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A responsible person doesn't have his neighbors telling him he can't spend money on needed work, leaving him to scrape by with doing the bare minimums until the car is on its last legs.
WarCry - Quincy School Board pledges to reinvest savings from new buildings - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal
You are well-respected by most commentors on this site - including myself - but on this particular issue, you just seem bound and determined to ignore what's actually being presented to you because you don't like it. In this very article that you're commenting on, it says: It is anticipated that repairs to existing facilities, such as QHS, Early Childhood and Quincy Junior High,…
QuincyJournal - Quincy School Board pledges to reinvest savings from new buildings - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal
They wouldn't be on new buildings. QHS, QJHS and Early Childhood. BG
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Where are the parents of these kid? does this have something to do with the issue regarding the undocumented immigrants in military http://builtusa.com/undocumented-immigrants-in-mi...
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Why would we have ANY life safety projects on new buildings????????? Even over 20 years that's pretty hard to imagine to the tune of $2M per year. Can I put some more question marks behind that?????????

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Stricter scrutiny from the ISBE is coming in December

At a special Quincy School Board meeting on the district’s financial condition, the district’s business manager said the state is about to come down on Quincy.

Bud Martin said that when the district’s audit is filed in December, the Illinois State Board of Education will classify QSD 172 as “certified in financial difficulty”.

Martin said district officials received a visit from a representative of the ISBE who outlined the situation who said this year’s financial report will put the district under closer scrutiny. The district will have to outline a deficit reduction plan which will be monitored by the state.

“We have to come up with a plan and follow it,” Martin said.

“When we say we are going to do something, they will hold our feet to the fire,” said Superintendent Lonny Lemon.

Martin said the $5 million deficit in the district’s Education Fund, its cash on hand situation and nearly annual short-term borrowing and its “BBB minus” bond rating, which is just above junk bond status, all have led to Quincy’s poor financial condition.

School Board Member Steve Krause suggested working on the plan now and not waiting until December. School Board President Bill Daniels said the Board would hold more meetings to “explore the possibilities of what we need to do here, what are our options and what we might be able to do to deal with it.”

Martin suggested the possibility of a County Sales Tax to help shift the revenue burden from property owners to a broad group of people: Those who shop in Quincy. Martin said the district could reduce property tax rates to offset the sales tax.

“The property tax system is antiquated, inefficient, inconsistent and unfair,” Martin said. “Property tax owners should line up and demand that trade be made.”

School Board Member Jeff Mays said while revenues need to be looked at “spending needs to be looked at too.”


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