Agenda #17 - September 3, 2015

CLERK OF THE SCHOOL COMMITTEE
WORCESTER PUBLIC SCHOOLS
20 IRVING STREET
WORCESTER, MASSACHUSETTS 01609

AGENDA #17

The School Committee will hold a regular meeting:
on: Thursday, September 3, 2015
at:
6:00 p.m. - Executive Session
7:00 p.m. – Regular Session
in the: Esther Howland, South Chamber at City Hall

ORDER OF BUSINESS

 

ACTION

I. CALL TO ORDER  -  REGULAR MEETING

INVOCATION  -  Pastor Andrew Borden
                      Zion Lutheran Church

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE/NATIONAL ANTHEM
II. ROLL CALL
III. APPROVAL OF RECORDS
aor #5-16 - Clerk
                (August 26, 2015)
 
To consider approval of the Minutes of the School Committee Meeting of Thursday, August 20, 2015.
IV. MOTION FOR RECONSIDERATION  -  NONE
V. IMMEDIATE ACTION
gb #5-217  - Administration
                 (August 25, 2015)
 
To consider input from the School Committee’s student representatives.
VI. REPORT OF THE SUPERINTENDENT  -  NONE
VII. COMMUNICATION AND PETITION  -  NONE
VIII. REPORT OF THE STANDING COMMITTEE  -  NONE
IX. PERSONNEL
5-29 The Superintendent has APPROVED the RETIREMENT of the persons named below:
            
Coakley, Elizabeth, Teacher, Special Education, effective August 23, 2015
Imbergamo, Paula, Teacher, Art, Systemwide, effective August 22, 2015
Salmon, Mary, Teacher, Special Education, Systemwide, effective August 3, 2015
5-30 The Superintendent has ACCEPTED the RESIGNATION of the persons named below:
 
Farmer, Jessica, Elementary, Chandler Magnet, effective August 15, 2015
Post, Karis, Psychologist, Systemwide, effective August 21, 2015
Staples, Christie, Teacher, Special Education, Gates Lane, effective August 13, 2015
Swedberg, Katherine, Teacher, Elementary, Woodland, effective August 23, 2015
5-31 The Superintendent ACKNOWLEDGES the RESIGNATION of the persons named below:
 
DeCaluwe, Susan, Teacher, Special Education, Systemwide, effective August 13, 2015
DeJesus, Daniel, Teacher, Mathematics, South, effective August 23, 2015
d’Entremont, Stephen, Teacher, ESL Systemwide, effective August 7, 2015
Dilts, Henry, Teacher, Social Studies, South, effective August 19, 2015
Lapomardo, Lesley, Teacher, Social Studies, Burncoat High, effective August 13, 2015
Mahoney, Heather, Teacher, Special Education, Systemwide, effective August 11, 2015
Maskewich, Ofelia, Teacher, Spanish, Claremont, effective August 17, 2015
Mwangi, Andrew, Teacher, Mathematics, South, effective August 11, 2015
Triompo, Meghan, Teacher, Mathematics, Worcester East Middle, August 21, 2015
5-32 The Superintendent has APPROVED the EXTENDED LEAVE OF ABSENCE of the person named below:
 
Underwood, John, Teacher, Social Studies, South, effective August 24, 2015-October 30, 2015
5-33 The Superintendent has APPROVED the APPOINTMENT of the persons named below:
 
