School Committee, and/or to the Administration, for further analysis, consideration, discussion, and development.

 Annex A (1 page)
  gb #8-161.1  - Administration/Mr. O’Connell/Mr. Foley/Mayor Petty
                        (May 22, 2018)

Response of the Administration to the requests to:

  • provide a proposed Budget recommendation prior to the Budget deliberation for middle school sports for FY20 and for summer school sport opportunities for 2018.
  • provide the estimated cost for a tiered summer school sports program and seek Community Partners to sponsor such a program.
 Annex A (1 page)
 

 gb #8-172  -   Administration
                      (May 14, 2018)

To approve a prior fiscal year payment in the amount of $3,750.10 made payable to the Milford Maine School District.

 
 

gb #8-194  -    Administration
                      (June 4, 2018)

To approve a prior fiscal year payment in the amount of $16,808.00 to James F. Farr Academy, Inc. for services rendered during a prior fiscal year.

 
 

gb #8-195  -  Administration
                     (June 7, 2018)

To approve a prior fiscal year payment in the amount of $70.00 to JN Philips Auto Glass for repairs to a school bus.

 Backup
 

gb #8-196  -  Administration
                     (June 7, 2018)


To approve a prior fiscal year payment in the amount of $3,090.00 to Van Pool Transportation for McKinney-Vento Transportation in June 2017.

 Backup
 

gb #8-197  -  Administration
                    (June 7, 2018)


To approve a prior fiscal year payment in the amount of $153, 022.52 to Direct Energy for natural gas payments as explained in the backup to the item.

 Backup
 

gb #8-198  -  Administration
                    (June 11, 2018)


To set a date to consider the Mid-Cycle Evaluation of Superintendent Binienda.

 
 

gb #8-199  -  Administration 
                    (June 11, 2018)

To consider all items filed by the School Committee that have budgetary implications in light of the FY19 Budget.

 Annex A (1 page)
 

gb #8-200  -  Mr. O’Connell/Miss Biancheria/Mr. Comparetto/
                      Mr. Foley/Miss McCullough/Mr. Monfredo/
                      Mayor Petty
                      (June 11, 2018)

To review the new Science Curriculum.

 
 

gb #8-201  -  Administration 
                    (June 11, 2018)

To consider approval of the following courses: 

- Business Technology Seminar

- Database Administration

- Spreadsheet Development

- Technical Theater and Design

- Introduction to Life Sciences 

Annex A (1 page)
Annx B (1 page)
Annex C (1 page)
Annex D (2 pages)
Annex E (1 page)
 

gb #8-202  - Miss McCullough/Mr. Monfredo/Mr. O’Connell/
                   Miss Biancheria/Mr. Comparetto/Mr. Foley/Mayor Petty
                   (June 11, 2018)

To forward letters of congratulations to:

 

- the Worcester Regional Middle School Science Fair winners:

Grand Prize Award

Nexus Attigbe - How Does Salinity Affect the Dissolved Oxygen Content of Water?

First Place

Keira Gentilucci - What Melts Faster?

Second Place

Tiffany Rawlston - Flying High

Miles Appleton and Bryce Maloney - Shakes and Ladders

Third Place

Luca Frost and Avery Strogoff - Ice Melt Mania

Lauren Popinchalk and Sophia Guerra - Fluorescent Yeast

Honorable Mention

Diego Suchenski-Loustaunau - C the Benefits!

Natalia Cosgrove Atienza - Explosive Science

Emma Robeau - How Does Sweetener Type Affect Yeast Metabolism?

Abigail Padilla and Kelly Grace - Paper Rockets                   (Miss McCullough)

 

- Keira Gentilucci for placing 3rd in the Statewide Science Fair.      (Miss McCullough)

 

- the students following who were selected to represent their school at the Massachusetts Youth Leadership (MYL) Foundation Annual MassSTAR Citizenship Conference:

 Sherlin Santillan - Claremont Academy

Jacklyn Adu- -Doherty Memorial High School

Yeimi Ayala- -University Park Campus School

Mackenzie McNeil- -Worcester Technical High School              (Mr. Monfredo)

- Timmary Leary, Visual Arts Liaison and the following students whose art work was selected as the finest at the 14th Annual Exhibit sponsored by UMass Memorial Obstetrics and Gynecology Department, the Worcester Public Schools and the Gaston Art and Frame:

