Agenda #3 Finance and Operations (Budget Hearing)

School Committee

  Committee Members

John L. Foley, Chairman                                                           
Molly O. McCullough, Vice-Chairman
Dante Comparetto

  Administrative Representative
Brian Allen

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

 

AGENDA #3 Finance and Operations (Budget Hearing)

 

The Standing Committee on Finance and Operations (Budget Hearing) will hold a meeting:
on: Monday, May 21, 2018
at: 7:00 p.m.
in: Room 410, Durkin Administration Building

 

ORDER OF BUSINESS ANNEX
I. CALL TO ORDER – REGULAR MEETING  
II. ROLL CALL  
III. GENERAL BUSINESS  
  gb #8-73  - Administration   (February 14, 2018)

To set a date for the public hearing on the FY19 Budget.

 
  (Motion)  Mr. Foley (May 3, 2018)

To provide a more detailed report regarding the legal services of $100,000.00 which was held from the following transfer:

Amount

From Account

Account Title

To Account

Account Title

$300,000

500123-96000

Health Insurance

500130-92000

Personal   Services

 
     
     
  OTHER ITEMS ON THE AGENDA  
  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 #6-411  -  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 #7-136  - 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.

 
 

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.

 
 

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.

 
     

IV.

ADJOURNMENT

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