Abdelnour, William, Teacher, Elementary, Union Hill, BA, Step 4, $53,537 effective August 24, 2015. Licensed: Elementary 1-6.
Acheampong, Vanessa, Teacher, English, North, MA, Step 2, $53,437 effective August 24, 2015. Licensed: English 8-12.
Allard, Brian, Teacher, Music, City View, MA, Step 2, $53,437 effective August 24, 2015. Licensed: Music: Vocal/Instrumental General All Levels
Allarie, Brynn, Teacher, Elementary, Quinsigamond, BA, Step 2, $47,522, effective August 24, 2015. Licensed: Elementary 1-6.
Alston, Ariadna, School Adjustment Counselor, Systemwide, CAGS/2MA, Step 1, $56,092 effective August 24, 2015. Licensed: School Social Worker/School Adjustment Counselor, All Levels.
Anzelmo, Michelle, Teacher, Elementary, Elm Park, MA, Step 8, $72,283 effective August 24, 2015. Licensed: Early Childhood: Students with and Without Disabilities Prek-3.
Apau, Lisa, Teacher, Science, South, BA+15, Step 4, $55,836 effective August 24, 2015. Licensed: Biology 8-12.
Arnold, Brooke, Teacher, Elementary, Vernon Hill, MA, Step 5, $61,912 effective August 24, 2015. Licensed: Elementary 1-6.
Avellino, Kayla, Teacher, Social Studies, South, BA+15, Step 5, $58,296 effective August 24, 2015. Licensed: History 8-12.
Ayantola, Jerry, School Adjustment Counselor, Elm Park, Ma, Step 5, $61,912 effective August 24, 2015. Licensed: School Social Worker/School Adjustment Counselor All Levels.
Babigian, Ariana, Teacher, Special Education, Elm Park, BA+15, Step 1, $47,630 effective August 24, 2015. Waiver: Moderate Disabilities Prek-8. 
Bailey, Casey, Teacher, Elementary, Elm Park, MA+15, Step 8, $73,602 effective August 24, 2015. Licensed: Elementary 1-6.
Baker, Emma, Teacher, English, Sullivan Middle, MA, Step 2, $53,437 effective August 24, 2015. Licensed: English 5-8.
Barrasso, Anna, Teacher, Chemistry, Worcester Technical, MA, Step 5, $61,912 effective August 24, 2015. Licensed: Chemistry 8-12.
Beard, Lashonda, Teacher, English, South, MA, Step 8, $72,283 effective August 24, 2015. Licensed: English 8-12.
Belisea, Sarah, Teacher, Other, Woodland, MA, Step 6, $64,371 effective August 24, 2015. License: NA
Berg, Tiffany, Teacher, Chemistry, North, Doc, Step 3, $68,017 effective August 24, 2015. Licensed: Chemistry 8-12.
Bernier, Cassandra, Teacher, Special Education, Sullivan, MA, Step 4, $59,449. Licensed: Severe Disabilities All Levels.
Bouvier, Eileen, Teacher, English as a Second Language, Sullivan, MA+15, Step 9, $78,489  effective August 24, 2015. Licensed: English as a Second Language 5-12.
Bowden, Lisa, Coach, Focused Instructional, Lincoln Street, MA, Step 9, $76,790 +$2,841IC stipend effective June 16, 2015. Licensed: Elementary 1-6.
Brenner, Kyle, Principal, Administration, Worcester Technical, CAGS/2MA, $118,232 effective June 1, 2015. Licensed Principal/Assistant Principal 9-12.
Brosnihan, Paul, Teacher, Special Education, Alternative, MA, Step 4, $59,449 effective August 24, 2015. Licensed: Moderate Disabilities 5-12.
Burks, Jennessa, Teacher, Elementary, Elm Park, BA, Step 1, $45,064 effective August 24, 2015. Licensed: Elementary 1-6.
Cammer, Sarah, Teacher, Vocational, Worcester Technical, Level 7, Step 4, $70,480 effective August 24, 2015. Licensed: Earth Science 8-12.
Cardin, Jayne, Coach, Focused Instructional, Rice Square, MA+30, Step 9, $80,044 +$2,841IC stipend, effective June 16, 2015. Licensed: Elementary 1-6.
Casello, Carrie, Teacher, Elementary, Elm Park, MA, Step 6, $64,371 effective August 24, 2015. Licensed: Elementary 1-6.
Chacharone, Amy, Teacher, Spanish, Burncoat Middle, BA, Step 6, $58,459 effective August 24, 2015. Licensed: Foreign Language (Spanish) 5-12.
Charron, Kelsey, Teacher, Home Economic, South, MA, Step 2, $53,437 effective August 24, 2015. Licensed: Culinary Arts 9-12.
