Governance and Employee Issues Agenda #2 May 20, 2019

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

 

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

AGENDA #2

The Standing Committee on GOVERNANCE AND EMPLOYEE ISSUES will hold a meeting:
on: Monday May 20, 2019
at: 5:30 p.m.
in : Room 410, Durkin Administration Building

 

ORDER OF BUSINESS ACTION
I. CALL TO ORDER  –
II. ROLL CALL
III GENERAL BUSINESS
gb #8-285  –  Mr. Foley/Mr. Comparetto/Miss McCullough/Mr. O’Connell

(September 25, 2018)

Request that the Administration consider the implications of excessive heat and humidity upon the learning environment in the classrooms and the schools without air conditioning and the adverse conditions for students, teachers and staff.  The Administration should develop a policy to be followed when the city has experienced consecutive days of excessive heat and humidity and the conditions in many of the schools are intolerable.

Annex A (2 pages)
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.

Annex A ( 4 pages)
gb #8-351  –  Administration  (November 19, 2018)

To amend the Policy Manual by deleting IHBG – Home Schooling Policy and replacing it with the Home Schooling Policy as contained in the Student Handbook.

Annex A ( 1 page)

OTHER AGENDA ITEMS

gb #8-74  –  Mr. O’Connell/Mr. Monfredo/Miss Biancheria/Miss McCullough  (February 14, 2018)

To formulate a policy, and appropriate protocols and guidelines, as to initiation of procedures in Juvenile Court under the “Children Requiring Assistance” statute (Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 119, Sections 21 and 39E – 39I), in light of the decision of the Supreme Judicial Court in Millis Public Schools v. M.P. et al (SJC-12384, February 6, 2018).

gb #8-153.2  –  Administration/Administration   (June 11, 2018)

To discuss the proposed Strategic Plan.

gb #8-174  –  Miss McCullough/Miss Biancheria/Mr. Foley/Mr. Monfredo  (May 15, 2018)

Request that the Administration review the overall Dress Code Policy and update it, if appropriate.

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 #9-39  –  Administration  (January 25, 2019)

To consider approval of the 2019-20 Student Handbook of the Worcester Public Schools.

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 #9-62  –  Mr. Comparetto/Mr. Foley/Miss McCullough  (February 13, 2019)

Request that the Administration consider changes to the Student Handbook regarding headwear.

 

gb #9-71  –  Mr. Monfredo/Miss Biancheria/Mr. Foley/Miss McCullough  (February 19, 2019)

Request that the Administration seek input by April 2, 2019 from secondary principals regarding changes to the cell phone policy.

gb #9-99  –  Mr. Comparetto/Mr. O’Connell   (March 13, 2019)

Request that the Administration review the action taken by the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection against White & Brite Cleaners in Worcester and take necessary precautions to ensure that the students and staff at Gates Lane School are safe from exposure to contaminants.

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.

XI. ADJOURNMENT

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

 

 

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