Agenda #1 February 1, 2016

School Committee

 

Committee Members
Brian O'Connell - Chairman
John Monfredo - Vice Chairman
Molly McCullough

  Administrative Representative
Dr. Rodrigues

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

 

AGENDA #1

 

The Standing Committee on Teaching, Learning and Student Supports will hold a meeting:
on:  Monday, February 1, 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 #4-175  -  Ms. Novick/Mr. Monfredo/Mr. Foley/Mr. O’Connell  (May 28, 2014)

To consider the possible benefits and drawbacks of later secondary school start times on teaching and learning.

Annex A (1 page)
Annex B (21 pages)
Annex C (19 pages)
Annex D (11 pages)
Annex E (19 pages)
Annex F (76 pages)
Annex G (17 pages)
Annex H (8 pages)

 

gb #4-211  -  Mr. Monfredo/Mr. O’Connell/Miss Biancheria   (July 22, 2014)

Request that the Administration review this year’s data on chronic absenteeism to determine the impact of the awareness campaign and to schedule a meeting with the stakeholders prior to September in order to update the strategic plan. 

Annex A (2 pages)
Annex B (3 pages)
Annex C (1 page)

 

   gb #4-259  -  Mr. O’Connell/Mr. Foley/Mr. Monfredo/Miss Biancheria  (September 17, 2014)

To initiate a course in Mandarin Chinese at the Advanced Placement level, offered either in a customary classroom setting or through Virtual High School.

 
   gb #5-181  -  Mr. O’Connell/Mr. Monfredo/Miss Biancheria  (June 30, 2015)

 To explore options for expansion of Grade 6-8 programming at Worcester East Middle School, and at any other middle schools interested in implementing or expanding a Grade 6-8 program.

 Backup

 

   gb #5-244  -  Mr. O’Connell/Miss Ramirez/Mr. Foley/Mr. Monfredo/Miss Biancheria/Mayor Petty  (September 10, 2015)

To review the scores achieved by Worcester students in the Spring 2015 administration of the Advanced Placement examinations, in all courses and at all levels.

Annex A ( 14 pages)
Annex B (1 page)

 

 

   gb #5-269  -   Mr. Foley/Miss Ramirez/Mr. Monfredo/Mr. O’Connell/Miss Biancheria  (October 5, 2015)

 

Request that the Administration research the opportunities available to Worcester public school students through Unified Theater, an inclusive, student-led creative program that builds relationships and leadership. 

 Annex A (4 pages)
     

IV.

ADJOURNMENT

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

 

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