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Lowell Public School Committee
Regular Meeting Agenda 


Date:         

June 15, 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, June 1, 2022

3.2.

Approval Of The Minutes Of The Special Meeting of the Lowell School Committee Meeting Of Thursday, June 9, 2022

4.

PERMISSION TO ENTER

4.1.

Permission To Enter: June 15, 200

4.2.

Chief Financial Officer/ Assist Superintendent Billie Jo Turner, Contract Approval

4.3.

Chief Equity and Engagement Officer/Assist Superintendent Latifah Phillips, Contract Approval

5.

MEMORIALS

5.1.

Mas Dechhat, Murkland School student

5.2.

Kerri DeRosa, a Shaughnessy School paraprofessional.

5.3.

Edward Farley, Jr, brother of Thomas Farley STEM Academy teacher

5.4.

John Jeffers, brother of Sue Gannon Wang School cafeteria worker

6.

MOTIONS

6.1.

[by Jackie Doherty]:

Request the Superintendent provide a report by June 17 on the total number of windows by school that still need to be replaced or repaired, as well as those still needing screens and shades. The report should include information on the window improvements completed over the last year, an explanation as to why we still have window issues, and a timeline and plan for repair.

6.2.

[by Jackie Doherty]:

Request the Superintendent provide a report on the Vacancy Savings Line Item in the Budget: How much is in it and what are the positions that were not filled?

6.3.

[by Stacey Thompson]:

Motion to the Superintendent to have the culmination of Civics Day to include a day of meeting in the chambers with the School Committee to further the content of your projects, to gain community knowledge and support and to present your asks of the Committee and to include City Council if permissible by the Mayor.

7.

SUBCOMMITTEES

7.1.

Facilities & Transportation Subcommittee:

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

7.2.

Policy & Governance Subcommittee Meeting:

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

8.

REPORTS OF THE SUPERINTENDENT

8.1.
8.2.
8.3.

Response To Motion 03. CSO Of 05/04/22 By Jackie Doherty Regarding Programs to Support our Youngest Students with Behavior Issues

8.4.

Response To Motion 06. CSO Of 05/18/22 By Dominik Lay Regarding Dress Code policy

8.5.

Response To Motion 09. CFO Of 05/18/22 By Jackie Doherty relative to Payroll and Processing Concerns

8.6.

Response To Motion 02. CSO Of 03/16/22 By Stacey Thompson Regarding Enrichment Programs & Scholarship Opportunities

9.

NEW BUSINESS

9.1.

Budget Transfer

9.2.

Early College Promise Pilot-Memorandum of Understanding

9.3.

Student Opportunity Act Plan

9.4.

Approval of Job Descriptions and Permission to Post of New Positions Previously Approved in the FY23 Budget Adoption

10.

CONVENTION/CONFERENCE REQUESTS

10.1.

Lowell High School Out Of Country And Overnight Travel Request: Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand

11.

COMMUNICATIONS

11.1.

Communication from the Office of Teaching & Learning Regarding Fine Arts Wellness Curriculum Inquiry

12.

ADJOURNMENT



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