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Lowell Public School Committee
Regular Meeting Agenda




Date:        

March 6, 2019

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.I.

Spotlight On Excellence- Middlesex Partnership for Youth “Be a Voice, Not an Echo”

3.II.

Appointment Of Jeannine M. Durkin As Superintendent Of Schools

4.

MINUTES

4.I.

Minutes:

Approval of the Minutes of the Regular School Committee Meeting of Wednesday, February 13, 2019
4.II.

Minutes: Special Meeting

Approval of the Minutes of the Special Meeting of the Lowell School Committee of Monday, February 25, 2019.


5.

PERMISSION TO ENTER

5.I.

Permission To Enter: March 6, 2019

5.II.

Approval of Contract for Jeannine M. Durkin as Superintendent

6.

MEMORIALS

6.I.

Memorial-Sopheak

Puthiraksmey ‘Raksmey’ Sopheak, sister of Panhayuth Sopheak, Morey School student 
6.II.

Memorial - Mercado Rivera

Ana Mercado Rivera, Mother of Virginia Ruiz, Special Education clerk.


7.

MOTIONS

7.I.

[by Dominik Hok Lay and Robert Hoey]:

Move to change the time allowed for speakers from 3 minutes to 5 minutes at all school-related meetings.

7.II.

[by Connie Martin]:

Request that the Administration prepare a report on the current Pre-School and Kindergarten admission policies and address any potential for offering readiness assessments for students not meeting the established birthday deadlines.


8.

REPORTS OF THE SUPERINTENDENT

8.I.

McKinney-Vento Report

8.II.

English Learners

8.III.

Business Office Update

8.IV.

Response to Mayor Samaras' Motion of 01/16/19 Regarding Portrait of Governor Benjamin Butler

8.V.

Healthy Shenanigans

8.VI.

Requested Additional Information

8.VII.

Report on Motions

8.VIII.

Enrollment Figures

8.IX.

Home Education

9.

NEW BUSINESS

9.II.

Election Of Jeannine M. Durkin As Secretary To The Lowell School Committee

9.III.

Budget Transfer

Documents:
  1. Budget Transfer.pdf
9.IV.

Minimum Wage Increase-Cafe Workers

9.V.

Vote to Accept Grant Award of $1,000 Grant Award to Lowell STEM Club

10.

CONVENTION/CONFERENCE REQUESTS

10.I.

Conference-Newell

Permission for Melissa Newell, Coordinator of Language Arts & Literacy K-12, to attend the MRA (Massachusetts Reading Association’s) Annual Reading Conference in Quincy, MA on April 3rd and 4th 2019. The cost to attend the workshop of $380.00 will be funded by the Title 1 Account. The total cost for the hotel for 2 nights at the conference location, mileage and meals for a total of $450 will be paid by Title 1. No substitute is needed.


10.II.

LHS- Varsity Baseball Team Trip to New York

Lowell High Varsity Baseball Programs to participate in an overnight National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York from May 11 through May 12, 2019. The trip will be supervised by Head Coaches Dan Graham and assistant coaches, Mark Rurak, Cam Roper and Kyle Swenson.  The cost of the trip including transportation, entry fees, meals and lodging will be approximately $5,500.00 paid for by the Lowell High School Baseball Parent Boosters.


11.

PROFESSIONAL PERSONNEL

11.I.

UTL - Donated Sick Days

The Members of the United Teachers of Lowell Hereby Donate fourteen [14] Sick Leave Days to Patricia Teague Daley School Paraprofessional.


Documents:
  1. UTL.pdf
12.

EXECUTIVE SESSION

13.

ADJOURNMENT



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