June 3, 2020 Budget Sub Meeting


Quincy School Committee
Budget & Finance Subcommittee

via Remote Technology
Wednesday, June 3, 2020 at 6:02 p.m.

Mr. Anthony Andronico, Chair

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 audio live on
QATV Channel 22 or at www.qatv.org. The meeting will also be recorded for rebroadcast
and posted on the QPS website on Friday, June 5, 2020.

  1. Proposed FY2021 Quincy Public Schools Budget (Vote) - Mr. Andronico, Mr. Mulvey, Mr. Mullaney

  2. Adjournment


Quincy School Committee

FY2021 Budget & Finance Subcommittee ~ June 3, 2020

A meeting of the Budget & Finance Subcommittee was held on Wednesday, June 3, 2020 at 6:02 pm via remote technology. Present were Mayor Thomas Koch, Mr. Paul Bregoli, Mr. Douglas Gutro, Mrs. Kathryn Hubley, Mrs. Emily Lebo, Mr. Frank Santoro, and Mr. Anthony Andronico, Chair. Also attending were Superintendent DeCristofaro, Deputy Superintendent Kevin Mulvey, Mr. James Mullaney, and Ms. Laura Owens, Clerk.

Mr. Bregoli thanked Mayor Koch, Quincy Public Schools is extremely fortunate to be in the position going into the next school year with no layoffs.

Mr. Gutro agreed, students, parents, and staff are all grateful for this budget.

Mr. Gutro made a motion to cut the Central Office administrator position from the FY2021 QPS budget. Mrs. Lebo seconded the motion.

On the motion, Mr. Santoro said that this summer is going to be an important time for hiring, and it will be important for the Interim Superintendent to be able to have assistance, so will not support the motion.

Mr. Andronico said that he will be voting against the motion, this would be detrimental to the preparations for the new school year. The Superintendent’s Leadership Team is currently working beyond capacity and an extra pair of hands at this time is important.

On a roll call vote, the motion does not carry, the nays have it 5-2. Mr. Andronico and Mrs. Lebo voted YES.

Mr. Andronico asked for further comments on the FY2021 Quincy Public Schools Budget.

Mrs. Lebo is fine with the Central Office Administrator, there could be 20 staff members that need to be hired between retirements and new positions and there is much curriculum work to be done.

Mr. Gutro asked for clarification on whether if school resumes in September virtually there is the potential for furloughs.

Mayor Koch feels strongly that it is important to have students back in school in the fall unless the state determines this is not possible.

Mr. Gutro made a motion to approve the FY2021 Quincy Public Schools budget as presented. Mrs. Lebo seconded the motion and on a roll call vote, the ayes have it, 7-0.

Mrs. Lebo made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 6:12 pm. The motion was seconded by Mrs. Hubley and on a roll call vote, the ayes have it, 7-0.