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Lowell Public School Committee
Regular Meeting Agenda 


Date:         

February 02, 2022

Time:

6:30PM

Location:

City Council Chamber, 375 Merrimack Street, 2nd Floor, Lowell, MA 01852

Members Of The Public May View The Meeting Via LTC And Those Wishing To Speak Regarding A Specific Agenda Item Shall Register To Speak In Advance Of The Meeting By Sending Email To The Superintendent Indicating The Agenda Item, A Phone Number And Email Address So We Can Provide A Zoom Link To Access The Meeting. Email Address Is Mpalazzo@Lowell.k12.Ma.us If No Access To Email You May Contact Us At 978-674-4324. All Requests Must Be Submit It Before 2:00 PM On The Day Of Meeting. 


1.

SALUTE TO FLAG



2.

ROLL CALL



3.

SPECIAL ORDER OF BUSINESS

4.

MINUTES

4.1.

Approval Of The Minutes Of The Special Meeting Of The Lowell School Committee Of Wednesday, January 19, 2022

4.2.

Approval Of The Minutes Of The Regularly Scheduled Lowell School Committee Meeting Of Wednesday, January 19, 2022

5.

PERMISSION TO ENTER

5.1.

Permission To Enter: February 2, 2022

5.2.

Approval Of Updated Language To The Previously Approved Contract Amendment For Chief Operating Officer James Hall

6.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

6.1.

Report on Motions

7.

MOTIONS

7.1.

[by Eileen DelRossi]:

Motion for the superintendent to provide a current report on the recently approved motion to hire 29 support staff as social workers, adjustment counselors, and guidance counselors.  Report to include job description, qualifications, salary, school assignment, and what their actual duties are in terms of working with students.

7.2.

[by Eileen DelRossi]:

Motion to request superintendent to provide a report on the current grading and discipline policies for all grades and all schools in Lowell.

7.3.

[by Eileen DelRossi]:

Motion to request an updated kindergarten through grade 8 health and physical education curriculum.

7.4.

[by Stacey Thompson]:

Request that the Superintendent prepare and present a monthly report as to incidents of bullying, harassment, discrimination and racism for the School Committee, that were to be held in the reporting system developed in 2020. To start with a synopsis of occurrences since this protocol was put in place in 2020 up unto the present and hereafter to be supplied monthly to the committee.

7.5.

[by Dominik Hok Lay]:

Ask the Superintendent for a report from the Athletic Department on “neck guards”, helmets and safety equipment for the hockey team as well as the safety equipment for other sports teams such as field hockey, basketball, soccer, lacrosse, baseball; softball, etc.

7.6.

[by Jackie Doherty]:

Request the Policy Subcommittee meet to review current grading and discipline policies and implementation.

 

8.

SUBCOMMITTEES

8.1.

Curriculum & Instruction: Report of the Meeting of Monday, January 24, 2021 [Connie Martin, Chairperson]

9.

REPORTS OF THE SUPERINTENDENT

9.1.

COVID-19 Update

9.3.

Response to motion 13. COO Of 12/01/21 by Andy Descoteaux regarding neighborhood schools and the potential acquisition of the St. Louis property.

Documents:
  1. Motion Response.pdf
9.4.

Response to motion 5. CAO Of 01/19/22 by Andy Descoteaux and Dominik Lay regarding Chromebook Availability

9.5.

Response to Motion 16. COO Of 01/19/22 by Eileen DelRossi Regarding Cafeteria Staffing Levels at the STEM Academy

9.6.

Response to motion 14. COO Of 01/19/22 By Connie Martin Regarding food Service Feedback System

10.

NEW BUSINESS

10.1.

Consideration of City of Lowell health officials’ recommended updates to COVID-19 testing protocols

10.2.

Request for Approval of Unaffiliated Pay Raises

10.3.

Budget Transfer

Documents:
  1. Budget Transfer.pdf
11.

COMMUNICATIONS

11.1.

Letter from McAuliffe Families

11.2.

Memo from Chief Schools Officer Requesting a Meeting of the School Improvement and Performance Management Subcommittee

12.

CONVENTION/CONFERENCE REQUESTS

12.1.

Out Of State And Overnight Travel Request: Nashville, TN

If COVID-19 restrictions and related district circumstances allow, the Superintendent plans to attend the 2022 American Association of School Administrators’ National Conference on Education to be held in Nashville, TN from Thursday, February 17, 2022 through Saturday, February 19, 2022. The cost of the conference and lodging, and airfare not to exceed $3,500.00 and will be paid by the District’s Professional Development funds. The cost of meals $50/day expense will not exceed $200.00.

13.

PROFESSIONAL PERSONNEL

13.1.

The Members of the United Teachers of Lowell Hereby Donate twenty-two [22] Sick Leave Days to Elizabeth Madden Wang School teacher.

14.

ADJOURNMENT



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