Feb. 3, 2015 Budget Sub Meeting


Quincy School Committee
Budget and Finance Subcommittee
Mrs. Kathryn Hubley, Chair
Coddington Building
Rescheduled to Tuesday, February 3 at 6:00 PM

  1. Quarterly Budget Status Report - Mr. Mullaney

  2. Adjournment – Thank You!


Quincy School Committee
Budget & Finance Subcommittee Meeting
Tuesday, February 3, 2015

A meeting of the Budget and Finance Subcommittee was held on Tuesday, February 3, 2015 at 6:00 pm in the Coddington Building. Present were Mayor Thomas Koch, Mr. Paul Bregoli, Mrs. Anne Mahoney, Mr. Dave McCarthy, and Mrs. Kathryn Hubley, Chair. Also attending were Superintendent DeCristofaro, Mr. James Mullaney, Mrs. Maura Papile, Mr. Keith Segalla, and Ms. Laura Owens, Clerk.

Mrs. Hubley called the meeting to order at 6:00 pm.

Business Director James Mullaney presented the Quarterly Budget Review and began by giving an overview of the complete budget. Current funding allows for all contractual obligations and step/ level raises to be met, and addresses academic classroom sizes to keep them at or within School Committee guidelines. Academic Classroom Teachers and Academic Programs have expended the appropriate amount of their budget year to date. Academic Support includes Substitute Teachers, Directors, Coordinators, Clerical & Administration and all lines are on track. Non-Academic Support includes Clerical, Custodial, Security, Aides and after two quarters, these accounts are in line with projections.

For Expenses, Special Education is the largest area of the budget. For both tuitions (academic expense) and Transportation (non-academic expense), these lines are currently on target. For NonAcademic Expenses, utility costs have continued to rise, especially electricity in response to increased use of technology. Mayor Koch asked if we were confident about heating and utility costs and Mr. Mullaney said he is comfortable with how this was budgeted, there was a significant increase this year.

Mr. Bregoli asked about Fallon Ambulance assisting the Athletic Departments and the trainers have submitted their lists. Dr. DeCristofaro will be meeting with representatives from Fallon Ambulance.

Mr. McCarthy made a motion to approve the Quarterly Budget as presented. Mr. Bregoli seconded the motion and on a roll call vote, the ayes have it, 5-0. Mr. DiBona and Ms. Isola were absent.

Mrs. Mahoney made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 6:15 pm. Mr. Bregoli seconded the motion and on a voice vote, the ayes have it.