3.23.2022 School Committee Meeting

3.23.2022 School Committee Meeting
Posted on 03/21/2022

AGENDA

Regular Meeting of the Quincy School Committee

Wednesday, March 23, 2022, 6:30 pm

Coddington Building, School Committee Room

   I.                 Approval of Minutes:  Regular Meeting and Executive Session Minutes for                March 9, 2022

  II.               Open Forum:  An 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.  

 

Interested parties may also submit written statements to: QSCOpenForum@quincypublicschools.com.

 

  III.            Superintendent’s Report

A.   QPS Enrollment & COVID-19 Metrics

B.     John & Abigail Adams Scholarship Awards

C.    Women in the Trades Summit, April 8

D.   QPS Family Engagement:

·       Parent Academy on Vaping: Helping Teenagers Make Healthy Decisions, April 5

·       English Learner Parent Advisory Council (ELPAC), April 26

 

 

 

  IV.            Old Business:  

A.   School Committee Meeting Calendar for 2022-2023  (VOTE)                 Mr. Bregoli

 

V.         New Business:

 

A.   Outstanding CVTE Student of the Year                                              Mr. Keith Segalla

B.     High School Career Liaisons Update                               Mr. Cunningham, Mr. Ragusa

C.    MSBA Statements of Interest Submission:  Accelerated                           Mayor Koch

Repair Projects (VOTE)

·     Point Webster Middle School (Windows)

·     Parker Elementary School (Boiler & Roof)

·     Broad Meadows Middle School (Roof)

·     Wollaston Elementary School (Roof)

·     Montclair Elementary School (Roof)

D.   School Choice Participation (Discussion & Vote)                  Superintendent Mulvey

Superintendent Mulvey recommends that the Quincy School

Committee withdraw from enrolling non-resident students in

the Quincy Public Schools for the 2022-2023 academic year for

the following reasons:

·     Continued concerns about class size at the elementary,

middle, and high schools based on current and projected

enrollments.

·     The Policy of the Quincy School Committee to adhere to

class size guidelines.

E.     School Committee Policies 10.5 Student Attendance;                              Mr. Bregoli

10.5.1 Compulsory Attendance Ages; 10.5.4 Admission,

Residency, and Parental Responsibility; 10.6 Middle &

High School Attendance and Tardiness

For referral to the Policy Subcommittee for updating to reflect

new DESE guidance.

F.     Gift:  Margaret Doyle Trust to QPS Robotics Program       Superintendent Mulvey

G.    Approval Out of State Travel (One Day) (VOTE):            Superintendent Mulvey

·       Atlantic Middle School Grade 8 to Canobie Lake Park in Salem, New Hampshire on June 16, 2022.

·       South~West Middle School Grade 6 to Canobie Lake Park in Salem, New Hampshire on June 17, 2022

                                                                                                         

 VI.      Additional Business:   

VII.         VII. Communications: 

A.   Upcoming School Committee Meetings (Coddington Building, 6:30 pm):

Regular Meetings: April 13, 2022; May 4 & 18, 2022; June 15, 2022

B.     Upcoming Subcommittee Meetings (Coddington Building, 6:00 pm): 

·       Special Education: March 30, 2022

·       Joint Athletics & Wellness and Policy:  April 4, 2022 (tentative)

 

VIII.    Reports of Subcommittees:  Teaching & Learning:  Mrs. Lebo to report on the March 21, 2022 meeting.

 

IX.       Executive Session:    None


X.        Adjournment:

SUBCOMMITTEES of the QUINCY SCHOOL COMMITTEE

 

ATHLETICS & WELLNESS                                                                               Cahill/Gutro/Lebo

(1) Health Curriculum (including Substance Use Education & Prevention and Teen Dating Violence Prevention  Reviewed/retained at the September 1, 2021 Special Organizational Meeting.  Monitoring of system-wide initiatives.

(2) Wellness Programs  Referred by Mrs. Hubley at the September 6, 2017 Special Organizational Meeting.  Monitoring of the school-based and system-wide initiatives related to student and staff wellness.

(3)  Helmets for Girls Lacrosse  Referred by Mr. Bregoli at the September 25, 2019 School Committee meeting for further research and discussion of the rationale and concussion data.

