April 10, 2019 School Committee Meeting


Regular Meeting of the Quincy School Committee
Wednesday, April 10, 2019, 6:30 pm
Coddington Building

I. Approval of Minutes:

A. Regular Meeting Minutes for March 20, 2019

B. Professional Development Workshop Minutes for April 3, 2019

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.

III. Superintendent’s Report:

A. Inspire Quincy

B. Student Recognition: Science Fair Winners from NQHS & QHS

C. Arts Events:

  • Mama Mia!, NQHS, May 3-5

  • QHS Fashion Show, May 9

  • Middle School Choral Festival, May 16

D. South~West Middle School Transition Planning Meetings

E. Quincy School~Community Partnership Events

  • Community Service Learning Celebration, May 30

  • Student Athletic Summit, June 7

F. Chronic Absenteeism & Lowest Performing Students Symposium

G. QPS Health Symposium

H. DESE Promising Practices Review

I. STEM Saturdays

J. High School Robotics

K. QPAC Sensory Night, May 17

L. Administrative Organization

M. Parent Academies:

  • Healthy Choices Family Night, April 24 (Attachment)

  • Welcome to Kindergarten, May 21

IV. Old Business: Proposed Revision to Policy Book 9.11.6
Graduation Exercises (Discussion)
Eligible for vote at the May 1, 2019 School Committee Meeting. - Mr. Bregoli

V. New Business:

A. Department of Natural Resources Update - Commissioner Murphy

B. Anti-Bullying & Anti-Bias Education - Ms. Papile

C. Homework Initiative Update - Mrs. Lebo, Dr. DeCristofaro

VI. Additional Business:

VII. Communications:

A. Upcoming School Committee Meetings (6:30 pm): May 1, 2019 and June 12, 2019 at the Coddington Building; May 15, 2019 at Central Middle School.

B. Upcoming Subcommittee Meetings (at the Coddington Building):

  • April 30, 2019: Quarterly Budget & Finance Subcommittee at 6:00 pm, followed by Teaching & Learning at 6:15 pm.

  • Tentative FY2020 Budget Subcommittee Meetings: May 8, 2019; May 22, 2019; and May 29, 2019 (Public Hearing).

  • Special Education Subcommittee Meeting, May 22 at 6:30 pm

  • Athletics & Wellness Subcommittee Meeting, May 29 at 6:30 pm

  • Facilities, Transportation & Security Subcommittee Meeting, May 29 at 6:30 pm

C. Letter from Mr. E. Hunt Burke (Attachment)

VIII. Reports of Subcommittees:

A. Joint Teaching & Learning and Special Education Subcommittees: Mrs. Lebo and Mr. Andronico to report on the March 27, 2019 meeting.

B. Policy: Mr. Bregoli to report on the March 27, 2019 meeting.

IX. Executive Session: None

X. Adjournment:

Subcommittees of the School Committee

Athletics & Wellness

  1. Before School Exercise Programs Referred at the September 10, 2014 Special Organizational Meeting. Monitoring the implementation of these programs across QPS.

  2. Substance Use Education & Prevention Referred at the September 6, 2017 Special Organizational Meeting. Monitoring of the system-wide initiatives for students and families and the collaboration with outside agencies.

  3. Wellness Programs Referred at the September 6, 2017 Special Organizational Meeting. Monitoring of the school-based and system-wide initiatives related to student and staff wellness.

  4. Evaluation of Coaches Referred at the September 6, 2017 Special Organizational Meeting. Requesting further discussion of process of formal review of coaches by the Athletic Directors.

  5. Bishop Field Update Referred at the May 2, 2018 School Committee meeting and amended at the May 16, 2018 School Committee meeting; request for information on planned upgrades and a regular Park Board Meeting update (Mr. Bregoli, School Committee representative to the Park Board).

  6. Potential MIAA Athletic League Change for NQHS Referred at the September 10, 2018 Special Organizational Meeting for further discussion.

  7. Share Tables Referred at the October 24, 2018 School Committee meeting for discussion of amending Wellness Policy 1.7 to include guidelines. (Also referred to Policy Subcommittee.)

  8. Health Curriculum Referred at the October 24, 2018 School Committee meeting for review and discussion.

  9. School Nurses Referred at the February 6, 2019 School Committee meeting for further review and discussion.

  10. Elimination of Styrofoam from School Nutrition Service Referred at the March 20, 2019 School Committee meeting for further review and discussion.

