Finance and Operations Agenda #5 November 18, 2019

Committee Members   Administrative Representative
John L. Foley, Chairman   Brian Allen
Molly O. McCullough, Vice-Chairman    
Dante Comparetto    

 

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

AGENDA #5

The Standing Committee on FINANCE AND OPERATIONS will hold a meeting:
on: Monday, November 18, 2019
at: 5:00 p.m.
in : Room 410, Durkin Administration Building

 

ORDER OF BUSINESS ACTION
I. CALL TO ORDER  –
II. ROLL CALL
III GENERAL BUSINESS

ITEMS FOR THIS AGENDA

gb #8-233  -Administration  (July 18, 2018)

To review the status of the FY19 Budget and make appropriate transfers as required.

Annex A (1 page)
gb #9-198  –  Mr. Foley/Miss McCullough/Mr. Monfredo/Mr. O’Connell

(May 13, 2019)

Request that the Administration consider the proposal by the parents and neighbors of Flagg Street School to construct a pathway from St. Paul Drive to Flagg Street School.

Annex A (2 pages)
gb #9-266  -Administration   (August 21, 2019)

To review the status of the FY20 Budget and make appropriate transfers as required.

Annex A (4 pages)

Annex B (1 page)

motion  gb #9-195.6  –  Miss Biancheria   (October 23, 2019)

50015292000 – Facilities Department Non-Salary

Request that the Administration provide a report as to the increase in testing and indicate what was done in the schools, as contained in line F Environmental Management Systems.           Miss Biancheria

Annex A (73 pages)
 
 

OTHER ITEMS

 
gb #9-11  –  Administration   (January 2, 2019)

To review the annual audit and agreed upon procedures on the Independent Accountant’s Report on Applying Agreed Upon Procedures for Student Activity Fund Testing for fiscal years 2016, 2017, and 2018 prepared by CliftonLarsenAllen, LLP.

gb #9-95  –  Miss Biancheria/Miss McCullough/Mr. Monfredo/Mr. O’Connell

March 13, 2019)

Request that the Administration survey the schools without air conditioning to verify their supply of fans for classrooms and availability of bottled water for students and staff for excessively hot days.

gb #9-267  -Administration   (August 21, 2019)

To review the annual audit and agreed upon procedures report on compliance and internal controls for the City of Worcester, including the Worcester Public Schools, for the year that ended on June 30, 2019 which included the Government Accountability Office (GAO) and the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) A-133 Reports and the Management Letter.

gb #9-268  -Administration   (August 21, 2019)

To review the annual audit and agreed upon procedures on the Independent Accountant’s Report on Applying Agreed Upon Procedures for Student Activity Fund Testing for fiscal year 2019.

gb #9-269  -Administration   (August 21, 2019)

To review the annual audit and agreed upon procedures on the Independent Accountants’ Report on Applying Agreed Upon Procedures for the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education End of Year Financial Report for fiscal year 2018-19.

gb #9-282  –  Mr. O’Connell/Miss Biancheria/Miss McCullough/Mr. Monfredo

(August 28, 2019)

To determine the most appropriate manner to review all plans for the siting and  construction of the replacement Doherty Memorial High School, in light of Section 4-1 (d) (5) of the Worcester Home Rule Charter, which provides that “No site for a school building shall be acquired by the city unless the approval of the site by the school committee is first obtained. No plans for the construction of or alterations, with the exception of ordinary repairs, in a school building shall be accepted, and no such work shall be commenced on the construction or alteration of a school building unless the approval of the school committee and the city manager shall have first been obtained.”

gb #9-355  -Miss McCullough/Miss Biancheria/Mr. Foley/Mr. Monfredo

(October 23, 2019)

Request that the Administration explore the feasibility of providing bus transportation to secondary students that live less than 2 miles from school.

gb #9-360  -Administration   (October 29, 2019)

To consider a change in home school assignments to Nelson Place School, Forest Grove Middle School, and Doherty Memorial High School for certain streets in the vicinity of upper Chester Street.

gb#9-365  Mr. Comparetto/Mr. Foley/Miss McCullough/Mr.Monfredo  (October 30,2019)

Request that the Administration install at least one single stall gender neutral bathroom in all new WPS buildings.

gb #9-366  -Mr. Comparetto   (October 30, 2019)

Request that the Administration organize a people’s budget quarterly forum for February of 2020.

motion  gb #9-333  –  Mr. Foley   (October 17, 2019)

Request that the Administration conduct a series of public session meetings at the Standing Committee on Finance and Operations at a time convenient to all School Committee members to discuss the disbursement of the new monies from the Student Opportunity Act.

XI. ADJOURNMENT

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

 

 

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