The Illini West School Board is asking district voters to take a step toward funding a new high school.
A state program has recognized students at 14 West-Central Illinois high schools for outstanding academic achievement.
Community members will be working to convince fellow voters to support a tax increase for Quincy Public Schools.
Applications will be accepted until Jan. 21 for the 2020 Career Makeover competition offered at John Wood Community College.
A proposed 2020-21 calendar starts the year for Quincy Public Schools with a teacher institute day on Friday, Aug. 14 and the first day of classes on Monday, Aug. 17.
The Quincy School Board will ask voters in March to increase the tax rate in the education fund. Board members Wednesday night adopted a resolution placing a proposed 53-cent tax increase on the March 17, 2020, ballot to generate an estimated $5.3 million in additional annual revenue in the school district's largest operating fund.
The Quincy School Board sees an education fund tax referendum as a way to counter projected budget deficits and new state salary mandates coupled with meeting district needs for additional technology and personnel.