11.12.2021 Message from Superintendent Mulvey

11.12.2021 Message from Superintendent Mulvey
Posted on 11/12/2021

Dear Quincy Public Schools Students, Staff, Parents, and Guardians,


As you may already know, this morning around 9:30 am, many Quincy High School students walked out of class and outside the school building, to protest not just the recent events at Quincy High School, but also racism, hate speech, and injustice.  The students walked up Coddington Street to City Hall and then up Hancock Street to North Quincy High School, where they met with students who had walked out of their school building in solidarity.  Some students later returned to Quincy High School and others left school for the remainder of the day. 


Both on Wednesday and today, Principal Larry Taglieri, Assistant Superintendent Erin Perkins, Senior Director of Student Support Services Maura Papile, and I had the opportunity to listen to the experiences and concerns of many of the students and we also met with the Quincy High School faculty on both days as well. This afternoon, we had a two-hour Community Forum for parents and guardians to bring their concerns forward.  The common thread through all of these conversations is the need for action, to build more respectful school communities, and to support and empower our students and to assist them in fostering change.  These conversations are not easy and will continue at another Community Forum on Monday, November 15, 2021 at 5:00 pm in the Quincy High School Auditorium.


One factor in today’s student action is misinformation that is circulating online that only the student who initiated Tuesday’s altercation at Quincy High School is being held accountable through disciplinary actions.  While the specifics cannot be shared, there are serious long-term consequences for the student who created the video.  


Please know that the Superintendent’s Leadership and Principal Teams and I are committed to continuing these conversations and collaborating with parents, students, staff, and families to make actionable change.  As always, I am available to speak with you at 617-984-8701 or via email at kevinmulvey@quincypublicschools.com.


Sincerely,


Kevin W. Mulvey, J.D.

Superintendent of Schools