Agenda # 4 School Committee 3-7-19

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

AGENDA #4

The School Committee will hold a regular meeting:
on: Thursday, March 7, 2019
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

Pastor Lou Soiles
Journey Community Church

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE/NATIONAL ANTHEM
II. ROLL CALL
III. APPROVAL OF RECORDS  – NONE
IV. MOTION FOR RECONSIDERATION – NONE
V. IMMEDIATE ACTION

gb #9-77  –  Administration
                   (February 22, 2019)

To consider input from the School Committee’s student representatives.

 

VI. REPORT OF THE SUPERINTENDENT

ROS #9-3 –   Administration
                    (February 27, 2019)

TECHNOLOGY PLAN

 

Annex A (24 pages)
VII. COMMUNICATION AND PETITION -NONE
VIII. REPORT OF THE STANDING COMMITTEE – NONE
IX. PERSONNEL

9-12   The Superintendent has APPROVED the APPOINTMENT of the person named below:

Da Silva, Kim, Teacher, Allied Health, Worcester Technical, Level 6, Step 1, $58,953 effective February 25, 2019. License Pending Nurse Assisting 9-14.*
*prorated

9-13    The Superintendent has ACCEPTED the RESIGNATION of the person named below:

O’Leary, Krystal, Teacher, Allied Health, Worcester Technical, effective March 8, 2019.

 

X. GENERAL BUSINESS

gb #9-20.1  – Administration/Miss McCullough/Miss Biancheria/
                      Mr. Foley/Mr. Monfredo/Mr. O’Connell
                     (February 22, 2019)

Response of the Administration to the request to provide a report on the Advanced Placement course offerings and include student/parent feedback, guidelines and costs for the exams.

Annex A (2 pages)
gb #9-35.1  – Administration/Mr. O’Connell/Miss Biancheria/
                    Mr. Comparetto/Miss McCullough/Mr. Monfredo
                    (February 26, 2019)
Response of the Administration to the request to develop a process, for use with Worcester Public Schools construction and “accelerated repair” projects, to ensure that contractors participating in these projects, as general contractors or as subcontractors, pay their employees all wages to which those employees are entitled by law, including, but not limited to, regular wages, overtime, holiday pay, and, where applicable, minimum wage, all calculated, as appropriate, at prevailing wage rates.
Annex A (1 page)
gb #9-68  –   Miss Biancheria/Mr. Foley/Miss McCullough/
                    Mr. Monfredo/Mr. O’Connell
                    (February 15, 2019)Request that the Administration ask the City Manager to provide a report on the Shannon Initiative Grant in the amount of $656,525.14 and indicate how it will impact youth violence and gang activities and work, in conjunction with the Worcester Public Schools, to implement it.
gb #9-78  –   Administration
                    (February 20, 2019)To consider approval of the following courses:

Acting Character Study Magnet ·     Introduction to Networking
Advanced Acting I Magnet ·     Language and Literature Through the Arts
Advanced Acting II Magnet ·     Machine Operations
Advanced Technical Theater ·     Media Arts III
African American Literature ·     Media Arts IV
American Literature ·     Meteorology
CNA and Health Care Skills ·     Musical Theater for Performance Majors
Comparative Mythology ·     Neuropathophysiology and Film
Construction Techniques and Specifications Course Application ·     News and Media Literacy OCPL
Computer Science Discoveries (For Middle School) ·     Personal Financial Literacy OCPL
Directing I Magnet ·     Playwriting Magnet
Directing II Magnet ·     SAT Math Preparation
Economics ·     Shakespeare- Tragedies and Comedies
Ensemble I Magnet ·     Technical Theater II & Design II Magnet
Ensemble II Magnet ·     Theater Lab Acting
History of Theater Magnet ·     Theater Lab technical Theater
Integrated Dance ·     Urban Agriculture and Food Systems
Introduction to Acting Magnet ·     US Government and Politics

 

·     Contemporary World Religions

 

Annex A (67 pages)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

gb #9-79  –  Mr. O’Connell/Miss Biancheria/Miss McCullough/
                      Mr. Monfredo/Mayor Petty
                    (February 20, 2019)
To set a date to recognize, with gratitude and appreciation, the work of the Worcester Railers in painting and refurbishing the library of Vernon Hill Elementary School.
gb #9-80  –  Administration
                   (February 20, 2019)To accept the Gateway Cities English Learner Enrichment Academies Grant in the amount of $150,000.00.
Annex A (1 page)
gb #9-81  –  Administration
                   (February 27, 2019)To accept the History and Social Science Instructional Planning and Implementation Grant in the amount of $7,540.00.
Annex A (1 page)
gb #9-82  –   Mr. O’Connell/Miss Biancheria/Miss McCullough/
                    Mr. Monfredo
                   (February 27, 2019)
To apply to participate in the Massachusetts State Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate Diploma Program (APIB) Fee Subsidy Program (Subsidized Exam Fee: $15), for the benefit of Worcester students.
gb #9-83  –  Executive Session (Administration)
                   (February 27, 2019)To conduct strategy in preparation for contract negotiations with nonunion personnel and to conduct negotiations with nonunion personnel – Superintendent.

To discuss the deployment of Security Personnel or devices or strategies with respect thereto.

To discuss strategy with respect to collective bargaining for an Instructional Aide, if an open meeting may have a detrimental effect on the bargaining position of the School Committee and the chair so declares.

To discuss strategy with respect to collective bargaining for a Bus Monitor, if an open meeting may have a detrimental effect on the bargaining position of the School Committee and the chair so declares.

To discuss strategy with respect to collective bargaining and to conduct collective bargaining regarding Grievance #18/19-3.

To discuss strategy with respect to collective bargaining and to conduct collective bargaining regarding Grievance #18/19-6.

To discuss strategy with respect to collective bargaining for Plumbers and Steamfitters – IUPE, if an open meeting may have a detrimental effect on the collective bargaining position of the School Committee and the chair so declares.

To discuss strategy with respect to collective bargaining for Tradesmen – IUPE, if an open meeting may have a detrimental effect on the collective bargaining position of the School Committee and the chair so declares.

XI. ADJOURNMENT

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

 

 

 

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