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Lowell Public School Committee
Regular Meeting Agenda 


Date:         

March 2, 2022

Time:

6:30PM

Location:

City Council Chamber, 375 Merrimack Street, 2nd Floor, Lowell, MA 01852


 Members Of The Public May View The Meeting Via LTC And Those Wishing To Speak Regarding A Specific Agenda Item Shall Register To Speak In Advance Of The Meeting By Sending Email To The Superintendent Indicating The Agenda Item, A Phone Number And Email Address So We Can Provide A Zoom Link To Access The Meeting. Email Address Is Mpalazzo@Lowell.k12.Ma.us If No Access To Email You May Contact Us At 978-674-4324. All Requests Must Be Submit It Before 3:00 PM On The Day Of Meeting 



1.

SALUTE TO FLAG



2.

ROLL CALL



3.

MINUTES

3.1.

Approval Of The Minutes Of The Special Meeting Of The Lowell School Committee Of Wednesday, February 10, 2022

3.2.

Approval Of The Minutes Of The Regularly Scheduled Lowell School Committee Meeting Of Wednesday, February 16, 2022

4.

PERMISSION TO ENTER

4.1.

Ratification Of Memorandum Of Agreement – Lowell School Administrators Association [L.S.A.A.]

5.

MEMORIALS

5.1.

Caroline Yunta, retired Lowell High School teacher

5.2.

Suzanne Marr, retired Shaughnessy School paraprofessional

5.3.

Kathleen (Quill) Gwiazda, mother of LPS Coordinator of Mathematics K-12 Jeff Gwiazda

6.

MOTIONS

6.1.

[by Connie Martin]:

Requesting to schedule a meeting of the Personnel and Labor Relations Subcommittee for the end of March or the beginning of April, and that we invite a representative from MASC to provide members of the school committee with training on the DESE Superintendent Performance Review process.

6.2.

[by Jackie Doherty]:

Request the Superintendent effectively manage the School Committee agenda and information to the board to enable informed and efficient decision making, by providing: 
  1. Complete reports that cover critical aspects without being overly burdensome in length.
  2. Report/data in timely manner [as per regular meeting rules; for subcommittee meetings/minimum 24 hrs. prior].
  3. Plan agenda to enable adequate time for review and discussion when critical decisions are required. 
7.

SUBCOMMITTEES

7.1.

School Improvement & Performance Management:

Report and Approval of the Meeting of Wednesday, February 16, 2022 [Dominik H. Lay, Chairperson]

8.

REPORTS OF THE SUPERINTENDENT

8.3.

Culturally And Linguistically Sustaining Practices Update

9.

NEW BUSINESS

9.2.

Approval of Fair Student Funding Pool for FY23

9.3.

Permission to Post: School Garden Coordinators

9.4.

Paraprofessional Substitute Pay-Request Increase

9.5.

Approval of Doctoral Research Proposal of Maggie Moriarty

10.

CONVENTION/CONFERENCE REQUESTS

10.1.

Out Of Country and Overnight Travel Request:

Permission for Suzanne Riley to travel with twenty-four [24] LHS students and four chaperones to France, Switzerland, Germany and Austria during the April school vacation 2023. The cost to the school department will be a substitute coverage for half school day. Students will miss half day from school depending on flight times. The total cost of the trip will be incurred by each student traveling. 

11.

PROFESSIONAL PERSONNEL

11.1.

LSAA-Donated Sick Days

Katie McGann Bartlett School Social worker

11.2.

The Members of the United Teachers of Lowell Hereby Donate thirty-three [33] Sick Leave Days to Patricia Williams, Lowell High School Teacher.

12.

ADJOURNMENT



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