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From the Office of the Executive Secretary to the School Committee

*Revised Agenda with Supplemental Recommendation

January 18, 2022 | 06:00 pm

1. Public Comment (3 Minutes):

2. Student School Committee Report:

3. Presentation of the Records for Approval:
  • January 3, 2022 Organizational Meeting
  • January 4, 2022 Regular Meeting

4. Reconsiderations:

5. Unfinished Business/Calendar:

6. Awaiting Reports:

7. Superintendent’s Agenda:

7a. Superintendent's Update:
7b. Presentations:

FY23 Budget Guidelines and Process
Victoria L. Greer, Ph.D., Interim Superintendent of Schools
Claire Spinner, Chief Financial Officer 

Office of Student Support Services: Entry Findings, OSS Vision & Commitment Moving Forward
Barbara Mullen, Ph.D., Interim Superintendent of Student Services
Office of Student Services Leadership Team

7c. CPS District Plan:


7d. Consent Agenda:
#22-09 Recommendation: Day & Residential Services not Available from the Cambridge School Department
#22-12 Recommendation: Approval of Revisions to Cambridge Public Schools Chapter 74 CVTE (Career/Vocational Technical Education) Student Admissions Policy (First Reading)
#22-13 Recommendation: Contract Award: IHealth Labs, Inc.: COVID-19 Self-Test Kits

8. Non-Consent Agenda:

9. School Committee Agenda (Policy Matters/Notifications/Requests for Information):
#22-10 Motion by Member Fantini: Download Attachment

That the attached budget guidelines be adopted for FY23.

10. Resolutions:
#22-11 Joint Motion by Mayor Siddiqui, Vice Chair Member Rachel, Member Wilson: Download Attachment

WHEREAS: The School Committee was deeply saddened to learn that Maurico Gutierrez passed away suddenly on January 7, 2022; and

WHEREAS: Maurico was a CRLS Learning Community-L student and earned his diploma with his classmates in June 2021 and then chose to remain at CRLS this school year to take part in the district's postgraduate program; and

WHEREAS: Maurico is survived by a heartbroken family, including his brothers Alejandro and Armando, his mother Maria, a beloved staff member at the Tobin Montessori, his father Roberto, and his aunts, Maria Vasquez, Ilda Perez, Gloria Vasquez and Pili Vasquez; and

WHEREAS: Mauricio was a connector who had an unique ability to bring people together and cherished his time with peers and staff; and

WHEREAS: Mauricio had an adventurous spirit, loved his longboard, McDonald's fries, and was excited to be learning more about automobiles in the RSTA Garage/Autoshop; and

WHEREAS: Losing Maurico is a huge loss to the Cambridge community and our hearts are heavy with grief knowing he was taken from us far too young; now therefore be it

RESOLVED: That the School Committee go on record extending our deepest sympathy to the family of Maurico Gutierrez 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.

11. Announcements:

12. Late Orders:

13. Communications and Reports from City Officers:
Updated on 01/14/2022