Alexis Abdulmassih - Roosevelt School

Benjamin Black - Doherty Memorial High School

Lydia Cahill - Doherty Memorial High School

Samaira Chheda - Lake View School

Rose Early - Doherty Memorial High School

Yavieiralis Molina - Grafton Street School

Hector Ramirez - Roosevelt School

Kayani Sheehan Castro - Chandler Magnet School

Ibrahim Yusuf - Burncoat Middle School

Tia Tomco - South High Community School                 (Mr. Monfredo)

 

- the members of the Worcester Unified Track & Field Team (comprised of athletes from Worcester Technical High School and Burncoat High School) on their success in their first MIAA Unified All State Track & Field Championship, in which the following athletes achieved the following superlative achievements:

 Jose Zabala (Burncoat High School) - 1st Place State Champion - 100 Meter Dash Tier 2

 Marquise Little (Worcester Technical High School) - 2nd Place - Javelin Throw Tier 5

 Rachel Burwick (Worcester Technical High School) - 3rd Place - 100 Meter Dash Tier 5 

 Marcus Walley-McKay (Burncoat High School) - 3rd Place - Javelin Throw Tier 9

 Justice Batista, Ryan Stokalis, Jamarcus Taylor, Henry Thanh-Nguyen (Worcester Technical High School) - 3rd Place - 4x400 Meter Relay Tier 1

 Samantha Carey (Worcester Technical High School) - 4th Place - Javelin Throw Tier 1

 Jose Zabala (Burncoat High School) – 5th Place - Long Jump Tier 2 

 Marcus Walley-McKay (Burncoat High School) - 5th Place - 100 Meter Dash Tier 8 

 Ryan Stokalis (Worcester Technical High School) - 5th Place - 100 Meter Dash Tier 9

 Jamarcus Taylor (Worcester Technical High School) - 7th Place - Long Jump Tier 6 

 Kaitlyn Lauzaire (Worcester Technical High School), Ashley Echeveria (Burncoat High School), Henry Thanh-Nguyen (Worcester Technical High School), Rachel Burwick (Worcester Technical High School) -
13th Place - 4x100 Meter Relay Tier 1                                   (Mr. O’Connell)

 
  gb #8-203  -  Mr. Monfredo/Miss Biancheria/Mr. Comparetto/
                      Mr. Foley/Miss McCullough/Mr. O’Connell
                      (June 12, 2018)

Request that the Administration forward a letter to the City Council requesting that it review the proposed zoning regulations for cannabis facilities and reconsider the proposed boundary by making it further than 500 feet away from any school building.

 
 

gb #8-204  - Mr. Comparetto/Miss McCullough/Mr. Monfredo
                      (June 13, 2018)

Request that the Administration consider creating a Development Specialist position to help raise much needed funding for the Worcester Public Schools.

 
 

gb #8-205  -  Administration
                     (June 13, 2018)

To accept the following donations:

- $125.00 from George’s Coney Island to Woodland Academy

- $250.00 from Amica Mutual Insurance Company to Woodland Academy

- $250.00 from WEDF to Nelson Place School

- $4,455.50 from Unifirst Corporation to Tatnuck Magnet School

- $250.00 from WEDF to Belmont Street Community School

 
 

gb #8-206  - Mr. O’Connell/Mr. Comparetto/Miss McCullough/Mr. Monfredo
                      (June 13, 2018)

Request that the Administration develop a process, procedure and timetable to invite the Worcester community to participate in formulation of the design of the replacement Doherty Memorial High School, including its configuration, features, contents (e.g., swimming pool), footprint, grounds and technology.

 

 
  gb #8-207  - Mr. O’Connell/Miss Biancheria/Mr. Comparetto/Mr. Monfredo
                    (June 13, 2018)

Request that the Administration develop a process, procedure and timetable to invite the Worcester community to participate in formulation of the design of the replacement Burncoat High School, including its configuration, features, contents (e.g., multi-media performing arts center), footprint, grounds and technology.

 
 

gb #8-208  -  Mr. O’Connell/Miss Biancheria/Mr. Comparetto/
                      Miss McCullough/Mr. Monfredo
                      (June 13, 2018)

To ask the JROTC units of the Worcester Public Schools to coordinate their activities for community Memorial Day and Veterans’ Day exercises – with the support and assistance of the Worcester Director of Veterans’ Services – to assure that all units are able to participate in exercises on those days, and to assure that all appropriate exercises include the participation of Worcester JROTC cadets.

 
 

gb #8-209 - Executive Session (Administration)
                   (June 13, 2018)

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 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 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.

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