|Board Member, Quincy School Committee, At-large|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 5, 2013|
|First elected||November, 2009|
|Next general||November, 2017|
|High school||Christ The King High School|
|J.D.||University of San Francisco School of Law|
Barbara Isola resides in Quincy, Massachusetts. Isola graduated from Christ The King High School in New York before earning her Bachelor's degree in Nursing from Hunter College and her J.D. degree from the University of San Francisco School of Law. She is employed as an assistant district attorney in Plymouth County, Massachusetts.
- See also: Quincy Public Schools elections (2013)
|Quincy Public Schools, At-large General Election, 4-year term, 2013|
|Nonpartisan||Anne Mahoney Incumbent||25.3%||5,558|
|Nonpartisan||Barbara Isola Incumbent||23.1%||5,066|
|Nonpartisan||Emily Lebo Incumbent||21.8%||4,793|
|Source: City of Quincy, "Election Summary Report," accessed December 18, 2013|
Barbara Isola began the race with an existing account balance of $1,246.31 from her previous campaign. She reported $3,520.00 in contributions and $2,722.44 in expenditures to the Quincy Election Department, which left her campaign with $2,043.87 on hand.
Barbara Isola received an endorsement for her campaign from the Quincy Education Association.
|Quincy Public Schools, At-large General Election, 4-year term, 2009|
|Nonpartisan||Anne Mahoney Incumbent||26.9%||14,057|
|Nonpartisan||Matthew Lockwood Mullaney||14.7%||7,665|
|Source: City of Quincy, "Election Summary Report, Municipal Election," accessed October 29, 2013|
In a survey conducted by The Patriot Ledger, Isola argued that the following was the most significant issue confronting the school district:
The most pressing issue in QPS is to ensure that all of our students and professional staff have the necessary tools to achieve optimal levels of achievement within in the framework of the many changes in curriculum that are being rolled out. If elected for a second term, I will continue to monitor student achievement by looking at our test scores, School and Program Improvement Plans and use that information to set budget priorities.
What was at stake?
There were three seats on the school board up for election on November 5, 2013. All three incumbents sought re-election to the board and they faced only one challenger. Barbara Isola, Emily Lebo and Anne Mahoney attempted to defend their seats from newcomer Noel DiBona. However, Lebo lost her seat to DiBona.
About the district
- See also: Quincy Public Schools, Massachusetts
Norfolk County outperformed the rest of Massachusetts in terms of its median rates of average household income, poverty rates and higher education achievement in 2011. The median household income in Norfolk County was $83,733 compared to $65,981 for the state of Massachusetts. The poverty rate in Norfolk County was 6.3% compared to 10.7% for the entire state. The US Census also found that 48.2% of Norfolk County residents aged 25 years and older attained a Bachelor's degree compared to 38.7% in Massachusetts.
Note: The United States Census Bureau considers "Hispanic or Latino" to be a place of origin, not a race. Therefore, the Census allows citizens to report both their race and that they are from a "Hispanic or Latino" place of origin simultaneously. As a result, the percentages in each column of the racial demographics table will exceed 100 percent. Each column will add up to 100 percent after removing the "Hispanic or Latino" place of origin percentages.
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- Patrick Ronan, The Patriot Ledger, "Quincy school committee candidates discuss the issues," October 22, 2013
- City of Quincy, "Campaign Finance Reports," accessed December 23, 2013
- Quincy Education Association, "QEA Home," accessed October 24, 2013
- United States Census Bureau, "Norfolk County, Massachusetts," accessed October 24, 2013
- Massachusetts Secretary of State, "Enrollment Breakdown as of 2/15/2012," accessed October 24, 2013
- United States Census Bureau, "Frequently Asked Questions," accessed April 21, 2014