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Held in and broadcast from the Dr. Henrietta S. Attles Meeting Room, Cambridge Rindge, and Latin School, 459 Broadway, Cambridge. To sign up to call in using the ZOOM app on your computer or mobile device: visit www.cpsd.us/school_committee/virtual

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From the Office of the Executive Secretary to the School Committee

March 1, 2022 | 06:00 pm

1. Public Comment (3 Minutes):

2. Student School Committee Report:

3. Presentation of the Records for Approval:
  • February 15, 2022 Regular Meeting
4. Reconsiderations:
None

5. Unfinished Business/Calendar:
None

6. Awaiting Reports:
None

7. Superintendent’s Agenda:

7a. Presentations:

Superintendent's Update: COVID Update
Victoria L. Greer, Ph.D., Superintendent of Schools 

7b. CPS District Plan:

None

7c. Consent Agenda:
#22-32 Recommendation: Approval of Memorandum of Agreement Between the Cambridge School Committee and Cambridge Education Association Unit E for a Successor Collective Bargaining Agreement for the Period of September 1, 2021 Through August 31, 2024
#22-33 Recommendation: Day & Residential Program Services not Available from the Cambridge School Department
#22-34 Recommendation: Contract Award: Building Audacity: Professional & Technical Services
#22-35 Recommendation: Gifts/Miscellaneous Receipts

8. Non-Consent Agenda:
None

9. School Committee Agenda (Policy Matters/Notifications/Requests for Information):
#22-36 Joint Motion by Member Fantini, Mayor Siddiqui

WHEREAS: The Cambridge Public Schools Pathways for Paraprofessionals program, which was launched in Fall of 2020, has released a mid-program report, citing a successful first year and high interest from the Cambridge community; and

WHEREAS: For most paraprofessionals, graduate programs are out of reach due to the costs and time, and the Pathways for Paraprofessionals program was started to help address that dilemma; and 

WHEREAS: The program is structured so paraprofessionals can receive a master’s degree and initial license for only the cost of course fees and materials, and the mid-program review included a report from faculty that the majority of students are engaged and enthusiastic; and 

WHEREAS: The paraprofessionals in this program will be able to move into lead teacher positions across the district upon completion, increasing their earning potential as a result of furthering their education; and

WHEREAS: The goals of this program align with the goals of the School Committee and the District, and will help to diversify CPS staff and support community members from whom the traditional path to teaching is unattainable due to external forces; and 

WHEREAS: The initial cohort was capped at 20, and given the success and interest in Cambridge, a second cohort should be considered; now, therefore, be it 

RESOLVED: That the Superintendent report back to the School Committee on the feasibility of a second cohort. 


10. Resolutions:
None

11. Announcements:
None

12. Late Orders:
None

13. Communications and Reports from City Officers:

None


Updated on 02/24/2022