Approval of the Minutes of the regularly scheduled Lowell School Committee Meeting of Wednesday, June 20, 2018
Approval of the Minutes of the Special Meeting of the Lowell School Committee Meeting of Monday, June 25, 2018
Request that the Administration provide the Lowell School Committee the status of the 2018-2019 Lowell High School Student’s Schedules.
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.
[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.
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.
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.
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.
Effective immediately, place the Superintendent on paid administrative leave.
Effective immediately, appoint Jeannine Durkin as Acting Superintendent of Lowell Schools.
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.
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.