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Lowell Public School Committee
Regular Meeting Agenda




Date:        

May 6, 2020

Time:

6:30PM

Location:

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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.

3.2.

2020-2021 District Wide Strategic Plan and FY21 Level Service Line Item Budget

4.

MINUTES

4.1.

Approval Of The Minutes Of The Special Meeting Of The Lowell School Committee Of April 15, 2020

4.2.

Approval Of The Minutes Of The Regularly Scheduled Lowell School Committee Meeting Of Wednesday, April 15, 2020

4.3.

Approval Of The Minutes Of The Special Meeting Of The Lowell School Committee Of April 27, 2020

5.

PERMISSION TO ENTER

5.1.

Permission To Enter: May 6,, 2020

6.

MOTIONS

6.1.

[by Andy Descoteaux]:

Ask the Superintendent's staff collaborate with our teaching staff to come up with a strategic plan dealing with remote learning that will include actual learning and beyond enrichment.  This should be a plan that is revisited every year to update what is potentially available for our teachers and their students.

6.2.

[by Andy Descoteaux]:

Ask the Superintendent to ask DESE if what we can develop as a plan for remote learning could be used to cover snow days; thereby eliminating the need to make up snow days at the end of the year.

6.3.

[by Andy Descoteaux]:

Ask the Superintendent to form a committee tasked to raise funds for the purpose of obtaining enough technology for EVERY child in the LPS.

7.

SUBCOMMITTEES

7.1.

Policy Subcommittee Meeting:

Report and Approval of the Meeting of Thursday, April 23, 2020 [Jackie Doherty, Chairperson]

7.2.

Finance Subcommittee:

Report and Approval of the Meeting of Wednesday, April 29, 2020 [Connie Martin, Chairperson]
7.3.

Policy Subcommittee Meeting:

Report and Approval of the Meeting of Thursday, April 30, 2020 [Jackie Doherty, Chairperson]


8.

REPORTS OF THE SUPERINTENDENT

8.1.
8.2.

Report on Motions

8.2.1.

Response to Motions 6.COO and 7.COO of 04/18/20 by Andy Descoteaux and Jackie Doherty:

Maintenance of Schools during shutdown

[By Jackie Doherty]: Request the Superintendent develop a plan that enables custodial staff to safely clean and maintain school buildings and grounds during the shutdown, including the potential to complete projects often overlooked due to time constraints, such as inventory control and grounds. 



Forward the report to Mr. Underwood

By Andy Descoteaux]: Motion to forward the report to Mr. Underwood, Facilities Director to receive his recommendation regarding the following motion: “Request the Superintendent develop a plan that enables custodial staff to safely clean and maintain school buildings and grounds during the shutdown, including the potential to complete projects often overlooked due to time constraints, such as inventory control and grounds work.



9.

NEW BUSINESS

9.1.

Approval Of Revised 2019-2020 School Calendar

9.2.

Revision of the School Assignment [Registration] Policies during Covid-19 Public Health Crisis

10.

PROFESSIONAL PERSONNEL

10.1.

LSAA-Donated Sick Days

The members of the Lowell School Administrator Association (LSAA) hereby request to donate twenty-two [22] sick days to Pamela Daley, School Psychologist.  

11.

ADJOURNMENT



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