School Committee Agenda # 2 – April 30, 2018

Standing Committee on Finance and Operations

Committee Members
John L. Foley, Chairman
Molly O. McCullough, Vice-Chairman
Dante Comparetto
Administrative Representative
Brian Allen

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

AGENDA # 2

The Standing Committee on Finance and Operations will hold a meeting:
on: Monday, April 30, 2018
at: 5:00 p.m.
in: Room 410, Durkin Administration Building
ORDER OF BUSINESS ANNEX
I. CALL TO ORDER – REGULAR MEETING
II. ROLL CALL
III. GENERAL BUSINESS

gb #6-203  –  Mr. O’Connell/Ms. Colorio/Mr. Monfredo/Miss Biancheria  (May 23, 2016)

To install welcoming messages at the main entrances of each of the Worcester Public Schools.

gb #6-281  –  Mr. O’Connell/Mr. Monfredo/Miss McCullough/Miss Biancheria  (August 10, 2016)

To implement the provisions of the November 1995 letter of the Commissioner of Education, and the Advisory on School Governance which accompanied it, that “the school committee remains the body responsible for approving and transmitting school department expenditures to the municipal accountant for the drawing of warrants. The Department of Revenue’s Division of Local Services has advised that all school department bills must be approved by the school committee. When the superintendent, or principal and superintendent, have statutory authority to incur expense, the Department of Revenue advises that the bills must be approved by them as well as by the committee.”

gb #6-411  –  Miss Biancheria/Mr. O’Connell/Mr. Monfredo/Ms. Colorio (December 1, 2016)

Request that the Administration develop a process to address the issues of older school buildings to include examinations of:

–  water systems

–  foundations

–  leaking roofs

–  heating systems and

–  wrapped pipes

gb #7-3  –  Mr. O’Connell/Mr. Foley/Mr. Monfredo/Miss McCullough  (December 16, 2016)

To review the 2016 Successor Settlement Agreement between the United States of America and the Worcester Public Schools, and to determine the programmatic requirements of implementing it in full.

ros #7-3  –  Administration  (January 25, 2017)

FY18 PRELIMINARY BUDGET ESTIMATE

gb #7-136  – Ms. Colorio/Mr. O’Connell/Mr. Monfredo/Miss Biancheria  (March 23, 2017)

Request that the Administration study the feasibility of establishing a Hotel and Restaurant within a vacant Worcester public school and authorize the electrical, plumbing and other appropriate divisions of Worcester Technical High School to rehabilitate the property and then realize the profit from this enterprise.

gb #7-280  –  Mr. O’Connell/Mr. Monfredo/Miss Biancheria/Ms. Colorio  (August 1, 2017)

To request energy audits of the facilities which are used but not owned by the Worcester Public Schools.

gb #7-342  –  Administration  (September 29, 2017)

To review the status of the FY18 Budget and make appropriate transfers as required.

Annex A (2 pages)
Annex B (1 page)
gb #7-343  – Administration   (October 2, 2017)

To consider an update to the Building Use Fee Schedule for the rental of space within the Worcester Public Schools.

gb #7-364  –    Mr. Monfredo  (October 20, 2017)

Request that the Administration consider changing the pay scale for day-by-day substitutes in the Worcester Public Schools.

gb #8-17  – Administration   (January 5, 2018)

To consider the findings and recommendations of the Facilities Master Plan Report as prepared by Symmes Maini & McKee Association Inc., Architects, (SMMA).

gb #8-33  – Administration  (January 19, 2018)

To review the reports on compliance and internal controls for the City of Worcester, including the Worcester Public Schools, from the Certified Public Accounting Firm of CliftonLarsenAllen, LLP for the year that ended on June 30, 2017 which included the GAO and OMB A-133 Reports and the Management Letter and the Independent Accountants’ Report on Applying Agreed Upon Procedures for the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education End of Year Financial Report for fiscal year 2016-17, prepared by Robert C. Alario, CPA, P.C.

Annex A (21 pages)
Annex B (12 pages)
gb #8-72  – Administration   (February 14, 2018)

Request that the Administration set a date to hold a Joint Meeting of the City Council’s Standing Committee on Education and the School Committee’s Standing Committee on Finance and Operations to discuss the FY19 Budget.

gb #8-73  – Administration   (February 14, 2018)

To set a date for the public hearing on the FY19 Budget.

IV. ADJOURNMENT

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

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