Budget & Finance

  1. Chapter 70 Funding Referred at the March 6, 2019 School Committee meeting for discussion and creation of a position statement.

Facilities, Security, and Transportation

  1. School Playgrounds Referred at the September 14, 2016 Special Organizational Meeting. Requesting an update from the Park Department on recent equipment and safety fiber upgrades and projects in planning.

  2. New Middle School project Referred at the September 14, 2016 Special Organizational Meeting. Schedule updates to be provided as the planning phase moves into construction.

  3. Water Testing Results & Repair Referred at the December 7, 2016 School Committee meeting to monitor the schedule for fixture repair or replacement.

  4. Solar Panels on School Buildings Referred at the September 10, 2018 Special Organizational Meeting for update on Solar City, energy consumption, and related cost savings.

  5. QPS Vehicle Storage Facility Relocation Referred at the September 10, 2018 Special Organizational Meeting as a requested update.

  6. ALICE Protocol Referred at the September 10, 2018 Special Organizational Meeting for further review and discussion.

  7. Direct Emergency Contact from School Offices to Quincy Police Department (Panic Button) Referred at the September 10, 2018 Special Organizational Meeting for review and discussion.

  8. School Improvement Plan Facilities Needs Referred at the November 14, 2018 School Committee meeting for further review towards progress of addressing these issues.


  1. Middle School Grading System Referred at the December 10, 2014 School Committee meeting for review and discussion.

  2. School Committee Policy Book Referred at the January 13, 2016 School Committee meeting for review and updating as needed.

  3. NQHS Mascot Referred at the November 9, 2016 School Committee meeting.

  4. Extended School Day/Recess Scheduling Referred at the December 6, 2017 School Committee Meeting.

  5. School Year Calendar 2020-21: Referred at the September 10, 2018 Special Organizational Meeting for review of starting school before Labor Day, September 7, 2020.

  6. Veterans Memorial Stadium: Referred at the October 10, 2018 School Committee meeting by Mayor Koch; consideration of a resolution and revision to the associated School Committee Policy 11.6 Community Use of School Facilities.

  7. Potential Revision of Wellness Policy 1.7 to Incorporate “Share Tables” Referred at the October 24, 2018 School Committee meeting for consideration. (Also referred to Athletics & Wellness Subcommittee.)

  8. School Committee Policy 9.11.1 Homework Referred at the December 12, 2018 School Committee Meeting for review.

  9. School Committee Policy 11.8 Public Solicitations in Schools Referred at the December 12, 2018 School Committee Meeting for review.

  10. 2019-20 School Year Calendar Referred at the December 12, 2018 School Committee Meeting for review.

  11. 2019-20 School Committee Meeting Calendar Referred at the December 12, 2018 School Committee Meeting for review.

  12. School Committee Policy 9.11.16 Graduation Exercises Referred at the March 6, 2019 School Committee Meeting for review.

Rules, Post, Audit & Oversight

Special Education

  1. High School Inclusion Classes Referred at the September 10, 2018 Special Organizational Meeting for a requested update of the status for the 2018-2019 school year.

Teaching and Learning

  1. Advanced Program Pathways Referred at the May 20, 2015 School Committee Meeting to review opportunities to challenge above-level students at all grades.

  2. Enrollment Data/Class Size: Referred at the October 14, 2015 School Committee meeting for further review and discussion.

  3. Superintendent Evaluation Referred at the September 7, 2016 School Committee meeting for preparation and procedure review.

  4. High School Mid-Term Examinations Referred at the June 14, 2017 School Committee meeting for further review and discussion.

  5. NQHS Mascot Referred at the May 2, 2018 School Committee meeting for review and discussion.

  6. Graduation Follow Up Survey Referred at the September 10, 2018 Special School Committee meeting.

  7. District Goal for Science Referred at the October 10, 2018 School Committee meeting for further discussion.

  8. MCAS Growth Percentile Referred at the October 10, 2018 School Committee meeting for further discussion.

  9. School Improvement Plan Goal Development Referred at the November 14, 2018 School Committee meeting for further discussion.

  10. Foreign Language Program Referred at the January 9, 2019 School Committee meeting for review.

Ad Hoc Committees

New Middle School Building Committee

School District Maps

 Created at the September 10, 2014 Special School Committee meeting to review issues related to school district maps.


