6-3-2020 Budget & Finance Minutes


A meeting of the Budget & Finance Subcommittee was held on Wednesday, June 3, 2020 at 6:02 pm
via remote technology. Present were Mayor Thomas Koch, Mr. Paul Bregoli, Mr. Douglas Gutro, Mrs.
Kathryn Hubley, Mrs. Emily Lebo, Mr. Frank Santoro, and Mr. Anthony Andronico, Chair. Also
attending were Superintendent DeCristofaro, Deputy Superintendent Kevin Mulvey, Mr. James
Mullaney, and Ms. Laura Owens, Clerk.

Mr. Bregoli thanked Mayor Koch, Quincy Public Schools is extremely fortunate to be in the position
going into the next school year with no layoffs.

Mr. Gutro agreed, students, parents, and staff are all grateful for this budget.

Mr. Gutro made a motion to cut the Central Office administrator position from the FY2021 QPS
budget. Mrs. Lebo seconded the motion.

On the motion, Mr. Santoro said that this summer is going to be an important time for hiring, and it
will be important for the Interim Superintendent to be able to have assistance, so will not support the

Mr. Andronico said that he will be voting against the motion, this would be detrimental to the
preparations for the new school year. The Superintendent’s Leadership Team is currently working
beyond capacity and an extra pair of hands at this time is important.

On a roll call vote, the motion does not carry, the nays have it 5-2. Mr. Andronico and Mrs. Lebo
voted YES.

Mr. Andronico asked for further comments on the FY2021 Quincy Public Schools Budget.

Mrs. Lebo is fine with the Central Office Administrator, there could be 20 staff members that need to
be hired between retirements and new positions and there is much curriculum work to be done.

Mr. Gutro asked for clarification on whether if school resumes in September virtually there is the
potential for furloughs.

Mayor Koch feels strongly that it is important to have students back in school in the fall unless the
state determines this is not possible.

Mr. Gutro made a motion to approve the FY2021 Quincy Public Schools budget as presented. Mrs.
Lebo seconded the motion and on a roll call vote, the ayes have it, 7-0. Mrs. Lebo made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 6:12 pm. The motion was seconded by Mrs. Hubley and on a roll call vote, the ayes have it, 7-0.