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Lowell Public School Committee
Regular Meeting Agenda 


Date:         

September 15, 2021

Time:

6:30PM

Location:

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



1.

SALUTE TO FLAG



2.

ROLL CALL



3.

SPECIAL ORDER OF BUSINESS

3.1.

Appointment of Director of Special Education

4.

MINUTES

4.1.

Approval Of The Minutes Of The Special Meeting Of The Lowell School Committee Of Wednesday, August 25, 2021

4.2.

Approval Of The Minutes Of The Regularly Scheduled Lowell School Committee Meeting Of Wednesday, August 25, 2021

4.3.

Approval Of The Minutes Of The Special Meeting Of The Lowell School Committee Of Monday, August 30, 2021

4.4.

Approval Of The Minutes Of The Regularly Scheduled Lowell School Committee Meeting Of Wednesday, September 1, 2021

5.

PERMISSION TO ENTER

5.1.

Permission To Enter: September 15, 2021

Documents:
  1. PTE.pdf
6.

MEMORIALS

6.1.

Roger Dumont, brother-in-law of UTL Director of Operations, Mickie Dumont

7.

MOTIONS

7.1.

[by Jackie Doherty]:

Request the Superintendent provide a Transportation Report that updates the committee on services and issues facing the department compared to the 2019-2020 school year. The report should include current challenges re general, before/after school, and special education transportation as well as key factors affecting our ability to efficiently meet our students’ transportation needs.

7.2.

[by Jackie Doherty]:

Request the Superintendent provide the committee with a report on the Family Resource Center that compares current staffing levels with the 2019-2020 school year. The report should include an organizational chart that identifies titles and number of staff in each role along with lines of authority. How many are answering phones, responding to walk-ins, returning emails, and other aspects of customer service? What is the onboarding process for new staff and what ongoing professional development is being offered? In addition, the report should include how many lotteries are being held and when, and how that compares with two years ago, as well as an update on placement issues/challenges re the current school year.

8.

REPORTS OF THE SUPERINTENDENT

8.1.

Improvement of School Facilities Through the Federal Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund

8.2.

Home Education

9.

NEW BUSINESS

9.1.

Consideration of Increased Hourly Wages for Cafeteria Workers

9.2.

Memorandum of Agreement with UTL Related to Advisor Stipends

9.3.

Budget Transfer

9.4.

Appointment To The Lowell Telecommunication Board

10.

CONVENTION/CONFERENCE REQUESTS

10.1.

LHS- Trip to Denver, CO

Permission for Athletic Director David Lezenski to attend the National Athletic conference to be held on December 10, 2021 through December 15, 2021 in Denver, CO. There is no cost to LPS. Mr. Lezenski will cover all associated expenses.

Documents:
  1. PD Request.pdf
11.

COMMUNICATIONS

11.1.

Requested Breakdown of Budget Transfer Approved on September 1, 2021

11.3.

Communication from the Law Department

Documents:
  1. Law_013.pdf
12.

ADJOURNMENT



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