Agenda #2 - May 19, 2015

School Committee
Committee Members
Brian A. O’Connell, Chairman 
John F. Monfredo, Vice-Chairman
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, May 19, 2016
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 #3-298  -   Mr. O'Connell/Miss Biancheria/Mr. Monfredo  (November 15, 2013)
 
To support the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education in any initiative it takes to restore instruction in cursive handwriting (penmanship) to the Common Core State Standards as applicable in Massachusetts.
   
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.
 
gb #4-259  -   Mr. O’Connell/Mr. Foley/Mr. Monfredo/Miss Biancheria  (September 17, 2014)
 
To initiate a course in Mandarin Chinese at the Advanced Placement level, offered either in a customary classroom setting or through Virtual High School.
 
gb #5-111  -   Administration   (April 1, 2015)
 
To consider approval of the Summer Reading Lists for 2015, 2016 and 2017.
 
gb #5-112  -   Administration   (April 1, 2015)
 
To consider approval of new courses for High Schools.
 
   
IV.    ADJOURNMENT
Helen A. Friel, Ed.D.
Clerk of the School Committee
 
 
 
 
 
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