Education Committee Meeting

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Levi Lincoln (North) Chamber

Convened: 5:34 P.M.

Adjourned: 6:32 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 Gary Rosen Councilor Kathleen M Toomey @ 5:35 School Committee Member Jack L. Foley School Committee Member Tracy O’Connell Novick School Committee Member Hilda Ramirez
Also:Chief Financial Officer Thomas Zidelis WPS Chief Financial Officer Brian Allen WPS Clerk of School Committee Dr. Helen A. Friel Principal Staff Assistant Andrew James Pottle, clerk

Miscellaneous Items


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

In Committee July 23, 2014 - Held


Recommend Hold


Order of Mayor Joseph M. Petty and amended by Councilor Sarai Rivera and Councilor Kathleen M. Toomey - Request the Standing Committee on Education work with the counterpart standing committee of the School Committee to develop a master plan for renovation of public school buildings. Further, request the Committees provide City Council with the master plan within 90 days. Further, request the Committees consider University Park Campus School when developing the master plan for improving infrastructure. Further, request the Committees develop a plan to improve technology within the schools and find funding for these improvements. # 10e CC February 07, 2012

In Committee February 13, 2012 - Held In Committee May 2, 2012 - Held In Committee August 16, 2013 - Held In Committee October 8, 2013 - Held In Committee December 18, 2013 - Held In Committee March 10, 2014 - Held


Recommend Hold