June 12, 2013 School Committee Meeting

Revised Agenda

Regular Meeting of the Quincy School Committee
Wednesday, June 12, 2013, 7:00 pm
Quincy High School, Lloyd Hill Auditorium

I. Approval of Minutes: Regular Meeting Minutes for May 22, 2013 and June 5, 2013; Executive Session Minutes for May 22, 2013.

II. Open Forum: An opportunity for community input regarding the Quincy Public Schools. 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. Inspiring Quincy: Administrative Retirees

B. Department of Public Works Contest Winners

C. Security Upgrades (Status)

D. Educator Evaluation Update/Training

E. Technology Plan Approval

F. QHS and NQHS Graduations/Scholarships

G. Student Athlete Summit

H. MIAA Spring Tournament Teams

I. Recent and Upcoming Events: Point Webster Middle School Arts & Academics Festival, June 11 at 6:30 pm; Flag Day at Clifford Marshall Elementary School, June 14 at 9:00 am; Special Olympics at Pageant Field, June 17 at 9:30 am; Coddington Building Renovation Kickoff, June 17 at 5:00 pm

J. MSBA Accelerated Repair Program

K. South Shore Educational Collaborative (Vote Needed)

L. Home-School Connections: Monthly Newsletter from Atherton Hough, Beechwood Knoll, Bernazzani, and Wollaston Elementary Schools

M. Program Communications: Spring Security Newsletter

IV. Old Business:

A. Revised Equal Opportunity Employment and Education Policy

B. Community Service Pilot Update - Mr. Santoro, Mr. Shaw, Ms. Ginty, Mrs. McMillen

V. New Business:

A. Solar Energy Installations on School Roofs - Mr. Walker

B. Dedications: Faxon Field Track and Central Middle School - Dr. DeCristofaro

C. FY2014 Budget - Dr. DeCristofaro, Mr. Mullaney

D. FY2013 Budget Transfers - Mr. Mullaney

E. School Committee Goal Setting 2013-14 - Vice Chair Isola, Dr. DeCristofaro

F. Gift: 5’ x 8’ American Flags for each school building in the Quincy Public Schools donated by the National Association of Government Employees (NAGE)

VI. Additional Business:

VII. Communications:

VIII. Reports of Subcommittees:

A. Budget and Finance Subcommittee: Ms. Isola to report on the May 29, 2013 meeting.

B. Central Building Committee: Mrs. Mahoney to report on the June 10, 2013 meeting.

IX. Executive Session:

X. Adjournment:

Subcommittees of the School Committee

Subcommittee Items

Budget & Finance

School Facilities & Security

  1. Sterling Building Plans Referred to Subcommittee by the School Building Task Force in 1998.

  2. Coddington Hall Referred to Subcommittee at the May 18, 2011 School Committee Meeting. The City of Quincy has appropriated funds to refurbish Coddington Hall to serve as the Quincy Public Schools administrative offices. Wessling Architects has completed the design phase of the project and construction bids are scheduled to go out in early October. All bids being in order, construction should begin in January 2013.

  3. Houses on Saville Avenue Referred to Subcommittee at the May 18, 2011 School Committee Meeting. Currently home to the City’s Public Building department, the School Committee and Superintendent see no future educational uses for these properties.

  4. Outside Lighting Audit Referred to Subcommittee at the February 8, 2012 School Committee Meeting. To address safety concerns, an audit was requested to look for lights that need repair or replacement and locations that would benefit from additional lighting.

  5. President’s City Inn Referred to Subcommittee at the October 10, 2012 School Committee Meeting. Safety concerns have been expressed about this property that abuts the new Central Middle School. 

  6. Classroom Door Locks Referred to Subcommittee at the January 23, 2013 School Committee Meeting. Review of current status by school underway as well as cost estimates for upgrading all schools to meet recommended standards.

  7. School Lobby Security Controls Referred to Subcommittee at the January 23, 2013 School Committee Meeting. Review of existing visitor protocols, with special consideration of current high school policies and discussion of enhancements moving forward for all schools.

Health, Transportation & Safety

  1. School Meal Charges Referred to Subcommittee at the March 21, 2012 School Committee Meeting. New state and federal regulations require formalization of the school meal charges policy.

  2. Science Lab Safety: Referred from the Teaching and Learning Subcommittee at the April 2, 2012 meeting. High School and High School Science labs have been reviewed and needed updates for compliance completed as of September 24, 2012 Special School Committee Meeting. Monitoring of supplies will be handled by High School Safety Team; need similar plan for Middle Schools.

