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Lowell Public School Committee
Regular Meeting and Executive Session Agenda

Date:
November 7, 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.

STEM Academy @ the Rogers School MassCUE Presentation

4.

MINUTES

4.I.

Approval of the Minutes of the Special Meeting of the Lowell School Committee Meeting of Monday, October 15, 2018.

4.II.

Approval of the Minutes of the Regular School Committee Meeting of Wednesday, October 17, 2018.

4.III.

Approval of the Minutes of the Special Meeting of the Lowell School Committee Meeting of Tuesday, October 30, 2018.

5.

PERMISSION TO ENTER

5.I.

Permission To Enter: November 7, 2018

6.

SUBCOMMITTEES

6.I.

Lowell High Subcommittee:

Report of the Meeting of Thursday, November 1, 2018 [Dominik Lay, Chairperson]


7.

REPORTS OF THE SUPERINTENDENT

7.I.

Mass Insight Education Partnership

Documents:
  1. LHS MIE Report.pdf
7.II.

Accountability Report

7.III.

Enrollment Figures

7.IV.

Report on Motions

7.V.
8.

NEW BUSINESS

8.I.

Anticipated Changes To The Approved FY19 Budget

Documents:
  1. Budget Update.pdf
8.III.

Vote to Accept Grant Award of $20,000 to McAuliffe School from Project Fit America Grant

9.

CONVENTION/CONFERENCE REQUESTS

9.I.

LHS-Hockey Team Trip to V.T.

Head of School Marianne Busteed, requests permission for coaches Brian Akashian, Robert Hunt, and Daniel Tobin to travel to Highgate, V.T. from December 14-15, 2018 along with  [30] thirty Hockey Team students.  All expenses will paid by Lowell High School Hockey Committee. There will be no cost to the Lowell School Department.  No substitute teacher is needed.


Documents:
  1. LHS Highgate VT.pdf
9.II.

LHS - Trip to Cape Verde

Pre-Approved: LHS Staff Dr. Julio C. DeCarvalho, Eileen Ironfield, Shelby Boisvert, Shonii DeFrancesco and Jason Silverberg and approximately 30 LHS students, to travel to Cape Verde from Friday, February 15 through Saturday, February 22, 2019. There is no cost to the School Department budget. No substitute teacher is needed.
Change Requested: Leaving Thursday, February 14, 2019 as a result students will miss one day of school, Friday, February 15, 2019. The students will stay two additional days returning on Sunday, February 24, 2019.


9.III.

LHS-Choir

Marianne Busteed, request permission for Michael Winslow, Dr. Sharon Clark, LHS staff, and [5] five CORIE'D chaperones, Jennifer Bosivet, Jen Plourde, Donna Sousa, Kristine Morrison and Wendy Barrett to attend the Bay State Choir Festival to be held in Easton, MA on Friday, November 9th and Saturday, November 10, 2018 with [70] seventy choir students. The cost of the trip is approximately $5,250 and will be funded using a combination of the Student Activity Account funds and/or student contribution. The $2,450 transportation cost will be split between the Fine Arts Department and Lowell School’s Student Activity account. No substitute teacher is needed.


Documents:
  1. LHS Easton MA.pdf
10.

PROFESSIONAL PERSONNEL

10.I.

SEIU-Sick Leave

The Members of the SEIU Clerical Unit hereby request to donate sick leave days to Mary Geoffroy, LHS clerk forty [40] days.


Documents:
  1. SEIU Sick Leave.pdf
11.

EXECUTIVE SESSION

11.I.

Agenda Items:

1-SEIU

  1. Consideration of SEIU bargaining proposal related to application period for sick leave buyback
  2. Consideration of SEIU bargaining proposal related to “6A Clerk” compensation;

2-LSAA

a. Consideration of Grievance regarding Sick Leave Buyback

b. Update on negotiations regarding Collective Bargaining

c. Review of proposed Memorandum of Agreement

3-UTL

a. Consideration of Collective Bargaining proposals and update on negotiations


12.

ADJOURNMENT



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