Agenda # 12 School Committee

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

AGENDA #12

The School Committee will hold a regular meeting:
on: Thursday, June 20, 2019
at: 4:00 p.m. – Budget

6:00 p.m. – Executive Session

7:00 p.m. – Regular Session

In: Esther Howland South Chamber, 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 #9-12  –  Clerk

(June , 2019)

To consider approval of the Minutes of the School Committee Meeting of Thursday, June 6, 2019.

Annex A (32 pages)
aor #9-13  –  Clerk

(May 29, 2019)

To consider approval of the Executive Session Minutes of March 7, 2019, May 2, 2019 and May 9, 2019.

3-7-19EX

5-2-19EX

5-9-19EX

IV. MOTION FOR RECONSIDERATION
V. IMMEDIATE ACTION
gb #9-209.1  –   Administration/Mr. Monfredo/Miss Biancheria/
                          Mr. Foley/Miss McCullough/Mr. O’Connell/Mayor Petty
                          (June 10, 2019)
To recognize representatives of the Worcester Educational Development Foundation and the Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce for their leadership in raising more than $8,000 for the purchase of commemorative rings and jackets to celebrate the Worcester Technical High School Eagles for winning the State Division 4 Basketball Championship, a first for the Worcester Public Schools.
VI.
REPORT OF THE SUPERINTENDENT – NONE
ADMINISTRATIVE HIGHLIGHTS
–  Cathy Knowles, Curriculum Liaison – Naviance

–  Laurie Denis, Focused Instructional Coach- Expansion of the Chapter 74 Programs into
the Comprehensive High Schools

–  Susan O’Neil, Ed.D., Deputy Superintendent- Summer School Programs

VII. COMMUNICATION AND PETITION – NONE
VIII. REPORT OF THE STANDING COMMITTEE – NONE
IX. PERSONNEL
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9-31

 

9-32

 

gb #9-188  –  Administration
(May 6, 2019)To review for informational purposes the Job Description for the Chief Diversity Officer.The Superintendent has ACCEPTED the RESIGNATION of the persons named below:O’Rourke, Brittany, Teacher, Elementary, Tatnuck Magnet, effective June 10, 2019.
Bednarz, Amy, Teacher, English as a Second Language, Lincoln Street, effective June 3, 2019.
The Superintendent has APPOINTED the persons named below to the position of Cafeteria Substitute Helper, permanent/intermittent at a salary of $13.73 per hour, from Civil Service List #319-022, effective as shown:Opoku-Birago, Grace                 6/10/19

Yebuah, Georgetta 6/10/19

The Superintendent has APPOINTED the persons named below to the position of Principal:

Conley, Shannon, Principal, Sullivan Middle School, effective August 12, 2019, at an annual salary of $127,000. Licensed: Principal/Assistant Principal 5-8.

Creamer, Jeff, Principal, South High Community School, effective August 12, 2019, at an annual salary of $130,000. Licensed: Principal/Assistant Principal 9-12.

Dottin, Craig, Principal, Vernon Hill Elementary School, effective August 12, 2019, at an annual salary of $110,000. Licensed: Principal/Assistant Principal Prek-6.

Gabrielian, Michelle, Acting Principal, Lincoln Street Elementary School, effective August 12, 2019, at an annual salary of $106,000. Licensed: Principal/Assistant Principal Prek-6.

Irizarry, Noeliz, Principal, Midland Street Elementary School, effective August 12, 2019, at an annual salary of $106,000. Licensed: Principal/Assistant Principal Prek-6.

Morse, Matthew, Acting Principal, Forest Grove Middle School, effective August 12, 2019, at an annual salary of $126,000. Licensed: Principal/Assistant Principal 5-8.

O’Coin, Nancy, Principal, Francis J. McGrath Elementary School, effective August 12, 2019, at an annual salary of $106,000. Licensed: Principal/Assistant Principal PK-6.

Plant, Angela, Acting Principal, Claremont Academy, effective August 12, 2019, at an annual salary of $120,000. Licensed: Principal/Assistant Principal 5-8, 9-12.

Scully, Mary, Principal, Burncoat Middle School, effective August 12, 2019, at an annual salary of $124,455. Licensed: Principal/Assistant Principal 5-8.

Tatum, Kareem, Principal, Worcester East Middle School, effective August 12, 2019, at an annual salary of $127,000. Licensed: Principal/Assistant Principal 5-8.

Toney, Thomas, Acting Principal, Grafton Street Elementary School, effective August 12, 2019, at an annual salary of $106,000. Licensed: Principal/Assistant Principal PK-6.

