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Lowell Public School Committee
Regular Meeting Agenda


Date:        

May 15, 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.

Public Hearing Inter-District School Choice Program

3.II.

Spotlight On Excellence- Mass Insight Education

3.III.

Focus Group Report

3.IV.

Superintendent Search Survey

4.

MINUTES

4.I.

Minutes:

Approval of the Minutes of the Meeting of the Lowell School Committee of Wednesday, May 1, 2019


4.II.

Minutes - Budget Hearing

Approval of the Minutes of the FY20 Budget Hearing of Monday, May 6, 2019.


5.

PERMISSION TO ENTER

5.I.

Permission To Enter: May 15, 2019

6.

MOTIONS

6.I.

[by Gerard Nutter]:

Request Superintendent provide SC with complete list of State mandated program requirements we are currently not adhering to along with an update of any Regular/Special Education programs that may have compliance issues.


6.II.

[by Gerard Nutter]:

School Committee to vote to request that the City Council transfer the ERATE reimbursement of the Lowell Public School’s paid telephone expense to the Lowell Public School funds.


6.III.

[by Mayor William Samaras]:

Request the Superintendent of Schools And School Committee Review a Letter Requesting 5th Graders to Design Shirts for Council Members to Wear during Cleanup Day and To Forward Letter to 5th Grade Principals upon Review and Approval
6.IV.

[by Jacqueline Doherty}:

Request the Superintendent provide the committee with a report on the policies and programs to support our Refugee Students along with any recommendations for improvement. The report should include data on the number of Language-Other-Than-English students at each level/program in the district, the enrollment trends over the last five years, as well as upcoming enrollment projections.


7.

REPORTS OF THE SUPERINTENDENT

7.I.

School Grounds’ Maintenance

7.II.

Response to Robert Hoey's motion of May 1, 2018 regarding Measles Transmission Prevention Plan

7.III.

Report on Motions

7.IV.

Enrollment Figures

8.

NEW BUSINESS

8.II.

Revision for Posting of HR Position

9.

CONVENTION/CONFERENCE REQUESTS

9.I.

Trip - LHS- Kansas City

Permission for Lowell High School Latin Lyceum teacher Krista Earley to attend the AP Reader conference held from Monday, June 10, 2019 through Friday, June 14, 2019 in Kansas City, MO. There will be no cost to the district. All expenses are being covered by the College Board. No substitute teacher is needed.


9.II.

Trip - Washington DC

Carolyn Rocheleau, Coordinator of Special Programs, to attend the 21st Century Community Learning Centers (CCLC)Summer Institute to be held in Washington, DC on July 16, 2019 through July 18, 2019. The conference is funded by the 21st Century Grant. The total cost associated with the conference not exceeds $1,200.00. 


9.III.

Trip- LHS to Washington and Philadelphia

Head of School Marianne Busteed, requests permission for LHS staff member; Amanda Ernst and two chaperones (to be determined) along with a group of 20 LHS students to travel to Washington, D.C. and Philadelphia during April school vacation week of 2020. They will travel on Monday, April 20th through Friday, April 24, 2020. There are no costs to the Lowell High School or the School Department Budget
9.IV.

Trip- Groton, Connecticut

Permission for Rocio Camargo-Ruiz, District Support Specialist, to attend the MRA to attend the Northeast PBIS Network Leadership Forum in Groton, Connecticut on May 16th and 17th, 2019.   The cost of the conference (including conference fees, meals and lodging) will be no cost to the Lowell Public School Department, as a PBIS scholarship will pay for all expenses. No substitute is needed.


10.

COMMUNICATIONS

11.

ADJOURNMENT



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