Request the Superintendent provide the committee with recommendations for increasing the compensation of our Substitute Teachers to be competitive in today’s education market along with the data to support such increases.
Request the Superintendent ensure the LPS website is updated, links to packet reports are working, and each school page provides information on its School Site Council members, meeting times, agendas, and minutes along with other relevant school-specific dates, events and information.
Request the Superintendent develop a class size policy for Lowell Public Schools that includes current status and goals for all grades K-12.
Request that the Administration prepare a resolution for consideration by the Lowell School Committee that clearly defines the district's commitment to protecting our students, regardless of their immigration status and offers all LPS staff a clear procedure for ensuring that no Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials will be granted access to the Lowell Public Schools without the expressed permission of the Superintendent of Schools.
Request the Superintendent provide a response to the contract offer from the Lowell School Committee.
Trip previously approved on January 18, 2017: Head of School Brian Martin, request permission for AFJROTC staff members Lt col Eileen Ironfield, MSgt Kevin Casilli and TSgt David Smith to travel to Dayton, Ohio with approximately 45 students for the Air Force Drill Competition. The team will depart Lowell High School on Friday, March 17, 2017 and will return on Monday, March 20, 2017. The students will miss two days of school. The estimated cost of the competition will not exceed a total of $23,000. including transportation, lodging and food. The only cost will be for two substitute teachers for two days at the cost of $400 to be charged against LHS Professional Development. This trip will be funded using a combination of AFJROTC funds, student fundraising, and student contribution.
Change Requested: Staff & Drill Team will be leaving on Thursday, March 16th instead of Friday, March 17th and one additional substitute will be required for that day increasing the cost to $500.00.
Permission for LSH ELL Teacher, Aracelis Sullivan, to attend the TESOL International Convention in Seattle, Washington on Tuesday, March 21- Friday, March 24, 2017. The entire cost of the conference will be paid by the Grant; therefore, will be no cost to the Lowell Public Schools. No substitute is needed
• Discussing and deliberating on matters regarding contract negotiations with the Superintendent of Schools, Deputy Superintendent, Assistant Superintendents for Curriculum and Assessment and Assistant Superintendent for Business Finance.
• Litigation and collective bargaining (all unions)