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Lowell Public School Committee
Regular Meeting Agenda 


Date:         

October 20, 2021

Time:

6:30PM

Location:

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


1.

SALUTE TO FLAG



2.

ROLL CALL



3.

SPECIAL ORDER OF BUSINESS

4.

MINUTES

4.1.

Approval Of The Minutes Of The Special Meeting Of The Lowell School Committee Of Monday, October 4, 2021

4.2.

Approval Of The Minutes Of The Meeting Of The Lowell School Committee Of Wednesday, October 6, 2021

5.

PERMISSION TO ENTER

5.1.

Permission To Enter: October 20, 2021

5.2.

Contract Ratification: UTL Teachers

5.3.

Contract Ratification: UTL Paraprofessionals

5.4.

Contract Ratification: UTL Building Service Employees

5.5.

Contract Ratification: UTL Food Service Employees

6.

MOTIONS

6.1.

[by Dominik Hok Lay and Andy Descoteaux]:

Request the Mayor provide the School Committee with an update on City Council’s planned investment in capital projects at school facilities over the course of the current fiscal year and the next two fiscal years (beyond the current and planned slate of MSBA applications and the School Committee’s earmarked ESSER funds) to enable the Committee to more effectively plan for the allocation of ESSER funds. 

6.2.

[by Connie Martin]:

Request a report from the Special Ed Department on the current status of pending Initial IEP meetings with parents as well as the status of pending annual review meetings for existing IEPs.

6.3.

[by Jackie Doherty]:

Request the Superintendent provide the committee with a report explaining the lack of interpreters for Special Education and the steps being taken to address the issue.

6.4.

[by Jackie Doherty]:

Request the Superintendent collaborate with school and city stakeholders to provide the committee with ongoing information/updates regarding the percentage of Lowell Public School employees and students who have received COVID-19 vaccinations.

 

6.5.

[by Andy Descoteaux]:

Request the administration provide the School Committee what the number of students that suddenly appear at our doorstep from October 1 to November 1 who will not be counted in our Chapter 70 coverage.

6.6.

[by Andy Descoteaux]:

Request the administration review the adherence of our school Principals relating to the School Committee’s strong support of recess NOT being used as a form of punishment.  

6.7.

[by Andy Descoteaux]:

Request that the administration re-assess the food quality offerings at our city schools.

7.

REPORTS OF THE SUPERINTENDENT

7.1.

COVID-19 Update

7.3.

Hiring Report for SY22

7.4.

Report on Motions

7.4.1.

Response To Motion 10. COO Of 09/01/21 By Mayor John Leahy regarding Water Dispensers/Fountains Analysis

7.4.2.

Response To Motion 4. CAO Of 10/06/21 By Mike Dillon Jr. regarding School Resource Officers

8.

NEW BUSINESS

8.1.

Vote To Accept A Donation Of $120,579.60 from Ocean State Job Lot Charitable Foundation

Documents:
  1. Donation Ocean.pdf
8.2.

Vote To Accept A Donation Of $750.00 From Youth And Climate Change Initiative

9.

ADJOURNMENT



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