Worcester Public Schools Index

Worcester Public Schools Index

TABLE OF CONTENTSGENERAL INFORMATIONFamily Educational Rights and Privacy ActUNDERGRADUATE STUDIESFirst-year Student AdmissionTransfer ApplicantsNon-Traditional ApplicantsSpecial AdmissionsInternational ApplicantsWorcester State or Leave of AbsenceEvening Undergraduate Course OfferingsStudent Right-to-Know ActTrack I: Liberal Arts and Sciences Curriculum (LASC)Track II: Foundation RequirementsTrack II: Distribution RequirementsLaptop and Technology RequirementAcademic AdvisingAcademic Achievement Awards CeremonyTranscriptsWorcester State/Leave of AbsenceUndergraduate Appeal AffairsWorcester StateStudent Activities and OrganizationsVeterans InformationIAL INFORMATIONTuition and FeesTuition SurchargeWorcester StateReturn of Title IV FundsFinancial Aid Application DeadlinesSources of Financial AidGrants and Waivers for Massachusetts Residents Tuition Payment PlanWorcester State Scholarships for Entering StudentsWorcester State Academic Scholarships for Returning StudentsALENDAR AND EXAM SDEPARTMENT INFORMATION


DEPARTMENTS AND FA98, 106, 119, 141Business Administration117Education (Early Childhood, Elementary, Middle School, Secondary)Information TechnologyNuclear Medicine TechnologyOccupational Therapy Visual and Performing Arts, InterdisciplinaryWeb DevelopmentWomen's Studies World LanguagesTATEADMINISTRATIVE OFFIIATIONDVISORY BTATEOUNDATIONAMPUS MAP AND DIRE7Graduate information is available in the Graduate School Catalog which may be obtained in the Graduate Ofce or online at www.worcester.edu/graduateGeneral InformationFrom its founding in 1874, Worcester State has been dedicated to educational programs that lead to self-enrichment and to careers in the professions, government, business, and industry.As a public, state-supported college governed by a local Board of Trustees under the direction of the Massachusetts Department of Higher Education, Worcester State is empowered to award baccalaureate and master’s degrees in education and in the arts and sciences.While continuing its tradition of serving the residents of the Commonwealth, Worcester State has earned a reputation for quality teaching by dedicated faculty in classes of moderate size, and for programs responsive to its students’ and society’s changing needs.Worcester State, a public metropolitan institution of higher learning located in a culturally for all advanced programs of study.Worcester State offers programs in the traditional liberal arts and sciences disciplines, while maintaining its historical focus on teacher education.It has expanded its offerings with professional degree programs in biomedical sciences, business, and the health professions.Through its curricula, Worcester State addresses the intellectual and career Worcester State is dedicated to offering high quality, affordable undergraduate and awareness, and career opportunities of its students.

To this end, Worcester State values business, social, and cultural resources of Worcester County; collaborates with other Worcester State is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, , elementary schools through collegiate institutions offering post-graduate Accreditation of an institution by the New England Association indicates that it meets or exceeds criteria for the assessment of institutional quality periodically applied through a peer group review process.An accredited school or college is one which has available the necessary resources to achieve its stated purposes through appropriate educational programs, is substantially doing so, and gives reasonable evidence that it will continue to do so in the foreseeable future.

Institutional integrity is also addressed Accreditation by the New England Association applies to the institution as a whole.As such, it is not a guarantee of the quality of every course or program offered, or the competence of individual graduates.

Rather, it provides reasonable assurance about the Inquiries regarding the status of an institution’s accreditation by the New England Association should be directed to the administrative staff of the school or college.Individuals may also contact the Association:New England Association of Schools and CollegesWinchester, Massachusetts 01890The following programs are accredited by their respective professional organizations: Nursing, The National League for Nursing; Speech-Language Pathology, the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association; Occupational Therapy, Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education; and Nuclear Medicine Technology, the Joint Review Committee on

Educational Programs in Nuclear Medicine Technology.

