Bessie Bolianites, mother of Lowell High School teacher Charles Bolianites
Panha Pen, Lowell High School Student.
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.
Request that the Administration provide the Lowell School Committee with written recommendations at the April 4th, 2018 meeting, to engage an outside firm to conduct a Human Resources Compliance Audit with a deadline of June 30, 2018 for completion of said audit.
Request Superintendent supply explanation why according to Outside Auditors Powers & Sullivan during the 2016/ 2017 school year, approximately $807,000 of grant proceeds were turned back unused. Report should include copies of each grant, what the total grant received was, what portion of the grant was spent and why the remainder wasn't use along with total dollars of each grant returned.
Finance Subcommittee Meeting: Report of the Meeting of March 21, 2018 [Gerard Nutter, Chairperson]
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  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.
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.
Kerien Driscoll, Stem Academy Math resource Teacher, to attend the Honeywell Space Educators Camp from Wednesday, June 13th through Tuesday, June 19, 2018 in Huntsville, Alabama. There is no cost to the School Department budget. All expenses will be funded by the Honeywell Institute. No substitute teacher is needed.
Pre-approved: 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.
Head of School Marianne Busteed, request permission for up to 24 students and four chaperones, Wayne Taylor, Jill Taylor, JoAnne LaBranche and Alexis Martinez to travel to Dominican Republic from Friday, February 15 through Sunday, February 24, 2019. The students will miss 1 day of school. All costs associated with this trip will be funded by each student and staff traveling. The only cost will be $210 for two substitute teachers for 1 day and will be paid by Lowell High School Individual School account.
Pre-Approved: Lowell High School staff Jill McNamara, Wayne Taylor and Danielle Lessard, along with chaperone Jo Ann LaBranche who is CORI and 24 students, to travel to Greece, Athens, and Islands during April 2018 school vacation. The total cost of $3,335 will be paid by each student traveling. The cost of $200 for two substitute teacher will be paid by the LHS Individual School Budget.
Change requested: Increase the number of travelers, students to 42 and chaperones to 7. The additional chaperones are LHS teachers: Michael Arwe, Ann Bienvenue, Kara Pigeon and Rachel Ruchsbaum, wife of Michael Arwe, who has been CORIED.
Pre-Approved: Head of School Brian Martin, requests permission for eighteen  to twenty four  students and four  chaperones, Thomas Thornton, and the other three to be named at a later date, to travel to Ireland during the April school vacation 2018. Students will miss one day of school, Friday, April 13, 2018 and three  substitutes will be needed for one day. The cost of two substitutes in the amount of $200 will be paid by LHS individual school budget and the third substitute will be paid by EF Tours. Each student traveling will incur the total cost of between of $2,948.00.
Change requested: There will be one chaperone, Thomas Thornton insteadOf 4 and he will be traveling with 8 LHS students instead of 24. Due to this change there will be no cost to the Lowell School Department or LHS.
The Members of the United Teachers of Lowell hereby donate twenty three  sick leave days to Lauren Lannon, Morey School Paraprofessional.