Bob Gough talks with the new director of music for the Quincy Public Schools, who is no stranger to the district.
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Ashley, Frankie and Bobby run the gamut of topics today and Ashley proves, once again, she doesn’t ‘sport’.
The budget calls for spending $96.1 million with revenues topping the $100 million mark for the first time in district history, thanks to an increase in federal dollars.
The QPS Foundation’s President of the Board of Trustees, Lindsay Ertel, announced this year’s goal of raising $200,000. Various fundraisers will be held during the campaign, including the 10th annual Night to Dream Big Gala and Auction, a Food Truck Festival and Week to Dine Big. Sponsors from around the region have partnered with the Foundation to ensure a successful fund drive for Quincy Public Schools.
QUINCY — The Quincy School Board voted Thursday to move its employee health insurance from a self-funding model. District officials told their employee of the pending move, citing concerns regarding the stability of the current insurance provider, Egyptian Schools Employee Benefit Trust. “Once we were made aware of the potential risk for our insured team […]
Quincy teachers head to their classrooms to get ready for students later in the week and new superintendent Dr. Todd Pettit has a message for them.
Ashley also talks to Scott Edlin about his Gem City Music Festival, which is set to rock Downtown Quincy this weekend.
QUINCY — The Quincy School Board accepted food bids for the 2022-2023 school year that will see an increase of more than 20 percent.
June 30 is Roy Webb’s final day as the superintendent of the Quincy Public School District and he sits down with MRN Editor David Adam to talk about his tenure. Muddy River News This Week is furnished by Harvey’s.
The Quincy Federation of Teachers has approved a new multi-year labor contract with the Quincy School District.
Jason Fink to be the next principal of Rooney Elementary School, Debbie Johnson to be the district’s director of music and Marcey Wells to be the director of The Academy.
Pettit isn’t straight. He is an openly gay man. His husband, Paul Sager, was with him Wednesday night when the Quincy School Board approved his selection, along with other members of his family.
The next Quincy School District 172 superintendent talks about his vision and his path to becoming the man in charge.
Quincy Public Schools Superintendent Roy Webb released a statement Saturday evening saying District 172 would no longer enforce masking requirements for students and staff and would cease testing of unvaccinated staff.
Following an inquiry by the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA) and a story this summer on Muddy River News, the Quincy School Board is exploring moving the district’s Transportation Department to Flinn Stadium.
QUINCY — An eight-person committee has been formed to search for Roy Webb’s replacement as the superintendent of the Quincy School District, and the deadline for candidates to apply is Nov. 5. Sayeed Ali, president of the Quincy School Board, returns to the committee. He was part of a seven-person committee in 2015 that eventually selected […]
QUINCY — Quincy Superintendent Roy Webb sent an email to faculty and staff with the Quincy School District at noon Friday indicating his plans to retire at the end of the 2021-22 school year. “My wife and I have decided it is time to retire at the end of this school year,” he wrote. “We […]
QUINCY — Scott Douglas has been in his new position as the assistant director of transportation for Quincy Public Schools for only a few months. So when the former athletic director and longtime basketball coach was asked to describe the shortage of bus drivers in the transportation department, he dipped into his sports past. “We […]
There are times when a State’s Attorney has discretion in enforcing laws. School districts also have discretion as to who they allow into their buildings for certain reasons. Quincy and Adams County are suffering because of both of these facts. Adams County Public Health Administrator Jerrod Welch has done what he has thought is right […]
Below is the temporary restraining order filed by Judge Debra Wellborn Thursday night. Quincy Public Schools will abide by the order, according to Superintendent Roy Webb.
QUINCY — Students who arrive at Quincy schools without a mask for classes on Wednesday, Thursday or Friday will be sent home and given an excused absence. Those absences become unexcused next week. Superintendent Roy Webb outlined the Quincy School District’s plans for dealing with students without masks in a Facebook post on Sunday. The […]
Quincy School Board meetings may eventually take place in Blue Devil Gym or Flinn Stadium if things keep going in the direction they have for the last few months. If they’re at Blue Devil Gym, at least a portable clock won’t be needed. QPS officials brought a clock to Wednesday’s meeting similar to one used […]
The Quincy School Board Wednesday voted unanimously to make masks optional, for the most part, for the upcoming 2021-22 school year. On the day after QPS Superintendent Roy Webb released the district’s COVID-19 precaution plan, the School Board passed it 7-0 following more than 90 minutes of public comment before a packed house at the […]
On Muddy River News This Week, Furnished by Harvey’s, The Quincy School Board president talks about getting through a school year dominated by pandemic procedures and moving forward.