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CRANSTON SCHOOL COMMITTEE MEETING

APRIL 14, 2014

WESTERN HILLS MIDDLE SCHOOL

400 PHENIX AVENUE, CRANSTON, RI 02920

EXECUTIVE SESSION – 5:00 P.M.

IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWED BY PUBLIC MEETING

 

AGENDA

 

  1. Call to order- 5:00 p.m. Convene to Executive Session pursuant to RI State Laws  -

 

  1. PL 42-46-5(a)(1) Personnel:

 

  1. PL 42-46-5(a)(2) Collective Bargaining:
  1. Contract Negotiations’ Update(s)=
  2. (Secretaries)
  3. (Teachers)
  4. (Teacher Assistants)
  5. (Bus Drivers, Mechanics)
  6. (Tradespeople)
  7. (Custodians)

 

  1. PL 42-46-5(3)
  1. District Safety Plan
  1. Call to Order – Public Session
  2. Roll Call – Quorum
  3. Executive Session Minutes Sealed – April 14, 2014
  4. Minutes of Previous Meetings Approved – March 12, 2014 and March 17, 2014
  5. Public Acknowledgements/Communications
  6. Chairperson’s Communications
  7. Superintendent’s Communications
  8. School Committee Member Communications
  9. Public Hearing

      a. Students (Agenda/Non-Agenda Matters)

      b. Members of the Public (Agenda Matters Only)

  1. Consent Calendar/Consent Agenda
  2. Action Calendar/Action Agenda

 


 

 

RESOLUTIONS

 

Sponsored by the Cranston School Committee

 

NO. 14-4-1        Whereas, the CRANSTON HIGH SCHOOL BOYS’ SWIM TEAM under the direction of head coach Robert Bouchard and volunteer assistant coach Joseph Granata, had an outstanding season in the Winter of 2013-14 season, and

 

Whereas, they had an undefeated regular season and a 4th consecutive Division 2 state championship

 

Be it RESOLVED, that the following team members be formally congratulated by the Cranston School Committee for an outstanding season, and for their hard work and dedication to the sport of swimming: 

 

Capt. John D’Alfonso, Capt. Mike Vaninni, Austin Harris, Kevin Li, Jacob Rojek, Josh Miller, Ethan Almeida, Matthew Pion, Justin Costa, Keith McAteer, Hunter Hellested, Sebastian Trabucco, Ethan Gomez, Theodore Khvang, Josh Hernandez, Evan Park, Elias Hill, Alex Norberg, Adam Almeida, Justice Brown-Duso, Carter Haid, Darol Groeneveldt, and Ricky D’Alfonso.

 

Be it further RESOLVED, that they be presented with a copy of this Resolution signed by the members of the Cranston School Committee.

 

Sponsored by the Cranston School Committee

 

NO. 14-4-2        Whereas, the CRANSTON HIGH SCHOOL CO-OP BOYS’ HOCKEY TEAM under the direction of  head coach Michael Boyajian  and assistant coaches Matthew Brannon, Kenneth Fogarty and Jack Hagopian had an outstanding season in the Winter of 2013-14 season, and

 

Whereas, through their hard work and dedication during the season resulted in a tie for the regular season division 1A title.

Whereas, they defeated the Burrillville Broncos in a best of 3 series to win the Division 1 state playoff title.

 

Be it RESOLVED, that the following team members be formally congratulated by the Cranston School Committee for an outstanding season, and for distinguishing themselves as division 1A State champions. 

           

Matthew Botelho, Rudolph Branca, Anthony Simeone, Adam Turenne, John Zito, Ryan Beliveau, Travis Collins, Anthony Lancellotti, Brian Limoges, Ryan Perry, William Santosuosso, Austin Alzate, Samuel G. Dulieu, Nicholas Kopsick, Andrew Phillips, Mitchell Smith, Zachary Torres, Jacob Pagnozzi, Kyle Poland.

 

Be it further RESOLVED, that they be presented with a copy of this Resolution signed by the members of the Cranston School Committee.

 

Sponsored by the Cranston School Committee

 

NO. 14-4-3        Whereas, the CRANSTON HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS INDOOR TRACK TEAM under the direction of  head coach Sheila Lagasse and assistant coach Clement Soscia, had an outstanding season in the Winter of 2013-14 season, and

 

Whereas, they had a dual meet record of 9-1 and went on to win the Division 2 championship meet.

 

Be it RESOLVED, that the following team members be formally congratulated by the Cranston School Committee for an outstanding season, and

 

Be it further RESOLVED, that they be presented with a copy of this Resolution signed by the members of the Cranston School Committee.