Quincy, Massachusetts – April 10, 2019 
Regular Meeting of the Quincy School Committee

Regular Meeting

A regular meeting of the Quincy School Committee was held on Wednesday, April 10, 2019 at the Coddington Building at 6:30 p.m. Superintendent DeCristofaro called the roll and present were School Committee Chair Mayor Thomas Koch, Mr. Anthony Andronico, Mr. Paul Bregoli, Mr. James DeAmicis, Mr. Douglas Gutro, Mrs. Kathryn Hubley, and Mrs. Emily Lebo, Vice Chair.

Vice-Chair Presiding

Also present were: Dr. Richard DeCristofaro, Secretary; Ms. Laura Owens, Clerk; Ms. Molly Belovarac, Mr. Michael Draicchio, Dr. Beth Hallett, Ms. Julie Krieger, Ms. Leah Markarian, Ms. Robin Moreira, Mr. James Mullaney, Deputy Superintendent Kevin Mulvey, Mr. Kenneth Panaro, Ms. Maura Papile, Ms. Erin Perkins, Ms. Madeline Roy, Mr. Keith Segalla, Mr. Robert Shaw, Mr. Edward Smith, Mr. Lawrence Taglieri; Quincy Education Association President Allison Cox; and Citywide Parent Council Co-President Courtney Perdios.


There was a moment of silence for men and women serving in the military at home and overseas.


Regular Meeting Minutes Approved 3.20.2019

Mr. DeAmicis made a motion, seconded by Mrs. Hubley to approve the Regular Meeting minutes for March 20, 2019 as presented. On a voice vote, the ayes have it.

Professional Development Minutes Approved 4.3.2019

Mr. DeAmicis made a motion, seconded by Mrs. Hubley to approve the Professional Development minutes for April 3, 2019 as presented. On a voice vote, the ayes have it.


Open Forum

Ms. Jennifer Chen, Co-Chair of the Citywide Parent Council Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion Subcommittee. Ms. Chen suggested that in addition to surveying parents on school culture issues, students should be included as well. Ms. Chen cited the VOCAL survey, which is an optional component of MCAS for Grades 5, 8, and 10.


Superintendent's Report

Dr. DeCristofaro opened the Superintendent’s Report with recognition of the Science Fair winners from both North Quincy High School and Quincy High School. Science Department Chairs Julie Krieger from QHS and Kenneth Panaro from NQHS introduced the students: Helga Becka, 1st place QHS; Rebecca Morris, 2nd place, QHS; Marsha Germain and Supriti Karki, 3rd place tie QHS; John Liu, 1st place NQHS; Liem Nguyen, 2nd place NQHS; Andrea Ngo, 3rd place NQHS.

After a brief recess, Superintendent DeCristofaro resumed his report with the Inspire Quincy video featuring the Motor Skills Event for Special Education students, the Kindergarten Gallery Walk at Clifford Marshall, the Credit for Life Fair, the Health & Wellness Symposium, the School~Community Partnership Breakfast, the Chronic Absenteeism Symposium, the QHS Cultural Fair, NQHS & QHS Spring Concerts.

Additional Student Recognitions: Scholastic Art & Writing Awards to NQHS students John Shi, Honorable Mention for Painting and Iris Xie, an Honorable Mention, Silver Key, and Gold Key for Drawing & Illustration, an Honorable Mention for Art Portfolio, and a Gold Key for Design. QHS Senior Kyle Tobin was recognized as an All-Star by the Plumbing Heating Cooling Contractors Association, receiving a scholarship and plumber’s starter tool kit. Noreen Plabutuong, 2015 Quincy High School graduate and alum of Clifford Marshall Elementary and Point Webster Middle School and currently a student at Emerson, was recently named a Fulbright Scholar.

Upcoming Arts Events: Mamma Mia at North Quincy High School, May 3-5; Quincy High School Fashion Show on May 9 at 7:00 pm; and the Middle School Choral Festival on May 16 at Central Middle School at 7:00 pm.

Recent Quincy School~Community Partnership Events included the 18th annual Recognition Breakfast, attended by sixty-five local business and community partners; the Credit for Life Fair, 200 seniors from both high schools, over forty partners participated. Upcoming Quincy Public Schools events include the Community Service Learning Breakfast on May 30 and the Student Athlete Leadership Summit on June 7. Nobel Laureate Dr. Richard Roberts will be at Quincy High School on April 26 to meet with Physics students from both high schools and the 2nd SADD Summit will be held on May 9 with students from Quincy, North Quincy, and Braintree High Schools participating. Family events include Healthy Choices Night on April 24 at Veterans Stadium, Girl Rising on May 29 and the QPAC Sensory Night on May 17, both at Quincy High School.

