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 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
|I.||CALL TO ORDER – REGULAR MEETING|
|INVOCATION – Reverend Paul Frechette
Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church
|PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE/NATIONAL ANTHEM|
|III.||APPROVAL OF RECORDS
aor #6-12 – Clerk
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|
gb #6-169 – Administration
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|
gb #6-170 – Mr. O’Connell
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.
Helen A. Friel, Ed.D.