May 2, 2007 School Committee Agenda


Regular Meeting of the Quincy School Committee
May 2, 2007

City Council Chambers
7:00 p.m.

I. Approval of Minutes: Regular session minutes for April 11, 2007.

II. Superintendent’s Report:

  1. Assessment Day 3
  2. Quincy Symphony Orchestra/Partnership Event "Evening at the POPS" May 10
  3. Elementary Student Annual Literature Contest
  4. Celebration of the Arts
  5. Summer Reading
  6. Security Updates

III. Open Forum: An opportunity for community input regarding the Quincy Public
Schools. After giving his or her name and address, each speaker may make a
presentation of no more than four minutes to the School Committee.

IV. Old Business:

A. Update on building projects, renovations, and construction: Mr. Canavan
to report.
B. Update on the New Quincy High School
C. On a motion by Ms. Stice, seconded by Mr. Mulvey, the Committee approved the revised report card for grades 1-5. As is School Committee Policy, a final vote needs to be taken tonight.

V. New Business:

A. School Choice: Superintendent recommends that the Quincy School Committee withdraws from the obligation to enroll non-resident students in the Quincy Public Schools for the 2007-2008 academic year for the following reasons:

  1. Continued projected enrollment conditions at the elementary and middle
schools based on current and projected enrollments.

  2. Policy of the Quincy School Committee to adhere to class size guidelines.

B. Update on Quincy Public Schools Webpage: Mr. O'Brien to report.

C. Gift: Donation from Boston Financial to the Snug Harbor School. See Attachment A.

VI. Additional Business:

VII. Communications:

VIII. Hearings - none

IX. Reports of Special Committees:

  1. Health, Safety, & Security Subcommittee: Ms. Mahoney to report

X. Executive Session:

XI. Adjournment:

Subcommittees of the School Committee

Subcommittee Date Referred Business Pending
Budget & Finance
McCarthy/Stice/Mahoney 11/19/2003 Vending Machines in Schools
  1/7/2004 Marshall Remedial Action Plan
  5/27/2004 (Subcommittee) Transportation Fees
  4/11/2007 HS Health Curriculum
Building Needs    
Dwyer/McCarthy/Timmins Major Building Projects  
  3/4/98 QHS/Central/Sterling Building Plans
  10/20/2004 ADA Report
  9/7/2005 Alternative Plans for Central Middle School
  1/25/2006 Fire Extinguishers
  1/25/2006 Outdoor Lighting
  2/8/2006 Conservation
Health, Safety & Security    
Mahoney/Dwyer/Timmins 10/18/2006 NQHS Traffic & Drop off
  4/11/2007 HS Health Curriculum
School Policy    
Stice/Mahoney/Mulvey 1/10/2001 Policy Manual
  1/9/2002 Early Childhood Ed.
  1/9/2002 Common Goals
  11/19/2003 Vending Machines in Schools
  9/6/2006 Dress Code
  10/18/2006 Sliding Scale for Student Fees
  12/13/2006 DIP
  3/21/2007 Elementary Report Cards
  3/21/2007 Student Records/Transfers, etc.
  3/21/2007 Elementary Report Cards
Special Education    
Timmins/McCarthy/Mulvey 1/17/2007 Emergency Information Form
  1/17/2007 Substitute Teachers for SPED
  3/21/2007 Implementation of IEPs
Rules, Post Audit & Oversight