Chuk, Lauren, Assistant Principal, Canterbury, CAGS/2MA, Step 9, $91,415 effective August 24, 2015. Licensed: Principal/Assistant Principal Prek-6.
Chionchio, Christina, Teacher, Elementary, Lincoln Street, Ma, Step 4, $59,449 effective August 24, 2015. Licensed: Elementary 1-6.
Ciavola, Maria, Teacher, Science, Worcester East, BA+15, Step 8, $68,665 effective August 24, 2015. Licensed: General Science 5-8.
Coppolino, Gregory, Teacher, Guidance, North, MA, Step 9, $76,790. Licensed: School Guidance Counselor 5-12.
Cote, Nicole, Teacher, Elementary, Chandler Magnet, BA, Step 1, $45,064 effective August 24, 2015.
Cruz, Rolando, Teacher, Other, Elm Park, BA+15, Step 8, $68,665 effective August 24, 2015. License: NA
Datta, Jyota, Principal, Administration, Jacob Hiatt, CAGS/2MA, $120,000 effective July 20, 2015. Licensed: Principal/Assistant Principal Prek-6.
D’Limas, Iliana, Liaison, Counseling, Psychology, and Community Outreach, Systemwide, MA+30, Step 9, $80,044 +$3090 Liaison stipend +$3891 Coordinator of Department Head- Citywide stipend, effective August 24, 2015. Licensed: School Social Worker/School Adjustment Counselor, All Levels.
Delgado, Josue, Teacher, Mathematic, Burncoat High, BA, Step 1, $45,064 effective August 24, 2015. Licensed: Mathematics 8-12.
DeRose, Lara, Teacher, Social Studies, Worcester Technical, MA, Step 8, $72,283 effective August 24, 2015. Licensed: History 5-12.
Donahue, Susan, Assistant Principal, Rice Square, MA+30, Step 9, $89,805 effective May 20, 2015. Licensed: Principal/Assistant Principal Prek-6.
Dupuis, Lisa, Teacher, Burncoat Prep, MA+15, Step 8, $73,602 effective August 24, 2015. Licensed: Elementary 1-6.
Esquivel, Haydee, Teacher, Science, North, MA, Step 1, $50,978 effective August 24, 2015. Licensed: Biology 8-12.
Fallavollita, Lisa, School Adjustment Counselor, Thorndyke, MA+30, Step 5, $65,056 effective August 24, 2015. Licensed: School Social Worker/School Adjustment Counselor All Levels.
Fellows, Zachary, Teacher, Science, Claremont, MA, Step 2, $53,437 effective August 24, 2015. Licensed: General Science 5-8.
Ford, Erica, Teacher, Mathematics, North, BA, Step 1, $45,064 effective August 24, 2015. Licensed: Mathematics 8-12.
Ford, Kristin, Teacher, Special Education, BA+15, Step 3, $53,369 effective August 24, 2015. Waiver: Moderate Disabilities 5-12.
Freeman, Renee, Teacher, Special Education, MA, Step 8, $72,283 effective August 24, 2015. Licensed: School social Worker/School Adjustment Counselor All Levels.
Girard, Monigue, Teacher, Elementary, Canterbury, MA, Step 2, $53,437 effective August 24, 2015. Licensed: Elementary 1-6.
Gould, Kelly, Coach, Focused Instructional, Vernon Hill, MA, Step 9, $76,790+$2,841IC stipend, effective August 24, 2015. Licensed: Elementary 1-6.
Guarini, Lisa, Teacher, Elementary, Union Hill, MA, Step 8, $72,283 effective August 24, 2015. Licensed: Elementary 1-6.
Hamilton, James, Teacher, Mathematics, Burncoat Middle, BA, Step 4, $53,537 effective August 24, 2105. Licensed: Mathematics 8-12.
Handley, Jennifer, Teacher, English as a Second Language, MA, Step 3, $56,987 effective August 24, 2015. Licensed: English as a Second Language 5-12.
Hedvig, Mary, Coach, Focused Instructional, Gates Lane, MA+30, Step 9, $80,004+$2,841 IC stipend, effective June 16, 2015. Licensed: Elementary 1-6.
Herron, Kimberly, Teacher, Special Education, Chandler Magnet ACT, BA, Step 6, $58,459 +$4,506 alternative stipend effective August 24, 2015. Licensed: Moderate Disabilities Prek-8.
Hersey, Kristine, Assistant Principal, Vernon Hill, MA+30, Step 9, $89,335 effective August 24, 2015. Licensed: Principal/Assistant Principal Prek-6.
