May 15, 2019 School Committee Meeting


Regular Meeting of the Quincy School Committee
Wednesday, May 15, 2019, 6:30 pm
Central Middle School

I. Approval of Minutes:

A. Regular Meeting Minutes for May 1, 2019 

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.

III. Superintendent’s Report:

A. Inspire Quincy

B. Staff Recognition: Kristin Houlihan, Massachusetts School Nurse of the Year

C. Student Recognitions: National Honor Society Members of the Class of 2019

D. Upcoming Quincy Public Schools Events:

  • All-City Middle & High School Choral Festival, May 16

  • CVTE Advisory Team Meeting, May 16

  • QPAC Sensory Night, May 17

  • Elementary & Middle School Robotics Challenge, May 18

  • EL Parent Advisory Council Open House, May 20

  • John & Abigail Adams Orchestra Concert, May 20

  • Special Education Track & Field Event, May 24 at Pageant Field

  • Elementary All-City Band & Chorus and Middle & High School Pops Concerts, May 28

  • Girl Rising Event, May 29

  • Welcome to Kindergarten Parent Academy, June 4

  • Graduations (NQHS, June 10 and QHS, June 11)

E. South~West Middle School Transition Planning Meetings

  • Junior Building Committee Meeting, May 14

  • Opening Day for Staff and Students, June 3

  • Open House for South~West students and families, June 5

F. Quincy School~Community Partnership Events

  • Community Service Learning Celebration, May 30

  • Student Athletic Summit, June 7

G. DESE Promising Practices Review Visit, May 16

H. Homework Initiative Update

I. VOCAL Survey

J. Home-School Connections: NQHS & QHS Athletics Newsletters

IV. Old Business:

V. New Business:

A. FY2020 QPS Budget Presentation - Dr. DeCristofaro, Mr. Mullaney

B. Chronic Absenteeism - Dr. DeCristofaro, Ms. Papile

C. Feasibility Study to Expand Della Chiesa ECC Building - Mrs. Hubley
For referral to Facilities, Transportation & Security Subcommittee

D. Update of School Committee Policy 10.5 Homeless Students - Mr. Bregoli
For referral to Policy Subcommittee

E. Out of State Student Travel (One Day): Atherton Hough to Canobie Lake Park, Salem, New Hampshire on June 14, 2019.

F. Out of State Student Travel (Overnight): NQHS AFJROTC to Pinkham Notch, Gorham, New Hampshire on June 25-28, 2019.

VI. Additional Business:

VII. Communications:

A. Upcoming School Committee Meeting (6:30 pm): June 12, 2019.

B. Upcoming Subcommittee Meetings:

  • FY2020 Budget Meetings: May 22, 2019; May 29, 2019 (Public Hearing).

  • Special Education Subcommittee Meeting, May 22 at 6:30 pm

  • Athletics & Wellness Subcommittee Meeting, May 29 at 6:05 pm

  • Facilities, Transportation & Security Subcommittee Meeting, May 29 at 6:45 pm

VIII. Reports of Subcommittees:

A. Teaching & Learning: Mrs. Lebo to report on the April 30, 2019 meeting.

B. FY2020 Budget & Finance: Mrs. Hubley to report on the May 13, 2019 meeting.

IX. Executive Session: None

X. Adjournment:

Subcommittees of the School Committee

Athletics & Wellness

  1. Before School Exercise Programs Referred at the September 10, 2014 Special Organizational Meeting. Monitoring the implementation of these programs across QPS.

  2. Substance Use Education & Prevention Referred at the September 6, 2017 Special Organizational Meeting. Monitoring of the system-wide initiatives for students and families and the collaboration with outside agencies.

  3. Wellness Programs Referred at the September 6, 2017 Special Organizational Meeting. Monitoring of the school-based and system-wide initiatives related to student and staff wellness.

  4. Evaluation of Coaches Referred at the September 6, 2017 Special Organizational Meeting. Requesting further discussion of process of formal review of coaches by the Athletic Directors.

  5. Bishop Field Update Referred at the May 2, 2018 School Committee meeting and amended at the May 16, 2018 School Committee meeting; request for information on planned upgrades and a regular Park Board Meeting update (Mr. Bregoli, School Committee representative to the Park Board).

  6. Potential MIAA Athletic League Change for NQHS Referred at the September 10, 2018 Special Organizational Meeting for further discussion.

  7. Share Tables Referred at the October 24, 2018 School Committee meeting for discussion of amending Wellness Policy 1.7 to include guidelines. (Also referred to Policy Subcommittee.)