 

Morgan Abbenante, Emma Butler, Sofia Cadden, Kate Capuano, Marina Carro, Vanessa DiIorio, Eleni Grammas, Nicole Grammas, Annabelle Hauck, Jennifer Iozzi, Kim Kluglein, Sarah Lemay, Kaitlyn Neves, Stephanie, Nyzio, Cailyn O’Neil, Jill O’Neil, Olivia Pisaturo, Grace Santilli, Nadia White, Oceana Williams.

 

Sponsored by the Cranston School Committee

 

NO. 14-4-4        Whereas, the following individuals under the direction of their respective athletic coaches and in representation of their city and respective schools have been recognized for outstanding individual achievement in interscholastic athletics

 

ABBEY TORRES - CRANSTON HIGH SCHOOL WEST GIRLS’ HOCKEY;  Honors include:1st Team All Division Goalie, Gil Mayer Award - most outstanding Goaltender; Nangle Leadership Award; and Hobey Baker  Character Award

 

NICOLE GRAMMAS, ELENI GRAMMAS, OCEANA WILLIAMS, and ANNABELLE HAUCK - CRANSTON HIGH SCHOOL WEST GIRLS’ INDOOR TRACK; 4 X 200 Relay team - second team All-State

 

MAX O’CONNELL - CRANSTON HIGH SCHOOL WEST WRESTLING;  1st place - 138-pound weight class at State meet; 5th place - 138-pound weight class at New England meet

 

THEODORE RUGGIERI - CRANSTON HIGH SCHOOL WEST WRESTLING; 2nd place - 126-pound weight class at Freshman State meet

 

RUDOLPH BRANCA - CRANSTON HIGH SCHOOL BOYS’ CO-OP HOCKEY; 2nd Team all Division Honors; and Chuck Scherza Award (presented by the RI Reds Heritage Society)

 

ANTHONY SIMEONE - CRANSTON HIGH SCHOOL BOYS’ CO-OP HOCKEY; 1st Team all Division Honors and Hobey Baker Character Award Recipient

 

COURTNEY LAMBRESE - CRANSTON HIGH SCHOOL WEST GIRLS’ BASKETBALL; 1st Team all Division; 2nd Team all Class and All State - Honorable Mention

           

Be it RESOLVED, that the following student athletes be formally congratulated by the Cranston School Committee for their outstanding accomplishments this season, and for their exemplary leadership in their schools and community

 

Be it further RESOLVED, that they be presented with a copy of this Resolution signed by the members of the Cranston School Committee.

 

Sponsored by the Cranston School Committee

 

NO. 14-4-5        Whereas, the CRANSTON HIGH SCHOOL CO-ED CHEERLEADING TEAM under the direction of  head coach Jennifer Koscho  and assistant coach Samantha Kohn had an outstanding season in the Winter of 2013-14 season, and

 

Whereas, through their hard work and dedication during the season resulted in finishing  the regular season Co-Ed division as the number 1 seed for the State Championship. Whereas, they won the Co-Ed Division State Championship.

 

Be it RESOLVED, that the following team members be formally congratulated by the Cranston School Committee for an outstanding season, Deja Britto, Arian Bodden, Rose De La Cruz, Katherine Dove, Kristen Dove, Alexis Howard, Samantha Levy, Jada Kun, Timothy Mot, Nina Ong, Emely Perez, Bianca Rodrigues, and Michael Rodriguez

 

Be it further RESOLVED, that they be presented with a copy of this Resolution signed by the members of the Cranston School Committee.

 

Sponsored by the Cranston School Committee

 

NO. 14-4-6     Whereas, students from The Cranston Area Career & Technical Center at Cranston High School West have distinguished themselves through competing in the 2014 Rhode Island State DECA Competitions. 

 

Whereas, the following 50 students have distinguished themselves on the state level by medaling in their respective competitions:

 

Be it RESOLVED that the Cranston School Committee extends its congratulations to all of these students for their exceptional accomplishments, and to Thomas Barbieri, Principal of Cranston High School West, Gerry Auth, Director, Cranston Area Career & Technical Center, and teacher Richard Abruzzini, and that they receive a copy of this Resolution signed by the members of the Cranston School Committee.