Hoel, Robin, Teacher, Elementary, Chandler Magnet, MA, Step 9, $76,790 effective August 24, 2015. Licensed: Early Childhood: Students with and without Disabilities Prek-3.
Hoey, Nina, Teacher, Social Studies, South, MA, Step 2, $53,437 effective August 24, 2015. Licensed: History 5-12.
Holbrook, Holly, Elementary, Lincoln Street, BA, Step 1, $45,064 effective August 24, 2015. Licensed: Early Childhood: Students with and Without Disabilities Prek-2.
Houlihan, Allyson, Teacher, Social Studies, North, BA+15, Step 2, $49,819 effective August 24, 2015. Licensed: History 8-12.
Jaslowich, Deborah, Teacher, Elementary, Woodland, MA, Step 2, $53,437 effective August 24, 2015. Licensed: Early Childhood: Students with and without Disabilities Prek-2.
Jennings, Cheyenne, Teacher, Spanish, South, BA, Step 1, $45,064 effective August 24, 2015. Licensed: Foreign Language (Spanish) 5-12.
John, Christine, School Adjustment Counselor, Chandler Magnet, MA, Step 8, $72,283 effective August 24, 2015. Licensed: School Social Worker/School Adjustment Counselor All Levels.
Juneau, Elizabeth, Teacher, English as a Second Language, Chandler Elementary, BA+15, Step 1, $47,360, effective August 24, 2015. Licensed: English as a Second Language Prek-6.
Kanoon, Sarah, Teacher, Mathematics, Worcester East, MA, Step 2, $53,437 effective August 24, 2015.
Kasala-Hallinan, Megan, Teacher, Special Education, Union Hill, MA, Step 1, $50,978 effective August 24, 2015.
Keefe, Julie, Coach, Curriculum, Professional Learning, and Technology, MA+30, Step 9, $80,044+$2,841IC stipend, effective August 24, 2015. Licensed: Instructional Technology, All Levels.
Kelley, Kaitlin, Coach, Focused Instructional, University Park, MA, Step 8, $72,283 +$2,841 IC stipend, effective August 24, 2015. Licensed: History 8-12.
Kelly, Sandy, Teacher, Vocational. South, BA+15, Step 3, $53,369 effective August 24, 2015. Licensed: VoTech Cooperative Ed Coordinator 9-14.
King, Philip, Assistant Principal, Burncoat Middle, CAGS/2MA, Step 4, $96,784 effective May 12, 2015. Licensed: Principal/Assistant Principal 5-8.
Landry, Jenna, Assistant Principal Teaching, Lincoln Street, CAGS/2MA, Step 9, $82,124 +$9,291 AP stipend, effective August 24, 2015. Licensed: Principal/Assist Principal Prek-6.
Lanier, Bobbi-Jean, Teacher, Elementary, Norrback, BA, Step 1, $45,064 effective August 24, 2015. Licensed: Elementary 1-6.
Leary, Carolyn, Teacher, English as a Second Language, May Street, Doc, Step 3, $68,017 effective August 24, 2015. Licensed: English as a Second Language Prek-6.
Link, Alexizendria, Teacher, English, CAGS/2MA, Step 5, $67,027 effective August 24, 2015. Licensed: English 5-12.
Loiseau, Samantha, Teacher, Elementary, Belmont, BA, Step 1, $45,064 effective August 24, 2015. Licensed: Elementary 1-6.
Lokko, Emmanuel, Teacher, Mathematics, BA, Step 6, $58,459 effective August 24, 2015. Licensed: Mathematics 5-8.
Lyons, Diane, Teacher, Elementary, Columbus Park, MA, Step 8, $72,283 effective August 24, 2015, Licensed: Elementary 1-6.
Macaruso, Erin, Teacher, Guidance, Worcester Technical, MA, Step 8, $72,283 effective August 24, 2015. Licensed: School Guidance Counselor 5-12.
Mailloux-Rochon, Jennifer, Teacher, Vocational, Level 4, Step 7, $66,153 effective August 24, 2015. Waiver:  Painting and Design Chapter 74.
MacKinnon, Justine, Teacher, Elementary, BA+15, Step 1, $47,360 effective August 24, 2015. Licensed: Elementary 1-6.
Majidi, Ariana, Teacher, Elementary, Gates Lane, BA, Step 1, $45,064 effective August 24, 2015. Licensed: Elementary 1-6.
Mangini, Kristyn, Teacher, Elementary, Chandler Magnet, BA, Step 1, $45,064 effective August 24, 2015.
Marion, Zachary, Mathematics, Worcester Technical, BA, Step 5, $56,000 effective August 24, 2015. Licensed: Mathematics 8-12.
