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School Committee Agenda #20 – September 20, 2018

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

AGENDA #20

The School Committee will hold a regular meeting:
on: Thursday, Septemner 20, 2018
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 – Pastor Lou Soiles Journey Community Church
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE/NATIONAL ANTHEM
II. ROLL CALL
III. APPROVAL OF RECORDS aor #8-17     Clerk (September 12, 2018) To consider approval of the Minutes of the School Committee Meeting of Thursday, September 6, 2018. Annex A (13 pages)
IV. MOTION FOR RECONSIDERATION – NONE
V. IMMEDIATE ACTION gb #8-255.1  – Administration/Mr. O’Connell/Miss Biancheria/Mr. Comparetto/Mr. Foley/Miss McCullough/Mr. Monfredo/Mayor Petty (September 11, 2018) To recognize, with gratitude and appreciation the work of the Worcester Railers in refurbishing and repainting the Lakeview School Library.
gb #8-256.1  – Administration/Administration (September 11, 2018) To recognize John McGovern, Director of Adult Education, for his 34 years of dedicated service to the Worcester Public Schools.
gb #8-263  –  Administration (September 11, 2018) To consider input from the School Committee’s student representatives.
VI. REPORT OF THE SUPERINTENDENT ROS #8-11  –   Administration (September 11, 2018) EARLY COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL PROGRAM Annex A (8 pages)
VII. COMMUNICATION AND PETITION – NONE
VIII. REPORT OF THE STANDING COMMITTEE
 IX.         8-31 PERSONNEL The Superintendent has APPROVED the RETIREMENT of the following persons named below: Barnard, Patricia, Focused Instructional Coach, McGrath Elementary, effective July 19, 2018. Brindisi, Thomas, Principal, Heard Street, effective July 21, 2018. Brophy, Mark, Director, Durkin Administration Building, effective August 31, 2018. Cahill, Kathleen, Teacher, Elementary, Flagg Street, effective August 14, 2018. Covello, Cynthia, Teacher, Elementary, Quinsigamond Elementary, effective August 16, 2018. Draine, Lucinda, Teacher, Special Education, Systemwide, effective August 22, 2018. Freidman, Frances, Department Head, World Language, Burncoat High effective September 9, 2018. Haynes, Marie, Assistant Principal, Rice Square, effective June 30, 2018. Looney-Quinn, Eileen, Assistant Director, Durkin Administration Building effective July 1, 2018. Lupica, Paul, Teacher, Special Education, North High, effective August 6, 2018. Lynch, Diane, Principal, South High, effective June 30, 2018. Mallaghan, Suzanne, Head Guidance Counselor, North High, effective August 28, 2018. McGlinn, Brent, Teacher, Special Education, Alternative at St. Casimir, effective July 12, 2018. Mozynski, Paula, Teacher, Special Education, Goddard School of Science & Technology, effective August 8, 2018. Rapa, Stephen, Department Head, Science, Burncoat Middle, effective July 23, 2018. Reitzell, Ann, Department Head, English, Burncoat High, effective August 5, 2018. Riley, Susan, Teacher, Elementary, Tatnuck Magnet, effective July 1, 2018. Smith, Janis, Teacher, Elementary, Grafton Street, effective July 7, 2018. Whalen, Catherine, Department Head, English, Doherty High, effective August 23, 2018.
8-32 The Superintendent has ACCEPTED the RESIGNATION of the persons named below: Bardsley, Karissa, Teacher, Elementary, Vernon Hill, effective August 7, 2018 Berry, Nicole, Teacher, Elementary, Wawecus Road, effective July 24, 2018 Bisson, Kevin, Teacher, Physical Education, Rice Square, effective August 10, 2018. Breault, Jessica, Teacher, Elementary, Goddard, effective July 24, 2018. Breault, Kathleen, Psychologist, Worcester East Middle, effective July 31, 2018. Burke, Danielle, Psychologist, Systemwide, effective August 6, 2018. Carrier, Denise, Teacher, Vocational, North, effective August 31, 2018. Clapper, Shayna, Teacher, Vocational, North, effective August 20, 2018. Culbert-Johnson, Ellen, Teacher, Elementary, Midland, effective August 21, 2018. Deacon, Rebecca, Teacher, Elementary, Nelson Place, effective August 6, 2018. Fermin, Miriam, Teacher, Spanish, Claremont, effective August 14, 2018. Flanigan, Kristina, Teacher, Speech, effective August 6, 2018. Freud, Nancy, Teacher, English as a Second Language, Vernon Hill, effective July 5, 2018. Gohary, Martin, Teacher, Music, North, effective July 31, 2018. Harrinton-Freeman, Renee, Behavior Specialist, Systemwide, effective August 20, 2018. Kelleher, William, Teacher, Science, Doherty, effective August 24, 2018. Klein, Elizabeth, Teacher, Speech, Systemwide, effective August 13, 