Agenda #15 - June 7, 2012

School Committee

AGENDA #15

The School Committee will hold a regular meeting:
 
on:       Thursday, June 7, 2012
at:        4:00 p.m. – Budget Hearing
            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 - Monsignor Thomas Sullivan

                      Christ the King Church

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE/NATIONAL ANTHEM

 
II.     ROLL CALL

 
III.    APPROVAL OF RECORDS
 

aor #2-13 - Clerk
                   (May 30, 2012)
 
To consider approval of the Minutes of the School Committee Meeting of Thursday, May 17, 2012.

 
IV.    MOTION FOR RECONSIDERATION  - NONE

 
V.     IMMEDIATE ACTION
 
gb #2-118.1 -  Administration/Mr. Monfredo
                     (May 22, 2012)
 
To recognize Denise Khalili, a nurse at Claremont Academy, for being selected as the Worcester Public Schools’ Nurse of the Year.
 
gb #2-119.1 -  Administration/Mr. Monfredo
                     (May 22, 2012)
 
To recognize Donna Mastrovito, a teacher at Columbus Park Preparatory Academy and Constance Bunker, at teacher at Jacob Hiatt Magnet School as semi-finalists in the Teacher of the Year selection process and Angela M. Lamoureux, a teacher at Forest Grove Middle School, as the 2012 Teacher of the Year for the Worcester Public Schools.
 
VI.    REPORT OF THE SUPERINTENDENT  - NONE


 
 
VII.    COMMUNICATION AND PETITION   
   
c&p #1-13.1 - Administration/Clerk
                     (May 29, 2012)
 
Response of the Administration to the request to provide the list of parents who indicated interest in implementing a school uniform policy at Burncoat Street Preparatory School and consider approval of a voluntary school uniform policy.
 
c&p #2-8 -  Clerk
                 (May 29, 2012)
 
To consider a communication from a citizen regarding the removal of shrubs in the parking lot at the Durkin Administration Building which has had a negative impact on the Crown Hill neighborhood.
 
VIII.   REPORTS OF THE STANDING COMMITTEES  

The Standing Committee on Finance and Operations met at 7:10 p.m. on Wednesday, May 9, 2012 in Room 410 at the Dr. John E. Durkin Administration Building.
 
The Standing Committee on Finance and Operations met at 5:07 p.m. on Monday, May 14, 2012 in Room 410 at the Dr. John E. Durkin Administration Building.
 
The Standing Committee on Teaching, Learning and Student Supports met at 5:32 p.m. on Wednesday, May 30, 2012 in Room 410 at the Dr. John E. Durkin Administration Building.
 
THE ACTION SHEETS MAY BE FOUND IN THE APPROPRIATE PLACE IN THE BACKUP
 
IX.    PERSONNEL 
      
2-21 The Superintendent has APPROVED
 the APPOINTMENT of the persons named below, effective as follows:
 
Ruggiero, Meredith, Systemwide, ABA Coordinator, MA Step 6 $59,463, effective May 7, 2012. Licensed Severe Disabilities all levels.
 
X.     GENERAL BUSINESS  
gb #2-136.2 -  Administration/Miss Biancheria
                     (May 29, 2012)
 
Response of the Administration to the request to provide the following information: 
  • a list by school to include the principal and number of staff members that received DESE training on the administration of the MCAS and MEPA tests and include the number of individuals who received webinar training and
  • a list of the titles of the individuals doing the walk-throughs.
 
Annex A (2 pages)
gb #2-149.2  -  Administration/Miss Biancheria
                      (May 29, 2012)
 
Response of the Administration to the request to provide a full list by school, prior to the Budget, indicating the number of employees at each building to include administrators.

The response to this item is contined on pages 193 to 299 in the FY13 Budget.


gb #2-167.1 -  Administration/Administration
                     (May 22, 2012)
 
To consider the proposed FY13 Budget.

 
gb #2-187  -  Administration
                   (May 16, 2012)
 
To set a date to recognize Jeffrey J. Mulqueen, Ed.D., Chief Academic Officer, for his dedication to the students, teachers and staff of the Worcester Public Schools and to wish him well in his new position as Superintendent of the Pentucket Regional School District.
 
 
gb #2-188 -  Miss Biancheria
                  (May 16, 2012)
 
Request that the Administration forward congratulatory letters to Jessica Ustinovich and Lindsey Bernier, DECA students at Worcester Technical High School, who won finalist and top ten medallions in the Stock Market Challenge Event at the 2012 DECA International Career Development Conference in Salt Lake City, Utah.

 
gb #2-189 - Administration
                 (May 16, 2012)
 
To accept a donation in the amount of $5,000, made payable to Worcester Technical High School, from Metso USA, Inc. to support the Robotics Team.

 
gb #2-190 -  Ms. Novick/Mr. O’Connell/
                  Mr. Monfredo
                  (May 29, 2012)
 
Request that the Administration inform parents of all scheduled student screenings by nurses at the beginning of the school year.

 
gb #2-191 -  Administration
                  (May 30, 2012)
 
Request that the Superintendent be granted the annual authorization to make the final year end transfers necessary to balance surplus and deficit accounts for the fiscal year closing on June 30, 2012.
 
gb #2-192 - Mr. O’Connell/Mr. Foley/Ms. Novick/
                 Mr. Monfredo/Miss Biancheria
                 (May 30, 2012)
 
To acknowledge, with gratitude and appreciation, the members of the CPPAC and all other individuals who advocated for the school children of Worcester at the May 29th meeting of the City Council and through the CPPAC petition.


 
 
gb #2-193 - Administration
                (June 1, 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.