Martin, Daniel Jr., Teacher, Elementary, Vernon Hill, BA, Step 1, $45,064 effective August 24, 2015. Licensed: Elementary 1-6.
McHugh, Christine, Teacher, Elementary, Rice Square, BA, Step 3, $51,077 effective August 24, 2015. Licensed: Elementary 1-6.
McKernan, Courtney, Teacher, Guidance, Worcester East, MA, Step 2, $53,437 effective August 24, 2015. Licensed: School Guidance 5-12.
Melendez, Awilda, School Adjustment Counselor, Canterbury, MA, Step 9, $76,790 effective August 24, 2015. Licensed: School Social Worker/School Adjustment Counselor, All Levels.
Meszaro, Lyn, Teacher, Special Education, Chandler Elementary, MA, Step 2, $53,437 effective August 24, 2015. Licensed: Moderate Disabilities Prek-8.
Mitchell, Maura, Teacher, Elementary, Vernon Hill, BA, Step 3, $51,077 effective August 24, 2015. Licensed: Elementary 1-6.
Morgera, Shannon, Teacher, Special Education, BA+15, Step 3, $52,369 effective August 24, 2015. Licensed: Moderate Disabilities 5-12
Murphy-Brown, Patricia, Evaluation Team Chair, Special Education, Systemwide, CAGS/2MA, Step 9, $82,124+$8,214 ETC stipend, effective August 24, 2015. Licensed: Special Needs, Prek-8.
Nemes, Amie, Teacher, Art, Systemwide, Ma, Step 4, $59,449 effective August 24, 2015. Licensed: Visual Art 5-12. 
Nickerson, Elle, Teacher, Elementary, Grafton Street, BA, Step 2 $47,522 effective August 24, 2015. Licensed: Elementary 1-6.
Nordstrom, Cheryl, Teacher, English as a Second Language, Vernon Hill, BA, Step 2, $51,077 effective August 24, 2015. Licensed: English as a Second Language Prek-6.
Nunez, Taylor, Teacher, English, North, BA+15, Step 2, $49,819 effective August 24, 2015. Licensed: English 8-12.
Nurse, Meighan, Teacher, Special Education, Elm Park, BA+15, Step 2, $49,819 effective August 24, 2015. Licensed: Moderate Disabilities Prek-6. 
O’Connell, Sean, Teacher, Special Education, MA, Step 2, $53,437 effective August 24, 2015. Licensed: Severe Disabilities All Levels.
O’Leary, Meghan, Teacher, Elementary, Elm Park, BA, Step 2, $47,522 effective August 24, 2015. Licensed: Elementary 1-6.
Olney, Katherine, Coach, Focused Instructional, Nelson Place, CAGS/2MA, Step 9, $82,124 +$2,841 IC stipend, effective August 24, 2015.  Licensed: English 5-8.
Packard, William, Teacher, Social Studies, North High, MA, Step 9, $76,790 effective August 24, 2015. Licensed: Social Studies 9-12.
Pagan, Jessica, Teacher, Elementary, Elm Park, BA, Step 5, $56,000 effective August 24, 2015. Licensed: Elementary 1-6.
Perry, Lindsay, Teacher, Elementary, Canterbury, BA, Step 4, $53,537 effective August 24, 2015. Licensed: Early Childhood: Students with and without Disabilities Prek-3.
Peterson, Katherine, Teacher, English as a Second Language, Elm Park, MA+30, Step 7, $69,980 effective August 24, 2015. Licensed: English as a Second Language Prek-6.
Perez, Randy, Science, Doherty, BA, Step 1, $45,064 effective August 24, 2015. Licensed: Physics 8-12. 
Price, Leah, Teacher, Special Education, Worcester East, BA+15, Step 8, $68,665 effective August 24, 2015. Licensed: Moderate Disabilities 5-12.
Plourde, Kara, Teacher, Special Education, Elm Park, MA, Step 1, $50,978 effective August 23, 2015. Licensed: Moderate Disabilities, Prek-8.
Provenzano, Kristina, Teacher, Goddard, English as a Second Language, BA, Step 1, $45,064 effective August 24, 2015. Licensed: English as a Second Language Prek -6.
Quist, Joanne, Assistant Principal, Sullivan Middle, MA, Step 3, $83,415 effective May 22, 2015. Licensed: Principal/Assistant Principal 5-8.
Racca, Lauren, Assistant Principal Teaching, May Street, CAGS/2MA, Step 9, $82,124 +$9,291 AP Stipend, effective August 24, 2015. Licensed: Principal/Assist Principal PreK-6
