Joint City Council and School Committee Meeting

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Levi Lincoln (North) Chamber

Convened: 5:40 P.M.

Adjourned: 7:15 P.M.

Konstantina B. Lukes


Clerk of the City Council
David J. Rushford

Committee Members

Chairperson Konstantina B Lukes
Councilor Paul P Clancy Jr.
Councilor William J Eddy
Councilor Michael J Germain
Councilor Barbara G Haller
Councilor Philip P Palmieri
Councilor Joseph M Petty
Councilor Gary Rosen
Councilor Frederick C Rushton
Councilor Joffrey A Smith
Councilor Kathleen M Toomey

City Hall - 455 Main Street Worcester, Massachusetts

Present Were:Mayor Konstantina B. Lukes, Chair
All members of City Council
All members of School Committee except Mr. Bogigian
Also:City Manager Michael V. O'Brien
School Superintendent Dr. Melinda Boone
City Clerk David J. Rushford, clerk
Dr. Helen Friel, Assistant to the Superintendent/Clerk of the School Committee



Review the impact of any Fiscal Year 2010 mid-year state aid reductions and discuss impacts to the Fiscal Year 2011 budget.


Councilor Clancy moved to request the following:

1. Request City Manager send to the School Administration a list of the latest calculation relative to reforms implemented on the city side through layoffs and not funding vacant positions.

2. Request School Department Administration provide City Council with plans for setting aside stabilization funds.

3. Request School Department Administration inform City Council of future plans and costs concerning applications for new Charter Schools.

4. Request School Department Administration provide City Council with a list of reform efforts made to the school side.

5. Request the School Administration consider implementing a 75/25 contribution rate for health insurance as well as implementing plans that would provide services with funds currently available.