  3. Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) Referred to Subcommittee at the September 24, 2012 Special School Committee Meeting. Student Support Services working with Lincoln Hancock, Clifford Marshall, and Parker Elementary Schools on piloting this initiative.

School Policy

  1. Graduation Requirements Referred to Subcommittee at the September 7, 2011 School Committee Meeting and discussed at the October 11, 2011 School Policy Subcommittee. The discussion centered around adding a fourth year of Math as a graduation requirement; the issue is tabled until more is known about the impact of the new Common Core Standards on the Massachusetts frameworks.

  2. New Educator Evaluations Referred at the September 7, 2011 School Committee Meeting and shared with the Teaching and Learning Subcommittee. Further discussion will be held in joint Subcommittee Meetings and Executive Session as it pertains to collective bargaining.

  3. High School Community Service Referred to Subcommittee at the December 14, 2011 School Committee Meeting. A resolution was introduced proposing a Community Service requirement; pilot program for Grades 10 and 11 is underway for 2012-2013 school year.

  4. Adding CPR as a Graduation Requirement Referred to Subcommittee at the March 21, 2012 School Committee Meeting. Review and discussion of existing policy requested.

  5. Advertising/Sponsorship Opportunities Referred at the June 13, 2012 School Committee Meeting. Review and discussion of amending the existing policy requested to explore the possibility of raising revenue by accepting advertising sponsorships.

  6. Extracurricular Eligibility Referred at the March 25, 2013 Ad Hoc Athletics Rules Subcommittee. Review and discussion of the existing policy and consideration of increasing the requirements. 

Special Education

  1. Substitute Teachers for SPED Originally referred to Subcommittee at the January 17, 2007 School Committee Meeting. At the Special School Committee Meeting on January 28, 2012 and the Special Education Subcommittee meeting on February 1, 2012, it was agreed that some progress has been made in the way that substitute teachers are informed and educated about accommodations for special needs issues. A form has been developed for classroom teachers to share information and the goal for implementation is the 2012-2013 school year.

  2. Special Education Program Assessment Referred to Subcommittee at the January 28, 2012 Special School Committee Meeting. This will be an ongoing discussion of the curriculum initiatives for Special Education.

Rules, Post Audit & Oversight

Teaching and Learning 

  1. New Educator Evaluations Referred at the September 7, 2011 School Committee Meeting and shared with the School Policy Subcommittee. Two meetings have already been held to begin exploring the requirements of the new regulations (9/21/11 Ad Hoc Subcommittee meeting and February 13, 2012 Teaching and Learning Subcommittee meeting) and further discussion will be held in joint Subcommittee meetings and Executive Session as it pertains to collective bargaining.

  2. Media Specialists in Elementary and Middle Schools Referred at the January 23, 2012 School Committee Meeting. The Citywide Parents’ Council presented a signed petition representing the request to restore these positions in the FY2014 budget and seek additional funding to address the positions for the remainder of the
    2012-2013 school year.

Ad Hoc Committees:

Channel 22

Created at the October 27, 2007 School Committee meeting to encourage the greater use of Channel 22 across Quincy Public Schools.

Central Building Committee

Athletic Rules

Created at the October 24, 2012 School Committee meeting to continue discussion on Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association rules.


Quincy, Massachusetts - June 12, 2013
Regular Meeting of the Quincy School Committee

Regular Meeting

A regular meeting of the Quincy School Committee was held on Wednesday, June 12, 2013 at Quincy High School. Present were Mayor Thomas Koch, Mr. Paul Bregoli, Mrs. Kathryn Hubley, Mrs. Emily Lebo, Mrs. Anne Mahoney, Mr. David McCarthy, and Ms. Barbara Isola, Vice Chair.

