Agenda #32 - December 2, 2010

School Committee

AGENDA # 32

The School Committee will hold a regular meeting:
 
on:   Thursday, December 2, 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 MEETINGINVOCATION - Reverend James B. O’Shea
                       Our Lady of Lourdes Church


PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE/NATIONAL ANTHEM

 
II.     ROLL CALL

 
III.    APPROVAL OF RECORDS
 

aor #0-28 - Clerk
                    (November 23, 2010)
 
To consider approval of the Minutes of the School Committee Meeting of Thursday, November 18, 2010.
 
IV.    MOTION FOR RECONSIDERATION  - NONE

 
V.     IMMEDIATE ACTION - NONE
 
 
 
VI.    REPORT OF THE SUPERINTENDENT

ros #0-21 - Administration
                           (November 23, 2010)
 
FORMULATION OF GOALS FOR THE SCHOOL COMMITTEE
 
VII.    COMMUNICATION AND PETITION   - NONE
   
 
 
VIII.   REPORT OF THE STANDING COMMITTEE  
 
The Standing Committee on Teaching, Learning and Student Supports met at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, November 30, 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       

0-50     The Superintendent has APPROVED the APPOINTMENT of the persons named below to the position of teacher:
 
Wells, Alise, Special Education, Systemwide, MA Step 3, $51,392, Licensed: Moderate Disabilities Prek-8, effective November 10, 2010.

 
X.     GENERAL BUSINESS  
gb #0-269.3 - Administration/Miss Biancheria/
                    Mr. O’Connell/Mr. Monfredo
                    (November 9, 2010)
 
Response of the Administration to the request to provide a report on the timeline in reference to the mercury spill at Grafton Street School and a summary of protocols, practices, guidelines or policies regarding the cleanup of particular toxic spills.
 

Annex A (1 page)
Annex B (1 page)





gb #0-293.1 - Administration/Miss Biancheria/
                    Mr. Monfredo 
                    (November 23, 2010)
 
Response of the Administration to the request to provide a report for September and October on the number of high school student transfers indicating the names of the schools and the reason for the transfer.

Annex A (2 pages)




gb #0-313 - Ms. Novick/Mayor O’Brien
                 (November 15, 2010)
 
To set a date to recognize Stacy Lord, an art teacher at Worcester East Middle School, on her appointment to the Arts Education Advisory Council for the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.

 
gb #0-314 - Mr. O’Connell/Mr. Monfredo
                 (November 15, 2010)
 
To set a date to recognize the students of the College of the Holy Cross, including their peer educators and their musical and dance ensembles, for raising proceeds for "the Worcester Education Fund which provides funding to the Worcester Public Schools."

 
gb #0-315 - Administration
                 (November 19, 2010)
 
To accept a donation in the amount $352.13 from the Community Crusade for Children’s Kiducation Fund.

 
gb #0-316 - Administration
                 (November 19, 2010)
 
To accept a donation in the amount of $50.00 made in memory of Kara Farber, a former Worcester Public Schools student.
 
 
gb #0-317 - Mr. O’Connell/Ms. Novick/
                 Mr. Monfredo
                 (November 23, 2010)
 
To set a date to recognize Worcester Technical High School on its selection, by the MetLife Foundation and the National Association of Secondary School Principals, as a Breakthrough School.

 
gb #0-318 - Administration
                  (November 23, 2010)
 
Request that the School Committee approve the appointment of the following provisional civil service employee as a School Nurse, effective November 29, 2010:
 
Mary Martella, $38,838.00   BA Step 1: License: Waiver

 
gb #0-319 - Ms. Novick/Miss Biancheria/
                  Mr. O'Connell/Mr. Monfredo
                  (November 24, 2010)
 
To review the building needs survey conducted by the Massachusetts School Building Authority in order to develop long term building replacement or major renovation priorities for the district. 
 
 
 
gb #0-320 -   Administration
                    (November 24, 2010)
 
To accept a donation in the amount $2,500.00 from Big Lots, Inc. to support programs at Burncoat Middle School.

 
gb #0-321 - Mayor O’Brien
                  (November 24, 2010)
 
Request that the Administration work with the City Treasurer’s Office to implement an on-line check registry, similar to the one currently used by the city to disclose non-school expenditures. 

 
gb #0-322 - Miss Biancheria/Mr. O’Connell
                  (November 24, 2010)
 
Request that the Administration provide a report regarding the process for placing a student on an IEP at the elementary abd secondary levels and the process and timeframe for access and review by all classroom staff associated with the student.
  
 
 
gb #0-323 - Miss Biancheria/Mr. O’Connell
                  (November 24, 2010)
 
Request that the Administration provide a report using examples to illustrate typical student referral processes for behavioral/disciplinary issues and indicate timelines and actions taken to address one or multiple referrals.

 
gb #0-324 - Miss Biancheria/Mr. O’Connell
                  (November 24, 2010)
 
Request that the Administration provide a report to include a brief description of the programs available to students, at the elementary and secondaray levels, who have had multiple referrals regarding behavioral/ disciplinary issues.
 
gb #0-325 -   Administration
                    (November 26, 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.