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Lowell Public School Committee
Regular Meeting Agenda




Date:        

March 4, 2020

Time:

6:30PM

Location:

City Council Chamber, 375 Merrimack Street, 2nd Floor, Lowell, MA 01852



1.

SALUTE TO FLAG



2.

ROLL CALL



3.

SPECIAL ORDER OF BUSINESS

3.1.

Spotlight on Excellence: Lowell High School, Department of Athletics – Boys Indoor Track

4.

MINUTES

4.1.

Approval Of The Minutes Of The Regularly Scheduled Lowell School Committee Meeting Of Wednesday, February 19, 2020

5.

PERMISSION TO ENTER

5.1.

Permission To Enter: March 4, 2020

6.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

7.

MOTIONS

7.1.

[by Mayor John Leahy]:

Request the Superintendent provide the committee with an update on IDEA Camp
7.2.

[by Mayor John Leahy]:

Request the Superintendent provide the committee with an update on Summer School Programs.


7.3.

[by Jackie Doherty}:

Request the Superintendent provide contracts, job descriptions, and other documents requiring school committee review (whether for executive session or open meeting) at least 24 hours before the meeting occurs. Also, the documents being reviewed must have redline edits that specify all changes from previous similar-type documents.


8.

SUBCOMMITTEES

8.1.

Policy Subcommittee Meeting:

Report and Approval of the Meeting of Wednesday, February 19, 2020 [Jackie Doherty, Chairperson]


8.2.

Curriculum & Instruction Subcommittee Meeting

Report of the Meeting of Wednesday, March 4, 2020 [Connie Martin, Chairperson]


8.3.

Policy Subcommittee Meeting:

Report of the Meeting of Wednesday, March 4, 2020 [Jackie Doherty, Chairperson]


9.

REPORTS OF THE SUPERINTENDENT

9.1.

Report From the United Teachers of Lowell

9.2.

Proposed Budget Hearing Dates for FY20/21

9.3.

Budget Update: Transition to Fair Student Funding

9.4.

Report on Motions

9.4.1.

Response To Motion 1. CSO Of 02/19/20 By Andy Descoteaux: Recess

10.

NEW BUSINESS

10.1.

Approval of Policy on Students Who Become Non-Residents of Lowell During the School Year

11.

CONVENTION/CONFERENCE REQUESTS

11.1.

In State Overnight Travel Request: Sullivan School

Request permission for Sullivan School students, along with fourteen [14] chaperones to participate in an overnight field trip to the Museum of Science in Boston on Friday, April 3, 2020 through Saturday, April 4, 2020. The trip will be paid by students and staff. There are no costs to the School Department budget.  No substitute teacher is needed. 


11.2.

Out of State and Overnight Travel Request: LHS

Permission for LHS/LPS staff & two students to attend the Next Generation Learning Excursion – Vista Innovation School Site Visit, in Carlsbad, CA on Sunday, March 22, 2020 through Wednesday, March 25, 2020. This trip will be funded by Next Generation Barr Foundation at the cost of $1500 per person for a total cost of $12,000.00.  The cost of three substitutes in the amount of $330 will be paid by the Lowell High School Professional Development account.


12.

PROFESSIONAL PERSONNEL

12.1.

LSAA-Donated Sick Days

The members of the Lowell School Administrator Association (LSAA) hereby request to donate forty [40] sick days to Jennifer Carrasquillo, Adult Education ESOL Registration Aide. 


Documents:
  1. UTL-LSAA.pdf
13.

ADJOURNMENT



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