QPS launches school year with new Lincoln-Douglas, last lap for Baldwin
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QPS launches school year with new Lincoln-Douglas, last lap for Baldwin

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.

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Illinois House vote on school-veto override set for Aug. 23
Illinois News

Illinois House vote on school-veto override set for Aug. 23

The Illinois House speaker says the chamber will take a vote next week on overriding Gov. Bruce Rauner's veto of a school funding plan. House Democrats called a vote Wednesday on legislation that incorporates the changes Rauner wants made in order to gauge support for his ideas. The legislation failed.

Education

Internet outage may cause headaches for Quincy's first day of school

The Quincy School District is urging parents to be prepared for some possible glitches on the first day of school Thursday because of an outage involving the district's internet provider.

Education

JWCC Foundation in excellent shape, board told

Recent contributions of the John Wood Community College Foundation were spelled out for the school's trustees at a Wednesday night board meeting at the new Southeast Education Center.

Hannibal News

Hannibal prepared for back-to-school, solar eclipse

The School Board agreed how students will have an exciting Monday because of the eclipse. The district bought solar glasses for each student and faculty member, and lesson plans that day will center around the astronomical event.

First mediation set for Quincy School Board, union
Education

First mediation set for Quincy School Board, union

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.

QPS looks at procedures to monitor electronic communications
Education

QPS looks at procedures to monitor electronic communications

Quincy Public Schools wants to broaden its procedures to oversee electronic communications system access rather than only electronic network access and computer use.

Illinois News

Illinois Senate overrides school-funding veto

The Illinois Senate overturned Gov. Bruce Rauner on public education funding Sunday, voting to override an amendatory veto despite the Republican governor's contention that his changes would mean millions of dollars more for school districts outside Chica

QPS ready to showcase Lincoln-Douglas elementary school
Education

QPS ready to showcase Lincoln-Douglas elementary school

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.

Baldwin 'ready for students to come back to school'
Education

Baldwin 'ready for students to come back to school'

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.