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Lowell Public School Committee
Regular Meeting Agenda 


Date:         

September 21, 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.

MINUTES

3.1.

Approval Of The Minutes Of The Regularly Scheduled School Committee Meeting Of Wednesday, September 7, 2022

4.

PERMISSION TO ENTER

4.1.

Permission To Enter : September 21, 2022

5.

MEMORIALS

5.1.

James Pierce, a retired Wang School Building Service Employee

6.

MOTIONS

6.1.

[by Jackie Doherty]:

Request the Family Resource Center return to previous hours of operation when they were open one evening a week until 6 p.m. or recommend new operation schedule for committee approval that enables hours beyond traditional work day/work week. Hours of operation must be accurately posted on the front door and the website, as well as include the schedule of when Bi-lingual Parent Liaisons are available to offer translation services/support to families in the respective languages.

6.2.

[by Jackie Doherty]:

Request the Superintendent provide a rezoning plan by December 2022 that supports neighborhood schools, enables efficient transportation services, and does not negatively impact balanced diversity at each school.

6.3.

[by Eileen DelRossi]:

Request Superintendent to provide a report on the progress of the newly structured administrative positions at the high school.

6.4.

[by Eileen DelRossi]:

Request Superintendent to provide a report on any unpaid invoices.

6.5.

[by Eileen DelRossi]:

Request Superintendent to specifically provide a status report on the progress of the ordering status of the compressor at the McAulliffe School.

6.6.

[by Eileen DelRossi]:

Request Superintendent to provide a report on student search policy at all grade levels.

6.7.

[by Stacey Thompson]:

Motion to consult the city/school legal departments regarding the legal contractual obligations and ramifications of selecting a different printer/printing provider, as there continue to be persistent printing issues that affect the ability of educators and staff to be properly prepared for class.

6.8.

[by Stacey Thompson]:

Motion to get information about students experiencing housing insecurity and the impact on graduation numbers over the past 3-5 years. With housing in a grave space, we need to look at the past to potentially consider additional supports to put in place.

6.9.

[by Stacey Thompson]:

Motion to get understanding of language assistance provided for those applying to roles within LPS.

6.10.

[by Stacey Thompson]:

Motion to have presented before the Committee an overview of life skills curriculum components, to include: basics of financial management, survival skills-which may have been considered home economics in the distant past, etc. These skills in addition to standard educational coursework are imperative preparation tools for life beyond high school.

7.

REPORTS OF THE SUPERINTENDENT

7.1.

Update on Full-Service Community Schools

7.2.
7.3.

Response To Motion 08. CAO Of 09/07/22 By Eileen DelRossi Regarding SEL Curriculum

7.4.

Response To Motion 03. CAO Of 05/04/22 By Stacey Thompson Regarding Financial Wellness Curriculum

7.5.

Transportation Report

8.

NEW BUSINESS

9.

CONVENTION/CONFERENCE REQUESTS

9.1.

Out of State & Overnight Travel Request: Assistant Superintendent Desmond - San Juan Puerto Rico

9.2.

Out of State & Overnight Travel Request: For LHS Athletic Director, Dave Lezenski - Nashville TN

9.3.

Out of State & Overnight Travel Request: Travel Request for Recruitment and Support of Recruitment

10.

COMMUNICATIONS

10.1.

Communication from the Office of the Superintendent Regarding Proactive Interagency Coordination to Support School Safety

10.2.

Correspondence with the Lowell Board of Health

11.

ADJOURNMENT



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