(4)  MIAA & Patriot League COVID-19 Updates  Referred by Mr. Gutro at the September 9, 2020 Special Organizational Meeting.

(5)  Staff & Student Social-Emotional Health/Remote Learning During COVID-19  Referred by Mr. Gutro at the September 9, 2020 Special Organizational Meeting.

(6) Bullying/Cyberbullying  Referred by Mr. Gutro at the September 1, 2021 Organizational Meeting for review of data around incidents, resolution, and in-school vs. online.

(7)  Middle School Athletics  Referred by Mr. Bregoli at the September 22, 2021 School Committee meeting for review of program and discussion of expansion.

(8)  Home COVID-19 Testing  Referred by Mrs. Cahill at the February 9, 2022 School Committee meeting to monitor the program implementation.

BUDGET & FINANCE                               Koch/Bregoli/Cahill/Hubley/Gutro/Lebo/Santoro
  1. COVID-19 Budget & Revenue EffectsReferred by Mr. Andronico at the September 9, 2020 Special Organizational Meeting.
  2. Principal & Administrator Salary SurveyReferred by Mr. Gutro at the January 19, 2022 School Committee meeting to be completed to inform the FY2023 Budget development.

EQUITY, DIVERSITY & INCLUSION                                                                     Santoro/Gutro/Lebo

Items 1-11 referred by Mr. Andronico at the July 29, 2020 School Committee Meeting

  1. EDI Professional Development
  2. Reporting of Microaggressions, Harassment, and Discrimination
  3. Recruiting, Hiring, and Retaining a QPS Workforce reflective of Student Population
  4. Incorporating EDI into Curriculum 
  5. Incorporating EDI into Leadership Structure
  6. Student Climate Survey (Student VOCAL Survey)
  7. Teacher and Administrator Climate Surveys
  8. Translation Services
  9. QPS Community Listening Sessions
  10. Restorative Practices
  11. Reviewing Policies and Practices for Bias
  12. Cultural Relevance in the Curriculum Referred by Mr. Andronico at the September 9, 2020 Special Organizational Meeting
  13. Grade 5 Students at Point Webster and South~West Middle SchoolsReferred by Mrs. Perdios at the March 10, 2021 School Committee meeting.(Also in Facilities.)
  14. Chinese Language Immersion ProgramReferred by Mr. Santoro at the June 9, 2021 School Committee meeting.(Also referred to Teaching & Learning)

FACILITIES, SECURITY, and TRANSPORTATION                                      Gutro/Hubley/Santoro

(1) Water Testing Results & Repair  Referred by Mrs. Hubley at the December 7, 2016 School Committee meeting to monitor the schedule for fixture repair or replacement.

(2) QPS Vehicle Storage Facility Relocation  Referred by Mr. Gutro at the September 10, 2018 Special Organizational Meeting and confirmed by Mayor Koch at the September 1, 2021 Special Organizational Meeting as a long-term goal.

(3)  Building Security Update  Referred by Mrs. Lebo at the October 16, 2019 School Committee meeting for update on building needs, door alarm status, and other security concerns.  At the April 7, 2021, a review of the security cameras and associated equipment at all school buildings was referred by Mrs. Perdios.

(4)  Grade 5 Students at Point Webster and South~West Middle Schools  Referred by Mr. Santoro at the February 12, 2020 School Committee meeting.  (Also in Equity, Diversity & Inclusion.)

(5)  Dr. Richard DeCristofaro Special Education Learning Center  Referred by Mr. Santoro at the September 9, 2020 Special Organizational Meeting for monitoring the design and construction.  (Also referred to Special Education Subcommittee.)

(6)  Bus Driver Recruitment  Referred by Mr. Santoro at the September 9, 2020 Special Organizational Meeting.

(7)  Review of Atlantic, Broad Meadows, Point Webster Facilities and Grounds  Referred by Mrs. Perdios at the September 1, 2021 Special Organizational Meeting to look at the older middle school facilities for potential capital improvements.

(8)  Impact of Residential Developments on QPS Enrollment  Referred by Mr. Gutro at the September 1, 2021 Special Organizational Meeting to review enrollment data for recently permitted and occupied developments.

(9)  Wheelchair Accessibility at Atlantic Middle School  Referred by Mr. Gutro at the September 8, 2021 School Committee Meeting based on student letters from Spring 2021 Grade 8 civics project.