Congratulations to Dr. Hallett, a 16 year QPS veteran moving to Nantucket to become Deputy Superintendent of Schools for the 2019-2020 school year before becoming Superintendent for the 2020-21 School year.

The South~West Middle School transition planning continues with the Design team meetings on Thursday, April 11 and Wednesday, April 24. Dr. DeCristofaro meet with the entire staff about orientation, training, and move logistics on April 25.

The Department of Conservation & Recreation will be planting the 20,000th tree under the Greening the Gateway Cities program at North Quincy High School on Tuesday, April 23 at 1:30 pm. Governor Baker is expected to attend this event.

The HYPER Robotics team qualified for the New England District Championship at the recent district event at the University of New Hampshire, placing 2nd out of 40 teams. The New England District Championship will be held at Worcester Polytechnical Institute on April 11-13.

The Health & Wellness Symposium was held on April 3, Wellness Teams from all schools met to review progress towards goals with a focus on social media education. The DESE Promising Practices Review preliminary visit was April 4, QPS presented an overview of the District Improvement Plan process. Follow up visits will be scheduled for May 16 & 20 to meet staff and administrators.

A Dual Enrollment Workshop was held on April 9, 26 staff members met with Quincy College administrative staff to plan the 35 courses available to QPS juniors and seniors for next school year. Quincy College’s Summer Bridge program is an opportunity for students to take college courses at a discounted rate.

Chronic Absenteeism & Lowest Performing Student accountability factors are being looked at by all schools, collaborating on building a model that can be customized at the school level to address interventions during school hours and outside school hours that can move those in a favorable direction.

The Thomas Crane Public Library hosted a program on Tuesday, April 9 for middle school students, very well attended with over 100 students participating along with the middle school librarians.


Old Business

School Committee Policy 9.11.6 Graduation Exercises (Discussion)

Mr. Bregoli reviewed the School Committee Policy 9.11.6 Graduation Exercises revisions proposed. As there was no further discussion, this will be posted on the QPS website for public comment and eligible for vote at the May 1, 2019 meeting.


New Business

Department of Natural Resources Update

Commissioner of Natural Resources David Murphy presented an overview of the new department which combines Park, Forestry, Cemetery, Recreation & Conservation under one umbrella. The department interacts with Quincy Public Schools in terms of relationship with scholastic athletic programs, maintenance of school grounds, and capital improvements on school grounds. Mr. Murphy met with the Athletic Directors and the Spring sports coaches to listen to needs for the fields. Starting out, Bishop, Pond Street, and Welcome Young will have batting cages installed. Improvements were made at Mitchell McCoy to the mound and dugouts and benches were added to the tennis courts at QHS. Bullpens will be installed at Colletta, Bishop, and Mitchell McCoy. Practice nets will be installed at Furnace Brook; Russell Park tennis courts have been refurbished; Bishop Field tennis courts are next this spring; Broad Meadows tennis courts & basketball court will be done over this summer. Veterans Stadium investments courtesy of the Boston Cannons include all new locker rooms, a renovated press box, new scoreboard and video board, renovated the trainer’s room, and replacing seats throughout the stadium.

Maintenance of school properties will include working with Principals to identify each building’s needs; scheduling will accommodate MCAS testing. Installation of new playgrounds will continue through Summer 2019, collaboration with each school administration and PTO groups to customize the design for the community.

Mr. Bregoli thanked Mr. Murphy for his responsiveness in the short time he has been in the job, looking forward to the many innovations he will bring to the position.

Mrs. Hubley requested that the presentation be shared electronically with School Committee.

Mr. Gutro complimented Mayor Koch for hiring Mr. Murphy and suggested meeting with the school PTOs in addition to the Principals. Mr. Gutro asked about the existing Capital Improvement Plan budget, what projects are funded there or from other sources. Mr. Murphy said it is a mix of private donations, Community Development Block Grant funding, and Capital Improvement Plan funds.

Mayor Koch noted that all of the funds are exclusive of school funds. Mayor Koch noted that Cleaner Greener is the Saturday, May 4.

Mrs. Lebo welcomed Mr. Murphy and requested that the School Improvement Plan items related to this department be shared with him.


