Agenda #4 September 7, 2016

School Committee

  Committee Members
John Monfredo, Chairman
Dianna Biancheria, Vice-Chair
John Foley
  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  GOVERNANCE AND EMPLOYEE ISSUES will hold a meeting:
on:  Wednesday, September 7, 2016
at: 5:30 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 #4-284 - Mr. O’Connell/Mr. Monfredo/Miss Biancheria/Miss Ramirez  (October 21, 2014)

To cooperate with the Main South Community Development Corporation as to the safety and security needs of the students and staff of the Worcester public schools located in the Main South area, regarding utilization of the proceeds of the Byrne Criminal Justice Innovation Program grant received by the Main South CDC.

Annex A (2 pages)

Annex B (1 page)

Annex C (2 pages)

  gb #5-211  -  Ms. Novick/Mr. O’Connell/Mr. Monfredo/Miss Ramirez/Miss Biancheria  (August 11, 2015)

To review the following “updated/new policies” resulting from recent legislation in Massachusetts:

-  Physical Restraint Policy JKAA

-  Security Cameras in Schools ECAF

-  Emergency Plans EBC

-  Technology Policies IJND-IJNDC

Since the Police Department did not receive the grant from te Health Foundation of Central Massachusetts, there will be no camera connectivity and straming to the Police Department.

 

 

  gb #5-254  -  Miss Biancheria/Mr. O’Connell/Mr. Monfredo  (September 23, 2015)

Request that the Administration review the procedure for hiring contracted consultants who provide educational programs to staff in the Worcester Public School.

Contracted consultants in the Worcester Public Schools are hired with funds made available from grants. 
  gb #5-300  -  Mr. O’Connell/Mr. Monfredo/Miss Biancheria   (October 28, 2015)

To determine whether school principals are permitted to serve as "decision-makers" in student discipline hearings held pursuant to Section 37H 3/4 of the Massachusetts General Laws (as amended by Section 3 of Chapter 222 of the Acts of 2012), as is their right, and, if so, to verify that the principals are receiving the support, training, and legal advice necessary or proper to assist them in exercising their authority and discretion in this regard.

The principals are in charge and make all decisions about student dicipline. The Administration recommends that the item be filed.

 

  c&p #6-1  -  Clerk  (February 16, 2016)

To consider a communication from a citizen regarding a:

    • request that Worcester’s public high schools host a contest for students to design a banner to mount on the telephone poles/street lights near their schools and
    • request that the School Committee’s videos be archived on the City’s website

Annex A (1 page)

At present, there are no funds to proceed with the banner project. However, the cost estimate to do such a project will be provided at the meeting.

 

  gb #6-40  -  Mr. Monfredo/Mr. O’Connell/Miss Biancheria/Ms. Colorio/Miss McCullough  (January 11, 2016)

To prepare any resolutions which the Worcester School Committee may wish to submit to the 2016 meeting of the Board of Delegates of the Massachusetts Association of School Committees.

Annex A (1 page) 
Annex B (4 pages)
  gb #6-271  -  Mr. Monfredo/Mr. O’Connell/Ms. Colorio/Miss McCullough/Miss Biancheria/Mayor Petty  (July 21, 2016)

Request that the Administration consider including training in the Heimlich maneuver as part of the Compression CPR Program and review the Heimlich Heroes Program, which was created by Deaconess Associations, Inc. (DAI) with the support from the Heimlich Institute, for possible implementation in the Worcester Public Schools.

Annex A (1 page) 
Annex B (1 page)

 

 

     

IV.

ADJOURNMENT

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

 

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