Agenda #4 - October 17, 2016

School Committee

  Committee Members

Brian A. O’Connell, Chairman
John F. Monfredo, Vice-Chairman
Molly O. McCullough

 

Administrative Representative
Dr. Marco Rodrigues

 

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

 

AGENDA #4 

The Standing Committee on Teaching, Learning and Student Supports will hold a meeting:
on:  Monday, October 17, 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 #2-139  -  Mr. O'Connell/Mr. Monfredo/Ms. Colorio   (April 11, 2012)

To consider development of a partnership with the Boston Debate League to support academic debate teams in high schools in Worcester.

 Annex A (1 page)
  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 (1 page)
  gb #6-23  -    Mr. Foley/Mr. O’Connell/Mr. Monfredo/Miss Biancheria/Miss McCullough   (January 8, 2016)

Request that the Administration work with Fallon Health and other interested funders to explore the potential opportunity to implement a pilot program developed by Playworks in several elementary schools that train staff and volunteers to run recess sessions that include positive play, greater levels of exercise and better utilization of limited recreational space. 

 Backup

Annex A (1 page)

  gb #6-50.1  -  Administration/Mayor Petty/Mr. O’Connell/Mr. Monfredo/Miss McCullough  (March 9, 2016)

Response of the Administration to the request to consider joining and fully funding Worcester Technical High School’s schoolwide participation in SkillsUSA.

 Annex A (2 pages)
   gb #6-308  -   Mr. O’Connell/Mr. Monfredo/Ms. Colorio/Miss Biancheria  (September 7, 2016)

To discuss the impact of radiofrequency electromagnetic radiation from wifi and cellular towers on students and staff in schools, potentially including neurologic impairment and malignancy, and to consider means of minimizing any such risk within the Worcester Public Schools by changes as to practice and policy.

Annex A (1 page)
Annex B (2 pages)
Annex C (2 pages)
Annex D (1 page)
Annex E (1 page)

     

IV.

ADJOURNMENT

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

 

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