Agenda #2 May 13, 2014

School Committee
Committee Members
John F. Monfredo - Chairman
Dianna L. Biancheria - 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 #2


The Standing Committee on GOVERNANCE AND EMPLOYEE ISSUES will hold a meeting:

on:   Tuesday, May 13, 2014
at:    5:30 p.m.
in:    Room 410, DAB

ORDER OF BUSINESS
ANNEX

I.      CALL TO ORDER – REGULAR MEETING

II.     ROLL CALL

III.    GENERAL BUSINESS

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 #3-34 - Mr. Monfredo/Ms. Colorio/Miss Biancheria   (January 17, 2013)
 
Request that the Administration review the system's policy on out of school suspensions and to determine what changes need to be made.
File due to the fact that the new law requires a revision of the Code of conduct Policy, effective July 1, 2014.



gb #4-78 - Mr. O'Connell/Miss Biancheria/Mr. Monfredo (March 12, 2014)
 
To extend an invitation to the Education Association of Worcester, other interested employee associations, staff members of the Worcester Public Schools, and members of the Worcester community to the meeting of the Standing Committee on Teaching, Learning and Student Supports at which the draft copy of the 2014-15 Policies Handbook is discussed.
 
motion (ros #3-9) - Ms. Novick   (December 19, 2013)
 
Request that the School Committee draft a policy stating that the School Committee members who evaluate the Superintendent should be those who actually served during the evaluation period. This policy would allow an outgoing member to be part of the evaluation process.
motion (gb #3-115) - Ms. Novick (October 22, 2013)
 
Request that the School Committee update the Student Records section of the Policies Handbook for 2014-15 to include information on parent and student rights under FERPA.
Considered with
gb #4-78 and
Motion gb #3-116
motion (gb #3-116) - Ms. Novick (October 22, 2013)
 
Request that the School Committee update the Policies Handbook for 2014-15 regarding the sharing of student information to include:
-rights of individuals to access student information
-circumstances under which the district shares such information
-district’s obligations in terms of notifying parents
-parent rights in terms of denying the sharing of information
Considered with
gb #4-78 and
Motion gb #3-115




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.