Agenda #19 - September 4, 2014

School Committee

AGENDA #19



The School Committee will hold a regular meeting:
 
on:  Thursday, September 4, 2014
at:    6:00 p.m. - Executive Session
        7:00 p.m. – Regular Session
in:    Council Chamber, City Hall

ORDER OF BUSINESS

INVOCATION - Pastor Lou Soiles
                         Journey Community Church


PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE/ NATIONAL ANTHEM
ACTION





I.      CALL TO ORDER – REGULAR MEETING

      
II.     ROLL CALL

 
III.    APPROVAL OF RECORDS
 
aor #4-15 - Clerk
                  (August 27, 2014)     
 
To consider approval of the Minutes of the School Committee Meeting of Thursday, August 21, 2014.

 
 
IV.    MOTION FOR RECONSIDERATION  - NONE
 
 
V.     IMMEDIATE ACTION - NONE
 
 
VI.    REPORT OF THE SUPERINTENDENT 

os #4-9  -  Administration
                  (August 27, 2014)
 
2014-15 STATE ASSESSMENT RECOMMENDATION
 
VII.    COMMUNICATION AND PETITION  
                          NONE
 
 
VIII.   REPORT OF THE STANDING COMMITTEE 
 
The Standing Committee on Teaching, Learning and Student Supports met at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, September 2, 2014 in Room 410 at the Durkin Administration Building.
 






IX.    PERSONNEL
4-25   The Superintendent has APPROVED the
RETIREMENT of the persons named below:

Foulkes, Kathleen, Teacher, Elementary, Quinsigamond, effective August 10, 2014.
Holmes, Sandra, Teacher, Science, North, effective August 13, 2014.
Johnston, Arthur, Teacher, Elementary, Belmont, effective August 23, 2014.
Vinal, Sara, Teacher, Special Education, Systemwide, effective August 25, 2014.
 
4-26    The Superintendent ACKNOWLEDGES
the RESIGNATION of the persons named below:
 
Bohall, Judi, Teacher, Library Media, Sullivan Middle, effective August 24, 2014
Brunelle, Meaghan, Teacher, English as a Second Language, Systemwide, effective August 20, 2014.
Charbonneau, Kristen, Teacher, Special Education, Systemwide, effective August 24, 2014.
Hazzard, Sonya, Teacher, Special Education, Burncoat Middle, effective August 13, 2014.
Kasala-Hallinan, Caitlin, Teacher, Science, Doherty, effective August 12, 2014.
Parsons, Jessica, Teacher, Music, Worcester East, effective August 13, 2014.
 
4-27    The Superintendent has APPROVED the
LEAVE OF ABSENCE of the person named below:
 
Bianchi, John, Music, Worcester East, effective August 25, 2014-June 30, 2015
 
4-28   The Superintendent has APPROVED the
APPOINTMENT of the persons named below effective August 25, 2014:
 