Vice-Chair Presiding

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The Superintendent called the roll and Mrs. Lebo was absent. Also present were: Dr. Richard DeCristofaro, Secretary; Ms. Laura Owens, Clerk, Ms. Christine Barrett, Mr. Peter Dionne, Mr. Michael Draicchio, Mr. John Fagerlund, Mrs. Jennifer Fay-Beers, Mrs. Mary Fredrickson, Mr. Daniel Gilbert, Ms. Kerry Ginty, Ms. Beth Hallett, Mrs. Jane Kisielius, Ms. Margaret MacNeil, Ms. Maureen MacNeil, Mr. James McGuire, Mrs. Meg McMillen, Mr. James Mullaney, Mr. Kevin Mulvey, Mrs. Maryanne Palmer, Mrs. Maura Papile, Commissioner Daniel Raymondi, Mr. James Rendle, Assistant Superintendent Colleen Roberts, Ms. Madeline Roy, Mr. Frank Santoro, Mr. Keith Segalla, Mr. Robert Shaw, Mr. Lawrence Taglieri, Ms. Judy Todd, Mr. Christopher Walker; Ms. Allison Cox, President, Quincy Education Association, and Mrs. Tracey Christello, Citywide Parents Council Representative.

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Regular Meeting Minutes Approved 5/22/2013

Mr. McCarthy made a motion, seconded by Mrs. Hubley, to approve the Regular Meeting minutes for May 22, 2013. On a voice vote, the ayes have it.

Executive Session Minutes Approved 5/22/2013

Mayor Koch made a motion, seconded by Mr. Bregoli, to approve the Executive Session minutes for May 22, 2013. On a voice vote, the ayes have it.

Regular Meeting Minutes Approved 6/5/2013

Mr. McCarthy made a motion, seconded by Mrs. Hubley, to approve the Regular Session minutes for June 5, 2013. On a voice vote, the ayes have it.

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Open Forum

Citywide Parents Council Representative to the School Committee Tracey Christello addressed the School Committee and thanked them personally and on behalf of the Citywide Parents Council for their diligence during the budget process and for the partial restoration of media specialists.

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Superintendent’s Report

Superintendent DeCristofaro opened his report welcoming the many special guests present to Quincy High School. He noted that in the previous week, two extraordinary graduations had taken place and congratulated the Class of 2013. Dr. DeCristofaro extended his thanks to all who were a part of these events, including the staff of the Parks and Maintenance Departments, the school Security staff, and Quincy Police Department. At these wonderful and safe community events, students were recognized for their accomplishments, including receiving a number of scholarships to help further their educations.

Mr. Fagerlund introduced the celebration of National Public Works Week in conjunction with the Department of Public Works. Events included a Grade 3 field trip to the DPW yard, a Bike Rodeo and Safety Awareness day, the Grade 4 Essay Contest, and the Grade 5 Banner contest. There was also a high school student photography contest for the program cover, a lunch provided by the Quincy High School Culinary students, and high school Science projects on display.

Commissioner of Public Works Raymondi then spoke of the connection between the Department of Public Works and Quincy Public Schools. This celebration is in part about educating students on possible career paths and he looks forward to growing the partnership. $20,000 has been awarded for school ground beautification over the last two years. Commissioner Raymondi then introduced the Banner awards: Parker (3rd place), Beechwood Knoll (2nd place), and Snug Harbor (1st place) and the Essay contest winners: Haley O’Connor from Wollaston (3rd place); Ying Lam Loo from Snug Harbor (2nd place) and Julia McGillicuddy from Bernazzani (1 st place). Ms. Isola thanked all of the students for participating in the event, the parents, teachers, administrators who assisted the students and Commissioner Raymondi.

Dr. DeCristofaro then invited Assistant Superintendent Colleen Roberts, Mr. Frank Santoro, Mr. James Rendle, and Mr. James McGuire to be recognized for their contributions to Quincy Public Schools on the occasion of their retirements. Mrs. Ellen Hunter and Mr. Brian Smith interviewed each retiree and after the viewing of a short video, the Superintendent spoke about each retiree.

Athletic Director James Rendle spoke of the importance of being a teacher as well as a coach, successes and memories, and hoped that he would be remembered as someone who was a hard worker. Dr. DeCristofaro said that as a coach, Mr. Rendle was one of the most successful coaches in Quincy history: Girls Volleyball at North Quincy High School from 1985-2006, 6 state championships, Boston Globe Coach of the Year 1991 and 2001, in addition to coaching Boys Basketball and Volleyball.

Mrs. Lebo arrived at 7:30 pm.

