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Lowell Public School Committee
Regular Meeting Agenda 


Date:         

September 7, 2022

Time:

6:30PM

Location:

City Council Chamber, 375 Merrimack Street, 2nd Floor, Lowell, MA 01852

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1.

SALUTE TO FLAG



2.

ROLL CALL



3.

SPECIAL ORDER OF BUSINESS

4.

MINUTES

4.1.

Approval Of The Minutes Of The Regularly Scheduled School Committee Meeting Of Wednesday, August 10, 2022

5.

PERMISSION TO ENTER

5.1.

Permission To Enter 1: September 7, 2022

5.2.

Permission To Enter 2: September 7, 2022

6.

MEMORIALS

6.1.

Joseph August Rodrigues, grandfather of Robert Gignac, former School Committee Member

6.2.

Robert Macdonald, retired Daley School Teacher

6.3.

Charles Norton, Retired Stoklosa School Building Service Employee

6.4.

Patricia Fitzpatrick, retired Lowell High School music teacher

6.5.

David Barbera, father of Keliann Woodlock, Morey Assistant Principal

7.

MOTIONS

7.1.

[by Eileen DelRossi]:

Request Superintendent to provide a status list of all major HVAC replacements and repairs.

7.2.

[by Eileen DelRossi]:

Request Superintendent to provide a report in regards to current social emotional curriculum in the district.  As well as to report on programs such as DESSA and Quaver and where the funding for these programs have been redirected if we no longer have these programs.

7.3.

[by Eileen DelRossi]:

Request the Superintendent to report on the new space that was created at the Stem Academy so that the family and community members are aware.

7.4.

[by Eileen DelRossi]:

Request the Superintendent to report on the internal hiring process across the district.  Please include any form of hiring rubrics that are used to score candidates.

7.5.

[by Jackie Doherty]:

Request the Superintendent provide the committee with an Enrollment Analysis for the Oct. 5 meeting that compares current enrollment data by school/grade/strands with enrollment data over the last five years (2017-2022). The analysis should also include expected enrollment trends going forward based on preschool numbers and other available data that would impact future enrollment numbers.

8.

SUBCOMMITTEES

8.1.

Joint Facilities & Transportation Subcommittee:

Report and approval of the minutes of the Meeting of Wednesday, August 10, 2022 [Jackie Doherty, Chairperson & John Leahy, Chairperson] 

9.

REPORTS OF THE SUPERINTENDENT

9.1.

School Opening Recap

10.

NEW BUSINESS

10.1.

Budget Transfer

Documents:
  1. Budget Transfer.pdf
10.2.

Consideration of MOA for paraprofessionals to continue terms of 2021/2022 MOA when paraprofessionals serve as substitute teachers

10.3.

Consideration of MOA related to evaluations for Cafeteria Employees, Building Services Employees, and Paraprofessionals

10.4.

Consideration of MOA related to Lowell High School Clubs and their Advisors

10.5.

Consideration of MOA with UTL related to Cooks' Pay

10.6.

Consideration Of MOA with UTL Related to Advisors

Documents:
  1. MOA Advisors .pdf
10.8.

Approval of a Doctoral Research Proposal: Kerien Driscoll

11.

CONVENTION/CONFERENCE REQUESTS

11.1.

Lowell High School In State And Overnight Travel Request: Baystate Showchoir Festival in Easton, MA

12.

COMMUNICATIONS

12.1.

Communication from the Office of Teaching & Learning regarding Fine Arts, Health Credits and Graduation Requirements

13.

ADJOURNMENT



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