March 26, 2015

CONSTRUCTION UPDATE – QHS FRESHMAN ADDITION

  Engineer Michael Purol reviewed the diagrams and building plans for the QHS Freshman Addition at the March 25th Board meeting.   The project includes: ¨ relocation of […]
March 10, 2015

SHOWCASE OF EXCELLENCE

The 23rd annual Showcase of Excellence Show Choir and Jazz Band Competition will be held Saturday, March 14, 8:30 am until midnight at Quincy Senior High, […]
March 2, 2015

PARCC

What you need to know about the PARCC Assessment.  Illinois schools will administer new assessments created through the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and […]
January 22, 2015

Former School Board Member Dr. Steve Krause Appointed to Board Vacancy

             At the January 21st meeting, the Board of Education appointed former School Board Member Dr. Steve Krause to fill the unexpired term of Jeff Mays.  […]
January 22, 2015

BUILDING PROJECT UPDATE

Architects Contracts.  Contract agreements for the design work for the six building projects have been completed and signed with three local architectural/engineering firms.  Poepping, Stone, Bach […]
January 14, 2015

ILLINOIS 5ESSENTIALS SURVEY TO IMPROVE STUDENT LEARNING

Quincy Public Schools will join the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) in the third statewide survey of school climate and learning conditions. The survey provides […]
January 6, 2015

BRING YOUR OWN DEVICE PROGRAM

The Bring Your Own Device Program (BYOD) for students in grades 3, 6, 9, and senior high begins Tuesday, January 6.  Before students can use their […]
December 18, 2014

BUILDING PROJECT UPDATE

At the December 17, 2014 meeting, the Board of Education discussed issues related to the building project including the contract with the architects and engineering firms […]
December 2, 2014

QPS AWARDED GRANT FOR 21ST CENTURY COMMUNITY LEARNING CENTERS AFTERSCHOOL

Quincy Public School District was awarded the 21st Century Community Learning Center grant by the Illinois State Board of Education. Quincy will receive $269,655 for the […]
November 25, 2014

SCHOOL BOARD APPROVES ARCHITECTURAL FIRMS

One of the first steps after voters passed the $89 million building referendum is for the Board to select the architects.  Todd Moore, engineer with Architechnics, […]
November 25, 2014

PMA SECURITIES – FINANCIAL ADVISORS

The Board approved an Advisory Agreement with PMA Securities to provide financial advisory services in connection with the sale of the $89 million in general obligation […]
November 5, 2014

IT’S A WIN-WIN, SCHOOL BOND REFERENDUM PASSES!

The $89 million school bond issue was overwhelmingly approved by voters–11,001 voted in favor and 5,620 against.   Five new state-of-the art elementary schools will be built to replace […]
October 23, 2014

RESOLUTION REGARDING $89 MILLION BOND ISSUE

If voters approve the $89 million building referendum, annual operating savings and cost avoidance is estimated at $1.5 to $2 million.  The Board of Education approved […]
October 23, 2014

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT FOR SCHOOL LEADERS

Information was presented at the October 22nd Board meeting on two grants providing professional development for school leaders.  The IL-PART (Illinois Partnership Advancing Rigorous Training) grant […]
October 8, 2014

READING RECOVERY & LITERACY LESSONS

First graders who struggle with early reading and writing skills are provided extra support through the Reading Recovery Program.  The students meet individually for 30-minute  lessons with […]
September 24, 2014

DIGITAL CONVERSION PLAN UNVEILED

The Quincy Public Schools and the Quincy Public Schools Foundation are excited to announce their new Digital Conversion for Teaching & Learning Initiative.  This plan is […]
September 12, 2014

CHILD-FAMLY MENTOR PROGRAM KICK-OFF

This year’s kick-off for the Mentor Program was held on September 10, 2014.  Over 70 mentors attended.  This is the 20th year of the QPS Mentor […]
August 21, 2014

Board Approves $70.3 Million Tentative 2014-2015 Budget

At the August Board meeting, Business Manager Joel Murphy presented information about the tentative budget for 2014-2015.  He said the primary purpose of the budget is […]
August 15, 2014

SCHOOL BOARD APPROVES SCHOOL BUILDING BONDS ISSUE

At a Special Meeting held August 14, 2014, the Board of Education for the Quincy Public School District approved a resolution to place a referendum proposition […]
July 24, 2014

INCREASE IN SCHOOL LUNCH PRICES

The Board of Education approved a 10-cent increase in lunch prices at the July 23rd Board meeting. Jean Kinder, Food Service Director, explained that schools participating […]
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