Facts versus someone’s distorted version of reality!

I’ll make the 2019/2020 School Committee race about Fiscal Responsibility! Does the public support a School Committee willing to hold a Superintendent and administration responsible or do they support members allowing funds to be misused, over spent and budget deficits resulting in owing the State Food Service account $2,000,000?

I am accountable for Only my actions not the actions of my fellow members.

The supporters of the former Superintendent have to explain their loyalty to one man over 14,000 students for the UTL Leadership (Not rank and file members) it’s about the $$$ not the Students!

School Committee Meetings..Read Minutes online to see how infrequent 4-3 Votes were as wrongfully alleged!

Jan 17 – 8. REPORTS OF THE SUPERINTENDENT – Ms. Doherty made a motion to accept the following Reports of the Superintendent 8.I. through 8.IX. as reports of progress; seconded by Ms. Martin. 6 yeas, 1 absent APPROVED

Feb – February 14, 2018 8. REPORTS OF THE SUPERINTENDENT – Mr. Nutter made a motion to accept the following Reports of the Superintendent 8.I. through 8.III. as reports of progress; seconded by Ms. Martin. 6 yeas, 1 absent APPROVED

March 21 – 11. NEW BUSINESS – 11.I. 2nd Reading and Vote on School Assignments Policy Mr. Hoey made a motion to approve the School Assignments Policy; seconded by Mr. Nutter. 7 yeas APPROVED

REPORTS OF THE SUPERINTENDENT – Ms. Doherty made a motion to accept the following Reports of the Superintendent 10.I, 10.IV, 10.V, 10.VI, 10.VII, 10.VIII,10,IX, 10.X and 10.XI as reports of progress; seconded by Mr. Descoteaux. 7 yeas APPROVED

April 4th – 9. REPORTS OF THE SUPERINTENDENT – Ms. Martin made a motion to accept the following Reports of the Superintendent 9.I, through 9.X as reports of progress; seconded by Mr. Hoey. 7 yeas APPROVED

NEW BUSINESS
10.I. Vote Of Inter-District School Choice
Mr. Descoteaux made a motion to recommend that the Lowell Public Schools participate in the InterDistrict School Choice Program for grades 9 – 12, for the 2018-2019 school year and to allot thirty (30) seats within grades 9 – 12; seconded by Mr. Hoey. 7 yeas APPROVED

May 14 Ms. Doherty made a motion to reconfigure the Cardinal O’Connell and to make it a Pre School Center and to send the 7th and 8th graders to the BRIDGE; second by Mr. Hoey. 7 yeas Approved

Mr. Nutter made a motion to approve the addition of 7th graders to the STEM Academy; seconded by Mr. Descoteaux. 7 yeas Approved

Mr. Hoey made a motion to move forward with the Pilot Program for the Reilly, Moody and Sullivan Schools; seconded by Mr. Descoteaux. 4 yeas, 3 nays Approved

Mr. Nutter made a motion to restore two (2) school clerks at Lowell High School (one (1) in the Main office and one (1) in the Student Support Services office) in the amount of $86,158; seconded by Ms. Doherty. 1 yea, 6 nays Failed

Mr. Hoey made a motion to accept the recommendation of the Superintendent and to approve
the bottom-line figure of $8,283,015; seconded by Mr. Nutter. 6 yeas, 1 nay Approved

BLOGGING !
What I posted March 2018

April 2018

In May of 2018

June 2018

2018 Budget Votes ..May 16 2018
Mr. Nutter made a motion to approve the Lowell Public Schools FY2019 final bottom-line figure at $165,522,325 to be submitted to the City Manager; seconded by Mr. Descoteaux. 7 yeas Approved

Voting on 2018/ 2019 Budget..Meeting Minutes

May 16 Budget Vote

City Council Approved Budget 2018…2019-45 Lowell Public Schools Single Line Appropriation $165,522,325

DESE Opinion on Superintendent submission of a budget without a vote

Author: Gerry Nutter's - Looking at Lowell

I'm BACK...! I've followed the finances and issues with the City of Lowell and the Lowell School Dept. for the past 8 years while blogging and contributing to Saturday Morning Live! After serving 1 term on the School Committee I am back with my view on the events, people and politics of Lowell.

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