CITY OF WORCESTER
Education Committee Meeting
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Durkin Administration Building, Room 410
Convened: 5:31 P.M.
Adjourned: 7:34 P.M.
Joseph M. Petty
Clerk of the City Council
David J. Rushford
|Chairperson Tony Economou |
|Councilor Gary Rosen |
|Councilor Kathleen M Toomey |
City Hall - 455 Main Street Worcester, Massachusetts
|Present Were:||Chairperson Councilor Tony Economou
Councilor Kathleen M Toomey
Councilor Gary Rosen @ 5:32 P.M.
The Committee met jointly with School Committee’s Standing Committee on Finance & Operations
School Committee Member Jack L. Foley,
School Committee Member Tracy O’Connell Novick,
School Committee Member Hilda Ramirez|
|Also:||School Committee Member John F. Monfredo
School Committee Member Brian A. O’Connell
City Auditor Robert V. Stearns
Chief Financial Officer Thomas Zidelis
WPS Chief Financial Officer Brian Allen
WPS Director of Transportation John Hennessy
WPS Assistant Clerk of School Committee Terry Goyette
Principal Staff Assistant Andrew James Pottle, clerk
Also Present remotely:
School Bus Consultants, LLC Staff Person Tim Ammon|
Communication of the City Auditor
Transmitting a communication relative to an evaluation of Pupil Transportation Services and enclosed report from the School Bus Consultants, LLC regarding "Student Transportation Services Effectiveness and Efficiency Assessment".
# 9a CC May 20, 2014
Order of Councilor Frederick C. Rushton request Standing Committee on Education, when meeting jointly with the School Committee’s Committee on Finance, consider as cost cutting measures in transportation the following: 1) mainstreaming some Special Education Students onto the conventional buses, and 2) revising the bus pick-up system in a way that would allow for fewer stops and further walking for students, within reason; all in the interest of cost savings which could be directed to the classroom.
# 17a CC May 20, 2014