Adams, Jacqueline, Teacher, Special Education, Wawecus Road, MA, Step 3, $55,316. Licensed: Moderate Disabilities Prek-8.
Atlas, Paula, Focused Instructional Coach, Elementary, Columbus Park, MA+15, Step 8, $71,445 + $2,841 FIC stipend. Licensed: Elementary 1-6.
Baillargeon, Shawn, Teacher, Vocational, South, BA, Step 8, $64,424. Licensed: Diesel Technology 9-14.
Belcher, Christopher, Teacher, Social Studies, Worcester Technical, BA+15, Step 3, $51,805. Licensed: History 8-12.
Blanchette, Melissa, Teacher, Elementary, Grafton Street, MA, Step 2, $51,870. Licensed: Elementary 1-6.
Braun, Laura, Psychologist, Systemwide, CAGS, Step 2, $56,838. Licensed: School Psychologist – all levels.
Bristol, Alyssa, Teacher, Elementary, Chandler Elementary, BA, Step 1, $43,743. Licensed: Elementary 1-6.
Canty, Robert, Psychologist, Systemwide, CAGS/2MA, Step 4, $62,674. Licensed: School Psychologist – All Levels.
Carey, Leandra, Teacher, Elementary, Canterbury, BA, Step 3, $49,579. Licensed: Elementary 1-6.
Carignan, Lisa, Teacher, Elementary, Columbus Park, BA, Step 8, $64,424. Licensed: Early Childhood K-3.
Carlson, Elizabeth, Teacher, Special Education, Woodland, BA+15, Step 3, $51,805. Licensed: Moderate Disabilities Prek-8.
Chaves, Harold, Teacher, Science, Doherty, DOC, Step 6, $73,191. Licensed: Physics 8-12.
Chviruk, Cathryn, Teacher, Special Education, Elm Park, MA+15, Step 6, $63,764. Licensed: Moderate Disabilities Prek-8.
Collins, Jessica, Teacher, Science, Doherty, MA+15, Step 1, $50,758. Licensed: Biology/Chemistry 8-12.
Dias, Debora, Teacher, English, South, BA, Step 1, $43,743. Licensed: English 8-12.
Diaz, LeSandra, Teacher, Spanish, Forest Grove, BA+15, Step 2, $48,359. Licensed: Spanish Prek-12.
Donington, Thomas, Teacher, English as a Second Language /History, Burncoat High, MA, Step 2, $51,870. Licensed: English as a Second Language 5-12 and History 8-12.
Duva, Michael, Teachers, Mathematics, North, BA+15, Step 8, $66,652. Licensed: Mathematics 8-12.
Dyer, Erma, Teacher, English as a Second Language, Rice Square, MA, Step 2, $51,870. Licensed: English as a Second Language Prek-6.
Espinoza, Antonio, Teacher, Mathematics, Claremont, BA, Step 1, $43,743. Licensed:  Mathematics 5-12.
Farland, Shelby, Teacher, Special Education, Woodland, MA, Step 1, $49,483. Licensed:  Moderate Disabilities Prek-6.
Farrell, Susan, Assistant Director for Special Projects, Special Education, Systemwide, DOC, Step 3, $99,037. Licensed: Special Education Administrator.
Faucher, Emily, Teacher, English, Sullivan, BA, Step 1, $43,743. Licensed: English 5-8.
Fiske, Melissa, Teacher, Special Education, MA, Step 8, $70,164. Licensed: Speech, Language, Hearing Disorders – all levels.
Flynn, Wendy, Teacher, English as a Second Language, Woodland, MA, Step 5, $60,697. Licensed: English as a Second Language Prek-6
Garcia, Chloe, Teacher, English as a Second Language, Woodland, MA, Step 2, $51,870. Licensed: English as a Second Language Prek-6.
Gauthier, Gena, Teacher, Elementary, May Street, BA, Step 1, $43,743. Licensed: Elementary 1-6
Gonzalez, Yamira, Teacher, Spanish, North, MA, Step 2, $51,870. Licensed: Spanish 5-12.
Grossi, Marc, Teacher, Special Education, Chandler Magnet, BA, Step 2, $46,129. Licensed Moderate Disabilities 5-12.
Hall, Sandra, Teacher, Elementary, Canterbury, MA, Step 4, $57,707. Licensed: Elementary 1-6.
Hawley, Erin, Teacher, Special Education, North, CAGS/2MA, Step 4, $62,674. Licensed: Moderate Disabilities 5-12.
Hayner, James, Teacher, Science, Doherty, BA+15, Step 8, $66,652. Licensed: Chemistry 9-12.
Heard, Lorrie, Teacher, English as a Second Language, Woodland, MA, Step 2, $51,870. Licensed: English as a Second Language Prek-6.
Hunter, Alice, Teacher, English as a Second Language/Mathematics, New Citizen, CAGS/2MA, Step 2, $56,838. Licensed: English as a Second Language 5-12 and Mathematics 5-12.
Jernigan, Barbara, Teacher, Special Education, South, MA+30, Step 8, $73,217. Licensed: Moderate Disabilities 5-12.
Kershaw, Amanda, Specialist, Testing/Evaluation, Systemwide, Base, $75,000. License: NA
Labbay, Kaitlyn, Teacher, Mathematics, Doherty, BA, Step 1, $43,743. Licensed:   Mathematics 8-12.
Langord, Kristin, Teacher, Special Education, Union Hill, BA, Step 4, $51,968. Licensed: Moderate Disabilities Prek-8.
LaPrad, Kaitlyn, Teacher, Elementary, Woodland, BA, Step 2, $46,129. Licensed: Elementary 1-6.
Lauritsen, Carrie, Teacher, Vocational, North, MA, Step 7, $64,875. Waiver: Allied Health 9-14     pending.
Leach, Nicole, Teacher, Special Education, Worcester East, BA+15, Step 3, $51,805. Licensed: Moderate Disabilities PreK-8.