Diversity Officer job description
X. GENERAL BUSINESS
gb #9-195.2  –  Administration/Administration
                          (June 12, 2019)To consider the proposed FY20 Budget and the responses to the following motions:54010392000 Transportation Request that the Administration provide a report on the funds reimbursed to the City from the State from McKinney-Vento.                                                                                          Mr. Monfredo500122-92000 Athletics Ordinary MaintenanceRequest that the Administration provide a report regarding the balance of the revolving account at Foley Stadium.                                                                                                        Mr. O’Connell

500-91116 – Athletic Coach Salaries

Request that the Administration provide a report on the current stipends provided to athletic coaches.                                                                                                                                      Mr. O’Connell

50013092000 Personal Services (Non Salary)

    50013096000 Personal Services (Non Salary)

Request that the Administration provide a breakdown regarding the disbursement for legal fees for the past four years.                                                                                                          Mr. Foley

Annex A (3 pages)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

gb #9-150.1  –   Administration/Mr. Monfredo/Miss Biancheria/
                           Mr. Foley/Miss McCullough/Mr. O’Connell
                          (June 12, 2019)
Response of the Administration to the request to provide a report regarding an action plan to help children read on grade level by the end of grade three and include class sizes, reading programs, teacher training and the need for additional funding.
Annex A

 

 

 

gb #9-152.1  –  Administration/Mr. Monfredo/Miss Biancheria/
                           Miss McCullough/Mr. O’Connell
                          (June 12, 2019)Response of the Administration to the request to consider offering a quality primary summer school reading program for those students in need of additional services.
Backup

 

 

gb #9-185.1  –  Administration/Mr. Monfredo/Miss Biancheria/
                           Miss McCullough/Mr. O’Connell/Mayor Petty
                          (June 12, 2019)
Response of the Administration to the motion to provide a report as to what is being done to promote math and reading for the summer months.
Annex A (61 pages)

 

 

gb #9-204  – Mr. Comparetto/Miss McCullough/Mayor Petty
                         (May 23, 2019)To set a date to recognize the WPS students who recently presented their research at Harvard University.
gb #9-214  – Mr. O’Connell/Miss Biancheria/Miss McCullough/
                       Mr. Monfredo/Mayor Petty
                       (June 1, 2019)
To forward a letter of congratulations to Brady Fenner, a sixth grade student at Worcester Arts Magnet School, on pitching a perfect game for the 99 Restaurant team in the Tris Speaker Little League: 9 to nothing, 18 batters, 18 strikeouts.
gb #9-215  – Administration
                       (June 5, 2019)To consider approval of the proposed expansion to grades 6 through 8 at the T.E.C. (Think, Explore, Create) Schools, a private, for profit, school located in the Trinity Lutheran Church at 73 Lancaster Street in Worcester, MA.
Annex A(52 pages)

 

 

gb #9-216  – Administration
                       (June 12, 2019)To accept a donation in the about of $2, 250.00 from Project Bread Summer Eats for the purchase of 3 picnic tables for Worcester Public School’s sponsored mobile summer meal service on the front lawn area of Curtis Apartments, 32 Great Brook Valley Avenue.
gb #9-217   –  Administration
                        (June 12, 2019)To forward letters to the Nelson Place’s top fundraiser team for the Hole in the Wall Gang Camp, founded by Paul Newman, which is dedicated to providing “ a different kind of healing” to seriously ill children and their families through a variety of year-round programs.Hamilton (Cindylee, James, JJ, and Brady)     Kathy Beshai
Jim and Susan Burns                                            Linda Carlson
Zachary and Lori Conlon                                     Avery Fisher
Kevin Griffin                                                         Asya Kabanov
Alina Khaspekov                                                Alicia and Nadia Lubowicki
Aiden and Lynn Mathieu                                 Tara and Tyler Prentiss
Avaree Sims                                                        Christina Stead
Bella Mara                                                         John and Mykayla Kenmuir
Irene and Isaiah Ruiz                                     Jayvian Bush
Evelynn Conety                                               Joanna King Conety
gb #9-218  –  Mr. Monfredo/Miss Biancheria/Mr. Foley/
                        Miss McCullough/Mr. O’Connell/Mayor Petty
                       (June 5, 2019)
To forward letters of congratulations to the following elementary schools for achieving a chronic absentee rate of less than 6% for the school year:Belmont Street Community School, Canterbury Street Magnet Computer-Based School, Chandler Magnet School, Flagg Street School, Goddard School of Science and Technology, Heard Street School, Jacob Hiatt Magnet School, Lake View School, Lincoln Street School, May Street School, McGrath Elementary School, Midland Street School, Nelson Place School and Norrback Avenue School
gb #9-219  – Miss Biancheria/Mr. Foley/Miss McCullough/
                       Mr. Monfredo/Mr. O’Connell
                      (June 11, 2019)
Request that the Administration review the admissions criteria for Worcester Technical High School and the process for establishing the wait list.
gb #9-220  – Miss Biancheria/Mr. Foley/Miss McCullough/
                       Mr. Monfredo/Mr. O’Connell
                      (June 11, 2019)
Request that the Administration review the Drug Task Force and include plans for the coming school year.
gb #9-221  – Miss Biancheria/Mr. Foley/Miss McCullough/
                      Mr. Monfredo/Mr. O’Connell
                     (June 11, 2019)
Request that the Administration provide a list of the number of schools that don’t have a cafeteria and the accommodations that are made for students at these sites.
gb #9-222  – Administration
                         (June 12, 2019)To consider all items filed by the School Committee that have budgetary implications in light of the FY20 Budget.
Annex A(3 pages)

Annex B

gb #9-223  – Administration
                      (June 13, 2019)To create the Patricia Falcone Memorial Scholarship Fund and accept donations to it from various donors in the amount of $2,215.00.
XI. ADJOURNMENT

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

 

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