WHEREAS: The Superintendent and School Committee have been working with the Department of Human Services Programs to expand access to afterschool programs; and
WHEREAS: Cambridge Public Schools have increased access to space for programs within school buildings, and have recruited district staff to apply for DHSP after-school positions; and
WHEREAS: A waiting list of over two hundred families remains for city-run after-school programs this school year; and
WHEREAS: Many students attend afterschool programs run by community partners; and
WHEREAS: The Cambridge Public Schools transportation policy has made extended considerations for students in grades 6-8 beyond the state requirement; and
WHEREAS: The School Committee requested a plan for transporting students to after-school programs last year (21-311, Members Wilson and Fantini); and
WHEREAS: Cambridge Public Schools provided additional funding to community partners last year to address the transportation needs of their participants; and
WHEREAS: The administration has examined options for bus routes and policies, including those outlined in the Student Transportation Assessment; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED: That the Cambridge Public Schools will work with the contracted transportation company to address student transportation this year, including but not limited to allowing students to ride buses that have the capacity, and exploring adding stops along/near existing routes; and be it further
RESOLVED: That the administration will provide the School Committee with an update on related efforts no later than October 31, 2022.
After School Transportation7b. Presentations:
District Plan: To Share Focused Initiatives for SY22/23 & to Share District Data to Set Outcome Targets on the District Plan
Dr. Victoria L. Greer, Ph.D., Superintendent of Schools
Dr. Lyndsay Brown, Chief Strategy Officer
WHEREAS: The Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education convenes a Principal and Teacher Advisory Cabinet and;
WHEREAS: the cabinet each year recognizes excellent educators, elevates teacher and principal voices at the state level, and provides opportunities for leadership;
WHEREAS: This year, Cabinet members will serve as key advisors to the Commissioner for updates to the educator preparation program formal review process, teacher evaluation, and update process to center anti-racist practice and deepen instructional programming in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
WHEREAS: Bobby Travers, a Peabody School paraprofessional and CEA Treasurer has been selected by DESE to serve on the Advisory Cabinet for the 2022-2024 school years; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED: That School Committee congratulate Bobby on being selected and be it further
RESOLVED: that the Executive Secretary to the School Committee be and hereby is requested to forward a suitably engrossed copy of this resolution to Bobby Travers on behalf of the entire School Committee.