4-7-2021 School Committee Meeting

4-7-2021 School Committee Meeting
Posted on 04/05/2021


Regular Meeting of the Quincy School Committee

Wednesday, April 7, 2021, 6:30 pm

Coddington Building


Per Governor Baker’s order suspending certain provisions of the Open Meeting Law, G.L. c. 30A sec. 20, the public will not be allowed to physically access this School Committee meeting.  Members of the Public can access the meeting live on QATV Channel 22 or at www.qatv.org.  The meeting will also be recorded for rebroadcast and posted on the QPS SchoolTube website on Friday, April 9, 2021.

  1. Approval of Minutes:  Regular Meeting Minutes for March 24, 2021; Executive Session Minutes for March 24, 2021

II.        Open ForumAn opportunity for community input regarding the Quincy Public Schools.  Community in this context is defined as a resident of the City of Quincy, a parent of a student who attends the Quincy Public Schools, or an employee of the Quincy Public Schools.  Non-community persons not permitted to speak at Open Forum may submit written statements to the School Committee.  After giving his or her name and address, each speaker may make a presentation of no more than four minutes to the School Committee.  An individual may not exchange their time or yield to others.        

 To participate in Open Forum, interested parties may submit written statements to: QSCOpenForum@quincypublicschools.com.

III. Superintendent’s Report

A. Chairman’s Report     Mayor Thomas Koch

B. QPS Enrollment Update

Transition to In-Person Learning, Grades K-12

QPS COVID-19 Metrics

QPS Pooled Testing Initiative

  • QPS Parent & Community Events
  • ELPAC Meeting, April 12
  • Fostering Healthy Relationships Virtual Parent Events, April 13 & 15
  • DESE Special Education Audit Parent Orientation & QPAC Meeting, April 14
  • QPS In-School SAT Administration, April 27
  • Museum of Science “Engineering Is Elementary” Grant
  • Professional Development:Strategies for Remote Mathematics Instruction, March 31

IV. Old Business:

            A. 2021-2022 School Committee Meeting Calendar           Mr. Bregoli

            B. 2021-2022 QPS School Year Calendar           Mr. Bregoli

            C. School Committee Policy Book Section 2                               Mr. Bregoli


These items are for discussion and are all eligible for vote at the May 5, 2021 School Committee Meeting.

V. New Business:

  1. QPS Summer Programming     Superintendent Mulvey, Ms. Perkins, Ms. Roy
  2. Discussion of Recognizing QPS Staff   Mrs. Perdios
  3. Review of Security Cameras/Equipment in Schools    Mrs. Perdios

    For referral to Facilities, Security & Transportation Subcommittee

  4. Comprehensive Teen Dating Violence Prevention   Mr. Gutro, Mrs. Lebo

Be it resolved that we support implementing DOVE’s comprehensive Youth Speak Teen dating violence prevention in both high schools and all five middle schools to address the issues of sexual harassment, assault or dating abuse.

 VI.      Additional Business:   

VII.     Communications

  1. Upcoming School Committee Meetings:  May 5, 2021; May 19, 2021; and June 9, 2021 (Regular Meetings, 6:30 pm, Coddington Building)
  2. Upcoming Subcommittee Meetings:  April 28, 2021:Quarterly Budget & Finance, 5:30 pm; Athletics & Wellness, 5:45 p.m.; Teaching & Learning, 6:30 pm

VIII.    Reports of Subcommittees: 

            A. Joint Equity, Diversity & Inclusion and Facilities, Security & Transportation:  Mr. Santoro to report on the March 29, 2021 meeting.

            B. Policy: Mr. Bregoli to report on the March 31, 2021 meeting

            C. Joint Teaching & Learning and Special Education:  Mrs. Hubley and Mrs. Lebo to report on the March 31, 2021 meeting.

IX.       Executive Session:    None                        

X.        Adjournment: