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Lowell Public School Committee
Regular Meeting Agenda




Date:        

November 6, 2019

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.

Approval Of The Of The Regularly Scheduled Lowell School Committee Meeting Of Wednesday, October 16, 2019

4.

PERMISSION TO ENTER

4.I.

Permission To Enter: November 6, 2019

5.

MEMORIALS

5.I.

Kenneth J. Anderson, former Billerica Wrestler and a three-time state champion.

6.

MOTIONS

6.I.

[by Gerard Nutter and Andy Descoteaux ]:

Request School Committee vote to direct ALL PEG funding be used to update TV Studio Equipment and NOT on Personal salaries.


6.II.

[by Gerard Nutter]:

Request Update from Administration on plans to alleviate additional transportation cost caused by the change in hours at the Collegiate Charter School of Lowell.  


6.III.

[by Gerard Nutter]:

Request Update from Administration on status of C.E.P. program (Community Eligibility Provision) specifically if Gov't funding will continue/possible cuts and   date when we have to reapply. 


6.IV.

[by Andy Descoteaux}:

Request the Superintendent provide the Committee with an update on the process of MSBA school repairs.


6.V.

[by Jackie Doherty}:

Request the Superintendent provide the committee with a plan to support the Citywide Family Council efforts to engage parents that includes regular access to school leadership, designated school contacts, assistance in promoting CFC events directly to families, school site councils, advisory councils, and parent-teacher organizations, as well as other suggestions to collaborate with CFC in support of family-school engagement.





7.

SUBCOMMITTEES

7.I.

Policy Subcommittee Meeting:

Report and Approval of the Meeting of Wednesday, October 16, 2019 [Gerard Nutter, Chairperson]


8.

REPORTS OF THE SUPERINTENDENT

8.I.

Renaissance Network – Update

8.IV.

Report on Motions

8.V.

Home Education

9.

NEW BUSINESS

9.I.

Appointment to Lowell Telecommunications Board

9.II.

1st Reading and Vote on Equity & Engagement Policy

9.III.

Permission to Post: A/V Sound Light, and Communications Specialist

10.

CONVENTION/CONFERENCE REQUESTS

10.I.

Out of State And Overnight Travel Request: Washington, D.C.

The 8th grade Wang School students, along with teacher/chaperones Kathy Clark, Matthew Palmer and Alison Kuzara to travel to Washington D.C. from Tuesday, May 26 through Friday, May 29, 2020. Fundraising activities will be held throughout the school year to defray the cost of the trip [$742/per student] for all participating students. No substitute teachers are needed.


10.II.

Out of State And Overnight Travel Request: Arlington, VA

Permission for Career Academy Engagement Center staff member Lauren Campion and Dorothy Louise, to attend the annual Promise Neighborhood/Full Service Community Schools Director’s Meeting. The conference to take place from Wednesday, November 13, 2018 through Friday, November 15, 2019 in Arlington, VA. The cost of the conference will not exceed $2,326.94 and will be funded by Full Service Community School grant (1674). No substitute teacher is needed.


10.III.

In State Overnight Travel Request: Framingham, MA

Head of School Marianne Busteed, request permission for Lowell High School Business Professional Advisor, Jill Taylor along with 15 students to attend the State Leadership Conference in Framingham, MA from Saturday, February 29, 2020 through Monday, March 2, 2020. Students will miss 1 day of school. The total cost of $460.00 will be paid by the LHS Individual School Budget.


10.IV.

Out of Country and Overnight Travel Request: LHS Germany and Austria

Head of School Marianne Busteed, requests permission for twenty four [24] students and four [4] chaperones all Lowell High staff to travel to Germany during school vacation of April 16-24, 2021. Students will miss one day of school on April 16, 2021. The cost of the substitutes in the amount of $330 will be paid by LHS individual school budget. Each student traveling will incur the total cost of $3,514.00.





11.

PROFESSIONAL PERSONNEL

11.I.

UTL-Sick Leave

The Members of the United Teachers of Lowell hereby donate sixty [60] sick leave days to Jennifer McDonald, Butler School teacher.


Documents:
  1. UTL Sick Leave.PDF
12.

ADJOURNMENT



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