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From the Office of the Executive Secretary to the School Committee

December 7, 2021 | 06:00 pm

1. Public Comment (3 Minutes):

2. Student School Committee Report:

3. Presentation of the Records for Approval:
  • November 9, 2021 Special Meeting
4. Reconsiderations:
None

5. Unfinished Business/Calendar:
None

6. Awaiting Reports:
#C21-311 Joint Motion by Member Fantini, Mayor Siddiqui, Member WilsonThat the School Department work with the City to develop a plan to support transporting students attending after school programs given the issues that DHSP has with after school this year.

7. Superintendent’s Agenda:

7a. Superintendent's Update:
None
7b. Presentations:
Social Emotional Learning & Mental Health
Carolyn L. Turk, Deputy Superintendent
Jamie McCarthy, K-12 Curriculum Coordinator, Health, Physical Education and Wellness
Alice Cohen, Lead Teacher for Social Emotional Learning 
7c. CPS District Plan:
None

7d. Consent Agenda:
#21-333 Recommendation: Approval of the Settlement Agreement between Sarah Rosenberg and the City of Cambridge by & through its School Department & School Committee
#21-334 Recommendation: Approval of the Settlement between Rose Levine and the City of Cambridge by & through its School Department & School Committee
#21-335 Recommendation: Day & Residential Program Services not available from the Cambridge School Department
#21-336 Recommendation: Contract Award: CCS Presentation Systems: Interactive Display Hardware
#21-337 Recommendation: Contract Award: Thompson-Grove, Gene: Professional Development
#21-338 Recommendation: Gifts/Miscellaneous Receipts
#21-339 Recommendation: Grant Award: FY22 Reading Recovery (SC22632)
#21-340 Recommendation: Grant Award: Imagined in Cambridge (SC22174)
#21-341 Recommendation: Grant Award: USDA Pandemic EBT Program Reimbursement (SC22210)
#21-342 Recommendation: Grant Award: FY22 American Recovery Plan Homeless Children & Youth (SC22711)

8. Non-Consent Agenda:
None

9. School Committee Agenda (Policy Matters/Notifications/Requests for Information):
#21-343 Motion by Member Fantini

That the School Committee adopt the Preliminary School Committee FY23 Budget Calendar.


10. Resolutions:
#21-344 Joint Motion by Mayor Siddiqui, Vice Chair Bowman, Member Wilson

WHEREAS: The School Committee was deeply saddened to learn of the death of Salman Almarzooqi on November 24, 2021; and

WHEREAS: Salman, a member of the class of 2022, joined the CRLS in 2020 and quickly forged strong connections with students and teachers alike; and

WHEREAS: Salman was an extremely hard worker, and made significant strides in his academic and social growth during his time at CRLS; and

WHEREAS: Salman will be remembered as a loyal friend who excelled at connecting with his classmates and forming personal relationships; and

WHEREAS: Salman enjoyed music, liked watching YouTube videos and loved being in school with his peers; and

WHEREAS: This is a devastating loss to the CRLS community, and our hearts are heavy with grief knowing Salman was taken from us far too young; now therefore be it

RESOLVED: That the School Committee go on record extending its deepest sympathy to the family of Salman Almarzooqi at this time of such personal loss; and be it further RESOLVED: That the Executive Secretary be and hereby is requested to forward a suitably engrossed copy of this resolution to his family on behalf of the entire School Committee.


#21-345 Motion by Member Fantini

WHEREAS: It has come to the attention of the School Committee that Mary Ann Londino will retire on December 31, 2021

WHEREAS: Mary Ann began her career as a paraprofessional in November of 1994 and then as a teacher in 2002 at the Peabody School

WHEREAS:Mary Ann has devoted the last 19 years as a Special Educator, assisting students with disabilities creating the optimal learning environment for every child and supporting the individual needs of all her students

WHEREAS:Mary Ann enjoys reading, traveling, water aerobics and learning how to play pickleball

WHEREAS:Mary Ann looks forward to Nana Camp, looking after her grandchildren-Audrey, Cameron, Mikayla, Michael, and Colin.

RESOLVED: That the Cambridge School Committee, thanks Mary Ann for her 27 years of service to the Cambridge Public Schools and congratulates her on her retirement.

RESOLVED: That the Executive Secretary prepare a copy of this resolution to be presented to Mary Ann on December 9, 2021 at her retirement celebration.


11. Announcements:
None

12. Late Orders:
None

13. Communications and Reports from City Officers:

None


Updated on 12/02/2021