Agenda #1 March 13, 2017

School Committee

 

Committee Members
Mr. Monfredo - Chairman
Miss Biancheria - Vice Chair
Mr. Foley

  Administrative Representative
Ms. Boulais
Dr. Friel

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

 AGENDA #1 

The Standing Committee on  Governance and Employee Issues will hold a meeting:
on:  Monday, March 13, 2017
at: 6:00 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 #5-195  -  Mr. O’Connell/Mr. Monfredo/Miss Biancheria  (July 23, 2015)

To review the Worcester Public Schools’ Incident Report for the 2014-15 academic year.

 Cover Sheet
  gb #5-246  -  Mr. Monfredo/Miss Ramirez/Mr. Foley/Mr. O’Connell/Miss Biancheria  (September 14, 2015) 

Request that the School Committee support a bill, submitted by State Senator Jennifer Flanagan, that addresses ways of dealing with Opioid addiction such as school drug screening called “Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment” or SBIRT.

gb #6-144  -  Mr. O’Connell/Mr. Foley/Ms. Colorio/Mr. Monfredo/Miss Biancheria/Miss McCullough/Mayor Petty   (April 4, 2016) 

To update Worcester Public Schools’ policies regarding substance abuse prevention and education, and to post the updated policies on the Worcester Public Schools website, in compliance with Chapter 71, Section 96 of the Massachusetts General Laws.

gb #6-276  - Administration (July 28, 2016) 

To consider necessary policy changes concerning the implementation of the recently enacted Bill  relative to Substance Use, Treatment, Education and Prevention and review the policy developed by the Massachusetts Association of School Committees.

(These items were considered together.)

Cover Sheet

 

 

 

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gb #5-291  -   Mr. Monfredo/Miss Biancheria/Mr. Foley   (October 19, 2015) 

Request that the School Committee review the policy on cell phones and gather information from all secondary principals.

Cover Sheet

  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

Cover Sheet
Annex A (1 page)
Annex B (1 page)

 

   c&p #6-7  - Clerk   (August 24, 2016)

To consider a communication from a citizen expressing an interest in promoting civic engagement in the Worcester Public Schools by initiating a “Municipal Governance Day” which would give high school students an opportunity to learn how the municipal government works.

Cover Sheet
Annex A (1 page)
Annex B (1 page) 

 

  c&p #6-8  -  Clerk   (August 24, 2016)

To consider a communication from a citizen relative to the feasibility of holding an event annually with a guest speaker to encourage eligible students to register to vote.

Cover Sheet 
Annex A (1 page)
Annex B (1 page)

  gb #6-36  -  Mr. O’Connell/Mr. Monfredo/Miss McCullough   (January 11, 2016)

To establish a Special Committee, consisting of at least three School Committee members, to continue the review of policies proposed for the Worcester Public Schools by the Massachusetts Association of School Committees.

Cover Sheet
Annex A (37 pages)
Annex B (35 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.

Cover Sheet
Annex A (1 page)

 

 

IV.

ADJOURNMENT

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

 

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