(10) QPS Website/School Page Updates  Referred by Mr. Gutro at the September 22, 2021 School Committee meeting for monitoring of posting of school-wide communications.

(11) Traffic Management At All School Sites  Referred by Mr. Santoro and Mrs. Hubley at the March 9, 2022 School Committee meeting for review.

POLICY                                                                                                              Bregoli/Gutro/Hubley 

(1)  School Committee Policy Book  Referred at the January 13, 2016 School Committee meeting for review and updating as needed.

(2) School Committee Policy Section 5.2.3 Emergency Closings  Referred by Mrs. Hubley at the June 9, 2021 School Committee meeting.

(3)  School Committee Policy Book Sections 9.11 Grading Systems; 9.11.2 Class Rankings; 9.11.3 Honor Rolls; 9.11.4 Promotion & Retention of Students; 9.11.5 Graduation Requirements  Referred by Mrs. Lebo at the June 9, 2021 School Committee meeting and reviewed at September 1, 2021 Special Organizational Meeting to pertain to both middle and high school.                                     

(4) School Committee Policy Book Section 1.2.1 Community Involvement in Decision Making  Referred by Mr. Gutro at the June 9, 2021 School Committee meeting.

(5)  School Committee Policy Book Section 5.5.1 through 5.5.6 Transportation Service Management  Referred by Mrs. Hubley at the June 9, 2021 School Committee meeting.

(7)  School Committee Policy 10.5.5 Assignment of Students to Schools  Referred by Mr. Gutro at the September 8, 2021 School Committee Meeting to review Policy and survey parents on Open Enrollment.

(8)  High School Community Service Learning  Referred by Mayor Koch at the October 13, 2021 School Committee meeting.  This could be added to Policy 9.11.5 Graduation Requirements or codified as a separate Section 9 Policy.

(9)  School Committee Policy 10.5.3 Career & Technical Education Programs Admission Policy  Referred by Mr. Bregoli at the November 10, 2021 School Committee meeting for review and updating for recent regulation changes.

(10) School Committee Meeting Calendar 2022-2023  Referred by Mr. Bregoli at the November 10, 2021 School Committee Meeting for review and approval.

(11) QPS School Year Calendar for 2022-2023  Referred by Mr. Bregoli at the November 10, 2021 School Committee Meeting for review and approval.

(12) Creation of Health Screenings Policy  Referred by Mrs. Perdios at the December 8, 2021 School Committee Meeting.

(13) School Committee Policy 2.4.5 Agenda Format  Referred by Mrs. Hubley at the December 8, 2021 School Committee Meeting for revision to include Student Representatives and review of Open Forum section wording.

(14) School Committee Policies 1.8 Harassment and 1.8.1 Sexual Harassment  Referred by Mr. Bregoli at the January 19, 2022 meeting for review and revision to incorporate updated Title IX language.

(15) Election Day School Building Impacts  Referred by Mr. Gutro at the January 19, 2022 School Committee meeting for discussion with the City Clerk prior to finalizing the 2022-2023 School Year Calendar.

(16) Creation of Cell Phone Policy  Referred by Mayor Koch at the February 9, 2022 School Committee Meeting.

RULES, POST AUDIT & OVERSIGHT                                                   Cahill/Bregoli/Hubley       
SPECIAL EDUCATION                                                                            Hubley /Bregoli/Cahill

(1) High School Inclusion Classes  Updated at the September 4, 2019 Special Organizational Meeting by Mr. Andronico for a requested update of the status for the 2019-2020 school year.

(2) Review of DESE’s Special Education Significant Proportionality Data  Referred by Mr. Andronico at the September 4, 2019 Special Organizational Meeting for review and discussion.

(3) Special Education Learning Center  Referred by Mr. Andronico at the October 16, 2019 School Committee meeting to collaborate on the planning and development of a new educational facility.  (Also referred to Facilities.)

TEACHING AND LEARNING                                                                               Lebo/Cahill/Santoro

 (1)  High School Mid-Term Examinations  Referred by Mr. Bregoli at the June 14, 2017 School Committee meeting for review and discussion.  Retained at the September 4, 2019 Special Organizational meeting.