New Business

Anti-Bullying & Anti-Bias

Senior Director of Student Support Services Maura Papile and Student Support Services staff members Leah Markarian and Molly Belovarac presented on the QPS Approach to Anti-Bullying Prevention and Intervention. The state legislation was passed in 2010, but QPS already had programming underway that involved students and parents. Each year, the Student Support teams work together to evaluate programming and make updates that reflect current issues. In 2013, the regulations were expanded to include staff to student bullying as a category and assessment of bullying risk as part of the IEP development process. Key requirements of the law include training staff on their responsibilities, publicity of the prohibition against bullying in all forms, and parent and student notification of the district plan.

Mrs. Papile reviewed that bullying is not the same as conflict, but is a repeated pattern of behavior and an imbalance of power. School staff are trained to watch for bullying, intervene, and handle reports from children. Staff are trained to become actively involved, it has been shown that intervention and bystanders taking an active role in responding to bullying incidents, bullying behaviors decrease. Staff are expected to change the culture by separating the students, direct interaction with the student to explain the behavior will not be tolerated, and the formal report to the principal or designee. The principal or designee coordinates the investigation of alleged incident, parental notification, disciplinary action needed, and follow up for safety plan and to check in with both the target and the aggressor. These steps are documented along with offering parents educational tools and support on a continuing basis.

At the same time, the Student Support staff at all levels are working on socialemotional wellness. At the elementary schools, Positive Behavior Interventions and Strategies (PBIS) is a school-wide initiative, promoting leadership roles and positive school climate through reward systems that vary from school to school. For Grades K-3, the Second Step and Superflex curriculums reinforce social skills through activities, skills for learning, empathy and compassion, emotional management, problem solving, safety skills. For Grades 4-5 Second Step Steps to Respect explore more complex topics including respecting others, recognizing, refusing, and reporting bullying, and conflict resolution. Students learn best through experience and activities, discussions, and role-play are all ways to support the lessons. As students mature, the decision-making and leadership opportunities are explored, such as Community Service Clubs or Student Councils, that allow students to see their own strengths and leadership qualities.

At the middle school level, classroom lessons expand to include the Massachusetts Aggression Reduction Center (MARC from Bridgewater State University) curriculum, in addition to Second Steps. Student leadership opportunities for peer modeling are focused on positive school climate, small group social skills and teaching pro-social behaviors such as kindness and compassion. Internet safety, relational aggression, dispel stereotypes, model appropriate behavior, and unwittingly participating in bullying online. Schoolwide events include Black Out Bullying, World Kindness Day, Chains of Kindness, Mix It Up Lunches, Rachel’s Challenge. Student support staff collaborate with classroom teachers on opportunities to reinforce the impact of bullying and exclusion, kindness and empathy, digital citizenship, friendship skills, showing respect, and respecting and embracing differences. PBIS is a multi-year effort, the goals are to equip students and staff with the tools needed to thrive in a diverse world; to communicate more effectively across differences; to create a non-judgemental atmosphere which allows for challenges and accountability without accusation and blame; to analyze complex issues regarding race, class, gender, and other differences at the personal, interpersonal, institutional, and cultural levels; and to create strategies for inclusion that allow for engagement of all students, so they can perform to their full potential.

Mrs. Papile concluded the presentation by noting that our students developmentally need all these supports, and it is constantly evolving as the challenges students face evolve.

Mayor Koch left the meeting at 8:30 pm.

Mr. Andronico asked about how long has QPS been addressing cyberbullying. Mrs. Papile said that for at least 10 years, from the earliest platforms, such as MySpace and chat rooms. Mr. Andronico asked if cyber issues should be addressed earlier than Grade 4. Ms. Papile and Ms. Belovorac said that cyber awareness are concepts being discussed as early as Kindergarten. Ms. Papile suggested that a Parent Academy on this topic might be timely.

Mr. Gutro asked about the overlap with Digital Literacy staff at the elementary and middle schools. Ms. Papile said that the Student Support staff work with academic teachers to ensure a consistent message. These are school-wide efforts, looking for opportunity for further collaboration and making the connection.

Mrs. Hubley agreed that this is important topic for Parent Academy.

Mr. Bregoli thanked the presenters, QPS has made such strides in the area of social emotional learning and addressing the needs of the whole child.

Mr. Gutro asked about tracking and reporting bullying, differentiation between inperson and cyber bullying. Ms. Papile said the regulations require filing reports annually; QPS reported incidents as follows for the last school year: 6 for elementary, 12 for middle school, 17 for high schools. Ms. Papile said frequently what is reported as bullying is actually conflict, but the substantiated reports almost always have a cyber component most always at middle and high school. All situations warrant interventions, these run the gamut from parent meetings to detentions and suspensions. Most incidents take place in grades 6-9.

