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Lowell Public School Committee
Regular Meeting Agenda




Date:        

February 5, 2020

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, January 15, 2020

4.

PERMISSION TO ENTER

4.I.

Permission To Enter: February 5, 2020

5.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

5.I.

Establishment Of Subcommittees

6.

MOTIONS

6.I.

[by Jackie Doherty}:

Request the Superintendent provide the committee with a report that encompasses the recycling efforts throughout the district including sustainability and reuse programs currently in place at each school.

7.

REPORTS OF THE SUPERINTENDENT

7.I.

Accelerated Repair Program Information/Updates

7.II.

Mid-year Special Education Update

7.III.

Renaissance Network – Update

7.IV.

Report on Motions

7.IV.i.

Response to Motion 3. COO of 12/18/19 By Jackie Doherty: Staff Evaluations

7.IV.ii.

Response to Motion 4. COO of 01/15/20 By Jackie Doherty: Status on Outdoor Play Spaces

8.

NEW BUSINESS

8.II.

Permission to Post: Career & Innovation Pathways Specialist

8.III.

Minimum Wage Increase-Cafe Workers

8.IV.

Vote-Authorize MSBA Statement Of Interest For the James S. Daley Middle School Under The Accelerated Repair Program

8.V.

Vote-Authorize MSBA Statement Of Interest For the Fredrick T. Greenhalge Elementary School Under The Accelerated Repair Program

8.VI.

Vote-Authorize MSBA Statement Of Interest For The Abraham Lincoln Elementary School Under The Accelerated Repair Program

8.VII.

Vote-Authorize MSBA Statement Of Interest For the S. Christa McAuliffe Elementary School Under The Accelerated Repair Program

8.VIII.

Vote-Authorize MSBA Statement Of Interest For The STEM Academy at the Rogers School Under The Accelerated Repair Program

8.IX.

Vote-Authorize MSBA Statement Of Interest For The Pawtucketville Memorial Elementary School Under The Accelerated Repair Program

8.X.

Vote-Authorize MSBA Statement Of Interest For the Joseph A. McAvinnue Elementary School Under The Accelerated Repair Program

8.XI.

Vote-Authorize MSBA Statement Of Interest For the Moody Elementary School Under The Accelerated Repair Program

8.XII.

Vote-Authorize MSBA Statement Of Interest For the Charlotte M. Murkland Elementary School Under The Accelerated Repair Program

8.XIII.

Vote-Authorize MSBA Statement Of Interest For The John J. Shaughnessy Elementary School Under The Accelerated Repair Program

8.XIV.

Vote-Authorize MSBA Statement Of Interest For The Benjamin F. Butler Middle School Under The Accelerated Repair Program

8.XV.

Vote-Authorize MSBA Statement Of Interest For The Henry J. Robinson Middle School Under The Accelerated Repair Program

8.XVI.

Vote-Authorize MSBA Statement Of Interest For The Dr. An Wang Middle School Under The Accelerated Repair Program

8.XVII.

Vote-Authorize MSBA Statement Of Interest For The Bartlett Community Partnership School Under The Accelerated Repair Program

9.

CONVENTION/CONFERENCE REQUESTS

9.I.

Overnight Travel Request: LHS Framingham, MA

Permission for Dianne Luz along with a group of 24 Upward Bound students participating in the MCC TRIO Upward Bound Math & Science to Framingham, MA scheduled for February 20th through February 21st, 2020.  There are no costs to the School Department Budget.


9.II.

Out of Country and Overnight Travel Request: LHS Netherland, Belgium and Paris

Permission for twenty-four [24] LHS students and four [4] chaperones, Tom Thornton, Donna Newcomb, Daniel Murphy and Patricia Crabtree, all Lowell High staff to travel to Netherland, Belgium and Paris, during the February school vacation 2021. Each student traveling will incur the total cost of $2,805.  There are no costs to the School Department Budget.


9.III.

Out of State And Overnight Travel Request: LHS Baltimore, MD

Karyn Cassidy, LHS counselor, to attend the John Hopkins University counselor visit from April 26th through April 28, 2020 in Baltimore, MD. There is no cost to the School Department budget. All expenses will be funded by John Hopkins University. No substitute teacher is needed


9.IV.

Out of State And Overnight Travel Request: LHS Cooperstown, New York

Request permission for LHS Baseball team along with Head Coach, Dan Graham and Assistant Coaches Mark Rurak, Cam Roper and Kyle Swenson to attend a conference game with Central Catholic High School in Cooperstown, New York on April 19th and April 20, 2020. All travel related expenses will be paid through the Lowell High School Baseball Parent Boosters. There are no costs to the School Department Budget.


9.V.

Out of State Travel Request: Portsmouth, N.H.

Request permission for Melissa Newell, Coordinator of Language Arts & Literacy K-12, to attend a conference in Portsmouth, New Hampshire on April 10, 2020. The total cost for the workshop is $209.00. The registration fee is funded by the Professional Development budget. No substitute teacher is needed.


9.VI.

Overnight Travel Request: LHS - Hyannis, MA

Permission for Athletic Director David Lezenski to attend the 45th Annual MSSADA Conference to be held on March 24, 2020 through March 27, 2020 in Hyannis, MA. There are no costs to the School Department Budget.


9.VII.

Overnight Travel Request: LHS - ROTC

The Lowell High School ROTC cadets, (Lt. Col Eileen St. Laurent. MSgt Kevin Casilli and MSgt Paul Perez and TSgt David Smith) along with additional chaperones Tarathorn Hong, Stephen Cruz, Reynaldo Rivera, Brianna Croteau, Mikaylah Croteau, Prathnar Pich and Sodhikar Pich to travel on May 28th through May 31, 2020, with approximately 80-100 cadet students to Fort Devens facility to attend the Course 9381. All costs will be paid by AFJROTC funds, student fundraising and student contributions. The cost of the substitutes in the amount of $210 will be paid by LHS individual school budget.


9.VIII.

Overnight Travel Request: LHS Hyannis, MA

Permission for eleven (11) LHS Student Council Representatives as well as Student Council Advisor Thomas Thornton to attend the 2020 Massachusetts Association of Student Council Workshop on March 4, 2020 through March 6, 2020 held at the Resort & Conference Center at Hyannis, in Hyannis, MA. Students will miss three (3) days of school. No substitutes will be needed and all expenses will be paid through fundraising and the Office of Student Activities at LHS funds not to exceed $4,103. There is no cost to the Lowell School Department.





Documents:
  1. LHS Hyannis, MA.pdf
10.

PROFESSIONAL PERSONNEL

10.I.

The Members of the United Teachers of Lowell hereby donate sixty [60] sick leave days to Jennifer MacDonald, Butler School teacher


11.

EXECUTIVE SESSION

12.

ADJOURNMENT



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