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Lowell Public School Committee
Regular Meeting Agenda 


Date:         

August 10, 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: Robinson School Performance

4.

MINUTES

4.1.

Approval Of The Minutes Of The Regularly Scheduled School Committee Meeting Of Wednesday, July 13, 2022

4.2.

Approval Of The Minutes Of The Special Meeting Of The Lowell School Committee Meeting Of Wednesday, July 13, 2022

4.3.

Approval Of The Minutes Of The Special Meeting Of The Lowell School Committee Meeting Of Wednesday, August 3, 2022

5.

PERMISSION TO ENTER

5.1.

Permission To Enter: August 10, 2022

6.

MEMORIALS

6.1.

Susan Nutall, Moody School paraprofessional

7.

MOTIONS

7.1.

[by Mayor Sokhary Chau]:

Request the School Committee Temporarily Waive the Ad Hoc Subcommittee Requirements Under Policy FF and Authorize the Superintendent to Begin the Process of Naming The Basketball Court at Lowell High School After Ramon Rivera.

7.2.

[by Stacey Thompson]:

Request to the Superintendent regarding prior, ongoing or the establishment of anti-racism training at the administration and principal level to continue to support the work of equity in the district. This is to be a complement to any bias, racism or discrimination work being carried out/implemented in the district. This training to then be made accessible for professionals throughout the district.

7.3.

[by Dominik Hok Lay and Eileen DelRossi]:

To request the Superintendent to request the City CFO to provide a report with the following, each year for the last 5 (five) years:

 "Charge back" that the City charged against the Schools Contribution in the School budget.  And also the actually amount that the City spent.

    i.    List all the "Charge back" category that the City has charged against the School contribution.

    ii.     Itemize descriptions for each charge back for each category. 

    iii.    Charge back amount for each item and total for each category.

    iv.    What are the actual amount that the City spent for each item.

    v.    What accountability and measures taken to ensure accuracy.

7.4.

[by Dominik Lay and Stacey Thompson]:

Request Superintendent to provide the following report, listed by school, to the School Committee twice yearly: in first meeting of March and November. In an effort to keep track of the diversity hiring gains, as they pertain to racial/ethnic and cultural diversity.

1.       The total of teachers per race/ethnicity-by school

2.       The total of paraprofessionals per race/ethnicity

3.       A chart/configuration of percentage change

In addition, a once or twice yearly presentation by the district HR department on strategies, successes and misses.

8.

SUBCOMMITTEES

8.1.

Family and Community Engagement Subcommittee Meeting:

Approval of the Minutes of the Meeting of Monday, July 11, 2022 [Eileen DelRossi, Chairperson] 

8.2.

Human Resources & Labor Relations Subcommittee Meeting:

Report and Approval of the Minutes of the Meeting of Wednesday, July 20, 2022 [Connie Martin, Chairperson]

8.3.

Joint Curriculum & Policy Subcommittee Meeting:

Report and Approval of the Meeting of Wednesday, July 27, 2022 [Connie Martin, Chairperson and Jackie Doherty, Chairperson]

9.

REPORTS OF THE SUPERINTENDENT

9.1.
9.2.

Update on Capital Improvements

9.3.

Response To Motion 01. CFO Of 04/06/22 By Eileen DelRossi Regarding Line Item Budget From Munis

9.4.

Response To Motion 05. CFO Of 05/04/22 By Eileen DelRossi Regarding Additional Funding for SEL

9.5.

Response To Motion 06. CFO Of 05/04/22 By Stacey Thompson regarding Diversifying Contractors & Partnerships

9.6.

Response To Motion 07. CFO Of 06/15/22 By Jackie Doherty Regarding Vacancy Savings

9.7.

Personnel Report

10.

NEW BUSINESS

10.1.

Consideration of Update To Graduation Requirements Policy; File # IKF

10.3.

Approval Of Job Description & Permission To Post: Director Of Parent/Family Leadership Institute

10.4.

Vote to Accept and Expend Allocated FY22 Awards

10.5.

Budget Transfer

Documents:
  1. Budget Transfer.pdf
10.6.

Approval of a Doctoral Research Proposal for Janet Koza

10.7.

Approval of a Doctoral Research Proposal for Jason McCrevan

11.

COMMUNICATIONS

11.1.

Memo from the Office of Finance and Operations Requesting a meeting of the Personnel & Labor Relations Subcommittee

12.

ADJOURNMENT



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