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Lowell Public School Committee
Regular Meeting Agenda




Date:
July 18, 2018
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.

Spotlight on Scholastic Summer Reading

4.

MINUTES

4.I.

Minutes:

Approval of the Minutes of the regularly scheduled Lowell School Committee Meeting of Wednesday, June 20, 2018


4.II.

Minutes of Special Meeting:

Approval of the Minutes of the Special Meeting of the Lowell School Committee Meeting of Monday, June 25, 2018


5.

PERMISSION TO ENTER

5.I.

Permission To Enter: July 18, 2018

6.

MOTIONS

6.I.

[by Gerard Nutter]:

Motion to Discuss /Verify that All Required Summer Transportation Contracts are in Place and Funded.
6.II.

[by Mayor Samaras]:

Request that the Administration provide the Lowell School Committee the status of the 2018-2019 Lowell High School Student’s Schedules.


6.III.

[by Gerard Nutter]:

Superintendent report why the passed motion of -" supply School Committee with a copy of Budget submitted to Auditor on day it is submitted”  was ignored and not carried out considering the budget was submitted to Auditor on June 22nd. 


6.IV.

[by Gerard Nutter]:

[By Gerard Nutter]: Superintendent explain the process and whose responsibility is it to POST School Committee Agenda’s and Cancellation Notices on-line and why there appears to be confusion surrounding that lately.


6.V.

[by Gerard Nutter]:

Administration Report if the School Dept. has applied  for the STEM Equipment and Supplies Grant Program with the Commonwealth and if not, look into applying. 


6.VI.

[By Gerard Nutter]:

Superintendent report on the submission on June 20th  then disappearance on June 25th  of a $478,460.00 transfer request for Regular Ed Transportation when the Munis Account showed that there was $100,088.65 encumbered and $853.49 available on June 15th 2018. Supt also provide each School Committee member a copy of NRT Transportation contracts by July 27th


6.VII.

[By Jacqueline Doherty and Connie Martin]:

For good cause, request the Mayor and the City Solicitor prepare a Notice of Termination pursuant to Section 5 of the employment contract between the Superintendent of Schools (Salah Khelfaoui) and the Lowell School Committee. The Notice shall be reviewed and approved by the Committee prior to service upon the Superintendent.



6.VIII.

[By Jacqueline Doherty and Connie Martin]:

Effective immediately, place the Superintendent on paid administrative leave.


6.IX.

[By Jacqueline Doherty and Connie Martin]:

Effective immediately, appoint Jeannine Durkin as Acting Superintendent of Lowell Schools.


7.

REPORTS OF THE SUPERINTENDENT

7.I.

Update on Search for Interim School Business Administrator Appointment.


7.II.

List of Eligible Teachers

Documents:
  1. 2018 July.pdf
7.III.

Personnel Report

7.IV.

Report on Motions

8.

NEW BUSINESS

8.I.

LHS TV

Funding for LHS TV Production Studio
8.II.

Renaming the Cardinal O'Connell School

8.III.

Preschool Progress Monitoring and Report Cards

Documents:
  1. Memo TSG.pdf
8.IV.

Authorization For Payment – Stipends

8.V.

Day School Hours

9.

CONVENTION/CONFERENCE REQUESTS

9.I.

Trip - Newell

Assistant Superintendent Robin Desmond, requests permission for Melissa Newell, Coordinator of Language Arts & Literacy K-12, to attend the Scholastic Reading Summit on July 19, 2018. There is no cost for attending this conference. The total cost of $600.00 for hotel accommodations, meals and mileage will be reimbursed through Title one funds. No substitute teacher is needed.


9.II.

Trip - Vancouver, Canada

Principal Holtz respectfully requests permission for Bartlett School Music teacher and Science/Math teacher, Laura Schofield to attend an international music conference as part of the National Science Foundation (NSF) grant that funds music, science and math. The conference will be held in Vancouver, Canada from Wednesday, October 10 through Saturday, October 13, 2018. The cost of the trip including the daily sub is approximately $3,800 and will be paid with funds donated by UML via the National Science Foundation Grant. There is no cost to the School Department budget.


10.

ADJOURNMENT



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