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Lowell Public School Committee
Regular Meeting Agenda




Date:        

June 19, 2019

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.I.

Introduction of Newly Elected Superintendent of the Lowell Public Schools Dr. Joel Boyd

3.II.

Spotlight on Excellence: Lowell Public School Retirees

3.III.

Introduction of Lowell High School Senior Class Officers for the Class of 2020

3.IV.

Spotlight On Excellence: Regional Knowledge Bowl

4.

MINUTES

4.I.

Approval of the Minutes of the Meeting of the Lowell School Committee of Wednesday, May 15, 2019

4.II.

Approval of the Minutes of the FY20 Budget Session of Thursday, May 16, 2019

4.III.

Approval of the Minutes of the Special Meeting of the Lowell School Committee of Saturday, May 18, 2019

4.IV.

Approval of the Minutes of the Special Meeting of the Lowell School Committee of Thursday, June 6, 2019

4.V.

Approval of the Minutes of the Special Meeting of the Lowell School Committee of Wednesday, June 12, 2019

5.

PERMISSION TO ENTER

5.I.

Permission To Enter: June 19, 2019

6.

MEMORIALS

6.I.

Julia T. Nutter, mother of School Committee member Gerard Nutter

6.II.

Melissa M. (Menzies) Mercado, aunt of Billie Jo Turner, Assistant Superintendent for Finance and Operations

6.III.

Joseph “Joe” Geoffroy, husband of Mary Geoffroy, Lowell High School clerk and uncle of Gina Martel, Lowell High School Social Worker

6.IV.

Margo McAnespie, sister-in-law of Laurie McAnespie, Lowell High School clerk

6.V.

Donald Gagnon, retired Robinson School Principal


6.VI.

Laurelle Conte, sister-in-law of Pyne Arts School Principal Wendy Crocker-Roberge



6.VII.

Dr. Michael Robert Tramonte, retired school Psychologist

7.

MOTIONS

7.I.

[by Gerard Nutter]:

In the event no additional Chapter 70 money becomes available, for the July meeting new Supt. address plans to deal with the unprojected, unanticipated and unnecessary $250,000 shortfall caused by the City in Water / Sewage charges.
7.II.

[by Gerard Nutter]:

School Committee vote to delete existing "wish list" of priorities established for additional Chapter 70 funding and instead for the July meeting, request the new Supt. provide School Committee with proposals recommending how he see's  any additional Chapter 70 funding would be used.


7.III.

[by Gerard Nutter]:

Request Mayor ask City Manager to reconsider charging School Department $250,000 in Water / Sewage fee in light of the fact the City is Currently charging over $33,000,000 of their required Net School Spending amount of $49,626,890 for 'Related Services" and inquire why the City Manager's Office waited until after the passing of the 2019/2020 Fiscal Year Budget to inform the School Department and never provided any communication to the School Committee through the Mayor to inform them of these charges before the budget was approved.






7.IV.

[by Gerard Nutter]:

Request Mayor to ask Massachusetts Department of Public Health do a full air quality Audit at LHS in July and Request City Manager to have Lowell Health, Sanitation, Electric, Fire, Code and Building Inspectors fully inspect every school building in Lowell beginning at the end of the School Year and provide School Department / School Committee with copy of Inspection Reports by August 1st along with plan to address any issues before the start of the new school year.


8.

REPORTS OF THE SUPERINTENDENT

8.I.

Lowell Community Health Center and LPS School based health center: Trends and Opportunities in Adolescent Health

8.II.

Preschool Standards-based Report Card

8.IV.

Family Resource Center Hours of Operation

8.V.
8.VI.

Response to Gerard Nutter’s motions of May 15, 2019 regarding State Mandated Program Requirements

8.VII.

Disposal of Surplus Material

8.VIII.

Q3 YTD Budget Report

8.IX.

Enrollment Figures

8.X.

Report on Motions

8.XI.

List of Eligible teachers

Documents:
  1. 2019 June 5.pdf
8.XII.

Personnel Report

9.

NEW BUSINESS

9.II.

Permission to Post: Chief Equity and Engagement Officer

9.III.

Permission to Post: Chief Schools Officer

9.IV.

Permission to Post:: Chief Operating Officer

9.V.

School Assignment Policy Revisions

9.VII.

Expenditure Transfer

9.VIII.

2019-2020 Lowell High School Student Advisory Meeting Schedule

9.IX.

Vote to Accept Grant Award of STEMcredible kits to all grade 3 students in Lowell Public Schools from Thermo Fisher Scientific.

9.X.

Budget Transfer Year End

10.

CONVENTION/CONFERENCE REQUESTS

10.I.

Trip- Greenwich, CT

Permission for Melissa Newell, Coordinator of Language Arts & Literacy K-12, to attend Scholastic Reading Summit on July 18th in Greenwich, CT. The total cost for the workshop is free.  Title 1 will reimburse up to $600 to cover the total cost for the hotel, meals and mileage.


10.II.

Trip- Parma, Michigan

Permission for Melissa Newell, Coordinator of Language Arts & Literacy K-12, to attend nErD Camp in Parma, Michigan on July 8th and 9th. The total cost for the workshop is free.  Title 1 will reimburse up to $900 to cover the total cost for the air, hotel, meals and car accommodations.


10.III.

Trip - LHS Chicago, IL

Permission for Jill Taylor, NFTE Entrepreneurial Educator and Business Educator Wayne Taylor to attend the second annual NFTE Teacher Summit in Chicago, IL on July 12-18, 2019.  The event cost for the 5 day summit is being covered through funding from the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship; The total cost of $1,200  is covered by the Perkins Grant.  There is no cost to the Lowell School Department.


Documents:
  1. LHS Chicago, IL.pdf
11.

COMMUNICATIONS

11.I.

A thank you Card from the Family of John O’Brien for the Moment of Silence

Documents:
  1. Thank you card.pdf
12.

PROFESSIONAL PERSONNEL

12.I.

UTL-Keene

The Members of the United Teachers of Lowell Hereby Donate twenty five [25] Sick Leave Days to Maureen Keene, STEM Academy School Paraprofessional.


Documents:
  1. UTL.PDF
12.II.

UTL-Reyes

The Members of the United Teachers of Lowell hereby donate twelve [12] sick leave days to Kristin Reyes, Daley School teacher.
Documents:
  1. UTL.PDF
13.

EXECUTIVE SESSION

13.I.

UTL Collective Bargaining Proposals

14.

ADJOURNMENT



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