  8. Health Curriculum Referred at the October 24, 2018 School Committee meeting for review and discussion.

  9. School Nurses Referred at the February 6, 2019 School Committee meeting for further review and discussion.

  10. Elimination of Styrofoam from School Nutrition Service Referred at the March 20, 2019 School Committee meeting for further review and discussion.

Budget & Finance

  1. Chapter 70 Funding Referred at the March 6, 2019 School Committee meeting for discussion and creation of a position statement.

Facilities, Security, and Transportation

  1. School Playgrounds Referred at the September 14, 2016 Special Organizational Meeting. Requesting an update from the Park Department on recent equipment and safety fiber upgrades and projects in planning.

  2. New Middle School project Referred at the September 14, 2016 Special Organizational Meeting. Schedule updates to be provided as the planning phase moves into construction.

  3. Water Testing Results & Repair Referred at the December 7, 2016 School Committee meeting to monitor the schedule for fixture repair or replacement.

  4. Solar Panels on School Buildings Referred at the September 10, 2018 Special Organizational Meeting for update on Solar City, energy consumption, and related cost savings.

  5. QPS Vehicle Storage Facility Relocation Referred at the September 10, 2018 Special Organizational Meeting as a requested update.

  6. ALICE Protocol Referred at the September 10, 2018 Special Organizational Meeting for further review and discussion.

  7. Direct Emergency Contact from School Offices to Quincy Police Department (Panic Button) Referred at the September 10, 2018 Special Organizational Meeting for review and discussion.

  8. School Improvement Plan Facilities Needs Referred at the November 14, 2018 School Committee meeting for further review towards progress of addressing these issues.


  1. Middle School Grading System Referred at the December 10, 2014 School Committee meeting for review and discussion.

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

  3. NQHS Mascot Referred at the November 9, 2016 School Committee meeting.

  4. Extended School Day/Recess Scheduling Referred at the December 6, 2017 School Committee Meeting.

  5. School Year Calendar 2020-21: Referred at the September 10, 2018 Special Organizational Meeting for review of starting school before Labor Day, September 7, 2020.

  6. Potential Revision of Wellness Policy 1.7 to Incorporate “Share Tables” Referred at the October 24, 2018 School Committee meeting for consideration. (Also referred to Athletics & Wellness Subcommittee.)

  7. School Committee Policy 9.11.1 Homework Referred at the December 12, 2018 School Committee Meeting for review.

  8. School Committee Policy 11.8 Public Solicitations in Schools Referred at the December 12, 2018 School Committee Meeting for review.

  9. School Committee Policy 10.18 QPS Anti-Bullying Policy Referred at the April 10, 2019 School Committee Meeting for update to reflect the 2013 regulations.

Rules, Post, Audit & Oversight

Special Education

  1. High School Inclusion Classes Referred at the September 10, 2018 Special Organizational Meeting for a requested update of the status for the 2018-2019 school year.

Teaching and Learning

  1. Advanced Program Pathways Referred at the May 20, 2015 School Committee Meeting to review opportunities to challenge above-level students at all grades.

  2. Enrollment Data/Class Size: Referred at the October 14, 2015 School Committee meeting for further review and discussion.

  3. Superintendent Evaluation Referred at the September 7, 2016 School Committee meeting for preparation and procedure review.

  4. High School Mid-Term Examinations Referred at the June 14, 2017 School Committee meeting for further review and discussion.

  5. NQHS Mascot Referred at the May 2, 2018 School Committee meeting for review and discussion.

  6. Graduation Follow Up Survey Referred at the September 10, 2018 Special School Committee meeting.

  7. District Goal for Science Referred at the October 10, 2018 School Committee meeting for further discussion.

  8. MCAS Growth Percentile Referred at the October 10, 2018 School Committee meeting for further discussion.

  9. School Improvement Plan Goal Development Referred at the November 14, 2018 School Committee meeting for further discussion.

  10. Foreign Language Program Referred at the January 9, 2019 School Committee meeting for review.

Ad Hoc Committees

New Middle School Building Committee

School District Maps

 Created at the September 10, 2014 Special School Committee meeting to review issues related to school district maps.


