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Lowell Public School Committee
Regular Meeting Agenda




Date:
September 5, 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.

Fire Chief and Police Chief Addressing the School Committee’s Concerns and Questions

4.

MINUTES

4.I.

Minutes:

Approval of the Minutes of the regularly scheduled Lowell School Committee Meeting of Wednesday, August 15, 2018
4.II.

Minutes of Special Meeting:

Approval of the Minutes of the Special Meeting of the Lowell School Committee Meeting of Thursday, August 23, 2018.


5.

PERMISSION TO ENTER

5.I.

Permission To Enter: September 5, 2018

6.

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION

7.

MOTIONS

7.I.

[By Connie Martin]:

Requesting that the Administration communicate clearly to all school site administrators that building libraries are not to be dismantled or have their collections disrupted during the upcoming school year. In addition, asking that the Administration present a plan for how we will maintain the school site libraries during the upcoming school year. 


7.II.

[by Gerard Nutter]:

Request the Mayor and/or Superintendent explain how email messages sent to the  SC@lowell.k12.ma.us are responded to by the Administration or does the SC need to develop a policy to address?


7.III.

[by Mayor William Samaras and Gerry Nutter]:

Request that Committee members follow the established policy of setting up a visit to a school by contacting the Principal in advance to set up a time/day and then notify the Superintendent of the planned visit and request the School Committee to expand that policy to include meetings with Department Heads, Administrators and ALL Central Office Personal. 


8.

REPORTS OF THE SUPERINTENDENT

8.I.

Business Office/ Budget Update

8.II.

Response to Dominik Lay’s Motion of 04/04/18 regarding Parent Engagement

8.III.

Response to Jackie Doherty’s Motion of 02/14/18 regarding the top ten facilities needs.

8.V.

Report on Motions

8.VI.

Home Education

9.

NEW BUSINESS

9.I.

Bullying Prevention and Intervention Plan Review 2018-2019

9.II.

Vote to accept Donation – Collegiate Charter School

10.

CONVENTION/CONFERENCE REQUESTS

10.I.

Trip - Manchester, NH

Permission for Kara Wilkins, Technology Integration Specialist, to attend the 2018 Christa McAuliffe Technology Conference in Manchester, NH on November 27 and 28, 2018.  There is no cost to the School Department budget.


11.

COMMUNICATIONS

11.I.

Letter of Appreciation to the Daly Group

12.

PROFESSIONAL PERSONNEL

12.I.

The Members of the United Teachers of Lowell hereby donate twenty seven [27] sick leave days to Daniel Murphy, Lowell High School teacher

Documents:
  1. UTL.pdf
13.

EXECUTIVE SESSION

13.I.

Executive Session:

  1.  Collective Bargaining

  1. SEIU- Update and Decisions on Mediation in Regard to Clerks’ Contract and Clerks’ latest proposal for successor contract;
  2. UTL- Update and Decisions on negotiations related to paraprofessional job description;
  3. UTL- Update and Decisions on negotiations related to Speech Language Pathologists’ caseload, duties, and compensation;
  4. UTL- update and decisions on negotiations related to LHS Club offerings in FY19 and compensation for Advisors; and
  5. LSAA- update and decisions on negotiations for MOA related to Acting Assistant Superintendent for Student Services.

  1.  Litigation and Grievances

  1. SEIU- Update and Decisions on Clerks’ Arbitration related to Family Resource Center and their duties related to such;
  2. UTL-  Update and Decisions related to XVI(G) grievance for FY18 and FY19;

c. UTL- consideration of grievance related to children of non-    resident employees attending Lowell Public Schools; and

d. Consideration of Negotiations and Contract with Dracut School             Department related to delivery of educational services.

  1. Non-Union Personnel:
    1. Update in Regard to Negotiations related to a principal contract and filling duties for Assistant Superintendent for Student Services on interim or acting basis

14.

ADJOURNMENT



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