Agenda #12 - May 21, 2015

School Committee

AGENDA #12

The School Committee will hold a regular meeting:
 
on:  Thursday, May 21, 2015
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 - Pastor Judith Hanlon 
              Hadwen Park Congregational Church

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE/NATIONAL ANTHEM

 
II.     ROLL CALL

 
III.    APPROVAL OF RECORDS
 
aor #5-10  -  Clerk
                    (May 14, 2015)
 
To consider approval of the Minutes of the School Committee Meeting of Thursday, April 30, 2015.
 
aor #5-11  -  Clerk
                     (May 14, 2015)
 
To consider approval of the Minutes of the School Committee Meeting of Thursday, May 7, 2015.
 
 
IV.    MOTION FOR RECONSIDERATION  - NONE

 
V.     IMMEDIATE ACTION
 
gb #5-120.1  -   Administration/Mr. Monfredo/
                         Mr. Foley/Mr. O’Connell/
                         Miss Biancheria/Ms. Novick/
                         Miss Ramirez/Mayor Petty
                         (May 11, 2015)
 
To recognize the students at South High Community School for receiving the 2015 Youth Volunteer Group Award at the Harvest Project Annual Celebration.

 

gb #5-121.1  -   Administration/Mr. Monfredo/
                         Mr. Foley/Mr. O’Connell/
                         Miss Biancheria/Ms. Novick/
                         Miss Ramirez/Mayor Petty
                         (May 11, 2015)
 
To recognize Maureen Binienda, Principal of South High Community School, for receiving the “Partners in Excellence Principal Award” from Mass Insight Education for her advocacy and support of the AP STEM Program.

 

gb #5-122.1  -   Administration/Mr. O’Connell/
                         Mr. Foley/Miss Biancheria/
                         Ms. Novick/Miss Ramirez/
                         Mr. Monfredo/Mayor Petty
                         (May 11, 2015)

 

To recognize Mary Doyle, a teacher at Burncoat High School, and James Keenan, a teacher at South High Community School, for receiving the Partners in Excellence Teacher Award from Mass Insight Education.

  

gb #5-123.1  -   Administration/Mr. O’Connell/
                         Mr. Foley/Miss Biancheria/
                         Ms. Novick/Miss Ramirez/
                         Mr. Monfredo/Mayor Petty
                         (May 11, 2015)

 

To recognize First Night Worcester for its work in developing, and expanding, its "Worcester On The Move" program for the benefit and well-being of the students of South High Community School.

gb #5-138 -  Administration
                    (May 13, 2015)
 
To consider input from the School Committee’s student representatives.
 
 
VI.    REPORT OF THE SUPERINTENDENT
 
ros #5-6  -  Administration           
                  (May 13, 2015)
 
PRESENTATION OF THE INNOVATION PLAN FOR CLAREMONT ACADEMY
 
 
 
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, May 19, 2015 in Room 410 at the Durkin Administration Building.
 






IX.    PERSONNEL
 
5-17    The Superintendent has APPROVED
the RETIREMENT of the person(s) named below:
 
Conroy, Barbara, Teacher, Home Economics, South High, effective April 24, 2015
          
5-18   The Superintendent ACKNOWLEDGES
the RESIGNATION of the person(s) named below:
            
Cooper-Morgan, Amalene, Biology, effective May 7, 2015
                                     
5-19    The Superintendent has APPROVED
the APPOINTMENT of the person(s) named below:
 
Frangou-Apostolou, Triada, Teacher, School Adjustment Counselor, Systemwide, MA +30, Step 8, $73,949 effective May 13, 2015. Licensed: School Social Work/School Adjustment Counselor - All levels.
 
 
X.     GENERAL BUSINESS
 
   
gb #5-139  -   Administration
                      (May 5, 2015)
 
To accept a donation in the amount of $500.00 from the United Way for Burncoat Street Preparatory School for achieving the highest percent of staff supporting the United Way (74%).
  
 
gb #5-140  -   Administration
                      (May 5, 2015)
 
To accept a donation in the amount of $25.00 from Michael and Anne Olivo for the Tatnuck Magnet Elementary School.
 
 
gb #5-141  -   Administration
                      (May 5, 2015)
 
To consider the quarterly update, dated March 31, 2015, prepared by the Central MA Special Education Collaborative.
  
gb #5-142  -   Mr. O’Connell
                      (May 6, 2015)
 
To review and consider the SPECIAL - "Students in Pursuit of Educational and Creative Integration via Alternative Learning" – initiative as proposed by Ben Adusei and Dan Mahoney of Doherty Memorial High School. 
 
 
gb #5-143  -   Mr. Monfredo
                      (May 11, 2015)
 
To set a date to recognize Belmont Street Community School for receiving the Reading Energizer Award from the Scholastic Book Company and Energizer.

 
gb #5-144  -   Miss Biancheria
                      (May 12, 2015)
 
Request that the Administration provide the number of Worcester Public School families that are homeschooling their child/ren and include the names of the schools and the number of counselors involved in this program.
 
 
gb #5-145  -   Administration
                      (May 12, 2015)
 
To accept a donation in the amount of $500.00 from the United Way for Burncoat High School for donating $3,058, the highest donation systemwide.
 
 
gb #5-146  -   Administration
                      (May 13, 2015)

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
 
   
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