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Lowell Public School Committee
Regular Meeting Agenda


Date:        

June 17, 2020

Time:

6:30PM

Location:

City Council Chamber, 375 Merrimack Street, 2nd Floor, Lowell, MA 01852 

(In the Mayor’s discretion, the meeting may be moved to the following Zoom room, if conditions require such a change).

Topic: School Committee meeting 

Time: Jun 17, 2020 06:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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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 Regularly Scheduled Lowell School Committee Meeting Of Wednesday, June 3, 2020

4.2.

Approval Of The Minutes Of The Special Meeting Of The Lowell School Committee Of June 3, 2020

4.3.

Approval Of The Minutes Of The Special Meeting Of The Lowell School Committee Of June 8, 2020

4.4.

Approval Of The Minutes Of The Special Meeting Of The Lowell School Committee Of June 11, 2020

5.

MOTIONS

5.1.

[by Jackie Doherty]:

Request the Lowell School Committee join with MASC and other school committees across the state in support of a Resolution regarding full state reimbursement for COVID-19 expenses.


5.2.

[by Hilary Clark]:

Motion to have the Lowell School Committee Participate in collective bargaining with all unions instead of the Human Resources & Labor Relations Subcommittee.





5.3.

[by Hilary Clark]:

Motion to close offices and schools on July 3, 2020 in recognition of the July 4th holiday, which falls on Saturday for building services personnel and request that the Administrative Assistants use it as a paid holiday pursuit to their contract in light of the current budget situation.





6.

REPORTS OF THE SUPERINTENDENT

6.1.

Districtwide Budget Update

6.2.
6.3.

Personnel Report

6.4.

Report on Motions

6.4.1.

Response to Motions 3.CFO of 04/01/20 by Bob Hoey

By Bob Hoey]: That the superintendent produce a report by April 1, 2020 meet with the following information charting out spend expenditures by year for the last 15 years (or as far as back as possible)


  • Number of total special education budget; l Percentage of kids receiving special location services;
  • Amount of money spent on out of district services; l Percentages of children utilizing out of district services;
  • Number of employees working in Special Education (please also provide their job descriptions);
  • Total of number of employees within the district per year.


6.4.2.

Response to Motions 10.CAO of 05/20/20 by Mike 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.

NEW BUSINESS

7.1.

Vote To Accept A Donation To Bailey School From HubSpot

Documents:
  1. Donation.pdf
7.3.

Consideration of option for one year extension of current lease for 155 Merrimack St (1st, 4th, 5th Floors)

7.4.

Resolution- School Committee Support of Resolution regarding full state reimbursement for COVID-19 expenses

8.

PROFESSIONAL PERSONNEL

8.1.

UTL: Sick Leave

The Members of the United Teachers of Lowell hereby donate twenty-four [24] sick leave days to Janet Meehan, Murkland School Paraprofessional.


8.2.

UTL: Sick Leave

The Members of the United Teachers of Lowell hereby donate ten [10] sick leave days to Maureen Rogers, Daley School Paraprofessional.


9.

ADJOURNMENT



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