Governance and Employee Issues 12-17-19

Committee Members   Administrative Representatives
John F. Monfredo, Chairman   Jennifer Boulais
Dianna L. Biancheria, Vice-Chairman   Helen A. Friel, Ed.D.
Donna Colorio    

 

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

AGENDA #4

The Standing Committee on GOVERNANCE AND EMPLOYEE ISSUES will hold a meeting:
on: Tuesday, December 17, 2019
at: 4:00 p.m.
in : Room 410, Durkin Administration Building

 

ORDER OF BUSINESS ACTION
I. CALL TO ORDER  –
II. ROLL CALL
III GENERAL BUSINESS
gb #8-153.2  –  Administration/Administration   (June 11, 2018)

To discuss the proposed Strategic Plan.

gb #8-204  –  Mr. Comparetto/Miss McCullough/Mr. Monfredo  (June 13, 2018)

Request that the Administration consider creating a Development Specialist position to help raise much needed funding for the Worcester Public Schools.

gb #8-301.1 –  Administration/Mr. O’Connell/Miss Biancheria/Mr. Comparetto/

Mr. Foley/Miss McCullough/Mr. Monfredo   (October 23, 2018)

Response of the Administration to the request to provide an update on the education plan approval process for homeschooled children and specify when the process will be completed for the current academic year, including an update on plans to expedite the process to assure its rapid and efficient completion for 2019-20.

gb #9-42  –  Mr. O’Connell/Miss Biancheria/Mr. Comparetto/Miss McCullough/

Mr. Monfredo  (January 30, 2019)

To establish a practice and procedure for expeditious compliance with School Committee Policy GCA (“All professional staff positions in the school system will be created initially by the Superintendent and approved by the School Committee.”)

gb #9-109  –  Mr. Comparetto  (March 13, 2019)

Request that the Administration consider hiring a consultant to study racial equity in the Worcester Public Schools.

gb #9-132  –  Mr. Comparetto  (March 27, 2019)

Request that the City consider updating the City Charter by creating district School Committee seats.

gb #9-273  –  Mr. O’Connell/Miss Biancheria/Mr. Monfredo (August 23, 2019)

To review the newly established policy and practice of San Mateo (California) High School, based on a successful pilot project, of prohibiting use of cellphones in school by students during the academic day.

gb #9-274  –  Mr. O’Connell/Miss Biancheria/Mr. Monfredo (August 23, 2019)

To review the newly established policy and practice of the Crestwood (Ohio) Local School District which prohibits use of cellphones in schools by students except before and after school, at extracurricular activities and at school-related lunches.

gb #9-323  –   Administration (September 24, 2019)

To consider amendments to the current Alcohol, Tobacco and Drug Use by Students Prohibited Policy as contained in both the Student Handbook and the Policy Manual.

Annex A (2 pages)
gb #9-325  –  Administration (October 4, 2019)

To consider approval of the MASC Policy JBB – Educational Equity to be included in the Policy Manual.

Annex A (1 page)
gb #9-350  –  Miss McCullough/Mr. Foley/Mr. Monfredo (October 14, 2019)

Request that the School Committee work with the Clerk of the School Committee to determine 3 or 4 dates in 2020 for policy forums/conversations that will be open to the community.

gb #9-377  –  Administration    (November 7, 2019)

To consider approval of the following MASC Policies:

–        JB – Equal Educational Opportunities

‑         JFABD – Homeless Students: Enrollment Rights And Services

‑         JFABE – Educational Opportunities For Military Children

‑         JFABF – Educational Opportunities For Children In Foster Care

Annex A 9 (1 page)

Annex B 9 (3 pages)

Annex C 9 ( 2 pages)

Annex D 9 (2 pages)

XI. ADJOURNMENT

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

 

 

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