AGENDA #4 November 13, 2107

School Committee

  Committee Members
John Foley, Chairman
Molly McCullough, Vice-Chairman
Donna Colorio
  Administrative Representative
Brian Allen

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

AGENDA #4 

The Standing Committee on Finance and Operations will hold a meeting:
on: Monday, November 13, 2107 
at: 5:00 p.m.
in: Room 410, Durkin Administration Building

 

The following items will be discussed at the meeting of the Standing Committee on Finance and Operations to be held on Monday, November 13, 2017 5:00 p.m. in Room 410 at the Durkin Administration Building:

gb #6-146  -  Mr. O’Connell/Mr. Monfredo/Miss McCullough   (April 4, 2016)

 To consider adoption of Policy JJF of the Massachusetts Association of School Committees, regarding student activity accounts, to reflect the audit guidelines recently updated by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.

gb #6-294  -  Administration   (August 22, 2016) 

To review the status of the FY17 Budget and make appropriate transfers as required. 

gb #7-342  -  Administration  (September 29, 2017) 

To review the status of the FY18 Budget and make appropriate transfers as required.

ORDER OF BUSINESS ANNEX
I. CALL TO ORDER – REGULAR MEETING  
II. ROLL CALL  
III. GENERAL BUSINESS  
 

 ros #5-14  -  Administration  (December 9, 2015)

SCHOOL SAFETY AND SECURITY ASSESSMENT REPORT

 
 

 gb #6-19  -  Mr. O’Connell/Mr. Monfredo/Miss Biancheria   (January 6, 2016)
To determine whether the Worcester Public Schools should nominate any additional buildings or sites for inclusion on the National Register of Historic Places.

 
 

gb #6-146  -  Mr. O’Connell/Mr. Monfredo/Miss McCullough   (April 4, 2016)
To consider adoption of Policy JJF of the Massachusetts Association of School Committees, regarding student activity accounts, to reflect the audit guidelines recently updated by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.

 Backup (1 page)
 

 gb #6-203  -  Mr. O’Connell/Ms. Colorio/Mr. Monfredo/Miss Biancheria  (May 23, 2016)
To install welcoming messages at the main entrances of each of the Worcester Public Schools.

 
 

 gb #6-281  -  Mr. O’Connell/Mr. Monfredo/Miss McCullough/Miss Biancheria  (August 10, 2016)
To implement the provisions of the November 1995 letter of the Commissioner of Education, and the Advisory on School Governance which accompanied it, that "the school committee remains the body responsible for approving and transmitting school department expenditures to the municipal accountant for the drawing of warrants. The Department of Revenue's Division of Local Services has advised that all school department bills must be approved by the school committee. When the superintendent, or principal and superintendent, have statutory authority to incur expense, the Department of Revenue advises that the bills must be approved by them as well as by the committee."

 
 

 gb #6-294  -  Administration   (August 22, 2016)
To review the status of the FY17 Budget and make appropriate transfers as required.

 Annex A (1 page)
 

 gb #6-349  -  Mr. O’Connell/ Mr. Foley/Mr. Monfredo   (October 3, 2016 )
To consider designing the next replacement schools to be built in Worcester so that their libraries can be utilized by the community as "satellite libraries" during non-school hours, wherever and whenever appropriate, in cooperation with the Worcester Public Library.

 
   gb #6-411  -  Miss Biancheria/Mr. O’Connell/Mr. Monfredo/Ms. Colorio (December 1, 2016)
Request that the Administration develop a process to address the issues of older school buildings to include examinations of: 

-  water systems
-  foundations
-  leaking roofs
-  heating systems and
-  wrapped pipes

 
   gb #7-3  -  Mr. O’Connell/Mr. Foley/Mr. Monfredo/Miss McCullough  (December 16, 2016)
To review the 2016 Successor Settlement Agreement between the United States of America and the Worcester Public Schools, and to determine the programmatic requirements of implementing it in full.
 
   ros #7-3  -  Administration  (January 25, 2017)
FY18 PRELIMINARY BUDGET ESTIMATE
 
   gb #7-104  -  Mr. O’Connell/Mr. Foley/Ms. Colorio/Mr. Monfredo/Miss Biancheria (March 10, 2017)
To consider recommending that the City Manager and City Council initiate a bond issue to permit completion of facilities work on school buildings which does not qualify for Massachusetts School Building Authority funding, or which would be completed much more rapidly through bond proceeds, prioritizing work which is particularly beneficial to the health, welfare and well-being of staff and students.
 
 

gb #7-136  - Ms. Colorio/Mr. O’Connell/Mr. Monfredo/Miss Biancheria  (March 23, 2017)
Request that the Administration study the feasibility of establishing a Hotel and Restaurant within a vacant Worcester public school and authorize the electrical, plumbing and other appropriate divisions of Worcester Technical High School to rehabilitate the property and then realize the profit from this enterprise.

 
 

gb #7-280  -  Mr. O’Connell/Mr. Monfredo/Miss Biancheria/Ms. Colorio  (August 1, 2017)
To request energy audits of the facilities which are used but not owned by the Worcester Public Schools.

 
 

gb #7-342  -      Administration  (September 29, 2017)
To review the status of the FY18 Budget and make appropriate transfers as required.

 Annex A (4 pages)

 Annex B (1 page)

 

gb #7-343  -    Administration   (October 2, 2017)
To consider an update to the Building Use Fee Schedule for the rental of space within the Worcester Public Schools. 

 
 

gb #7-364  -    Mr. Monfredo  (October 20, 2017)
Request that the Administration consider changing the pay scale for day-by-day substitutes in the Worcester Public Schools.

 
  motion  -  (gb #4-198)  -  Mr. Foley (November 19, 2015)
Request that the Administration consider working with the WEDF on a pilot program for placing potential black and white ads on some of the school buses as a way of increasing revenue for our student programs and for teacher initiated programs.
 
 

motion  -  (gb #7-148.2)  -  Mr. Monfredo/Mr. Foley (June 15, 2017)
Request that the Administration provide a report on the individuals that are provided with cell phones.

 

IV.

ADJOURNMENT

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

 

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