Thursday, Dec 18, 2014
Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Trending on the Journal

Related Headlines

Practice of end-of-career teacher salary bumps being scrutinized

Quincy School District lays out steering committee process

Quincy School Board prepares to explore building and design costs

This week in the Quincy Public Schools: Week of Oct. 21

Community discusses QSD 172's future building options

Recent Comments

Loverofblues - Adams County Board to vote on quarter cent sales tax to build jail - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal
Where to pArk the county vehicles that use that lot?
Loverofblues - Adams County Board to vote on quarter cent sales tax to build jail - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal
That will not make a dent in a new jail.
AYHSMB - Adams County Board to vote on quarter cent sales tax to build jail - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal
Back in Biblical times, we would have the option to slay the meth-heads. Problem solved!
???? - In The Locker Room With Coach Douglas - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Andy is a good man!
pjohnf - Adams County Board to vote on quarter cent sales tax to build jail - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal
Yes another need may arise but the sunset must be in it. We have to pay for some things, like a county jail, when they're needed and a new jail is needed. Good grief don't you think you should pay for something, there's no money fairy out there to pay for things a community needs from time to time?

Most Popular

Quincy man formally charged with murder Updated

Cause of Quincy's Hotel Elkton fire undetermined at this time Updated Video

Newcomb site project falls through Updated Video

Quincy man allegedly violates animal cruelty law

Milton woman arrested for shoplifting in Quincy...twice

Juvenile hit by car after shoplifting from Walmart

Hotel Elkton fire interviews Updated Video

QHS presents Vespers 2014

Quincy School District to seek further input on facilities

Quincy School District to seek further input on facilities

8 months, 4 weeks ago by Bob Gough

The first step task for the superintendent’s steering committee of the Quincy School District is to gather information.

QSD 172 Business Manager Joel Murphy said the 27 member committee has met twice and in the process of putting together a survey to gauge public opinion on how to proceed with new and refurbished buildings.

The survey will ask about grade configuration, financing options, going with new or remodeled buildings and a priority list. Murphy said he hopes to gather 1,500 signatures, which is about 1,000 more than the district used in a survey done last year.

Murphy, who was placed in charge of the committee by Superintendent Steve Cobb, said the district wants input from all members of the community, whether they be teachers, parents or even if they have no current ties with the district.

Cobb said he wants a recommendation from the committee that he can present to the School Board in June. 

The Board also discussed plans to enforce a policy to possibly hold back students who fall behind and do not meet certain reading standards.

The District is considering following the already existing policy with the 2014-2015 school year in grades kindergarten through 8th. .

The policy applies to students in kindergarten through 8th grade.

The Board also approved a resolution to extend the expiration date of the Quincy and Adams County Enterprise Zone to July 1, 2016.

Economic Development officials are in the process of applying for a 25-year extension of the Enterprise Zone with the state of Illinois. 


From the Newsroom

Bob Gough on Twitter

Bob Gough 5 hours, 46 minutes ago

RT @S.M: When Hollywood kills George W. Bush they give out awards. When Hollywood kills Kim Jong Un they cower in fear.
Bob Gough on Twitter

Bob Gough 5 hours, 47 minutes ago

RT @Jinglebell : All kidding aside, it's a free speech issue. Now the precedent has been set. All ya gotta do is threaten material you don't like. Done.
Bob Gough on Twitter

Bob Gough 6 hours, 10 minutes ago

RT @mark romanek: Released by United Artists, March 1941. http://t.co/cXuLoxdivx
Bob Gough on Twitter

Bob Gough 6 hours, 11 minutes ago

RT @Lee Stranahan: So, I'm guessing this is the wrong time to pitch Sony on my sex comedy featuring Kim Jong-Un and the prophet Mohammed…