Quincy, Massachusetts – May 15, 2019 
Regular Meeting of the Quincy School Committee

Regular Meeting

A regular meeting of the Quincy School Committee was held on Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at Central Middle School at 6:30 p.m. Superintendent DeCristofaro called the roll and present were School Committee Chair Mayor Thomas Koch, Mr. Anthony Andronico, Mr. Paul Bregoli, Mr. James DeAmicis, Mr. Douglas Gutro, Mrs. Kathryn Hubley, and Mrs. Emily Lebo, Vice Vice Chair.

Vice Chair Presiding

Also present were: Dr. Richard DeCristofaro, Secretary; Ms. Laura Owens, Clerk; Ms. Rita Bailey, Ms. Deborah Cerone, Mr. Michael Draicchio, Ms. Jordan DeLuca, Ms. Mollie Ehrlich, Ms. Mollie Good, Dr. Beth Hallett, Ms. Kristin Houlihan, Ms. Beth Jordan, Ms. Christine Koch, Mr. James Mullaney, Deputy Superintendent Kevin Mulvey, Ms. Maura Papile, Ms. Cara Pekarcik, Ms. Erin Perkins, Ms. Madeline Roy, Mr. Keith Segalla, Mr. Robert Shaw, Mr. Lawrence Taglieri, Ms. Kathy Torracco; Quincy Education Association President Allison Cox; and Citywide Parent Council Co-President Scott Alessandro.

A moment of silence was observed for men and women serving in the military at home and overseas.


Regular Meeting Minutes Approved 5.1.2019

Mrs. Hubley made a motion, seconded by Mr. Andronico to approve the Regular Meeting minutes for May 1, 2019 as presented. On a voice vote, the ayes have it.


Open Forum

As no one wished to speak at Open Forum, School Committee moved on to the next item on the agenda.


Superintendent's Report

Dr. DeCristofaro opened the Superintendent’s Report by introducing North Quincy High School Principal Robert Shaw who recognized 2019 Massachusetts School Nurse of the Year Kristin Houlihan, from North Quincy High School. President Jenny Gormley and Chair of Scholarships and Awards Kathleen Hassey from the Massachusetts School Nurses Organization presented Ms. Houlihan with her award.

The graduating senior members of the National Honor Society were recognized by School Committee. From Quincy High School: Joseph Amendolare, Abigail Amichetti, Kathryn Anderson, Anne Ballard, Abigail Barker, Lesley Chen, Tiffany Chen, Maeve Collins, Eni Daci, Meghan Davis, Joseph Desmond, Kumudini Devalla, Theo Fox, Allen Ha, Catherine Hall, May Huang, Ajijolaoluwa Laguda, Christine Le, Vivian Li, Austin Li, Taylor Lo, Collin MacDonald, Eamonn Mayo, Sara McDonald, Adam Nelson, Daniel O'Leary, Steven Pham, Lindsay Sheridan, Matthew Sheridan, Lucien Theberge, Cindy Trac, Lisa Tran, Samantha Vangestel, Nolan Walker, Yuetao Wu, William Zarges, Xiao Xuan Zhang, Maggie Zheng, Tina Zhou. From North Quincy High School: Jessica Au, May Thu Aung, Jasmine Chan, Henry Chen, Jenny Chen, Qi Chen, Carmen Chen, Reina Cheng, Chun Cheng, Juliana Chieng, Jamanee Depina, Yi Ding, Samantha Duong, Elisa Dylja, Anny Gan, Zhou Lun Guan, Yong Na Huang, Caroline Huynh, Linh Huynh, Grace Kelliher, Katherine Li, John Liu, Angelina Manganese, Luke Molloy, Nicole Setow, Patricia Simaku, Samantha Smith, Alexandria Soricelli, Vivian Tran, Bryan Tran, Ilan Valencius, Jason Wang, Sara Wong, Kayli Wu, Iris Xie, Angela Yang, Melissa Zhen, Jasmine Zhen, Anastasia Zygouras.

Mrs. Lebo thanked the students, their accomplishments make the school system look good.

Superintendent DeCristofaro noted that 70% of the National Honor Society seniors have been Quincy Public Schools student since Kindergarten and 75% have been Quincy Public Schools students since elementary school. These students represent the pillars of the National Honor Society, thanked the students for their hard work and their parents for supporting them.

The Quincy Retired Teachers Association Scholarship event was held on May 15, over 40 scholarships were given to graduating seniors.

