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School Committee Agenda #16 – May 5, 2016

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

AGENDA #16

The School Committee will hold a regular meeting:
on: Thursday, May 5, 2016
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

ACTION

I. CALL TO ORDER  –  REGULAR MEETING
INVOCATION – Reverend Paul Frechette
Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE/NATIONAL ANTHEM
II. ROLL CALL
III. APPROVAL OF RECORDS

aor #6-12 –   Clerk
(April 27, 2016)

To consider approval of the Minutes of the School Committee Meeting of Friday, April 11, 2016.

Annex A (2 pages)
IV. MOTION FOR RECONSIDERATION – NONE
V. IMMEDIATE ACTION

gb #6-169  –   Administration
(April 27, 2016)

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

VI. REPORT OF THE SUPERINTENDENT – NONE
VII. COMMUNICATION AND PETITION – NONE
VIII. REPORT OF THE STANDING COMMITTEE – NONE
 IX. PERSONNEL – NONE
X. GENERAL BUSINESS

gb #6-170  –   Mr. O’Connell
(April 22, 2016)

To set a date to recognize, with gratitude and appreciation, the organizers and volunteers of the Working for Worcester initiative, which enlisted the assistance of 1,100 volunteers in projects which benefited the Worcester Public Schools, the young people of Worcester, and the citizens of Worcester generally.

gb #6-171  –   Mr. O’Connell
(April 25, 2016)

To request a status report from the Administration regarding the ventilation system at the Canterbury Street Magnet Computer-Based School.

gb #6-172  –   Administration
(April 27, 2016)

To accept a donation from Big Y Foods, Inc., in the amount of $500 for Goddard School of Science and Technology.

gb #6-173  –  Administration
(April 27, 2016)

To select a voting delegate and an alternate voting delegate to the Annual Business Meeting of the Massachusetts Association of School Committees.

gb #6-174  –   Miss Biancheria
(April 27, 2016)Request that the Administration enhance its partnership with the Quest Center at Quinsigamond Community College in an effort to involve our students in the course offerings regarding manufacturing for the 21st Century.
gb #6-175  –   Miss Biancheria
(April 27, 2016)

Request that the Administration provide information regarding Career Construction Day to include the date, location and number of students who will attend the event.

gb #6-176  –   Mr. Monfredo
(April 27, 2016)To set a date to recognize the following donors who graciously contributed funds for the CPR (compression training)/AED program to begin in September in all secondary schools:

–     Worcester District Medical Society

–     The Hanover Insurance Group

–     Greater Worcester Foundation

–     Worcester Educational Development Foundation

–     CVS Health

–     Worcester County Sheriff’s Association

–     UMASS Medical School

–     Spectrum Health Services

–     Ryan P. Quinn Memorial Golf Tournament

–     Ann Day and Donna Enberg

–     Richard and Kathleen Perry

–     Elinor Lamberton

gb #6-177  –   Administration
(April 27, 2016)To accept the Academic Support Services Work and Learning Grant in the amount of $74,835.
Annex A (7 pages)
gb #6-178  –   Administration
(April 27, 2016)To discuss strategy with respect to collective bargaining for all Collective Bargaining Agreements, if an open meeting may have a detrimental effect on the collective bargaining position of the School Committee and the chair so declares.

To discuss strategy in preparation for contract negotiations with nonunion personnel and to conduct negotiations with nonunion personnel – Superintendent-Elect.

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.”
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