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 […]