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8 months, 3 weeks ago by Bob Gough

District has used three of five emergency days for weather

A noticeable policy change with the new administration of the Quincy Public Schools is the decisive manner in which school cancellations are handled. 

The policy under the previous administration was to wait until the last possible second to decide, often a couple of hours before school was supposed to start. This year, the District has opted to make the decision the night before.  

Wednesday night's cancellation was made at the monthly Quincy School Board meeting. Superintendent Steven Cobb made the announcement during the meeting and the School Reach calls went out following the meeting. 

"I like to make the announcements as early as possible so people can make their child care arrangements," said Cobb, who was hired last April and is experiencing his first winter in charge of the Quincy Public Schools.

Cobb said an anticipated wind chill factor of 25 to 30 degrees below zero led to the cancellation.

"When we're talking about wind chill coming in at minus 25, minus 30, we're very concerned about our kids out waiting for buses, walking to school, et cetera, so there's no way  we're going to have school under those conditions," Cobb said. 

Cobb said the District has used three of its five emergency days so far this year. 

It was a light agenda for the remainder of the School Board meeting. 

District Special Education Director Eryn Beswick gave a report on the special education population of the School District. 

Beswick said the percentage of special education students in the district stands at 16.1 percent, which is higher than the statewide average of 14 percent.  Of those students, 33 percent are specific learning disability, 22 percent are speech or language impairedd and 12 percent are other health impaired.  About 1,000 of the 6,000 plus students are involved in some sort of special education.

Quincy High School Principal Danielle Edgar and Vo-Tech Director Mark Pfleiger gave a report on the career pathways program the district will begin offering in the 2014-2015 school year.

The 10 career pathways set curriculum for students to help direct them toward possible career choices. The District outlines the courses the students should take if they are interested in certain fields including communications, construction, business and finance, engineering, health services, hospitality management, human services, information technology, manufacturing and transportation distribution and logistics.

 

 

 


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