 (2)  Graduation Follow Up Survey  Referred by Mrs. Lebo at the September 10, 2018 Special School Committee meeting.

(3) Chronic Absenteeism  Referred by Mrs. Lebo at the May 15, 2019 School Committee meeting for further discussion, including tardiness and dismissals.

(4) Advanced Program for Elementary Students  Referred by Mrs. Lebo at the September 9, 2020 Special Organizational Meeting.  Reviewed at the September 1, 2021 Special Organizational Meeting and extended to review the Reach program and potentially expand beyond Grade 5.

(5)  Progress Assessments  Referred by Mrs. Lebo at the September 9, 2020 Special Organizational Meeting to look at capturing data about academic loss at all grade levels.

(6) Expanding Virtual Learning Opportunities  Referred by Mr. Santoro at the March 24, 2021 School Committee meeting.

(7) Teen Dating Violence Prevention  Referred by Mr. Gutro at the April 7, 2021 School Committee Meeting to explore the implementation of the DOVE Youth Speak program.  (Also referred to Athletics & Wellness and Equity, Diversity & Inclusion)

(8) Information Request for International Baccalaureate Program  Referred by Mrs. Hubley at the June 9, 2021 School Committee meeting.

(9) Chinese Language Immersion Program  Referred by Mr. Santoro at the June 9, 2021 School Committee meeting.  (Also referred to Equity, Diversity & Inclusion)

(10) Adding American Sign Language to the World Languages Curriculum  Referred by Mrs. Perdios at the September 1, 2021 Special Organizational Meeting.

(11) Early College High School Program  Referred by Mrs. Perdios at the September 1, 2021 Special Organizational Meeting.

(12) Before School Childcare Referred by Mrs. Hubley at the September 1, 2021 Special Organizational Meeting.

(13) Digital Literacy Program Update  Referred by Mr. Gutro at the September 1, 2021 Special Organizational Meeting.

(14) Superintendent’s Goals for 2021-2022  Referred by Mrs. Lebo at the October 13, 2021 School Committee Meeting.

(15) High School Grading Review & Analysis  Referred by Mr. Gutro at the January 19, 2022 School Committee meeting.

                                               

Quincy, MASSACHUSETTS – March 23, 2022

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Regular Meeting of the Quincy School Committee

A meeting of the Quincy School Committee was held on Wednesday, March 23, 2022 at 6:30 p.m. at the Coddington Building.  Superintendent Kevin Mulvey called the roll and present were Mayor Thomas P. Koch, School Committee Chair, Mr. Paul Bregoli, Mrs. Tina Cahill, Mr. Doug Gutro, Mrs. Kathryn Hubley, Mrs. Emily Lebo, and Mr. Frank Santoro, Vice Chair.

Also present were:  Superintendent Kevin Mulvey, Assistant Superintendent Erin Perkins, Ms. Allison Cox, Mr. Brendan Cunningham, Mr. Michael Draicchio, Ms. Julie Graham, Ms. Rebecca McInnis, Mr. James Mullaney, Ms. Julie Norton, Mr. Richard Ragusa, Ms. Maura Papile, Ms. Madeline Roy, Mr. Keith Segalla, and Ms. Laura Owens, Clerk.

School Committee observed a moment of silence for the people of the Ukraine and the men and women of our armed forces at home and overseas.

Mr. Santoro read the following statement into the record:  Pursuant to the Open Meeting Law, any person may make an audio or video recording of this public meeting or may transmit the meeting through any medium.  Attendees are therefore advised that such recordings or transmissions are being made whether perceived or unperceived by those present and are deemed acknowledged and permissible.

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Regular Meeting

 

Vice-Chair Presiding

Mayor Koch made a motion to approve the minutes of the Regular Meeting and Executive Session for March 9, 2022.  Mrs. Hubley seconded the motion and on a voice vote, the ayes have it.

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Approval of Minutes

Ms. Owens read two letters submitted for Open Forum:  Mrs. Allison Rosenthal requested that School Committee allocate funding for additional cameras and walkie talkies for North Quincy High School.  The Citywide Parent Council EDI Subcommittee submitted a letter urging consideration of adding Lunar New Year and Election Day as holidays on the 2022-2023 Quincy Public Schools School Year Calendar. 

