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Lowell Public School Committee
Regular Meeting Agenda


Date:        

April 21, 2021

Time:

6:30PM

Location:

City Council Chamber, 375 Merrimack Street, 2nd Floor, Lowell, MA 01852 
 
(In the Mayor’s discretion, the meeting may be move to a Zoom room, if conditions require such a change).




Pursuant To Governor Baker's Emergency Order Modifying The State's Open Meeting Law Issued March 12, 2020, Meetings Will Be Held Using Remote Participation As Follows: Members Of The Public May Not Participate In-Person And May View The Meeting Via LTC.ORG (On-Line; Live Streaming Or Local Cable Channel 99) And Zoom.

1.

SALUTE TO FLAG



2.

ROLL CALL



3.

SPECIAL ORDER OF BUSINESS

4.

MINUTES

4.1.

Approval Of The Minutes Of The Special Meeting Executive Session Of The Lowell School Committee Of Wednesday, March 31, 2021

4.2.

Approval Of The Minutes Of The Special Meeting Of The Lowell School Committee Of Wednesday, March 31, 2021

4.3.

Approval Of The Minutes Of The Regularly Scheduled School Committee Meeting Of Wednesday, April 7, 2021

5.

PERMISSION TO ENTER

5.1.

Permission To Enter: April 21, 2021

6.

MEMORIALS

6.1.

Dr. Gertrude Bailey, retired Lincoln School Principal.

7.

MOTIONS

7.1.

[by Andy Descoteaux]:

What is the current status of the Lowell High School Graduation for location and dates? Will the JROTC Cadets, band and/or chorus be participating?


7.2.

[by Andy Descoteaux]:

Ask the Superintendent to ask the City Manager where the Lowell High School Project is in the Project time line.  Are we on schedule, behind schedule or ahead of schedule?


7.3.

[by Jackie Doherty]:

Request the Superintendent provide to the Committee prior to the Finance Subcommittee meeting on the 2021-2022 budget, each school’s Improvement Plan and School Site Council representative process for review and approval as required by law. The School Site Council reports should include the names, roles, and contact information of members, the terms of service, and the meeting dates for the current school year.


7.4.

[by Jackie Doherty]:

Request the Superintendent or his designee collaborate with the city’s DPW, Police, and Parks Departments to:

1. Prioritize maintenance/safety of parks near our schools,

2. Collaborate and prioritize getting outdoor place structures for the Rogers Stem Academy, the Cardinal O’Connell Early Learning Center, and the Bartlett Community Partnership schools, and

3. Work together to assess the feasibility/availability of tents for schools to use during the extended summer program.


8.

REPORTS OF THE SUPERINTENDENT

8.1.

Update on In-Person Learning

8.3.

Report on Motions

8.3.1.

Response to motion 2.CEEO of 12/09/20 by Andy Descoteaux regarding SSC selection process

8.3.2.

Response to motions 1.CSO of 12/09/20 by Jackie Doherty regarding Comprehensive data-driven report on remote learning.

8.3.3.

Response to motion 3.CAO of 12/09/20 by Jackie Doherty regarding data on in-person SPED Program

8.3.4.

Response to motion 4.CAO Of 02/03/21 by Jackie Doherty regarding virtual listening session on remote learning

8.3.5.

Response to motion 3.CEEO of 12/09/20 by Jackie Doherty regarding Citywide Council Annual Update

8.3.6.

Response to motion 1.CSO of 02/03/21 by Hilary Clark regarding data visualization tool & dashboards

9.

NEW BUSINESS

9.1.

Approval to Accept and Expend Allocated FY21 Awards

9.2.

Vote To Accept A Donation Of $533.00 From The Greater Lowell Community Foundation

10.

PROFESSIONAL PERSONNEL

10.1.

The Members of the United Teachers of Lowell Hereby Donate fifteen [15] Sick Leave Days to Dorothy Miller Bartlett School Teacher

11.

ADJOURNMENT



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