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Lowell Public School Committee
Regular Meeting Agenda 


Date:         

May 18, 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.

MINUTES

3.1.

Approval Of The Minutes Of The Regularly Scheduled School Committee Meeting Of Wednesday, May 4, 2022

3.2.

Approval Of The Minutes Of The FY23 Budget Session Of Monday, May 9, 2022

4.

PERMISSION TO ENTER

4.1.

Permission To Enter: May 18, 2022

5.

MEMORIALS

5.1.

Nancy Crawford, retired Pyne Arts executive secretary

6.

MOTIONS

6.1.

[by Susie Chhoun]:

Request the superintendent to provide a list of cultural events and celebrations that were hosted for students and families at schools during the 2021-2022 school year, and plans for expanding these events to be inclusive of all diverse populations in each school next year.

6.2.

[by Dominik Hok Lay]:

Ask the Superintendent to provide  an overview on the implementation and enforcement of the Dress Code policy.

6.3.

[by Dominik Hok Lay/Students]:

Request the Mayor to ask the City Manager to ensure that the playgrounds throughout the city, including but not limited to the basketball courts, tennis counts, fields are safe for the kids /students to play on including the need to fix the crumbled floors and to apply new paint on the floors and basketball backboards. Additionally, remove of stones and debris from the playing areas. 

6.4.

[by Jackie Doherty]:

Request the Facilities Subcommittee meet ASAP in May to discuss: 

  1. Update on the STEM portables (timing)
  2. Plans to address ventilation and cooling for summer school. 
  3. Full list of furniture/locker priority needs and costs as well as plans to address them
  4. Top HVAC concerns that should be addressed before school starts in the fall.
6.5.

[by Eileen DelRossi]:

Request superintendent to report on the number of students that have been transported to hospital due to mental health issues.

6.6.

[by Eileen DelRossi]:

Request superintendent to collaborate with the school improvement and performance management subcommittee to create an anonymous survey for teachers and support staff to evaluate school building culture. 

6.7.

[by Eileen DelRossi]:

Request superintendent to report once a month on the status of the modular implementation timeline, and financial increase/decrease of this project for the Stem Academy.  

6.8.

[by Eileen DelRossi]:

Request the Superintendent to report the number of grant paid positions and programs throughout the district. 

7.

REPORTS OF THE SUPERINTENDENT

7.1.

Response To Motion 02. CSO Of 02/02/22 By Jackie Doherty relative to Interventions and Enhancements

7.2.

Response To Motion 05. CEEO Of 02/02/22 By Stacey Thompson Relating to the Bias Based Incident Reporting System

7.4.

Home Education

8.

NEW BUSINESS

8.1.
8.3.

Memorandum Of Agreement with UMASS Lowell regarding districtwide performance management

8.4.

Consideration of an adjustment to the date the Committee shall annually evaluate the Superintendent from “no later than June 1” to either “no later than August 1” or “no later than December 1.”

9.

COMMUNICATIONS

9.1.

Report on LHS MakerSpace

9.2.

Communication regarding Massachusetts Association Of School Superintendents' 2022 Executive Institute

10.

ADJOURNMENT



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