Agenda #21 - September 20, 2012

School Committee

AGENDA # 21

The School Committee will hold a regular meeting:
 
on:   Thursday, September 20, 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 Chester J. Misiewicz
                 Blessed Sacrament Church

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE/NATIONAL ANTHEM

 
II.     ROLL CALL

 
III.    APPROVAL OF RECORDS - NONE
 

 
 
IV.    MOTION FOR RECONSIDERATION  - NONE

 
V.     IMMEDIATE ACTION
 
gb #2-213.1 -  Administration/Mr. Monfredo/
                     Mr. O'Connell/Ms. Novick/
                     Miss Biancheria
                     (September 11, 2012)
 
To recognize the South High Community School's Marching Band which was selected by Governor Deval Patrick to represent the state of Massachusetts in the National Independence Day Parade in Washington, D.C.
 
VI.    REPORT OF THE SUPERINTENDENT

ros #2-13 -  Administration
                            (September 11, 2012)
 
NCLB WAIVER SYSTEM
VII.    COMMUNICATION AND PETITION   - NONE
   
 
 
VIII.   REPORT OF THE STANDING COMMITTEE  -
NONE


IX.    PERSONNEL 
      
2-40  The Superintendent has APPROVED the
RETIREMENT of the persons named below:
 
Guerra, Marion, Principal, Goddard, effective August 31, 2012
Wiffin, Cynthia, Art, Systemwide, effective September 2, 2012
 
 
2-41 The Superintendent has ACCEPTED the
RESIGNATION of the persons named below:
 
Shannon, Gregory, Elementary, City View, effective September 5, 2012
 
      
2-42 The Superintendent has APPROVED the
APPOINTMENT of the persons named below to the position of Teacher effective August 27, 2012:
 
Barry (Pichierri), Michaela, Kindergarten, Quinsigamond, MA Step 3, $53,694. Licensed: Early Childhood Prek-2.
Boyce, Jennifer, Chemistry, Doherty, CAGS/2MA Step 8, $72,928. Licensed: Chemistry 9-12.
Breen, Katrina, Special Education, Systemwide, MA Step 9, $72.354 .60FTE. Licensed: Special Needs Prek-9.
Brunelle, Meaghan, English as a Second Language, Systemwide at Goddard, BA+15 Step 4, $52,610.Licensed: ESL 5-12.
Doherty, Julia, English as a Second Language, Systemwide at Woodland, MA Step 6, $60,652. Licensed: ESL Prek-6.
 
Faiolo, Anne Marie, Elementary, Chandler Magnet, BA+15 Step 8, $64,699. Licensed: Elementary 1-6.
Farinelli, Christianna, Mathematics, Worcester East, MA Step 5, $58,335. Licensed: Mathematics 5-8.
Hammer, Michelle, English as a Second Language, Systemwide at Doherty, MA Step 7,$62,973. Licensed: ESL prek-12.
Hastings, Courtney, Elementary, West Tatnuck, MA Step 2, $50,350. Licensed: Elementary 1-6.
Kavanagh, Frank, English as a Second Language, Systemwide at Burncoat High, BA+15 Step 3, $50,286. Licensed ESL 5-12.
Lapierre, Laura, Special Education, Burncoat High, MA+30, Step 8, $71,071. Licensed: Intensive Special Needs – all levels.
Morrissey, Erin, Biology, South, DOC Step 6, $71,046. Licensed: Biology 8-12.
Murphy, Donald, Physics, North, BA Step 8, $62,535. Licensed: Physics 8-12.
O’Quinn, Sara, Psychologist, Systemwide, CAGS/2MA Step 1, $52,851. Licensed: School Psychologist, all levels.
Perron, Cheryl, Elementary, Belmont, BA Step 2, $44,777. Licensed: Elementary 1-6.
Pierce, Megan, South High, Special Education, MA Step 6, $60,652. Licensed: Severe Disabilities, all levels.
Quinn, Michael, Special Education, Gates Lane, MA Step 8, $68,107.Licensed: Special Education Prek-8.
Ramos, Sharleen, Special Education, Chandler Magnet, BA Step 6, $55,082. Licensed: Moderate Disabilities Prek-8.
Rappaport, Netta, Music, Systemwide, BA Step 1, $42,461. Licensed: Music, all levels.
Snow, Justine, Mathematics, North, BA Step 5, $52,765. Licensed: Math 8-12.
Stefany-Jackson, Sarah, Elementary, Grafton Street, BA+15 Step 1, $44,624. Licensed: Early Childhood Prek-2.
 
Zarges, Suzanne, Elementary, Quinsigamond, MA Step 2, $50,350.Licensed: Elementary1-6.
Zingarelli, Kathryn, Elementary, Goddard, MA Step 2, $50,350. Licensed: Elementary 1-6.

 
X.     GENERAL BUSINESS  
gb #2-254 -  Administration
                  (September 10, 2012)
 
To consider approval of prior fiscal year payments in the total amount of $4,715.33.
Annex A (1 page)
gb #2-255  -  Administration
                   (September 10, 2012)
 
To accept a donation in the amount of $2,547.78 made payable to South High Community School’s Class of 2013.
 
 
gb #2-256 -  Administration
                  (September 10, 2012)
 
To accept a donation in the amount of $500.00 made payable to North High School for scholarships.
Annex A (1 page)
gb #2-257 -   Administration
                   (September 10, 2012)
 
To accept a donation in the amount of $500.00 made payable to Elm Park Community School. 

 
gb #2-258 -   Miss Biancheria/Mr. O’Connell/
                   Ms. Colorio
                   (September 13, 2012)
 
Request that the Administration provide a report on the JROTC programs to include the school, the branch of the military and number of students in each of the programs.
 
 
gb #2-259 - Ms. Colorio/Mr. O’Connell/
                  Miss Biancheria/Ms. Novick
                  (September 13, 2012)
 
To request a report from the Administration as to the manner in which each school has fulfilled its statutory mandate (Public Law 108-477, Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2005, 70 Fed. Reg. 29727, May 24, 2005) to hold an educational program about the United States Constitution for its students on Constitution Day (September 17), or during the weeks of September 17 or 24.

 
gb #2-260 -   Ms. Novick/Miss Biancheria/
                   Mr. O’Connell
                   (September 13, 2012)
 
Review the homework policy
 
gb #2-261 -   Administration
                   (September 14, 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.