Agenda #2 - January 20, 2011

School Committee

AGENDA #2

The School Committee will hold a regular meeting:
 
on:   Thursday, January 20, 2011
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 Edward D. Niccolls
                      St. Christopher Church


PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE/NATIONAL ANTHEM

 
II.     ROLL CALL

 
III.    APPROVAL OF RECORDS

aor #1-2 - Clerk
                         (January 14, 2010)
 
To consider approval of the Minutes of the School Committee Meeting of Thursday, January 6, 2010.
 
 
IV.    MOTION FOR RECONSIDERATION  - NONE

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

ros #1-1 - Administration
                         (January 11, 2011)
 
PROGRESS REPORT ON DISTRICT INITIATIVES
VII.    COMMUNICATION AND PETITION   - NONE
   
 
VIII.   REPORT OF THE STANDING COMMITTEE  -  
                                                               NONE





IX.    PERSONNEL 

1-5    The Superintendent has APPROVED the
APPOINTMENT of the persons named below to the position of teacher:
 
Dietsche, Amelia, Elementary, Burncoat Elementary, BA Step 3, $45,932. Licensed Early Childhood Prek-2.
 
 
X.     GENERAL BUSINESS

 
 
gb #1-17.1 - Administration/Miss Biancheria/
                  Mr. O’Connell
                  (January 13, 2011)
 
Response of the Administration to the request to prepare a report regarding in-state and out-of-state travel for the period from July – December 2010 to encompass any and all funding mechanisms to include conferences, professional development and other travel.

 

Annex A (1 page)
gb #1-18.1 - Administration/Miss Biancheria
                   (January 13, 2011)
 
Response of the Administration to the request to provide a report containing a summary of the community input section from the surveys and the number of individuals who attended each Listening and Learning Session from April 26 – May 4, 2010.

 

Annex A (2 pages)

Annex B (1 page)

gb #1-20 -    Administration         
                    (January 10, 2011)
 
To accept a donation in the amount of $5,000 from the National Association of Secondary Principals for Worcester Technical High School in recognition of its selection as an NASSP Breakthrough School. 

 
gb #1-21 -    Administration
                    (January 10, 2011)
 
To accept a donation in the amount of $5,000 from the American Antiquarian Society, which was presented to Worcester Technical High by the City Manager, for the outstanding work on holiday decorations in downtown Worcester by the welding, sheet metal and electrical students.

 
gb #1-22  - Mr. Monfredo/Mr. O’Connell/
                 Miss Biancheria
                 (January 10, 2011)
 
Request that the School Committee forward congratulatory letters to the following students at Burncoat Middle School for their recognition as winners, who were chosen from entries received across the United States and Canada, in the Scientific Learning Fast for Word Program:
 
-Brianna Martocchio, first place winner
-Andresito Germosen, third place winner
 
gb #1-23 -  Mr. O’Connell/Miss Biancheria/
                 Mr. Monfredo
                (January 10, 2011)
 
Request that the Administration provide an update, to include a timeframe, for plans to install security cameras at South High Community School.

 
gb #1-24 -  Miss Biancheria/Mr. O’Connell     
                 (January 11, 2011)
 
Request that the Administration provide a report regarding adjustments or additional transportation services provided to students to include a list of expenses and exceptions as to students who reside two miles or more from the school they are entitled to attend.
 
 
gb #1-25 -  Miss Biancheria/Mr. Monfredo/
                 Mr. O’Connell   
                 (January 11, 2011)
 
Request that the Administration provide a calendar of events for February and March which will take place in our schools and in the community to promote career and technical education.

 

 
gb #1-26 -  Miss Biancheria/Mr. Foley/
                 Mr. Monfredo/Ms. Novick/
                 Mr. O’Connell/Mayor O’Brien
                 (January 11, 2011)
 
Request that the Administration and School Committee forward a letter of appreciation to Dr. Leonard Morse for his years of outstanding service as the Public Health Commissioner for the City of Worcester. It was further requested that the Administration and School Committee forward a letter of congratulations to Dr. B. Dale Magee for his appointment as Public Health Commissioner for the City of Worcester.

 
gb #1-27 -  Mr. Monfredo/Ms. Novick/
                 Mr. O’Connell 
                 (January 12, 2011)
 
Request that the Administration provide a progress report for 2010 regarding training in CPR/AED and to include possible expansion plans.

 
gb #1-28 -  Mr. Monfredo/Mr. O’Connell        
                         (January 12, 2011)
 
Request that the Administration review the district policy for keeping open and maintaining cleanliness in school restroom facilities.

Annex A (2 pages)
gb #1-29 -  Administration
                        (January 13, 2011)
 
To consider a reduction of $362,251 in the FY11 Budget resulting from the final state calculations for charter school tuition and reimbursements and local contribution and approve the FY11 Budget in the amount of $260,047,012.

Annex A (1 page)

Annex B (2 pages)

Annex C (6 pages)
gb #1-30 -  Administration
                         (January 13, 2011)
 
To consider improvement to the Tentative Learning Collaborative (TLC) which would result in expansion of services to students.

 
gb #1-31 -  Administration
                         (January 13, 2011)
 
To consider improvement to the alternative programs which would result in expansion of services to students.

 
 
gb #1-32 -  Administration
                        (January 14, 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.