Agenda #4 October 28, 2014

School Committee
Committee Members
John Foley, Chairman
Hilda Ramirez, Vice Chair
Tracey 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 #4

The Standing Committee on  Finance and Operations will hold a meeting:

on:  Tuesday, October 28, 2014
at:    6:30 p.m.
in:    Room 410, DAB

 

ORDER OF BUSINESS
ANNEX
I.      CALL TO ORDER – REGULAR MEETING

 
 
II.     ROLL CALL
 
 
III.    GENERAL BUSINESS
 
 
gb #3-265  -  Mr. Foley/Ms. Colorio/Ms. Novick   (September 30, 2013)
 
To review the status of the FY14 Budget and recommend appropriate account transfers as required.
 
gb #3-282  -  Administration (October 22, 2013)
 
To review the results and recommendations of playground inspection reports recently completed for each school.
 
c&p #4-4  -  Clerk  (March 11, 2014)
 
To consider a communication from a citizen regarding a fundraiser campaign for May Street School to replace the gym floor.
 
Annex A (1 page)

Considered with
gb #4-255

 
gb #4-111  -   Administration  (April 4, 2014)
 
To review the City of Worcester's Reports on Internal Control Over Financial Reporting, Compliance and Federal Award Programs for the Fiscal Year Ended June 30, 2013, prepared by Clifton Larson Allen LLP and the Independent Accountants’ Report on Applying Agreed Upon Procedures for the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education End of Year Financial Report for fiscal year 2013, prepared by P.L. Jones and Associates, P.C.
 
gb #4-177  -   Ms. Novick/Mr. Monfredo/Mr. Foley/Mr. O’Connell/Miss Biancheria  (May 28, 2014)
 
Request Administration calculate the effect on the Worcester Public Schools foundation budget were the state to use actual special education enrollment figures in the calculation.
 
Annex A (2 pages)

Annex B (39 pages)
 
gb #4-196  -  Administration   (June 30, 2014)
 
To review bid specifications and contract requirements for pupil transportation services for the period beginning on July 1, 2015.
 
Annex A (2 pages)

Annex B (12 pages)

Annex C (12 pages)
 
gb #4-198  -  Mr. Monfredo/Mr. O’Connell/Miss Biancheria    (June 30, 2014)
 
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.
 
Annex A (2 pages)

 
gb #4-199  -  Mr. O'Connell/Mr. Monfredo/ Miss Biancheria    (July 14, 2014)
 
To implement a revised plan for expanded and improved Wi-Fi networking in the Worcester Public Schools, funded in part through the e-Rate program under the July 11, 2014 Report and Order and Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (FCC- 14-99) of the Federal Communications Commission.
 
Annex A (2 pages)

Annex B (3 pages)
 
gb #4-212  -  Ms. Novick/Mr. Foley/Mr. O’Connell/Mr. Monfredo  (July 22, 2014)
 
To set priorities regarding the state’s reconsideration of the foundation formula.
 
Annex A (3 pages)
 
gb #4-255  -  Mr. O’Connell/Mr. Foley/Mr. Monfredo/Miss Biancheria  (September 11, 2014)
 
To review available options for repairing defective gymnasium flooring - or replacing gym floors as necessary - for the safety and well-being of both staff and students, and to transfer FY 2014-15 budget funds for this purpose on a priority basis.
 
Considered with
c&p #4-4
 
motion  (gb #4-100.1)  -  Ms. Novick (June 5, 2014)
 
Request that the issue of industry standards and recommendations for custodial staffing levels according to certain amounts of square footage and certain amounts of buildings for custodians be referred to the Standing Committee on Finance and Operations.
 
Annex A (3 pages)
motion  (gb #4-100.2)  -  Mr. O'Connell  (June 16, 2014)
 
Request that pages 179 – 219 from the FY15 Budget book be referred to the Standing Committee on Finance and Operations.
 
Annex A (41 pages)
 
   
   
IV.    ADJOURNMENT
Helen A. Friel, Ed.D.
Clerk of the School Committee
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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