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Lowell Public School Committee
Virtual Meeting Agenda




Date:        

April 1, 2020

Time:

6:30PM

Location:

Join Zoom Meeting  
https://zoom.us/j/746616574
Meeting ID: 746 616 574


1.

SALUTE TO FLAG



2.

ROLL CALL



3.

SPECIAL ORDER OF BUSINESS

3.1.

This meeting is being held remotely in accordance with the Governor of Massachusetts’ March 12, 2020 Order Suspending Certain Provisions of the Open Meeting Law G.L. c. 30A, Section 20.

4.

MINUTES

4.1.

Approval Of The Minutes Of The Regularly Scheduled Lowell School Committee Meeting Of Wednesday, March 4, 2020

5.

PERMISSION TO ENTER

5.1.

Permission To Enter 1: April 1, 2020

5.2.

Permission To Enter 2: April 1, 2020

6.

MEMORIALS

6.1.

Paula Abraham, A Retired Teacher In The LPS.

6.2.

Violet Santamaria, A Retired Teacher In The LPS, Who Lived A Very Long Life, 104.

6.3.

Robert Hand, jr. Lowell High School Custodian.

7.

MOTIONS

7.1.

[by Andy Descoteaux]:

Ask the Superintendent to ask the City Manager what the status is of the empty judicial buildings in the city. If they are available for city use, the LPS could use one or two. 
7.2.

[by Bob Hoey]:

That the superintendent produce a report by April 1, 2020 meet with the following information charting out spend expenditures by year for the last 15 years (or as far as back as possible) 

  • Number of total special education budget; l Percentage of kids receiving special location services;
  • Amount of money spent on out of district services; l Percentages of children utilizing out of district services;
  • Number of employees working in Special Education (please also provide their job descriptions);
  • Total of number of employees within the district per year

7.3.

[by Mayor John Leahy]:

Request the Superintendent to update the Committee on district’s plan to support the 2020 United States Census. 
7.4.

[by Andy Descoteaux}:

Ask the Superintendent to provide a report at the next School Committee meeting on the legal ramifications of remote learning as it applies to our SPED population.


8.

SUBCOMMITTEES

8.1.

Curriculum & Instruction Subcommittee Meeting:

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


8.2.

Policy Subcommittee Meeting:

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

9.

REPORTS OF THE SUPERINTENDENT

9.1.

Student Opportunity Act Update

9.2.

Report From The United Teachers Of Lowell

9.4.

Article 24 Request

9.5.

Report on Motions

9.5.1.

Response To Motions 6 & 7. CAO Of 03/04/20 By Mayor John Leahy: Idea Camp And Report On Summer School

  • Request the Superintendent provide the committee with an update on Summer School Programs.
  • Request the Superintendent provide the committee with an update on IDEA Camp.
9.5.2.

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

Ask the Superintendent to review whether or not all of our schools (save the High School) have incorporated recess into their daily schedules.
Documents:
  1. Recess Motion.pdf
9.6.

List of Eligible Teachers

Documents:
  1. 2020 march.pdf
9.7.

Personnel Report

10.

NEW BUSINESS

10.2.

Approval of MOA for Club Stipend for After School Activity

Documents:
  1. MOA Stipend.pdf
10.3.

Approval of MOA for Advisor Position and Coaches

11.

ADJOURNMENT



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