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Lowell Public School Committee
Regular Meeting Agenda




Date:
January 3, 2018
Time: 6:30PM
Location: City Council Chamber, 375 Merrimack Street, 2nd Floor, Lowell, MA 01852


1.

SALUTE TO FLAG



2.

ROLL CALL



3.

MINUTES

3.I.

Minutes

Approval of the Minutes of the regularly scheduled Lowell School Committee Meeting of Wednesday, December 20, 2017

4.

MOTIONS

4.I.

[by Gerard Nutter]:

Superintendent Supply School Committee at next meeting what the projected cost is for a level funded 2018/2019 School Budget

4.II.

[by Gerard Nutter]:

Request; Mayor to request the City Manager to break out the Transportation Cost and add as a separate Line Item under Schools, so Budget clearly reflects what the City pays for transportation and the amount of cash City is contributing to School Department

4.III.

[by Gerard Nutter]:

School Committee reschedule April 18 meeting (school vacation) to April 25th and approve the following dates for Budget presentation and approval

       April 25th – Budget Presented to School Committee – City Council Chambers

       April 30th – Budget Public Hearing – Stokloska School Auditorium (have Ch 22 broadcast live)

       May 9th -  Budget Public Hearing – City Council Chambers

       May 14th – Budget Public Hearing – Sullivan School Auditorium - (have Ch 22 broadcast live)

                   May 16th – Final Budget Approval – Regular SC Meeting -  City Council Chambers



5.

SUBCOMMITTEES

5.I.

Finance Subcommittee

Approval of the Minutes of the Meeting of Tuesday, December 19, 2017 [Robert Gignac, Chair]

6.

REPORTS OF THE SUPERINTENDENT

6.I.
7.

NEW BUSINESS

7.I.

Classroom Space Issues

Documents:
  1. Space Issues.pdf
7.II.

Supplemental Appropriation of Funds from the City

8.

CONVENTION/CONFERENCE REQUESTS

8.I.

LHS- Jill McNamara

Head of School Marianne Busteed, request permission for Lowell High School Business Professional Advisor, Jill McNamara along with 20 members of the Lowell Chapter of the Business Professionals of America to attend the State Leadership Conference in Framingham, MA from Saturday, March 3, 2018 through Monday, March 5, 2018. Students will be absent from school on Monday, March 5th. The only cost will be $200 for two substitute teachers for 1 day and will be paid by Lowell High School Individual School account.  The cost of the conference will be paid for through fundraising to defray the cost of $275 per student and $300 per Advisor.  

9.

PROFESSIONAL PERSONNEL

9.I.

UTL Donated Sick Days - Kearney

The Members of the United Teachers of Lowell hereby donate sixty [60] sick leave days to Sharon Kearney, Greenhalge School Teacher.


10.

COMMUNICATIONS

10.I.

Letter from Edward Kennedy

11.

EXECUTIVE SESSION

11.I.

Special Meeting

  • LSAA

-History and Current Status of litigation and charges of LSAA

-Collective Bargaining: consideration of proposals and Fact-finding update

  • Legal Update
  • Review of Executive Sessions Minutes
12.

ADJOURNMENT



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