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Lowell Public School Committee
Regular Meeting Agenda 


Date:         

April 6, 2022

Time:

6:30PM

Location:

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

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1.

SALUTE TO FLAG



2.

ROLL CALL



3.

SPECIAL ORDER OF BUSINESS

3.1.

Spotlight on Excellence: 2022 Science and Engineering Fair

4.

MINUTES

4.1.

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

5.

PERMISSION TO ENTER

5.1.

Permission To Enter: April 6, 2022

6.

MEMORIALS

6.1.

Margaret “Peg” Lally, a retired Lowell High School paraprofessional

7.

MOTIONS

7.1.

[by Jackie Doherty]:

Request the Superintendent provide the committee with a report on what each middle school offers students re enhancement/intervention programming, including type of instruction, number of students involved by grade, and when it is scheduled such as before/after school, during homeroom, allied arts, or other time block.

7.2.

[by Jackie Doherty]:

Request the Superintendent clarify when a vote was taken to hold off on spending ESSER funds set aside for facility upgrades.

7.3.

[by Dominik Hok Lay]:

Ask superintendent for a report on "After Dark Program" at the high school.  Do we have favorable response and what are we planning to do in the future?

7.4.

[by Dominik Hok Lay]:

Ask superintendent for a feasibility study for having a STEM Program at Lowell High School.

7.5.

[by Dominik Hok Lay]:

Request the superintendent collaborate with the President of the United Teachers of Lowell to form an ad hoc task force of qualified local experts in fields relevant to school facility safety standards and maintenance to (1) review all facility needs across the district, (2) inventory historic attempts to remedy the issues and (3) build a long-range plan for improvement, including recommended funding vehicles and ongoing monitoring protocols to ensure that every school in Lowell meets the community’s high standard for students now and into the future. Regular status reports shall be submitted to the School Committee on a monthly basis in public session, outlining the progress of the task force until completion of the project.

7.6.

[by Dominik Hok Lay]:

Ask superintendent for a feasibility study for providing a vocational program in Information Technology located inside Lowell High School, with some example courses including but not limited to Cyber Security, Web Development, Graphic Design, Networking etc. that are approved by DESE and also are not in conflict with the Greater Lowell Vocational School.

7.7.

[by Connie Martin]:

Request an update on the current status of our Principal evaluation completions and contract cycles, including any anticipated vacancies for the upcoming school year.

7.8.

[by Eileen DelRossi]:

Request superintendent to provide report in regards to staffing delegations for technology department.  

7.9.

UNANSWERED MOTION (by Jacqueline Doherty): Have a third party audit around mental health services to our students.

7.10.

[by Eileen DelRossi]:

Request superintendent to provide a line item budget from Munis so committee can have clearer understanding of budget.

7.11.

[by Eileen DelRossi]:

Request the Superintendent to give a report on the printers at the STEM Academy.  What has been done to fix this issue?  4 weeks of no working printers.

7.12.

[by Eileen DelRossi]:

Request the Superintendent to help coordinate the appropriate community resources to help our Next Generation Civics projects take their hard work to the next level in the community.

8.

SUBCOMMITTEES

8.1.

Facilities & Transportation Subcommittee:

Approval of the Minutes of the meeting of Monday, March 14, 2022 [Jackie Doherty, Chairperson]

8.2.

Curriculum & Instruction Subcommittee Meeting:

Report of the Meeting of Wednesday, March 30, 2022 [Connie Martin, Chairperson]

9.

REPORTS OF THE SUPERINTENDENT

9.2.

Report on Motions

9.2.1.

Response To Motion 3. CAO Of 02/02/22 By Andy Descoteaux Regarding neck guards, helmets and safety equipment

9.2.2.

Response To Motions 17. & 07. COO Of 03/16/21 and 01/19/22 By Connie Martin regarding Aramark Reporting Portal

9.2.3.

Response To Motion 1. CAO Of 12/01/21 By Jackie Doherty Regarding a third party audit around mental health services to our students

9.2.4.

Response To Motions 6. CEEO Of 03/16/21 By Dominik Lay regarding Translation Services & FY23 Budget

9.2.5.

Response To Motions 16. COO Of 03/16/21 By Stacey Thompson regarding Equitable and Diverse Hiring Processes

9.2.6.

Response To Motions 5. CEEO Of 02/02/21 By Stacey Thompson regarding Monthly Incident Reports relative to Bullying, Discrimination and Racism

10.

CONVENTION/CONFERENCE REQUESTS

10.1.

Butler School Overnight Field Trip Request: Boston, MA

10.2.

Lowell High School Out of State and Overnight Travel Request: Dallas, Texas

10.3.

Lowell High School Out Of State And Overnight Travel Request: Wilmington, Delaware

10.4.

Out of State & Overnight Travel Request: Human Resources Recruitment

11.

PROFESSIONAL PERSONNEL

11.1.

The members of the Lowell School Administrators Association hereby request to donate fourteen [14] Sick Leave Days To Katie McGann, Bartlett School Social Worker.

11.2.

The Members of the United Teachers of Lowell Hereby Donate fifteen [15] Sick Leave Days to Gerson Colon, Lowell High School Teacher

12.

ADJOURNMENT



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