Agenda #5 October 15, 2013

School Committee
Committee Members
John F. Monfredo- Chairman
Donna M. Colorio - Vice-chairman
John L. Foley
Administrative Representative
Helen A. Friel, Ed.D.
Stacey DeBoise Luster

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


AGENDA #5


The Standing Committee on GOVERNANCE AND EMPLOYEE ISSUES will hold a meeting:
on:   Tuesday, October 15, 2013
at:    12:00 p.m.
in:    Room 410, DAB
ORDER OF BUSINESS
ANNEX

I.      CALL TO ORDER – REGULAR MEETING

II.     ROLL CALL

III.    GENERAL BUSINESS

gb #0-82 - Mr. Monfredo/Miss Biancheria/Mr. Foley/Ms. Novick/Mr. O’Connell/ Mayor O’Brien (March 12, 2010)
 
Request that the Administration discuss ideas with parents on how to best continue to make the Worcester Public Schools schools of choice.
 



gb #2-225   - Mr. O'Connell/Ms. Novick/Mr. Monfredo/Miss Biancheria   (July 17, 2012)
 
To reestablish the Title 1 Parent Advisory Council for the Worcester Public Schools.

gb #3-180  -   Mr. O'Connell/Mr. Monfredo/Ms. Colorio  (May 28, 2013)

 

To consider supporting House Bill 511 – an Act increasing circuit breaker reimbursement to all costs above four times the foundation formula– filed on behalf of the Massachusetts Association of School Committees.

gb #3-181 -   Mr. O'Connell/Mr. Monfredo (May 28, 2013)
 
To consider supporting House Bill 901 – an Act requiring private health insurance to cover medically necessary expenses for special needs children – filed on behalf of the Massachusetts Association of School Committees.
Annex A (2 pages)




gb #3-184 -   Mr. O'Connell/Mr. Monfredo (May 28, 2013)
 
To consider supporting Senate Bill 239 – an Act which will include the category of transitory student enrollment in the calculation formula for Chapter 70 assistance.
gb #3-188 -   Administration   (May 29, 2013)
 
To review the proposed Sections I and II of the Policy Manual for the Worcester Public Schools as prepared by the MASC.
gb #3-250 - Administration/Ms. Novick/Mr. O’Connell   (September 11, 2013)
 
Response of the Law Department to the following motions:
 
A.   Request that the Administration seek clarification from the Law Department on the way in which co-sponsorship of items can be accomplished under the Attorney General’s decision.
 
B.   Request that if there is a written opinion that the City Council received in connection with co-sponsorship of items it could be forwarded to the School Committee.
Annex A (9 pages)











motion ros #2-17 - Ms. Novick (December 6, 2012)
 
Request that the current cell phone policy be referred to the Standing Committee on Governance and Employee Issues.
IV.    ADJOURNMENT
         Helen A. Friel, Ed.D.
         Clerk of the School Committee
 
The Worcester Public Schools is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer/Educational Institution and does not discriminate regardless of race, color, gender, age, religion, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, disability, or homelessness. The Worcester Public Schools provides equal access to employment and the full range of general, occupational and vocational education programs. For more information relating to Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action contact Stacey DeBoise Luster, Human Resource Manager, 20 Irving Street, Worcester, MA  01609. 508-799-3020.