CLERK OF THE SCHOOL COMMITTEE
WORCESTER PUBLIC SCHOOLS
20 IRVING STREET
WORCESTER, MASSACHUSETTS 01609
|The School Committee will hold a regular meeting:|
|on:||Thursday, December 17, 2015|
|at:||6:00 p.m. – Executive Session7:00 p.m. – Regular Session|
|in the:||Esther Howland, South Chamber at City Hall|
ORDER OF BUSINESS
|I.||CALL TO ORDER – REGULAR MEETING|
|INVOCATION – Pastor Lou Soiles, Journey Community Church|
|PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE/NATIONAL ANTHEM|
|III.||APPROVAL OF RECORDS
aor #5-25 – Clerk (December 9, 2015)
To consider approval of the Minutes of the School Committee Meeting of Thursday, December 3, 2015.
|Annex A (14 pages)|
|IV.||MOTION FOR RECONSIDERATION – NONE|
gb #5-270.1 – Administration/Mr. Foley/Miss Ramirez/Mr. Monfredo/Mr. O’Connell/Mayor Petty (December 7, 2015)
To recognize Tracy O’Connell Novick for being selected to receive MASC’s Division IX (Urban) All-State School Committee 2015 award.
|gb #5-316.1 – Administration/Mr. O’Connell/Ms. Novick/ Miss Ramirez/Mr. Monfredo/Mayor Petty (December 7, 2015)
To recognize, with gratitude and appreciation, the quarter century of service by James O’Donoghue as announcer of Worcester Public Schools’ games at Foley Stadium.
|gb #5-336 – Administration (December 7, 2015)
To recognize Tracy O’Connell Novick for her years of dedicated service to the Worcester Public Schools.
|gb #5-337 – Administration (December 7, 2015)
To recognize Hilda Ramirez for her years of dedicated service to the Worcester Public Schools.
|gb #5-338 – Administration (December 7, 2015)
To recognize Dolores Gribouski for her years of dedicated service to the Worcester Public Schools.
|gb #5-339 – Administration (December 7, 2015)
To consider input from the School Committee’s student representatives.
|VI.||REPORT OF THE SUPERINTENDENT
ros #5-14 – Administration (December 9, 2015)
SCHOOL SAFETY AND SECURITY ASSESSMENT REPORT
|Annex A (29 pages)|
|VII.||COMMUNICATION AND PETITION
c&p #5-8 – Clerk (December 4, 2015)
To consider a petition from a citizen regarding a proposed policy for non-arrest of students at school.
|Annex A (3 pages)|
|VIII.||REPORT OF THE STANDING COMMITTEE
The Standing Committee on Teaching, Learning and Student Supports met at 5:35 p.m. on Tuesday, December 8, 2015 in Room 410 at the Durkin Administration Building.
The Superintendent ACKNOWLEDGES the RESIGNATION of the persons named below:
Fay, Linda, Teacher, Science, Unassigned, effective November 12, 2015.
Rosales, Elisa, Teacher, Mathematics, North, effective October 30, 2015
|5-53||The Superintendent has APPROVED the APPOINTMENT of the persons named below:
Boulay, Michelle, Teacher, Elementary, Burncoat Prep, MA, Step 5, $61,912 effective November 30, 2015. Licensed: Elementary 1-6.
Burke-Montero, Brendan, Teacher, English as a Second Language, Burncoat High, BA, Step 2, $47,522 effective October 17, 2015. Licensed: English as a Second Language 5-12.
Howard-Donlin, Grace, Director, Advanced High School Academy at Doherty, MA, Step 4, $94,979 effective November 30, 2015. Licensed: Principal/Assistant Principal 9-12.
Mercado, Albert, Liaison, Guidance, Systemwide, MA+30, Step 8, $75,428, effective November 30, 2015. Licensed: School Guidance Counselor 5-12.
gb #5-340 – Administration (November 30, 2015)
To accept a donation in the amount of $500 from Susan & Seth Popinchalk for the Goddard Scholars Academy.
|gb #5-341 – Administration (December 3, 2015)
To accept a donation in the amount of $5,720.35 from parents, students, friends, and relatives to support a spelling contest for Lake View School.
|gb #5-342 – Mr. Monfredo (December 8, 2015)
Request that the Administration forward a letter of appreciation to Robert Kraft for a donation of $100,000 to Worcester Technical High School.
|gb #5-343 – Administration (December 9, 2015)
To accept donations in the amount of $500.00 each from Big Y Foods, Inc. for the following schools:
Gates Lane School of Science and Technology
Grafton Street School
Midland Street School
Tatnuck Magnet School
Forest Grove Middle School
|gb #5-344 – Ms. Novick (December 9, 2015)
Request that the School Committee consider adopting the City Manager’s statement against Islamophobia.
|gb #5-345 – Mr. O’Connell (December 9, 2015)
To set a date to recognize, with gratitude and appreciation, the donation of $50,000 by the Worcester Rotary Club to assist with construction, by the students of Worcester Technical High School, of the Myra Kraft Footbridge at Elm Park.
|gb #5-346 – Administration (December 9, 2015)
To accept a donation in the amount of $195.00 from JVE Co, Inc. for Tatnuck Magnet School.
|gb #5-347 – Administration (December 9, 2015)
To consider a budget reduction in the amount of $501,120 to reflect the final state budget for charter school reimbursement and tuition assessments.
|Annex A (2 pages)|
|gb #5-348 – Administration (December 9, 2015)
To provide an update on litigation relative to elevator fines assessed against the Worcester Public Schools – City of Worcester v. Elevators Maintenance & Service et. al., Worcester Superior Court Civil Action No. WOCV2015-00062-B
To discuss the deployment of security personnel or devices, or strategies in the Worcester Public Schools.
Helen A. Friel, Ed.D.