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Lowell Public School Committee
Regular Meeting Agenda




Date:        

October 7, 2020

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

3.1.

Communication Remote Participation:

Members Of The Public May View The Meeting Via LTC And Those Wishing To Speak Regarding A Specific Agenda Item Shall Register To Speak In Advance Of The Meeting By Sending Email To The Superintendent Indicating The Agenda Item And A Phone Number To Call So That You May Be Tele-Conferenced in to the meeting. Email Address Is mpalazzo@Lowell.k12.Ma.us If No
Access To Email You May Contact at 978-674-4324.
4.

MINUTES

4.1.

Approval Of The Minutes Of The Special Meeting Of The Lowell School Committee Of Wednesday, September 16, 2020

4.2.

Approval of the Minutes of the Regularly Scheduled School Committee Meeting of Wednesday, September 16, 2020

4.3.

Approval Of The Minutes Of The Special Meeting/Executive Session Of The Lowell School Committee Of Wednesday, September 23, 2020

4.4.

Approval Of The Minutes Of The Special Meeting Of The Lowell School Committee Of Wednesday, September 23, 2020

4.5.

Approval of the Minutes of the FY21 Budget Hearing of Wednesday, September 29, 2020.

5.

PERMISSION TO ENTER

5.1.

Permission To Enter: October 7, 2020

5.2.

UTL:

  • Ratification of MOA for Teachers/Paraprofessionals related to School Reopening

5.3.

LSAA :

  • Ratification of MOA for LSAA related to School Reopening
5.4.

UTL : Consideration of MOA related to .5 Special Education position at Bartlett School

Documents:
  1. MOA Bartlett.pdf
6.

MEMORIALS

6.1.

Anne “Annie” Mahoney, former Morey School Teacher

6.2.

B. Douglas Townshend, a retired LHS Choral Director

7.

MOTIONS

7.1.

[by Jackie Doherty]:

Request the Superintendent provide a report on the number of staff and students who have left the STEM Academy since January 2020 including those families who are on the wait list to transfer out of the school. In addition to numbers, the report should include the reasons for those departures based on information collected from confidential exit interviews. No names used in the report—simply identify person by role: parent, teacher, para etc. The report should also include an update on replacement staffing both at the time of school opening and now, indicating whether all classes currently have licensed teachers in place and when that occurred.


7.2.

[by Jackie Doherty]:

Request the Superintendent develop a plan to share with the committee as to how the district will address new DESE requirement that all in-person students receive flu shots by December 30.


7.3.

[by Mayor John Leahy]:

Request the Superintendent update the Committee on the Adult Education academic program as well as their physical plant.


8.

REPORTS OF THE SUPERINTENDENT

8.1.

COVID-19 Plan for Fall Sports

8.2.

Social Emotional Learning; Addressing our Students SEL Needs

8.3.

2020/2021 Goals and Key Performance Indicators

8.4.

COVID-19 Data Monitoring

8.5.

Enrollment Report

9.

NEW BUSINESS

9.1.

Appointment to the Lowell Telecommunication Board

9.2.

Vote to accept Grant Award of $ 7,298 from M.A.S.S and Kiss108

10.

ADJOURNMENT



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