School Committee Agenda: February 4, 2020

From the Office of the Executive Secretary to the School Committee

School Committee - Regular Meeting February 4, 2020


1. Public Comment (3 Minutes):

2. Student School Committee Report:

3. Presentation of the Records for Approval:

  • Special Meeting Budget Retreat, January 14, 2020
  • Budget Workshop, January 21, 2020
  • Regular Meeting, January 21, 2020

4. Reconsiderations: None

5. Unfinished Business/Calendar:

(C20-020) Motion by Vice-Chair Bowman: Whereas the Cambridge Public School District works to create a school climate that fosters respect and collaboration with community members and residents that live adjacent to CPSD facilities, and
Whereas there have been multiple reports of incidents at various levels within CPSD regarding challenging interactions between some Cambridge Rindge & Latin School students and abutters, and
Whereas CPSD leaders need to collaborate with community members and city staff to find solutions to issues that involve CPSD students that impact the broader community,
Therefore be it resolved that CPSD and CRLS staff hold a meeting with CRLS abutters and city staff to address ongoing issues involving CRLS students and abutters,
Be it further resolved that CPSD and CRLS leadership provide a report to the School Committee outlining a plan that will address these issues by April 30, 2019, as well as provide ongoing updates on the plan of action to the School Climate Sub-Committee to ensure progress is being made toward the goals identified to resolve these current issues. (1/21/20 Bowman)

6. Awaiting Reports: None

7. Superintendent’s Agenda:

7a. Presentations:
Culturally Responsive Teaching in CPS Dr. Carolyn L. Turk, Deputy Supt. Maryann MacDonald, Assistant Superintendent of Elementary Education
Dr. Michelle Madera, Interim Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum & Instruction
Dr. Alexis Morgan, Assistant Superintendent Superintendent of Student Services

7b. CPS District Plan: None

7c. Consent Agenda:

#20-15 FY19-20 General Fund Budget Statutory Transfers

#20-16 Approval of Private: Allium Montessori Elementary School

#20-17 Day & Residential Program Services not Available from the Cambridge School Department

#20-18 Contract Award: Heinemann Publishing: Instructional Materials

#20-19 Gifts/Miscellaneous Receipts

8. Non-Consent Agenda:

9. School Committee Agenda (Policy Matters/Notifications/Requests for Information):

#20-19 Motion from Mr. Fantini, Whereas CPS strives to engage parents, students, educators, staff and the community in CPS decision-making, the School Committee will televise all budget meetings and budget hearings in the Attles School Committee Room.

10. Resolutions (letters of congratulations, letters of condolence):

11. Announcements:

12. Late Orders:

13. Communications and Reports from City Officers
: None

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