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Lowell Public School Committee
Regular Meeting Agenda




Date:
February 28, 2018
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.

Minutes

Approval of the Minutes of the regularly scheduled Lowell School Committee Meeting of Wednesday, February 14, 2018


4.

PERMISSION TO ENTER

4.I.

Permission To Enter: February 28, 2018

5.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

5.I.

Subcommittee Assignments: Appointed by Mayor William Samaras

5.II.

2018-2019 School Calendar

6.

MOTIONS

6.I.

[by Gerard Nutter]:

Request Police Superintendent and SRO Sargent attend next SC meeting to present current safety measures in place at ALL Lowell Schools and make any recommendations to add or improve.



6.II.

[by Connie Martin]:

Request that the Administration report on the possibility of IDEA Camp being cancelled for the Summer for 2018.


6.III.

[by Jackie Doherty]:

Request the Superintendent provide the committee with a written Report on Leadership Hiring that includes detailed updates on the status of searches for the LHS Head of School, the Robinson High School Principal, and the Director of HR. The report should include the timelines, members of the screening committees, and key dates in the process such as when posted, dates for first and second round interviews, final decision etc. Also, please include historical context regarding the Head of School and Robinson roles—when the positions were first posted last year, the screening committees, and timelines followed that led to interim positions.


7.

REPORTS OF THE SUPERINTENDENT

7.I.

School Assignments Policy Revisions

7.II.

Enrollment Figures

8.

NEW BUSINESS

8.I.

2018-2019 School Committee Meeting Dates

9.

CONVENTION/CONFERENCE REQUESTS

9.I.

Wang- Harold Parker State Forest

Matthew Stahl, request permission for forty eight grade Wang School students, along with teachers chaperones, to participate in an overnight field trip at Harold Parker State Forest in North Andover, MA from Wednesday, June 6th through Friday, June 8, 2018.  There is no cost to the School Department budget and no substitute teachers are needed.


Documents:
  1. Wang Andover MA.pdf
9.II.

LHS - Paris, Normandy and London

Head of School Marianne Busteed, requests permission for eighteen [18] to twenty four [24] students and three [3] chaperones, Tom Thornton, Stephen Gervais and Margaret Kennedy, all Lowell High staff to travel to Paris, Normandy and London, during the February school vacation 2019. Travel will be from Friday, February 15th returning on Saturday, February 23, 2019. Students will miss one day of school, Friday, February 15, 2019 and two [2] substitutes will be needed for one day. Each student traveling will incur the total cost of $3,080.00.  There will be no cost to the Lowell High School individual account or the School Department.


Documents:
  1. LHS Paris.pdf
10.

PROFESSIONAL PERSONNEL

10.I.

UTL Donated Sick Days - Colon

The Members of the United Teachers of Lowell hereby donate twenty five [25] sick leave days to Kristen Colon, Lowell High School Teacher.


10.II.

UTL Donated Sick Days - Aaron King

The Members of the United Teachers of Lowell hereby donate twenty five [25] sick leave days to Aaron King, Butler School Teacher.


Documents:
  1. UTL- Aaron King.pdf
10.III.

UTL Donated Sick Days - Lauren Lannon

The Members of the United Teachers of Lowell hereby donate fourteen [14] sick leave days to Lauren Lannon, Morey School Paraprofessional.


10.IV.

UTL Donated Sick Days - Lynn Levassuer

The Members of the United Teachers of Lowell hereby donate four [4] sick leave days to Lynn Levassuer, Lincoln School Teacher.


10.V.

UTL Donated Sick Days - Sarah McAtamney

The Members of the United Teachers of Lowell hereby donate twenty eight [28] sick leave days to Sarah McAtamney, Butler School Teacher.


11.

ADJOURNMENT



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