Agenda #4 9-2-14

School Committee
Committee Members Administrative Representative

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:  Tuesday, September 2, 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 #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.

gb #2-36  - Ms. Novick/Mr. O’Connell/Mr. Monfredo  (January 25, 2012)
 
To review the status of the curriculum review process.

gb #2-138  -   Mr. O'Connell/Mr. Monfredo   (April 11, 2012)
 
To consider development of two-way bilingual programs in French and in Mandarin Chinese, on a pilot basis.

(Consider with
gb  #2-238 and
gb #4-121)

Annex A (1 page)


gb #2-238  -   Ms. Novick/Mr. Monfredo  (August 13, 2012)
 
Request the administration report on the feasibility of the expansion of the dual language immersion programs a) at Norrback and Roosevelt to the sixth grade and b) beyond the current programs.

(Consider with
gb #2-138 and
gb #4-121)




gb #3-40  -     Mayor Petty   (January 29, 2013)
 
Request that the Administration provide materials, training and up-to-date information for the staff in the Worcester Public Schools' Athletic Department on the dangers of prescription opiate abuse among student athletes.

gb #4-121  -  Mr. O’Connell/Mr. Monfredo/Miss Biancheria   (April 10, 2014)
 
To review and consider options which will preserve the dual language program at both Roosevelt School and Norrback School, and which will assure participating students an uninterrupted and sequential opportunity to pursue the study of their second language through elementary, middle and high school.

(Consider with
gb #2-138 and
gb #2-238)







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)








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