Worcester State is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination, equal employment State maintains and promotes a policy of nondiscrimination on the basis of race, creed, religion, color, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, and national origin.

This policy incorporates by reference the requirements of Federal Executive Orders 11246 and 11375 as amended; the Civil Rights Act of 1964 as amended; Title IX of the Higher Education Act of 1972 as amended; Sections 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended; Section 402, Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974; the Civil Rights Restoration Act of 1988; and pertinent laws, regulations, and executive orders; directives of the Massachusetts Department of Higher Education, the Board of Trustees, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and other The Director of Diversity may be contacted at 508-929-8117 regarding Worcester State’s the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended).Family Educational Rights and Privacy ActWorcester State complies fully with the provisions of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 as amended.This federal law protects the privacy of education records Inspect and review their education reco
Bmi screening guidelines for schools
BMI Screening Guidelines for Schools

Massachusetts Department of Public Health
Deval L.Patrick, Governor Timothy P.Murray, LiJudyAnn Bigby, MD, Secretary of Health and Human Services John Auerbach, Commissioner of Public Health Jewel Mullen, MD, Director of the Bureau of Department of Public Health Bureau of Community Health Access and Promotion Coordinated School Health Program School Health Services Division of Prevention and Screening Guidelines for Schools Massachusetts Department of Public Health

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Massachusetts General Laws and Elements of Body Mass Index (BMI) and Tools for Proper Measuremen

Protocols for Measuring Height and Non-Ambulator

Calculating BMI and Recording Communication, Referral and Materi A.

Sample Pre-Screening Notification Letters ................................................................17


Template for Reporting Indi C.

Sample Physician Post-S ng Non-Ambulatory Disorders and for Weight > manual is an update of the “Comprehensihysical Examination of School Children, 105 CMR 200.000, were made in the regulations relative to height and weight measurements.

om the Bureau of Community Health Access and Promotion, Division of Primary Care and Health Access and the Division of Prevention and rtment of Public Health for

Jewel Mullen, M.D., Anne Sheetz, R.N., Renee Aird, R.N., Mary Ann Gapinski, R.N., Maria rom, Cynthia Lamond, Solomon Mezgebu, and Christine Horan.

Our thanks are also extended to our statewImplementation Work Group for their contri Laura Newstein, Worcester District, Medical Society Alliance; Virginia Chomitz, Institute for Goodman, M.D., Floating Hospital for Children at Tufts Medical Center and the Massachusetts Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics, Pat Bebo, RD, Massachusetts Dietetic Association; Marge Rossi, R.N., Scituate Public Schools; Pat Small, R.N., Stoughton Public Schools; Wendy Gage, R.N., Ludlow Public Schools; Jane Kisilieus, R.N., Quincy Public Schools;

Cambridge Health Alliance; Nancy Filler (volunteer) and Margaret Lovesky, RD, Optimal

BMI Screening Guidelines for Schools



The goal of the Massachusetts Department of Screening Guidelines for Schools is to provide school staff with the necessary information and tools to successfully collect heights and weights, calculate BMI, effectively communicate results sensitive and confidential mannerMDPH.Consistent with this goal, schools are refollow up with the results of these screenings with families and referrals to primary health care

Examination of School Children, 105 CMR 200
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.000, to improve the screening and monitoring of the health assessment of ch Among other changes, the amended regulations require scr(or of comparable age).

The components of the Physical Examination

guardians by any reasonable means; Accurate measurement of height and weight grades 1, 4, 7, and 10 (or by a student's 7th, classrooms) by trained individuals with consideration for privacy the screening process; Direct, confidential notification the child’s screening results even if the child or adolescent is within normal BMI range;

Provision of easily understood informational malthy eating and active living in the community; Referral to health care provider if the student’s BMI is below the 5th percentile or above the 85th percentile;

Documentation of the student's BMI in the student's health record and; Submission of BMI results to MDPH us Further, the BMI information will enable school health pr Identify students who may be at nutritional risk.

