Agenda #8 October 1, 2012

School Committee
Committee Members
Brian O'Connell - Chairman
John Monfredo- Vice-chairman
Dianna Biancheria
Administrative Representative
Marco Rodrigues, Ed.D.

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


AGENDA #8


The Standing Committee on TEACHING, LEARNING AND STUDENT SUPPORTS will hold a meeting:
on:  Monday, October 1, 2012 
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 #1-322 -    Mr. Monfredo/Mr. O'Connell (November 29, 2011)
 
Request that the Administration consider an "early warning system" plan to target students most at risk of dropping out.
Backup

Annex A (1 page)

gb #2-66 - Miss Biancheria/Mr. O'Connell   (March 6, 2012)
 
Request that the Administration develop strategies that focus on improving the truancy rate.
  
Annex A (1 page)


gb #2-71 - Mr. O'Connell/Miss Biancheria   (March 7, 2012)
 
To review with the Worcester Police Department any options available to restore the DARE Program in the Worcester Public Schools.
Backup


Annex A (1 page)
gb #2-124 -   Mr. Monfredo/Mr. O'Connell/Ms. Colorio   (April 9, 2012)
 
Request that the Administration provide a report on the results of the Youth Survey which was conducted in fifteen secondary schools in Worcester County by Dr. McGee, former Commissioner of Public Health in Worcester, to determine what strategies, based on the data, should be implemented in the Worcester Public Schools.
Annex A (3 pages)

Annex B (53 pages)




gb #2-211 -   Mr. Monfredo/Mr. O'Connell - (July 5, 2012)
 
Request that the Administration review the Worcester Public Schools' Absentee Policy for the elementary schools.
Annex A (4 pages)


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

I.      

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