Upcoming events include the All-City Middle & High School Choral Festival on May 16; CVTE Advisory Teams Meeting on May 16; QPAC Sensory Night on May 17; Grades 5-8 School Robotics Challenge on May 18; the Montclair Elementary School May Festival, the Quincy Band Boosters family event, and the Clifford Marshall Elementary School Fun Run are also May 18. The English Learner Parent Advisory Council meeting is May 20, along with the John & Abigail Adams Orchestra Concert. The Special Education Track & Field event is May 24 at Pageant Field, the Elementary All-City Band and Middle & High School Pops Concerts are May 28; the Girl Rising Community Celebration is May 29; the Welcome to Kindergarten Parent Academy is June 4; the Grade 5 APP Program Invention Convention is June 3. The Bernazzani Elementary School Spring Fair is June 1, as is the Parker Elementary School Color Run.

The high school graduations will be held on Monday, June 10 for North Quincy High School and Tuesday, June 11 for Quincy High School. Both ceremonies are at Veterans Stadium (weather permitting) at 6:00 pm and in case of inclement weather, will be held indoors at the respective high school gymnasiums.

Planning for the move to South~West Middle School continues with the Junior Building Committee meeting to be scheduled in the next two weeks; special Professional Development for the Sterling/South~West Middle School staff on May 21; Opening Day festivities on June 3, and an Open House for South~West students and families on June 5. Sunday, October 27 will be the official dedication for the new building, details to be shared as they are finalized.

Upcoming Quincy School~Community Partnership events include the Community Service Learning Breakfast on May 30, the Student Athletic Summit on June 7, and the QPS Retirement Luncheon on June 4.

The Department of Elementary & Secondary Education will visit Quincy Public Schools on May 16 for the Promising Practices Review where they will meet with staff, students, and parents in an effort to document successful practices for adaption for other cities and towns.

Dr. DeCristofaro said that the seniors at both high schools will take the Homework survey the week of May 20; students in Grades 3-11 will take the survey the weeks of May 27 and June 3. Data analysis will begin at the next Homework Initiative meeting on June 14.

The SADD Summit was held on May 9, a successful morning where students from Quincy, North Quincy, and Braintree High School shared their initiatives for this school year

Summer Scene program details will be shared at the June 12, 2019 meeting. Mayor Koch is funding a new initiative of enrichment programming to be offered at all elementary and middle school sites the week of June 24.

Dr. DeCristofaro noted that students in Grades 4, 5, 8, and 10 are taking the VOCAL Survey as part of the online MCAS administration, system and site data to be shared with Quincy Public Schools and the School Committee by Department of Elementary and Secondary Education in Fall 2019.

Dr. DeCristofaro concluded the Superintendent’s Report noting that the Athletics Newsletters from both QHS and NQHS were shared with School Committee.

Mr. Gutro asked for clarification on the Dedication date, originally scheduled for Sunday, June 2 but now moved to October 27 after the existing Sterling Middle School building is demolished and the site landscaping is completed.


Old Business

There was no Old Business on the meeting agenda.


New Business

Draft FY2020 Quincy Public Schools Budget Presentation

Dr. DeCristofaro thanked Mayor Koch for the level-services plus funding which is the basis of next year’s Quincy Public Schools budget. In the last month, Dr. DeCristofaro has met with each principal, the members of the Superintendent’s Leadership Team, and the members of the School Committee to discuss staffing, class size, and priorities for program expansion. Dr. DeCristofaro reviewed that the increased funding from Mayor Koch and the Quincy City Council will allow for incremental increases in academic program areas and maintain the favorable class sizes that are a priority for the School Committee.

Mr. Mullaney shared the draft FY2020 Budget Book with School Committee and highlights of the budget: the proposed budget is $115,409,569.00, the majority of which is provided by the City of Quincy through the Mayor’s Appropriation of $110,209,569 and projected Circuit Breaker Funding of $5,200,000 for Special Education tuitions. Within this level-service funded budget, there is approximately $1,950,533 available for additional budget enhancements. Mr. Mullaney noted that the Quincy Public Schools share of City services over and above the direct appropriation is $52,617,813.00 and that Quincy Public Schools net spending is well above the foundational requirement for educational spending. The budgets over the last 9 years have provided for steady incremental growth in the Quincy Public Schools.

