Agenda #5 - February 6, 2014

School Committee

AGENDA #5


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

ORDER OF BUSINESS

 

INVOCATION - Reverend Paul Frechette  
              Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE/NATIONAL ANTHEM

ACTION




I.      CALL TO ORDER – REGULAR MEETING

    
II.     ROLL CALL

III.    APPROVAL OF RECORDS

aor #4-3 -   Clerk
                  (January 28, 2014)
 
To consider approval of the Minutes of the School Committee Meeting of Thursday, January 23, 2014.
IV.    MOTION FOR RECONSIDERATION  - NONE

V.     IMMEDIATE ACTION
 
ros #3-9.1 -  Administration/Administration
                   (January 29, 2014)
 
To consider the final end-of-year summative evaluation report of the Superintendent.
gb #3-303.2 - Administration/Mr. O'Connell/
                    Miss Biancheria/Ms. Colorio/
                    Mr. Foley Mr. Monfredo/
                    Ms. Novick/Mayor Petty
                    (January 27, 2014)
 
To recognize the "Worcester on the Move" program of South High Community School and Columbus Park Preparatory Academy.
 
gb #3-312.1 - Administration/Mr. O'Connell/
                    Miss Biancheria/Ms. Colorio/
                    Mr. Foley/Mr. Monfredo/
                    Ms. Novick/Mayor Petty
                    (January 27, 2014)
 
To recognize and congratulate the Doherty Memorial High School Varsity Football Team on winning the 2013 MIAA Division 4 Massachusetts State Championship.


gb #3-313.1 - Administration/Mr. O'Connell/
                    Miss Biancheria/Ms. Colorio/
                    Mr. Foley/Mr. Monfredo/
                    Ms. Novick/Mayor Petty
                    (January 27, 2014)
 
To recognize Sean Mulcahy upon his selection as the New England Patriots High School Coach of the Year for 2013.

VI.    REPORT OF THE SUPERINTENDENT

ros #4-1 -   Administration
                   (January 29, 2014)
 
FY15 PRELIMINARY BUDGET ESTIMATES
VII.    COMMUNICATION AND PETITION   - NONE
   
VIII.   REPORTS OF THE STANDING COMMITTEES  
The Standing Committee on Teaching, Learning and Student Supports met at 5:34 p.m. on Thursday, January 30, 2014 in Room 410 at the Durkin Administration Building.
 
The Standing Committee on Governance and Employee Issues met at 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 4, 2014 in Room 410 at the Durkin Administration Building.




IX.    PERSONNEL 
      
4-06  The Superintendent ACCEPTED the
 RETIREMENT of the persons named below:
         
Casavoy, Kevin, Vocational, Worcester Technical, effective January 15, 2014
 
Moore, James, Special Education, Alternative at St. Casimir, effective January 26, 2014
X.     GENERAL BUSINESS
gb #3-308.2 - Administration/Miss Biancheria
                    (January 28, 2014)
 
Response of the Administration to the request to review and report on the equipment problems within the system that are not covered by warranties.

Annex A (3 pages)

gb #4-29 -  Administration
                 (January 20, 2014)
To accept a grant in the amount of $1,800 from the Massachusetts Cultural Council, STARS Residencies Program, to support an artist-in-residence at South High Community School.

Annex A (4 pages)
gb #4-30 -  Mr. O'Connell
                (January 20, 2014)
To forward congratulatory letters to the Worcester public school students who received the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Breakfast essay and art competition awards.

gb #4-31 -  Administration
                 (January 29, 2014)
To accept a donation in the amount of $1,000.00 made payable to Worcester Technical High School from the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP).
gb #4-32 -  Mr. O'Connell
                 (January 29, 2014)
To publicize to the Worcester Public Schools the guided tours of the Massachusetts Vietnam Veterans Memorial which are offered by the Vietnam veterans of Massachusetts.

gb #4-33  -  Miss Biancheria
                  (January 29, 2014)
Request that the Administration distribute the bulletins, notifications and notices pertaining to the WPS Teacher of the Year to all WPS staff through communications online and hard copy.

gb #4-34 -  Administration
                (January 29, 2014)
Request that the School Committee approve the appointment of the following provisional civil service employee as a School Nurse effective as shown:
Reynolds-Lynch, Ann Marie, Forest Grove, MA Step 1 $45,533, effective, January 21, 2014, License Pending: School Nurse All Levels
gb #4-35 -  Administration
                 (January 29, 2014)
 
To accept a grant in the amount of $3,900 from the Massachusetts Cultural Council to support the STARS Residencies program at Elm Park Community School.

Annex A (5 page)

gb #4-36 -  Administration
                 (January 29, 2014)
To accept a federal grant in the amount of $75,000 from the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education to provide supplemental support to at-risk students. 


Annex A (8 pages)


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.