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School Committee Agenda #17 – July 19, 2018

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

AGENDA #14

The School Committee will hold a regular meeting:
on: Thursday, July 19, 2018
at: 4:00 p.m. – Regular Session
5:00 p.m. – Executive Session
6:00 p.m. – Regular Session and Proposed Strategic Plan
in the: Esther Howland, South Chamber at City Hall

ORDER OF BUSINESS

ACTION

I. CALL TO ORDER  –  REGULAR MEETING
INVOCATION  – Rev. Jonathan Slavinskas
St. Bernard’s Church of Our Lady of Providence
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE/NATIONAL ANTHEM
II. ROLL CALL
III. APPROVAL OF RECORDS – NONE
IV. MOTION FOR RECONSIDERATION – NONE
V. IMMEDIATE ACTION – NONE
VI. REPORT OF THE SUPERINTENDENT

ROS #8-10  – Administration
(June 25, 2018)

SUPERINTENDENT’S MID-CYCLE REPORT BASED ON HER GOALS

 Annex A (46 pages)
VII. COMMUNICATION AND PETITION – NONE
VIII. REPORT OF THE STANDING COMMITTEE

The Standing Committee on Teaching, Learning and Student Supports met at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 19, 2018 in the Esther Howland South Chamber at City Hall.

 IX. PERSONNEL

8-29 The Superintendent has provisionally APPOINTED the person named below to the position of Junior Custodian, permanent/ fulltime at a salary of $16.06 (minimum) to $20.44 (maximum), per hour, effective as shown:

Sullivan, William 04/17/18

8-30 The Superintendent has approved the posting of the following non-represented positions:

School Bus Service Manager
School Bus Router
Acting Transportation Operations Supervisor
Transportation Liaison
School Bus Driver – Full Size Bus

X. GENERAL BUSINESS

gb #8-153.2  – Administration/Administration
(June 11, 2018)

To discuss the proposed Strategic Plan.

Annex A (2 pages)
Annex B (41 pages)
Annex C (10 pages)
Annex D (34 pages)
gb #8-173.1  – Miss Biancheria/Mr. Monfredo
(July 11, 2018)Response of the Administration to the request to provide a report on the number of employees in the Worcester Public Schools
who are on administrative leave.
gb #8-210  –  Miss McCullough/Mr. Monfredo/Miss Biancheria/
Mr. Comparetto/Mr. Foley/Mr. O’Connell/Mayor Petty
(June 18, 2018)To forward letters of recognition to:-      Simon Eber, Founder and Kid President of Simon Says Give, for providing fully stocked backpacks to 6th graders at Columbus Park Preparatory Academy, Goddard School of Science and Technology, Lincoln Street School and Woodland Academy.     (Miss McCullough)

–      Worcester Technical High School for being selected as one of 31 schools statewide to receive a grant of $495,575 from a Skills Capital Grant to support its Robotics Automation Technology Program.         (Mr. Monfredo)

gb #8-211  –  Administration
(June 24, 2018)To set a date to recognize Judy Freedman Fask and the Worcester Public Schools Transition Department for being awarded the American Alliance for Theatre & Education (AATE) 2018 Distinguished Book Award for the book entitled “Creative Collaborations through Inclusive Theatre and Community Based Learning.”
gb #8-212  –  Administration
(June 26, 2018)To set a date to recognize Mark Brophy, Instructional Support Personnel Director, for his 32 years of dedicated service to the students and staff in the Worcester Public Schools.
gb #8-213  –  Administration
(June 27, 2018)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 7, 2018.
 gb #8-214  –  Mr. O’Connell/Miss Biancheria/Mr. Comparetto/
Mr. Foley/Miss McCullough/Mr. Monfredo
(June 27, 2018)To discuss projected litigation as to the obligation of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to assure an “adequate education” to Massachusetts children, including potential plaintiffs, litigation funding sources, and a timeline.
 gb #8-215  –  Administration
(June 27, 2018)To consider approval of the following MASC policies to be included in the Policy Manual:

-Online Fundraising and Solicitation-Crowdfunding Policy

-Section GBEBD

-Student Submission to Educational Surveys and Research

-Section ILD

Annex A (2 pages)
Annex B (1 page)
 gb #8-216  –  Administration
(June 27, 2018)To consider approval of the following amendments to the FY19 Budget:

1.  Other Special Revenue Funds in the amount of $7,411,563, as contained on page 142 of the Budget Book

2.  the FY19 amended Budget in the amount of $397,814,142

3.  a reflection in the Minutes of the June 21st School Committee Meeting of the above mentioned amendments.

gb #8-217  –  Administration
(June 27, 2018)To consider the proposed policy regarding Appropriate School Response to Immigration Enforcement Activities to be included in the Policy Manual.
Annex A (2 pages)
gb #8-218  – Administration
(June 29, 2018)To approve a prior fiscal year payment in the amount of $685.00 made payable to the College Board for PSAT/NMSQT test fees.
gb #8-219  – Mr. O’Connell/Miss Biancheria/Mr. Comparetto/Mr. Foley/
Miss McCullough/Mr. Monfredo
(June 30, 2018)Request that the Administration verify the compliance, by the Worcester Public Schools, with Section 54C (a) of Chapter 71 of the Massachusetts General Laws (Chapter 443 of the Acts of 2016).
Backup (1 page)
gb #8-220  – Mr. O’Connell/Miss Biancheria/Mr. Comparetto/
Mr. Foley/Miss McCullough/Mr. Monfredo
(July 3, 2018)To consider approval of the proposed text of the 2018-19 Student Handbook and to approve the policies set forth therein in time for printing of the handbook itself and its translations, prior to the beginning of the 2018-19 academic year.
Annex A (12 pages)
Annex B (77 pages)
gb #8-221  – Administration
(July 5, 2018)To endorse the dissemination of the Policy Manual of the Worcester Public Schools.
Annex A (325 pages)
gb #8-222  – Mr. O’Connell/Miss Biancheria/Mr. Comparetto/
Miss McCullough/Mr. Monfredo
(July 5, 2018)To review the “indirect costs” assigned to the Worcester Public Schools by the City of Worcester for the FY19 year.
gb #8-223  – Administration
(July 9, 2018)To approve a prior fiscal year payment in the amount of $96.33 for in-state travel reimbursement for a Technology Focused Instructional Coach.
gb #8-224  – Administration
(July 9, 2018)To consider changing the title of the Standing Committee on Accountability and Student Achievement to the Standing Committee on School and Student Performance.
Backup (1 page)
gb #8-225  – Administration
(July 11, 2018)

To consider approval of the following donations:

– $8,000.00 from SME Education Foundation/General Motors to Worcester Technical High School Advanced Manufacturing Program

– $250.00 from WEDF to Woodland Academy

– $500.00 from Metso USA, Inc., to support the Exhilarate Worcester Initiative at Woodland Academy

– $250.00 from WEDF to Tatnuck Magnet School

– $250.00 from WEDF to Lake View School

– $2,000.00 from Saint-Gobain to Lake View School

– $738.82 from Lake View School PTO to Lake View School

– $2,000.00 from Furniture Trust Organization, Inc. to Worcester Alternative School

– $600.00 from Sunbelt Rentals Inc. to South High Community School Diesel Program

– $250.00 from WEDF to Lincoln Street School

– $250.00 from WEDF to New Citizen Center

gb #8-226 – Executive Session (Administration)
(July 11, 2018)

To discuss strategy with respect to collective bargaining for Plumbers and Steamfitters – IUPE, 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 with respect to collective bargaining for Tradesmen – IUPE, if an open meeting may have a detrimental effect on the collective bargaining position of the School Committee and the chair so declares.

XI. ADJOURNMENT

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

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