Agenda #2 March 18, 2013

School Committee
Committee Members
John L. Foley - Chairman
Donna M. Colorio - Vice-chairman
Tracy O'Connell Novick
Administrative Representative
Brian Allen

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


AGENDA #2


The Standing Committee on FINANCE AND OPERATIONS will hold a meeting:
on:  Monday, March 18, 2013
at:   7:00 p.m.
in:    All-Purpose Room at Nelson Place School
ORDER OF BUSINESS
ANNEX

I.      CALL TO ORDER – REGULAR MEETING

II.     ROLL CALL

III.    GENERAL BUSINESS

gb #1-314 - Mr. O'Connell (November 22, 2011)
 
To establish a competitive bid or RFP process for any siting of clothing drop off recycle containers by private entities on property of the Worcester Public Schools.
c&p #2-2 - Clerk (February 16, 2012)
 
To consider a communication from the City Clerk:
That the Worcester School Committee be and is hereby requested to review the parking situation at the Gates Lane School on Main Street and pursue options including negotiating with the owner of the Webster Square Plaza to allow staff to park at the plaza in order to alleviate the current congestion in and around Holland Road, Catalpa Street and Wentworth Street that creates an unsafe pedestrian situation. Further, request City Manager and the Superintendent of Schools report back to City Council plans to alleviate the parking situation. Further, request City Manager and Superintendent of Schools consider revisiting the plan to expand the circular driveway at Gates Lane School which would add parking and allow buses to maneuver in and out of the school and further, provide City Council with costs to implement this plan. Further, request City Manager provide the School Committee with the Bennett Field plan.
gb #2-25 - Ms. Colorio (January 18, 2012)
 
Request that the Administration provide a list, by school, of any classroom and/or office windows that do not open appropriately and provide a budgetary figure to repair them.
gb #2-104 - Mr. O’Connell/Mr. Monfredo/Miss Biancheria (March 28, 2012)
 
To review the practices and procedures of the Worcester Public Schools regarding unemployment compensation, which will include a discussion of the topics set forth in the February 27, 2012 letter of city and town finance officials (including the Director of Finance of the City of Worcester) to Governor Patrick.
gb #2-223 - Mr. Foley/Ms. Colorio/Ms. Novick (July 16, 2012)
 
To review the status of the FY13 Budget and recommend appropriate account transfers as required.
gb #2-289 - Mr. O'Connell/Miss Biancheria (October 15, 2012)
 
To consider offering an "early retirement" incentive plan for interested staff members, for FY13 and for FY14, and to review the financial feasibility of doing so.
Annex A (1 page)



gb #2-293 - Administration (October 18, 2012)
 
To authorize the Administration to file Statements of Interest to the Massachusetts School Building Authority for major renovation/replacement and/or Accelerated Repair projects.
Annex A (38 pages)




gb #3-21 - Mr. O'Connell/Mr. Monfredo/Ms. Colorio (January 7, 2013)
 
To discuss possible lease, or acquisition, of the former Yeshiva Academy.
Backup



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