3-24-2021 School Committee Meeting

3-24-2021 School Committee Meeting
Posted on 03/22/2021


Regular Meeting of the Quincy School Committee

Wednesday, March 24, 2021, 6:30 pm

Coddington Building

Per Governor Baker’s order suspending certain provisions of the Open Meeting Law, G.L. c. 30A sec. 20, the public will not be allowed to physically access this School Committee meeting.  Members of the Public can access the meeting live on QATV Channel 22 or at www.qatv.org.  The meeting will also be recorded for rebroadcast and posted on the QPS SchoolTube website on Friday, March 26, 2021.

I. Approval of Minutes:   Meeting Minutes for March 10, 2021

II.  Open ForumAn opportunity for community input regarding the Quincy Public Schools.  Community in this context is defined as a resident of the City of Quincy, a parent of a student who attends the Quincy Public Schools, or an employee of the Quincy Public Schools.  Non-community persons not permitted to speak at Open Forum may submit written statements to the School Committee.  After giving his or her name and address, each speaker may make a presentation of no more than four minutes to the School Committee.  An individual may not exchange their time or yield to others.        

 To participate in Open Forum, interested parties may submit written statements to: [email protected].

III.  Superintendent’s Report

A. Chairman’s Report     Mayor Thomas Koch

B.  QHS Student Harassment Incident

C.  QPS Enrollment Update

D.  QPS Parent Involvement Update

  • One Book, One School Events
  • High School Course Selection & Open House Events

E.  Student Recognitions: Project 351

F.  Nobel Laureate Visit:Dr. Peter Diamond, April 7

G. School Nutrition Department Recognition at City Council

H. QHS Culinary Grab & Go Lunch Initiative

I.  Lexia Back on Track Grant

J.  Massachusetts Department of Higher Education Grant for Dual Enrollment at Quincy College


IV.  Old Business:


V. New Business:

  1. High School Improvement Plan Presentations         Mr. Robert Shaw, Mr. Lawrence Taglieri   NQHS Presentation   QHS Presentation
  2. Discussion of Election of Vice Chair   Mayor Koch
  3. Expanding Virtual Learning Opportunities   Mr. Santoro           For referral to Teaching & Learning Subcommittee

 VI.      Additional Business:   

VII.     Communications

  1. Upcoming School Committee Meetings:April 7, 2021; May 5, 2021; May 19, 2021; and June 12, 2021 (Regular Meetings, 6:30 pm, Coddington Building)
  2. Upcoming Subcommittee Meetings:March 29, 2021: Joint Equity, Diversity & Inclusion and Facilities, Transportation & Security at 5:30 pm; March 31, 2021:Policy, 5:30 p.m.; Joint Special Educationand Teaching & Learning, 6:00 pm

VIII.    Reports of Subcommittees:  None

IX.       Executive Session:    Contract Negotiations

X.        Adjournment: