Agenda #21 - September 1, 2011

School Committee

AGENDA # 21


The School Committee will hold a regular meeting:
 
on:   Thursday, September 1, 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 MEETING
 

INVOCATION - Reverend Kevin Bean

                       All Saints Episcopal Church

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE/NATIONAL ANTHEM

 
II.     ROLL CALL

 
III.    APPROVAL OF RECORDS - NONE
 

 
 
IV.    MOTION FOR RECONSIDERATION 

gb #1-55.1 - Mrs. Mullaney
                             (August 26, 2011)
 
To reconsider the following item:
 
To consider allowing high school students to fulfill the requirement for physical education, in whole or in part, through participating as team members in their school's interscholastic sports programs.

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


 
 
VII.    COMMUNICATION AND PETITION   - NONE
   
 
 
VIII.   REPORT OF THE STANDING COMMITTEE  
                    NONE
 
THE ACTION SHEET MAY BE FOUND IN THE APPROPRIATE PLACE IN THE BACKUP
 






IX.    PERSONNEL - NONE
      

 
X.     GENERAL BUSINESS

 
gb #0-167.3 - Administration/Ms. Novick
                    (August 24, 2011)
 
Response of the Administration to the request to provide quarterly reports on how many e-mails are received on the Feedback, Questions and Suggestions section on the Worcester Public Schools’ website and indicate the topics of these e-mails.

Annex A (1 page)
gb #1-207.1 -  Administration/Ms. Novick/
                     Miss Biancheria/Mr. O'Connell/
                     Mr. Monfredo
                     (August 5, 2011)
 
Response of the Administration to the request to provide a report on the process of hiring principals to include the hiring process or promotion within the WPS system and external recruitment.

Annex A (1 page)
gb #1-227.1 -  Administration
                     (August 8, 2011)
 
To approve a grant in the amount of $64,000 from the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education to support the Race to the Top – Wraparound Zone Initiative.

Annex A (2 pages)
gb #1-245 -   Mr. Monfredo/Mr. O'Connell
                   (August 18, 2011)
 
To forward a letter of congratulations to South High Community School for its partnership with Family Health Center which has its goal to reach to assist students and families in need by establishing a food pantry at the school.

 
gb #1-246 -  Administration
                  (August 26, 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.