Reardon, Denise, Coach, Focused Instructional, Grafton Street, CAGS/2MA, Step 9, $82,124 +$2,841 IC stipend, effective June 15, 2015. Licensed: Early Childhood: Students with and without Disabilities Prek-3.
Reilly, Ashley, Teacher, Elementary, Midland, BA, Step 2, $47,522 effective August 24, 2015. Licensed: Early Childhood: Students with and without Disabilities Prek-2.
Rey, Roberta, Special Education, Systemwide, MA, Strep 8, $72,823 effective August 24, 2015. Licensed: School Social Worker/School Adjustment Counselor All Levels.
Rosales, Elisa, Teacher, Mathematics, North, MA, Step 1, $50,978 effective August 24, 2015. Licensed: Mathematics 8-12.
Russo, Danielle, Teacher, Music, Vernon Hill, BA, Step 2, $47,522 effective August 24, 2015. Licensed: Music: Vocal/Instrumental General All Levels.
Saad, Jillian, Teacher, Elementary, Woodland, MA, Step 3, $56,987 effective August 24, 2015. Licensed: Early Childhood: Students with and without Disabilities Prek-2.
Salcedo, Leslie, Psychologist, McGrath, CAGS/2MA, Step 1, $56,092 effective August 24, 2015. Licensed: School Social Worker, School Adjustment Counselor All Levels.
Sanchez, Enrique, Teacher, Burncoat High, BA, Step 6, $58,459 effective August 24, 2015. Licensed: Foreign Language (Spanish) 5-12
Sanchez, Rigo, Teacher, Elementary, Elm Park, MA+15, Step 8, $73,602 effective August 24, 2015. Licensed: Elementary 1-6.
Savoie, Michelle, Teacher, Special Education, Goddard, MA, Step 5, $61,912 effective August 24, 2015. Licensed: Early Childhood: Students with and without Disabilities Prek-3.
Snay, Corrin, Teacher, Special Education, BA, Step 1, $45,064 effective August 24, 2015. Licensed: Moderate Disabilities Prek-8.
Spencer, Cecelia, Teacher, Social Studies, Sullivan, MA, Step 2, $53,437 effective August 24, 2015. Licensed: History 5-12.
Switzer, Kaitlin, Teacher, Art, Systemwide, BA, Step 1, $45,064 effective August 24, 2015. Licensed: Visual Arts Prek-8.
Szymcik, Allison, Teacher, Music, Systemwide, BA, Step 5, $56,000 effective August 24, 2015. Licensed: Music: Vocal/Instrumental General All Levels.
Tan, Shu, Teacher, Chinese, MA, Step 2, $53,437 effective August 24, 2015. Licensed: Foreign Language (Chinese) 5-12.
Tatum, Kareem, Assistant Principal, North High, MA+30, Step 9, $114,010 effective August 24, 2015. Licensed: Principal Assistant Principal 9-12.
Thomas, Gody, Teacher, Social Studies, Worcester East, BA, Step 1, $45,064 effective August 24, 2015. Licensed: History 5-8.
Tirado, Kathy, Teacher, Biology, Forest Grove, MA, Step 8, $72,283 effective August 24, 2015. Licensed: Biology 5-8.
Tucker, Jenna, Teacher, Elementary, Nelson Place, MA, Step 2, $53,437 effective August 24, 2015. Licensed: Elementary 1-6.
Vosburg, Shilo, Teacher, Special Education, Goddard, MA+30, Step 8, $75,428 effective August 24, 2015. Licensed: Moderate Disabilities Prek-8.
Wells, Alise, Evaluation Team Chair, Special Education, Systemwide, MA, Step 7, $66,834+$8,214 ETC stipend, effective June 10, 2015. Licensed: Moderate Disabilities Prek-8.
Yiznitsky, Jacob, School Adjustment Counselor, Doherty, MA, Step 1, $50,978 effective August 24, 2015. Licensed: School Social Worker/School Adjustment Counselor All Levels.
Zarou, Jenna, Teacher, Elementary, Goddard, MA, Step 2, $53,437 effective August 24, 2015. Licensed: Elementary 1-6.
Zavala, Emily, School Adjustment Counselor, Systemwide, MA, Step 3, $56,987 effective August 24, 2015. Licensed: School social worker/School Adjustment Counselor All Levels.
5-34   The Superintendent has provisionally Appointed the persons named below to the position of Junior Custodian, permanent/fulltime at a salary of $15.28 (minimum) to $19.17 (maximum), per hour, effective as shown:
 