Identify students who are at risk for eating disorders.

eight or obese or at risk of becoming

4 overweight or underweight.Encourage discussions between families and growth and development.

Promote healthy eating and active living in the school community.Assist the MDPH in monitoring BMI trends among children and adolescents in communities across the state.

n are at risk for a variety of health problems, making early important.

Eating disorders such as anorexia, bulimia and binge

long-term health problems and poor school performance.

and adolescents are risk factors

These guidelines include a review of the Massachtions related to BMI screening of school-age children, information on the proper use and maintenance of equipment, protocols for collecting accurate measurements, recommendations for notification of parents and

and suggestions for materials promote health within the community.

and weight measurements be important that they be done in a respectful and sensitive manner(Ikeda and Crawford, 2000).

A successful BMI screening program benefits indientire school community

II.Massachusetts General Laws and Regulations Pertaining to Growth Screening

105 CMR 200.500: Annual Assessment of Physical Growth and Development

Each school committee or board of health shall adopt policies and procedures to ensure that the Body Mass Index (BMI) and correspondi16th birthday) is calculated and reported directly and confidentially to a parent or legal

(A) Measurement of weight and height shaany reasonable means.

Every effort shall be


(B) A report of each student’s BMI and ided or approved by the Department on BMI, healthy eating and physical activity shall be mailewith guidelines of the Department.The matehealthy weight should be discussed with

(C) The Department shall be provided annually with student BMI data, by school or school district, as specified in guidelines of the Department.

intained in the stude (E) Parent(s) and legal guardian(s) shall be


These requirem
Maryland State Department of EducationState of MarylandMaryland State Board of EducationTHEFACTBOOK2001-2002A Statistical HandbookMaryland State Department of Education200 West Baltimore StreetBaltimore, ) 767-0100ContentsSelected of of Staff and and Post Graduation Aptitute Test Pupil State Aid Education Child 1 Elementary Education Minority Student Education Services Transportation Library Media Library and Technology Rehabilitation Local of Maryland, July 1, 20015,375,156Local operating budget from federal, state, and local sources$6.9 Billion(includes State-paid retirement)Cost per pupil belonging (2000-2001)$7,971Average 10-month Teacher of teachers with:Five years or less experience34.0%6-10 years experience15.8%11-20 years experience20.3%more than 20 years experience29.9%Percent of teachers with:Percent of teachers with:Less than Bachelors Degree0.3%Bachelors Degree31.3%Masters or Masters Equivalent51.6%Masters Degree + 30 hours or higher16.8%Average Daily Membership (ADM), 2000-2001822,816.8Percent Promoted, Prek.- 12, 2000-200195.9%Average Percent Attending, 2000-200194.1%Selected Statistics aboutMarylands and NonpublicFall Enrollment 364,72865,83465,1720.7%-1.0%Grade 463,69369,27967,4485.9%-2.6%Grade 562,17867,43168,53910.2%1.6%Grade 761,26866,49368,60012.0%3.2%Grade 859,23664,64766,21111.8%2.4%Grade 965,30771,70573,30012.2%2.2%Grade % 111,51512,29812,4117.8%0.9%Grade 210,54611,61211,65810.5%0.4%Grade 310,06611,20411,40713.3%1.8%Grade 49,31110,95711,08819.1%1.2%Grade 59,01910,89410,79219.7%-0.9%Grade 79,10311,17211,37124.9%1.8%Grade 88,81710,35810,87123.3%5.0%Grade 98,6429,6559,87114.2%2.2%Grade 107,7948,9379,03015.9%1.0%Grade 117,0907,9328,32717.4%5.0%Grade ChangeFall Enrollment TrendsMaryland Public Schools

Percent ChangeLocal Anne's6,3647,2177,23213.60.2St. EnrollmentMaryland Public Schools Schools Anne's7,2322284793,2583,267St. of Public andNonpublic Schools in Maryland

