Agenda #19 School Committee

School Committee

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

AGENDA #19

The School Committee will hold a regular meeting:
on: Thursday, September 6, 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  - Reverend Dr. Kevin Downer
                       First Congregational Church

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

aor #8-16     Clerk
                   (August 27, 2018)
To consider approval of the Minutes of the School Committee Meeting of Thursday, August 23, 2018.

 

Annex A (22 pages)

IV. MOTION FOR RECONSIDERATION - NONE  
V. IMMEDIATE ACTION

gb #8-239.1  Administration/Mr. Monfredo/Miss Biancheria/Mr. O’Connell/Mayor Petty
                    (August 24, 2018)

To recognize the Jesse Burkett Senior League All-Star Team for placing 4th at the Little League World Series in Delaware and for winning a sportsmanship award.

 Manager:  Daniel Coffey

Coaches:   Anthony Gigliotti and Sean Murray

Players:

Natalie Barrera                Nicole Canizares

Kayleigh Coffey               Alexa Diaz

Emily Gahagan               Grace Gigliotti

Paige Hubacz                  Molly Lynch

Emily Mahan                   Bridget Murray

Amelia Soltys                  Ainsley White

 
   gb #8-254  -  Administration
                     (August 27, 2018)

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

 
VI. REPORT OF THE SUPERINTENDENT - NONE  
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 Wednesday, September
5, 2018 in Room 410 in the Durkin Administration Building.

 
IX. PERSONNEL - NONE  
X.

GENERAL BUSINESS

gb #7-148.6  - Administration/Ms. Colorio/Mr. O’Connell
                      (August 28, 2018)
Responses of the Administration to the following motions:

-      to provide a report in February 2018 regarding the results of the reduction of third party vendors. - 500-91123 - Non-Instructional Support Salaries.

-      to provide an update on the FY18 Capital Improvement Plan in December on what has occurred with the plan from September – December especially the safety issues at the Harlow Street site.

Annex A (1 page)
Annex B (1 page) 
  gb #8-123.4  - Administration/Miss Biancheria/Mr. O’Connell
                      (August 28, 2018)
Responses of the Administration to the motions to:

-      study the feasibility of combining all monies for snow removal into one account -500-97201 Maintenance Salaries Overtime

-      make as a priority the restoration of the tutors, if funds are received from the state – 500-91134 Educational Support Services

-      provide a report on the grant funded positions and the State funded positions in line B.  Teaching and Learning Division on page 164 of the Budget Book

-500-91110 Administration Salaries

-      provide a report on the number of Maintenance Service positions for the last 3 years and compare them with those in FY19 -500-91120 Maintenance Service  Salaries

-      provide a report regarding the current deployment of security guards in the Worcester Public Schools - 500130‐96000 Personal Services (Non Salary)

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

gb #8-206.1  - Administration/ Mr. O’Connell/Mr. Comparetto/Miss McCullough/Mr. Monfredo
                      (August 28, 2018)
Response of the Administration to the request to 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. 

 Annex A (1 page)
   gb #8-207.1  - Administration/ Mr. O’Connell/Miss Biancheria/Mr. Comparetto/Mr. Monfredo
                       (August 28, 2018)
Response of the Administration to the request to 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.
Annex A ( 1 page) 
  gb #8-153.4  - Administration/Administration
                      (June 11, 2018)
To discuss the proposed Strategic Plan.
Annex A ( 3 pages)
 

gb #8-249  -    Administration
                      (August 15, 2018)
To consider approval of the proposed Student Absence Policy to be inserted in both the Policy Manual and the Student Handbook.

Annex A ( 2 pages) 
 

gb #8-255  - Mr. O’Connell/Miss Biancheria/Mr. Comparetto/Mr. Foley/Miss McCullough/Mr. Monfredo/Mayor Petty
                   (August 17, 2018)
To set a date to recognize, with gratitude and appreciation, the work of the Worcester Railers in refurbishing and repainting the Lakeview School library.

 
 

gb #8-256  - Administration
                   (August 27, 2018)
To set a date to recognize John McGovern, Director of Adult Education, for his 34 years of dedicated service to the Worcester Public Schools.

 
 

gb #8-257  - Mr. Monfredo/Miss Biancheria/Mr. Comparetto/Miss McCullough/Mr. O’Connell
                   (August 28, 2018)
Request that the Administration consider scheduling a “Municipal Governance Day” in the Spring and have students assume the roles of School Committee and City Council members.

 
  gb #8-258  - Mr. Monfredo/Miss Biancheria/Mr. Comparetto/Miss McCullough/Mr. O’Connell
                   (August 28, 2018)
Request that the Administration provide an update on the “Hands on CPR” program in the secondary schools and consider incorporating this program into a community service project that will highlight Worcester as a “Heart Safe City.”
 
  gb #8-259  - Administration
                   (August 28, 2018)
To authorize the Administration to enter into contracts for the lease of property for a term of up to twenty years for the operation of student transportation for a contract term to begin in June 2020.
 
 

gb #8-260  - Administration
                   (August 28, 2018)
To authorize the Administration to enter into contracts for the lease of school buses, special education school buses, and wheelchair buses for a term of up to five years for the operation of student transportation for a contract term to begin in June 2020.

 
 

gb #8-261  - Miss Biancheria/Mr. Monfredo/Mr. O'Connell
                   (August 28, 2018)
Request that the Administration provide a report on the timeframe and plans of the building of the new South High Community School to include the programming.

 
  gb #8-262  -  Executive Session (Administration)
                    (August 15, 2018)
To discuss strategy with respect to collective bargaining or litigation if an open meeting may have a detrimental effect on the bargaining or litigating position of the governmental body, to conduct strategy sessions in preparation for negotiations with nonunion personnel, to conduct collective bargaining sessions or contract negotiations with nonunion personnel.
 
XI. ADJOURNMENT  
  Helen A. Friel, Ed.D.
Clerk of the School Committee