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Lowell Public School Committee
Regular Meeting Agenda




Date:        

August 21, 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 New Principals

Introduction of newly appointed Principals Michael Domina, McAvinnue School, Jennifer Scarpati, Greenhalge School and Dr. Kimberly Henry, STEM Academy at the Rogers School.



4.

MINUTES

4.I.

Approval of the Minutes of the Special Meeting of the Lowell School Committee of Wednesday, July 17, 2019

4.II.

Approval of the Minutes of the regularly scheduled Lowell School Committee Meeting of Wednesday, July 17, 2019

4.III.

Approval of the Minutes of the Special Meeting of the Lowell School Committee Meeting of Wednesday, August 14, 2019.

5.

PERMISSION TO ENTER

5.I.

Permission To Enter: August 21, 2019

6.

MEMORIALS

6.I.

Oscar Rodriguez, Sr., father of Magaly Ronan, Greenhalge School Assistant Principal

6.II.

Joseph H. Dussault, grandfather of Pyne Arts Assistant Principal Lori Lang

7.

MOTIONS

7.I.

[by Jackie Doherty}:

Request the Superintendent provide the Committee with a report that highlights the LPS K-12 environmental sciences curriculum including any programs/grants offered through Project Learn or other outside entities, as well as school-based initiatives such as student recycling groups, etc.


7.II.

[by Gerard Nutter]:

Request policy subcommittee meet with the administration before the two October School committee meetings to review/revise policy on school committee visits, social media, fundraising.




7.III.

[by Gerard Nutter]:

Request Advisory from City Solicitor's office on process/procedures to allow any School Committee member to participate in Regular/Special School Committee meetings remotely via Telephone/Facetime or Skype. 


8.

REPORTS OF THE SUPERINTENDENT

8.I.

Lowell High School Building Committee Verbal Report

8.II.

Ensuring a flawless School Opening

8.III.

Site-based Budgeting Update

8.IV.

21st Century Grant Awards

8.VI.

Update on Alternative Structured Learning Days “Blizzard Bags”

8.VII.

Report on Motions

8.VIII.

Enrollment Figures

8.IX.

Home Education

9.

NEW BUSINESS

9.I.

Policy Change Recommendation – JLB Health and Wellness Policy

10.

CONVENTION/CONFERENCE REQUESTS

10.I.

Out of State Travel Request: Lowell High School – Twinsburg, Ohio– February 28, 2020 through March 1, 2020

11.

COMMUNICATIONS

11.I.

A thank you card from Retired Superintendent of Schools Jeannine Durkin

Documents:
  1. Thank you note.pdf
11.II.

Invitation to our Inaugural Back to School Event

Documents:
  1. Back2School.pdf
12.

ADJOURNMENT



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