Feb. 6, 2017 Facilities/Security Sub Meeting


Quincy School Committee
Facilities and Security Subcommittee
Mrs. Kathryn Hubley, Chair
Monday, February 6, 2017, 5:45 pm
Coddington Building

  1. Welcome - Mrs. Hubley

  2. Update on Traffic/Parking Signage - Mr. Draicchio

  3. Update on Snug Harbor Traffic Concerns - Dr. DeCristofaro, Mr. Draicchio

  4. Update on Presidents City Inn - Mr. Draicchio

  5. Adjournment/Thank You!


Quincy School Committee
Facilities & Security Subcommittee Meeting
February 6, 2017

A meeting of the Facilities & Security Subcommittee was held on Monday, February 6, 2017 at 5:45 pm in the Coddington Building. Present were Mr. Paul Bregoli, Mr. James DeAmicis, Ms. Barbara Isola, Mrs. Emily Lebo, Mrs. Anne Mahoney, and Mrs. Kathryn Hubley, Chair. Also attending were Superintendent DeCristofaro, Deputy Superintendent Kevin Mulvey, Mr. Michael Draicchio, Mrs. Maura Papile, Ms. Madeline Roy, Mr. Keith Segalla; Quincy Education Association President Allison Cox; and Ms. Laura Owens, Clerk.

Mrs. Hubley called the meeting to order at 5:45 pm and introduced Director of Safety & Security Michael Draicchio to update on several issues. Mr. Draicchio said new signage has been installed in the parking lots at Atherton Hough, Squantum, Della Chiesa Early Childhood Center, and Quincy High School to assist with safety around the school. The Department of Public Works installed the signage for designated parking and to inform the public that the parking is reserved for school staff. Mrs. Hubley asked about a larger sign for the Snug Harbor parking lot entrance and that is still pending.

Mr. Draicchio said that there is a new sign at Snug Harbor indicating no left hand turns into staff parking lot, will work with City Councilor Laforest and the Traffic Department to see if it can be removed. The sign was installed without notification to the school, based on a neighborhood concern. Ms. Isola and Mrs. Mahoney both asked for information on the rationale and Mr. Draicchio will provide additional information. In his observation, there was not an issue with traffic in this area.

Dr. DeCristofaro, Mrs. Hubley, and Mr. Draicchio have all observed the Snug Harbor traffic in the back of the school, minimal issues at this time. Parents are not allowed to pull into parking lot to ensure safety of parents and students walking to drop students off at the back door. Administrative staff are continuing to monitor the traffic, one parent had requested a different dropoff route, but this is not feasible. Mrs. Hubley said she has had several days of observation, there didn’t seem to be any issues, although it could be more complicated when snow is on the ground.

Mr. Draicchio updated on the new Howard Johnson hotel under the Windham Hotel chain (formerly the Presidents City Inn). Mr. Draicchio met with the general manager and toured the facility, the property is fully fenced and has video security. Mr. Draicchio also met with Quincy Police Chief Keenan to review any calls over the last year from the address, nothing major or out of the ordinary. Mr. Draicchio expressed a positive feeling about the new facility, the manager is interested in becoming a business partner for Central Middle School next door.

Mr. Bregoli made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 5:55 pm. Mrs. Lebo seconded the motion and on a voice vote, the ayes have it.