February 1, 2023
City Council Chamber, 375 Merrimack Street, 2nd Floor, Lowell, MA 01852
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Ask the Superintendent to communicate with City Manager in regards to the possibility of acquiring the property at Jean D'Arc School.
Request the superintendent review the various types of translation services, including any relevant software that is used by LPS, to ensure that all school communication is accessible to all of Lowell Public Schools’ diverse language populations.
Request the superintendent provide an update on the types of head coverings that are allowed and prohibited for students at Lowell High School and how the relevant rules are managed to ensure equity across classrooms and fairness in discipline for all students.
Request the superintendent to report on the guidelines of cyberbullying before and after school: What are administrators directives/authority to search phones or make any actions on student phones.
Request the superintendent to work with the proper departments to enforce proper signage and possible crossing guard/police detail to be present for the Robinson and the McAuliffe and start and dismissal times to help with traffic and safety concerns.
Request the superintendent to research culturally diverse behavioral consultants to serve our districts’ diverse cultural population.
Request the superintendent to research the feasibility of installing lockdown devices in classrooms in order to decrease overall anxieties of staff and students with increased amounts of shelter in place and lockdowns.
Request the Superintendent provide a comprehensive report on last year’s summer school program, including number of students enrolled for enrichment and credit recovery at each site, participation levels of both groups at each site, as well as historic data comparing current program compared to pre-pandemic levels (students and staffing).
Request the Superintendent report on the current number and percentage of ninth graders failing 1 or more core classes.
Request the Superintendent provide an update on the Parent Leadership Program, including information on newly hired administrator, program rollout and process for outreach/engaging parents, as well as other staffing initiatives.
Request that there forms a task force/working group between Curriculum Developers, Chief Equity Officer and vital stakeholders in the development if a rigorous, thoughtful financial wellness curriculum to be implemented at all levels throughout the district.
Report and Approval of the Meeting of Wednesday, January 11, 2023 [Connie Martin, Chairperson]
Report of the Meeting of Thursday, January 26, 2023 [Connie Martin, Chairperson]
Report of the Meeting of Monday, January 30, 2023 [Jackie Doherty, Chairperson]