Lobad, Ahmed, Teacher, Science, North, DOC, Step 8, $80,869. Licensed: Chemistry 8-12.
Lopez, Lynn Anderson, English as a Second Language, Teacher, Forest Grove, MA, Step 2, $51,870. Licensed: English as a Second Language 5-12.
Lorincz, Alexander, Teacher, English, Worcester East, BA, Step 1, $43,743. Licensed: English 5-8.
Manning, Carol, Liaison, Health and Physical Education, MA+15, Step 9, $76,188 + Liaison stipend $3,090, and Coordinator of Department Heads stipend of $3891.
Michalowski, Jessica, Teacher, Special Education, Union Hill, BA, Step 2, $46,129. Licensed: Moderate Disabilities PreK-8.
Mingolla, Melissa, Teacher, Special Education, Elm Park, MA, Step 3, $55,316. Licensed: Moderate Disabilities Prek-8.
Morales, Andrea, Psychologist, Systemwide, CAGS/2MA, Step 3, $60,285. Licensed: School Psychologist All Levels.
Morrison, Jessie, Teacher, Elementary, BA, Step 1, $43,743. Licensed: Elementary 1-6.
Murphy, Erin, Teacher, Elementary, Woodland, MA, Step 3, $51,870. Licensed: Elementary 1-6.
O’Leary, Dena, Teacher, Special Education, Forest Grove, BA+15, Step 5, $56,587. Licensed: Moderate Disabilities 5-12.
O’Leary, Joseph, Teacher, Science, Burncoat High, BA, Step 2, $46,129. Licensed: Chemistry 8-12.
Palma, Miluzka, School Adjustment Counselor, Systemwide, MA, Step 1, $49,483. Licensed: School Social Work/School Adjustment Counselor All Levels.
Pennell, Vincent, Teacher, Vocational, Worcester Technical, VL6, Step 2, $56,838. Waiver:   Marketing 9-12 pending.
Peralta, Sasha, Teacher, English as a Second Language, Canterbury, MA+15, Step 4, 
$58, 984. Licensed: English as a Second Language Prek-6.
Piazzo, Lori, Teacher, Special Education, Canterbury, MA, Step 1, $49,483. Licensed: Moderate Disabilities Prek-8.
Pierce, Megan, Teacher, Special Education, Worcester East, BA, Step 2, $46,129. Licensed: Moderate Disabilities Prek-8.
Quercio, Dante, Technology Focused Instructional Coach, MA+30, Step 9, $77,697,+FIC stipend $2,758.
Rennie, Tabitha, Teacher, Vocational, Worcester Technical, VL4, Step 4, $58,894. Licensed: Hospitality Management 9-14.
Riley, Bryan, Teacher, Social Studies, North, BA, Step 1, $43,743. Licensed: History 8-12.
Rocheleau-Demers, Marie, Teacher, Vocational, Worcester Technical, VL4, Step 8, $71,445. Licensed: Early Childhood Prek-2.
Sanchez, Valerie, Teacher, Science, Doherty, BA, Step 1, $43,743. Licensed: Biology 8-12.
Seepersad, Rebecca, Teacher, Science, Doherty, MA, Step 1, $49,483. Licensed: Chemistry 8-12.
Selzo, Jennifer, Teacher, Special Education, Vernon Hill, MA+15, Step 4, $58,984. Licensed: Moderate Disabilities Prek-8.
Shattuck, Matthew, Teacher, Social Studies, Forest Grove, BA+15, Step 3, $51,805. Licensed: History 5-8.
Shea, Kellie, Teacher, Other, Burncoat Middle, BA, Step 5, $50,358. Licensed: Dance - All Levels.
Shearer, Mandy, Teacher, Special Education, Systemwide, MA, Step 8, $70,164. Licensed: Speech, Language, Hearing Disorders All Levels.
Shenian, Melissa, Teacher, Special Education, Systemwide, CAGS/2MA, Step 8, $75,130. Licensed: Speech, Language, Hearing Disorders All Levels.
Simmarano, Katherine, Teacher, Vocational, Doherty, BA, Step 8, $64,424. Waiver:    Marketing 9-14 pending.
Simmons, Brynnalee, Teacher, Art, Goddard, BA+15, Step 2, $48,359. Licensed: Art Prek-8.
Stern, Max, Teacher, Social Studies, University Park, MA, Step 2, $51,870. Licensed: History 5-12.
Stimpson, Patrick, Teacher, Special Education, Forest Grove, MA, Step 8, $70,164. Licensed: Moderate Disabilities 5-12.
Strogoff, Adam, Teacher, Mathematics, Claremont, MA, Step 8, $70,164. Licensed: Mathematics 5-12.
Sundstrom, Kathleen, Teacher, English as a Second Language, Union Hill, MA, Step 3, $55,316. Licensed: English as a Second Language Prek-6.
Tanner, Alyssa, Psychologist, Systemwide, MA+30, Step 9, $77,697. Licensed: School Psychologist All Levels.
Thomas, Denelee, Teacher, Special Education, Systemwide, MA+15, Step 6, $63,764. Licensed: Speech, Language, Hearing Disorders – All Levels.
Tingley, Kyle, Teacher, Social Studies, Worcester Technical, MA+15, Step 4, $59,984. Licensed: History 5-12.
Torres, Iris, Teacher, Elementary, Rice Square, BA+15, Step 2, $48,359. Licensed: Early Childhood Prek-2.
Tozer, Luke, Teacher, English, Worcester East, BA+15, Step 1, $45,972. Licensed: English 5-8.
Walsh, Angela, Teacher, Social Studies, Worcester East, BA+15, Step 2, $48,359. Licensed: History 5-12.
Weymouth, Drew, Assistant Principal, CAGS/2MA, Worcester Technical, Step 8, $108,472. Licensed: Principal/Assistant Principal 9-12.
Zuniga, Martha, Teacher, English as a Second Language, Goddard, MA+30, Step 9, $77,697. Licensed: English as a Second Language Prek-6
 
