Welcome to Eugene Quinn for East Greenwich School Committee


headshot Why I am running:

  • East Greenwich has long enjoyed a reputation for good government and excellent schools.
  • As a 42-year resident, I have paid several hundred thousand dollars in property taxes. I'm proud of what that helped build, and I want to see that investment preserved.
  • Ill-conceived and poorly considered policy decisions by the current Town Council have put that investment at risk.
  • If elected, as a member of the School Committee I will work to support an evidence-based, data-driven approach to policymaking across local government.


Education and Work Experience

12 Years Working in Education

  • Volunteer Work
    • Mentor at an inner city elementary school ->
    • AP calculus tutor at Classical High School
    • GED tutor at the Brockton VA Hospital ->
  • Stonehill College Math Department - 12 years->
  • Taught business calculus to MBA students - URI College of Business Administration (5 semesters)
  • Educational research: Student Growth Percentiles->


27 Years Working in Science and Industry

  • Industry Job Titles
    • Biostatistician
    • Statistical Analyst
    • Corporate Statistician
    • Computer Analyst
    • Technical Support Project Manager
  • Scientific Job Titles
    • Environmental research - biostatistician
    • Body Dysmorphic Disorder research - statistician ->

Education

  • Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics
  • M.S. in Experimental Statistics


Issues

  • Our schools have been called the crown jewels of our community and the biggest factor that draws new residents to East Greenwich. Their reputation is still good, but has been damaged by unwarranted budget cuts.
  • I believe East Greenwich schools have been systematically underfunded. This viewpoint is supported by the recent performance audit, which estimates that $1.2 million in additional funds will be required for our schools to meed the requirements of the Basic Education Plan.
  • If the town council refuses to provide adequate funding I support a Caroulo action to force them to.
  • I believe current educational research should inform policy decisions.
  • I believe in a data-driven approach to decision making, and have the analytical and data science skills to support this.
  • An adversarial relationship between the Town Council and the School Committee is counterproductive and if elected I will work to correct this.


Pro Bono Data Analysis

I have performed a number of analyses refuting claims by the Town Council and explaining various aspects of the town's finances--->
  • Refuted: the 51% tax increase.->
  • Why tax bills go up (and down)->
  • Refuted: The $100 million levy.->
  • The town's fiscally irresponsible FY2019 budget.->
  • Refuted: the 20 year analysis of median home values.->
  • Why Barrington receives more formula aid per pupil than East Greenwich ->
  • Refuted:Reasons for fire department overtime costs.->
  • Mary Ward's Presentation of the independent fire department overtime analysis.->
  • Did the FY2018 and FY2019 budgets underestimate revenue requrements?->
 

My resume