 

GOLD - Katerina DeNardo, Entrepreneurship Written Event, Aria Procaccini, Entrepreneurship Written Event, Caleb McDevitt, Entrepreneurship Written Event, Alexis Tella, Entrepreneurship-Growing Your Business, Gianna Gargaro, Entrepreneurship-Growing Your Business, Giuliana Hathaway, Entrepreneurship-Growing Your Business, Alexa  Kite, Entrepreneurship-Innovation Plan, Natalia Perretta, Entrepreneurship-Innovation Plan, Matthew McDonough, Entrepreneurship-Participating: Franchise, Jonathan Alsfeld Entrepreneurship Promotion Plan, Ryan Beliveau,  Entrepreneurship Promotion Plan, Sydney Conley, International Business Plan, Nick Manzi, International Business Plan, Alec Kolenda, Creative Marketing Project, James Sweeney, Creative Marketing Project, Alexia Marchetti, Buying & Merchandising Operations Research, Gianna Ferrante, Buying & Merchandising Operations Research, Andrew Blanchette, Buying & Merchandising Operations Research, William Saccoccio, Business Services Operations Research, Jason Sepe, Business Services Operations Research, Christopher Minicucci,  Business Services Operations Research, Joshua Macera, Learn and Earn Project, Liana Colarusso, Public Relations Project, Alyssa McLeod, Public Relations Project  SILVER - Jeff Ragosta, International Business Plan, Michael Daou, International Business Plan, Dylan Reinsant, Entrepreneurship Written Event, David Swanson, Entrepreneurship Written Event, John Petrocelli,  Entrepreneurship Written Event, Ronald Antonucci, Entrepreneurship-Participating: Franchise, Brianna Caputo, Community Service Project, Courtenay Briggs, Community Service Project, Jessica Nelson, Community Service Project, Robert Fredrick, Hospitality and Tourism Operations Research, Anthony Espinal, Hospitality and Tourism Operations Research, Ben Harpel,  Advertising Campaign, Dennis Zhitkovich, Advertising Campaign, Anthony Simeone, Sports and Entertainment Promotion Plan, Michael Lonardo Sports and Entertainment Promotion Plan, Michael Foley, Sports and Entertainment Promotion Plan  BRONZE  - Joseph Mee, Entrepreneurship Written Event, Adrian Cilento, Entrepreneurship Written Event, Jonathan Petrarca, Entrepreneurship Written Event, Marina DeAngelis, Entrepreneurship-Innovation Plan, Ari DiBoni Entrepreneurship-Innovation Plan, Sophia Trapassi, Entrepreneurship-Innovation Plan, Evan Deluty, Entrepreneurship-Participating: Franchise, Nicholas Porreca, Entrepreneurship-Participating: Franchise, Joulien Martinelli, Hospitality and Tourism Operations Research, Matthew Lonardo, Sports & Entertainment Operations Research, Ryan Marsella, Sports & Entertainment Operations Research

 

ADMINISTRATION

 

NO. 14-4-7        Whereas, the Administration has identified health and safety projects that need to be addressed.

 

Therefore be it resolved, at the recommendation of the Superintendent, the revised Repair and Renovation Bond proposal in the amount of fifteen million dollars ($15,000,000) be approved by the School Committee and a copy forwarded to the Rhode Island Department of Education for their approval.

 

PERSONNEL

 

NO. 14-4-8        RESOLVED, that at the recommendation of the Superintendent, the 

following certified personnel be appointed as substitutes on a temporary basis as needed:

 

Tania DiMartino, Elementary

Jennifer Ellis, Elementary

Irene Primeau, Elementary\Middle School English\Soc Studies

Nadia Cricco, Elementary

 

 

NO. 14-4-9        RESOLVED, that at the recommendation of the Superintendent, the following certified staff member be granted a leave of absence without compensation as provided in Article XIX, Section B.3 of the Master Agreement between the Cranston School Committee and the Cranston Teachers’ Alliance:

 

Melissa Giampietro, Teacher

            Itinerant

            Effective Date…August 2014 to August 2015

 

 

NO. 14-4-10      RESOLVED, that at the recommendation of the Superintendent, the following certified staff member be granted a leave of absence without compensation as provided in Article XIX, Section F of the Master Agreement between the Cranston School Committee and the Cranston Teachers’ Alliance:

 

Michael DelRosso, Social Worker

            Itinerant

            Effective Date…August 2014 to August 2015

 

NO. 14-4-11      RESOLVED, that at the recommendation of the Superintendent, the                                                                           retirement of the following certified personnel be accepted:

 

Bernard Boemker, Teacher

Cranston East

Effective Date…June 30, 2014

 

NO. 14-4-12      RESOLVED, that at the recommendation of the Superintendent, the resignation(s) of the following Program Supervisor be accepted:

 

Barbara Ferraro, School Psychologist

Pupil Personnel

Effective Date…June 30, 2014

 

NO. 14-4-13      RESOLVED, that at the recommendation of the Superintendent, the

following individual(s) be appointed as an athletic coach:

