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1 year, 7 months ago by Bob Gough

Business manager will serve until new superintendent can start this summer

Joel Murphy has been named as interim superintendent for the Quincy Public School District.

Murphy currently is the Business Manager for the district and pending school board approval, will assume the role of interim superintendent Monday, February 4. Murphy will serve as interim superintendent until mid-summer, when the permanent superintendent would begin.

Murphy said he volunteered for the role since

"I offered the assistance to the board, basically told them to use me where you can for the best of the system and the board felt that I would serve well as the interim," Murphy said.

"My hope is to work with the board's candidate for the Superintendent's position to work on all of the replacements for the central office and to get the school's system set for next year."

Murphy said his goal is to make sure things are prepared for the next Superintendent.

"There's a lot of things on our plate that we are going to be moving forward with and my goal is to get those things into place and get things moving so when that person starts in the summer, we are well ahead of the game."

Murphy will continue to oversee the Business office, but Bill Daniels, Quincy School Board President said an interim business manager will be hired since there is too much work for one person to do both jobs.

Once the permanent superintendent begins this summer, Murphy will return to the business office manager.

Murphy’s current salary as Business Manager is $125,000 annually or approximately $481 a day. He will be paid $665 per day during the period that he serves as the Interim Superintendent and retains oversight responsibility for the Business office.

Prior to coming to Quincy, Murphy spent 20 years in central office administration at school districts in the Illinois communities of St. Charles, Yorkville, Oswego, Crystal Lake and Plainfield.

Although most of his experience has been in Business, he also has held positions responsible for Facilities, Planning, Operations and Technology. Murphy received his Master’s degree in School Business Management in 1992 and his Superintendent Certificate in 2010.

The Quincy School Board has scheduled two special meetings this week, one for Friday, February 1 at 5:30 p.m. and another for Saturday, February 2 at 8:30 a.m. The naming of a new superintendent is expected to be the primary focus of those meetings.

Murphy said they should have some news to share regarding a new superintendent in the next couple of days.


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