Agenda #13 School Committee July 18, 2019

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

AGENDA #13

The School Committee will hold a regular meeting:
on: Thursday, July 18, 2019
at: 6:00 p.m. – Executive Session

4:00 p.m. – Regular Session

in the: Esther Howland, South Chamber at City Hall

 

ORDER OF BUSINESS ACTION
I. CALL TO ORDER  –  REGULAR MEETING
INVOCATION   Pastor Lou Soiles – Journey Community Church
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE/NATIONAL ANTHEM
II. ROLL CALL
III. APPROVAL OF RECORDS
aor #9-14  –  Clerk

(July 3 , 2019)

To consider approval of the Minutes of the School Committee Meeting of Thursday, June 20, 2019.

Annex A (29 pages)
IV. MOTION FOR RECONSIDERATION – NONE
V. IMMEDIATE ACTION _NONE
VI. REPORT OF THE SUPERINTENDENT

ROS #9-9.1  – Administration/Administration

(July 2, 2019)

Response of the Administration to the request to provide a detailed report on the number of homeless students currently enrolled in the Worcester Public Schools and include the number of students who are doubled up, in foster care or living in shelters.

Annex A (1 page)
ROS #9-11  – Administration

(July 12, 2019)

SELF EVALUATION, GOALS AND BENCHMARKS OF THE SUPERINTENDENT FOR 2019-20.

Annex A (4 pages)

Annex B (4 pages)

VII. COMMUNICATION AND PETITION_NONE
VIII. REPORT OF THE STANDING COMMITTEE

The Standing Committee on Governance and Employee Issues met on Monday, July 1, 2019 at 5:30 p.m. in Room 410 at the Durkin Administration Building.

Annex A ( 4 pages)
IX. PERSONNEL-NONE
X. GENERAL BUSINESS
gb #8-153.5 – Administration/Administration
(June 27, 2019)Response of the Administration to the request that the Superintendent and district and school leadership monitor and implement the Strategic Plan and provide a report quarterly to the School Committee.
Annex A (33 pages)

Strategic Plan 2019 – Evidence Summary

gb #9-195.3  –  Administration/Administration
(June 27, 2019)Response of the Administration to the following motions from the FY20 Budget:

50013292000 Special Education Tuition

Request that the Administration provide a report on the number of special education students and indicate:

-their placement and

-the per diem costs associated with residential placement                           Mr. O’Connell

500122-92000 Athletics Ordinary Maintenance

Request that the Administration provide a composite list of funding obtained through grants, from the Worcester Educational Development Foundation, the District Attorney’s office and Recreation Worcester.                Miss Biancheria

 

Annex A (5 pages)

 

 

 

 

Annex B (1 page)

gb #9-225  – Miss McCullough/Miss Biancheria/Mr. Monfredo/ Mr. O’Connell/Mayor Petty
(June 14, 2019)To set a date to recognize Jacob Hiatt Middle School teacher Ann Ruchala for being recognized as the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (MCPHS) community person of the year.
gb #9-226  – Miss McCullough/Miss Biancheria/Mr. Monfredo/Mr. O’Connell
(June 14, 2019)To review pick up and drop off policies for all schools to ensure student safety and smooth traffic flow.
gb #9-227  –  Mr. Monfredo/Miss Biancheria/Miss McCullough/Mr. O’Connell
(June 26, 2019)Request that the Administration provide an update on when cursive writing is taught in the district and include any changes forthcoming in the future.
gb #9-228  – Administration
(June 26, 2019)To consider review of the following Innovation Schools Annual Evaluations:

Chandler Magnet School

Claremont Academy

Goddard Scholars Academy at Sullivan Middle School

Goddard School of Science and Technology

Woodland Academy

Academy of Science, Technology and Health at Worcester East Middle School

Worcester Technical High School and

University Park Campus School

 

 

Annex A (14 pages)

Annex B (17 pages)

Annex C (17 pages)

Annex D (25 pages)

Annex E (15 pages)

Annex F (25 pages)

Annex G (17 pages)

Annex H (15 pages)

