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.
QUINCY — The Quincy School Board voted unanimously to purchase the 50,000 square foot K&L Arena for $2 million at Wednesday night’s board meeting.
QUINCY — Tony Cornett pauses quite often when talking about the impact of the Super Kids portion of the Quincy Derby on his son, Michael. The emotion, at times, gets the best of him. “This is such a great event, and Michael loves it,” Tony explained. “You can see it in his eyes how excited […]
QUINCY — When Jennifer Bock Nelson learned Quincy School District officials were considering eliminating valedictorian and salutatorian honors, she wanted to share her thoughts with the Quincy School Board. Nelson, a Quincy artist, was the valedictorian of her graduating class in 1997. She believes it’s a “terrific idea” to get rid of the academic honors […]
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.
QUINCY — The interviews are done and now the Quincy School Board must make its decision. Superintendent Roy Webb told the Quincy School Board at its Wednesday meeting the search for his replacement is nearly complete, which was basically informing the public as board members were already aware of this. Webb reported the eight-person committee […]
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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 — The Quincy School Board had several reasons to be in a good mood when it met Tuesday night. It was the board’s last meeting before celebrating the Thanksgiving holiday. It also heard a report from the finance committee that had long-time board member Carol Nichols gushing, The finance committee, which met Monday, heard […]
Quincy School District Board of Education meetings were moved to the Quincy High School cafeteria to accommodate larger groups of people when they were showing up to speak regarding QPS’s COVID policies. But at Wednesday night’s meeting, there were only about a dozen people in attendance and three people spoke for about 30 minutes to […]
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 — Junior high schools, high schools and colleges across the country have seen a recent increase in vandalism because of a social media challenge. Quincy hasn’t avoided it. Jody Steinke, principal at Quincy High School, reported “maybe six, no more than eight” incidents during a four-day stretch last week at the 33rd and Maine […]
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 […]
QUINCY — Quincy Superintendent Roy Webb heard the news Thursday morning about the vaccine mandate issued by Gov. JB Pritzker. Now Webb must figure out how to implement that mandate. The vaccine requirement goes into effect Sept. 5. It will apply to “all P-12 teachers and staff, all higher education personnel, all higher education students […]
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 — Leroy Rossmiller enjoys sitting on the front porch of his home on Hampshire near the middle of the double-block between 20th and 22nd streets. The wood floor squeaks softly as he leans back in his rocking chair, and the leaves rustle softly in the early morning breeze. And then the buses start moving […]
QUINCY — Quincy Superintendent of Schools Roy Webb wrote in a social media post on Friday morning that his “guidance” to the Quincy School Board regarding how the Quincy School District will deal with its COVID-19 response is being reviewed with the start of school looming next month. “I know many of you have seen […]
QUINCY — Superintendent Roy Webb released Tuesday afternoon on social media the proposed COVID-19 guidelines for the 2021-22 school year that will the Quincy School Board will vote on during its July meeting on Wednesday night. The proposal, which Webb posted on his personal Facebook page, “highly recommends” masks in indoor settings for unvaccinated people. […]
Nikki Buehler was happy Friday to finally hear news out of Springfield. The Illinois Department of Public Health issued a press release Friday, stating that it is fully adopting the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updated guidance for COVID-19 prevention in K-12 schools that also was released Friday. The updated school guidance now aligns […]
QUINCY — Sayeed Ali, president of the Quincy School Board, and Brandi Many, the teacher subgroup president of the Quincy Federation of Teachers and Educational Support Personnel, noted how easy recent contract negotiations were. Only three bargaining sessions were needed to reach a deal well before the June 30 contract expiration date. When the last […]
QUINCY — A student was removed from school Wednesday after a female student was assaulted and injured in a restroom at Quincy High School. Quincy police officers responded to the scene on Wednesday. Sgt. Mark Folkenroth said a preliminary report was sent to the Adams County State’s Attorney’s office. Roy Webb, superintendent for Quincy Public […]