Agenda #25 - December 17, 2015

School Committee

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

AGENDA #25

The School Committee will hold a regular meeting:
on: Thursday, December 17, 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 Lou Soiles, Journey Community Church

 
  PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE/NATIONAL ANTHEM  
II. ROLL CALL  
     
III. APPROVAL OF RECORDS  
 

aor #5-25 -   Clerk    (December 9, 2015)

To consider approval of the Minutes of the School Committee Meeting of Thursday, December 3, 2015.

Annex A (14 pages)

     
IV. MOTION FOR RECONSIDERATION   -   NONE  
     
V. IMMEDIATE ACTION  
 

gb #5-270.1  -    Administration/Mr. Foley/Miss Ramirez/Mr. Monfredo/Mr. O’Connell/Mayor Petty      (December 7, 2015)

To recognize Tracy O’Connell Novick for being selected to receive MASC’s Division IX (Urban) All-State School Committee 2015 award.

 
 

gb #5-316.1   -   Administration/Mr. O’Connell/Ms. Novick/ Miss Ramirez/Mr. Monfredo/Mayor Petty     (December 7, 2015)

To recognize, with gratitude and appreciation, the quarter century of service by James O’Donoghue as announcer of Worcester Public Schools’ games at Foley Stadium.

 
 

gb #5-336  -   Administration   (December 7, 2015)

To recognize Tracy O’Connell Novick for her years of dedicated service to the Worcester Public Schools.

 
 

gb #5-337  -   Administration   (December 7, 2015)

To recognize Hilda Ramirez for her years of dedicated service to the Worcester Public Schools.

 
 

gb #5-338  -   Administration   (December 7, 2015)

To recognize Dolores Gribouski for her years of dedicated service to the Worcester Public Schools.

 
 

gb #5-339  -   Administration   (December 7, 2015)

To consider input from the School Committee’s student representatives.

 
     
VI. REPORT OF THE SUPERINTENDENT  
 

ros #5-14  -   Administration   (December 9, 2015)

SCHOOL SAFETY AND SECURITY ASSESSMENT REPORT

Annex A (29 pages)

     
VII. COMMUNICATION AND PETITION  
 

c&p #5-8  -     Clerk     (December 4, 2015)

To consider a petition from a citizen regarding a proposed policy for non-arrest of students at school.

Annex A (3 pages)

     
VIII. REPORT OF THE STANDING COMMITTEE  
 

The Standing Committee on Teaching, Learning and Student Supports met at 5:35 p.m. on Tuesday, December 8, 2015 in Room 410 at the Durkin Administration Building.

 
     
IX. PERSONNEL  
 

5-52  The Superintendent ACKNOWLEDGES the RESIGNATION of the persons named below:

Fay, Linda, Teacher, Science, Unassigned, effective November 12, 2015.

Rosales, Elisa, Teacher, Mathematics, North, effective October 30, 2015

 
 

5-53  The Superintendent has APPROVED the APPOINTMENT of the persons named below:

Boulay, Michelle, Teacher, Elementary, Burncoat Prep, MA, Step 5, $61,912 effective November 30, 2015. Licensed: Elementary 1-6.

Burke-Montero, Brendan, Teacher, English as a Second Language, Burncoat High, BA, Step 2, $47,522 effective October 17, 2015. Licensed: English as a Second Language 5-12.

Howard-Donlin, Grace, Director, Advanced High School Academy at Doherty, MA, Step 4, $94,979 effective November 30, 2015. Licensed: Principal/Assistant Principal 9-12.

Mercado, Albert, Liaison, Guidance, Systemwide, MA+30, Step 8, $75,428, effective November 30, 2015. Licensed: School Guidance Counselor 5-12. 

 
     
X. GENERAL BUSINESS  
 

gb #5-340  -   Administration    (November 30, 2015)

To accept a donation in the amount of $500 from Susan & Seth Popinchalk for the Goddard Scholars Academy.

 
 

gb #5-341  -   Administration   (December 3, 2015)

To accept a donation in the amount of $5,720.35 from parents, students, friends, and relatives to support a spelling contest for Lake View School.

 
 

gb #5-342  -   Mr. Monfredo    (December 8, 2015)

Request that the Administration forward a letter of appreciation to Robert Kraft for a donation of $100,000 to Worcester Technical High School.

 
 

gb #5-343  -   Administration    (December 9, 2015)

To accept donations in the amount of $500.00 each from Big Y Foods, Inc. for the following schools: 

Claremont Academy

Gates Lane School of Science and Technology

Grafton Street School

Midland Street School

Tatnuck Magnet School

Forest Grove Middle School 

 
 

gb #5-344  -   Ms. Novick   (December 9, 2015)

Request that the School Committee consider adopting the City Manager’s statement against Islamophobia.

 
 

gb #5-345  -   Mr. O’Connell   (December 9, 2015)

To set a date to recognize, with gratitude and appreciation, the donation of $50,000 by the Worcester Rotary Club to assist with construction, by the students of Worcester Technical High School, of the Myra Kraft Footbridge at Elm Park.

 
 

gb #5-346  -   Administration   (December 9, 2015)

To accept a donation in the amount of $195.00 from JVE Co, Inc. for Tatnuck Magnet School.

 
 

gb #5-347  -   Administration   (December 9, 2015)

To consider a budget reduction in the amount of $501,120 to reflect the final state budget for charter school reimbursement and tuition assessments.

Annex A (2 pages)

 

gb #5-348  -   Administration   (December 9, 2015)

To provide an update on litigation relative to elevator fines assessed against the Worcester Public Schools - City of Worcester v. Elevators Maintenance & Service et. al., Worcester Superior Court Civil Action No. WOCV2015-00062-B

To discuss the deployment of security personnel or devices, or strategies in the Worcester Public Schools.

 
     
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."