For Academic Program teachers, the proposal is to add 1.5 elementary Academic Classroom Teachers to address class size, these may be .5 skills support and/or full-time teachers. For Academic Programs, the proposal is to add an 0.5 Art Teacher, a 1.0 EL teacher, 0.5 High School Choral Music Teacher, 0.5 CTE teachers, 4.0 Special Education teachers, and increased funding for Quincy Evening High School to replace grant funding that is no longer available to Quincy Public Schools. In Academic Support, the recommendation is to add 1.0 Guidance staff, 2.0 School Nurse positions and 1.0 Homeless Coordinator (previously grant-funded positions), 1.0 Assessment Coordinator (new position), 3.5 Central Registration aides, 21 Special Education Aides, and increased funding for Translation and English Language Tutors, Extracurricular Activities for High School, and Special Education tutors. In Non-Academic Support, an additional Custodial position would be hired for South~West Middle School.

Mr. Mullaney reviewed the Subsidized Services (Revolving Accounts). No changes are recommended for fees associated with Building Rentals, Transportation, or Athletics for FY2019. Food Services will require slight increases to meet minimum mandated charges required by the Federal School Lunch program. The recommendation is to increase middle school breakfast and lunch by $0.25 each. Mayor Koch will be funding the additional $25,000 annual cost of replacing Styrofoam plates and trays and plastic straws with biodegradable products.

Academic Expenses would have increases in the funding for the Quincy Historical Society, Special Education Translation services, Library Books & Periodicals, Supplies for Middle School Tech/Engineering, and Special Education equipment. For Non-Academic Expenses, funding would be increased for Special Education transportation. In addition, Mayor Koch will be looking to purchase three new buses (two mini-buses and one full size bus) through the Capital Improvement Plan.

In summary, of the budget funding increases, 4% will be for Academic Classroom Teachers, 22% for Academic Programs, 50% for Academic Support, 2% for Non-Academic Support, 7% for Academic Expenses, and 15% for Non-Academic Expenses.

Next steps in the FY2020 Budget process include discussion of line items at the May 22 Budget & Finance Subcommittee meeting, the Public Hearing on May 29, and the City Council presentation on June 5. School Committee will vote on the FY2020 Quincy Public Schools Budget at the June 12, 2019 meeting.


New Business

Decreasing Chronic Absenteeism

Dr. DeCristofaro and Senior Director of Student Support Services Maura Papile presented on Quincy Public Schools Strategies to Support Our Students: A Positive-Based Approach to Decreasing Chronic Absenteeism. In 2018, the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education began reporting accountability results as part of the state’s Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) plan. Chronically absent students are absent more than 10% of the days they are enrolled in school. DESE has provided guidance on how to record absences for a number of different situations.

In reviewing data of comparable/adjacent towns, Quincy’s average number of student absences is 8.4, the daily attendance rate is 95.2%, with 31.1% absent 10 or more days; 12.8% of students are considered chronically absent. By grade level, the rate of chronic absenteeism is below the state average, sometimes significantly, except for Grade 12. In 2017-2018, 980 students were chronically absent; 35% were Special Education students. 27% of the Special Education students are those with social-emotional needs. English Learners made up 11% of chronically absent students.

In implementing strategies for addressing chronic absenteeism, a symposium was organized for elementary and middle school principals, guidance staff, and supervisors of attendance to discuss interventions, data collection, and strategies. There are many causes of chronic absenteeism: barriers such as health, transportation, or trauma; negative school experiences (parent and/or student), lack of engagement, and misconceptions about the importance of attendance.

Quincy Public Schools has implemented a tiered approach to Chronic Absenteeism, based on the PBIS tiered model. Tier 1 is universal programs to prevent absenteeism; Tier 2 is targeted interventions for students with patterns of absenteeism that require assistance; and Tier 3 is intensive interventions with students who have documented patterns of absenteeism. Tier 1 interventions include social emotional learning, PBIS, anti-bullying, all focused on sustaining positive school culture and climates. Tier 2 interventions are school-wide approaches, consistent messaging to staff to develop awareness about causes and monitor students on the cusp of becoming chronically absent. Strategies include check-in and check-out with trusted adults daily, mentoring programs, and providing opportunities to engage and develop leadership skills. Tier 3 interventions include Family Assistance Conferences, online learning modules for extended excused absences, and Acellus Credit Recovery and Placement Teams for alternative programs at the high school levels.

Mayor Koch left the meeting at 8:45 pm.

Dr. DeCristofaro concluded the presentation by noting at Assessment Day 3, schools will review their successes and continuing issues, finalize the site model for 2019-20 and begin to develop goals and action steps for next year’s School Improvement Plans.

Mr. Gutro asked for clarification about the data, chronically absent students are absent 10% of the days they are expected to attend (18 for a full year, 16 for seniors who attend 168 days, and fewer days for students who are registered for less than a full year). Dr. DeCristofaro said that the intent of the presentation is to share where the school system currently is, also the interventions

Mrs. Lebo referred the presentation into the Teaching & Learning Subcommittee.