Annex I ( 20 pages)

gb #9-229  – Mr. O’Connell/Miss Biancheria/Miss McCullough/Mr. Monfredo
(July 1, 2019)Request that the Administration consider implementation of a pilot program in Worcester, modeled on that implemented by the Las Vegas City Council, to allow parking tickets to be paid with donations of school supplies for the benefit of the Worcester Public Schools.
Annex A 9-229
gb #9-230  – Administration
(July 2, 2019)To approve a prior fiscal year payment in the amount of $5,575.00 to an SEI Endorsement Course Instructor for services rendered.
Annex A 9-230
gb #9-231  – Administration
(July 2, 2019)To approve a prior fiscal year payment in the amount of $153.15 to the Director of Nursing for travel (mileage) in FY19.
gb #9-232  – Administration
(July 2, 2019)To extend the proposed contract of Attorney Paige L. Tobin from Murphy, Lamere and Murphy for three years.
gb #9-233  – Administration
(July 2, 2019)To extend the proposed contract of Attorney Sean P. Sweeney for three years.
gb #9-234  – Administration
(July 8, 2019)To consider approval of the Chapter 74 Programming for the new Doherty Memorial High School.
Annex A ( 62 pages)
gb #9-235  –  Administration
(July 9, 2019)To approve a prior fiscal year payment in the amount of $284.15 for in-state travel reimbursement for a teacher.
gb #9-236  – Administration
(July 9, 2019)To consider approval of the following donations:

$688.43 from Lifetouch to Woodland Academy

$47.30 from Box Tops for Education to Woodland Academy

$136.14 from CEC Entertainment Inc./Chuck E. Cheese to Woodland Academy

$481.29 from Lifetouch to Tatnuck Magnet School

$750.00 from Verizon Foundation to Tatnuck Magnet School

$250.00 from Furniture Trust Organization, Inc. to St. Casimir’s Alternative School for 2nd place in the Eco Carpentry Challenge (Small School Shop).

$50.00 from a donor to the South High Community School Food Pantry in memory of Maureen Mohammed

$300.00 from Sunbelt Rentals Inc. to the South High Community School Diesel Program

$500.00 from New England Dairy Food Council to South High Community School

$43.50 from Box Tops for Education to Canterbury Street Magnet Computer-Based School

$1,275.00 from various donors to the Patricia Falcone Memorial Scholarship

$500.00 from Project Bread Summer Eats for the purchase of

3-4 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 #9-237  – Mr. O’Connell/Miss Biancheria/Miss McCullough/Mr. Monfredo
(July 10, 2019)Request that the Administration coordinate with officials of the City of Worcester, and appropriate utilities, to discover and repair, leaks in gas lines in the vicinity of schools.
gb #9-238  – Mr. O’Connell/Miss Biancheria/Miss McCullough/Mr. Monfredo
(July 10, 2019)Request that the Administration offer training in “domestic skills” and personal financial management to Worcester students and interested citizens through Night Life and after-school and summer programs.
gb #9-239  – Mr. O’Connell/Miss Biancheria/Miss McCullough/Mr. Monfredo
(July 10, 2019)Request that the Administration review “Creating the Will: A Community Roadmap to Achieving Educational Excellence for Latino Students in Worcester,” and to consider both progress made, and topics which require further attention, since issuance of the report in July 2011.
gb #9-240  – Mr. O’Connell/Miss Biancheria/Miss McCullough/Mr. Monfredo
(July 10, 2019)Request that the Administration interact with the Harvard Teacher Fellows Program, and Teach for America, as to placement of prospective teachers in the Worcester Public Schools.
gb #9-241  – Administration
(July 10, 2019)To accept the Career and Technical Education Partnership Planning Grant in the amount of $7,500.00.
Annex A (1 page)
gb #9-242  – Administration
(July 10, 2019)To accept a donation of various instruments from the Berklee College of Music in the total estimated value of $13,500.
Annex A (1 page)
XI. EXECUTIVE SESSION

gb #9-243  – (Administration)
(July 10, 2019)

To discuss strategy with respect to collective bargaining and to conduct collective bargaining regarding Grievance #18/19-17.

To discuss strategy with respect to collective bargaining and to conduct collective bargaining regarding Grievance #18/19-19.

To discuss strategy with respect to litigation for a Worker’s Compensation for a teacher, if an open meeting may have a detrimental effect on the litigating position of the School Committee and the chair so declares.

 

XII. ADJOURNMENT

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

 

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