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Lowell Public School Committee
Regular Meeting Agenda




Date:        

December 4, 2019

Time:

6:30PM

Location:

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



1.

SALUTE TO FLAG



2.

ROLL CALL



3.

MINUTES

3.I.

Approval of The Minutes of the Regularly Scheduled Lowell School Committee Meeting of Wednesday, November 20, 2019

4.

PERMISSION TO ENTER

4.I.

Permission To Enter: December 4, 2019

4.II.

Approval of Salary Increases for FY19 and FY20 for Chief Academic Officer

Documents:
  1. Memo-Desmond.pdf
4.III.

Contract Approval For Confidential Secretary

5.

MOTIONS

5.I.

[by Gerard Nutter and Andy Descoteaux ]:

Request the Superintendent to provide report on any changes being made to applying for Medicaid reimbursements from what has happened in the prior years. 

5.II.

[by Dominik Hok Lay]:

Request the Superintendent provides data for compensation for Substitute Teachers and Tutors.  SC is to decide whether to change compensation amount in order to address issues with shortage of Substitute Teachers
5.III.

[by Andy Descoteaux}:

Request the School Committee formally recognize the people responsible for the amazing professional development that took place across the city on Election Day as a “Spotlight on Excellence” on the next School Committee agenda.


5.IV.

[by Andy Descoteaux}:


Request the School Committee formally recognize the Joseph G. Pyne Arts Musical Production of Into the Woods Junior under the Direction of Mr. Rose and Mr. Jones as a “Spotlight on Excellence” on the next School Committee agenda.




6.

SUBCOMMITTEES

6.I.

Finance Subcommittee:

Report and Approval of the Meeting of Wednesday, November 20, 2019 [Gerard Nutter, Chairperson]


7.

REPORTS OF THE SUPERINTENDENT

7.I.

Report on Motions

8.

NEW BUSINESS

8.I.

Approval of Job Description and Stipend for Recording Secretary for the School Committee

8.II.

Approval of Amended Job Descriptions and Salaries for Unaffiliated Positions:

  • Director of Facilities
  • HR Assistant
8.III.

Disposal of Surplus Equipment

9.

CONVENTION/CONFERENCE REQUESTS

9.I.

Out of State And Overnight Travel Request: Freedom, N.H.

Requests permission for Eric Kolifrath, Mike Neagle, and Joy Sorota and parent chaperone to travel to Freedom, N.H. from Thursday, April 30, 2019 through Friday, May 1, 2019 along with [54] fifty-four grade seven students.  The cost of the trip is $145 per student. The primary funding source is the Pyne Arts GEAR UP grant. There will be no cost to the Lowell School Department.  No substitute teacher is needed.


10.

PROFESSIONAL PERSONNEL

10.I.

UTL-Sick Leave

The Members of the United Teachers of Lowell hereby donate sixty [60] sick leave days to Julie Bannerman, Stoklosa School teacher.
11.

ADJOURNMENT



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