Agenda #27 - September 16, 2010

School Committee

AGENDA # 27

The School Committee will hold a regular meeting:
 
on:   Thursday, September 16, 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 -
                Reverend Henry A. Donoghue

                Blessed Sacrament Church


PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE/NATIONAL ANTHEM

 
II.     ROLL CALL

 
III.    APPROVAL OF RECORDS
 
aor #0-22 - Clerk
                            (September 7, 2010)
 
To consider approval of the Minutes of the School Committee Meeting of Thursday, August 26, 2010.
 
          aor #0-23 - Clerk
                             (September 8, 2010)
 
To consider approval of the Minutes of the School Committee Meeting of Thursday, September 2, 2010.
 
 
IV.    MOTION FOR RECONSIDERATION  - NONE

 
V.     IMMEDIATE ACTION - NONE
 
 
 
VI.    REPORT OF THE SUPERINTENDENT
                                                         - NONE
 
VII.    COMMUNICATION AND PETITION  

          c&p #0-5 - Clerk
                             (September 10, 2010)
 
To consider a communication from the EAW regarding the status of teaching in Worcester.  
 
VIII.   REPORT OF THE STANDING COMMITTEE  
                                                            - NONE
 
 
THE ACTION SHEET MAY BE FOUND IN THE APPROPRIATE PLACE IN THE BACKUP
 
 
IX.    PERSONNEL 
        
 0-38  The Superintendent has APPROVED the
          APPOINTMENT of the persons named below to
          the position of teacher effective August 30, 
          2010:
 
