QHS students collect bottle caps for benches to promote inclusion
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QHS students collect bottle caps for benches to promote inclusion

Five Buddy Benches, delivered Thursday to Quincy Public Schools and destined for the five new K-5 buildings, will encourage inclusion and diversity at the elementary level -- thanks to some help from Quincy High School students.

Western Junior High's Hawley named Griggsville-Perry superintendent
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Western Junior High's Hawley named Griggsville-Perry superintendent

Western Junior High Principal Kent Hawley will take over as superintendent of Griggsville-Perry School District next month. Hawley was recently named superintendent after Janet Gladu announced in February she would be stepping down from the position.

Quincy School Board looking at auction firms for school building sales
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Quincy School Board looking at auction firms for school building sales

The Quincy School Board still plans to sell Dewey and Washington schools this year, but it might get some help with the sale. At the board's request, Superintendent Roy Webb sought proposals from three area auction firms.

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Lease plan offers upgraded fleet to QPS

QUINCY -- Quincy Public Schools wants to move forward with plans to lease 14 new vehicles for its fleet.

The lease plan, available through Enterprise Fleet Management, offers safer, more fuel-efficient vehicles at a total annual cost of $99,954.12.

"This addresses a lot of major needs with our vehicle fleet," Chief of Business Operations Ryan Whicker said.

Instead of budgeting $50,000 a year to get typically one new vehicle, with budgeting for the lease "we get all 14," Whicker said.

The Finance Committee recommended Monday that the School Board approve the leasing plan.

Enterprise orders the vehicles, which are titled in its name, direct from the manufacturer. A local dealership will do final service and delivery of the vehicles including three three-quarter-ton pickups and two compact SUVs.

The five-year replacement schedule allows QPS to take advantage of "residual value" left in low-mileage vehicles -- used by maintenance,...

QPS Finance Committee looks at next steps for facilities
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QPS Finance Committee looks at next steps for facilities

An update on Quincy Public Schools health life safety report opened a discussion on future projects for the district that might include a new transportation and maintenance facility.

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Quincy Public Schools expects to end fiscal year in the black

The Quincy School District expects to finish the year in the black. "We are not projecting a deficit in any fund," Chief of Business Operations Ryan Whicker said while reviewing the cash summary report Monday with the Finance Committee.

Rose resigning from School Board
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Rose resigning from School Board

QUINCY -- Rose resigning from School Board

Former QPS teacher wins top award in Omaha
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Former QPS teacher wins top award in Omaha

Kim Dickhut considered not attending the school district's end-of-year celebration. She didn't expect to win one of the awards and wasn't paying close attention when the presenter began speaking.

Checks and balances: QPS summer school program focuses on government
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Checks and balances: QPS summer school program focuses on government

Tammie Unmisig used three markers and a paper plate to make a point about government. The paper plate easily balanced atop the markers setting upright on a table, but when she took one away, the plate fell -- illustrating the way the U.S. government remain

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STEM camp a bigger draw this year than summer school in Hannibal

The three-week summer school session ended June 15 with substantially lower attendance than last year, and the Hannibal School Board discussed Wednesday what it could do to boost participation next year.