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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

April 26, 2022 | 06:00 pm

1. Public Hearing on School Choice (3 minutes)

1a. Public Comment (3 minutes)


2. Student School Committee Report:

3. Presentation of the Records for Approval:
  • April 5, 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-19
Victoria L. Greer, Ph.D., Superintendent of Schools
Carolyn L. Turk, Deputy Superintendent
James Maloney. Chief Operating Officer

iReady Implementation 2.0
Victoria L. Greer, Ph.D., Superintendent of Schools
Dr. Barbara Mullen; Interim Assistant Superintendent of Student Services

7b. CPS District Plan:

None

7c. Consent Agenda:
#22-59 Recommendation: SY2022/2023 State School Choice Program-Recommendation for Non-Participation
#22-60 Recommendation: Approval of the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) between the Cambridge School Committee (the "Committee") and Cambridge Education Association (the "CEA") on Reopening Issues for the Second Semester of the 2021-2022 School Year
#22-61 Recommendation: Approval of the Memorandum of Agreement between Cambridge School Committee and the Cambridge Professional Safety Specialists Association Regarding COVID-19 Vaccination & Testing Protocols
#22-62 Recommendation: Approval of the Memorandum of Agreement Between Cambridge School Committee and the Cambridge Liaisons Invested in Families & Education, AFSCME/AFL-CIO (LIFE/AFSCME) Regarding COVID-19 Vaccination & Testing Protocols
#22-63 Recommendation: Day & Residential Program Services not Available from the Cambridge School Department
#22-64 Recommendation: Contract Award: PJ Systems d/b/a HIQ Computers
#22-65 Recommendation: Contract Award: Integration Partners Group
#22-66 Recommendation: Contract Award: PJ Systems d/b/a HIQ Computers
#22-67 Recommendation: Contract Award: ParentSquare, Inc.
#22-68 Recommendation: Contract Award: CDW Government LLC
#22-69 Recommendation: Contract Award: Insight Public Sector
#22-70 Recommendation: Contract Award: Sterling Business Products-Amended
#22-71 Recommendation: Contract Award: Kittredge Equipment Company
#22-72 Recommendation: Contract Award: Kittredge Equipment Company
#22-73 Recommendation: Contract Award: Demco, Inc.
#22-74 Recommendation: Contract Award: Scholastic, Inc.
#22-75 Recommendation: Contract Award: Curriculum Associates, LLC
#22-76 Recommendation: Contract Award: Lesley University
#22-77 Recommendation: Contract Award: New England School Services
#22-78 Recommendation: Contract Award: WW Grainger
#22-79 Recommendation: Contract Award: Pasek
#22-80 Recommendation: Contract Award: NorthEast Electrical
#22-81 Recommendation: Contract Award: Next Gen Supply Group
#22-82 Recommendation: Contract Award: Metropolitan Pipe
#22-83 Recommendation: Contract Award: Home Depot
#22-84 Recommendation: Contract Award: Johnstone Supply
#22-85 Recommendation: Contract Award: F.W. Webb
#22-86 Recommendation: Filter Sales & Services
#22-87 Recommendation: Contract Award: Casey EMI
#22-88 Recommendation: Contract Award: Gifts/Miscellaneous Receipts

8. Non-Consent Agenda:
None

9. School Committee Agenda (Policy Matters/Notifications/Requests for Information):
#22-89 Joint Motion by Member Bhambi, Vice Chair Rachel and Mayor Siddiqui

WHEREAS: The Title IX Aurelia Advocates, Superintendent Greer, Attorney MacFarlane, and School Committee members have been working to update Cambridge Public Schools’ Title IX/Sexual Misconduct Policy; and 

WHEREAS: The Cambridge Public Schools’ Title IX/Sexual Misconduct Policy is due for updating in the interests of clarity, transparency and equity; and

WHEREAS: Cambridge Rindge and Latin School students repeatedly have spoken out about troubling levels of sexual harassment and assault; and

WHEREAS: The School Committee has revised the policy with input from the Title IX Aurelia Advocates, Attorney MacFarlane, and the broader community; Now, therefore, be it 

RESOLVED: The revised policy now states: (see attachment)

 


#22-90 Motion by Buildings & Grounds Sub-committee

Report of the April 12, 2022 Building and Grounds Sub-Committee


#22-91 Motion by Special Education & Student Supports Sub-committee

Report of the April 12, 2022 Special Education and Student Supports Sub-Committee


10. Resolutions:
#22-92 Joint Motion by Vice Chair Weinstein, Member Rachel

WHEREAS the best way to help families and build a stronger economy for everyone is to make sure that we have quality public schools for our children, affordable public higher education, and a reliable transportation system; and

WHEREAS: students across the Commonwealth need a well-rounded education, founded on a rich and varied curriculum that includes science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM), the humanities, music, art, and athletics; and

WHEREAS: major investments in public education are needed to help students recover academically, socially, and emotionally from the COVID-19 pandemic; and

WHEREAS: particularly beyond the city lines of Cambridge, additional funding is needed to achieve these goals; and

WHEREAS: new state revenue is necessary to rebuild crumbling roads and bridges and other physical infrastructure, improve public schools across the Commonwealth, invest in fast and reliable public transportation, make public higher education affordable for all, and expand opportunities for safe walking and bicycling; and

WHEREAS: our Commonwealth’s highest-income residents, who have seen their collective net worth skyrocket in recent years, pay a lower percentage of their income in state and local taxes than do most residents, and have the ability to pay a little more for the investments that we all need; and

WHEREAS: the Cambridge City Council recently unanimously endorsed the proposed Fair Share Amendment to the Constitution of the Commonwealth; now therefore be it

RESOLVED: that the Cambridge School Committee goes on record to support the proposed Fair Share Amendment that would create an additional tax of four percentage points on annual income above one million dollars and dedicate the funds raised by this tax to quality public education, affordable public colleges and universities, and for repair and maintenance of roads, bridges, and public transportation; and be it further

RESOLVED: that a formal copy of this resolution be sent to the Governor and Cambridge legislative delegation.


11. Announcements:
None

12. Late Orders:
None

13. Communications and Reports from City Officers:
Updated on 04/21/2022