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Open Forum

Superintendent Mulvey reviewed that Quincy Public Schools enrollment is 9,880 for Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 12, an increase of 28 students since the March 9 School Committee Meeting.  For the 2022-2023 school year, 450+ Kindergarten students are pre-registered.

For COVID-19 statistics, there were 55 student and 22 staff cases in the two weeks ending March 22, an increase from the previous two weeks.  2,464 staff and students are participating in pooled testing, 21.6% of the district with a 0.49% positivity rate.  2,163 staff and students are signed up to receive home testing kits.  No significant change in vaccination rates for schools at this time.

Mrs. Lebo asked about KN95 masks for students, Superintendent Mulvey said that since the Department of Elementary & Secondary Education (DESE) does not recommend this type of mask for students, they are not providing as a resource.

Superintendent Mulvey announced that an additional 50 North Quincy and Quincy High School seniors were recently awarded the John & Abigail Adams Scholarship based on their performance of the November MCAS administration.

On April 6, students in the skilled trades CVTE programs will participate in Women in the Trades Summit, where they will meet tradespeople in their fields and learn about opportunities for careers in the construction industry.

Superintendent Mulvey concluded his report by reviewing upcoming QPS Family Engagement events including a Parent Academy on Vaping: Helping Teenagers Make Health Decisions on April 5 at 6:00 pm via Zoom Webinar and the English Learner Parent Advisory Council (ELPAC) meeting on April 26, 2022 at 6:00 pm on Zoom.

Mr. Gutro asked for attendance data for the Parent Academy webinars to be shared with School Committee at the end of the school year.

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Superintendent’s

Report

 

Mrs. Cahill made a motion to approve the 2022-2023 School Committee meeting calendar, seconded by Mrs. Hubley.  On a roll call vote, the ayes have it, 7-0.

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Old Business

 

2022-23 School

Committee Meeting

Calendar VOTE

 

Executive Director of Career Vocational & Technical Education Keith Segalla presented Outstanding CVTE student of the year Antenella Ibrahim and finalists Nandan Nair and Maurice Capitulo-Ampane.  The students were interviewed by a panel of Quincy School~Community Partnership members representing the business community.  Each student reviewed their academic experiences throughout their Quincy Public Schools career and their future plans.

School Committee had the opportunity to congratulate the students and ask questions about their projects and future plans.

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New Business

 

Outstanding CVTE

Student of the Year

 

Mr. Segalla introduced the High School Career Support Liaisons, Mr. Brendan Cunningham from Quincy High School and Mr. Richard Ragusa from North Quincy High School.  Mr. Segalla thanked Mayor Koch for funding these positions which are new for the 2021-2022 school year and support students who will enter the workforce (including vocational trades and encouraging non-traditional program pathways) or military after graduation.  The Career Support Liaisons collaborate with the school administrators, educators, student support, and local labor unions, community partners, and the military.   The focus on strengthening partnerships with local labor unions, local businesses, and contractors has led to increasing apprenticeship, co-op, and employment opportunities. Representatives from all branches of the armed services including the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard, and National Guard have visited at each high school.  The Women in the Trades Summit event will be held on April 8 and focus on assisting female students in the skilled building trades to opportunities for career paths.

Mr. Gutro thanked the presenters, this is timely due to the federal infrastructure package that will be rolled out to states in the next few years.  Mr. Gutro asked about collaboration with AFJROTC Sgt. DeLorenzo, Mr. Ragusa said that he has been able to take on coordinating the military visits, freeing up Sgt. DeLorenzo from that administrative task.

Mrs. Cahill said that School Committee is also connected to the community and businesses and offered to assist.  Mr. Ragusa said the Chamber of Commerce has been a good partner already.

Mrs. Hubley complimented the internship opportunities and asked about the Women in the Trades Summit.  Mr. Cunningham said that 180 Freshman Seminar students will participate along with 40 Grades 10-12 students currently enrolled in Carpentry, Electrical, Plumbing, and Welding.

