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School Committee Agenda #21 – September 7, 2017

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

AGENDA #21

The School Committee will hold a regular meeting:
on: Thursday, September 7, 2017
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 Brent Newberry, First Baptist Church
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE/NATIONAL ANTHEM
II. ROLL CALL
III. APPROVAL OF RECORDS

aor #7-18 –    Clerk
(August 30, 2017)

To consider approval of the Minutes of the School Committee Meeting of Tuesday, August 22, 2017.

 Annex A (1 page)
aor #7-19 –    Clerk
(August 30, 2017)

To consider approval of the Minutes of the School Committee Meeting of Thursday, August 24, 2017.

 Annex A (24 pages)
aor #7-20 –    Clerk
(August 30, 2017)

To consider approval of the Minutes of the School Committee Meeting of Tuesday, August 29, 2017.

Annex A (4 pages)
IV. MOTION FOR RECONSIDERATION – NONE
V. IMMEDIATE ACTION

gb #7-245.2  – Administration/Administration
(August 28, 2017)

To recognize the Alternative School Team for receiving the “Most Creative Use of Materials” Award for the Furniture Trust’s Annual Signature event, The Eco Carpentry Challenge 2017.

gb #7-252.1  –  Administration/Mr. O’Connell/Mr. Foley/Miss Biacheria/Mr. Monfredo/Ms. Colorio/Mayor Petty
(August 28, 2017)
To recognize the following Claremont Peer Mediators, who were trained through the Center for Nonviolent Solutions, to help resolve the conflicts of their peers throughout the 2016-17 academic year:

Yaw Amponsa              Fathi Horor

Marigona Bacaliu         Rodrigo Portillo

Keyla Blanco                Oscar Rosario

Mileyda Cruz               Steven Robles

Yellybeth Diaz             Michelle Veth

gb #7-293  –    Administration
(August 30, 2017)

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

VI. REPORT OF THE SUPERINTENDENT

ROS #7-12  – Administration
(August 30, 2017)

COLLABORATIVE LEARNING

Annex A (11 pages)
VII. COMMUNICATION AND PETITION – NONE
VIII. REPORT OF THE STANDING COMMITTEE – NONE
IX. PERSONNEL – NONE
X. GENERAL BUSINESS

gb #7-294  –  Mr. Monfredo
(August 22, 2017)

Request that the Administration encourage the schools to celebrate Constitution Day on September 17th with appropriate activities on the significance of what the Constitution represents to this country.

gb #7-295  –  Mr. O’Connell
(August 30, 2017)

Request that the Administration provide a report on the 2017 preliminary accountability data furnished by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education to the Worcester Public Schools.

 gb #7-296  –  Administration
(August 30, 2017)

To accept the Toxic Use Reduction Institute Grant in the amount of $10,000.

Annex A (2 pages)
gb #7-297  –  Miss Biancheria
(August 30, 2017)

Request that the Administration provide a list of the Chapter 74 courses and also provide the site, the career path and the year of graduation for the students in the program.

gb #7-298  –  Miss Biancheria
(August 30, 2017)

Request that the Administration provide a follow up report on the Worcester East Middle School’s Science Lab and the career connection for students to the Chapter 74 courses at both North High and Worcester Technical High schools.

gb #7-299  –    Administration
(August 30, 2017)

To accept by a roll call vote the following donations:

–    $442.32 from Lifetouch to Tatnuck Magnet School
–    $505.09 from Lifetouch to Chandler Magnet School
–    $600.00 from Sunbelt Rentals, Inc. & S.R.E. for the Diesel Program at South High Community School

gb #7-300  –    Administration
(August 30, 2017)

To discuss collective bargaining for Nurses, if an open meeting may have a detrimental effect on the bargaining or litigation position of the School Committee and the chair so declares.

To discuss collective bargaining for Custodians, if an open meeting may have a detrimental effect on the bargaining or litigation position of the School Committee and the chair so declares.

To discuss collective bargaining for Computer Technicians, (Unit D) if an open meeting may have a detrimental effect on the bargaining or litigation position of the School Committee and the chair so declares.

To discuss collective bargaining for Instructional Assistants, if an open meeting may have a detrimental effect on the bargaining or litigation position of the School Committee and the chair so declares.

To conduct contract negotiations with non-union personnel:
-Non-Represented Employees – Administrators
-Non-Represented Employees – Non-Administrators

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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