In 2017 when running for office, besides the location of LHS my biggest concern centered on the fiscal state of the Lowell School dept.
It turned out that I was more correct than I ever wanted it to be. We owe the revolving Food service Account over $2,000,000, we had an unprecedented 2018/2019 budget shortfall due to receiving false information and the City’s Independent Auditors found in their review “We have concluded that School management intentionally withheld food service and general fund invoices during 2018 with the intent to charge the expenditures to the 2019 budget.”
We have straightened out the fiscal chaos despite current members and current school committee candidates blindly supporting the former administration and their policy. We’ve put processes in place so they won’t be repeated and hired a new Superintendent who will lead Lowell in a positive direction and bring the Lowell School System forward to be a model for any urban district in the State.
The work isn’t over, we just had a District Wide Review by the State that will highlight areas that need improvement, we have to update and revise policies on Student Activity Accounts and put more controls in place to protect and account for these funds. The entire policy manual needs to be updated and revised and the Lowell High School project will be getting underway.
I want to continue my service to the Lowell School Department and continue to monitor and question finances and spending. I want to continue to bring in ideas and motions to treat all students fairly and equitably. I want to ensure we support the vision and direction of the new Superintendent and his team to move the Lowell School System forward and I want to make sure that we end up with the best Lowell High School possible.
To do that I need your support, please consider attending my Campaign Kick-off on Monday, September 9th at Lenzi’s Restaurant 810 Merrimack Ave, Dracut, MA between 5:00 pm and 8:00 pm suggested donations are $25 – $50 – $100
If you cannot attend, please consider making a donation, putting up a lawn sign, volunteer to hold a sign on election day or just emailing your family and friends on my behalf.
Donations of any amount are greatly appreciated and checks can be made out to CTE Gerard Nutter for Lowell School Committee and sent to me at 9 Whitney Ave. Lowell MA. 01850
I look forward to seeing you on Monday Sept. 9th, I Thank you for your past and future support and respectfully ask you to consider me for one of your votes for the Lowell School Committee.