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Lowell Public School Committee
Regular Meeting Agenda




Date:        

May 1, 2019

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.

Presentation of the Superintendent Finalists recommended by the Blue Ribbon Committee

3.II.

Superintendent’s Recommended FY2020 Budget

4.

MINUTES

4.I.

Minutes:

Approval of the Minutes of the Meeting of the Lowell School Committee of Wednesday, April 10, 2019


5.

PERMISSION TO ENTER

5.I.

Permission To Enter: May 1, 2019

6.

MOTIONS

6.I.

[by Mayor William Samaras]:

Motion to cancel the regularly scheduled Lowell School Committee meeting of Wednesday, June 5, 2019 due to the Lowell High School Graduation Exercises.


6.II.

[By Robert Hoey]:

Superintendent to provide the Committee a report in collaboration with public health authorities on how the district is following  the Center for Disease Control's recommendations on how to reduce the potential risk of measles transmission in schools and  determine what actions to take to further reduce the potential risk of measles transmission in schools.  


7.

REPORTS OF THE SUPERINTENDENT

7.I.
7.II.

21st Century Summer Enhancement Grant Update and Award

7.IV.

Summer Learning Program Grant Update and Award

7.VI.

FY19 and FY20 Budget Priority List

Documents:
  1. Priority List.pdf
7.VII.
7.VIII.

Report on Motions

7.IX.

Home Education

7.X.

Enrollment Figures

8.

NEW BUSINESS

8.I.

Approval of Fitchburg State University Research Proposal

8.II.

Approval of Walden University Research Proposal

9.

CONVENTION/CONFERENCE REQUESTS

9.I.

LHS- Track Team Trip to New York

Request permission for LHS Track team along with two [2] Lowell High School Coaches, David Casey and Nate Kraft to attend the 52nd Annual Glen D. Loucks Games in White Plains, New York on Friday, May 10th and Saturday, May 11, 2019. All travel expenses will be paid by the students and Coaches expenses will be paid by the students and Coaches. All travel related expenses will be paid through the Friends of Lowell High School Track Parent Boosters. There is no other cost to Lowell High or the School Department.


9.II.

McAvinnue Trip- Museum of Science in Boston

Request permission for fourth grade McAvinnue students, along with Principal Michael Ducharme, Assistant Principal Michael Domina, Teachers; Julie Gillis, Kate Burgess-MacIntosh, Judith Middleton, Kim Vespo, Antonia Pastor, Cortney Patterson, Jessica Cabrera, Eileen Grenham, and Kathryn Larry to participate in an overnight field trip to the Museum of Science in Boston on Friday, May 31st through Saturday, June 1, 2019. The trip will be paid by students, staff, donations and school fundraising. The McAvinnue School Student Activity Account will pay the $ 1,072.00 transportation cost. There are no costs to the School Department budget. No substitute teacher is needed.


10.

COMMUNICATIONS

10.I.

A thank you card from the family of Donald J. McQueen for the moment of silence.

Documents:
  1. Thank you.pdf
11.

PROFESSIONAL PERSONNEL

11.I.

The Members of the United Teachers of Lowell Hereby Donate eleven [11] Sick Leave Days to Donna Fahey Janice Adie Day School Paraprofessional.

Documents:
  1. UTL.pdf
11.II.

The Members of the United Teachers of Lowell Hereby Donate fifteen [15] Sick Leave Days to Gina Steward LHS School Paraprofessional

Documents:
  1. UTL.pdf
11.III.

The Members of the United Teachers of Lowell hereby donate sixteen [16] sick leave days to Kristin Reyes, Daley School teacher.

Documents:
  1. UTL.pdf
11.IV.

The Members of the United Teachers of Lowell Hereby Donate sixteen [16] Sick Leave Days to Patricia Teague Daley School Paraprofessional.

Documents:
  1. UTL.pdf
11.V.

The Members of the United Teachers of Lowell hereby donate Ten [10] sick leave days to Patricia Williams, Lowell High School teacher.

Documents:
  1. UTL.pdf
11.VI.

The Members of the United Teachers of Lowell hereby donate thirteen [13] sick leave days to Rebecca Rager, Murkland School teacher.

Documents:
  1. UTL.pdf
11.VII.

The Members of the United Teachers of Lowell hereby donate twenty eight [28] sick leave days to Aaron King, Butler School teacher.

Documents:
  1. UTL.pdf
12.

ADJOURNMENT



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