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Lowell Public School Committee
Regular Meeting Agenda




Date:
October 3, 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 Excellence – Summer Reading Program

4.

MINUTES

4.I.

Minutes:

Approval of the Minutes of the regularly scheduled Lowell School Committee Meeting of Wednesday, September 19, 2018


5.

PERMISSION TO ENTER

5.I.

Permission To Enter: October 3, 2018

5.II.

S.E.I.U. Clerks 1

Ratification of Memoranda of Agreement -– S.E.I.U. Clerks 

         a. July 1, 2016- June 30, 2017

         b.  July 1, 2017- June 30, 2020



6.

MEMORIALS

6.I.

Jordan Thach, Daley School Student

6.II.

David Cunningham, husband of retired Special Education ETC Marcia Cowdrey

6.III.

Charlotte Schlichtman, mother of Coordinator of Research, Testing and Assessment Paul Schlichtman,

7.

MOTIONS

7.I.

[By Robert Hoey]:

Administration to set up meeting with the Lowell High School Subcommittee for the purpose of discussing discipline and the Latin Lyceum.



7.II.

[by Gerard Nutter]:

Request Mayor to ask City Solicitor's Office for clarification / ruling on when/if  School Department can hold a  meeting at a public school relating directly to issues/concerns at that school (parents invited to meet at a school on particular issue) and whether Press can ever be kept out. 


7.III.

[by Gerard Nutter]:

School Committee VOTE to keep open The Laura Lee Therapeutic Day School as a functioning, needed School building and request City Manager to formally remove it from the Surplus City property list and inform the City Council and residents of Lowell, Nullifying the Vote by the Lowell City Council of June 20th 2017.


7.IV.

[by Dominik Hok Lay];

Request the Mayor and City Solicitor to provide update on the status of contemplating terminating of Dr. Salah Khelfaoui as an extra item in today's executive meeting. 




8.

SUBCOMMITTEES

8.I.

Policy Subcommittee:

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


9.

REPORTS OF THE SUPERINTENDENT

9.II.

Lowell High School Incident Update

9.IV.

Response to Connie Martin’s motion of 09/05/18 regarding School Libraries


9.VI.

Response to Andy Descoteaux’s motion of 06/20/18 regarding Video Clips

9.VII.

Report on Motions

9.VIII.

Personnel Report

9.IX.

List of Eligible Teachers

Documents:
  1. 2018 October 3.pdf
9.X.
9.XI.

Enrollment Figures

10.

NEW BUSINESS

10.II.

Accept Donation from Health Department

11.

CONVENTION/CONFERENCE REQUESTS

11.I.

Trip-Vancouver, Canada

Requests permission for Stoklosa Music Teacher, Holly Johnston to attend an International music conference to be held on October 10th through October 13, 2018 in Vancouver, Canada. All expenses will be paid by UML through the National Science Foundation Grant. There will be no cost to the School Department budget.


12.

PROFESSIONAL PERSONNEL

13.

EXECUTIVE SESSION

13.I.

Executive Session:

Agenda:

  • Collective Bargaining/Litigation Report: Review of Compensation for Advisors and Golf/Tennis Coaches, After School Activities, and Negotiations with UTL.
  • Collective Bargaining /Legal Update: Negotiations related to LSAA Job Descriptions,Staffing, and Department Chair Duties. 


14.

ADJOURNMENT



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