Approval of the Minutes of the regularly scheduled Lowell School Committee Meeting of Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Betsy Moore, retired Robinson School music teacher.
Katherine Y. "Katie" Durand, daughter of Michelle Durand, Lowell High School Clerk.
Request the Superintendent to update the Committee on the status of New Maintenance of Effort Agreement with City and set March 1st to finalize and present to the Committee for approval at the March 7th meeting or Per Chap 603 CMR 10.00 we contact the Education Commissioner's Office and request designee to conduct hearing.
Request the Superintendent to update/explain the delay in purchasing equipment for many other schools similar to what was done for the Pyne Arts School using our Comcast revolving account.
Per Open Meeting Law, any combined subcommittee meeting which results in more than 3 members in attendance be posted as a meeting of the Committee of the Whole.
Request the Superintendent provide the committee with additional options to address site issues for the Day School and the middle-school bubble that do not require students from the Cardinal O’Connell being returned to their sending schools. The options to be presented and discussed at a meeting of the whole prior to the regularly scheduled March 7 school committee meeting.
Request the Superintendent direct each school to develop a list of “Top Ten Most Pressing Facility Needs” to share with the Facility Subcommittee as a way to get an immediate handle on issues of primary concern in our buildings.
Request the Superintendent direct staff to remove surplus materials cluttering halls and storage areas at the Robinson School either by donating or finding some other acceptable means of disposal. In addition, provide the committee with a report on surplus materials cluttering other schools with a plan/timeline for removal at those locations.
Request that the Superintendent establish a link on the Lowell Public Schools Website that indicates all K - 12 events in the Lowell Public Schools.
Robinson School Principal Kevin McLaughlin, requests permission for  twenty 7th grade students and five chaperones, Dan Sargent, Jen Frasier, Caroline Burrows, Tadd Allen and Tyler Bedford to attend an educational field trip to Yellowstone National Park. The field trip is scheduled for April 15 through April 21, 2018. 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.
Assistant Superintendent Desmond, requesting permission for Martha Cohn, Coordinator of Science & Social Studies to attend the STEM Leadership Conference in Boston, MA on April 18-20, 2018. The cost of the conference (including conference fees, meals and lodging) will be no cost to the Lowell Public School Department, as DALI STEM Leadership will pay for all these expenses. No substitute is needed.
The Members of the United Teachers of Lowell hereby donate twenty one  sick leave days to Lynn Levassuer, Lincoln School Teacher.