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Lowell Public School Committee
Regular Meeting Agenda




Date:        

July 17, 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 Chief Schools Officer Dr. Linus Guillory

Documents:
  1. Linus Guillory.pdf
3.II.

Introduction of Chief Equity and Engagement Officer Latifah Phillips

4.

MINUTES

4.I.

Approval of the Minutes of the regularly scheduled Lowell School Committee Meeting of Wednesday, June 19, 2019

4.II.

Approval of the Minutes of the Special Meeting of the Lowell School Committee of Tuesday, July 2, 2019

5.

PERMISSION TO ENTER

5.I.

Permission To Enter: July 17, 2019

5.II.

Contract Approval for Chief Schools Officer

5.III.

Contract Approval for Chief Equity and Engagement Officer

6.

MEMORIALS

6.I.

Mary Jane Creegan, Retired Lincoln School Principal

7.

MOTIONS

7.I.

[by Andy Descoteaux}:

Ask the Superintendent to look into having our Art teachers incorporate teaching cursive to all of our students as part of their Art classes.


7.II.

[by Gerard Nutter and Andy Descoteaux ]:


With DESE cancelling the use of Blizzard Bags after the 2019-2020 school year and beyond, request the Administration to look into what possible alternatives may be in the works so that we don't run into the same problems we did a couple of years ago.




7.III.

[by Gerard Nutter]:

Request Finance Subcommittee meet at 5:30 before Aug. 21st School Committee meeting to review closure of 2018/2019 School Year and review how School Committee will be receiving monthly budget updates.


8.

SUBCOMMITTEES

8.I.

Student Support Services:

Report and Approval of the Meeting of Tuesday, July 2, 2019 [Jackie Doherty, Chairperson]
9.

REPORTS OF THE SUPERINTENDENT

9.I.

Superintendent’s Entry and Transition

9.II.

Budget Update for FY18/19

9.III.

Budget Update for FY19/20

9.IV.

Report On Motions

9.V.

Enrollment Figures

9.VI.

Home Education

10.

NEW BUSINESS

10.I.

Election of Secretary

10.II.

Appointment to the CREST Board

Documents:
  1. CREST 2.pdf
11.

CONVENTION/CONFERENCE REQUESTS

11.I.

Trip - New York- LHS Cross Country Team

The LHS Boys and Girls Cross Country team of 28 student athletes, along with their coaches: Scott Ouellet, Mary Beth Finn, Nate Kraft, and Nick McArdle, to travel to the Manhattan College Cross Country Invitational in Yonkers, NY from Friday, October 11 through Saturday, October 12, 2019. The Athletic Department will cover the entry fees of $225. Travel expenses will be paid by the student athletes and coaches. The cost of $210 for substitute teachers will be paid by the LHS Individual School funds. 
12.

ADJOURNMENT



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