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Lowell Public School Committee
Regular Meeting Agenda




Date:
2017-01-04
Time: 6:30PM
Location: City Council Chamber, 375 Merrimack Street, 2nd Floor, Lowell, MA 01852


1.
SALUTE TO FLAG
2.
ROLL CALL
3.
MINUTES
3.I.
Approval of the Minutes of the Regularly Scheduled Lowell School Committee Meeting of Wednesday, December 7, 2016
4.
PERMISSION TO ENTER
4.I.
Permission to Enter: January 4, 2017
Documents:
  1. PTE 1-4-17.pdf
5.
MEMORIALS
5.I.
Pauline M. (Turcotte) Foley, mother of Freshman Academy Student Support Specialist, Michelle Harvey.
5.II.
Constance Cote, mother of Mayor’s Aide, Celine Gettings.
5.III.
Cesare C. DeLizza, stepfather of Washington School Principal, Cheryl Cunningham.
5.IV.
Dr. Ann Lisien, retired Lowell Public School Teacher and Special Education Department Supervisor, wife of the late S. Henry Lisien, Lowell Trade School teacher, mother of Murkland School Teacher, Henry Lisien, retired Lowell Public School teacher, Ruth Buckely, mother-in-Law of Gary Buckley, retired Lowell Public School teacher.
5.V.
Dr. George V. Gianis, father-in-Law of Kathleen Gianis, retired Lowell Public School teacher, grandfather of Lindsey Gill, Lowell Public School teacher, grandfather-in-Law of Mark Rurak, Lowell Public School teacher.
5.VI.
Ronald (Ron) F. Boisjoly, retired Lowell Public School teacher, husband of Claudette Boisjoly, retired Lowell Public School teacher.
6.
MOTIONS
6.I.
by Robert Hoey]: Request that the Superintendent direct Human Resources to provide a sick time report indicating how sick time is tracked and reviewed across the district.
6.II.
by Robert Hoey]: Request that the Superintendent direct Human Resources to provide a report on the percentage of male and female teachers and paraprofessionals to inform our diversity in hiring efforts.
6.III.
by Jacqueline Doherty]: Request the Superintendent provide the committee with a comprehensive update on the Lowell High School Latin Lyceum program, including any changes since 2014 related to admission standards, enrollment, and curriculum, as well as plans relative to LHS designation as a participant in School Choice. Report should include information as to how the Latin Lyceum is marketed to colleges, including copy of letter sent along with student transcripts
7.
REPORTS OF THE SUPERINTENDENT
7.I.
Special Education 2016-2017 Year to Date Report
7.II.
Response to Connie Martin's Motion of 12/07/16 Regarding Science and Engineering Fair Opportunities.
7.III.
Quarterly Report on Motions
7.V.
Lease for Central Office Space
7.VI.
Personnel Report
7.VII.
Home Education
8.
NEW BUSINESS
8.I.
Vote to accept a Grant Award of $2,500 from 2016 Votze Butler Charitable of the Lowell Foundation to Murkland School.
8.II.
Career Academy 501(c)(3) Status
8.III.
Permission to Post: Early Childhood Consult Specialist
8.IV.
Permission to Post: Data Analyst
8.V.
Permission to Post: Sales Associate
8.VI.
Permission to Post: LHS Graduation Mentor
8.VII.
Vote to accept Grant Award of $ 42,000 to Henry J. Robinson School from Summer Star Foundation for Nature, Art and Humanity, Inc.
9.
CONVENTION/CONFERENCE REQUESTS
9.I.
Trip previously approved on January 6, 2016: Headmaster Brian Martin, requests permission for twenty four [24] to thirty [30] students and three [3] chaperones, Jill McNamara, Wayne Taylor and Danielle Lessard, all Lowell High staff to travel to Paris, The Riviera and Rome during the February school vacation 2017. Students will miss one day of school, Friday, February, 2017 and two [2] substitutes will be needed for one day. The cost of the substitutes in the amount of $200 will be paid by LHS individual school budget. Each student traveling will incur the total cost of between of $2,285.00 and $3,170.00. Change Requested: Travel begin on Thursday, February 16, 2017 as a result, students need to have an excused absence from school for 2/16/17 & 2/17/17. The trip was changed to Paris, Flor
Documents:
  1. LHS field trip.pdf
9.II.
Robinson School Principal Thad King, requests permission for [20] twenty 7th grade students and five chaperones, Dan Sargent, Bryan Duggan, Kelly Sanborn, Thad King and one yet to be determined to attend an educational field trip to Yellowstone National Park. The field trip is scheduled for April 15 through April 22, 2016. No school will be missed. All expenses will be paid through the Summer Star Foundation Grant. There are no costs to the School Department Budget.
9.III.
Lowell High School staff Thomas Thornton, Kathleen Keefe and Michael McLeod , along with eighteen [18] to twenty-four [24] students, to travel to Italy during February 2018 school vacation. The students will miss one day from school Friday, February 16, 2018 and will be returning on Saturday, February 24, 2018. The total cost of $2910 will be paid by each student traveling. The cost of $100 for one substitute teacher will be paid by the LHS Individual School Budget.
10.
COMMUNICATIONS
10.I.
Letter of appreciation to Mickie Dumont, Educational Chair Person for U.T.L., and Co-chair for Lowell Books on Wheels, and Dr. Amy Bisson, retired Lowell Public School Teacher and Co-chair of Lowell Books on Wheels.
10.II.
Letter of appreciation to Roberta (Robbie) Keefe, Moody School Principal, Participants of the Moody School Veteran’s Day Musical performance.
11.
ADJOURNMENT


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