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School Committee

AGENDA # 23


The School Committee will hold a regular meeting:
on:   Thursday, October 18, 2012
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 - Reverend Ronald Wilson
                      Greendale People’s Church

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE/NATIONAL ANTHEM

II.     ROLL CALL

III.    APPROVAL OF RECORDS

aor #2-20 - Clerk
                   (October 10, 2012)
 
To consider approval of the Minutes of the School Committee Meeting of Thursday, October 4, 2012.

IV.    MOTION FOR RECONSIDERATION  - NONE

V.     IMMEDIATE ACTION - NONE
 

VI.    REPORT OF THE SUPERINTENDENT - NONE



VII.    COMMUNICATION AND PETITION      

c&p #2-13 - Clerk
                    (October 9, 2012)
 
To consider a communication from the EAW regarding the opening of negotiations for the successor agreement to the existing Collective Bargaining Agreement for the following contracts:
 
Bus Drivers (Aides to the Physically Handicapped)
Bus Monitors

VIII.   REPORT OF THE STANDING COMMITTEE  
                       NONE

IX.    PERSONNEL 
      
2-48 The Superintendent has APPROVED the
RETIREMENT of the persons named below:
 
Johnson, Marguerite, Worcester Arts, Elementary, effective October 8, 2012.
Nolan, Thomas, Burncoat High, English, effective September 28, 2012.
O’Neil, Joan, Systemwide, Special Education, effective October 2, 2012.
Pope, Christopher, North, English, effective October 1, 2012
Sciannameo, Maria, Alternative, Mathematics, effective September 30, 2012.
 
2-49 The Superintendent has ACCEPTED the
RESIGNATION of the persons named below:
 
Bean, Jennifer, Elementary, Grafton Street, effective October 5, 2012.
Kern, Neal, Music, Systemwide, effective October 2, 2012.
     
2-50 The Superintendent has APPROVED the
APPOINTMENT of the persons named below to the position of Teacher:
 
Baron, Erin, Special Education, Roosevelt, MA, Step 1, $48,033, effective September 26, 2012. Licensed: Moderate Disabilities Prek-8.
LaFortune, Cheryl, Health, North, MA Step 6, $60,652, effective September 28, 2012. Licensed: Health/Family and Consumer Science all levels.
Paige, Katherine, Elementary, Canterbury, BA Step 1, $42,461, effective October 3, 2012. Licensed: Early Childhood PreK-2.
Tsoutsis, Mishana, Elementary, Rice Square, MA, Step 7, $62,973, effective October 1, 2012. Licensed: Elementary 1-6.
Vitale, Jessica, Special Education, South, BA Step 7, $57,404, effective October 1, 2012. Licensed: Moderate Disabilities 5-12.
 
2-51 The Superintendent has APPROVED the
APPOINTMENT of the persons named below to the position of Department Head:
 
Borg, Tracey, Science, Worcester East, $1,591 stipend, effective September 18, 2012.
Castillo-Navarro, Jorge, Mathematics, Sullivan, $2,122 stipend, effective September 19, 2012.
Croteau, Lynn, Special Education, Burncoat Middle, $2,122 stipend, effective September 18, 2012.
Dowd, Beth, Special Education, Worcester Technical, $2,122 stipend, effective September 21, 2012.
Garvin, Erin, Special Education, Sullivan, $2,122 stipend, effective September 19, 2012.
Ingman, Robin, LifeSkills/Transitional life Skills, Systemwide, $2,758 stipend, effective September 18, 2012.
Lapomardo, Lesley, Social Studies, North, $1,591 stipend, effective October 3, 2012.
Moulin, Kellie, Mathematics, South, $2,122 stipend, effective September 21, 2012.
O’Connell, Bruce, Alternative Pathways, Creamer Center, $2,758 stipend, effective September 26, 2012.
Santospago, Lisa, Special Education, Worcester East, $1,591 stipend, effective September 18, 2012.
Steinberg, Nina, Guidance, Forest Grove, $2,652 stipend, effective September 18, 2012.
Stell, Barry, Social Studies, South, $2,122 stipend, effective September 19, 2012.
Thibodeau, Ellen, Science, Sullivan, $2,122 stipend, effective September 19, 2012.
Vanesse, Dennis, Special Education, South, $2,758 stipend, effective September 19, 2012.
Wake, Marie, Special Education, Burncoat High, $2,122 stipend, effective September 18, 2012.

X.     GENERAL BUSINESS

gb #2-275.1 - Administration/Administration
                    (October 10, 2012)
 
To interview the finalists for the position of Manager of Special Education and Intervention Services.

Annex A (4 pages)

Annex B (6 pages)

Annex C (5 pages)


gb #2-277 -  Administration
                  (September 27, 2012)
 
To consider approval of the prior fiscal year payments in the total amount of $3,032.56.

Annex A (1 page)





gb #2-278 -  Miss Biancheria
                  (September 27, 2012)
 
To set a date to recognize Milton Cordeiro for his 27 years of dedicated service to the Worcester Public Schools as a Compositor.

gb #2-279  -  Mr. O'Connell/Mr. Monfredo
                    (September 27, 2012)
 
To review administration plans to apply for a Certification of Compliance with Meal Requirements for the National School Lunch Program under the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010, and to seek reimbursement under Section 201 of the Act of an additional $.06 per qualifying meal served for the 2013 fiscal year.

gb #2-280 - Miss Biancheria/Mr. O'Connell/
                 Mr. Monfredo/Ms. Colorio/Ms. Novick
                 (October 10, 2012)
 
Request that the Administration provide a report regarding the Worcester Public Schools’ internship programs for college students and indicate the names of the colleges and the number of students involved in these internships.

Annex A (2 pages)









gb #2-281 - Miss Biancheria/Mr. Monfredo/
                 Mr. O'Connell
                 (October 10, 2012)
 
Request that the Administration apply for additional Chapter 74 funds for Career Pathways Programs at the high school level with an emphasis on finance and STEM programs.

gb #2-282 - Administration
                 (October 10, 2012)
 
To accept a donation in the amount of $25,000.00 from Patricia Lanza to support class trips and school improvements at Union Hill School.

gb #2-283 - Administration
                 (October 10, 2012)
 
To accept a grant in the amount of $33,000 from the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education for the MassGrad Coalition Challenge grant. 

Annex A (1 page)

Annex B (15 pages)




gb #2-284 -  Administration
          (October 10, 2012)
To accept a donation in the amount of $1,400.00 made payable to the Worcester Public Schools.

gb #2-284 -  Administration
                   (October 10, 2012)
 
To accept a donation in the amount of $1,400.00 made payable to the Worcester Public Schools.

gb #2-285 -  Administration
                   (October 10, 2012)
 
To accept the Quarterly Report of the Central Massachusetts Special Education Collaborative.
 
Annex A (2 pages)




gb #2-286 -  Mr. Monfredo/Ms. Biancheria
                  (October 12, 2012)
 
To set a date to recognize Worcester Arts Magnet School for achieving the highest percentage of students in Massachusetts scoring in the proficient and advanced categories in grade three and one of the top schools in grade four in math.
 
 
gb #2-287 -   Ms. Novick
                    (October 12, 2012)
 
Consider the criteria for admission to the middle school honors programs.

gb #2-288 -  Administration
                   (October 12, 2012)
 
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

I.      

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.
 
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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.