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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.
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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…
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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?
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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,…

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This week in the Quincy Public Schools

2 years, 4 months ago by Bob Gough

Lots going on before the schools take a two-week break

Quincy Public Schools events occurring the week of December 17th 

MONDAY, DECEMBER 17TH

Early Childhood and Family Center – 10 am and 2 pm - Celebration of practicing kindness skills during the month of December. Children will be donating coins which will be presented to the Honor Flight. A Barbershop Quartet will sing for the children and Santa will make an appearance.

Ellington School – 11 am – 12:30 pm- Lunch with ADM – ADM hosts lunch for Ellington students and staff to celebrate the holidays. 

Quincy Senior High School – 7 pm – National Honor Society Induction – New members of the national honor society will be inducted.

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 19th

Washington Elementary School – 7:50 am – 2nd grade Winter Musical - Second grade students under the direction of Jill Steinkamp, will present a Christmas musical to Washington School students and family members. 

Washington Elementary School – 9am to 1:20pm – Santa’s Workshop - Washington School PTA sponsors a school wide event in which every child makes 5 to 6 craft items to give as gifts to their family members.  Madison Park Christian Church members sign up along with parents/guardians to help host and supervise each craft session. 

Madison Elementary School – 9:30 am and 1:30 pm – Holiday Sing-a-Long – Madison students sing holiday songs. 

Quincy Junior High School – 8:32am to 10:18am (2nd and 3rd periods, QJHS Rifle Range) – CO2 Races – 9th grade shop classes designed and carved dragsters out of basswood.  Students spent two weeks designing, sketching, sanding, filing, painting, and assembling the dragsters.  A CO2 cartridge is then placed in each car and they are raced competitively. 

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 20TH

Berrian Elementary School  - 7:50 am – BLT ceremony (Berrian Leaders of Today, Leaders of Tomorrow) - Students that demonstrate leadership in the classroom and  follow the Berrian expectations are elected by their peers or by their teacher to be recognized in a medal ceremony.  Parents are invited to attend the special event.  A community leader is invited to the ceremony where he/she speaks about their experience as a leader.  During the day, members of The Crossing church bring ice cream sundaes for the newly recognized BLT's.  Throughout the  month, the BLT's work on a month long service project over their lunch.

Washington Elementary School – 9am to 1:20pm – Santa’s Workshop - Washington School PTA sponsors a school wide event in which every child makes 5 to 6 craft items to give as gifts to their family members.  Madison Park Christian Church members sign up along with parents/guardians to help host and supervise each craft session. 

Quincy Junior High School – 8:32am to 10:18am (2nd and 3rd periods, QJHS Rifle Range) – CO2 Races – 9th grade shop classes designed and carved dragsters out of basswood.  Students spent two weeks designing, sketching, sanding, filing, painting, and assembling the dragsters.  A CO2 cartridge is then placed in each car and they are raced competitively. 

Quincy Junior High School – 7:15 pm – QJHS Christmas Musicale – QJHS concert band and choirs will perform holiday music. 

 

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 21st

Dewey Elementary School9am – All-school Holiday Program - All classes will sing holiday songs to celebrate the holiday season. 

Washington Elementary School – 9am (and continues every 45 minutes) – “How the Grinch Stole Xmas” - Julie Bice, will perform an interactive performance of "How the Grinch Stole Xmas".  Each grade level performance will be approximately 30 minutes in length.  Students will get to participate.

Baldwin Intermediate School – 9:30am – Carol and Coin – Coins will be collected and donated to the Good News Campaign.  QJHS boys choir will provide the musical entertainment. 


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