Puliafico, Steven 8/3/15
Ducharme, Daniel 8/10/15
Colton, Steven 8/17/15
5-35 The Superintendent has APPOINTED the persons named below to the position of Word Processor, permanent/fulltime at a salary of $17.74 hourly (minimum) to $21.58 hourly (maximum) from Civil Service List #315-032, effective as shown:
 
Ortiz, Johanna 8/17/15
Sanchez, Melissa 8/10/15
5-36 The Superintendent has provisionally APPOINTED the persons named below to the position of Word Processor, permanent/fulltime at a salary of $17.74 (minimum) to $21.58 per hour (maximum) effective as shown:
 
Noinala, Toumkham 8/19/15
Grant, Ellen 8/18/15
Vega, Ana 8/19/15
Rivera, Sara 8/24/15
Lisa Wolf 9/01/15
X. GENERAL BUSINESS
gb #4-320.1  -  Administration/Miss Biancheria/Mr. Monfredo/Mr. O’Connell
(August 26, 2015)
 
Response of the Administration to the request that the Grounds Crew of the Worcester Public Schools clean and trim the grounds at City View School in the Spring.
gb #5-109.3  -  Administration/Miss Biancheria/Ms. Novick/Mr. O’Connell
(August 26, 2015)
 
To consider the responses to the following motions and requests:
 
  1. Request that the Administration provide a report comparing the positions that are included under Information Systems for both the FY15 Budget and the FY16 Budget and indicate how they are paid.
  2. Miss Biancheria stated that the Administration provided a specific dollar amount under O. School Safety Equipment for security systems.
    Dr. Boone indicated that she would provide to the School Committee a report of facilities work that has supported safety and security during this fiscal year and going forward from those dollars.
    Ms. Novick requested that the Administration provide a report on how the money is allocated under 500152-92000, B. Building Repair.
  3. Request that the Administration provide a report with regard to the schools that are applying for the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Grant over the course of the next year.
gb #5-142  - Mr. O’Connell/Mr. Monfredo/Ms. Novick/Miss Biancheria 
(August 26, 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 #5-218  - Mr. O’Connell
(August 17, 2015)
 