Mrs. Lebo said this is adding a richness to our CVTE programs, would like to see all of the trades have the opportunity to tour the building under construction in North Quincy.  Mrs. Lebo asked about the Career Liaisons and what led them to this work.  Mr. Ragusa said that after a long career in business, was laid off prior to the pandemic, loves coaching and mentoring, can see this program expanding further.  The trades are in need of skilled employees.  Mr. Cunningham said that he comes from a family involved in the trades, pleased to be able to give back to the school and community.  The businesses need the skilled employees and are eager to make the connections with Quincy Public Schools.

Mayor Koch thanked the Career Support Liaisons, there are many great opportunities for our students who may not be interested in pursuing secondary education.  There are many building projects coming up in the city, so much potential for expansion for connections to all kinds of businesses.  Military service is often the first step for careers in the fire and police departments.  Mayor Koch would like to see events like Career Day be established where members of the community can speak to students directly about their career paths.

Mr. Santoro thanked the two presenters, so many possibilities for our students to build successful careers.

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New Business

 

High School Career

Liaisons Update

 

 

Mayor Koch made the following motion to support the submission of the Accelerated Repair Program Statement of Interest for the Point Webster Middle School. 

Be It Resolved:  Having convened in an open meeting on Wednesday, March 23, 2022, prior to the SOI submission closing date, the Quincy School Committee, in accordance with its charter, by-laws, and ordinances, has voted to authorize the Superintendent of Schools to submit to the Massachusetts School Building Authority the Statement of Interest Form dated March 25, 2022 for the Point Webster Middle School located at 60 Lancaster Street, Quincy, Massachusetts which describes and explains the following deficiencies and the priority category(s) for which an application may be submitted to the Massachusetts School Building Authority in the future: 

Priority 5:  Replacement, renovation or modernization of school facility systems, such as roofs, windows, boilers, heating and ventilation systems, to increase energy conservation and decrease energy-related costs in a school facility.  Description of Deficiencies for Priority 5:  The Point Webster Middle School was built in 1917 and renovated in 1998; the school’s windows were refurbished, but not replaced, during the renovation.  Given the innovations in window manufacturing technology since the windows were originally installed, the school’s energy efficiency would be substantially improved by the installation of replacement windows.  New replacement windows would also increase the amount of natural light entering classrooms, creating a better learning environment.

and hereby further specifically acknowledges that by submitting this Statement of Interest Form, the Massachusetts School Building Authority in no way guarantees the acceptance or the approval of an application, the awarding of a grant or any other funding commitment from the Massachusetts School Building Authority, or commits the City of Quincy to filing an application for funding with the Massachusetts School Building Authority. 

On the motion, Mr. Gutro asked about the grounds at Point Webster Middle School.  Mayor Koch clarified that grounds are not part of the MSBA process, but that he is working on securing funding from another sources for improvements.

Mr. Bregoli seconded the motion and on a roll call vote, the ayes have it, 7-0.

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New Business

 

MSBA ARP SOI:

Point Webster Middle

School (VOTE)

Mayor Koch made the following motion to support the submission of the Accelerated Repair Program Statement of Interest for the Francis W. Parker Elementary School. 

Be It Resolved:  Having convened in an open meeting on Wednesday, March 23, 2022, prior to the SOI submission closing date, the Quincy School Committee, in accordance with its charter, by-laws, and ordinances, has voted to authorize the Superintendent of Schools to submit to the Massachusetts School Building Authority the Statement of Interest Form dated March 25, 2022 for the Francis W. Parker Elementary School located at 148 Billings Road, Quincy, Massachusetts which describes and explains the following deficiencies and the priority category(s) for which an application may be submitted to the Massachusetts School Building Authority in the future: 

Priority 5:  Replacement, renovation or modernization of school facility systems, such as roofs, windows, boilers, heating and ventilation systems, to increase energy conservation and decrease energy-related costs in a school facility.  Description of Deficiencies for Priority 5:  The Francis W. Parker Elementary School was built in 1917 and renovated in 1955 and 1995.  Given the innovations in HVAC technology since the building renovation was completed, the school’s energy efficiency would be substantially improved by the installation of a replacement boiler.  In addition, sections of the school’s roof are in need of replacement as they are past the expected service life.

and hereby further specifically acknowledges that by submitting this Statement of Interest Form, the Massachusetts School Building Authority in no way guarantees the acceptance or the approval of an application, the awarding of a grant or any other funding commitment from the Massachusetts School Building Authority, or commits the City of Quincy to filing an application for funding with the Massachusetts School Building Authority. 

