Alison Laraba may have felt like an unwelcomed guest at the party, but give her credit for trying to leave the committee in better shape for newcomers that it was for her.
In a motion on this week’s Agenda she ask:
[by Alison Laraba]: That the School Committee devise a method of subcommittee assignments that ensures a rotation of School Committee members every two years thus enabling new Committee members a “spot at the table”.
It will be interesting to see if any of the newly elected School Committee members, Kim Scott, Bob Gignac or Kristin Ross-Sitcawich attend and speak in support of the motion or if they will just let the current members deal with this. Do they want to be on relevent committee’s or will they want lesser roles in their 1st term?
Apparently Laraba is also indicating that the Lowell School Committee and School Dept. DOESN’T HAVE CONTROL over its Executive meeting minutes. She also has a motion that reads:
That the School Committee make the necessary arrangements to retrieve all Executive meeting minutes-both drafts and completed currently being held by the former Recording Secretary and place them under the control of the Superintendent’s Office.
It would be interesting to know Exactly what minutes they are and why they are not in the position of the School Dept. Seems this would be an easy way to lose or “misplace” these minutes which by law must be made public. How old are these minutes and what exactly do they contain?