2018. Kobialka, James, Teacher, English, South, effective August 8, 2018. Lane, Jeffrey, Department Head, Physical Education, Worcester Technical, effective July 31, 2018. Melendez, Doris, Behavior Specialist, Systemwide, effective July 10, 2018. Merchant, Elizabeth, Focused Instructional Coach, Canterbury, effective July 27, 2018. Moghni, Anam, Teacher, Speech, Systemwide, effective August 22, 2018. Mullin, Leanne, Teacher, Special Education, North, effective August 23, 2018. Nataro, Alma, Teacher, English, Doherty, effective July 21, 2018. Petracca, Michael, Behavior Specialist, Systemwide, effective August 22, 2018. Quinn, Michael, Teacher, Special Education, Gates Lane, effective August 20, 2018. Raci, Monika, Teacher, English as a Second Language, Heard Street, effective August 23, 2018. Salcedo, Leslie, Psychologist, McGrath Elementary, effective July 31, 2018. Seepersad, Rebecca, Teacher, Science, Doherty High, effective July 12, 2018. Thorsen, Robert, Teacher, Physical Education, Sullivan Middle, effective August 21, 2018. Wells, Sharon, Teacher, Special Education, Burncoat Prep, effective August 22, 2018. Wiles, Sarah, Teacher, Art, Systemwide, effective, July 17, 2018.
8-33 The Superintendent has APPROVED the TRANSFER of the teachers named below effective August 23, 2018: Anderson-Lopez, Lynn, from English as a Second Language at Doherty High to English as a Second Language at Forest Grove Middle. Arguello, Ignacio, from Social Studies at North High to Social Studies at Burncoat High. Baviello, Megan, from English as a Second Language at Worcester East Middle to English as a Second Language at Quinsigamond Elementary. Binienda, Mairecait, from Science at Challenge Academy, to Science at Challenge Academy.* Blake, Sherri, from English at North High to English at Doherty High. Bourdeau, David, from Industrial Arts at Doherty High to Industrial Arts at Alternative School at St. Casimir. Bracero, Kathleen, from Special Education at Gerald Creamer Center to Special Education at Gerald Creamer Center.* Brimmer, Kelly, from to Moderate Special Needs/Inclusion at Columbus Park to Moderate Special Needs at Columbus Park.* Brennan, Kim, from Science at Gerald Creamer Center to Science at Gerald Creamer Center.* Burke, Daniel, from Moderate Disabilities/Behavior Management at Alternative School at St. Casimir to Moderate Disabilities/Behavior Management at Alternative School at St. Casimir.* Campos, Yaribel, from Elementary at Belmont to Elementary Bilingual at Chandler Magnet. Chviruk, Cathryn, from English as a Second Language at Quinsigamond Elementary to Primary at Quinsigamond Elementary. Coyle, Karen, from Lead Teacher at Academic Center for Transition to Lead Teacher at Academic Center for Transition. Degnan, Shawn, from Social Studies at Reach Academy to Social Studies at Reach Academy.* Donahue, Colleen, from Primary at Vernon Hill to English as a Second Language at Worcester Arts Magnet. Dyer, Angela, from Moderate Special Needs/Behavior Management at Alternatve School at St. Casimir to Moderate Special Needs/Behavior Management at Alternative School at St. Casimir.* Engstrand, Debra, from Primary at Chandler Elementary to Primary at Roosevelt. Faiola, Ann Marie, from Intermediate at Chandler Magnet to Intermediate at West Tatnuck. Fournier, Michelle, from English Language Arts at Burncoat Middle to English Language Arts at North High. Freeman, Allison, from Primary at Canterbury to Primary at Thorndyke Road. Gabrielian, Michelle, from Intermediate at Lincoln Street to Intermediate at Lincoln Street.* Gaffney, Paul, from Science at Gerald Creamer Center to Science at Gerald Creamer Center.* Gage, Melanie, from English Language Arts at Challenge Academy to English Language Arts at Challenge Academy.* Galicia, Jean-Paul, from Spanish at Alternative School at St. Casimir to Spanish at Alternative School at St. Casimir.* Hakkarainen, Lynn, from School Adjustment Counselor, Systemwide to School Adjustment Counselor at Academic Center for Transition. Harvey, Janice, from English Language Arts at Gerald Creamer Center to English Language Arts at Gerald Creamer Center.* Howse, Christopher, from Moderate Special Needs/Behavior Management at Academic Center for Transition to Moderate Special Needs/Behavior Management at Academic Center for Transition.* Hurley, Jill, from Moderate Special Needs/Inclusion at Tatnuck Magnet to Moderate Special Needs/Inclusion at Tatnuck Magnet.* Irizarry-Kline, Elaine, from School Adjustment Counselor, Systemwide to School Adjustment Counselor.* Janecek, Judith, from SAIL at Nelson Place to SAIL at Nelson Place.