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Lowell Public School Committee
Regular Meeting Agenda




Date:
October 17, 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 Mathematics Program

4.

MINUTES

4.I.

Minutes:

Approval of the Minutes of the Regular School Committee Meeting of Wednesday, October 3, 2018.


5.

PERMISSION TO ENTER

5.I.

Permission To Enter: October 17, 2018

6.

MEMORIALS

6.I.

Thomas Abney, Lowell High School Security Guard

6.II.

Timothy Koufogasos, grandfather of Morey School teacher Cassandra Floor

6.III.

Gloria Leahy

Mother of John Leahy City Council Member and former School Committee Member, mother of Kathleen Ramirez Greenhalge School teacher, aunt of Elizabeth McKiernan Abisi Adult Education Center Director, aunt of Mary Geoffroy LHS clerk, grandmother of Amanda Leahy Robinson School tutor.


7.

REPORTS OF THE SUPERINTENDENT

7.I.

Summer School 2018 Summary Report

7.II.

Abisi Adult Education Center/International Institute-Lowell CNA Program

7.III.

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

7.IV.

Coordinated Program Review Action Plan

7.V.

Revised Report Cards for Kindergarten through Grade 4

7.VI.

Enrollment Figures

7.VII.
8.

NEW BUSINESS

8.I.

Vote to Accept Grant Award of $3,000 for BRIDGE Program from Steven’s Foundation.

8.II.

Vote on Changes to the Approved FY19 Budget

Documents:
  1. Revised Budget.pdf
9.

CONVENTION/CONFERENCE REQUESTS

9.I.

Trip-Washington D.C.

The 8th grade Wang School students, along with teacher/chaperones Kathy Clark, Matthew Palmer and Alison Kuzara to travel to Washington D.C. from Tuesday, May 28 through Friday, May 31, 2019. Fundraising activities will be held throughout the school year to defray the cost of the trip [$742/per student] for all participating students. No substitute teachers are needed.


9.II.

Conference- Pittsburgh, PA

Requests permission for Dr. Adie Day School M.S.,CF-SLP, Annemarie Langlois to attend the Pittsburgh AAC Language Seminar to be held on November 5, 2018 through November 8, 2018 in Pittsburgh, PA. The cost of the fligt of $116.40 is being paid by Ms. Langlois. No substitute is required and there will be no cost to the School Department budget.


9.III.

Trip- LHS- Texas

Permission for Athletic Director David Lezenski to attend the National  Athletic Directors Association Conference to be held on December 14, 2018 through December 18, 2018 in San Antonio, Texas.  There is no charge for the conference and Mr. Lezenski will cover all other associated expenses.


9.IV.

Trip-LHS

Permission for Lowell High School Business Professional Advisor, Jill Taylor along with ten [10] members of the Lowell Chapter of the Business Professionals of America to attend the State Leadership Conference in Framingham, MA from Saturday, March 2, 2019 through Monday, March 4, 2019 at the Sheraton Tara Hotel & Conference Center.  Students will be absent from school on Monday, March 4, 2019.   The only cost will be $100 for a substitute teacher for 1 day and will be paid by Lowell High School Individual School account.  The cost of the conference will be paid for through fundraiser.  Students have been raising funds to defray the cost of $275 per student. 


10.

PROFESSIONAL PERSONNEL

10.I.

UTL-Sick Leave

The Members of the United Teachers of Lowell hereby donate fifteen [15] sick leave days to Patricia Jussaume, Butler School teacher.


Documents:
  1. UTL-Sick Leave.pdf
11.

ADJOURNMENT



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