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Lowell Public School Committee
Regular Meeting Agenda




Date:        

March 17, 2021

Time:

6:30PM

Location:

Pursuant To Governor Baker's Emergency Order Modifying The State's Open Meeting Law Issued March 12, 2020, Meetings Will Be Held Using Remote Participation As Follows: Members Of The Public May Not Participate In-Person And May View The Meeting Via LTC.ORG (On-Line; Live Streaming Or Local Cable Channel 99) And Zoom.





Pursuant To Governor Baker's Emergency Order Modifying The State's Open Meeting Law Issued March 12, 2020, Meetings Will Be Held Using Remote Participation As Follows: Members Of The Public May Not Participate In-Person And May View The Meeting Via LTC.ORG (On-Line; Live Streaming Or Local Cable Channel 99) And Zoom.

1.

SALUTE TO FLAG



2.

ROLL CALL



3.

SPECIAL ORDER OF BUSINESS

3.1.

Communication Remote Participation:

Members of the public may view the meeting via LTC and 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 3:00 PM on The Day of Meeting.
4.

MINUTES

4.1.

Approval Of The Minutes Of The Special Meeting Of The Lowell School Committee Of Wednesday, March 3, 2021

4.2.

Approval Of The Minutes Of The Regularly Scheduled School Committee Meeting Of Wednesday, March 3. 2021

5.

PERMISSION TO ENTER

5.1.

Permission To Enter: March 17, 2021

6.

SUBCOMMITTEES

6.1.

Equity & Access Subcommittee: Report of the Meeting of Monday, March 10, 2021 [Jackie Doherty, Chairperson]

6.2.

Facilities Subcommittee: Report of the Meeting of Monday, March 11, 2021 [Jackie Doherty, Chairperson]

7.

MOTIONS

7.1.

[by Hilary Clark]:

Motion to adjust the school calendar to identify the second Monday in October as a celebration of Indigenous Peoples Day and abolish the use of Columbus Day.  In addition, Lowell Public Schools will establish an Indigenous Peoples Day Committee to develop and implement the commemoration of Indigenous Peoples Day, including instruction in the schools on the culture, history, and diversity of Indigenous peoples.  These steps will reaffirm the district’s commitment to equity, ensuring that all people are treated with respect, dignity, and cultural understanding; and seeks to combat prejudice and eliminate discrimination by promoting awareness, understanding, and accurate truths and history of Indigenous peoples across our District and beyond. 


8.

REPORTS OF THE SUPERINTENDENT

8.1.

COVID-19 Update

8.2.
8.3.

Home Education

9.

NEW BUSINESS

9.1.

Budget Transfer

9.2.

2021-2022 School Calendar

9.3.

2021-2022 School Reassignment Policy For Current Students

9.4.

2021-2022 School Assignment Policy For New Students & Transfers

10.

COMMUNICATIONS

10.1.

Request from United Teachers of Lowell to support a resolution to suspend MCAS

11.

PROFESSIONAL PERSONNEL

11.1.

The Members Of The United Teachers Of Lowell Hereby Donate Thirty Three [33] Sick Leave Days To Jacqueline Jarvis McAvinnue School Teacher.

11.2.

The Members Of The United Teachers Of Lowell Hereby Donate Forty Four [44] Sick Leave Days To Kimberly Bradley Pyne School Teacher.

11.3.

The Members of the SEIU hereby donate forty-three [43] sick leave days to Mary Lou Boucher, Central Office Secretary.

12.

ADJOURNMENT



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