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Lowell Public School Committee
Regular Meeting Agenda




Date:
September 19, 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.

Lowell High School Class of 2019 Senator - Sara Ngare

4.

MINUTES

4.I.

Minutes:

Approval of the Minutes of the regularly scheduled Lowell School Committee Meeting of Wednesday, September 5, 2018
4.II.

Minutes of Special Meeting:

Approval of the Minutes of the Special Meeting of the Lowell School Committee Meeting of Wednesday, September 12, 2018.


5.

PERMISSION TO ENTER

5.I.

Permission To Enter: September 19, 2018

6.

MEMORIALS

6.I.

Anthony A. Stys, father of Jennifer McCrystal, Special Education Director.


7.

MOTIONS

7.I.

[by Gerard Nutter]:

SC request Mayor to direct City Auditor to provide copies of all correspondence between his office and the School Dept. regarding the 2018 Fiscal year relating to transfers, issues with invoices, over payments, items he rejected and how/why he accepted the Fiscal 2018 budget without a vote of the School Committee Authorizing it.


7.II.

[by Gerard Nutter]:

School Committee / Administration consider creating a subcommittee that includes health professionals, Principals, School Committee Representative, City DPW , Mr. Underwood and 1 UTL -SAA-Clerk Rep. to look at creating a policy to deal with temperatures /heat index issues.  


7.III.

[by Gerard Nutter]:

School Committee / Administration consider eliminating Feb./April Vacation beginning in the 2019/2020 School Year, creating 1 Vacation week in March.  


7.IV.

[by Gerard Nutter]:

Request padding is added to the walls of the Bailey School Gym for student safety.


7.V.

[by Gerard Nutter]:

Request Administration report how Teacher /Classroom donated Technology (Kindles/I-Pads/Laptops) can be granted access to School Network.


7.VI.

[By Jacqueline Doherty]:

Request the Mayor have the City provide the School Committee with a breakdown of PEG monies being used for educational purposes and revisit the issue of funding staff for the Lowell Educational TV program at LHS. In addition, request the Superintendent (or her designee) meet with LTC to explore a possible collaboration between the two entities and report findings/suggestions back to the Committee.


8.

SUBCOMMITTEES

8.I.

Joint Facilities and AD-HOC Building Naming Subcommittee

Report and Approval of the Minutes of the Meeting of Wednesday, September 12, 2018 [Jackie Doherty, Chair of Facilities and AD-HOC Building Naming] 


8.II.

Policy Subcommittee:

Report of the Meeting of Wednesday, September 19, 2018 [Gerard Nutter, Chair of Policy Subcommittee]


9.

REPORTS OF THE SUPERINTENDENT

9.I.

School Calendar Events

9.II.

Response to Connie Martin’s motion of 02/06/17 Regarding Annual Evaluations of Teaching and Administrative Staff

9.III.
9.IV.

Budget Update

9.VII.

Report on Motions

9.VIII.

Enrollment Figures

9.IX.
10.

NEW BUSINESS

10.I.
10.II.

Appointment to the CREST Board

Documents:
  1. CREST- Report.pdf
10.III.

Vote to accept Donation – Lowell Community Charter School

11.

CONVENTION/CONFERENCE REQUESTS

11.I.

LHS - ROTC

The Lowell High School ROTC Drill Team[45 students], Lt. Col Eileen Ironfield, MSgt Bruce Kimball, MSgt Kevin Casilli and MSgt David Smith, along with a three coried parents, to travel from Friday, October 26th through Saturday, October 27, 2018, with approximately forty five [45] students to Mexico, New York, to attend the National Drill competition. All costs will be paid by AFJROTC funds, student fundraising and student contributions. The total cost is approximately $6,000 and two [2] substitutes will be needed for one day. The cost of the substitutes in the amount of $210 will be paid by LHS individual school budget.


Documents:
  1. LHS Mexico NY.pdf
11.II.

Trip- Louise-Campion

Permission for Career Academy Engagement Center staff members Lauren Campion and Dorothy Louise, to attend the annual Promise Neighborhoods Full Service Community Schools Director’s Meeting. The conference to be held on Wednesday, October 24th through Thursday, October 25, 2018 in Arlington, VA. The cost of the conference will not exceed $1,960 and will be funded by Full Service Community School grant (16740005). No substitute teacher is needed.


11.III.

Trip - Washington, D.C.

Permission for Early Childhood Coordinator Lisa Van Thiel to attend the Preschool Development Grant TA Center Conference in Washington, D.C. from October 2nd through October 4th, 2018.The cost of the conference and lodging not to exceed $2,000 and will be funded by the PEG Grant. 
No substitute teacher is needed.


12.

COMMUNICATIONS

12.I.

Invitation to the Citywide Family Council Kickoff Event

13.

ADJOURNMENT



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