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Lowell Public School Committee
Regular Meeting Agenda




Date:
December 5, 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: Pyne Arts Musical - Mr. Steven Rose and Mr. Willie Jones

3.II.

Spotlight on Excellence - Roald Dahl Imaginormous Challenge

4.

MINUTES

4.I.

Minutes:

Approval of the Minutes of the Regular School Committee Meeting of Wednesday, November 7, 2018.


4.II.

Minutes of Special Meeting:

Approval of the Minutes of the Special Meeting of the Lowell School Committee Meeting of Wednesday, November 14, 2018.


5.

PERMISSION TO ENTER

5.I.

Permission To Enter: December 5, 2018

6.

MEMORIALS

6.I.

Anna Sophia Aslanian, Lowell High School Student.

6.II.

Jack Spignesi, father of Christine Adams behavior Specialist

6.III.

Maria Olimpia Meza, mother of Maria Vejar, LHS House Dean.

6.IV.

Joseph Lynch, father of Sue Rabias, Shaughnessy School teacher.

6.V.

John Caron, father of Anne Murphy, retired Assistant Superintendent for Student Support Services and Patty Myers, Stem District Support Specialist.


7.

MOTIONS

7.I.

[by Gerard Nutter]:

Request update from City Manager on status of Fire Code Violations, Sanitary Code violations /concerns and if ANY of the safety issues noted in Collins Report have been addressed.
7.II.

[by Gerard Nutter]:

Schedule a series of Finance Subcommittee meetings at 5:00 pm before the next 3 SC meetings to review process failures in our Financial department and what processes and procedures have been put in place to prevent the financial fiasco we have been left with.
7.III.

[by Gerard Nutter]:

Vote to request the Mayor file a motion requesting City Council direct the City Manager to break out cost of Transportation and Adult Education from Cash contribution provided by the City in budget and not act on any Council requests until it is voted on.
7.IV.

[by Dominik Hok Lay and Robert Hoey]:

Request that the City Council instruct the city Auditor to provide the members of the School Committee with quarterly reports on the money spent in each line item of the school department budget throughout the fiscal year.


8.

SUBCOMMITTEES

8.I.

Lowell High Subcommittee:

Approval of the Minutes of the Meeting of Thursday, November 1, 2018 [Dominik Lay, Chair of Lowell High Subcommittee]


9.

REPORTS OF THE SUPERINTENDENT

9.II.

Response to Connie Martin’s motion of 03/21/18 regarding Human Resources Compliance Audit

9.III.

Response to Connie Martin’s Motion of 04/26/18 regarding LHS Emergency Evacuation

9.V.

Response to Gerard Nutter’s motion of 09/19/18 regarding Donated Technology

9.VI.

Coordinator of Research, Testing & Assessment Update

9.VII.

Enrollment Figures

9.VIII.

Report on Motions

9.IX.
10.

NEW BUSINESS

10.I.

Anticipated Changes To The Approved FY19 Budget

10.II.

Vote To Accept Grant Award of $20,000 to Lowell High School From Silicon Valley Community Foundation.

Documents:
  1. LHS Donation.pdf
10.III.

Permission to Post; School Safety Coordinator

10.IV.
11.

CONVENTION/CONFERENCE REQUESTS

11.I.

Trip- Ledyard, CT

Permission for James Fitzemeyer and KC Nelson to attend the Whalley Computer Foxwoods Technology Conference 2018 from December 6 to December 7 in Ledyard, CT. There will be no cost to the Lowell School Department .


Documents:
  1. MIS Ledyard CT.pdf
11.II.

LHS - Trip to Alabama

Head of School Marianne Busteed, requests permission for LHS staff members; Jessica Lander, Patricia Williams and Stephen Gervais along with a group of 29 LHS students to travel to the National Memorial for Peace and Justice in Montgomery, Alabama. They will travel on Friday, January 4th through Sunday, January 6, 2018. There are no costs to the Lowell High School or the School Department Budget.


12.

COMMUNICATIONS

12.I.

Letter of Appreciation to Lowell Fire Department, Chief Jeff Windward, retired Firefighter Larry Finn and Local 853

13.

PROFESSIONAL PERSONNEL

13.I.

UTL-Sick Leave

The Members of the United Teachers of Lowell hereby donate two [2] sick leave days to Nancy Renee Hill, Lowell High School teacher.


Documents:
  1. UTL 12.05.18.pdf
14.

ADJOURNMENT



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