Alicandro, Sandra, Art, Systemwide, BA+15, Step 4, $50, 328. Licensed: Visual Arts prek-8.
Andrianopoulis, Lisa, Psychologist, Doc, Step 8, $74,959. Licensed: School Psychologist all levels.
Berkowitz, Barton, Technology/Engineering, Worcester Technical, BA Step 7, $55,029, Licensed: Technology/ Engineering 5-12.
Belsito, Kelly, Elementary, Union Hill, BA Step 3, $45,932 Licensed: Elementary 1-6
Bertel, Rebecca, Elementary, Belmont Street, MA Step 3, $51,392. Licensed: Elementary 1-6.
Blouin, Lindsey, Music, Systemwide, BA Step 3, $45,932. Licensed: Music all levels
Boisseau, Karen, Elementary, Quinsigamond, MA Step 5, $55, 942. Licensed: Early Childhood PreK-2.
Bombard, Elizabeth, Elementary, Quinsigamond, BA+15 Step 5, $53, 601. Licensed: Elementary 1-6
Bousquet, Heather, Elementary, Norrback, MA Step 3, $51,392 Licensed: Early Childhood Prek-2
Buffone, Laura, Elementary, Grafton Street, BA+15, Step 2 $44,771, Licensed: Elementary 1-6
Burnes, Elizabeth, Elementary, Union Hill, BA Step 3, $45,932, Elementary 1-6.
Churchill, Sandra, Elementary, Woodland, BA+15 Step 2, $44,771. Licensed: Elementary 1-6
Cicero, Julie, Special Education, Burncoat High, MA+15 Step 5, $57,006, Licensed: Moderate Disabilities Prek-12.
Cook, Andrea, Music, Systemwide, BA Step 1, $40,378, Licensed: Vocal/Instrumental all levels.
DiBaro, Lori, Elementary, Chandler Elementary, BA Step 3, $45,932 Licensed: Early Childhood K-3
Dowling, Monique, Special Education, Burncoat High, BA+15 Step 6, $54,876. Licensed: Moderate Disabilities 5-12.
Driscoll, Lynne, Special Education, Forest Grove, BA+15 Step 2, $44,771, Licensed: Moderate Disabilities Prek-8.
Drouin, Susan, Elementary, Woodland, BA+15, Step 7, $57,146. Licensed: Elementary 1-6.
Feraco, William, Chapter 74 Engineering, Doherty, VL5, Step 8, $68,027, Licensed: VocEd 8-12.
Hall, Elaine, Science, Doherty, MA+30, Step 8, $68,027, Licensed: Science 5-12.
Hilliard, Nancy, Special Education, Burncoat Middle, MA+30 Step 8, $68,027. Licensed: Moderate Disabilities Prek-12.
Horan, Kristin, Special Education, South High, BA+15 Step 4 $50,328 Licensed: Moderate Disabilities 5-12.
Janecek, Judith, Special Education, Goddard, MA+30, Step 8, $68,027, Licensed: Moderate Disabilities Prek-6.
Jenoski, Sandra, Focused Instructional Coach, Quinsigamond, MA+15 Step 8, $66,590 +$2841 Stipend. Licensed: Elementary 1-6.
Keating, Gina, Focused Instructional Coach, MA+15 Step 8.$66,590. Licensed: Elementary 1-6.
Keefe, Julie, Focused Instructional Coach, McGrath, MA Step 6, $58,213+ $2,841 Stipend. Licensed: Elementary 1-6.
Kelleher, Betsy, ESL, Systemwide, MA Step 2, $48,113, Licensed: ESL Prek-12.
Kewley, Aimee, Theater, Burncoat High, BA Step 1, $40,378. Licensed: Theater all levels.
King, Kara, Elementary, Burncoat Elementary, MA Step 6, $58,213, Licensed: Elementary 1-6.
Kirrane, Paul, Mathematics, WEMS, BA Step 8, $60,059, Licensed: Mathematics 5-8
Konetzny, Lynne, Elementary, City View, BA Step 3, $45,932. Licensed: Early Childhood Prek-12.
Kupiec, Laurie, Library, Burncoat Middle, CAGS/2M Step 8, $69,698. Licensed: Library all levels
Marshall, Kimberly, Art, Systemwide, BA Step 2, $42,649, Licensed. Visual Art Prek-12.
Maunsell, Gerald, Special Education, South, MA Step 8, $65,522, Licensed: Special Needs 5-12.
McKiernan, Lisa, Special Education, Union Hill, MA Step 7, $60,488. Licensed: Early Childhood w/wo disabilities Pek-3.
McGlinn, Brent, Special Education, North, CAGS/2M Step 9, $73,363. Moderate Disabilities 5-12.
McGrath, Kerry, Elementary, Union Hill, BA+15 Step 3 $48,050, Licensed: Early Childhood PreK-2
