With another school year ending, I want to take the opportunity to thank everyone whose work continues to make the Quincy Public Schools among the best school systems in our entire Commonwealth. From the Superintendent and his leadership team to the School Committee, our classroom teachers and staff, administrators and volunteers: our children are enriched and energized because of such dedicated, supportive professionals and staff.
While our young people are out of school enjoying the summer, it gives us a great opportunity to continue our comprehensive program of major upgrades to school buildings citywide. Over the next several weeks new windows and doors will be installed at North Quincy High, Merrymount, Wollaston, Parker, and Lincoln Hancock – a project with nearly 70 percent reimbursement through the Massachusetts School Building Authority. At the same time, an architect is now designing a new Sterling Middle School, which is eligible for up to 80 percent reimbursement from the state. Solar panel commissioning, heating system upgrades, new roofs, flooring and other improvements will continue throughout the system until school reopens in September. The city remains committed to improving upon and preserving our schools for the future.
Most importantly, I would like to wish you and your family a safe and relaxing summer. Over the years, I’ve always been incredibly proud of the broad range of summer activities available to families and our young people, which I believe are rarely matched anywhere in our area. Please be sure to check out the programs offered through the Quincy Recreation Department (www.quincyrec.com) as well as the array of activities at the Thomas Crane Public Library (www.thomascranelibrary.org).
Best wishes for a wonderful summer! As always, please do not hesitate to contact me directly if I can be of assistance in any matter.
Thomas P. Koch, Mayor