Education Committee Meeting

Friday, December 26, 2008

Esther Howland (South) Chamber

Convened: 2:02 P.M.

Adjourned: 2:13 P.M.

Konstantina B. Lukes


Clerk of the City Council
David J. Rushford

Committee Members

Chairperson Kathleen M Toomey
Councilor William J Eddy
Councilor Joffrey A Smith

City Hall - 455 Main Street Worcester, Massachusetts

Present Were:Chairperson Councilor Kathleen M Toomey
Councilor Joffrey A Smith
Also:City Clerk David J. Rushford, clerk



Goals of the Committee

Chairman's Orders

That the Goals of the Standing Committee on Education are: 1) to establish the Leary Report as a guideline to work with the colleges as they establish a permanent reporting process and means of ongoing communication, and, to complete this process by the end of the current fiscal year; 2) to work with the Cultural Commission and the Colleges of Worcester Consortium to identify locations wherein economic development might be enhanced; 3) to encourage collaboration with the colleges to establish a Center for Civic Engagement within the downtown area; 4) to enhance economic development and attract businesses to the city by requesting assistance from the colleges for access to their vast alumnae network; the many professionals and professors in their employ; 5) to encourage collaboration with the Cultural Arts Committee to support cultural arts programs and to bring art awareness to the residents of Worcester and to assimilate art so that it enhances the economic stability of the city; 6) to support public libraries for the widespread enjoyment of the public and to support education opportunities that will enable individuals to avail themselves of information for bettering their quality of life, and 7) to work with the Worcester Public Schools via the appropriate sub-committee of the School Committee to collaboratively provide a quality of education, thereby enhancing the quality of life in the city for all it's residents. And further, that the Committee, having considered these goals, hereby reports progress as follows: 1) ongoing progress towards goal; 2) ongoing progress towards goal; 3) ongoing progress towards goal; 4) goal met and ongoing progress; 5) goal met and ongoing progress; 6) goal met, and 7) ongoing progress towards goal.