School Seal

Lowell Public School Committee
Regular Meeting Agenda




Date:        

September 18, 2019

Time:

6:30PM

Location:

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



1.

SALUTE TO FLAG



2.

ROLL CALL



3.

MINUTES

3.I.

Approval of the Minutes of the regularly scheduled Lowell School Committee Meeting of Wednesday, September 4, 2019

4.

PERMISSION TO ENTER

4.I.

Permission To Enter: September 18, 2019

5.

MOTIONS

5.I.

[by Gerard Nutter and Andy Descoteaux ]:

Administration compile a report on the implementation of District Wide Recess Policy to see how it is being followed and consider partnering with Lowell Education Justice Alliance to form a task force for further review and recommendations on recess.


5.II.

[by Gerard Nutter]:

Administration schedule a policy subcommittee meeting first or second week in October to review policies on screening committees and immunization policy.   
5.III.

[by Gerard Nutter and Andy Descoteaux ]:

Administration compile a report on the implementation of District Wide Recess Policy to see how it is being followed and consider partnering with Lowell Education Justice Alliance to form a task force for further review and recommendations on recess being taken away as punishment. 
5.IV.

[by Jackie Doherty}:

Request the Superintendent provide the committee with a report on the status of social workers in the district, taking into account the reduction in staff and detailing how the team is working and being supported to meet the many ongoing needs of our students.


6.

SUBCOMMITTEES

6.I.

Community Partnership Subcommittee Meeting:

Report and Approval of the Meeting of Wednesday, September 4, 2019 [Andy Descoteaux, Chairperson]


7.

REPORTS OF THE SUPERINTENDENT

7.I.

Report on Motions

7.II.

Enrollment Figures

7.III.

Home Education

8.

NEW BUSINESS

8.II.

Approval of CAGS Research Proposal

9.

CONVENTION/CONFERENCE REQUESTS

9.I.

In State Overnight Travel Request: Brenda King, Union Representative of the United Teachers of Lowell, to attend the AFT-CIO Biennial Convention in Springfield, MA from September 25th through September 27, 2019. There is no cost to the district.

9.II.

In State Overnight Travel Request: LHS AFJROTC Team to MASS Maritime Academy in Buzzards Bay, MA from November 22, 2019 through November 23, 2019. There is no cost to the district.


9.III.

In State Overnight Travel Request: LHS Outdoor Adventures Club to Harold Parker State Forest, North Andover MA on the weekend of October 25, 2019. There is no cost to the district.

Documents:
  1. LHS Andover, MA.pdf
9.IV.

In State Overnight Travel Request: Michael Sheehan, Union Representative of the United Teachers of Lowell, to attend the AFT-CIO Biennial Convention in Springfield, MA from September 25th through September 27, 2019. There is no cost to the district.

9.V.

Out of State and Overnight Travel Request: LHS Athletic Director David Lezenski to attend the 50th National Athletic Directors Conference on December 13th through December 17, 2019 at the National Harbor, Maryland. There is no cost to the district.

9.VI.

Out of State and Overnight Travel Request: Permission for Jill Taylor, NFTE Entrepreneurial Educator and student Caitlin McNamara to attend the 2019 National NFTE Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge in New York City from October 15 through October 17, 2019. The cost of three substitutes in the amount of $315 will be paid by LHS individual school budget.

Documents:
  1. LHS, NYC.pdf
10.

ADJOURNMENT



Lowell Public Schools • 155 Merrimack Street • Lowell, MA 01852 • P: 978.674.4324 • http://www.lowell.k12.ma.us/