Agenda #14 School Committee August 15, 2019

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

AGENDA #14

The School Committee will hold a regular meeting:
on: Thursday, August 15, 2019
at: 5:00 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

Reverend Richard Trainor – Blessed Sacrament Church

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE/NATIONAL ANTHEM
II. ROLL CALL
III. APPROVAL OF RECORDS

aor #9-15  –  Clerk

(August 7, 2019)

To consider approval of the Minutes of the School Committee Meeting of Thursday, July 18, 2019.

Annex A (20 pages)
IV. MOTION FOR RECONSIDERATION – NONE
V. IMMEDIATE ACTION – NONE
VI. REPORT OF THE SUPERINTENDENT – NONE
VII. COMMUNICATION AND PETITION – NONE
VIII. REPORT OF THE STANDING COMMITTEE – NONE
IX. PERSONNEL – NONE
X. GENERAL BUSINESS

gb #9-219.1  –  Administration/Miss Biancheria/Mr. Foley/Miss McCullough/Mr. Monfredo/Mr. O’Connell        (July 18, 2019)

Response of the Administration to the request to review the admissions criteria for Worcester Technical High School and the process for establishing the wait list.

Annex A ( 9 pages)
gb #9-244  –  Mr. Monfredo/Miss Biancheria/Mr. O’Connell/Mayor Petty

(July 11, 2019)

Request that the Administration forward letters of congratulations to the following members of the “Worcester: Future Teachers Instructional Team” for a very productive summer program at Worcester State University:

Worcester State University – Instructors

Ray Lewis

Margaret Mann

Worcester Public Schools – Instructors

Sara Grajales         Carlo DiBonaventura

Migdalia Platt         Laurie Dennis

gb #9-245  –  Administration

(July 11, 2019)

To approve a prior fiscal year payment in the total amount of $2,392.50 to EI US, LLC dba (doing business as) LearnWell for services rendered on invoices dated January 22, 2018, which were not paid due to a change in the company’s name.

Annex A (1 page)
gb #9-246  –   Administration

(July 11, 2019)

To approve a prior fiscal year payment in the total amount of $896.00 to Providence Nursing Agency for services rendered on June 17 and June 18, 2019 to two certified Nursing Assistants (CNA).

gb #9-247  –   Administration

(July 11, 2019)

To approve a prior fiscal year payment in the amount of $538.84 to Stevens Children’s Home Inc. dba (doing business as) Stevens Treatment Programs for services rendered to a student from June 27 through June 30, 2019 due to a placement change by the Department of Mental Health (DMH).

gb #9-248  – Mr. O’Connell/Miss Biancheria/Mr. Monfredo

(July 26, 2019)

To comment on the proposed “Revision of Categorical Eligibility in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)” issued by the US Department of Agriculture.

gb #9-249  – Mr. O’Connell/Miss Biancheria/Mr. Monfredo

(July 26, 2019)

Request that the Administration provide a proposed budget for a multi-faceted staff diversity recruitment initiative, and to allocate funds to implement it from the additional state aid furnished by the FY20 State Budget as enacted during July.

gb #9-250  – Administration

(August 8, 2019)

To consider adjustments to the FY20 Budget based on the final state budget.

Annex A ( 5 pages)
gb #9-251  –  Miss Biancheria/Mr. Monfredo/Mr. O’Connell

(August 1, 2019)

Request that the Administration provide its plans for the allocation of the new funding from the State.

 

gb #9-252  –  Miss Biancheria/Mr. Monfredo/Mr. O’Connell

(August 1, 2019)

Request that the Administration provide information regarding the hiring of a Health Educator with the new funding from the State, to deal with students on drug related issues and vaping.

gb #9-253  –  Mr. O’Connell/Miss Biancheria/Mr. Monfredo/Mayor Petty

(August 5, 2019)

To set a date to recognize Sarah Kyriazis, Manager of Instructional Technology and Digital Learning, on her selection as recipient of the 2019 Administrator Award from MassCUE (Massachusetts Computer Using Educators).

gb #9-254  –  Administration

(August 5, 2019)

To consider approval of the following donations:

-$6,498.50 from various fundraising efforts at Woodland Academy

-$500.00 from EOS Foundation to Francis McGrath Elementary School for the 2019 Healthy  Start Award

-$365.25 from Lifetouch to Chandler Magnet School

-$155.00 from various donors to the Patricia Falcone Memorial Scholarship

gb #9-255  –  Mr. O’Connell/Miss Biancheria/Mr. Monfredo

(August 5, 2019)

Request that the Administration consider installation of vertical banners in the vicinity of schools, highlighting the colors and iconic symbols of the schools, funded where feasible by donations of the schools’ corporate partners and supportive businesses and citizens.

gb #9-256 –   Mr. Monfredo

(August 7, 2019)

Request that the Administration forward a letter of appreciation to Scott Parkman and Michelle Putnam for the enhancement work both inside and outside of Flagg Street School.

gb #9-257 –   Mr. Monfredo

(August 7, 2019)

Request that the Administration provide an update on the State’s Foundation Funding and its impact on the district.

XI. EXECUTIVE SESSION

gb #9-258     – (Administration)

(August 7, 2019)

To discuss strategy with respect to litigation for EAW CAS Petition Bus Drivers, if an open meeting may have a detrimental effect on the litigation 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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