Merrill, Andrew, Physics, Doherty, MA Step 6, $58,213, Licensed: Physics 5-12
Meyer, Nathan, English, Worcester Technical, MA Step 6, $58,213, Licensed: English 5-12
Moynagh, Kevin, Health, Forest Grove, BA Step 1, $40,378. Licensed: Health All Levels.
Mozynski, Paula, Special Education, Goddard, BA Step 2, $42,649 Licensed: Elementary 1-6.
Mustafa, Arwa, ESL, Systemwdie, BA+15 Step 1, $42,499. Licensed: ESL Prek-6.
Olson, Phillip, Art, Systemwide, BA Step 1, $40,378, Licensed: Visual Art Prek-12
O’Rourke, Judy, Elementary, Chandler Elementary, BA+15 Step 2, $44,771 License: Elementary 1-6.
Pasierb, Peter, Music, Systemwide, BA+15 Step 3, $48,050. Licensed: Vocal/Instrumental/General –all levels
Peppler, Nelsy, ESL, Sytemwide, MA Step 8, $65,522, Licensed: ELLPrek-6
Perez Chionchio, Yuisa, ESL, Systemwide, MA+30 Step 8, $68,027, Licensed: Spanish Prek-12
Richard, Cindy, Elementary, Elm Park, MA Step 9, $69,185, Licensed: Elementary K-3
Riordan, Chris, Music, Systemwide, MA Step 8, $65,522. Licensed: Music Prek-12.
Robbins, Michael, Special Education, North High, BA+15, Step 4, $50,328. Licensed: Moderate Disabilities 5-12.
Rogers, Justine, Special Education, Systemwide, MA+15, Step 9, $70,254, Licensed: Special Needs K-8.
Rosa, Meghan, Clark Literacy and Academic Skills Instructor, University Park, MA Step 4, $53,667, Licensed: English 5-12.
Ruderman, Jennifer, Elementary, Belmont, BA+15 Step 4, $50,328, Licensed: Early Childhood Prek-2.
Savage, Rachel, Special Education, Union Hill, MA Step 6, $58,213, Moderate Disabilities Prek-8.
Schriner, Tina, Focused Instructional Coach, Grafton Street, MA+15, Step 8, $66,590 +$2,841 Stipend. Licensed: Elementary 1-6
Scullin, Laura, ESL, Systemwide, BA Step 2, $42,649. Licensed: ESL Prek-12.    
Senko, Ermira, Physics, South High, BA Step 8, $60,059, Licensed: Physics 8-12
Shea, Doreen, Special Education, Chandler Elementary, MA Step 8 $65,522, Licensed: Special Needs N-9.
Shields Mincone, Sandra, Health, WEMS, MA+30 Step 6, $60,719, Licensed: Health all levels
Simpson, Lori, ESL, Systemwide, BA Step 1, $40,378 Licensed: ESL Prek-12
Skeates, Marissa, Elementary, Grafton Street, BA+15, Step 7, $57,146, Licensed: Early Childhood Prek-2
Smith, Erica, ESL, Systemwide, BA Step 6, $52,752. Licensed: ESL Prek-12.
Soltys, Kerry, Elementary, Belmont, MA Step 6, $58,213. Licensed: Early Childhood K-3
Sprow, Amanda, Elementary, Chandler Elem., BA Step 2 $42,649, Licensed: Elementary 1-6.
Stanley, David, Special Education, Chandler Elementary, MA Step 4, $53,667. Licensed: Moderate Disabilities 5-12.
Stern, Daniel, ESL Systemwide, MA Step 8, $65,522, Licensed: ELL 5-12.
Sutton, Margaret, Special Education, City View, MA Step 8, $65,522. Licensed: Moderate Disabilities Prek-8.
Svendsen, Danielle, Elementary, Jacob Hiatt, MA Step 3, $51,392, Licensed: Elementary 1-6
Syre-Hager, Stephanie, Focused Instructional Coach, MA Step 8, $65,522 +$2,841 stipend. Licensed: Elementary 1-6.   
Taka, Julie, Elementary, Woodland, MA+15 Step 5, $57,006, Licensed: Elementary 1-6
Trainor, Pamela, Elementary, Roosevelt, BA Step 2, $42,649. Licensed: Elementary 1-6
Welch, Margaret, Focused Instructional Coach, MA+30 Step 8, $68,027 +$2,841 Stipend. Licensed: Early Childhood Prek-3.
Zafon-Castejon, Francisco, Foreign Language, Doherty, BA Step 2 $42,649; Licensed: Spanish 5-12.
DePaul, Victoria, Special Education, MA Step 1, $45,841License: Moderate Disabilities Prek-12.
Reynolds, Emily, English, Claremont, BA+15 Step 2, $44,771, Licensed: English 8-12.


