Joint Committee on Veterans' and Military Affairs and Education Meeting

Monday, February 6, 2017

Levi Lincoln (North) Chamber

Convened: 5:41 P.M.

Recessed: 6:28 P.M. Reconvened: 6:32 P.M. Adjourned: 7:32 P.M.

Joseph M. Petty


Clerk of the City Council
Susan M. Ledoux

Committee Members

Chairperson Morris A Bergman
Councilor Michael T Gaffney
Councilor Khrystian E King
Councilor Konstantina B Lukes
Councilor Gary Rosen

City Hall - 455 Main Street Worcester, Massachusetts

Present Were:Chairperson Morris A. Bergman Councilor Michael T. Gaffney Councilor Khrystian E. King Councilor Konstantina B. Lukes Councilor Gary Rosen The Committee met jointly with the School Committee’s Standing Committee on Finance and Operations School Committee Member Jack L. Foley School Committee Member Donna Colorio
Also:School Committee Member John Monfredo WPS Chief Financial Officer Brian Allen WPS Superintendent Maureen Binienda Veterans’ Agent/Director Sarah Bateman WPS Clerk of the School Committee Dr. Helen Friel Assistant City Clerk Stephen A.J. Pottle, clerk

Miscellaneous Items


Chairman's Order From the Committee on Veterans' and Military Affairs - Request City Council's Standing Committee on Veterans' and Military Affairs meet jointly with City Council's Standing Committee on Education for the for the purpose of beginning planning for events associated with Veterans' Day 2017. # 9a CC November 22, 2016


Councilor Gaffney stated for that record that he served on the Advisory Board for Project New Hope.

Recommend Hold


Communication of the City Manager transmitting information communication relative to the activities scheduled to honor our Veterans on Veterans Day. #8.20A CM November 1, 2016


Recommend Hold



Request City Manager request Veterans’ Agent/Director contact each of the City’s legion posts for any ideas about what should be done for upcoming Veterans Day activities.


Request City Manager consult the inventory of City monuments organized by WPD Officer Sean Lovely to see how that information could be used in the planning of Veterans Day activities.


Request City Manager offer assistance to the School Committee in advocating for changes in the Foundational Budget Formula.


Request City Manager request City Solicitor provide City Council with information concerning what the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act entails and how the City complies with it.



That the City Council does hereby go on record in support of changing the Foundational Budget Formula in a manner that would reflect the actual needs of the Worcester Public School System’s budget.