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

Committee Members

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


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Miscellaneous Item


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


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