Mrs. Lebo seconded the motion and on a roll call vote, the ayes have it, 7-0.

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New Business

 

MSBA ARP SOI:

Parker Elementary

School (VOTE)

Mayor Koch made the following motion to support the submission of the Accelerated Repair Program Statement of Interest for the Broad Meadows Middle School. 

Be It Resolved:  Having convened in an open meeting on Wednesday, March 23, 2022, prior to the SOI submission closing date, the Quincy School Committee, in accordance with its charter, by-laws, and ordinances, has voted to authorize the Superintendent of Schools to submit to the Massachusetts School Building Authority the Statement of Interest Form dated March 25, 2022 for the Broad Meadows Middle School located at 50 Calvin Road, Quincy, Massachusetts which describes and explains the following deficiencies and the priority category(s) for which an application may be submitted to the Massachusetts School Building Authority in the future: 

Priority 5:  Replacement, renovation or modernization of school facility systems, such as roofs, windows, boilers, heating and ventilation systems, to increase energy conservation and decrease energy-related costs in a school facility.  Description of Deficiencies for Priority 5:  The Broad Meadows Middle School was built in 1957 and has been recently renovated to address mechanical and cosmetic damage following a severe coastal flooding event in 2018.  Sections of the school’s roof are in need of replacement as they are past the expected service life.

and hereby further specifically acknowledges that by submitting this Statement of Interest Form, the Massachusetts School Building Authority in no way guarantees the acceptance or the approval of an application, the awarding of a grant or any other funding commitment from the Massachusetts School Building Authority, or commits the City of Quincy to filing an application for funding with the Massachusetts School Building Authority. 

Mrs. Hubley seconded the motion and on a roll call vote, the ayes have it, 7-0.

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New Business

 

MSBA ARP SOI:

Broad Meadows

Middle School (VOTE)

Mayor Koch made the following motion to support the submission of the Accelerated Repair Program Statement of Interest for the Wollaston Elementary School. 

Be It Resolved:  Having convened in an open meeting on Wednesday, March 23, 2022, prior to the SOI submission closing date, the Quincy School Committee, in accordance with its charter, by-laws, and ordinances, has voted to authorize the Superintendent of Schools to submit to the Massachusetts School Building Authority the Statement of Interest Form dated March 25, 2022 for the Wollaston Elementary School located at 205 Beale Street, Quincy, Massachusetts which describes and explains the following deficiencies and the priority category(s) for which an application may be submitted to the Massachusetts School Building Authority in the future: 

Priority 5:  Replacement, renovation or modernization of school facility systems, such as roofs, windows, boilers, heating and ventilation systems, to increase energy conservation and decrease energy-related costs in a school facility.  Description of Deficiencies for Priority 5:  The Wollaston Elementary School was built in 1912 and was renovated in 1987.  Sections of the school’s roof are in need of replacement as they are past the expected service life.

and hereby further specifically acknowledges that by submitting this Statement of Interest Form, the Massachusetts School Building Authority in no way guarantees the acceptance or the approval of an application, the awarding of a grant or any other funding commitment from the Massachusetts School Building Authority, or commits the City of Quincy to filing an application for funding with the Massachusetts School Building Authority. 

Mrs. Cahill seconded the motion and on a roll call vote, the ayes have it, 7-0.

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New Business

 

MSBA ARP SOI:

Wollaston Elementary

School (VOTE)

Mayor Koch made the following motion to support the submission of the Accelerated Repair Program Statement of Interest for the Montclair Elementary School. 

Be It Resolved:  Having convened in an open meeting on Wednesday, March 23, 2022, prior to the SOI submission closing date, the Quincy School Committee, in accordance with its charter, by-laws, and ordinances, has voted to authorize the Superintendent of Schools to submit to the Massachusetts School Building Authority the Statement of Interest Form dated March 25, 2022 for the Montclair Elementary School located at 8 Belmont Street, Quincy, Massachusetts which describes and explains the following deficiencies and the priority category(s) for which an application may be submitted to the Massachusetts School Building Authority in the future: 

Priority 5:  Replacement, renovation or modernization of school facility systems, such as roofs, windows, boilers, heating and ventilation systems, to increase energy conservation and decrease energy-related costs in a school facility.

