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WmMunny - Child shot and killed in Quincy - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Perhaps not being supervised by his parents or guardians. Sad deal, no disputing that. Prayers for the young boy and his family.
Bob6140 - Parents want ability to opt kids out of state tests - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
If the partisan posters will brush up on their comprehension skills, it is a democrat that is sponsoring this bill. Unions support it. If you believe parents should have a say, you agree with the democrats and the teachers' union. Your rants make no sense at all.
CoolEdge - US Considers Letting Iran Have an Underground Nuclear Bunker - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
But with Obama's legacy deal, he is actually protecting Iran as they develop their bomb. So Israel would have trouble getting the necessary right of ways and perhaps the right bunker busters. They'd have to look to France or the Saudis for support, as Obama threatens Israel and kisses Iran. We had sanctions that were working and Obama lifted many of those and gave Iran money we had on…
migraine_in_qcy - Parents want ability to opt kids out of state tests - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
And all the students in your classrooms are aware of that option, and are told that it will not be held against them if they opt out? All my kids have gotten about the various testing over the years is that they need to get breakfast before-hand, and how important the tests are. I don't believe I've ever seen anything telling them they could opt-out.
migraine_in_qcy - Parents want ability to opt kids out of state tests - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Please explain what you mean by "PARCC has shut down our computers". I was under the impression that all the PARCC testing was online, in which case computers are of course required.

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1 year, 3 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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