 

Thomas Paquette, Assistant Coach Boys’ Volleyball

CHSE

Step-4

Class-D

Playing Competition-High School & College

Experience- Cranston West Assistant Coach Girls’ Volleyball 

Certification-RI Coaches Certification; CPR\AED\First Aid

 

 

NO. 14-4-14      RESOLVED, that at the recommendation of the Superintendent, the following individuals be appointed as volunteer coaches:

 

            Neal Yeatman, Boys’ Lacrosse

Cranston High School East

 

 

NO. 14-4-15      RESOLVED, that at the recommendation of the Superintendent, the resignation of the following coach(es) be accepted:

 

Nicholas Ruggieri, Assistant Coach Girls’ Soccer

Cranston West

Effective date…March  26, 2014

 

NO. 14-4-16      RESOLVED, that at the recommendation of the Superintendent, the following non-certified employee(s) be appointed:

 

Sandra Poisson, Bus Driver (Probationary)

Transportation

Effective Date…March 31, 2014

Authorization…Replacement

Fiscal Note…12845190 51110

 

NO. 14-4-17      RESOLVED, that at the recommendation of the Superintendent, the following non-certified personnel be appointed as substitutes on a temporary basis as needed:

 

James Moran, Custodian

Robert D’Ercole, Custodian

Kimberly Aldana, Bus Driver

 

 

NO. 14-4-18      RESOLVED, that at the recommendation of the Superintendent, the retirement(s) of the following non-certified personnel be accepted:

 

Mechthild Pettigrew, Secretary

Garden City 

Effective Date…June 30, 2014

 

NO. 14-4-19      RESOLVED, that at the recommendation of the Superintendent, the resignation(s) of the following non-certified personnel be accepted:

 

 

Richard Phillips, Part Time Custodian 

Plant

Effective Date…April 7, 2014

 

BUSINESS

 

NO 14-4-20       RESOLVED, that the Five-Year Capital Budget plan which begins in the 2014-2015 school year, as recommended by the Superintendent, be approved:

2014

  • Bain MS Asbestos abatement  (Middle school bond)
  • Park View MS Asbestos abatement  (Middle school bond)
  • Arlington Elementary sprinklers  ($1.3m bond)
  • Cranston West HS E building sprinklers  ($1.3m bond)

 

2015

  • Edgewood Highlands Elementary Sprinklers ($1.3m bond)
  • Oak Lawn Elementary Sprinklers  ($1.3m bond)
  • Oak Lawn Elementary fire stair and other work (new bond)
  • Park View MS windows (middle school bond)
  • Park View MS science rooms (middle school bond)
  • Arlington Elementary all other work (new bond)
  • Cranston West E building all other work (new bond)
  • Glen Hills Elementary Sprinklers and other work (new bond)

 

2016

  • Chester Barrows Elementary (new bond)
  • Glen Hills Elementary Asbestos Abatement  (new bond)
  • Park View MS sprinklers and all other work (new bond)
  • Oak Lawn Elementary windows (new bond)
  • Rhodes Elementary all work (new bond)
  • Stone Hill Elementary sprinklers and other work (new bond)
  • Cranston West HS – all work (new bond)
  • Edgewood Highlands Elementary other work (new bond)
  • Woodridge Elementary sprinklers and other work (new bond)
  • Bain MS science rooms (middle school bond)
  • Bain MS all other work (new bond)
  • Briggs Building fire code and other work (new bond)

 

2017

  • William Dutemple Elementary – all work (new bond)
  • George J Peters  Elementary – all work (new bond)
  • Stadium Elementary – all work (new bond)
  • Waterman Elementary – all work (new bond)
  • Cranston HS East Asbestos Abatement and other work (new bond)
  • Western Hill MS science rooms (middle school bond)
  • Briggs Building abatement (new bond)

 

2018

  • Western Hills Middle school all work (new bond)
  • Eden Park Elementary all work (new bond)
  • Garden City Elementary – all work (new bond)
  • Gladstone Elementary  - all work (new bond)
  • Norwood School (new bond)
  • Briggs Building Asbestos abatement and other work (new bond)

 

NO. 14-4-21      Whereas, CPI Qualified Plan Consultants, Inc. (“CPI”) assigned and otherwise transferred to the Omni Financial Group, Inc. the common remitter and/or compliance oversight services agreement(s) between CPI and the Cranston Public Schools and the 403(b) plan vendor agreement(s) and/or information sharing agreement(s).