* Juneau, Alana, from Art at Worcester Arts Magnet to Art at Worcester Arts Magnet.* Juneau, David, from Special Education at Gerald Creamer Center to Special Education at Gerald Creamer Center. Krikorian, Kraig, from Moderate Special Needs/Inclusion at North High to Moderate Special Needs/Behavior Management at Alternative School at St. Casimir. Kydd, Raymond, from Mathematics at Reach Academy to Mathematics at Reach Academy.* Lamoureaux, Mark, from Intermediate at Clark Street to Intermediate at Norrback. LaPlante, Rita, from Moderate Disabilities/Inclusion at Burncoat High to Learning Disabilities, Systemwide.* Lawson, Maureen from Kindergarten at Lincoln Street to Kindergarten at Columbus Park. Leduc, Julie, from Intermediate at Grafton Street to Intermediate at Thorndyke Road. Lester, Booker, from School Adjustment Counselor at Alternative School at St. Casimir to School Adjustment Counselor at Alternative School at St. Casimir.* Luong, Nghiem, from Science at Reach Academy to Science at Reach Academy.* Martin, Tammy, from Moderate Special Needs/Inclusion at Worcester East Middle to Moderate Special Needs/Inclusion at Worcester East Middle. McCarthy, David, from Social Studies at Gerald Creamer Center to Social Studies at Gerald Creamer Center.* McDonald, Meghan, from Physical Education at Goddard School to Physical Education at Doherty High. McNamara, David, from Mathematics at Challenge Academy to Mathematics at Challenge Academy.* Mejia-Cruz, Daniel, from Mathematics at Gerald Creamer Center to Mathematics at Gerald Creamer Center.* Migridichian, Gregg, from Industrial Arts at Alternative School at St. Casimir to Industrial Arts at Alternative School at St. Casimir. Moriarty, Scott, from Science at Gerald Creamer Center to Science at Gerald Creamer Center.* Navedo, Olga, from School Adjustment Counselor at Challenge and Reach Academies to School Adjustment Counselor at Challenge and Reach Academies. Nicol, John, from Mathematics at Gerald Creamer Center to Mathematics at Gerald Creamer Center.* Notaro, David, from Science at Gerald Creamer Center to Science at Gerald Creamer Center.* O’Brien, Melissa, from Social Studies at Creamer Center to Social Studies at Creamer Center.* O’Coin-Foley, Virginia, from Moderate Special Needs/Behavior Management at Safety Center Alternative School at Casimir to Moderate Special Needs/Behavior Management at Safety Center at Alternatve School at St. Casimir.* O’Neil, Kathryn, from Moderate Special Needs/Behavior Management at Alternative School at St. Casimir to Moderate Special Needs/Behavior Management at Alternative School at St. Casimir.* Orcutt, Elizabeth, from Moderate Special Needs/Behavior Management at Alternative at St. Casimir to Moderate Special Needs/Behavior Management at Alternative School at St. Casimir.* Papazian, Gina, from Kindergarden at Tatnuck Magnet to Kindergarten at Flag Street. Pappas, Christopher, from Industrial Arts at Alternative School at St. Casimir to Industrial Arts at Alternative School at Alternative School at St. Casimir.* Patrone, Daniel, from Moderate Special Needs/Behavior Management at Academic Center for Transition to Moderate Special Needs/Behavior Management at Academic Center for Transition. Phillips, Carrie, from School Adjustment Counselor at Alternative School at St. Casimir to School Adjustment Counselor at Alternative School at St. Casimir. Potito, Laura, from Intermediate at Norrback Ave to Intermediate at Quinsigamond. Reyes, Vinicio, from Mathematics at Alternative School at St. Casimir to Mathematics at Alternative School at St. Casimir.* Ritacco, Donna, from School Adjustment Counselor at Alternative School at St. Casimir to School Adjustment Counselor at Alternative School at St. Casimir.* Robert, Matthew, from English at Doherty High to English at Burncoat High. Robicheau, Celia Campo, from Guidance at Gerald Creamer Center to Guidance at Gerald Creamer Center.* Saldana, Israel, from Music at Burncoat Middle to Music at Burncoat Middle.* Shea, Cornelius, from Moderate Special Needs/Behavior Management at Alternative School at St. Casimir to Moderate Special Needs/Behavior Management at Alternative School at St. Casimir.* Snow, Justine, from English as a Second Language at North High to English as a Second Language at Doherty High. Sokolowski, Margaret, from Library Media, Systemwide at Gerald Creamer Center to Library Media, Systemwide at Gerald Creamer Center*. Swenson, Claire, from Special Education at Burncoat Middle to Special Education at North High. Toon, Erin, from Intermediate at Grafton Street to Intermediate at Roosevelt. Trainor, Pamela, from Intermediate Roosevelt to Intermediate at Chandler Elementary. Vargas, Beth, from English as a Second Language at Roosevelt to English as a Second Language at West Tatnuck. Venne, Katherine, from Moderate Disabilities at the Academic Center for Transition to Moderate Disabilities at Chandler Magnet. Walsh, Christine, from English Language Arts at Creamer Center to English Language Arts at Creamer Center.* Witt, Sheila, from Mathematics at Gerald Creamer Center to Mathematics at Gerald Creamer Center.*    * Employee successfully bid previous assignment
