CLERK OF THE SCHOOL COMMITTEE
WORCESTER PUBLIC SCHOOLS
20 IRVING STREET
WORCESTER, MASSACHUSETTS 01609
|The School Committee will hold a regular meeting:|
|on:||Thursday, March 5, 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 – Reverend Dimitrios Moraitis
St. Spyridon Greek Orthodox Church
|PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE/NATIONAL ANTHEM|
|III.||APPROVAL OF RECORDS – NONE|
|IV.||MOTION FOR RECONSIDERATION – NONE|
gb #5-22.1 – Administration/Mayor Petty/Mr. O’Connell/Mr. Monfredo/Ms. Novick/Miss Ramirez/Miss Biancheria
(January 30, 2015)To recognize the recipients of the Posse Foundation full four-year college scholarships as follows:
|gb #5-57 – Administration
(February 10, 2015)To consider input from the School Committee’s student representatives.
|VI.||REPORT OF THE SUPERINTENDENT
ros #5-2 – Administration
PRELIMINARY FY16 BUDGET ESTIMATES
|Annex A (31 pages)|
|VII.||COMMUNICATION AND PETITION
c&p #5-3 – Clerk
To consider a communication from the EAW to discuss the Massachusetts Law regarding fingerprinting.
|Annex A (1 page)|
|VIII.||REPORT OF THE STANDING COMMITTEE – NONE|
|IX.||PERSONNEL – NONE|
gb #4-257.1 – Administration/Mr. O’Connell/Mr. Monfredo/Miss Biancheria
(February 19, 2015)Response of the Administration to the request to report as to programs held in the Worcester Public Schools in recognition of Constitution Day and Citizenship Day (September 17), as is mandated for “each educational institution that receives Federal funds for a fiscal year.”
|Annex A (6 pages)|
|gb #4-289.3 – Administration/Miss Biancheria/Mr. Monfredo/Ms. Novick/Mr. O’Connell
(February 20, 2015)Response of the Administration to the request to provide a report on the funds transferred from the City to the Worcester Public Schools under CSX, the dollar amount and how the funds have been appropriated.
|Annex A (1 page)|
|gb #5-11.1 – Administration/Mr. O’Connell/Mr. Monfredo/Ms. Novick/Miss Ramirez/Miss Biancheria
(February 20, 2015)Response of the Administration to the request to encourage students in grades 7 through 12 in the Worcester Public Schools to participate in the 25th annual Betty Curtis Worcester County Young Writers’ Conference at St. John’s High School.
|gb #5-58 – Administration
(February 7, 2015)To review the reports on compliance and internal controls for the City of Worcester, including the Worcester Public Schools, from the Certified Public Accounting firm of CliftonLarsenAllen, LLP for the year ended June 30, 2014 which include the GAO and OMB A-133 Reports and the Management Letter and Independent Accountants’ Report on Applying Agreed Upon Procedures for the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education End of Year Financial Report for fiscal year 2013, prepared by Robert C. Alario, CPA, P.C.
|gb #5-59 – Mr. Monfredo
(February 7, 2015)To forward letters of congratulations to the following students for being selected the winners in the Worcester Historical Museum’s “Be Our Valentine” contest:
|gb #5-60 – Ms. Novick
(February 25, 2015)To recognize the Worcester Public Schools for being a second time recipient of the Meritorious Budget Award provided by the Association of School Business Officials International.
|Annex A (2 pages)|
|gb #5-61 – Ms. Novick
(February 25, 2015)Request Administration share with parents the specific dates their children will be taking the MCAS or PARCC exam (for all sessions).
|gb #5-62 – Ms. Novick
(February 25, 2015)Request Administration report on the impact of changes to vocational school regulations, passed by the Board of Education on February 24, 2015, to Worcester Technical High School, particularly with regard to admissions.
|gb #5-63 – Administration
(February 25, 2015)To accept a donation in the amount of $45.05 from Target’s Take Charge of Education Program for the Tatnuck Magnet Elementary School.
|gb #5-64 – Administration
(February 25, 2015)To authorize the Administration, in accordance with Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 30b, Section 12, to enter into a ten year agreement with the YMCA of Central Massachusetts – Central Branch for the rental of the gymnasium and parking spaces for Jacob Hiatt Magnet School.
|Annex A (1 page)|
|gb #5-65 – Miss Biancheria
(February 25, 2015)Request that the Administration provide an update on North High School.
|gb #5-66 – Administration
(February 25, 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.