Agenda #3 - February 26, 2015

School Committee

AGENDA #3



The School Committee will hold a regular meeting:
 
on:  Thursday, February 26, 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 Jarred Allebach

                                    Grace Presbyterian Church
 
         PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE/NATIONAL ANTHEM

II.     ROLL CALL

 
III.    APPROVAL OF RECORDS
 
aor #5-3 -   Clerk
                   (February 11, 2015)
 
To consider approval of the Minutes of the School Committee Meeting of Thursday, February 5, 2015
 
 
IV.    MOTION FOR RECONSIDERATION  - NONE

 
V.     IMMEDIATE ACTION
 
gb #5-6.1  -   Administration/Mr. O’Connell/
                     Mr. Monfredo/Miss Ramirez/
                     Miss Biancheria/Mayor Petty
                     (January 28, 2015)
 
To recognize, with gratitude and appreciation, the donations by Saul Feingold and the Feingold Cos., with the assistance of the United Way of Central Massachusetts, for the purchase of iPads for the students of Belmont Street Community School.

 

gb #5-10.1  - Administration/Mr. Monfredo/
                     Miss Ramirez/Miss Biancheria/
                     Mayor Petty
                     (January 28, 2015)
 
To recognize Grafton Street School and Friendly House for their partnership in meeting the needs of students in the Grafton Street neighborhood.
 
gb #5-33.1  -  Administration/Mr. O’Connell/
                      Mr. Monfredo/Ms. Novick/
                      Miss Ramirez/Miss Biancheria/
                      Mayor Petty
                       (February 9, 2015)
 
To recognize and congratulate the twenty-two DECA students of Worcester Technical High School who have qualified for the DECA State Competition in March, and the following students who received awards in the 2015 DECA District 7 competition on January 9, 2015:

 

Christopher Dipilato
Marta Wasiewicz
Seniors First Place Financial Services Team Event
Sha-Asia Taylor Senior First Place Food Marketing Series
Abdallah Issa  Senior Second Place Marketing Management
Kada Gaye Sophomore Third Place Personal Finance Literacy
Kyle Geller Junior Third Place Retail Merchandising
Tiarra Fisher
Talia Saysay
Juniors Third Place Financial Services Team Event
Lindsey Allen Sophomore Third Place Auto Service Marketing
Christopher Plucinski-Taylor Freshman Fourth Place Personal Finance Literacy
Tiffany Chan Senior Fourth place Human Resource Management

 

Including the following additional State Conference Qualifiers:
Julia Soares Freshman Personal Finance Literacy
Desiree Edmonds Junior Quick Serve Restaurant Management
Kishawna Long Senior Food Marketing Series 
Oneisha Dixon Freshmen Food Marketing Series 
Esmely Munoz
Bobbi McHugh
Juniors  Buying & Merchandising Team 
Emily Trotta Senior Business Services Marketing
Jake Ford Freshman Business Financial Services
Adjoa Duodu Freshman Business Financial Service
Alexis Garcia Sophomore Auto Service Marketing 
Skye McNeil Freshman Principles of Finance

gb #5-43.1  -  Administration/Mr. Monfredo/
                      Mr. O’Connell/Miss Ramirez/
                      Miss Biancheria/Mayor Petty
                      (February 9, 2015)
 
To recognize Jarred Allebach, Pastor of Grace Presbyterian Church for donations of books to Chandler Magnet School, help in designing a preschool yard and assistance with Earth Day events.

 

gb #5-52 -   Administration
                 (February 10, 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
      
5-09    The Superintendent has APPROVED the
RETIREMENT of the person named below:
 
Britt-Currier, Barbarann, Elementary, Rice Square, effective February 13, 2015
 
5-10    The Superintendent has approved the
APPOINTMENT of the persons named below:
 
Cusack, Jennifer, Teacher, Reading, Sullivan Middle, MA+15, Step 9, $76,950, effective January 29, 2015. Licensed:  Reading – All levels.
 
Haaker, Naomi, Teacher, Special Education ABA, Systemwide, MA Step 8, $70,865, effective February 2, 2015.  License: N/A

 
X.     GENERAL BUSINESS
  
 
gb #5-44.1  -  Administration/Administration
                    (February 17, 2015)
 
To hold a public hearing on the Advanced Academy at Doherty Memorial High School.

Annex A (8 pages)

gb #5-54  -  Mr. Monfredo
                  (February 16, 2015)
 
Request that the Administration encourage all of the schools to participate in the NEA’s Read Across America Day on Monday, March 2, 2015.

 
gb #5-55  -  Administration
                 (February 18, 2015)
 
To accept a donation in the amount of $6,403.00 from the North High School Alumni Association for the purchase of a van for North High School.

 
gb #5-56 -  Administration
                  (February 18, 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.