Mrs. Lebo requested a curriculum map/pacing guide for these topics and to see the MARC curriculum. Mrs. Lebo noted that the Plan is intended to be updated every two years and a parent survey is required every four years. Ms. Papile said that there are surveys available through PBIS that address domains about safety and school culture as well as the VOCAL survey associated with MCAS.

Mrs. Lebo referred School Committee Policy 10.18 QPS Anti-Bullying Policy to Subcommittee, needs some work as the regulations were updated in 2013, but the Policy has not been updated.

Dr. DeCristofaro said that each situation is unique, our administrators and staff must evaluate each situation and intervene in a way that is meaningful to the parties involved. This is something we take seriously as a school system, the Policy is the foundation and the review will strengthen the supports that makes a difference to students and their families.


New Business

Homework Initiative Update

Mrs. Lebo updated School Committee on the continuing collaboration with the Quincy Education Association, the Citywide Parent Council, and the Quincy Parent Advisory Council to Special Education on developing surveys for students, parents, and teachers. Draft surveys were shared with School Committee members and these will be shared with the community in May. Mrs. Lebo would like to have a working meeting to review the data once it is available.


Additional Business

Mr. Andronico requested to refer the QPS Website into Policy Subcommittee, this will appear on the May 1 School Committee meeting as an agenda item.



Upcoming meetings include School Committee Meetings on May 1, 2019; May 15, 2019 (at Central Middle School); and June 12, 2019. Upcoming Subcommittee meetings include April 30, 2019 (Quarterly Budget & Finance at 6:00 pm; Teaching & Learning at 6:15 pm); FY2020 Budget meetings on May 8, 2019 and May 22, 2019 both at 6:00 pm; Special Education at 6:00 pm on May 22, 2019. On May 29, 2019, the FY2020 Budget Public Hearing will be followed by Athletics & Wellness at 6:15 pm


Mrs. Lebo read the following letter into the record:

Dear Principal Taglieri,

I visited Quincy this past weekend to see my grandchildren and their parents. Saturday, March 23rd, we enjoyed our customary breakfast at Newcomb Farms family restaurant. A group of 10 or so young ladies sat across the aisle from us. We were so impressed by their demeanor that I contemplated paying for their meal. Frequently and anonymously, we enjoy doing so for law enforcement, fire and rescue, and members of the military.

It was apparent to me that these high-school age girls shared a strong bond. Imagine our delight and awe when our waitress informed us that the group had paid for our meal. We were humbled. I thanked them and asked whether they were an athletic team of some sort. It turns out that these thoughtful folks were the better part of the Quincy High School softball team. There are teams and there are teams that do more than play a sport together.

Random acts of kindness are rare in this world, and you have some very special students. I applaud the 2019 Quincy High School softball team and would like to come to cheer them to victory, but we live in Virginia. So far as I am concerned, they are winners regardless of the season results. Any college or university will be lucky to have them as students.

We paid if forward buying breakfast for another table. My 5-year old granddaughter witnessed and understood the events. Who knows where she might apply kindness and generosity over the course of her lifetime?

With deep gratitude,
Hunt Burke
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
Burke & Herbert Bank
Alexandria, Virgina


Dr. DeCristofaro congratulated Mr. Bregoli on his induction into the NQHS Soccer Hall of Fame.


Reports of Subcommittees

All School Committee and Subcommittee meeting minutes are posted online at www.quincypublicschools.com/schoolcomm/2018-2019.

Mrs. Lebo and Mr. Andronico reviewed the Joint Teaching & Learning and Special Education Subcommittee meeting held on March 27, featuring presentations on Co-Teaching, Mathematics Coaching/Co-Teaching, the new History & Social Sciences standards, Special Education Rights & Responsibilities, and an update from QPAC.

Mr. Bregoli reviewed the Policy Subcommittee meeting held on March 27, 2019 which reviewed School Committee Policy 9.11.6 Graduation Exercises and approved proposed language on the decoration of graduation caps.

Mrs. Lebo noted a typo in the March 27, 2019 Policy Minutes and these were approved as amended. The minutes of the March 27, 2019 Joint Teaching & Learning and Special Education Subcommittee meeting were approved as presented.


Executive Session

There was no Executive Session.



Mr. Bregoli made a motion to adjourn for the evening at 9:10 p.m.