CLERK OF THE SCHOOL COMMITTEE
WORCESTER PUBLIC SCHOOLS
20 IRVING STREET
WORCESTER, MASSACHUSETTS 01609
|The School Committee will hold a regular meeting:|
|on:||Thursday, February 26, 2015|
|at:||6:00 p.m. – Executive Session
7:00 p.m. – Regular Session
|in:||Council Chamber, City Hall|
ORDER OF BUSINESS
|I.||CALL TO ORDER – REGULAR MEETING|
INVOCATION – Pastor Jarred Allebach
Grace Presbyterian Church
|PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE/NATIONAL ANTHEM|
|III.||APPROVAL OF RECORDS
aor #5-3 – Clerk
To consider approval of the Minutes of the School Committee Meeting of Thursday, February 5, 2015
|IV.||MOTION FOR RECONSIDERATION – NONE|
gb #5-6.1 – Administration/Mr. O’Connell/Mr. Monfredo/Miss Ramirez/Miss Biancheria/Mayor Petty
To recognize, with gratitude and appreciation, the donations by Saul Feingold and the Feingold Cos., with the assistance of the United Way of Central Massachusetts, for the purchase of iPads for the students of Belmont Street Community School.
gb #5-33.1 – Administration/Mr. O’Connell/Mr. Monfredo/Ms. Novick/Miss Ramirez/Miss Biancheria/Mayor Petty
(February 9, 2015)
To recognize and congratulate the twenty-two DECA students of Worcester Technical High School who have qualified for the DECA State Competition in March, and the following students who received awards in the 2015 DECA District 7 competition on January 9, 2015:
Including the following additional State Conference Qualifiers:
|gb #5-43.1 – Administration/Mr. Monfredo/Mr. O’Connell/Miss Ramirez/Miss Biancheria/Mayor Petty
(February 9, 2015)To recognize Jarred Allebach, Pastor of Grace Presbyterian Church for donations of books to Chandler Magnet School, help in designing a preschool yard and assistance with Earth Day events.
gb #5-52 – Administration
(February 10, 2015)
To consider input from the School Committee’s student representatives.
|VI.||REPORT OF THE SUPERINTENDENT – NONE|
|VII.||COMMUNICATION AND PETITION – NONE|
|VIII.||REPORT OF THE STANDING COMMITTEE – NONE|
The Superintendent has APPROVED the RETIREMENT of the person named below:
Britt-Currier, Barbarann, Elementary, Rice Square, effective February 13, 2015
|5-10||The Superintendent has approved the APPOINTMENT of the persons named below:
Cusack, Jennifer, Teacher, Reading, Sullivan Middle, MA+15, Step 9, $76,950, effective January 29, 2015. Licensed: Reading – All levels.
Haaker, Naomi, Teacher, Special Education ABA, Systemwide, MA Step 8, $70,865, effective February 2, 2015. License: N/A
gb #5-44.1 – Administration/Administration
To hold a public hearing on the Advanced Academy at Doherty Memorial High School.
|Annex A (8 pages)|
|gb #5-54 – Mr. Monfredo
(February 16, 2015)Request that the Administration encourage all of the schools to participate in the NEA’s Read Across America Day on Monday, March 2, 2015.
|gb #5-55 – Administration
(February 18, 2015)To accept a donation in the amount of $6,403.00 from the North High School Alumni Association for the purchase of a van for North High School.
|gb #5-56 – Administration
(February 18, 2015)To discuss strategy with respect to collective bargaining or litigation if an open meeting may have a detrimental effect on the bargaining or litigating position of the governmental body, to conduct strategy sessions in preparation for negotiations with nonunion personnel, to conduct collective bargaining sessions or contract negotiations with nonunion personnel.
Helen A. Friel, Ed.D.