CLERK OF THE SCHOOL COMMITTEE
WORCESTER PUBLIC SCHOOLS
20 IRVING STREET
WORCESTER, MASSACHUSETTS 01609
|The School Committee will hold a regular meeting:|
|on:||Thursday, May 4, 2017|
|at:||6:00 p.m. – Executive Session
7:00 p.m. – Regular Session
|in the:||Esther Howland, South Chamber at City Hall|
ORDER OF BUSINESS
|I.||CALL TO ORDER – REGULAR MEETING|
|INVOCATION – Reverend Richard Trainor
Blessed Sacrament Church
|PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE/NATIONAL ANTHEM|
|III.||APPROVAL OF RECORDS – NONE|
|IV.||MOTION FOR RECONSIDERATION – NONE|
gb #7-151.1 – Administration/Administration
To recognize Brian Allen for having received for the 4th time, the Meritorious Budget Award for excellence in preparation and issuance of its budget for the Fiscal Year 2016-17 from the Association of the School Business Officials International (ASBO).
|gb #7-165.1 – Administration/Administration
(April 28, 2017)To recognize the following schools for having received the Eos Foundation and Massachusetts School Breakfast Challenge Award:
|gb #7-174 – Administration
(April 28, 2017)
To consider input from the School Committee’s student representatives.
|VI.||REPORT OF THE SUPERINTENDENT
ROS #7-8 – Administration
RECENT INITIATIVES IN THE NUTRITION DEPARTMENT OF THE WORCESTER PUBLIC SCHOOLS
|Annex A (16 pages)|
|VII.||COMMUNICATION AND PETITION – NONE|
|VIII.||REPORT OF THE STANDING COMMITTEE – NONE|
The Superintendent has APPROVED the APPOINTMENT of the person named below effective as shown:
Belsito, Joseph, Teacher, Worcester Technical, Vocational, BA, Step 1, $45,064 effective April 24, 2017. Waiver: Painting & Design 9-14.
gb #6-308.1 – Administration/Mr. O’Connell/Mr. Monfredo/Ms. Colorio/Miss Biancheria
To discuss the impact of radiofrequency electromagnetic radiation from wifi and cellular towers on students and staff in schools, potentially including neurologic impairment and malignancy, and to consider means of minimizing any such risk within the Worcester Public Schools by changes as to practice and policy.
|Annex A (1 page)
|gb #7-159.1 – Administration/Mr. O’Connell/Mr. Foley/Ms. Colorio/Mr. Monfredo/Miss Biancheria
(April 6, 2017)
To select a voting delegate and an alternate voting delegate for the Annual Business Meeting of the Massachusetts Association of School Committees, scheduled for November 1, 2017.
|gb #7-168.1 – Administration/Mr. O’Connell/Mr. Foley/Ms. Colorio/Mr. Monfredo/ Miss Biancheria
(April 28, 2017)
Request that the School Committee consider revisions to the proposed resolutions regarding the need to fund the recommendations of the Foundation Budget Review Commission.
|gb #7-175 – Mr. Monfredo
(April 20, 2017)
Request that the Administration, on behalf of the School Committee, forward e-mails to all teachers and nurses in the Worcester Public Schools during National Teacher’s Week May 8 – 12 and Nurses’ Appreciation Week May 6-12 in appreciation for their efforts for the students in the Worcester Public Schools.
|gb #7-176 – Administration
(April 25, 2017)To accept a donation from the Eos Foundation in the amount of $500 each to the following schools for their commitment to support universal free, after the bell, breakfast in the classroom (BIC) as a powerful tool to fight childhood hunger and boost academic achievement:
Belmont Street Community School
Canterbury Street Magnet Computer-Based School
Chandler Elementary Community School
Elm Park Community School
Lincoln Street School
Francis J. McGrath Elementary School
Union Hill School
Vernon Hill School
Wawecus Road School
|gb #7-177 – Miss Biancheria
(April 26, 2017)Request that the Administration review the precautionary measures and safety features under the safety regulations of the bus contracts for both the Worcester Public Schools and Durham School Services.
|gb #7-178 – Administration
(April 26, 2017)
To consider approval of the new 7th grade science textbook published by McGraw Hill, Inc.
|gb #7-179 – Administration
(April 26, 2017)To discuss strategy with respect to collective bargaining for Teachers and Unit A/B, if an open meeting may have a detrimental effect on the collective bargaining position of the School Committee and the chair so declares
To consider an International Union of Public Employees (I.U.P.E.) Grievance Complaint – HVAC Technician
Helen A. Friel, Ed.D.