To set a date to recognize Attorney James Rosseel, with gratitude and appreciation, for the time and effort he devoted to organizing, and coordinating, the 2015 Judicial Youth Corps Mock Trial Program, and to send letters of recognition to the students of Claremont Academy, Burncoat High School, South High Community School, Doherty Memorial High School, North High School, and University Park Campus School who successfully completed the six-week internship program. 
gb #5-219  - Mr. O’Connell
(August 17, 2015)
 
To set a date to recognize and congratulate the following principals on receiving the Dr. Richard E. Greene Founders Awards from the Worcester Public Library Foundation "in recognition of their invaluable contributions to ensure that these school library branches provide superior service to students and patrons and achieve the goals of the One City, One Library initiative:
  
Erin Dobson, Principal, Tatnuck Magnet School
Ellen Kelley, Principal, Roosevelt School
Deborah Catamero, Principal, Burncoat Street Preparatory School
gb #5-220  - Administration
(August 24, 2015)
 
To accept a grant in the amount of $441,717 from the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education for a School Redesign Grant for Elm Park Community School.
Annex A (9 pages)
gb #5-221  - Mr. O’Connell
(August 24, 2015)
 
To congratulate Joan Sheary, Colleen O'Brien, former Mayor Timothy Cooney, Senator Harriette Chandler, Dr. Robert Johnson, James Coghlin, Kevin O'Sullivan, and Don Cushing on their being honored by the Boys and Girls Club of Worcester as "distinguished community leaders who are exceptional role models for young people in the Worcester community." 
gb #5-222  - Mr. O’Connell
(August 24, 2015)
 
To congratulate David Twiss and the students of the chorus of Burncoat High School on being selected to perform with Kenny Rogers in the “Kenny Christmas Show” on December 12, 2015 at Mohegan Sun Casino, in Uncasville, Connecticut. 
gb #5-223  - Administration
(August 25, 2015)
 
To accept a donation in the amount of $12,184 from the Worcester Educational Development Foundation, Inc. from a grant received from the Emerald Club to purchase iPad minis for Belmont Street Community School.
gb #5-224  - Mr. Monfredo
(August 25, 2015)
 
Request that the Administration encourage and inform elementary teachers about the opportunity children have to submit essays to the Happy Time Page in the Sunday Telegram.
Annex A (4 Pages)
gb #5-225  - Mr. O’Connell
(August 25, 2015)
 
To set a date to recognize, with gratitude and appreciation, Melissa Watson, and her 1000 Watts Barbershop of 848 Main Street, for their donation to Worcester school children of 130 new backpacks, filled with school supplies.
gb #5-226  - Ms. Novick
(August 26, 2015)
 
To recognize and observe International Walk to School Day, celebrated on October 7 this year. 
gb #5-227  - Miss Biancheria
(August 26, 2015)
 
Request that the Administration indicate how the Worcester Public Schools will acknowledge Manufacturing Day in Massachusetts which will take place on Friday, October 2, 2015.
gb #5-228  - Administration
(August 26, 2015) 
 
Request that the School Committee approve the appointment of the following provisional civil service employees as School Nurses effective as shown:
 
Ackerman, Sandra, Rice Square, MA Step 5 $57,896, effective, August 24, 2015, Licensed: School Nurse All Levels
Conte, Alessia, North High, Base Step 1 $43,649, effective, August 24, 2015, License Pending: School Nurse All Levels  
Luce, Kimberly, Norrback Ave, Base Step 1 $43,649, effective, August 24, 2015, License Pending: School Nurse All Levels
Callan, Nancy, Quinsigamond, MA Step 1 $47,382, effective, August 24, 2015, Licensed Pending: School Nurse All Levels
gb #5-229  - Administration
(August 26, 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

"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."