Mrs. Lebo would like to see the statistics for homeless students and economically disadvantaged. The number of students chronically absent has increased over the last two years. Mrs. Lebo feels that parent education is important, there is not a universal understanding about the importance of consistent attendance.

Mr. Gutro asked if there is a way to quantify the relationship between poor attendance and poor school performance to communicate with parents.

Mrs. Lebo said it is sometimes difficult to know what came first, poor grades may lead to poor attendance.

Mrs. Hubley agreed that parents need more concrete information about the number of days allowed before a student may be penalized, especially at the middle and high school levels.

Mr. Bregoli said that Quincy Public Schools has clearly made progress in addressing the issue, would also like to address tardiness especially at the high school level. Dr. DeCristofaro said this is an important issue, especially as it relates to missing content and classwork for morning classes but is not considered as a chronic absenteeism factor.

Mrs. Hubley also mentioned school dismissals, this is not considered as a chronic absenteeism factor.

Mr. Bregoli said that there is misinformation out there that attending school until 10:30 or 11:00 am counts as a day present at school.

Mr. Gutro asked for data on tardiness and dismissals to be added to the discussion.


New Business

Feasibility Study for Della Chiesa ECC Expansion (Referral)

Mrs. Hubley made a motion to refer a Feasibility Study for Expanding the Della Chiesa Early Childhood Center to the Facilities, Transportation & Security Subcommittee. Mr. Andronico seconded the motion and on a voice vote, the ayes have it.


New Business

Policy 10.5.7 Homeless Students Enrollment (Referral)

Mr. Bregoli made a motion to refer a School Committee Policy 10.5.7 Homeless Students Enrollment to the Policy Subcommittee. Mr. DeAmicis seconded the motion and on a voice vote, the ayes have it.


New Business

Out of State Travel (One Day)

Mr. DeAmicis made a motion to approve the Out of State Travel (One-Day) of Atherton Hough Elementary School Grade 5 to Canobie Lake Park, Salem, New Hampshire on June 14, 2019. Mrs. Hubley seconded the motion and on a voice vote, the ayes have it.


New Business

Out of State Travel (Overnight)

Mrs. Hubley made a motion to approve the Out of State Travel (Overnight) of North Quincy High School AFJROTC to Pinkham Notch, Gorham, New Hampshire on June 25-28, 2019. Mr. Bregoli seconded the motion and on a voice vote, the ayes have it.


Additional Business

There was no Additional Business.



Upcoming meetings were announced: The last Regular Meeting of the School Committee will be held on June 12, 2019 at the Coddington Building at 6:30 pm.

Subcommittee Meetings: On May 22, 2019, the FY2019 Budget meeting is scheduled for 6:00 pm, followed by the Special Education Subcommittee at 6:15 pm. On May 29, 2019, the FY2020 Budget Public Hearing is scheduled for 6:00 pm, followed by a Joint Athletics & Wellness and Policy Subcommittee at 6:15 pm and Facilities, Transportation, and Safety Subcommittee at 7:00 pm.

The Quincy Public Schools FY2020 Budget will be presented to City Council on Wednesday, June 5.


Reports of Subcommittees

All School Committee and Subcommittee meeting minutes are posted online at

Teaching & Learning

Mrs. Lebo reviewed the April 30, 2019 Teaching & Learning Subcommittee meeting minutes. At the meeting, the middle & high school Library/Media Teachers presented an update on their program, the Lowest Performing Student accountability indicator was reviewed, and Mrs. Lebo introduced two initiatives, one related to the inclusion of Native American content in the Social Studies curriculum and enhancing the Health curriculum through inclusion of human sexuality content. Mrs. Lebo requested an additional Teaching & Learning Subcommittee meeting to be scheduled in June to discuss these two initiatives.

FY2020 Budget & Finance

Mrs. Hubley reviewed the FY2020 Budget & Finance Subcommittee meeting held on May 13, 2019 where the items presented under New Business were previewed.

As there were no corrections, the minutes of the April 30, 2019 Teaching & Learning and May 13, 2019 FY2020 Budget & Finance Subcommittee meeting were approved as presented.


Executive Session

There was no Executive Session.



Mr. Bregoli made a motion to adjourn for the evening at 9:15 p.m. The motion was seconded by Mrs. Hubley and on a voice vote, the ayes have it.