Jan. 6, 2014 Organizational Meeting


Quincy, Massachusetts - January 6, 2014
Organizational Meeting of the Quincy School Committee

Organizational Meeting

An Organizational Meeting of the Quincy School Committee was held on Organizational January 6, 2014, at 7:30 p.m. at Central Middle School. The following members were Meeting present: Mr. Paul Bregoli, Mr. Noel DiBona, Mrs. Kathryn Hubley, Ms. Barbara Isola, Mrs. Anne Mahoney, Mr. David McCarthy, and Mayor Thomas P. Koch, Chairman. Also present were Dr. Richard DeCristofaro, Secretary and Ms. Laura Owens, Clerk.

Chairman Presiding

New Members Sworn In

The Chairman proceeded to swear in Mr. Noel DiBona, Ms. Barbara Isola, and Mrs. Anne Mahoney.

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Vice Chairman Elected 
The Chairman asked for nominations for the Office of Vice Chairman of the School Committee for 2014-2015. Ms. Isola nominated Mrs. Kathryn Hubley for the Office of Vice Chairman. Mr. Bregoli seconded the motion.

Mr. McCarthy made a motion to close the nominations for the Office of Vice Chairman and Mr. DiBona seconded the motion. On a voice vote, the ayes have it.

On a roll call vote, Mrs. Hubley was unanimously elected School Committee Vice Chair by a vote of 7-0.

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Mrs. Hubley’s Address

Mrs. Hubley began by thanking her colleagues for the honor of their vote as Vice-Chair. She spoke of how the School Committee works together as a team, collaborating to ensure that Quincy Public Schools delivers the highest quality education possible. She spoke of recent initiatives including the Common Core State Standards and the school security upgrades, the support for the students by all city officials, whether elected or appointed. Looking forward, a balanced approach to improvement while maintaining standards will be the goal. Mrs. Hubley concluded her remarks by speaking of her years of volunteer experience and how thankful she is for the opportunity to serve on the School Committee in this role.

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On a motion by Mrs. Mahoney, seconded by Mr. McCarthy, the Organizational Meeting adjourned at 7:45 p.m. The ayes have it.