Agenda #1 February 4, 2014

School Committee
Committee Members
John F. Monfredo - Chairman
Dianna L. Biancheria - Vice-chairman
John L. Foley
Administrative Representative
Helen A. Friel, Ed.D.
Stacey DeBoise Luster

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

AGENDA #1


The Standing Committee on GOVERNANCE AND EMPLOYEE ISSUES will hold a meeting:
on:   Tuesday, February 4, 2014
at:    4:00 p.m.
in:    Room 410, DAB
ORDER OF BUSINESS
ANNEX

I.      CALL TO ORDER – REGULAR MEETING

II.     ROLL CALL

III.    GENERAL BUSINESS

c&p #2-8 - Clerk   (May 29, 2012)
 
To consider a communication from a citizen regarding the removal of shrubs in the parking lot at the Durkin Administration Building which has had a negative impact on the Crown Hill neighborhood.
gb #2-225   - Mr. O'Connell/Ms. Novick/Mr. Monfredo/Miss Biancheria   (July 17, 2012)
 
To reestablish the Title 1 Parent Advisory Council for the Worcester Public Schools.
gb #3-4 - Mr. O'Connell/Ms. Colorio (December 19, 2012)
 
To request the scheduling and administration of a civil service examination for the position of custodian, to allow individuals interested in applying for employment as custodians to qualify to do so.
gb #3-34 - Mr. Monfredo/Ms. Colorio/Miss Biancheria   (January 17, 2013)
 
Request that the Administration review the system's policy on out of school suspensions and to determine what changes need to be made.
gb #3-35 - Mr. O'Connell/Mr. Monfredo/Ms. Novick/Miss Biancheria
(January 17, 2013)
 
To request that the Worcester Public Schools be kept informed, and involved, in discussion of any development plans which will impact the current location, convenience, and access of off-street parking for the Worcester Public Library.
 
 
 
gb #3-179 - Mr. O'Connell/Mr. Monfredo (May 28, 2013)
 
To consider supporting House Bill 512 – an Act establishing a Special Commission of the Legislature for Mandated Reports and Data Submission for School Districts – filed on behalf of the Massachusetts Association of School Committees.
Annex A (2 pages)
gb #3-182 - Mr. O'Connell/Mr. Monfredo (May 28, 2013)
 
To consider supporting House Bill 414 – an Act restoring to School Committees the authority to review and approve school improvement plans submitted by school councils – filed on behalf of the Massachusetts Association of School Committees.
Annex A (2 pages)
gb #3-183 - Mr. O'Connell/Mr. Monfredo (May 28, 2013)
 
To consider supporting Senate Bill 222 – an Act which calculates the charter school reimbursement formula on the basis of the students they actually serve (and not on the basis of “assumed in school special education”) – filed on behalf of the Everett School Committee.
Annex A (1 page)

Annex B (1 page)
IV.    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.