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School Committee Agenda #26A – October 20, 2016

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

AGENDA #26A                                                              SUPPLEMENTAL

The School Committee will hold a regular meeting:
on: Thursday, October 20, 2016
at: 6:00 p.m. – Executive Session
7:00 p.m. – Regular Session
in the: Council Chamber, City Hall

ORDER OF BUSINESS

ACTION

I. CALL TO ORDER  –  REGULAR MEETING
INVOCATION
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 – NONE
VII. COMMUNICATION AND PETITION – NONE
VIII. REPORTS OF THE STANDING COMMITTEES – NONE
 IX. PERSONNEL – NONE
X. GENERAL BUSINESS

gb #6-235.1 – Administration
(October 18, 2016)

To consider approval of the Worcester Public Schools’ Substance
Use Prevention and Abuse Education Policy.

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.”

X. GENERAL BUSINESS                                                   CURRENT ITEM – gb #6-235.1
Administration                                                                   S.C. MEETING – 10-20-16
(October 18, 2016)

1ST ITEM gb #6-235                                    S.C.MTG. 7-14-16
2ND ITEM gb #6-235.1           S.C.MTG. 10-20-16

ITEM:
To consider approval of the Worcester Public Schools’ Substance Use Prevention
and Abuse Education Policy.

ORIGINAL ITEM: Mr. O’Connell/Ms. Colorio/Mr. Monfredo/Miss Biancheria
(June 15, 2016)

To verify the compliance of the Worcester Public Schools with Chapter 71, Section
96 of the Massachusetts General Laws, which requires that “[e]ach public school
shall have a policy, regarding substance use prevention and the education of its
students about the dangers of substance abuse. The school shall notify the parents
or guardians of all students attending the school of the policy and shall post the
policy on the school’s website.”

PRIOR ACTION:
7-14-16 – Referred to the Administration.

BACKUP:
Annex A (4 pages) contains a copy of the proposed Worcester Public Schools’
Substance Use Prevention and Abuse Education Policy.

RECOMMENDATION OF MAKER:

RECOMMENDATION OF ADMINISTRATION:
Approve.

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