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Lowell Public School Committee
Regular Meeting Agenda




Date:
March 07, 2018
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: Stoklosa SoarMA Program

4.

MINUTES

4.I.

Minutes

Approval of the Minutes of the regularly scheduled Lowell School Committee Meeting of Wednesday, February 28, 2018
Documents:
  1. Minutes.pdf
5.

PERMISSION TO ENTER

5.I.

Permission To Enter: March 7, 2018

6.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

6.I.

Head of Lowell High School Update

7.

MEMORIALS

7.I.

Memorial - Bolianites

Bessie Bolianites, mother of Lowell High School teacher Charles Bolianites


8.

MOTIONS

8.I.

[by Gerard Nutter]:

School Committee look into creating a mandatory citywide recess policy for all elementary and middle school students. 
8.II.

[by Gerard Nutter]:

Administration Provide a report of how many students per Lowell schools enter into Lowell  High Lyceum and how many test for entry.
8.III.

[by Gerard Nutter]:

Administration set up meeting with the Policy Subcommittee to establish a reasonable policy for responding to School Committee votes and motions. 
8.IV.

[by Gerard Nutter]:

School Committee consider the following additional items to be added to Agenda OLD Business and Announcements.
8.V.

[by Jackie Doherty]:

Request the Superintendent provide the committee with a report that breaks down the number of Special Education Students, ELL, and homeless students by school along with staffing ratios currently in place to meet those needs.


9.

REPORTS OF THE SUPERINTENDENT

9.I.

Mental Health Supports and Needs

9.II.

Day School Update

Documents:
  1. Day School.pdf
9.III.

Revised MSBA Education Plan

9.V.

Response to Andy Descoteaux’s motion of 11/15/17 regarding a link on the LPS Website for all K – 12 events

9.VI.

Home Education

9.VII.

Response to Gerry Nutter’s motion of 02.28.18 regarding safety measures in place at all Lowell Schools

9.VIII.

Breakfast and Lunch Participation

10.

NEW BUSINESS

10.II.

2nd Reading and Vote on School Assignments Policy

11.

CONVENTION/CONFERENCE REQUESTS

11.I.

LHS - AFJROTC

The Lowell High School ROTC cadets, Lt. Col Eileen Ironfield and MSgt Kevin Casilli and MSgt Susan Antolini, to travel from Thursday, March 31st through Sunday, June 3, 2018, with approximately 80-100 cadet students to Fort Devens facility to attend the MA-771’s annual Cadet Leadership Course.. All costs will be paid by AFJROTC funds, student fundraising and student contributions. The total cost is approximately $7,000 and three [3] substitutes will be needed for two days. The cost of the substitutes in the amount of $600 will be paid by LHS individual school budget.


Documents:
  1. LHS Fort Devens.pdf
11.II.

Trip to Rhode Island - Student Support Staff

Mary Payne and Rosa Segarra-Morales, District Support Specialists, Jane Mosher-Canty, Staff Counsel for Student Support Services, and Damary Montoya, Parent Liaison at LHS to attend the 2018 School Redesign Conference in Providence, Rhode Island from Monday, March 12, 2018 through Tuesday, March 13, 2018. The cost associated with lodging and registration will be funded by Project Learn. The cost for mileage and meals will be reimbursed through Title 1 and shall not exceed $800. No substitute teacher is needed.


11.III.

LHS - Trip to Hyannis

Rose Mendonca, Guidance Counselor at the Freshman Academy, to attend the Massachusetts School Counselors Association Conference in Hyannis, MA from Monday, April 30, 2018 through Tuesday, May 1, 2018. There will be no cost to the Lowell high School or the School Department. No substitute teacher is needed.


Documents:
  1. LHS Hyannis, MA.pdf
12.

PROFESSIONAL PERSONNEL

12.I.

UTL Donated Sick Days - Lannon

The Members of the United Teachers of Lowell hereby donate twenty three [23] sick leave days to Lauren Lannon, Morey School Paraprofessional.


13.

ADJOURNMENT



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