Deborah Gertz Husar has covered West-Central Illinois and agriculture at The Herald-Whig since 1989. She is a graduate of Knox College and received a master's degree in public affairs reporting from Sangamon State University, now the University of Illinois at Springfield. She is a native of St. Louis.
Quincy Public School students head back to classes Thursday to mark a beginning and an end. Lincoln-Douglas Elementary School, the first of five new elementary schools in Quincy, will open its doors for K-3 students.
A first meeting with a mediator has been set for the Quincy School Board and the Quincy Federation of Teachers and Educational Support Personnel. The mediator will meet with both sides 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Aug. 31.
Quincy Public Schools wants to broaden its procedures to oversee electronic communications system access rather than only electronic network access and computer use.
Quincy Public Schools Superintendent Roy Webb says the community should take great pride in what it has accomplished with the new Lincoln-Douglas Elementary School -- and they can take a closer look with building tours and a dedication ceremony on Aug. 23.
Walk into the South/West entrance at Baldwin Intermediate School, and everything seems much the same for the start of the 2017-18 school year this week. Take a closer look, and the differences are easy to spot.