Agenda #5 June 5, 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 #5


The Standing Committee on FINANCE AND OPERATIONS will hold a meeting:
on:   Wednesday, June 5, 2013
at:    3:00 p.m.
in:    Room 410, Durkin Administration Building
ORDER OF BUSINESS
ANNEX

I.      CALL TO ORDER – REGULAR MEETING

II.     ROLL CALL

III.    GENERAL BUSINESS

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 #2-223 - 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 #2-285 - Administration (October 10, 2012)
 
To accept the Quarterly Report of the Central Massachusetts Special Education Collaborative.
gb #3-39 - Ms. Novick   (January 29, 2013)
 
Request that the Administration prepare recommendations for the City of Worcester's Park and Recreation Plan.
gb #3-77 -     Administration (February 26, 2013)
 
To consider the School-Based Health Services Medicaid Claiming Review of the Worcester Public Schools prepared by the Public Consulting Group, Inc. at no cost to the system.
gb #3-91 -     Administration   (March 7, 2013)
 
To review the following documents:
 
- Management Letter that was done in conjunction with the city's audit of the fiscal year which ended June 30, 2012 by Sullivan, Rogers & Company, LLC.
 
- the Report on Internal Control over Financial Reporting, Compliance and Federal Award Programs for the fiscal year which ended June 30, 2012 that was prepared by Sullivan, Rogers & Company, LLC, and
 
- the Independent Accountants’ Report on Applying Agreed-Upon Procedures for the End of Year Financial Report submitted to the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education for the fiscal year which ended June 30, 2012 as prepared by P.L. Jones and Associates, P.C. 
Annex A (17 pages)

Annex B (33 pages)

Annex C (15 pages)










gb #3-157 -     Administration (May 7, 2013)
 
To consider a price increase for student lunches for the 2013-14 school year in accordance with the Equity in School Lunch provision of the Health, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010.
Annex A (2 pages)



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