Principal James McGuire spoke of the teachers who had an impact on him, including a favorite high school math teacher and the many positive experiences as a student growing up. Bringing a sense of humor to being a principal was key to success; he hopes that all teachers realize the impact they are making on students. Mr. McGuire hopes to be remembered as someone who tried to make a difference for the kids. A graduate of Quincy High School, Mr. McGuire began as a Math teacher at Broad Meadows, then moved to teach at North Quincy High School. Later he was Assistant Principal at Sterling and Broad Meadows, until he was appointed Principal of Point Webster Middle School in 1999. Dr. DeCristofaro described Mr. McGuire as focused, dedicated, and family-oriented, and thanked him for 36 years of service to Quincy Public Schools.

Mr. Santoro, a graduate of North Quincy High School, credited his experience with the Recreation department as the inspiration for his teaching career. Mr. Santoro is most proud of participating in the design and construction of the new Quincy High School building and enjoyed working in a community where the elected officials, Superintendent, Leadership team, students, parents, and greater community encouraged open communication. He hopes that new educators will take the time to learn about students and connect their lessons inside the classroom to the outside world and hopes to be remembered as a teacher and principal who took the time to get to know students and their families and help them. Dr. DeCristofaro spoke of Mr. Santoro’s over 40 years in education, beginning in Boston and then moving to Brookline. He served on the School Committee, the Park Board, and the Quincy College Board. Mr. Santoro first served as Principal of Central Middle School, followed by his appointment at Quincy High School. His vision for the design of Quincy High School is his legacy, a beautiful school focused on the students. Dr. DeCristofaro noted Mr. Santoro's caring about students and unwavering focus on students and families.

Assistant Superintendent Roberts said her own experience as a student inspired her to become a teacher; what inspired her to stay in education was her students and her colleagues. She taught Kindergarten, Grade 2, Grade 5, Middle School, then went into administration as Assistant Principal at Sterling, Principal at Beechwood Knoll before becoming Director of Curriculum and then Assistant Superintendent. Mrs. Roberts most enjoyed the graduations, school concerts, and seeing the accomplishments of students. Mrs. Roberts spoke of the joy of hiring new educators and encouraging them to become a part of their school team. Mrs. Roberts would like to be remembered as a good teacher who cared about her students and was part of the school community, a hard worker, a good listener, a problem solver, and someone who cared about Quincy and Quincy Public Schools. Dr. DeCristofaro spoke of Mrs. Roberts' dedication, work ethic, smile, and unceasingly caring heart.

Mr. McCarthy thanked all of the retirees: Mr. Rendle was always an example to the students and coaches, many students have benefitted from Athletics due to his leadership. Mr. McGuire was a true professional, Quincy Point very lucky to have him. Mrs. Roberts, amazing in juggling many roles and providing stability during changing times. Mr. Santoro, a pleasure to work with on the Quincy High School project and the foundation in stabilizing the school and establishing the culture.

Mrs. Lebo thanked all of the retirees and noted that Mrs. Roberts left big shoes to fill. Mrs. Mahoney spoke of this being like a graduation, these four professionals brought compassion and dedication and focused on the individual students and families behind the numbers. All were so dedicated and their families will be glad to have them at home. She wished all four many, many years of happy retirement. Mayor Koch spoke of these educators and their focus on making sure that every child succeeds in their own way. Our school system is remarkable and each were remarkable parts of it who had an immeasurable impact on students and families. Ms. Lindsay Schrier thanked Mr. Santoro for his support of every idea that students put forward. Mr. Bregoli spoke of how each retiree is a Quincy Public School graduate and returned ten times over what they learned; they gave of themselves every day. He thanked Mrs. Roberts for making Dr. DeCristofaro’s job easier, her love of education is a gift. Mr. McGuire did everything with style, integrity, and class. Mr. Santoro, hardest working person, invested so much in school community and brought integrity to each challenge. He concluded by noting his longtime friendship with Mr. Rendle. Ms. Isola said that all four retirees have made a tremendous difference. As teachers, they present to School Committee as if to students, treat each new School Committee member with respect, and provide answers. All will be missed; Ms. Isola wished each one health, happiness, and time with families.

Mr. Santoro thanked the School Committee, Superintendent, Leadership Team, staff – noting that open communication is the key to success. Mr. Rendle said that after twenty-one years as coach and seven years as Athletic Director, he spent many nights weekends out and thanked his wife. Mr. McGuire said that he has loved the opportunity to make a difference at his alma mater Point Webster. He thanked his wife, daughter, middle school principal colleagues, and the Point Webster staff. Mrs. Roberts thanked the Superintendent, School Committee and her family. She was honored to work in her chosen career with so many incredible colleagues.

