Pillar 2: Students learn in a respectful and
joyful community that attends to the whole child.
The Lowell Public School System understands and responds to the needs
and interests of the whole child by providing respectful and joyful
learning experiences for all students, embracing students' diversity,
supporting their personal safety and social-emotional well being,
addressing their physical and nutritional needs and by nurturing their
talents and interests before, during, afterschool and throughout the
The rate of out-of-school suspensions for all students will decrease
from 6.2 in 2014-15 to 5.0 by 2021.