Public Arundel11977201705113Baltimore City1749726162114129Edison George's1961282626115137Queen Anne's13732016St.

non-home-based schools, e.g., vocational schools and other

alternative setting schools that take students from a primary location5Full-Time Equivalent Staff EmployedIn Maryland Public ., ViceNon-Assoc.,Coord.,Prin., Sch.Profes-SupportLocal . staff developers, teacher trainers, athletic coachs, remedial specialists, and ^Includes pupil personnel workers and school social workers other school-level professionals
and other administrators#Includes technicians, service workers, secretaries and clerks,

drivers, craftsNOTE:

Office of the Principal became a noninstructional area beginning July 1, 1997.

and trades, laborers, noninstructional aides, Psych.Maryland Public School Students by NativeLocal City95,47583,71987.73230.3Edison .Mary's15,4822,91018.8850.5*Less than 0.1 > Public SchoolTeachers by Race and GenderAfrican . Indian/Alaskan Native, Asian/Pacific Islander, and Hispanic1011
WhiteMaryland Public High SchoolDropouts and RetentionsNumber ofDropoutHoldingLocal Arundel9964.3769.0Baltimore George's1,2382.9674.9Queen Anne's733.3595.0St. re-entries+Graduates as a percentage of ninth grade enrollment four12GED Testing by Test CenterState of Metropolitan National Capital Shore

Chesapeake East19211667062.3Special Testing

Correctional Persons Testing663712856.9

Job Corps Rate computed without regard to incomplete testingHSpecial accommodations were made for an additional 25 persons tested in regular centersHHIncludes 49 diplomas issued to Maryland residents who tested out-of-state or in

the military NOTE:

The GED test is used to assess the educational development of adults13Number of 2001 Graduates andPost Graduation Plans
Number of Arundel4,3444,34400Baltimore George's7,4907,426622Queen Anne's45244831St. with other columns+Includes nonrespondents and based on pre-graduation plans
submitted by the class of 200114 Graduation in Average ScholasticAptitude Test Results*1997 to Maryland U.S.

Maryland U. Maryland's Results by Gender/Ethnic GroupGender/Ethnic
Average Indian/Alaskan Native476465

Asian American579576

African ScoreStateTaking of York77%495505New Jersey81%499513*Scores range from 200 to 800SOURCE:2001 Profile of SAT andAchievement Test TakersNOTE:

Includes public and nonpublic test takers162001 Maryland's Results Compared to Nearby StatesScholastic Aptitute Test ScoresMaryland Public High Schools2001Number ofAverage ScoresLocal UnitTest TakersVerbalMathematicsTotal Arundel2,305520535Baltimore George's4,396448438Queen Anne's234515516St. Testing Service Data Tape - "2001
Maryland SAT Summary Report" 17Maryland School PerformanceAssessment Program Indian/ Alaskan 543.142.452.741.347.241.4American Indian/ Alaskan 826.949.745.846.151.745.6American Indian/ Alaskan satisfactory standard is 70%18Average Salaries forInstructional Positions Average$50,218 $85,600 $71,402 $ > Anne's45,38676,37565,80644,377St.Mary's 47,86081,35865,42746,569Somerset and other teachers, therapists, librarians, guidance counselors and school psychologists19Salary Range for Ten-MonthMaryland Public & APC-Maxi-Begin-Mid-Local UnitStep 1)Step > .Mary's level and years of experience required to reach maximum variesamong local units20Financial ResourcesMaryland Public SchoolsLocal Government$3,624,545,181 52.2%State$2,705,393,273 39.0%Federal$479,696,621 6.9%Other Sources$133,439,636 Salaries2,697,913,38339.0%Other Instructional Costs243,391,4703.5%Special / Maintenance573,037,7078.3%Fixed Office of the Principal and Instructional SupervisionHIncludes Student Personnel and Health Services, Adult Education,

Community Services, Net Food Service, and current equipment21Where the Money Comes FromFederalLocal GovernmentOther SourcesStateWhere the Money Goes
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