WHEREAS: James P. Maloney is retiring as Chief Operating Officer following 48 years of service to the City of Cambridge and Cambridge Public Schools (CPS); and<br><br> WHEREAS: James P. Maloney is a lifelong Cantabrigian who was educated in the Cambridge public schools, and earned his master’s degree in Public Administration from Northeastern University; and<br><br> WHEREAS: James P. Maloney began his career with the City in 1974 when he started as a Junior Budget Analyst in the Finance Department which led to the positions of Administration Analyst in 1976, Budget Analyst in 1978, and Chief Budget Analyst in 1979; and<br><br> WHEREAS: James P. Maloney continued to excel and gain experience within the municipal government, becoming an Assistant City Manager for Fiscal Affairs in 1982, and finally, the Chief Operating Officer (COO) for the Cambridge Public Schools in 2002; and<br><br> WHEREAS: As the COO, James P. Maloney is responsible for providing leadership, strategic direction and vision for the non-academic and operational areas of the Cambridge Public Schools, including information systems and technology, facility planning and management,bstudent support services including safety and security transportation, food and nutrition, and student registration; and<br><br> WHEREAS: James P. Maloney brought a wealth of experience from his many years working in municipal government and his deep knowledge of Cambridge to this role, all of which has greatly benefited the students and families of the Cambridge Public Schools; and<br><br> WHEREAS: James P. Maloney is a member of the Superintendent's Executive Leadership team and plays a key role in strategic planning, analysis, decision making, and policy development and implementation; and<br><br> WHEREAS: During his time as the COO, James P. Maloney provided strategic leadership for major school district restructurings, including the implementation of the Innovation Agenda in 2012, strengthened and improved the function of all the operational areas and led the planning for three new CPS schools, each of which house an elementary and upper school; and<br><br> WHEREAS: Most recently, James P. Maloney’s tireless efforts during the COVID-19 pandemic, including the development and implementation of health and safety protocols, enabled the Cambridge Public Schools to successfully reopen schools in the fall of 2020; and<br><br> WHEREAS: James P. Maloney’s retirement will allow him to spend more time with his devoted wife, Anne and their two children, Jack and Kate Maloney; now therefore be it<br><br> RESOLVED: That the Cambridge School Committee go on record thanking Chief Operating Officer James P. Maloney for his 48 years of service to the City of Cambridge and the Cambridge Public Schools, for his wisdom, vision, and guidance through some of this school's most transformative years, including the COVID-19 pandemic, and in wishing him a truly happy and joyful retirement; and be it further <br><br> RESOLVED: That a formal copy of this Resolution be prepared by the Executive Secretary to the School Committee to be presented to James Maloney.

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Action Action Date Reconsidered By Referred to Subcommitee
08/09/2022 Adopted

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