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Lowell Public School Committee
Regular Meeting Agenda




Date:
May 17, 2017
Time: 6:30PM
Location: City Council Chamber, 375 Merrimack Street, 2nd Floor, Lowell, MA 01852


1.

ROLL CALL



2.

SALUTE TO FLAG



3.

SPECIAL ORDER OF BUSINESS

3.I.

Spotlight on Excellence – Lowell High School JROTC Drill Nationals Results

4.

MINUTES

4.I.

Minutes

Approval of the Minutes of the Regularly Scheduled School Committee Meeting of Wednesday, May 3, 2017

5.

PERMISSION TO ENTER

5.I.

Permission to Enter: May 17, 2017

6.

MEMORIALS

6.I.

Memorial - Noonan

Mr. Richard “ Dick” "El Presidente" W. Noonan Sr., retired Edith Norse Rogers School Principal. 

6.II.

Memorial - Lefebvre

Charles “Charlie” Lefebvre, retired (50 years of service 1960-2010) Bartlett School custodian.

7.

MOTIONS

7.I.

[by Mayor Edward Kennedy]:

Motion to cancel the regularly scheduled Lowell School Committee meeting of Wednesday, June 7, 2017 due to the Lowell High School Graduation Exercises. 


7.II.

[ by Steve Gendron]:

Request Mayor Kennedy and the Superintendent declare Friday May 26, 2017 as Community Service Day in Lowell Public Schools.
7.III.

[ by Steve Gendron]:

Request the Superintendent provide an update on free LRTA transportation for LHS students. 

7.IV.

[by Bob Hoey]:

Request Superintendent send letter of appreciation to Jay Linnehan, Karyn Cassidy, Aaron Smith, and Michelle Callahan, and the Greater Lowell Community Foundation, for their work on behalf of our student scholarships.  These scholarships impacted 240 seniors and approximately $500,00 dollars was given to our students.  Also, request that the Superintendent ask Mr. Linnehan to send a letter of thanks on our behalf to all donors to our student scholarships. 

7.V.

[By Robert Gignac]:

Request the Superintendent provide the Facilities Subcommittee with all information related to the new CSA Day School, including the RFP and bids.

7.VI.

[By Robert Gignac]:

Request the Superintendent provide the School Committee with all information provided to the School Building Committee as it is becomes available. 

7.VII.

[By Robert Gignac]:

Request the School Committee invite the participants of the Robinson School trip to Yellowstone National Park to appear before the School Committee to discuss their trip.

7.VIII.

[By Connie Martin]:

Request that the Mayor facilitate a joint meeting of the Finance Subcommittees of both the Lowell City Council and the Lowell School Committee for the purpose of discussing the FY18 Budget and the current review of Net School Spending and ongoing contract negotiations.

8.

SUBCOMMITTEES

8.I.

Finance Subcommittee:

Report and Approval of the Minutes of the Meeting of Wednesday, May 8, 2017 [Robert Gignac, Chair]

9.

REPORTS OF THE SUPERINTENDENT

9.I.

Proposed Substitute Salary Increases


9.II.

Grant Award to Science and Engineering Fair

9.III.
10.

CONVENTION/CONFERENCE REQUESTS

10.I.

McAvinnue School- Trip toMuseum of Science

Request permission for fourth grade McAvinnue students, along with Principal Michael Ducharme, Assistant Principal Michael Domina, Teachers; Tom Pelletier, Cindy Fosse, Julie Gillis, Kate Burgess-MacIntosh, Noreen Crowley and Mike Cotta to participate in an overnight field trip to the Museum of Science in Boston on Friday, June 9th through Saturday, June 10, 2017. The trip will be paid by students and staff.  The McAvinnue School Student Activity Account will pay for the transportation cost.  There are no costs to the School Department budget.  No substitute teacher is needed.  

10.II.

CPI Training- Adams, Keefe and Armstrong

Request permission for Christine Adams, Board Certified, Behavior Analyst, Mikaela Keefe, Behavior Specialist and Kenneth Armstrong, Security Guard to attend the Crisis Prevention Intervention (CPI) training. The training is to be held on June 20th-23rd in Nashua, NH. The cost of the training for the three attendees will not exceed $7,000.00 and will be funded by the student support services contractual account.  There is no cost for lodging or meals. No substitute teacher is needed.

11.

PROFESSIONAL PERSONNEL

11.I.

UTL Donated Sick Leave Days

The Members of the United Teachers of Lowell hereby donate fifty [50] sick leave days to Heather Marino, Cardinal O’Connell School Teacher.

Documents:
  1. UTL sick days.pdf
12.

ADJOURNMENT



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