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School Committee Agenda #12 – May 21, 2015

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

AGENDA #12

The School Committee will hold a regular meeting:
on: Thursday, May 21, 2015
at: 6:00 p.m. – Executive Session
7:00 p.m. – Regular Session
in: Council Chamber, City Hall

ORDER OF BUSINESS

ACTION

I. CALL TO ORDER  –  REGULAR MEETING
INVOCATION – Pastor Judith Hanlon
Hadwen Park Congregational Church
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE/NATIONAL ANTHEM
II. ROLL CALL
III. APPROVAL OF RECORDS

aor #5-10 – Clerk
(May 14, 2015)

To consider approval of the Minutes of the School Committee Meeting of Thursday, April 30, 2015.

aor #5-11 – Clerk
(May 14, 2015)

To consider approval of the Minutes of the School Committee Meeting of Thursday, May 7, 2015.

IV. MOTION FOR RECONSIDERATION – NONE
V. IMMEDIATE ACTION

gb #5-120.1 – Administration/Mr. Monfredo/Mr. Foley/Mr. O’Connell/Miss Biancheria/Ms. Novick/Miss Ramirez/Mayor Petty
(May 11, 2015)

To recognize the students at South High Community School for receiving the 2015 Youth Volunteer Group Award at the Harvest Project Annual Celebration.

gb #5-121.1 – Administration/Mr. Monfredo/Mr. Foley/Mr. O’Connell/Miss Biancheria/Ms. Novick/Miss Ramirez/Mayor Petty
(May 11, 2015)

To recognize Maureen Binienda, Principal of South High Community School, for receiving the “Partners in Excellence Principal Award” from Mass Insight Education for her advocacy and support of the AP STEM Program.

gb #5-122.1 – Administration/Mr. O’Connell/Mr. Foley/Miss Biancheria/Ms. Novick/Miss Ramirez/Mr. Monfredo/Mayor Petty
(May 11, 2015)

To recognize Mary Doyle, a teacher at Burncoat High School, and James Keenan, a teacher at South High Community School, for receiving the Partners in Excellence Teacher Award from Mass Insight Education.

gb #5-123.1 – Administration/Mr. O’Connell/Mr. Foley/Miss Biancheria/Ms. Novick/Miss Ramirez/Mr. Monfredo/Mayor Petty
(May 11, 2015)

To recognize First Night Worcester for its work in developing, and expanding, its “Worcester On The Move” program for the benefit and well-being of the students of South High Community School.

gb #5-138 – Administration
(May 13, 2015)

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

VI. REPORT OF THE SUPERINTENDENT

ros #5-6 – Administration
(May 13, 2015)

PRESENTATION OF THE INNOVATION PLAN FOR CLAREMONT ACADEMY

Annex A (3 pages)
Annex B (108 pages)
VII. COMMUNICATION AND PETITION – NONE
VIII. REPORT OF THE STANDING COMMITTEE

The Standing Committee on Teaching, Learning and Student Supports met at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 19, 2015 in Room 410 at the Durkin Administration Building.

IX.

 

5-17

PERSONNEL

The Superintendent has APPROVED the RETIREMENT of the person(s) named below:

Conroy, Barbara, Teacher, Home Economics, South High, effective April 24, 2015

5-18 The Superintendent ACKNOWLEDGES the RESIGNATION of the person(s) named below:

Cooper-Morgan, Amalene, Biology, effective May 7, 2015

5-19 The Superintendent has APPROVED the APPOINTMENT of the person(s) named below:

Frangou-Apostolou, Triada, Teacher, School Adjustment Counselor, Systemwide, MA +30, Step 8, $73,949 effective May 13, 2015. Licensed: School Social Work/School Adjustment Counselor – All levels.

X. GENERAL BUSINESS

gb #5-139 – Administration
(May 5, 2015)

To accept a donation in the amount of $500.00 from the United Way for Burncoat Street Preparatory School for achieving the highest percent of staff supporting the United Way (74%).

gb #5-140 – Administration
(May 5, 2015)

To accept a donation in the amount of $25.00 from Michael and Anne Olivo for the Tatnuck Magnet Elementary School.

gb #5-141 – Administration
(May 5, 2015)

To consider the quarterly update, dated March 31, 2015, prepared by the Central MA Special Education Collaborative.

Annex A (4 pages)
gb #5-142 – Mr. O’Connell
(May 6, 2015)

To review and consider the SPECIAL – “Students in Pursuit of Educational and Creative Integration via Alternative Learning” – initiative as proposed by Ben Adusei and Dan Mahoney of Doherty Memorial High School.

gb #5-143 – Mr. Monfredo
(May 11, 2015)

To set a date to recognize Belmont Street Community School for receiving the Reading Energizer Award from the Scholastic Book Company and Energizer.

gb #5-144 – Miss Biancheria
(May 12, 2015)

Request that the Administration provide the number of Worcester Public School families that are homeschooling their child/ren and include the names of the schools and the number of counselors involved in this program.

gb #5-145 – Administration
(May 12, 2015)

To accept a donation in the amount of $500.00 from the United Way for Burncoat High School for donating $3,058, the highest donation systemwide.

gb #5-146 – Administration
(May 13, 2015)

To discuss strategy with respect to collective bargaining or litigation if an open meeting may have a detrimental effect on the bargaining or litigating position of the governmental body, to conduct strategy sessions in preparation for negotiations with nonunion personnel, to conduct collective bargaining sessions or contract negotiations with nonunion personnel.

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, 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 Stacey DeBoise Luster, Human Resource Manager, 20 Irving Street, Worcester, MA 01609. 508-799-3020.
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