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School Committee Agenda #12 – April 11, 2016

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

AGENDA #12

The School Committee will hold a special meeting:
on: Monday, April 11, 2016
at: 4:00 p.m.
in: Room 205, Durkin Administration Building

ORDER OF BUSINESS

ACTION

I. CALL TO ORDER
INVOCATION – NONE
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE/NATIONAL ANTHEM
II. ROLL CALL
III. APPROVAL OF RECORDS – NONE
IV. MOTION FOR RECONSIDERATION – NONE
V. IMMEDIATE ACTION – NONE
VI. COMMUNICATION AND PETITION – NONE
VII. REPORTS OF THE STANDING COMMITTEES  –  NONE
VIII. PERSONNEL  –  NONE
IX. REPORT OF THE SUPERINTENDENT  –  NONE
X. GENERAL BUSINESS

gb #6-59.1 – Administration/Mr. Monfredo/Ms. Colorio/Mr. Foley/
Mr. O’Connell/Miss Biancheria/Miss McCullough
(March 14, 2016)

To meet with the Legislative Delegation to:

  • discuss items generated by the School Committee
  • consider working on the creation of laws that would benefit
    the children and
  • request items from the delegation to be included on the
    agenda.
XI. ADJOURNMENT

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

“The Worcester Public Schools is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer/Educational Institution and does not discriminate regardless of race, color, gender, age, religion, national origin, gender identity, marital status, sexual orientation, disability or homelessness. The Worcester Public Schools provides equal access to employment and the full range of general, occupational and vocational education programs. For more information relating to Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action contact the Human Resource Manager, 20 Irving Street, Worcester, MA  01609, 508-799-3020.”

 

X. GENERAL BUSINESS                                                                                  CURRENT ITEM – gb #6-59.1
Administration/Mr. Monfredo/                                                                       S.C. MEETING – 4-11-16
Ms. Colorio/Mr. Foley/Mr. O’Connell/
Miss Biancheria/Miss McCullough
(March 14, 2016)

1ST ITEM       gb #6-59      S.C.MTG. 2-4-16
2ND ITEM     gb #6-59.1   S.C.MTG. 4-11-16

 

ITEM:
To meet with the Legislative Delegation to:

– discuss items generated by the School Committee
– consider working on the creation of laws that would benefit the children and
– request items from the delegation to be included on the agenda.

ORIGINAL ITEM: Mr. Monfredo/Ms. Colorio/Mr. Foley/Mr. O’Connell/Miss Biancheria/Miss McCullough
(January 15, 2016)

To set the date of March 11, 2016 to meet with the Legislative Delegation to:

– discuss items generated by the School Committee
– consider working on the creation of laws that would benefit the children and
– request items from the delegation to be included on the agenda.

PRIOR ACTION:
2-4-16 – Mr. Monfredo made the following motion:

Request that the following topics be included on the agenda of the next joint meeting with the local delegation:

  • kindergarten funding
  • an amendment to the Charter School reimbursement formula
  • an alignment of the inflation rate with current trends
  • impact on the Worcester Public Schools in terms of the definition of low income Chapter 70 funding

On a voice vote, the motion was approved.
Mr. Monfredo requested that the School Committee and Administration forward their legislative agenda items to the Clerk of the School Committee three weeks in advance of the meeting.
Dr. Rodrigues indicated that Senator Moore suggested that the next meeting be in early April or May and Senator Chandler indicated that April 1, 2016 would be the most appropriate time to have this meeting because it is before the House convenes its sessions.
Miss Biancheria requested an updated report on the 2015 Summer Programs as soon as possible.

BACKUP:
Annex A (1 page) contains a copy of a list of topics to discuss.
Annex B (1 page) contains a copy of the FY17 Budget Priorities.
Annex C (2 pages) contains a copy of the New Foundation Spending Areas.
Annex D (2 pages) contains a copy of the Seven Point Financial Plan for Advancing Student Achievement and Program Sustainability.
Annex E (16 pages) contains a copy of HD 4338 “An Act to Modernize Municipal
Finance and Government”.

RECOMMENDATION OF MAKER:

RECOMMENDATION OF ADMINISTRATION:
Discuss.

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