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Lowell Public School Committee
Regular Meeting Agenda




Date:        

May 20, 2020

Time:

6:30PM

Location:

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Meeting ID: 988 3097 0901

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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.

4.

MINUTES

4.1.

Approval Of The Minutes Of The Special Meeting Of The Lowell School Committee Of May 6, 2020



5.

PERMISSION TO ENTER

5.1.

Permission To Enter: May 20, 2020

6.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

6.1.
7.

MOTIONS

7.1.

[by Michael Dillon Jr.]:

Request the Superintendent provide an update on the Creegan TV Studio (staffing, technology capabilities, and usage) for discussion on incorporating online content production into future technology planning.


7.2.

[by Bob Hoey]:

In consideration of the stress and issues that students are dealing with because of COVID-19, request the Superintendent initiate a Task Force to look at how to take advantage of all our staff’s skills to best transition from this school year to the next school year.


7.3.

[by Bob Hoey]:

That the Facilities Subcommittee meet to talk about procedures to name areas of the new Lowell High School and to determine whether current dedications will carry over to the new Lowell High School from the current school building.


8.

REPORTS OF THE SUPERINTENDENT

8.1.

Report on Motions

8.1.1.

Response To Motions 5.COO Of 04/01/20 By Andy Descoteaux

Status on Judicial Building

By Andy Descoteaux]: Ask the Superintendent to ask the City Manager what the status is of the empty judicial buildings in the city. If they are available for city use, the LPS could use one or two.


8.1.2.

Response to Motions 9.CAO of 04/15/20 By Jackie Doherty

Student Dropouts

[by Jackie Doherty]: Request the Superintendent provide the committee with a report that examines the factors that may have contributed to tripling the number of student dropouts over the last few years including staff reductions, discontinued actions, or program changes.




Documents:
  1. Dropout Report.pdf
8.1.3.

Response to Motions 14.CAO of 05/06/20 By Andy Descoteaux and 2.CSO of 04/15/20 by Connie Martin

Remote learning & Snow Days

[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.

Remote Learning Policy

[By Connie Martin]: Requesting that the Administration report on the roll out and implementation of the District-wide Remote Learning Policy. The report should include the recommended benchmarks and outcome measures that the district will be using to track both short and long term effectiveness of the existing plan.





8.1.4.

Response to Motions 12.CAO of 04/15/20 By Michael Dillon Jr.

Athletic Director Responsibilities

[by Michael Dillon Jr.]: Request the Administration provide a report on the position of Athletic Director at Lowell HS including a job description, outline of responsibilities, number of teams/ programs, number of staff, and any other relevant information available.


8.1.5.

Response to Motions 9.CAO & 13.CEEO of 04/15/20 By Jackie Doherty

Mental Health & SSS, SW Roles

[by Jackie Doherty}: motion to get a report from the administration that outlines the structures in place to support the mental health needs of our students.  The report should include the roles of the Student Support Specialists and Social Workers, as well as address the delivery and oversight of mental health supports across the district.









9.

NEW BUSINESS

9.1.

Portrait of a Graduate Critical Participatory Action Research (CPAR) Proposal

9.2.

Approval of proposed updated job descriptions for summer school in consideration of need for remote learning

10.

PROFESSIONAL PERSONNEL

10.1.

UTL: Sick Leave

The Members of the United Teachers of Lowell hereby donate twenty-eight [28] sick leave days to Kristen Colon, Lowell High School teacher.


Documents:
  1. KRISTEN COLON.pdf
11.

ADJOURNMENT



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