 

RESOLVED, the Cranston Public Schools consent to the Assignment of Contracts and Assumption of Liabilities affirming that no modification of the contracts is made or intended, except Omni is substituted for CPI as of the effective date.

 

PURCHASED AND PURCHASED SERVICES

 

NO. 14-4-22      Resolved, that the following purchase be approved:

Student Planners (funded by Middle School annual order allocation) in the amount of $6,337.50 (Purchase pending the availability of funding 2014-2015 budget)

 

                                                Number of bids issued     4

            Number of bids received   2

 

NO. 14-4-23      Resolved, that the following purchase be approved:

Subscriptions in the amount of $4,813.44 (Purchase pending the availability of funding 2014-2015 budget)

Number of bids issued     5

            Number of bids received   5       

 

NO. 14-4-24      Resolved, that the following purchase be approved:

Photocopy supplies in the amount of $33,652.55 (Purchase pending the availability of funding 2014-2015 budget)

Number of bids issued     2

                                                Number of bids received   2

 

NO. 14-4-25      Resolved, that the following purchase be approved:

Athletic Supplies in the amount of $14,173.96.

Number of bids issued   13

                                    Number of bids received   8

 

NO. 14-4-26      Resolved, that the following purchase be approved:

Printed Forms in the amount of $2,946.25. (Purchase pending the availability of funding 2014-2015 budget)                       

Number of bids issued   2

                                                Number of bids received 2

 

NO. 14-4-27      Resolved, Physical Therapy Services in the yearly amount of $150,000 through the West Bay Collaborative for the 2014-2015 academic school year.

 

NO. 14-4-28      Resolved, approved use of the agreement between the West Bay Collaborative and Enernoc - an Energy Procurement Consultant - contract to be extended for two years. (2014-2016).

 

NO. 14-4-29      Resolved, The Alternative Learning Program at Horton Elementary to be provided by West Bay Collaborative at a cost of $430,000 for the 2014-2015 academic school year.

           

POLICY AND PROGRAM

 

NO. 14-4-30      Resolved, that at the recommendation of the School Committee, the following Student Policies be deleted:

5112.1 Students Exemptions

5112.2 Alternate Instructional Settings

5115 Attendance Records/Registers

5116 School Census

5118.1 Non-Resident Students

5118.2 Residence-Tuition

5118.4 Reciprocal Agreements

5118.5 International Exchange Arrangements

5118.6 Division of Residence

5119  Non-Resident Attendance – Tuition

5122.1 Placement of Handicapped Students and Special Education Programs

5123 Proficiency Based Diploma

5125.6(c) Missing Children

5125.6 (d) Missing Children

5127 Graduation/Separation

5127.1 Graduation Separation: Credits

5127.2 Graduation Separation: Diploma

5131.5 Vandalism

5138 Married/Pregnant Students

5139 Part-Time Employment

5140 Welfare

5210 Post Secondary

 

NO. 14-4-31      RESOLVED, that at the recommendation of the Superintendent the following field trip(s) of long duration/conference(s) be authorized:

 

  1. John Murray and Gerald Thifault, teachers at Cranston High School East and approximately 10 students to travel to Fort Devens, MA from June 23 through June 27, 2014 for a JROTC Cadet Leadership Challenge at an estimated cost of $204.00 for round trip transportation.

 

  1. The Cranston West Drama Club will be participating in the Vermont New England Drama Festival from April 15, 2014 through April 17, 2014.The festival is being held on the Johnsbury Academy campus located in Johnsbury, Vermont. Nancy Vitulli, the club advisor and four other chaperones will accompany the fifty-one students where they will perform and attend plays as well as workshops. Each individual attending will be responsible for a two hundred dollar fee with additional funds coming from current theatre account and possible fundraiser.

 

  1. Public Hearing on Non-Agenda Items

 

  1. Announcement of Future Meeting(s) – May 14 and May 19, 2014
  2. Adjournment

 

School Committee members who are unable to attend this meeting are asked to notify the Chairperson in advance.

 

Interested persons and the public at large, upon advance notice, will be given a fair opportunity to be heard at said meeting on the items proposed on the agenda.

 

Individuals requesting interpreter services for the hearing impaired must notify the Superintendent’s Office at 270-8170  72 hours in advance of hearing date.

 

Any changes in the agenda pursuant to RIGL 42-46-6(e) will be posted on the school district’s website at www.cpsed.net, Cranston Public Schools’ administration building, 845 Park Ave., Cranston, RI; and Cranston City Hall, 845 Park Ave., Cranston, RI and will be electronically filed with the Secretary of State at least forty-eight hours (48) in advance of the meeting. 

 

Notice posted: April 11, 2014

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