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Lowell Public School Committee
Regular Meeting Agenda




Date:
April 26, 2018
Time: 6:30PM
Location: Stoklosa  School Auditorium

560 Broadway Street, Lowell, MA 01854


1.

SALUTE TO FLAG



2.

ROLL CALL



3.

SPECIAL ORDER OF BUSINESS

3.I.

Superintendent’s Recommended FY2019 Budget

4.

MINUTES

4.I.

Minutes

Approval of the Minutes of the regularly scheduled Lowell School Committee Meeting of Wednesday, April 4, 2018
5.

PERMISSION TO ENTER

5.I.

Permission To Enter: April 26, 2018

6.

MEMORIALS

6.I.

Memorial - Martin

Rodger Francis Martin, father of retired Lowell High Head of School, Brian Martin, father-in-law of Lainey Martin, Moody Elementary School and grandfather-in-law of Brittany Martin, Pawtucketville Memorial Elementary School.


7.

MOTIONS

7.I.

[by Gerard Nutter]:

School Committee vote to place a purchasing freeze on PO for items over $5,000.00 until they can be reviewed by entire committee or until School Committee receives and approves a report on budget expenditures for the remaining school year.


8.

SUBCOMMITTEES

8.I.

Student Support Services Subcommittee Meeting:

Report and Approval of the Minutes of the Meeting of April 4, 2018 [Jackie Doherty, Chairperson]
9.

REPORTS OF THE SUPERINTENDENT

9.I.

2018 Graduation Dates and Lowell High School Commencement Speaker

9.II.

Program Staffing Ratio Report

9.III.

Response to Andy Descoteaux’s motion of 04/04/18 regarding Lowell’s Budget before Ed Reform

9.IV.

Response To Gerry Nutter’s Motion Of 03/21/18 Regarding Admission To LHS Latin Lyceum

9.V.

Report on Motions

9.VI.

Enrollment Figures

10.

NEW BUSINESS

10.I.

Day School Location

10.II.

Grant Award

Vote to Accept Grant Award of $2,500 for Middle School Robotics from Kronos.
10.III.

NCJFCJ Research Proposal

10.IV.
11.

CONVENTION/CONFERENCE REQUESTS

11.I.

Trip To Michigan - Newell

Request permission for Melissa Newell, Coordinator of Language Arts & Literacy K-12, to attend NERD Camp in Parma, Michigan on July 9th and 10th. The total cost for the workshop is free. Title 1 will reimburse up to $850 to cover the total cost for the air, hotel, meals and car accommodations. No substitute teacher is needed.
11.II.

LHS- Trip To White Plains, New York

Request permission for fithteen [15] student athletes along with two [2] Lowell High School Coaches, David Casey and Scott Ouellet to attend the 51st Annual Glen D. Loucks Games in White Plains, New York on Friday, May 11th returning Saturday, May 12, 2018. All travel
expenses will be paid by the students and Coaches expenses will be paid by the students and Coaches. The cost of the fees in the amount of $225 will be paid by the Athletic Department. There is no other cost to Lowell High or the School Department.
11.III.

LHS - AFJROTC Service Drill Nationals

Request permission for MSgt Kevin Casilli and MSgt Davis Smith to attend the Service Drill Nationals in Daytona, Florida on Friday, May 4th through Monday, May 7, 2018. The cost of the substitutes in the amount of $205 will be paid by Professional Development budget. There is no other cost to Lowell High or the School Department.
Documents:
  1. LHS Daytona, FL.pdf
12.

PROFESSIONAL PERSONNEL

12.I.

UTL- Sick Leave - Dillon

The Members of the United Teachers of Lowell hereby donate one [1] sick leave days to Katie Dillon, Greenhalge High School Teacher.
12.II.

UTL- Sick Leave - Murphy

The Members of the United Teachers of Lowell hereby donate thirty [30] sick leave days to Daniel Murphy, Lowell High School Teacher.
13.

ADJOURNMENT



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