11.10.2021 School Committee Meeting

11.10.2021 School Committee Meeting
Posted on 11/08/2021


Regular Meeting of the Quincy School Committee

Wednesday, November 10, 2021, 6:30 pm

Coddington Building


Per Governor Baker’s order suspending certain provisions of the Open Meeting Law, G.L. c. 30A sec. 20, the public will not be allowed to physically access this School Committee meeting.  Members of the Public can access the meeting live on QATV Channel 22 or at www.qatv.org.  The meeting will also be recorded for rebroadcast and posted on the QPS SchoolTube website on Friday, November 12, 2021.


I.                Approval of Minutes:  Regular Meeting and Executive Session Minutes for October 13, 2021


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.  To participate in Open Forum, interested parties may submit written statements to: QSCOpenForum@quincypublicschools.com.


III.            Superintendent’s Report

A.   Chairman’s Report                                                                                      Mayor Koch


B.     QPS Back to School Update

      QPS Enrollment

      QPS COVID-19 Metrics (Cases, Testing)

      QPS Vaccine Rate/Mask Mandate

C.    QPS Mentor Program

D.   Quincy School~Community Partnership Update

  •   Educator Mini-Grant Recipients
  •  Virtual Fall Gathering

E.     Student Recognitions: 

·       QPS Commended National Scholars

·       John & Abigail Adams Scholarship Recipients

F.     QPS & City of Quincy Community Events: 

·       High School Homecoming

·       Marching Band Competition

·       High School Open House


IV.            Old Business:  

A.   School Committee Policy 5.5.1 Transportation Services (VOTE)                Mr. Bregoli


V.         New Business:

A.  Literacy Program Improvement Plan                                                Ms. Vaughan

B.     Early Childhood Program Improvement Plan                          Ms. Connolly, Ms. Leary


C.    QPS Substitute Pay Rates (VOTE)                                                Superintendent Mulvey

D.   MASC Conference Update                                                                               Mrs. Hubley

E.     School Committee Policy 10.5.3 Career & Technical Education Admission Policy                                                                                           Mr. Bregoli

                For referral to the Policy Subcommittee for revision to incorporate updated regulations.

F.     School Committee Meeting Calendar for 2022-2023                                 Mr. Bregoli

                For referral to the Policy Subcommittee.


G.    School Year Calendar for 2022-2023                                                            Mr. Bregoli

                For referral to the Policy Subcommittee.

 VI.      Additional Business:   

VII.         VII.  Communications: 

A.   Upcoming School Committee Meetings: December 8, 2021; January 5, 2022; January 19, 2022, all at 6:30 pm in the Coddington Building

B.     Upcoming Subcommittee Meetings: 

·       Teaching & Learning:  November 29 and 30, 2021 (Elementary SIPs)

·       Athletics & Wellness:  December 6, 2021 at 6:00 pm;

·       Special Education:  December 6, 2021 at 6:30 pm;

·       Policy, December 6 at 7:30 pm


VIII.    Reports of Subcommittees: 

A.   Budget & Finance Subcommittee:  Mayor Koch to report on the October 20, 2021 meeting.

B.     Facilities, Transportation & Security Subcommittee:  Mr. Santoro to report on the October 20, 2021 meeting.

C.    Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Subcommittee:  Mr. Santoro to report on the October 20, 2021 meeting.

IX.       Executive Session:    Contract Negotiations

  X.        Adjournment: