Agenda #2 3-18-14

School Committee
Committee Members
Brian A. O'Connell, Chairman
John F. Monfredo
Hilda Ramirez
Administrative Representative
Marco Rodrigues, Ed.D. 

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


AGENDA #2


The Standing Committee on TEACHING, LEARNING AND STUDENT SUPPORTS will hold a meeting:
on:   Tuesday, March 18, 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 #2-30 - Mr. Monfredo/Mr. Foley/Mr. O’Connell (January 23, 2012)
 
Request that the Administration look at long and short range needed resources to achieve the system's goal of having all children able to read on grade level by the end of grade three and also consider developing an age zero to four and pre-k to grade three plans.
 
 
gb #2-47 -     Mr. Monfredo/Ms. Novick/Mr. O'Connell   (February 8, 2012)
 
Request that the Administration forward to the Standing Committee a list of all the writing programs and indicate whether such programs are research based.
gb #2-66 - Miss Biancheria/Mr. O'Connell   (March 6, 2012)
 
Request that the Administration develop strategies that focus on improving the truancy rate.
gb #2-140 -   Mr. O'Connell/Mr. Monfredo   (April 11, 2012)
 
To interact with ReadyNation and America’s Promise Alliance as to possible investment in early childhood programs for the children of Worcester.
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.
gb #2-303 -   Mr. Monfredo/Mr. O'Connell/Miss Biancheria (November 5, 2012)
 
Request that the Administration review the resolution, “Call to action to reduce absenteeism in our nation’s schools” as outlined at the Nation’s Mayor’s Conference this summer and come up with a plan to combat chronic absenteeism in our system.
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IV.    ADJOURNMENT
Helen A. Friel, Ed.D.
Clerk of the School Committee
 
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