More than 70 vehicles of all kinds will be on display during the 27th annual Truck Rally from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 2, at the Palmyra High School parking lot.
The buzz of conversation threaded with happy children's voices filled the hallways Thursday night at the new K-5 school on the Monroe site on Payson Road. Call it a "sound" of things to come. Tours of the new building were a popular attraction at the annual Monroe Spring Fling.
A superintendent's committee recommended that the Quincy School Board look at eight historical figures and seven other options for naming the five new K-5 buildings. Committee members favored using "all new names" for the buildings instead of using current building names, stressed using names representing diversity in gender and race, and hoped to see the names highlight local history.
Quincy Public Schools will pilot an after-school child care program at the new K-5 building on the Monroe site in the 2017-18 school year.
Almost 500 families will receive more than $250,000 through the Gene Grawe Fund scholarships this year. Almost 100 people were in attendance Wednesday night at St. Dominic School to open the envelopes announcing the scholarships.
Little changed as the Quincy School Board held a special organizational meeting Wednesday night in the wake of the April 4 meeting. Re-elected board members Sayeed Ali, Sheldon Bailey and Richard McNay took the oath of office for new four-year terms.
Charges will not be filed against an Quincy Public Schools employee who allegedly punched a student last month.
Tuition increases and job cuts, as well as a new winter accelerated term, are being included as a ways to help balance next fiscal year's budget at John Wood Community College brought on by the continued state budget impasse.
The Quincy School District expects to spend more than anticipated on the first phase of asbestos abatement tied to demolition of Baldwin School. The Building Committee on Tuesday recommended the School Board approve the sole bid for the work.