Agenda #17 - June 16, 2011

School Committee

AGENDA #17



The School Committee will hold a regular meeting:
 
on:   Thursday, June 16, 2011
at:  4:00 p.m. – Budget Hearing
      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 H. Edward Chalmers  
                      St. Stephen’s Church

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE/NATIONAL ANTHEM

 
II.     ROLL CALL

 
III.    APPROVAL OF RECORDS
 

 
 
IV.    MOTION FOR RECONSIDERATION 
 
aor #1-16 -  Clerk
                          (June 8, 2011)
 
To consider approval of the Minutes of the School Committee Meeting of Thursday, June 2, 2011.
 
 
V.     IMMEDIATE ACTION - NONE 
 
 
VI.    REPORT OF THE SUPERINTENDENT - NONE

 
 
VII.    COMMUNICATION AND PETITION   

 c&p #1-6 -    Clerk     (June 8, 2011)
 
To consider a communication from the Chandler Magnet School Council/ Stakeholders regarding a request to institute a school uniform policy.
 
VIII.   REPORT OF THE STANDING COMMITTEE  
                                               - NONE






IX.    PERSONNEL 
      
1-20   The Superintendent has APPROVED the
          RETIREMENT of the persons named below:
          
Ferenchick, Janice, Psychologist, Systemwide, effective May 27, 2011
Irwin, Francis, Programmer, effective April 2, 2011
Moran, Mary, Special Education, Gates Lane effective March 16, 2011
         
1-21   The Superintendent has appointed the 
          person named below to the position of
         Cafeteria Helper, permanent/intermittent at
         a salary of $10.88 per hour, from Civil
         Service List #311-007, effective as follows:
 
Weagle, Gail                     5/23/11
Asamany, Wisdom            5/23/11
Faraj, Mufeed                   5/23/11
Ramos, Luis                      5/23/11
Opoku-Birago, Grace         5/23/11
Serrano, Lourdes               5/23/11
Dhungyel, Puspa                5/23/11
Saeed, Rakeen                  5/23/11
Zaki, Hiyam                       5/23/11
Mojica, Elisa                      5/23/11
 
 
X.     GENERAL BUSINESS

 
gb #1-104.2  -  Administration/Administration 
                      (June 19, 2011)
 
To consider the proposed FY12 Budget and the responses to the following motions:
 
A.       Request that the Administration provide the
following information from the Community School Site Administrators:
-the names of partners
-the activities and programs
-the hours of operation
-the number of participants.
B.       Request that the Administration provide a report
to include recommendations as to the:
-expansion of sports at the freshman and middle school levels
-restoration of certain programs to include cost
C.       Request that the Administration provide a report
on the scheduling of the three golf coaching positions.
D.       Request that the Administration provide a report
as to the wrestling program.
E.       Request that the Administration study the
feasibility of offering competitive sports at the elementary level and of seeking corporate sponsors to fund the program.
F.       Request that the Administration provide a report
to include:
-   an analysis of the current teacher settlement indicating funds made available due to it
-   restoration of teaching positions indicating the cost and remaining balance
-   an estimate on the migration savings
-   possible additional resources
-   other group settlements
G.      Request that the Administration provide a
breakdown of Section F. Community Schools in the amount of $206,574.
H.       Request that the Administration provide at the
next meeting a summary as to the current price for gasoline as purchased under this account and the Administration’s projection as to the cost for gasoline in the future.

ITEM

Annex A (4 pages)

Annex B (1 page)


Annex C (1 page)

Annex D (1 page)

Annex E (1 page)

Annex F (2 pages)

Annex G (1 page)

Annex H (1 page)
gb #1-163.2 - Administration/Administration
                    (June 7, 2010)
 
To evaluate the Superintendent, based on her Goals and Objectives for the 2010-11 school year.

Annex A (7 pages)

Evaluations included in backup
gb #1-175.1 -  Administration/Ms. Novick/
                     Mr. O’Connell/Miss Biancheria/
                     Mr. Monfredo
                     (June 8, 2011)
 
Response of the Administration to the request to provide a report on additional funds for Innovation Schools, whether from local, state, or federal sources, and their proposed allocation and indicate its plans for allocation and expenditure of the funding.

Annex A (4 pages)
gb #1-177 - Mr. O’Connell
                 (May 26, 2011)
 
To establish a policy for implementation of Governmental Accounting Standards Board Statement 54 with regard to fund balance classification and reporting.

 
gb #1-178 - Mayor O’Brien
                 (June 1, 2011)
 
To allow the Community Responsibility Task Force to present its Community Responsibility Project.

Annex A (21 pages)

gb #1-179 - Administration
                   (June 7, 2011)
 
Request that the Superintendent be granted the annual authorization to make the final year-end transfers necessary to balance surplus and deficit accounts for the fiscal year closing on June 30, 2011.

 
gb #1-180 - Administration
                  (June 7, 2011)
 
To accept a donation from Charles Samborski, D.D.S, for $500 for Clark Street Developmental Learning School. 

 
gb #1-181 - Administration
                    (June 7, 2011)
 
To accept a competitive grant in the amount of $45,000 from the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education for a High School Graduation Initiative – Planning Phase Grant.
Backup

Annex A (2 pages)
gb #1-182 - Administration 
                 (June 7, 2011)
 
To forward letters of congratulations to the winners of the 2011 Boston Globe Scholastics Art & Writing Competition:
 
Gold Key
   
Emily Cawley
Burncoat Middle School
Sculpture
Keenan Cassidy
Doherty Memorial High School
Drawing
Jeffrey Gustafson
Doherty Memorial High School
Painting
Jeffrey Gustafson
Doherty Memorial High School
Painting
           
Sliver Key
   
Keenan Cassidy
Doherty Memorial High School
Drawing
           
Honorable Mention
   
Aidamarie Barreto
Burncoat Middle School
Mixed Media
Monique Burgess
Burncoat Middle School
Drawing
Michelle Le     
Burncoat Middle School
Drawing
Carlos Sotos
Burncoat Middle School  
Drawing
Myrah Yanez  
Burncoat Middle School
Painting
Keenan Cassidy
Doherty Memorial High School
Painting
Jeffrey Gustafson
Doherty Memorial High School
Painting
Andre Larrea
University Park Campus School 
Mixed Media
Tram Anh Nguyen
University Park Campus School
Painting


 
 
gb #1-183 - Miss Biancheria/Mr. O’Connell/
                  Mr. Monfredo  
                  (June 7, 2011)
 
Request that the Administration establish an Ad Hoc committee to develop middle school initiatives of engagement for family and community partners.

 
gb #1-184 - Mayor O’Brien 
                 (June 7, 2011)
 
Request that the Administration work with the EAW to develop new training programs for Instructional Assistants that are relevant to their instructional area.
 
 
gb #1-185 - Administration
                  (June 7, 2011)
 
To consider all items filed by the School Committee that have budgetary implications in light of the FY12 Budget.

 

Annex A (2 pages)

gb #1-186  - Administration
                  (June 9, 2011)
 
To accept a donation in the amount of $70.00 made to the Claremont Academy School in memory of Carolyn Currie for the purposes of establishing an annual scholarship.

 
gb #1-187  - Administration
                   (June 9, 2011)
 
To accept a grant donation in the amount $3,100.00 made to the Gerald Creamer Center for the outdoor classroom and lunch area project.

 
gb #1-188 - Administration
                    (June 9, 2011)
 
To forward letters of congratulations to the following county winners in the Arson Watch Poster Contest:
 
Burncoat Middle School
Alana Landry,          first place
Toni Brennan,          second place

 
gb #1-189 - Administration
                 (June 10, 2011)
 
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.