|Committee Members||Administrative Representatives|
|John F. Monfredo, Chairman||Jennifer Boulais|
|Dianna L. Biancheria, Vice-Chairman||Helen A. Friel, Ed.D.|
|John L. Foley|
CLERK OF THE SCHOOL COMMITTEE
WORCESTER PUBLIC SCHOOLS
20 IRVING STREET
WORCESTER, MASSACHUSETTS 01609
|The Standing Committee on GOVERNANCE AND EMPLOYEE ISSUES will hold a meeting:|
|on:||Tuesday, April 2, 2019|
|in :||Room 410, Durkin Administration Building|
|ORDER OF BUSINESS||ACTION|
|I.||CALL TO ORDER –|
|gb #6-271 – Mr. Monfredo/Mr. O’Connell/Ms. Colorio/
Miss McCullough/Miss Biancheria/Mayor Petty (July 21, 2016)
Request that the Administration consider including training in the Heimlich maneuver as part of the Compression CPR Program and review the Heimlich Heroes Program, which was created by Deaconess Associations, Inc. (DAI) with the support from the Heimlich Institute, for possible implementation in the Worcester Public Schools.
|gb #7-107 – Mr. O’Connell/Mr. Foley/Ms. Colorio/Mr. Monfredo (March 10, 2017)
To review, and to make recommendations as appropriate, as to the Federal FY18 Budget submitted by the President, as it relates to funding of the US Department of Education and its grants and programs.
|gb #7-119 – Mr. Monfredo/Mr. Foley/Ms. Colorio/Mr. O’Connell (March 20, 2017)
Request that the School Committee forward letters to the Congressional Delegation in opposition to the President’s Budget for Education and its impact on the school district and further request that the MASC consider organizing all districts in Massachusetts to oppose these cuts and voice opposition to the Massachusetts Delegation.
|gb #8-123.4 – Administration/Miss Biancheria/Mr. O’Connell (August 28, 2018)
Responses of the Administration to the motions to:
– study the feasibility of combining all monies for snow removal into one account -500-97201 Maintenance Salaries Overtime
– make as a priority the restoration of the tutors, if funds are received from the state – 500-91134 Educational Support Services
– provide a report on the grant funded positions and the State funded positions in line B. Teaching and Learning Division on page 164 of the Budget Book
–500-91110 Administration Salaries
– provide a report on the number of Maintenance Service positions for the last 3 years and compare them with those in FY19 -500-91120 Maintenance Service Salaries
– provide a report regarding the current deployment of security guards in the Worcester Public Schools – 500130‐96000 Personal Services (Non Salary)
|gb #8-154 – Mr. O’Connell/Miss Biancheria/Mr. Comparetto/
Mr. Foley/Miss McCullough/Mr. Monfredo(May 1, 2018)
To establish an English Learner Parent Advisory Council, in compliance with Section 56 of Chapter 138 of the Acts of 2017 (“An Act Relative to Language Opportunity for our Kids”).
|gb #8-285 – Mr. Foley/Mr. Comparetto/Miss McCullough/Mr. O’Connell (September 25, 2018)
Request that the Administration consider the implications of excessive heat and humidity upon the learning environment in the classrooms and the schools without air conditioning and the adverse conditions for students, teachers and staff. The Administration should develop a policy to be followed when the city has experienced consecutive days of excessive heat and humidity and the conditions in many of the schools are intolerable.
|gb #8-311.1 – Administration/Miss Biancheria/Mr. Comparetto/Miss McCullough/Mr. Monfredo/Mr. O’Connell
(January 16, 2019)
Response of the Administration to the request to provide a report on the In Force Technology (IFT) 911 Software program that allows teachers and other staff members to contact 911 directly in case of emergency.
|gb #8-322 – Miss McCullough/Mr. Comparetto/Mr. Monfredo/Mr. O’Connell/ Miss Biancheria (October 15, 2018)
Request that the Administration consider the feasibility of developing a policy regarding the amount of time for lunches, especially at the elementary level.
|gb #8-323 – Miss McCullough/Mr. Comparetto/Mr. Monfredo/Mr. O’Connell/ Miss Biancheria (October 15, 2018)
Request that the Administration review IT policies regarding password creation and information that is shared both within the system and outside the Worcester Public Schools to insure it is utilizing appropriate safety and security measures.
|gb #8-324 – Miss McCullough/Mr. Comparetto/Mr. Monfredo/Mr. O’Connell/ Miss Biancheria (October 16, 2018)
To review the Worcester Public Schools Recess Policy to insure that it is being adhered to districtwide.
|gb #9-58 – Mr. O’Connell/Miss Biancheria/Mr. Foley/Miss McCullough/Mr. Monfredo (February 12, 2019)
To vote to support H.R. 141, the Social Security Fairness Act of 2019, “to amend Title II of the Social Security Act to repeal the government pension offset and windfall elimination provisions.”
Helen A. Friel, Ed.D.