School Committee Agenda #24 – November 15, 2018

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

AGENDA #24

The School Committee will hold a regular meeting:
on: Thursday November 15, 2018
at:
6:00 p.m. – Executive Session
7:00 p.m. – Regular Session
in the: Esther Howland, South Chamber at City Hall

 

ORDER OF BUSINESS

ACTION

I. CALL TO ORDER  –  REGULAR MEETING
INVOCATION  –
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE/NATIONAL ANTHEM
II. ROLL CALL
III. APPROVAL OF RECORDS

aor #8-21  – Clerk
(November 7, 2018)

To consider approval of the Minutes of the School Committee Meeting of Thursday, November 1, 2018.

 Annex A (12 pages)
IV. MOTION FOR RECONSIDERATION – NONE
V. IMMEDIATE ACTION

gb #8-327.1  – Administration/Mr. O’Connell/Mr. Comparetto/Miss McCullough/Mr. Monfredo/Mayor Petty/Miss Biancheria
(November 7, 2018)

To recognize, with gratitude and appreciation, the donation of $25,000.00 by the Worcester Rotary Club for the construction and installation of the new playground at Canterbury Street Magnet Computer Based School.

 gb #8-330  –  Administration
(November 5, 2018)To consider input from the School Committee’s student representatives.
VI. REPORT OF THE SUPERINTENDENT

ROS #8-14  –   Administration
(November 7, 2018)

SUPERINTENDENT’S END-OF-CYCLE SUMMATIVE EVALUATION REPORT

 

Annex A (61 pages)

VII. COMMUNICATION AND PETITION – NONE
VIII. REPORT OF THE STANDING COMMITTEE – NONE
IX. PERSONNEL – NONE
X. GENERAL BUSINESS
gb #7-163.1  –      Administration/Miss McCullough/Mr. O’Connell/Ms. Colorio/Mr. Monfredo/Miss Biancheria
(November 6, 2018)Response of the Administration to the request to review the new No Live Lice Policy to ensure that schools are following the reentry procedures.
Annex A ( 1 page)
Annex B (4 pages)
gb #7-402.1  –      Administration/Administration
(November 6, 2018)To approve the proposed 2019-20 and the 2020-21 School Calendars.
Annex A (2 pages)
gb #8-310.1  –  Administration/Mr. Comparetto/Miss Biancheria/Mr. Foley/Mr. Monfredo/Mr. O’Connell/Miss McCullough
(October 26, 2018)Response of the Administration to the request to provide a report regarding costs to the City of Worcester to administer high stake standardized testing to the students of the Worcester Public Schools.
gb #8-332  – Mr. Monfredo/Miss Biancheria/Mr. O’Connell
(October 31, 2018)Request that the School Committee forward the enclosed Resolution to the local legislators, House Speaker DeLeo, Senate President Spilka and to Governor Baker urging them to pass the Foundation Budget and join in with the fourteen other districts that have passed a similar resolution.
 Annex A (1 page)
gb #8-333  – Mr. O’Connell/Miss Biancheria/Mr. Monfredo/Mayor Petty
(November 1, 2018)To forward a congratulatory letter to Maddie Rich, a student at Burncoat High School, on her acceptance into The International High School Honors Women’s Choir, and to extend best wishes to her on her scheduled February 11, 2019 performance with the Choir in Carnegie Hall.
gb #8-334  – Mr. Monfredo/Miss Biancheria/Mr. O’Connell
(November 5, 2018)Request that the Administration, based on the latest data, establish as one of its top priorities reading on grade level by the end of grade three and develop an Action Plan with benchmarks to be forwarded to the School Committee by January.
gb #8-335  – Administration
(November 5, 2018)To accept the Federal Emergency Impact Aid Grant in the amount of $2,075,906.00.
 Annex A (3 pages)
gb #8-336  – Mr. Monfredo/Miss Biancheria/Mr. O’Connell/Mayor Petty
(November 5, 2018)To set a date to recognize Christine Foley, Coordinator of Andy’s Attic at South High Community School, for her role in assisting those in need within the community.
gb #8-337  – Mr. O’Connell/Miss Biancheria/Mr. Monfredo
(November 6, 2018)To permit staff members to utilize laptop computers in school for instructional purposes as appropriate for software compatibility or instructional efficacy.
gb #8-338  –  Administration
(November 7, 2018)To consider approval of the following donations:-       $347.50 from Dogfather Vending LLC/Mark Gallant to WTHS-       $1,000.00 from Gomez Enterprises LLC/McDonald’s to Roosevelt Elementary School-       $1,000.00 from Gomez Enterprises LLC/McDonald’s to the Worcester Public Schools to be used as a scholarship to a deserving student-       $2,000 from the Pappas Scholarship Fund to be divided equally to a student at South High Community School and
another at Worcester Technical High School
gb #8-339  – Administration
(November 7, 2018)To approve a prior fiscal year payment in the total amount of $697.50 to parents/guardians for transportation reimbursements.
gb #8-340  – Miss Biancheria/Mr. Monfredo/Mr. O’Connell
(November 7, 2018)Request that the Administration provide a list of the Chapter 74 programs that have active Articulation Agreements and a list of apprenticeships available to students through organizations.
gb #8-341  – Miss Biancheria/Mr. Monfredo/Mr. O’Connell
(November 7, 2018)Request that the Administration review the process by school for requesting changes or additions to bus stops.
gb #8-342  – Administration
(November 7, 2018)To approve a prior fiscal year payment in the amount of $35.20 for a custodian.
gb #8-343  –  Executive Session (Administration)
(November 7, 2018)To discuss strategy with respect to collective bargaining or litigation if an open meeting may have a detrimental effect on the bargaining or litigating position of the governmental body, to conduct strategy sessions in preparation for negotiations with nonunion personnel, to conduct collective bargaining sessions or contract negotiations with nonunion personnel.
XI. ADJOURNMENT
Helen A. Friel, Ed.D.
Clerk of the School Committee
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