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Lowell Public School Committee
Regular Meeting Agenda




Date:        

October 16, 2019

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 Mathematics

4.

MINUTES

4.I.

Approval of the of the Regularly Scheduled Lowell School Committee Meeting of Wednesday, October 2, 2019

4.II.

Approval Of The Minutes Of The Special Meeting Of The Lowell School Committee of Wednesday, October 2, 2019

5.

PERMISSION TO ENTER

5.I.

Permission To Enter: October 16, 2019

6.

MOTIONS

6.I.

[by Dominik Hok Lay]:

Ask the Superintendent to develop a partnership with the Greater Lowell Technical School to afford students to learn a trade while attending Lowell High School.


6.II.

[by Dominik Hok Lay]:

Ask the Superintendent to collaborate with the City Recycling department to develop a curriculum that teaches our students how to recycle and the environmental benefits of recycling. 


6.III.

[by Bob Hoey]:

Request the Mayor ask City Manager to provide the committee with a report on the status of School Crossing Guards, included if positions are fully staffed, and the feasibility of extending their working hours in order to control pedestrians at a designated school crossing while children are going to and from after school programs.


6.IV.

[by Gerard Nutter]:

Request a Finance Sub-Committee meeting Wednesday November 6, 2019 to review 1st Fiscal quarter. 


6.V.

[by Gerard Nutter and Andy Descoteaux ]:

Request LHS Sub-Committee meet to discuss possibility of adding a Community Service Requirement for all grades to count towards Graduation.


7.

REPORTS OF THE SUPERINTENDENT

7.I.

Budget Update

Documents:
  1. Budget Update.pdf
7.II.

Report on Motions

7.III.

Home Education

Documents:
  1. Home Education.pdf
8.

NEW BUSINESS

8.II.

Budget TransferTwo

8.III.

Disposal of Surplus Equipment

9.

CONVENTION/CONFERENCE REQUESTS

9.I.

Out of State Travel Request: Bedford, NH

Christine Adams, to attend the CPI instructor renewal training to be held in Bedford, NH on October 23, 2019. The cost of the training is $989.00 and will be paid by our Professional Development funds. 


9.II.

Overnight Travel Request: Pittsfield, MA

Carolyn Rocheleau, Coordinator of Special Programs, to attend the Mass Farm to School Institute to be held in Pittsfield, MA on October 18, 2019 through October 19, 2019. The conference is funded by Mass Farm to School Institute and there will be no cost to the district.


9.III.

Out of State And Overnight Travel Request: Hartford, CT

 Latifah Phillips, Chief Equity & Engagement Officer, to attend the C4 Bragfest & Sustainability Workshop in Hartford, CT from October 21, 2019 through October 22, 2019. There is no cost to the district other than meals and travel reimbursement not to exceed $400.00.


10.

COMMUNICATIONS

10.I.

Upcoming Community Forums

11.

EXECUTIVE SESSION

11.I.

Items:

LSAA:

Collective Bargaining:  Update on Negotiations and Consideration of Memoranda of Agreement

UTL: 

Collective Bargaining:  Update on Negotiations and Consideration of Memorandum of Agreement 


12.

ADJOURNMENT



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