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Lowell Public School Committee
Regular Meeting Agenda 


Date:         

November 17, 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

3.1.

Spotlight on Excellence: Lowell High School - Boys Cross Country

4.

MINUTES

4.1.

Report and Approval of the Minutes of the Meeting of Wednesday, November 3, 2021 [Jackie Doherty, Chairperson]

5.

PERMISSION TO ENTER

5.1.

Permission To Enter: November 17, 2021

6.

MEMORIALS

6.1.

Ann Obara, sister of retired Lowell Public Schools Science & Social Studies Coordinator Martha Cohn

6.2.

Charles E. Gallagher, father of former Lowell School Committee Member and Attorney Michael Gallagher

7.

MOTIONS

7.1.

[by Andy Descoteaux and Dominik Hok Lay]:

Ask the Superintendent and the Mayor to pursue a response from the City, as to what their plans for school facilities repairs and upgrades are planned going forward.  The School Department needs this information in a timely fashion, in order to make cogent fiscal decisions.

7.2.

[by Mayor John Leahy]:

Motion to accept donation from the Geary family to renovate a memorial stone for Joseph Geary located at the Reilly School.  

7.3.

[by Jackie Doherty]:

Request the Superintendent provide an updated report on SEL Competency Ratings with particular focus on what is being done to support at-risk students. Using the DESSA assessments, the report should include the number of students identified as at-risk; comparative analysis of data from prior years, and explanation of supports and interventions being implemented across the district. In addition, the report should include information about how many students are being removed from school by ambulance due to mental health concerns and how that compares to years prior to March 2019.  

8.

REPORTS OF THE SUPERINTENDENT

8.1.

COVID-19 Update

8.2.

Safe and Welcoming Schools Update

8.3.

Response to Motion 1. CSO Of 10/20/21 by Andy Descoteaux Regarding Recess Not being Use as Punishment

8.4.

Home Education

9.

NEW BUSINESS

9.1.

Budget Transfer

Documents:
  1. Budget Transfer.pdf
9.2.

Substitute Pay Rate Adjustment

9.3.

Approval of Job Description and Permission to Post: Positive Behavioral Resource Teacher

9.4.

Approval of Job Description & Permission to Post: School Innovation Fellow / Project Manager for the Portrait of a Graduate Initiative

9.5.

Final Review & Approval of the SY2021-2022 Strategic Goals, Actions and Deliverables

9.6.

Innovation Plan Reauthorization Proposal Career Academy and Engagement Center

10.

CONVENTION/CONFERENCE REQUESTS

10.1.

Out of State & Overnight Travel Request:

Permission for three members of the Portrait of a Graduate grant implementation team to attend an overnight out of state site visit on Thursday, November 18 through Friday, November 19, 2021: 1) Latifah Phillips, Chief Equity and Engagement Officer; 2) Jill Rothschild, Associate Head of School at LHS; 3) Ralph Saint Louis, teacher at LHS. All costs associated with the travel will be covered by the Barr Foundation.

Documents:
  1. Travel Request.pdf
11.

ADJOURNMENT



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