Worcester School Committee meeting preview (March 5)

People who would like to see a strong police presence at North High will be protesting outside before this meeting.

Cross-posted from Tracy’s blog.

You can find the agenda here; we also have a supplemental, which is just sending the bus bids off to the March 16 F&O meeting for consideration.

We’re recognizing our Posse Scholars this week!

We have a communication coming in from the EAW regarding the new fingerprinting law.

The report of the Superintendent this week is the first FY16 budget estimates. Note that the Governor’s budget is set to come out the day before, on March 4 (which is why there’s no backup on this item as yet). If you can’t make the meeting this week,  Mr. Allen will be at CPPAC on March 11 at 7 pm at Chandler Magnet with the same presentation (or a similar one).

We have a response from administration on Constitution Day activities.

We have a response from administration regarding the CSX funds.

We have a response from administration regarding the Betty Curtis Young Writers’ Conference.

We have an item on the auditors’ reports which we’re sending off to F&O, to discuss at the same March 16 meeting.

Mr. Monfredo has asked that we congratulate the Valentine’s Day contest winners.

Ms. Biancheria is asking for an update on North High.

We’re being asked to accept a donation of $45.05 for Tatnuck Magnet School.

I have an item congratulating WPS on the second reception of the Meritorious Budget award!

I’ve asked that parents receive the specific dates their children are scheduled to take PARCC or MCAS.

I’ve also asked that we get some information on the impact the changes in vocational school regulations passed last week by the Board of Ed will have on admission to Worcester Tech.

Finally, administration is requesting authority to enter a 10 year lease agreement with the YMCA. Jacob Hiatt uses their gym and some parking spaces.

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