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Lowell Public School Committee
Regular Meeting Agenda 


Date:         

June 1, 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

3.1.

Spotlight on Excellence: 2022 Civics Day Event

4.

MINUTES

4.1.

Approval Of The Minutes Of The FY23 Budget Session Of Monday, May 16, 2022

4.2.

Approval Of The Minutes Of The Regularly Scheduled School Committee Meeting Of Wednesday, May 18, 2022

5.

PERMISSION TO ENTER

5.1.

Permission To Enter: June 1, 2022

6.

MEMORIALS

6.1.

Moment of silence to honor the lives lost of the 19 children and 2 teachers who were the victims of the senseless, horrific shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas.

7.

MOTIONS

7.1.

[by Eileen DelRossi]:

 Request the Superintendent to work with school and City unions, PTO organizations and volunteer organizations to put together an “All Hands On Deck” cosmetic task force with the goal to update schools  identified  in need of painting, and/or cosmetic upgrades over summer break.

7.2.

[by Eileen DelRossi]:

Request the Superintendent to audit Special Education teacher caseload across the district.

7.3.

[by Jackie Doherty]:

Request the Superintendent provide a report on sex education programming per middle school, including type of instruction on topics such as contraception, human sexuality, consent, and pregnancy, as well as curriculum covered/time allotted at each grade and any use of outside programs, materials or guest speakers.

7.4.

[by Jackie Doherty]:

Request the Superintendent provide a report by June 10 that responds to the payroll and processing concerns identified in the Powers + Sullivan Audit in preparation for a joint meeting with finance subcommittees. The report should address: How much was mistakenly paid out; how much recouped; why people were paid in error, and what is being done to make sure it doesn’t happen again. 

8.

SUBCOMMITTEES

8.1.

School Improvement & Performance Management Subcommittee

Report and Approval of the Meeting of Thursday, May 12, 2022 [Dominik H. Lay, Chairperson] 

8.2.

Curriculum & Instruction Subcommittee Meeting:

Report and Approval of the Meeting of Monday, May 16, 2022 [Connie Martin, Chairperson] 

8.3.

Policy & Governance Subcommittee Meeting:

Report of the Meeting of Wednesday, June 1, 2022 [Jackie Doherty, Chairperson]

8.4.

Facilities & Transportation Subcommittee:

Report of the Meeting of Wednesday, June 1, 2022 [Jackie Doherty, Chairperson]

9.

REPORTS OF THE SUPERINTENDENT

9.1.

Lowell Public Schools Enrollment Process Review

9.2.

Report on Motions

9.2.1.

Response To Motion 05. CFO Of 04/06/22 By Eileen DelRossi regarding line item budget from Munis

9.2.2.

Response To Motions 06. & 08. CFO Of 04/06/22 & 05/04/22 By Eileen DelRossi regarding status on copy machines

9.2.3.

Response To Motion 09. CFO Of 05/18/22 By Eileen DelRossi regarding grant paid positions

9.3.

Personnel Report

10.

NEW BUSINESS

10.1.

Memorandum Of Agreement with Community Teamwork and YMCA regarding expansion of early learning

10.2.

Permission To Post: Coordinator Data Analysis

10.3.

Second Reading And Approval Of Final Version Of School Assignment Policy File: JCA

10.4.

Vote to Approve An Adjustment To The Date The Committee Shall Annually Evaluate The Superintendent from July 1 to No Later Than August 1

10.5.

Budget Transfer

10.6.

Vote to change the July and August School Committee Meetings to second week

10.7.

2022-2023 School Committee Meeting Dates

10.8.

Vote To Accept A Donation Of $5.000 From The Laura Bush Foundation

11.

PROFESSIONAL PERSONNEL

11.1.

The Members Of The United Teachers Of Lowell Hereby Donate thirty eight [38] Sick Leave Days To Donna Benites, Bartlett School Teacher

11.2.

The Members Of The United Teachers Of Lowell Hereby Donate twenty-one [21] Sick Leave Days To Kathleen Zaharakes, Reilly School Teacher

11.3.

The Members Of The United Teachers Of Lowell Hereby Donate two [2] Sick Leave Days To Gerson Colon, Lowell High School Teacher

12.

EXECUTIVE SESSION

12.1.

Items:

1.   Negotiations related to proposed lease for Central Office and issues related to expiration of              lease for Dr. Janice Adie Day School

2.  Unaffiliated Personnel:

     a. Consideration of Successor Contracts for Chief Financial Officer/Assistant Superintendent &           Chief Equity & Engagement Officer/Assistant Superintendent

     b.  Negotiations related Contract Benefit: To Donate Sick Days

3. LSAA-   consideration of Memoranda of Agreement 

13.

ADJOURNMENT



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