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db1998 - REBEL MEDIA: So I have a sign in my yard - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
how do i get a sign for my yard?
qfingers - REBEL MEDIA: So I have a sign in my yard - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
And you're making the opposite mistake....saying that each thing, when added together, becomes a total justification. That's not how you justify expenditures. You have to make the case for EACH item in it's own right. And you do that compared to what it would cost to fix it in place...assuming you do have to fix it...which apparently we don't...because it hasn't been done.…
GrayHairedMan - REBEL MEDIA: So I have a sign in my yard - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
But if everything is already under construction, there is nothing that can be done. I have been involved with a lot of bid projects and there are always cost overruns. In fact, the contractors live for the over runs as it is how they make extra money. The words will be "change orders" and everyone will just have to bend over. I stick with my original post above, this project, if passed, will go…
Givemeliberty - REBEL MEDIA: So I have a sign in my yard - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
If this was a responsible persons car it would of not got this bad, they would of took care of these issues as they came along, rather than waiting to dump 3 grand in at one time. But just for the sake of argument It sounds like this car has about 200,000 miles on it and its probably worth about $800, because cars don't hold their value especially when they are ragged out. So yea this is a no…
qfingers - REBEL MEDIA: So I have a sign in my yard - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
I've seen a couple of "studies" that supposedly try to show facilities matter. Totally unconvincing. Do you have a reference for something that shows the school building really matters? I can believe that facilities impact teachers more than students. Maybe if they maintained the buildings they wouldn't be so bad. And the ratings you quote are based on performance....not facilities.…

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Committee will assist the Board in developing future directions for the Quincy Public Schools and will make its final recommendations in June

The Quincy Public School Board of Education announced today that it has established a Superintendent’s Steering Committee to develop a district-wide improvement plan. The Steering Committee, facilitated by Joel Murphy, QPS Business Manager, and Todd Moore, Architechnics Inc., will assist the Board in developing future directions for the Quincy Public Schools and will make its final recommendations in June. 

The Committee, made up of architects, QPS administrators and staff, and community members (see full list below), is tasked with reviewing, analyzing, and researching many aspects of Quincy Public Schools. These aspects include researching QPS facility needs over the next five years such as the possibility of new facilities, locations, grade structures, and financing, as well as reviewing and analyzing educational and financial options to meet these needs. 

Following an initial kick off of the project, the Committee’s next steps include seeking the opinions and input from the Quincy community. The Committee will seek this input through surveys and public forums, with more details to be announced in the days to come. 

Committee members include: Martin Meyer and Darin Prost, Architechnics, Inc.; Eric Barnes, Mike Carter and Steve Wavering, Klingner & Associates; Dave Schlembach, Poepping, Stone, Bach & Associates; Bill Sanders, Quincy High School Assistant Principal Student Services & Athletic Director; Rick Owsley, Quincy Junior High School Assistant Principal; Mark Pflieger, Director, Quincy Area Vocational Technical Center; Carol Frericks, Secondary Academic Director; Chrissy Cox, Berrian Elementary School Principal; Matt Gabriel, music teacher; Randy Mettemeyer, Quincy High School math teacher; Jim Whitfield, Associate Director of Public Relations, Chaddock; Mike Elbe, Vice President for Student Services, John Wood Community College; Chuck Bevelheimer, Director of Planning and Developing, City of Quincy; Tim Koontz, Quincy Public Schools Foundation Trustee; Chris Blakeman, Commissioner, Quincy Park District Board; George Crickard III, Football Boosters president; George Crickard IV, Quincy High School student; Tim Altman, Kevin Houghton, Erin Knapheide, and Kathy Oakley, parents; Carol Nichols, former Board member; Jeanneta Green, retired educator; Heather Niemann, teacher; Rich Jones, Jeff Kerkoff and Darren Smith, citizens.


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