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New Business

Solar Energy Installations on School Roofs

After a brief recess, Mayor Koch made a motion to suspend the Superintendent’s Report and take the agenda out of order and proceed to item V.A., Solar Energy Installations on School Roofs. Mr. McCarthy seconded the motion and on a voice vote, the ayes have it.

Mr. Walker spoke about the City's ongoing efforts to improve energy efficiencies, including purchasing streetlights, replacing bulbs, and the installation of new Montclair Elementary School windows. Reducing energy use in buildings reduces costs and so the installation of solar panels is being explored for all public buildings. Dr. David Kelley and Mr. David Cohen then presented on their work helping the City of Quincy to develop a solar power program. The program goals for solar power are to provide long-term attractive energy pricing by taking advantage of federal and state incentives and to allow for the city to become more green with zero capital investment. An RFQ has been issued and thirteen contractors have responded. Once a vendor is chosen, a Power Purchase Agreement will be negotiated and several steps followed for installation and registration for each school site. There are different installation options for roof arrays and the installation does not impact the roof. There will be educational opportunities for student learning, including weather monitoring and guest speakers.

Mrs. Lebo asked how many schools were potential candidates. All of the schools were evaluated, along with all of the city's public buildings. School buildings are the best candidates because of their roof sizes and the number of schools will be dependent on the vendor chosen. Mrs. Lebo asked if the condition of the roof would make a difference and Mr. Kelley agreed that each roof will be structurally reviewed and newer systems would be best. Solar arrays actually protect the roof and extend the life of the roof system. Because the solar array is a ballast system, it can be moved aside in case of a leak or other structural issue. Mrs. Mahoney asked for a copy of the presentation and for clarification that the solar power will not be used to power specific buildings. Mr. Kelley explained that it is an energy offset. Mrs. Mahoney asked if it will help with gathering information on individual building consumption and Mr. Kelley agreed. He also pointed out that during the summer, when school isn’t in session, the solar power arrays will continue to generate energy credits.

Mr. McCarthy asked about the visibility of the solar array in neighborhoods; Mr. Kelley said that they would blend into the rooftops and since most schools have flat rooftops, it makes them ideal candidates. Mr. McCarthy asked for clarification that the Custodial or Maintenance staffs would not have to be involved and also for a timeline for installation. Mr. Walker said that since bids have been received, the next steps are selecting a vendor and negotiating a contract. Dr. Kelley said that once the contract is negotiated, National Grid will approve the project within 3-4 months. For smaller buildings, these may be operational by late Fall or early Winter. Larger buildings could take through the winter into the spring of 2014. Mrs. Hubley asked for clarification on how the ballast system works. Dr. Kelley said that the arrays are linked together by chains and are anchored by concrete blocks; the system is engineered for the wind generated by being near the ocean. No maintenance needed for snow or rain.

Ms. Isola asked if it was typical that the length of the agreement was 20 years and if there any contingency for upgrades if technology improves during the life of the contract. Dr. Kelley said that if it is an incentive to the contractor, they would install newer equipment. Mr. Cohen said that the panels remain efficient for long periods of time.

Mrs. Lebo made a motion to move this item into the Facilities and Security Subcommittee. The motion was seconded by Mrs. Hubley.

On the motion, Mr. McCarthy asked to clarify what the move into Subcommittee would be for. Mrs. Lebo amended the motion to move forward with the concept of solar arrays on school building and move the concept into the Facilities and Security Subcommittee for further discussion. On the motion, Mr. McCarthy asked that adequate prior notice be given so that school abutters could have a voice in the process. Mr. McCarthy seconded the motion and on a voice vote, the ayes have it.

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Reports of Subcommittees

Continuing with the agenda out of order, the School Committee moved to item VIII. B. on the Agenda, the report of the Central Building Committee.

Central Building Committee

Mrs. Mahoney reported on the meeting held on Monday, June 10 that consisted of a walkthrough of the new Central Middle School site. Mrs. Mahoney noted that a new construction update had been distributed and that Mr. Jay Edwards from H.V. Collins was present to speak to the project schedule. Mr. Edwards said that the outside building envelope is almost totally closed, and the building is being finished from the third floor down.

