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Lowell Public School Committee
Regular Meeting Agenda 


Date:         

May 4, 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 2:00 PM On The Day Of Meeting.


1.

SALUTE TO FLAG



2.

ROLL CALL



3.

SPECIAL ORDER OF BUSINESS

3.1.

Public Hearing Inter-District School Choice Program

4.

MINUTES

4.1.

Approval Of The Minutes Of The Regularly Scheduled School Committee Meeting Of Wednesday, April 6, 2022

4.2.

Approval Of The Minutes Of The Special Meeting of the Lowell School Committee Meeting Of Wednesday, April 6, 2022

4.3.

Approval Of The Minutes Of The Special Meeting of the Lowell School Committee Meeting Of Wednesday, April 6, 2022

5.

PERMISSION TO ENTER

5.1.

Permission To Enter: April 28, 2022

6.

MEMORIALS

6.1.

Mary Langill, Butler & Shaughnessy School Food Service worker.

6.2.

Robert Hatem, beloved husband of retired Bartlett teacher Joan Hatem

7.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

7.1.

2022 -2023 School Calendar

8.

MOTIONS

8.1.

[by Jackie Doherty]:

Request the Superintendent provide an update on programs to support youngest students with behavior issues.

8.2.

[by Eileen DelRossi]:

Request the Superintendent report on the status of copy machines throughout the district and develop a contingency plan to assure our staff and students have access to teach and learn with appropriate printed/copied resources.

8.3.

[by Eileen DelRossi]:

Request the Superintendent to report on the transportation protocols when a bus driver is not able to work/calls out sick.  Are parents along their bus route notified, if so how?  Is there a substitute bus driver selection pool?

8.4.

[by Eileen DelRossi]:

Request superintendent to report on where ELL, Special Education, Academic Intervention Classes, and allied arts are being held at the Stem Academy.

8.5.

[by Eileen DelRossi]:

Request the superintendent to report on student bathroom sink safety in the elementary schools.

8.6.

[by Eileen DelRossi]:

Request Superintendent to research any and all types of additional funding to enhance student mental health resources across the district.  

8.7.

[by Stacey Thompson]:

Motion to acquire a list of all current district trainings being offered to teachers, staff and administration. The compilation in an effort to determine opportunities to support employees, increase awareness of training and assist with diversity, equity, inclusion and social emotional learning efforts. Clarification on which trainings are suggested versus required in the district.

8.8.

[by Stacey Thompson]:

Motion to acquire a list of contractors, partnerships, organizational relationships in the district to ensure diversity, equity, inclusion of every kind to all spaces in the district. This would be to include district process in increasing transparent diversification of contractors, partnerships and organizational needs to move the district forward.

8.9.

[by Stacey Thompson]:

Motion to the superintendent regarding current crisis measures employed to address the rates of academic gaps/concerns and utilization of community partnerships; identifying those which are currently being utilized and ones to be tapped into to increase community knowledge and landscape. This motion is made in an effort to take that data and numbers that have been supplied and collaborate with the community to move these numbers in the opposite direction by fostering connections.

8.10.

[by Stacey Thompson]:

Motion to address the need for strong financial wellness curriculum as a core part of curriculum design and instruction, as it is necessary to address and impact generational wealth access.

9.

SUBCOMMITTEES

9.1.

Curriculum & Instruction Subcommittee Meeting:

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

9.2.

Human Resources & Labor Relations Subcommittee:

Report and Approval of the Meeting of Thursday, April 7, 2022 [Connie Martin, Chairperson] 

9.3.

Equity & Access Subcommittee:

Report and Approval of the Meeting of Wednesday, April 20, 2022 [Stacey Thompson, Chairperson] 

10.

REPORTS OF THE SUPERINTENDENT

10.2.

Key Performance Indicators

10.3.

Response To Motion 07. CAO Of 04/06/21 By Dominik Lay Regarding the Feasibility of After Dark Programs at LHS

10.4.

Response To Motion 9 CAO Of 04/06/21 By Dominik Lay Regarding the Feasibility of STEM Programming at LHS

10.5.

Response To Motion 10. CAO Of 04/02/22 By Eileen DelRossi Regarding IT Staffing Delegations

10.6.

Response To Motion 15. COO Of 04/16/21 By Jackie Doherty Regarding Furniture Needs

10.7.

Response To Motion 16. COO Of 03/16/21 By Connie Martin Regarding Principal Evaluation Completions and Contract Cycle

10.9.

Home Education

11.

NEW BUSINESS

11.1.

Memorandum of Agreement with UTL

11.2.

Memorandum of Agreement with Project LEARN

11.3.

Budget Transfer

11.4.

Permission to Post: Coordinator of Culturally and Linguistically Sustaining Practices

11.5.

Vote Of Inter-District School Choice

11.6.

Authorization for the Mayor to collaborate with the Superintendent to formally adjust the timeline of the superintendent’s annual evaluation as recommended by MASC

12.

CONVENTION/CONFERENCE REQUESTS

12.1.

Robinson School Out of State Field Trip Request: Canobie Lake Park in Salem, New Hampshire

12.2.

Lowell High School Out Of Country And Overnight Travel Request: Ireland, England and France

13.

COMMUNICATIONS

13.1.

Communication from Chief Schools Officer Requesting a Meeting of the College and Career Readiness Subcommittee

13.2.

2022 Lowell High School & Adult Education Graduation Dates

14.

ADJOURNMENT



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