8-34 The Superintendent has APPROVED the LEAVE OF ABSENCE of the persons named below: Binkoski, Jacqueline, Social Studies, Burncoat High, effective August 23, 2018-June 30, 2019. Burks, Jannessa, Elementary, Elm Park, effective August 23, 2018-June 30, 2019. O’Rourke, Brittany, Elementary, Tatnuck Magnet, effective August 23, 2018-June 30. 2019. Polselli, Megan, Special Education, Burncoat Elementary, effective August 23, 2018-June 30, 2019. Simoes, Cori, Elementary, Quinsigamond Elementary, effective August 23, 2018-June 30, 2019. Taylor, Chavani, English as a Second Language, effective August 23, 2018-June 30, 2019. Weeks, Megan, Focused Instructional Coach, South High, effective August 23, 2018-June 30, 2019.
X. GENERAL BUSINESS gb #8-264  – Administration (September 6, 2018) To accept the Innovation Pathways Implementation Grant in the amount of $140,000. Annex A (1 page)
 gb #8-265  – Administration (September 6, 2018) To accept the UMass Classroom Enrichment Grant in the amount of $38,000. Annex A (1 page)
gb #8-266  – Administration (September 6, 2018) To accept the Toxic Use Reduction Community Grant in the amount of $10,000. Annex A (2 pages)
gb #8-267  – Administration (September 6, 2018) To accept the MCC SerHacer Grant in the amount of $16,000. Annex A (1 page)
gb #8-268  – Mr. Monfredo/Miss Biancheria/Mr. O’Connell/Mayor Petty (September 6, 2018) Request that the Administration forward letters of congratulations to Thu Le from Burncoat High School and Una Stivers from Doherty Memorial High School for winning the best bus design in Worcester’s Art Bus Contest, sponsored by Pow! Wow! Worcester, the Worcester Public Schools and the WRTA.
gb #8-269  – Mr. Monfredo/Miss Biancheria/Mr. O’Connell/Mayor Petty (September 10, 2018) Request that the Administration forward a letter of thanks to Pow! Wow! Worcester for the incredible art work the group has completed at eight schools in Worcester.
gb #8-270  – Miss Biancheria/Mr. Monfredo/Mr. O’Connell (September 10, 2018) Request that the Administration provide a report on the opportunities that will be made available from the manufacturing City partners for students in the Worcester Public Schools on Manufacturing Day that will take place on October 5, 2018.
gb #8-271  – Miss Biancheria/Mr. Monfredo/Mr. O’Connell (September 10, 2018) Request that the School Committee congratulate the Superintendent, students, staff and the administrative team for the outstanding “Recognition of Excellence Program” and for the inspirational speaker, Dr. Adolph Brown, III at the DCU Center.
gb #8-272  – Mr. Comparetto/Mr. Foley/Mr. Monfredo/Mr. O’Connell (September 12, 2018) Request that the Administration provide a report regarding new fees being charged to parents for students who are dropped off early to school.
gb #8-273  – Administration (September 12, 2018) To consider approval of the following donations: -$446.13 from Lifetouch to Chandler Magnet School -$385.06 from Lifetouch to Belmont Street Community School -to support the Exhilarate Worcester Initiative at Woodland Academy: $800.00 from various donors $100.00 from the Specialty Sandwich Co. $250.00 from C2 Skin Bar $250.00 from Yoga Health Concepts Inc. $250.00 from Eagle Cleaning Corporation $500.00 from UNUM
gb #8-274  – Administration (September 12, 2018) To approve a prior fiscal year payment in the amount of $71.00 made payable to National Seating & Mobility for services rendered in FY18.
gb #8-275  –  Executive Session (Administration) (September 12, 2018) To discuss strategy with respect to collective bargaining or litigation if an open meeting may have a detrimental effect on the bargaining position or litigating position of the public body and the chair so declares; and to conduct collective bargaining sessions re: IUPE Local 135 and Worcester School Committee, American Arbitration Association  No. 01-17-0005-2729 and related administrative agency litigation.
XI. ADJOURNMENT Helen A. Friel, Ed.D. Clerk of the School Committee
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