Mrs. Lebo said that this is a really tight timeline. Mr. Edwards said that this is his company's fourth middle school and both project superintendents are confident that the school will be finished on time with quality ensured. Mayor Koch thanked Mr. Edwards. He noted that the City is repaving St. Ann’s Road and Old Colony Avenue in conjunction with the project. Mrs. Mahoney asked for clarification that gym, auditorium, and mechanical areas will be ready by September 5. Mrs. Mahoney asked if teachers would be able to be in the building in mid-August, but Mr. Edwards said that would be closer to August 29. Mrs. Mahoney said that all are anxious and excited about getting the building completed and ready for the school year.

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Old Business

Community Service Update

Mr. McCarthy made a motion to move to item IV. B., the Update next. Mrs. Hubley seconded the motion, and on a voice vote, the ayes have it.

Dr. DeCristofaro introduced Mr. Shaw, Ms. Ginty, and Mrs. McMillen for their final update on the first year of the Community Service Pilot. Mr. Shaw complimented Ms. Ginty and Mrs. McMillen for their hard work on launching this pilot, it has come very far since last fall. Mrs. McMillen expressed her thanks for the opportunity to connect with students on a different level; high school students reap the benefit of the lessons outside the classroom. With the cooperation of the greater Quincy community, students rose to the challenge and did a great job. For both high schools, Grade 10 and 11 students total over 1300 students. 70% completed and documented 10 hours of students. Another 6% completed some, but not all 10 hours of Community Service. Almost 15,000 hours were completed for 85 organizations; 20% completed well over the requirement, some as much as 100 hours. Many students volunteered at middle and elementary schools, Cleaner Greener, and the Walk for Hunger. Of the students who did not comply with the Community Service requirement, more than 50% were students who were failing one or more subjects.

Some of the challenges and concerns at both high schools include whether students can utilize the summer to catch up on this year’s hours; will we include restriction on graduation participation during the pilot; and will the Incomplete remain permanently on student transcripts. Mrs. Lebo said that the School Committee is very proud of both the Community Service Coordinators and their incredible efforts. She expressed concern about the population that has not completed Community Service and feels that if the pilot continues, it must have consequences. Mr. Bregoli said that there has been a great improvement in the completion rate since the Subcommittee meeting several weeks ago and agrees that this summer should be used as a catch up.

Mrs. McMillen said that the deadline for completion has been extended to June 24 and forms are still coming in. Ms. Ginty said that paperwork continues to arrive daily. Mrs. McMillen said that every student who hasn’t completed the requirement got a letter in homeroom yesterday and there has been a flurry of activity. Dr. DeCristofaro thanked all and noted that we will be looking at ways to make this task more workable next year in terms of scheduling. Dr. DeCristofaro noted the research completed by Ms. Owens with other school systems and some of the information shared about their structure and support for getting to 100% completion. Mrs. Lebo asked to confirm that we are continuing the pilot with the same students, moving to Grades 11 and 12. Mr. Bregoli noted that we will continue to monitor the pilot and that the team would be asked to come to a fall Policy Subcommittee meeting to report. Ms. Isola thanked the Community Service team for their Policy Subcommittee presentation and all of their work.

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Mayor Koch made a motion to return to the regular order of the agenda. Mrs. Hubley seconded the motion and on a voice vote, the ayes have it.

Superintendent’s Report (resumed)

Superintendent DeCristofaro resumed his report, noting that State Treasurer Steve Grossman visited North Quincy High School and Quincy High School on Monday, June 3 to discuss Financial Literacy with students and staff. DESE approved the recently-submitted three-year Technology Plan. The first annual Student Athlete Summit was held on June 11 and was attended by 115 students from both high schools. The event was developed in partnership with the YMCA and Quincy Medical Center. The many positive evaluations gave suggestions for additional areas to cover in subsequent years.

Spring tournament teams included the Quincy High School Girls Volleyball and Tennis teams and North Quincy High School Boys Volleyball. Through the Massachusetts School Building Authority's Accelerated Repair Program, new windows will be installed at the Merrymount and Wollaston Elementary Schools and North Quincy High School. The Sterling Middle School Statement of Interest will be reviewed at an MSBA Board Meeting in November.

Mayor Koch made a motion for Dr. DeCristofaro to represent Quincy Public Schools on the Board of the South Shore Educational Collaborative. Mr. McCarthy seconded the motion and on a voice vote, the ayes have it.

Dr. DeCristofaro updated the ongoing Security Initiatives and noted that the Montclair Elementary School work is completed with new locks and doors replaced. Creation of photo identification for all employees is in process, with the goal of these being ready for the new school year.

