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Lowell Public School Committee
Special Meeting Agenda




Date:
July 25, 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.

PERMISSION TO ENTER

4.I.

Permission To Enter: July 25, 2018

5.

MOTIONS

5.I.

[by Gerard Nutter]:

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

[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.
5.III.

[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.


5.IV.

[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.


5.V.

[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.


5.VI.

[by Mayor Samaras]:

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

[by Gerry Nutter]:

Per recently completed Citywide Facilities study - School Department, City Building Department, and Fire Department perform a comprehensive assessment of all interior and exterior doors and associated locking mechanisms at all schools and provide cost to repair/replace based on these findings.


6.

REPORTS OF THE SUPERINTENDENT

6.I.

Response to Domink Lay’s Motion of 06/20/18 regarding impact of ESSA

6.II.

Report on Motions

6.III.

List of Eligible Teachers

Documents:
  1. 2018 July.pdf
6.IV.

Personnel Report

7.

NEW BUSINESS

7.I.

Election of Acting Secretary

7.II.

Authorize the Mayor on behalf of the School Committee to retain an independent auditor for the purposes of performing an audit of the Lowell Public School Department’s finances.

7.III.

Authorization For Summer Payment – Stipends

7.IV.

LHS TV

Funding for LHS TV Production Studio
7.V.

Guidance On Search For Interim School Business Administrator Appointment





8.

ADJOURNMENT



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