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dukeofquincy - QHS now looking for Boys and Girls Basketball coaches - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Lauded for his efforts? He was a full-time firefighter who attended half the practices and ran a very unorganized program. Several key players quit during his tenure as coach. Those were some of his problems.
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So when this is brought back up before the city council, since it did not pass before, does it need a super-majority to pass? I wonder what the rules are on this procedurally?
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so, urkidswillpay, to what do you refer.? are there activities of the mayor of which we should be advised!
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As should be. I don't see it being the end if the world, just put off a week. Little egg on the face, but, when doesn't that happen from time to time.
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Reluctant to say the emperor wears no clothes perhaps? You would think the more experienced aldermen would have caught this. This is so infrequent though doesn't surprise me that nobody noticed at first.

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School fee increases have parents concerned in CUSD #4

School fee increases have parents concerned in CUSD #4

8 months ago by Denise Donley

District seeks to make up state funding shortfalls

High registration costs were the topic of this week’s Unity Board of Education meeting on Wendesday night and many concerned parents were in attendance to voice their concerns.

Illinois says it needs $400.79 for each student that attends a public school. Since the state will not be covering the costs, Community Unit School District #4 in Mendon passed some of that cost onto the students’ families.

Brian Kurz, CUSD #4 Superintendent, said he thought the meeting went exceptionally well.

“The people that were there are interested in the District, interested in what the Board of Education Is doing to move forward,” said Kurz. “They had a lot of questions, were respectful, really informed in understanding the difficult financial state Illinois has put the school in. They want to be part of the conversation moving forward.” 

Specifically, costs for book rental and drivers education increased. It’s now $150 for 7-12 grades and $100 for K-6. The Driver's Ed fee is $175. Also, the school had to add in an activity fee to be able to provide sports for the 2013-2014 school year.

The District made changes to the health insurance plan to allow around $100,000 in savings for the school.  Kurz said they are continuing to look at other ways to cut costs moving forward.

“What the state decided or didn’t decide on with pension has a huge impact on us. By the time we learned that they weren’t going to do anything, we were really limited as a district in what staffing changes and what expenditures you can make,” said Kurz.

Multiple parents contacted QuincyJournal.com regarding the increases and have asked if they have to pay the fees. There is a waiver available of income guidelines are met.  

First Bankers Trust is offering low interest loans that can be paid over ten months. There is also an online function where people can pay fees directly to the school with a credit card.

Kurz welcomes further questions or comments from the public.

Click here to see the complete fee schedule.


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