X.     GENERAL BUSINESS
 
 
gb #3-186.1  -    Administration/Mr. O'Connell
                           (August 27, 2014)
 
Response of the Administration to the request to provide a draft of the 2014-15 Policies Handbook of the Worcester Public Schools in the winter in order for the School Committee to have ample time for review of it.
 
Backup









gb #4-46.3  -  Administration/Miss Biancheria/
                      Mr. Monfredo/Miss Ramirez/
                      Mr. O’Connell/Mayor Petty                                           (August 27, 2014)
 
Response of the Administration to the request to provide a middle and high school report, per school site, regarding the teacher:pupil ratio per classroom indicating the number of teachers who are above the contracted 125 students.
 
Annex A (9 pages)

Annex B (1 page)

Annex C (1 page)






gb #4-133.2  -   Administration/Miss Biancheria/
                         Mr. Connell/Mr. Monfredo
                        (August 27, 2014)

Response of the Administration to the request to provide a report as to the cost of transportation for the Reach and Challenge students for not only the remaining days of this school year but also what the cost would be for a full school year.
 
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gb #4-229  -   Administration
                        (August 25, 2014)
 
To consider approval of a prior fiscal year payment for a teacher in the amount of $330.
 
gb #4-230  -   Administration
                        (August 25, 2014)
 
To appoint Laurie Kuczka to the position of Head Start and Early Childhood Director.
 
 
gb #4-231  -   Administration
                        (August 25, 2014)
 
To approve prior fiscal year payments for athletic officials in the total amount of $380.00.
 
gb #4-232  -   Administration
                        (August 25, 2014)
 
To approve prior fiscal year payments for the Colonel Athletic League Spring All-Star Plaques for Main South and Worcester Technical High School in the total amount of $275.50.
Annex A (2 pages)

gb #4-233  -  Administration
                        (August 25, 2014)
 
Request that the School Committee approve the appointment of the following provisional civil service employees as School Nurses effective August 25, 2014:

Boateng, Vivian, Systemwide, BA, Step 1, $41,927. Waiver: School Nurse All Levels pending.
Burke, Maureen, Systemwide, MA, Step 8, $65,217. Licensed: School Nurse All Levels.
Dwinell, Debra, Canterbury, MA, Step 8, $55,613. Licensed: School Nurse All Levels.
Hryniewich, Marta, Worcester East, MA, Step 5, $55,637. Licensed: School Nurse All Levels.
Taylor, Suzanne, Woodland, BA, Step 1, $41,927. Waiver: School Nurse All Levels pending.
Vancellette, Latricia, Systemwide, BA, Step 9, $65,277. Licensed: School Nurse All Nurses.
 
 
gb #4-234  -  Administration
                        (August 25, 2014)
 
To consider the quarterly update, dated June 30, 2014, prepared by the Central MA Special Education Collaborative.

Annex A (2 pages)





gb #4-235  -  Administration
                        (August 25, 2014)
 
To consider approval of the Agreement of the Central Massachusetts Special Education Collaborative.

 
Annex A (18 pages)







gb #4-236 -  Administration
                      (August 27, 2014)
 
To discuss strategy with respect to litigation of a worker’s compensation case for a Cafeteria Worker if an open meeting may have a detrimental effect on the litigating position of the School Committee and the chair so declares.
 
To discuss strategy with respect to litigation of a worker’s compensation case for an Instructional Assistant if an open meeting may have a detrimental effect on the litigating position of the School Committee and the chair so declares.
 
To discuss strategy with respect to collective bargaining for Nurses if an open meeting may have a detrimental effect on the collective bargaining position of the School Committee and the chair so declares.
 
To discuss strategy with respect to employment litigation if an open meeting may have a detrimental effect on the litigating position of the School Committee and the chair so declares - Cristie Lariviere.

 

 
   
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.