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Lowell Public School Committee
Regular Meeting Agenda




Date:        

December 18, 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 – Professional Development Day - Mill City Educators’ Conference

3.II.

Appreciation for the Service of School Committee Members; William Samaras Mayor & Chairman, Dominik Hok Lay and Gerard Nutter.

4.

MINUTES

4.I.

Approval Of The Minutes Of The Regularly Scheduled Lowell School Committee Meeting Of Wednesday, December 4, 2019

5.

PERMISSION TO ENTER

5.I.

Permission To Enter: December 18, 2019

6.

MOTIONS

6.I.

[by Jackie Doherty}:

December 18, 2019 (By Jacqueline Doherty): Request the Superintendent provide the committee with a report on the staffing positions (and number of employees impacted) that were not evaluated or only partially evaluated during the 2018-2019 academic year and the reasons, if known, why those evaluations were not completed. The report also should include whether any positions are not scheduled to be evaluated during the current academic year, and if so, what plans are in place to remedy any challenges going forward. 



6.I.i.

[by Andy Descoteaux}:

Request the Superintendent to update us on any new policies going forward on bullying.


7.

SUBCOMMITTEES

7.I.

Policy Subcommittee Meeting:

Report and Approval of the Meeting of Wednesday, December 9, 2019 [Gerard Nutter, Chairperson]

8.

REPORTS OF THE SUPERINTENDENT

8.I.

Report on Motions

8.I.i.

Response to Motion 3. COO of 04/04/17 by Andy Descoteaux: Salvaged Items

8.I.ii.

Response to Motion 3. CAO of 08/21/19 by Jacqueline Doherty: K-12 Environmental Sciences Curriculum

8.I.iii.

Response to Motion 6. CEEO of 11/20/19 by Gerard Nutter: Adult Education Graduation Rate

8.I.iv.

Response On Motion 9. COO of 11/20/19 by Bob Hoey: Signing into Schools

8.I.v.

Response to Motion 11.COO of 12/04/19 by Dominik Lay: Compensation for Substitutes

8.II.
9.

NEW BUSINESS

9.I.

Permission to Post: Social Emotional Learning Coordinator

9.II.

Disposal of Surplus Supplies

9.IV.

Public Complaints Policy Revision KEB-R

9.V.

Visits to Schools Policy Revision

9.V.i.

Vote To Accept A Donation To Bartlett School from Ecumenical Athletic Association

10.

CONVENTION/CONFERENCE REQUESTS

10.I.

Out of Country and Overnight Travel Request: LHS

Trip previously approved on January 16, 2019:
Permission for eighteen [18] to twenty-four [24] LHS students and three chaperones, Thomas Thornton and two other staff members to be determined, to travel to Ireland, Northern Ireland, Scotland and England during the February school vacation 2020. Students will miss one day of school, Friday, February 14, 2020. The cost of two substitutes in the amount of $210 will be paid by LHS individual school budget. Each student traveling will incur the total cost of $3,080.00.

Change Requested:  Additional Chaperone LHS teacher Bryanna Laughlin to travel to Ireland, Northern Ireland, Scotland and England during the February school vacation 2020.





10.II.

Overnight Travel Request: LHS Outdoor Adventures Club

LHS Outdoor Adventures Club members (15-20) to Noble View Outdoor Center, Russell, MA from February 27, 2020 through February 29, 2020. There is no cost to the district.


Documents:
  1. LHS Russell, MA.pdf
10.III.

Out of State And Overnight Travel Request: LHS AFJROTC

Lowell High School JROTC Drill Team and staff members Lt. Col Eileen St. Laurent, MSgt Kevin Casilli, and TSgt David Smith to travel to Daytona Beach, Florida with approximately 45 students for the 2020 Multi-Service JROTC Drill Competition. The competition is scheduled for Friday, May 1, 2020 through Sunday, May 3, 2020. The team will depart Lowell High School at approximately 6:00 a.m. on Wednesday, April 29, 2020 and travel by bus paid for by the AFJROTC funds, and will return on Tuesday, May 5, 2020. The estimated cost of the competition will not exceed a total of $43,500 including transportation; lodging and food. This will be paid with Air Force funds, fundraising, and donations. The cost of one substitute in the amount of $110 will be paid by LHS individual school budget.


10.IV.

Out of State And Overnight Travel Request: San Diego, CA

Dr. Joel Boyd respectfully requests permission to attend the 2020 American Association of School Administrators’ National Conference on Education to be held in San Diego, California from Thursday, February 13, 2020 through Sunday, February 15, 2020. The cost of the conference and lodging, and air fare not to exceed $3,390.00 and will be paid by the District’s Professional Development funds. The cost of meals $50/day expense will not exceed $200.00.


11.

PROFESSIONAL PERSONNEL

11.I.

LSAA-Donated Sick Days

The members of the Lowell School Administrator Association (LSAA) hereby request to donate twenty [20] sick days to Gina Trombly, Lowell STEM Academy Guidance Counselor


12.

ADJOURNMENT



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