Saturday, Apr 25, 2015
Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Trending on the Journal

Recent Comments

Righty1 - Quincy Mayor, Police & Fire Chiefs disagree over proposed budget cuts - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJour
I don't recall you calling for a part time mayor when the previous mayor blew $6 million on Hydro which is exactly what put the city in this predicament.
CoolEdge - March jobs report: Illinois workforce shrinks, manufacturing continues bleeding - Quincy, IL News -
And some try to tell us that is just the boomers retiring, but in fact the older folks are working longer, it is the younger folks that are leaning on entitlements more than before.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics notes that, for instance, the labor participation rates of those aged 25 to 54 years decreased from 76.4% in 2002 to 70.9% in 2012 – while the rates of those aged 55 and over…
HuhWhy - Quincy Mayor, Police & Fire Chiefs disagree over proposed budget cuts - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJour
This mayor is a poor leader. He thinks he is the smartest one in the room. How can you move an organization in the direction it needs to go when the leader is not competent?
WarCry - Yard waste stickers a no-go - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Another idea that was put forward to try and prevent cuts and/or taxes, presented by the mayor and shot down by (part of) the council. But guess who will be blamed....
WarCry - Quincy Mayor, Police & Fire Chiefs disagree over proposed budget cuts - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJour
I don't see why not. Those very same elected officials (at the state level, anyway) seem to think it's perfectly acceptable to renege on established contracts when they decide it cost too much to honor the commitment. Good for the goose, right? (BTW, this isn't an issue of whether you support unions or not. Even if you hate them and think they screwed everyone over with their contracts,…

Most Popular

Quincy Mayor, Police & Fire Chiefs disagree over proposed budget cuts

Wal-Mart said to cut in-store management layer

Wisconsin Shame: " I thought it was a home invasion"

Dreyer: “We think we’re in the right direction”

First bid for QHS expansion awarded

Rauner questions the need for 850-plus school districts in Illinois

Quincy’s Steak ‘n Shake to re-open

Wentzville Obamacare contractor paid 13,000 hours of overtime

Quincy School Board approves raises for 129 non-union personnel

3 years, 1 month ago by Bob Gough, QuincyJournal

The Quincy School Board approved raises for non-union personnel that mirrors raises given to teachers and para-educators last year.

Employees on a salary schedule will receive half of a step increase and a small group of hourly employees will receive a 1 percent raise.

Quincy Superintendent of Schools Lonny Lemon said 129 employees are affected.

Teachers are receiving a .8 percent raise this year and a 1.5 percent raise next year. Paraeducators are receiving a .6 percent raise this year and a 1.2 percent raise next year.

Administrators will receive a $328 raise.

Lemon said the increases are within the parameters of the deficit-reduction plan the district is currently implementing.

The Quincy School Board will seek approval from the Illinois State Board of Education to issue $700,000 in life-safety bonds for new plumbing at Quincy High School.

The Board also approved allowing the Quincy Family YMCA to buildi a concession stand at the baseball field located between Baldwin Intermediate School and QHS. The QHS junior varsity uses the field during the school year and the YMCA uses it during the summer for its youth baseball programs.

The Board met for about 15 minutes in open session before going into executive session to discuss raises for non-union employees. The executive session has lasted nearly three hours.

The Board has a second special meeting set for next Monday at 4:30 p.m., will include a public hearing for feedback on the Board’s action regarding the possible reduction of staff.

The Board must give notice to employees who are released at least 45 days before the end of the school year. Those employees can be recalled if funding becomes available or other cuts are made.

At its February meeting, the Board adopted a deficit-reduction plan that includes making $1 million in cuts for the 2012-2013 school year. The Public Hearing offers public input before a final decision is made and that could be announced at the Board’s regular meeting on March 21.

 

The Board has a second special meeting set for next Monday at 4:30 p.m., will include a public hearing for feedback on the Board’s action regarding the possible reduction of staff.

The Board must give notice to employees who are released at least 45 days before the end of the school year. Those employees can be recalled if funding becomes available or other cuts are made.

At its February meeting, the Board adopted a deficit-reduction plan that includes making $1 million in cuts for the 2012-2013 school year. The Public Hearing offers public input before a final decision is made and that could be announced at the Board’s regular meeting on March 21.


From the Newsroom

QuincyJournal on Twitter

QuincyJournal 13 minutes ago

Cubs Score 4 Times in 11th for 7-3 Win Over Reds http://t.co/jeUPekUVpK
QuincyJournal on Twitter

QuincyJournal 13 minutes ago

Martinez Pitches Cardinals Past Brewers 3-0 http://t.co/xswkkCCfQK
QuincyJournal on Twitter

QuincyJournal 8 hours, 11 minutes ago

Pepsi to ditch aspartame in Diet Pepsi http://t.co/YrVj03H2UX
QuincyJournal on Twitter

QuincyJournal 10 hours, 13 minutes ago

Guthrie fires second round 69 at Zurich Classic-stands at 3 under par http://t.co/xB5jNlsJaL