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Blog post to come, but a couple of things you may want to look at on the Worcester School Committee agenda worcesterschools.org/schoolcommitte…
Executive session minutes of the superintendent’s contract negotiations are on here; a few interesting things here: worcesterschools.org/wp-content/upl…
These are the ones from the marathon session, which are pretty vague: worcesterschools.org/wp-content/upl…
Appointments have next year’s principals; there’s really a dependance on “acting” principals in this administration.
(And no, the kinds of review committees and public process many other districts have, WPS did not.)
Budget backup (responses to last week’s questions): worcesterschools.org/wp-content/upl…
How much is it costing the Worcester schools to transport homeless students? And how much of that is being reimbursed?
...to the city, incidentally, as the reimbursement goes to the general fund.
Breakdown of legal costs is really interesting...
Particularly this little detail, showing this ongoing series of complications around homeschooling is costing the district more than dealing with the Department of Justice.
I didn’t remember the varsity football coaches making substantially more than others.
The request for an action plan for reading by grade three has a brief overview of work done on literacy, a class count,
and a 78 page PowerPoint from MGH Institute of Health Professions entitled “The language basis of reading: Introduction to Orthography and and Word Learning (OWL) Project”
It does not have an action plan.
(The PP is clearly for a different audience about a different if somewhat related topic. It amazes me how often the School Committee is accepting reports that don’t answer the question and are cut and paste of someone else’s work.)
There’s a 61 page backup that I mostly the summer reading and math flyers/calendars: worcesterschools.org/wp-content/upl…
(Sidenote: good readers not infrequently read books that fail the “five finger rule.” It is how we learn new vocabulary.)
(I find “that book could too easy/hard” really insulting and not insightful in how kids get better at reading.)
The reappearance of the item on the youth researchers who presented at Harvard is here.
It does not have a backup. One wonders if there is a deliberate choice being made not to have it be distributed via the agenda.
That made Worcesteria this week: worcestermag.com/news/20190612/…
There’s the annual rounding up of items with budgetary implications: worcesterschools.org/wp-content/upl…
I’m noticing that this one doesn’t actually answer the question...
(We are way overdue for some serious facilities and building conversations.)
As I said, blog post to come (Monday, maybe?) but take a look as those are of interest.
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