Agenda #24 - October 20, 2011

School Committee

AGENDA #24


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

INVOCATION - Reverend C. Ronald Wilson
       Greendale People’s Church

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE/NATIONAL ANTHEM

 
II.     ROLL CALL

 
III.    APPROVAL OF RECORDS
 

aor #1-23 -  Clerk
                    (October 12, 2011)
 
To consider approval of the Minutes of the School Committee Meeting of Thursday, October 6, 2011.


 
 
IV.    MOTION FOR RECONSIDERATION  - NONE

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

ros #1-11 -  Administration
                    (October 12, 2011)

CHILD NUTRITION PROGRAMMING AND SERVICES
 
VII.    COMMUNICATION AND PETITION  

c&p #1-7 -  Clerk        
                   (October 12, 2011)
 
To consider a communication from the North High School Site Council regarding the naming of the Auditorium.
 
c&p #1-8 - Clerk
                  (October 12, 2011)
 
To consider a request from a citizen relative to an educator’s perspective on Focus on Results.


   

VIII.   REPORT OF THE STANDING COMMITTEE  
                           NONE
 
THE ACTION SHEET MAY BE FOUND IN THE APPROPRIATE PLACE IN THE BACKUP
 






IX.    PERSONNEL 
      
1-48 The Superintendent has APPROVED the
RETIREMENT of the persons named below:
           
Leahy, Karen, Elementary, Norrback, effective October 14, 2011
McCarthy, Eileen, Elementary, Norrback, effective October 2, 2011
Tilleman, Linda J. ESL, Systemwide, effective September 30, 2011
 
 
1-49 The Superintendent has ACCEPTED the
RESIGNATION of the persons named below:
 
Frydel, Kathleen, JROTC, North High, effective October 2, 2011
 
1-50 The Superintendent has APPROVED the
APPOINTMENT of the persons named below to the following positions effective as follows:
           
Razzag, Renah, Mathematics Department Head, Doherty, stipend of $2,122 effective September 26, 2011
Nystrom, Joseph, Mathematics Department Head, South, stipend of $2,122 effective October 13, 2011
Zaimi, Adelina, Mathematics Department Head, Claremont, stipend of $1,591 effective September 29, 2011
 
 
1-51 The Superintendent has APPROVED the
APPOINTMENT of the persons named below to the position of Teacher effective as follows:
 
Ameen, Kathleen, Music, Systemwide, BA Step 1, $41,628, effective October 11, 2011 Licensed: Music all levels.
Erickson, Susan, Physical Education, Systemwide, MA Step 1, $23,545 (.5 FTE), effective September 26, 2011, Licensed: Physical Education Prek-9.
Feeley, Christopher, Special Education, Forest Grove, BA Step 2, $43,899, effective October 4, 2011. Licensed: Severe Disabilities all levels.
Mott, Alicia, Special Education, Sullivan, MA Step 8, $66,772, effective October 11, 2011. Licensed: Moderate Disabilities Prek-12.
Perallon, Yolanda, Wraparound Coordinator, Union Hill, MA Step 1 $47,091 effective September 27, 2011. License: N/A
Perez, Lilyvette, Wraparound Coordinator, Chandler Magnet, MA+30 Step 7, $64,645. License: N/A
Rivera, Elsa, Wraparound Coordinator, Goddard, MA Step 6, $59,463, effective October 3, 2011. License: N/A
 
 
 


 
X.     GENERAL BUSINESS  
gb #1-158.1 -  Administration/Miss Biancheria/
                     Mr. Monfredo/Mr. O'Connell
                     (October 12, 2011)
 
Response of the Administration to the request to provide a report regarding the participation of students in the Worcester Public Schools in both the Career Construction Day and the Medical Career Day to include the names of the partners and also the number of students by high school involved in each of the programs.
 
Annex A (2 pages)
gb #1-270 -   Ms. Novick/Miss Biancheria
                    (September 29, 2011)
 
Request that the Administration consider developing a Facilities Master Plan.
 
 
 
gb #1-271 - Mr. O'Connell/Ms. Novick/
                  Mr. Monfredo
                 (September 30, 2011)
 
To review the report entitled "Creating the Will: A Community Roadmap to Achieving Educational Excellence for Latino Students in Worcester," and to discuss implementation of the goals and related recommendations detailed in it.
 
 
 
gb #1-272  - Mr. O'Connell/Mr. Monfredo
                   (October 3, 2011)
 
To review the Marshall W. "Major" Taylor curriculum.

 
gb #1-273 - Mr. Monfredo/Mr. Foley/
                  Ms. Novick/Mr. O'Connell
                  (October 11, 2011)
 
To congratulate the School Nutrition and the Early Childhood departments for partnering up with the Massachusetts Farm to School Project in securing a $25,000 grant from the USDA and the Mass Department of Agricultural Resources to continue its collaboration with 13 kindergarten classrooms to teach students about healthy eating and how various fruits and vegetables are grown in Massachusetts.

 
  gb #1-274 -  Administration
                     (October 12, 2011)
 
To accept a donation in the amount of $300.00 made payable to Clark Street Developmental Learning School.

 
gb #1-275 -  Administration
                  (October 12, 2011)
 
To accept a donation from Millbury Savings Bank to the Worcester Public Schools in the amount of $13,000.00.

Annex A (1 page)
gb #1-276 -  Administration
                  (October 12, 2011)
 
To provide an update from the Ad Hoc Committee on the Superintendent’s goals for 2011-12.
 
Annex A (2 pages)
gb #1-277 -  Administration
                  (October 12, 2011)
 
To consider approval of Statement of Interest submittals for building repair, renovation and/or new school building construction, as well as projects under the Green Repair Program through the Massachusetts School Building Authority.

Annex A (5 pages)
gb #1-277 -  Administration
                  (September 30, 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.