Agenda #25 - November 3, 2011

School Committee

AGENDA # 25


The School Committee will hold a regular meeting:
 
on:   Thursday, November 3, 2011
at:    6:00 p.m. - Executive Session
        7:00 p.m. – Regular Session
in:    Harrington Room, Worcester Technical High School

ORDER OF BUSINESS
ACTION

I.      CALL TO ORDER – REGULAR MEETING

INVOCATION -  Monsignor Thomas Sullivan

                        Christ the King Church

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE/NATIONAL ANTHEM

 
II.     ROLL CALL

 
III.    APPROVAL OF RECORDS
 

aor #1-24 -  Clerk
                    (October 25, 2011)
 
 To consider approval of the Minutes of the School Committee Meeting of Thursday, October 20, 2011.
 
IV.    MOTION FOR RECONSIDERATION  - NONE

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

ros #1-12 -  Administration
                    (October 25, 2011)

ADVANCED PLACEMENT PARTICIPATION AND PERFORMANCE
 
 
        ros #1-13 - Administration
                           (October 25, 2011)
 
NEW TEACHER EDUCATOR EVALUATION REQUIREMENT
 
VII.    COMMUNICATIONS AND PETITIONS  
   
c&p #1-9 - Clerk
                (October 25, 2011)
 
To consider a communication from a citizen regarding the Asian longhorned beetles.
 
c&p #1-10 -  Clerk
                   (October 26, 2011)
 
To consider a communication from a citizen regarding the State of the Schools Address.

VIII.   REPORT OF THE STANDING COMMITTEE  
 
The Standing Committee on Teaching, Learning and Student Supports met at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, November 1, 2011 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 
      
1-52 The Superintendent has APPROVED the
RETIREMENT of the persons named below:
 
Hoey, Donna, Coordinator of School Nurses, Systemwide, effective October 31, 2011
Paciello, Susan, Special Education, Systemwide, effective October 31, 2011
 
1-53 The Superintendent has APPROVED the
APPOINTMENT of the persons named below to the following positions effective as follows:
           
LeBoeuf, Jeffrey, Instructor-In-Charge, Business, Worcester Technical, stipend of $600 effective October 17, 2011
Worthley, Clifford, Department Head, Automotive, Worcester Technical, stipend of $1591 effective October 19, 2011
 
1-54 The Superintendent has APPROVED the
APPOINTMENT of the person named below to the effective as follows:
 
Thompson, Tamisha, Mathematics Liaison, Systemwide, 2MA, Step 8, $71,498 plus liaison stipend $3,090, Coordinator of Department Head stipend $3,890, effective November 21, 2011
 
1-55 The Superintendent has APPOINTED the
person named below to the position of Aide to the Physically Handicapped, permanent/
fulltime at a salary of $14.73 (minimum) to $18.11 (maximum) per hour, from Civil Service List #311-019, effective as shown:
 
Cruz, Herminio          10/11/11        
 
X.     GENERAL BUSINESS  
gb #1-241.1 -  Administration/Miss Biancheria
                     (October 26, 2011)
 
Response of the Administration to the following motion:
 
Request that the Administration provide quarterly updates with regard to the progress made regarding the North High School punch list.
 
 
Annex A (1 page)
gb #1-276.1 - Administration/Administration
                    (October 26, 2011)
 
Response of the Administration to the request to include revised goals of the Superintendent for the 2011-12 academic year.

Annex A (2 pages)
gb #1-279 -   Mayor O'Brien/Ms. Novick
                   (October 17, 2011)
 
Request that the Administration provide a financial update on School Choice to include the number of students who are enrolling in the Worcester Public Schools and the number that are attending schools outside the district.

 
gb #1-280 -  Mr. Monfredo/Mr. Foley/Ms. Novick/
                  Mr. O'Connell
                  (October 19, 2011)
 
To set a date to recognize the members of the Quinsigamond Village Advisory Committee for their tireless involvement in the building of the new state-of-the-art, multi-age, handicapped accessible playground at Quinsigamond School.

 
gb #1-281 -   Ms. Novick/Mayor O'Brien/ 
                   Mr. Foley/Mr. Monfredo/
                   Mr. O'Connell
                   (October 21, 2011)
 
Request that the Administration prepare a report regarding the MCAS and demographic data of students who have entered Worcester Charter Schools from the Worcester Public Schools.
 
 
gb #1-282 -   Ms. Novick/Mr. Foley/
                   Mr. Monfredo/Mr. O'Connell
                   (October 26, 2011)
 
Request that the Worcester School Committee oppose the "Strengthening our Schools" amendment to the state’s Casino Bill.

 
gb #1-283  - Administration
                   (October 26, 2011)
 
To approve prior year invoices in the amount of $8,230.83 for the following:
 
Educational Supplies                     $   681.87
Utilities (Natural Gas)                    $7,435.40
Vehicle Maintenance                     $   113.56
Total                                          $8,230.83
  
 
 
gb #1-284 -  Administration
                  (October 26, 2011)
 
To accept a competitive federal grant in the amount of $190,000 for ARRA-RTTT Innovation Implementation.
 
Annex A (17 pages)
gb #1-285 -  Mayor O’Brien
                  (October 26, 2011)
 
Request that the Administration provide an update on the status of cheerleading at the high school level.

 
gb #1-286 -  Administration
                  (October 28, 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.