Agenda #16 - May 6, 2010

School Committee

AGENDA # 16

The School Committee will hold a regular meeting:
 
on:   Thursday, May 6, 2010
at:    6:00 p.m. - Executive Session
        7:00 p.m. – Regular Session
in:    Council Chamber, City Hall

ORDER OF BUSINESS
ACTION
I.      CALL TO ORDER – REGULAR MEETING
 

INVOCATION - Pastor Steven Barrett
                       Christ the Rock Fellowship

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE/NATIONAL ANTHEM
                
II.     ROLL CALL

 
III.    APPROVAL OF RECORDS - NONE
 
 
IV.    MOTION FOR RECONSIDERATION  - NONE
 
V.     IMMEDIATE ACTION
 
gb #0-102.1 - Administration/Mr. Monfredo/Miss Biancheria/
                       Mr. Foley/Ms. Novick/Mr. O’Connell/
                       Mayor O’Brien
                       (April 28, 2009)
 
To recognize Joseph Marzilli, a North High School science teacher, for being named the Massachusetts Student Council Advisor of the Year by the Massachusetts Association of Student Councils.
 
 
gb #0-121.1 - Administration/Administration
                       (April 30, 2010)
 
To recognize a group of students from the College of the Holy Cross, who are members of NEED (Nutrition, Exercise, and Eating Disorder Program) for having donated $2,000 last year to North High School and $900 this year to the WEDF for students in the Worcester Public Schools to promote healthy nutrition and exercise and to raise awareness about eating disorders.
 
VI.    REPORT OF THE SUPERINTENDENT

ros #0-11 -   Administration
                    (April 29, 2010)
 
UPDATE ON LEVEL 4 SCHOOLS 
 
VII.    COMMUNICATION AND PETITION   - NONE
 
 
 
VIII.   REPORT OF THE STANDING COMMITTEE  
 
The Standing Committee on Governance and Employee Issues met at 5:00 p.m. on Monday, May 3, 2010 in Room 410 at the Dr. John E. Durkin Administration Building.
THE ACTION SHEET MAY BE FOUND IN THE APPROPRIATE PLACE IN THE BACKUP
 
 
IX.    PERSONNEL - NONE           
                       
GENERAL BUSINESS
 
gb #0-59.1 - Administration/Mr. Monfredo/Mr. O’Connell
                    (April 26, 2010)
                                                                                              
Response of the Administration to the request to invite a representative of the Health Department to a School Committee meeting to discuss the new smokeless tobacco products.
 
gb #0-130 - Administration
                    (April 26, 2010)
 
To accept a donation in the amount of $527.00, made payable to Claremont Academy, to establish an annual scholarship in memory of Carolyn Currie.
 
gb #0-131 - Administration         
                    (April 29, 2010)
 Request that the Administration petition the City Council to remove the parking meters in front of the Parent Information Center and place signs, which would allow individuals to park for 30 to 60 minutes.
 
gb #0-132 - Mayor O’Brien
                    (April 29, 2010)

To set a date to recognize the Worcester Tree Initiative and the City of Worcester Forestry Division for planting 68 trees at eight schools during the week of April 26, 2010.

gb #0-133 - Mayor O’Brien/Mr. Foley/Ms. Novick
                    (April 29, 2010)

Request that the Administration, on behalf of the School Committee, forward a letter of condolence to Jordon Levy, former Mayor of the City of Worcester and express thanks and appreciation for establishing the Maxine Levy Memorial Scholarship Fund in memory of his wife.

gb #0-134 - Mrs. Mullaney
                    (April 29, 2010)

To set a date to recognize the middle and high school students who represented the WPS in the Central District and All State music competitions.
 
gb #0-135 - Administration
                    (April 30, 2010)
 
To accept a donation in the amount of $502.50, from the Dr. James A. Caradonio Dinner Fund, to the Worcester Public Schools.
 
gb #0-136 - Miss Biancheria/Ms. Novick
                    (April 30, 2010)
 
Request that the Administration hold a community meeting comprised of parents in the North Quadrant to discuss concerns regarding Worcester East Middle School.

gb #0-137 - Mr. O’Connell/Miss Biancheria
                    (April 30, 2010)
 
To consider development of a student satisfaction survey.
 
gb #0-138 - Miss Biancheria
                    (April 30, 2010)
 
To set a date to recognize Anh Dao and Samantha Nedoroscik who received an award for being ambassadors of Brazil in a Model United Nations Congress at Clark University, sponsored by the United Nations Association of Greater Boston and National Grid.
 
gb #0-139 - Administration
                    (April 30, 2010)
To listen to a presentation by Senator Harriette Chandler and Senator Michael Moore regarding budgetary issues and local aid.
gb #0-140  -  Administration
                      (April 30, 2010)
The Administration requests an Executive Session in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 39, Section 23-B of the General Laws, Paragraph (3): To discuss strategy with respect to collective bargaining or litigation.
 
 











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, 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 Stacey DeBoise Luster, Human Resource Manager, 20 Irving Street, Worcester, MA  01609. 508-799-3020.