Description of Deficiencies for Priority 5:  The Montclair Elementary School was built in 1912 and was renovated in 1930 and 1952.  Sections of the school’s roof are in need of replacement as they are past the expected service life.

and hereby further specifically acknowledges that by submitting this Statement of Interest Form, the Massachusetts School Building Authority in no way guarantees the acceptance or the approval of an application, the awarding of a grant or any other funding commitment from the Massachusetts School Building Authority, or commits the City of Quincy to filing an application for funding with the Massachusetts School Building Authority. 

Mr. Gutro seconded the motion and on a roll call vote, the ayes have it, 7-0.

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New Business

 

MSBA ARP SOI:

Montclair Elementary

School (VOTE)

Mrs. Lebo made a motion for Quincy Public Schools to withdraw from School Choice for the 2022-2023 school year.  Mrs. Hubley seconded the motion and on a roll call vote, the ayes have it. 

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School Choice

Mr. Bregoli made a motion to refer School Committee Policies 10.5 Student Attendance; 10.5.1 Compulsory Attendance Ages; 10.5.4 Admissions, Residency, & Parental Responsibility; 10.6 Middle and High School Attendance and Tardiness to the Policy Subcommittee for review and update to reflect new DESE guidance. 

Mrs. Hubley seconded the motion and on a voice vote, the ayes have it.

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New Business

 

Referral to Policy

Subcommittee

 

Superintendent Mulvey said that Margaret “Peggy”Doyle, a lifelong resident of Quincy and 1957 graduate of North Quincy High School passed away in September 2020.  Quincy Public Schools was recently notified that Ms. Doyle left a significant gift to Robotics program and School Committee is asked tonight to accept the legacy of $46,000.00.

Mrs. Lebo made a motion to accept the gift of $46,000.00 on behalf of the Quincy Public Schools Robotics program.  Mr. Gutro seconded the motion and on a voice vote, the ayes have it.

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New Business

 

Gift

Mayor Koch made a motion to approve the Out of State Travel of Atlantic Middle School Grade 8 to Canobie Lake Park in Salem, New Hampshire on June 16, 2022.  Mrs. Hubley seconded the motion and on a voice vote, the ayes have it.

Mrs. Hubley made a motion to approve the Out of State Travel of South~West Middle School Grade 6 to Canobie Lake Park in Salem, New Hampshire on June 17, 2022.  Mrs. Cahill seconded the motion and on a voice vote, the ayes have it.

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New Business

 

Out of State Travel

 

 

Mr. Santoro asked School Committee to consider an additional time-sensitive travel request for the QPS Robotics team.

Mrs. Lebo made a motion to approve the Overnight Travel of the Quincy Public Schools Robotics Team to the New England Robotics Championships in Springfield, Massachusetts from April 13 through April 17, 2022.  Mrs. Hubley seconded the motion and on a voice vote, the ayes have it.

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Additional Business

 

Overnight Travel

Mr. Santoro noted that School Committee Regular Meetings will be held on April 13, 2022; May 4 & 18, 2022; and June 15, 2022, all at 6:30 pm in the Coddington Building.  Upcoming Subcommittee Meetings include Athletics & Wellness on March 29, 2022 and Special Education and Policy on March 31, 2022, beginning at 6:00 pm.

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Communications

Mr. Santoro noted that Subcommittee minutes are published on the School Committee page of the Quincy Public Schools website (quincypublicschools.com)

Mrs. Lebo reviewed the March 21, 2022 Teaching & Learning Subcommittee meeting where Assistant Superintendent Erin Perkins and Senior Curriculum Director Madeline Roy presented on Culturally Responsive Teaching.  Mrs. Lebo also reviewed that the Superintendent’s Goals have been in Subcommittee since November and suggested they be moved to the full School Committee for approval. The final item on the agenda was a review of items in the Teaching & Learning Subcommittee and a number of items were removed and priorities set for topics to be reviewed by the end of the school year.

As there were no changes, the minutes of the March 21, 2022 Teaching & Learning Subcommittee were accepted as presented.

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Reports of

Subcommittees

Mayor Koch made a motion to adjourn at 8:00 pm, seconded by Mrs. Hubley.  On a voice vote, the ayes have it.

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Adjournment