Agenda #12 - July 25, 2013

School Committee

AGENDA #12

The School Committee will hold a regular meeting:
 
on:   Thursday, July 25, 2013
at:    5:00 p.m. - Executive Session
        4:00 p.m. – Regular Session
in:    Council Chamber, City Hall



ORDER OF BUSINESS
ACTION
I.      CALL TO ORDER – REGULAR MEETING
    
 
INVOCATION - Reverend Clyde Talley
                      Belmont A.M.E. Zion Church
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE/NATIONAL ANTHEM

II.     ROLL CALL

 
III.    APPROVAL OF RECORDS
 

aor #3-10 -  Clerk
                  (June 28, 2013)
 
To consider approval of the Minutes of the School Committee Meeting of Thursday, June 20, 2013.


 
 
IV.    MOTION FOR RECONSIDERATION  - NONE

 
V.     IMMEDIATE ACTION
 
gb #3-204 -  Administration
                  (June 25, 2013)
 
To recognize Gale H. Nigrosh, Ph.D. for her 23 years of dedicated service to the Worcester Public Schools as the Development Specialist for Higher Education.
 
VI.    REPORT OF THE SUPERINTENDENT - NONE


 
VII.    COMMUNICATION AND PETITION  
   
c&p #3-10 -   Clerk
                    (July 15, 2013)
 
To consider a petition from a citizen regarding the removal of the wording in the teacher's contract regarding coaching jobs.

VIII.   REPORT OF THE STANDING COMMITTEE  
 
                         NONE




IX.    PERSONNEL - NONE  

 
X.     GENERAL BUSINESS  
 
 
 
gb #1-234.1 - Administration/Ms. Novick/
                    Miss Biancheria/Mr. Monfredo
                    (July 17, 2013))
 
Response of the Administration to the request that the City webmaster link the City of Worcester's website to the Worcester Public Schools' website.


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gb #1-329.1 - Administration/Ms. Novick
                    (July 17, 2013)
 
Response of the Administration to provide a report in connection with the decisions made by the City Council with regard to any adjustments made to the state budget as to Charter School tuition assessment reimbursements.

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gb #2-309.1-   Administration/Miss Biancheria/
                     Mr. O’Connell
gb #2-310.1    (July 15, 2013)
 
Response of the Administration to the following motions:
 
Request that the Administration submit a summary of the current requirements, criteria and regulations applicable to the siting of the 21st Century Centers.
 
Request that the Administration provide a report as to the possible expansion of the number of 21st Century sites serving the children of the City of Worcester.
 
Request that the responses on 21st Century Programs be sent to the full School Committee for review of the recommendations for new sites, expanded programs and changes in criteria.
 
Annex A (16 pages)



gb #3-83.1 - Administration/Miss Biancheria/
                   Mr. O'Connell
                  (July 15, 2013)
 
Response of the Administration to the request to provide a list of the apprenticeship agreements to include the sites and partners.

Annex A (1 page)



gb #3-153.1 - Administration/Mr. Monfredo/
                    Miss Biancheria/Mr. O'Connell
                    (July 15, 2013)
 
Response of the Administration to the request to consider encouraging parents of elementary students to borrow/sign out reading materials from their school library in June for use during the summer time.
 
 
Annex A (1 page)




gb #3-155.1 -  Administration/Mr. Monfredo/
                     Mr. O'Connell/Miss Biancheria
                     (July 15, 2013)
 
Response of the Administration to the request to have the schools distribute the books collected by Worcester: the City that Reads during “Reading in our City Week,” June 9th to the 15th as part of the “kick-off” for summer reading.

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gb #3-201.1 -   Administration/Administration
                      (July 15, 2013)
 
To consider the Superintendent’s mid-cycle report relative to the goals.
Annex A (25 pages)

gb #3-205 -   Administration
                   (June 25, 2013)
 
To accept a donation in the amount of $500.00 made payable to Chandler Magnet School. 


 
 
gb #3-206 -   Mr. Monfredo
                   (July 15, 2013)
 
Request that the Administration provide the following information regarding summer school programs:
 
- the number of students enrolled at each grade
   level
- pre and post testing results
- attendance figures by school
- incentives given for attendance
- feedback from parents and
- suggestions for expanding summer school
  programs in both school settings and in the 
  community at large

 
gb #3-207 -  Administration
                  (July 16, 2013)
 
To consider approval of prior fiscal year payments in the total amount of $7,202.90.
 
Annex A (1 page)

gb #3-208 -  Administration
                  (July 17, 2013)
 
To accept a donation in the amount of $5,000 made payable to Worcester Technical High Schools’ Robotics Team.
 
 
gb #3-209 -  Ms. Novick
                  (July 17, 2013)
 
To consider the City of Worcester’s FY14 Capital Budget.

 
gb #3-210 -   Mr. Monfredo
                   (July 17, 2013)
 
To set a date to recognize Stephen O’Neil, Administrator of the WRTA, to thank him for assisting the Worcester Public Schools in promoting summer reading with signs on the WRTA busses.

 
gb #3-211 -   Administration
                   (July 19, 2013)
 
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.