0-39   The Superintendent has APPROVED the 
         APPOINTMENT of the person named below:
 
Manager of Staff Development effective September 1, 2010:
Lisa Dyer, MA+30, Step 9, $99,000, Licensed: Principal/Assistant Principal 9-12.
 
0-40   The Superintendent has Provisionally Appointed
         the person named below to the position of Word 
         Processor, permanent/fulltime at a salary of
         $18,148.76 (minimum) to $25,116.12
         (maximum), effective 8/30/10.
 
          Teresa Taylor
 











X.     GENERAL BUSINESS

 
gb #0-63.1 - Administration/Mayor O’Brien      
                  (September 8, 2010)
 
Request that the Superintendent provide a report on the costs to repair South High Community School’s swimming pool.
 
gb #0-208.2 -   Administration/Miss Biancheria/
                      Mr. O’Connell/Mayor O’Brien
                        (September 6, 2010)
 
Response of the Administration to the motion to provide a revised backup for Summer Programs and a copy of the letter of appreciation.
Annex A (1 page)

Annex B (1 page)


gb #0-220.1 - Administration/Ms. Novick/
                    Miss Biancheria/Mr. Foley/
                    Mr. Monfredo/Mr. O’Connell
                    (September 10, 2010)
 
Response of the Administration to the request to provide a report detailing the enrollment changes from grade 6 to grade 7 and from grade 8 to grade 9 by quadrant.
Annex A (3 pages)



gb #0-229.1 - Administration/Miss Biancheria/
                    Mr. Monfredo/Mayor O’Brien
                       (September 3, 2010)
 
Response of the Administration to the request to provide a report regarding 2010-11 Career Vocational Technical Education programs to include the titles of the courses at each high school.
Annex A (38 pages)




gb #0-230.1 -   Administration/Miss Biancheria/
                      Mr. Foley/Mr. Monfredo/
                      Mayor O’Brien
                      (September 7, 2010)
 
Response of the Administration to the request for a transportation report for private, parochial and charter schools.
Annex A (3 pages)


gb #0-245 - Mr. Monfredo/Mr. O’Connell/
                 Miss Biancheria
                 (August 30, 2010)
 
Request that the Administration update the School Committee on:
  • the names of schools that have trained the entire staff in an anti-bullying program
  • the names of the programs in place
  • plans for expansion of the programs to other schools and
  • a description of the process for handling bullying incidents
 
gb #0-246 - Administration
                 (August 30, 2010)
 
To accept a donation in the amount $50.00 made payable to the Maxine Levy Scholarship Fund.
 
gb #0-247 - Mr. Monfredo/Mr. O’Connell/
                 Miss Biancheria
                 (August 30, 2010)
 
Request that the Administration discuss establishing an Innovation School Ad Hoc Committee and emphasize the need for additional teacher input.
 
gb #0-248 - Mr. Monfredo/Mr. O’Connell/
                 Ms. Novick
                 (August 31, 2010)
 
To set a date to recognize Representative Fresolo for initiating the involvement and monetary support from Target for the enhancement of a library at Union Hill School.
 
gb #0-249 - Mr. O’Connell/Miss Biancheria/
                 Mr. Foley/Mr. Monfredo/Ms. Novick
                 (August 31, 2010)
 
To consider applying to the United States Department of Agriculture directly or in cooperation with the Regional Environmental Council of Central Massachusetts to participate in the People's Garden School Pilot Program, which will "develop and run community gardens at eligible high-poverty schools, teach students involved in the gardens about agriculture production practices, diet, and nutrition, and evaluate the learning outcomes."

 
gb #0-250 - Administration
                 (September 3, 2010)
 
To accept donations in the total amount of $2,342 in memory of Kara Farber, a Worcester public school student.
 
gb #0-251 - Administration
                  (September 3, 2010)
 
To accept a non-monetary donation from Saint Vincent Hospital for the services of an EMT and the use of an ambulance for all home games for the 2010 football season.
 
gb #0-252 - Miss Biancheria/Mr. Monfredo/
                 Mr. O’Connell
                 (September 8, 2010)
 
Request that the Administration provide a report of the graduation rate for the classes of 2009 and 2010 to include the percent at each high school.
 
gb #0-253 - Miss Biancheria/Mr. Monfredo/
                 Mr. O’Connell
                 (September 8, 2010)
 
Request that the Administration provide a report indicating the percentage of students who receive free and reduced lunches per school.
 
gb #0-254 - Miss Biancheria/Mr. Monfredo/
                  Mr. O’Connell
                  (September 8, 2010)
 
Request that the Administration review the input of the actual student information provided to parents in reference to the mailed notification of the BMI results.

 
gb #0-255 - Miss Biancheria/Mr. Monfredo/
                 Mr. O’Connell
                 (September 8, 2010)
 
Request that the Superintendent provide the updated definition of a community school.
 
gb #0-256 - Miss Biancheria
                 (September 9, 2010)
 
Request that the Administration provide a report outlining the number of student slots allotted per high school to serve students who are recommended to attend the Gerald Creamer Center including the present student teacher ratio per class.

 
gb #0-257 -  Administration
                  (September 10, 2010)
 
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.

 
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.