April 8, 2013 Policy Sub Meeting


Quincy School Committee
Policy Subcommittee Meeting
Monday, April 8, 2013 at 5:30 P.M.
2nd Floor Conference Room,
NAGE Building
Mr. Paul Bregoli, Chair

  1. Review of Existing Conflict of Interest Policy

  2. Physical Education Requirement

  3. Adjournment


Policy Subcommittee Meeting

Monday, April 8, 2013

A Policy Subcommittee meeting was held on Monday, April 8 at 5:30 pm in the 2nd Floor Conference Room of the NAGE Building. Present were Mayor Thomas Koch, Mrs. Kathryn Hubley, Ms. Barbara Isola, Mrs. Emily Lebo, Mrs. Anne Mahoney, Mr. David McCarthy, and Mr. Paul Bregoli, Chair. Also attending were Superintendent Richard DeCristofaro, Assistant Superintendent Colleen Roberts, Mr. Kevin Mulvey, Mr. Keith Segalla; Ms. Allison Cox, President of the Quincy Education Association, and Ms. Laura Owens, Clerk.

Mr. Bregoli called the meeting to order at 5:30 pm.

Mr. Bregoli requested to take the agenda out of order and reviewed the item about exemptions from the Physical Education requirement for high school student athletes who compete in all three seasons of extracurricular Athletics. A Quincy High School student spoke at Open Forum last year to request that the School Committee look into this. Mr. Mulvey reviewed Massachusetts General Law 71, Section 3 on this issue and submitted a letter to the School Committee outlining why this is not permitted. The School Committee asked that a copy of the decision and a letter from the School Committee be sent to the student. Dr. DeCristofaro offered to meet with the student as well.

The next item on the agenda was a review of the existing Conflict of Interest Policy. Mrs. Mahoney clarified that she had added this as an item in the Policy Subcommittee because of an issue involving teachers who also tutor. She suggested that the policy should be updated to reflect the wording of the law, as other cities and towns have in their policy.

Mrs. Lebo made a motion to update the Quincy School Committee Policy Book Section 7.3.1 on Staff Conflict of Interest to include the text of MGL 71.52; 268A:1. Mr. McCarthy seconded the motion and on a voice vote, the ayes have it.

Ms. Isola made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 5:45 pm. Mrs. Mahoney seconded the motion and on a voice vote, the ayes have it.