Darlene Herman is known around Quincy Junior High for her smile and upbeat attitude. The crossing guard at 14th and Maine, Herman was sure the Quincy Federation of Teachers and Educational Support Personnel would be going on strike Tuesday.
Quincy Federation of Teachers and Educational Support Personnel heard details and started voting Tuesday night on a tentative contract agreement with the Quincy School Board that offers a creative alternative for a salary increase.
The 870 teachers, paraprofessionals, custodians, food service employees, transportation employees and secretaries covered by the union were on the job for students to return to school after a day off Monday for the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.
The Quincy School Board took another step Friday afternoon to prepare for a strike by the Quincy Federation of Teachers and Educational Support Personnel. In a seven-minute special meeting, board members adopted a resolution authorizing Superintendent...