Agenda #13 - May 3, 2012

School Committee

AGENDA # 13

The School Committee will hold a regular meeting:
 
on:   Thursday, May 3, 2012
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 Khatchadour Boghossian
         Armenian Apostolic Holy Trinity
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE/NATIONAL ANTHEM

 
II.     ROLL CALL

 
III.    APPROVAL OF RECORDS - NONE
 
 
IV.    MOTION FOR RECONSIDERATION  - NONE

 
V.     IMMEDIATE ACTION
 
gb #2-73.1 - Administration/Miss Biancheria/
                    Ms. Novick/Ms. Colorio/
                    Mr. Monfredo/Mr. O’Connell/
                    Mr. Foley/Mayor Petty
                    (April 24, 2012)
 
To recognize the City and the College of the Holy Cross for their partnership in creating a state-of-the-art mobile library/bookmobile.

gb #2-157.1 -    Administration/Mayor Petty
                             (April 27, 2012)
 
To recognize the following winners who jointly named the mobile library the "Library Express" and for the student who named the mascot "Libby:" 
 
Library Express
   Ricardo Figueroa
   Patson Pierre
  John Guachichulca
Libby
   Jake Ford
 
This project was sponsored by the Worcester Public Library Foundation, the College of the Holy Cross, the Worcester Public Schools and the City of Worcester.
 
VI.    REPORT OF THE SUPERINTENDENT - NONE
 
VII.    COMMUNICATION AND PETITION   
   
c&p #2-6  -   Clerk
                     (April 27, 2012)
 
To consider a communication from the Site Council at North High School to name the library the Dr. Deidre Loughlin Library.

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






IX.    PERSONNEL 
      
2-20 The Superintendent has ACCEPTED the
RESIGNATION of the persons named below:
 
Travaglio, Donatella, School Adjustment Counselor, Systemwide, effective April 22, 2012.
 
Weilbrenner, Karen, Elementary, Tatnuck, effective April 13, 2012.
 
X.     GENERAL BUSINESS

 
gb #2-135.1 -  Mr. O'Connell/Miss Biancheria/
                     Ms. Novick
                     (April 10, 2012)
 
To select a voting delegate and an alternate voting delegate to the Annual Business Meeting of the Massachusetts Association of School Committees.

 
gb #2-144.1 -   Ms. Colorio/Ms. Novick   
                      (April 17, 2012)
 
To request a summary report from the Administration as to the school-based clinics in the Worcester Public Schools, including, as to each clinic, the treatments made available to students.

 
gb #2-159.1 - Administration/Miss Biancheria/
                    Mr. O’Connell
                    (April 26, 2012)
 
Request that the Administration forward a status report on the Superintendent's reorganization initiative for Claremont Academy.

 
gb #2-164 -   Administration
                   (April 24, 2012)
 
To accept a grant in the amount of $35,000 from the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education for the Title IID Professional Development Round III federal competitive grant.
 
Annex A (5 pages)

gb #2-165 -  Administration
                  (April 24, 2012)
 
To accept a donation in the amount of $250.00 made payable to North High School's Girls’ Basketball Fund.
 
 
gb #2-166 -   Ms. Novick/Mr. Monfredo
                   (April 24, 2012)
 
To consider the "Review of Special Education in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts" recently issued by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.

 
gb #2-167 -  Administration
                  (April 24, 2012)
 
To set the dates of the FY13 Budget Hearings.
 
 
gb #2-168 -  Ms. Novick
                  (April 24, 2012)
 
To consider establishing a policy regarding the participation of student groups in political events.

 
gb #2-169 -  Ms. Novick/Mr. Monfredo
                   (April 24, 2012)
 
To consider adoption of the National Resolution on High-Stakes Testing.

Annex A (3 pages)
gb #2-170 -  Mr. O’Connell/Ms. Colorio/
                  Miss Biancheria/Ms. Novick/
                  Mr. Monfredo
                  (April 25, 2012)
 
To commend Maureen Binienda, Principal of South High Community School, on her recognition by Girls Inc. as its "Strong, Smart & Bold" Distinguished Alumna at its National Conference and Awards Celebration in San Antonio, Texas.


 
 
gb #2-171 -   Administration
                   (April 25, 2012)
 
To accept a donation in the amount of $1,000 from Bob’s Discount Furniture to support programs and activities at Lincoln Street School.

 
gb #2-172 -   Administration
                   (April 25, 2012)
 
To accept a grant in the amount of $2,500 from the United States Tennis Association to support tennis programs at elementary schools.

Annex A (2 pages)
gb #2-173 -  Administration
                  (April 25, 2012)
 
To consider a price increase for student lunches for the 2012-13 school year in accordance with the Equity in School Lunch provision of the Health, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010.
 
 
 
gb #2-174  - Administration
                  (April 26, 2012)
 
To accept a donation in the amount of $1,430.34 from Abbott Laboratories to support programs and activities at Lincoln Street School.

 
gb #2-175 - Administration
                 (April 20, 2012)
 
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.