For Educator Evaluation, the proposed model contract language to be reviewed at the Quincy Education Association meeting on June 19. Training begins with consultant West Ed next week, over 100 district and school personnel will attend. Technology training to follow next fall.

Upcoming Quincy Public Schools events include Flag Day on June 14 at Clifford Marshall; the Coddington Building Renovation Kickoff on June 18; and the Citywide Band Concert on June 19 at Quincy High School.

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Old Business (resumed)

Mr. Bregoli made a motion to take the Revised Equal Opportunity Employment and Education Policy off the table. Mrs. Hubley seconded the motion and on a voice vote, the ayes have it.

Revised Equal Opportunity Employment and Education Policy

Mr. Bregoli made a motion to accept the Revised Equal Opportunity Employment and Education Policy as presented. Mrs. Hubley seconded the motion and on a voice vote , the ayes have it 7-0.

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New Business

Dedication of Flagpoles at Faxon Field and Gym at Central Middle School

Dr. DeCristofaro introduced the topic of dedicating the flagpoles at Faxon Field and the gymnasium at the new Central Middle School. Mayor Koch made a motion to move the discussion of naming the Faxon Field flagpoles in honor of Lou Tozzi Geoff Hennessy, and Christopher Kennedy into the Policy Subcommittee. Mr. Bregoli seconded the motion and on a voice vote, the ayes have it.

Mr. Bregoli made a motion for the Policy Subcommittee to consider dedicating the gym at the new Central Middle School in the name of Mike Cassali, Physical Education teacher at Central for 27 years. Mr. Cassali was a guidance counselor at several elementary schools, a coach and mentor to many, many students. Mr. McCarthy seconded the motion and on a voice vote, the ayes have it.

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FY2014 Budget

Dr. DeCristofaro reviewed the FY2014 Budget process: the subcommittee meetings, the Public Hearing, and the presentation to City Council. Mrs. Lebo made a motion to approve the FY2014 budget as presented; Mr. McCarthy seconded the motion. On the motion, Mrs. Mahoney asked Mayor Koch to restate his commitment to reinstate the $200,000 to the text and learning budget. Mayor Koch said that moving $200,000 to Athletics will cover the structural deficit, and the additional $200,000 needed to fund this year's text and learning purchases will be provided from other resources. On a roll call vote the ayes have it, 7-0.

Mayor Koch thanked Ms. Isola for her leadership during the budget process.

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FY2013 Budget Transfers

Mr. Mullaney presented the requests for line item transfers to cover deficits from accounts that had surpluses. Transfers are needed to cover Special Education Transportation and Legal Fees, Electricity, and Screening & Medical Expenses. In addition, savings in Professional Salaries and Special Ed tuitions will fund the purchase of new High School Math Textbooks.

Mayor Koch made a motion to transfer line item funding as presented. Mr. Bregoli seconded the motion and on a roll call vote the ayes have it, 7-0.

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School Committee Goal Setting 2013-2014

Ms. Isola reviewed the list of items completed in Subcommittee over the course of the 2012-2013 school year and asked that it be posted online. She proposed the Goal Setting meeting be held on Wednesday, September 18. Mrs. Lebo is concerned that the Superintendent and School Committee goals should be finalized so that Teachers’ goals are based on those so September 18 may be too late. Dr. DeCristofaro said if this is the case that a summer meeting could be held. Mrs. Lebo suggested it could be an Ad Hoc meeting.

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Gift: American Flags

Mayor Koch made a motion to accept the gift of 5' x 8' American Flags for each school building donated by the National Association of Government Employees. (NAGE) Mrs. Lebo seconded the motion and on a voice vote, the ayes have it.

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Mrs. Mahoney suggested utilizing Elder Services to assist with transporting elderly guests at future graduations.

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Reports of Subcommittees

Budget and Finance Subcommittee

Ms. Isola reviewed that a Budget and Finance Subcommittee meeting was held on Wednesday, May 29, 2013. Mrs. Hubley made a motion to approve the minutes of the Budget and Finance Subcommitee meeting from May 29, 2013. Mr. McCarthy seconded the motion and on a voice vote, the ayes have it.

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Mayor Koch made a motion to adjourn at 10:00 p.m. The motion was seconded by Mr. Bregoli and on a voice vote, the ayes have it.

Mrs. Lebo thanked the School Committee for continued professional collaboration.