Agenda #5 December 5, 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 #5 

The Standing Committee on  Teaching, Learning and Student Supports will hold a meeting:
on:  Monday, December 5, 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 #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 (4 pages)
Annex B (2 pages)
 

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. 

  gb #6-293  -   Mr. Monfredo/Mr. Foley/Ms. Colorio/Mr. O’Connell   (August 22, 2016)

 Request that the Administration review the Mentoring Program for principals in their first three years in the Worcester Public Schools.

 
  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.

 
  gb #6-334  -   Miss McCullough/Mr. O’Connell/Mr. Monfredo/Miss Biancheria  (September 26, 2016)

Request that the Administration consider the feasibility of establishing a citywide girl’s ice hockey team.

 Annex A (1 page)

IV.

ADJOURNMENT

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

 

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