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Look, I don't begrudge anyone for wanting to earn a living and provide for himself and his family. But look at his resume. There is no question that Mr Shields has compiled an outstanding won-loss record over the years -- but the way I look at it, that's not the issue at all. Where's the longevity? Heck... forget simply bringing a sense of stability to the young men that he had come…
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QND would have been his sixth coaching stop in seven years. Now it's seven stops in seven years. He shouldn't have been given a second look, State championship or not.
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Quincy School Board divided on when to ask for new facilities

1 year, 8 months ago by Bob Gough

Some Board members aren't sure about ballot timeline

The Quincy School Board and others in attendance at Tuesday’s special meeting are in agreement that they want new facilities.

But the scope, structure, timing and how the pay for it are all up in the air.

The School Board will vote on putting a plan on the March ballot at next week’s meeting, but two members said they would rather wait.

Richard McNay and Sayeed Ali said they had concerns with the timeline and McNay said he prefers using a County Sales Tax increase over bonding through property taxes.

McNay said he wanted to put the issue on the February 2015 ballot.

Three members of the public, including former School Board member Tom Dickerson, also suggested the Board take more time before putting it on the ballot.

“Make sure the plan you put forward is the one that the community believes in over the long haul,” Dickerson said.

Former School Board President Bill Daniels said he preferred a K-6 elementary option and felt the Junior High should remain with 7th, 8th and 9th graders.

School Board President Stephanie Erwin said she believed the Board had done a good job of informing the public of its intentions and felt the Board could inform the public from now until the March election in order to get a referendum passed.  She supports the School District’s “Plan 1” that builds three new  elementary schools and an addition at Quincy High School at a cost of about $75 million.

"If you are confused,  you  haven't been paying attention,” Erwin said. “If you haven't read  the newspaper or heard the news or attended a forum, shame on shame on you.”

Business Manager Joel Murphy said that if voters approved the plan to spend $75 million in new construction, the District could avoid spending about $60 million in renovations on other buildings.  

Board Member Jeff Mays wouldn’t say if he was ready to vote to put the plan on the ballot, but he said “I’m not sure we couldn’t convince” the voters before a March referendum.

Board Member Scott Stone said getting  the 9th grade at the high school. Was a “top priority” and he also supported “Plan 1”.

“We can bond this,” he said. “The community has heard enough about this…the public knows we need to do something.”


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