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Friday, Sep 4, 2015

Quincy School Board establishes committee to oversee improvement plan

Quincy School Board establishes committee to oversee improvement plan

1 year, 5 months ago by

Committee will assist the Board in developing future directions for the Quincy Public Schools and will make its final recommendations in June

The Quincy Public School Board of Education announced today that it has established a Superintendent’s Steering Committee to develop a district-wide improvement plan. The Steering Committee, facilitated by Joel Murphy, QPS Business Manager, and Todd Moore, Architechnics Inc., will assist the Board in developing future directions for the Quincy Public Schools and will make its final recommendations in June. 

The Committee, made up of architects, QPS administrators and staff, and community members (see full list below), is tasked with reviewing, analyzing, and researching many aspects of Quincy Public Schools. These aspects include researching QPS facility needs over the next five years such as the possibility of new facilities, locations, grade structures, and financing, as well as reviewing and analyzing educational and financial options to meet these needs. 

Following an initial kick off of the project, the Committee’s next steps include seeking the opinions and input from the Quincy community. The Committee will seek this input through surveys and public forums, with more details to be announced in the days to come. 

Committee members include: Martin Meyer and Darin Prost, Architechnics, Inc.; Eric Barnes, Mike Carter and Steve Wavering, Klingner & Associates; Dave Schlembach, Poepping, Stone, Bach & Associates; Bill Sanders, Quincy High School Assistant Principal Student Services & Athletic Director; Rick Owsley, Quincy Junior High School Assistant Principal; Mark Pflieger, Director, Quincy Area Vocational Technical Center; Carol Frericks, Secondary Academic Director; Chrissy Cox, Berrian Elementary School Principal; Matt Gabriel, music teacher; Randy Mettemeyer, Quincy High School math teacher; Jim Whitfield, Associate Director of Public Relations, Chaddock; Mike Elbe, Vice President for Student Services, John Wood Community College; Chuck Bevelheimer, Director of Planning and Developing, City of Quincy; Tim Koontz, Quincy Public Schools Foundation Trustee; Chris Blakeman, Commissioner, Quincy Park District Board; George Crickard III, Football Boosters president; George Crickard IV, Quincy High School student; Tim Altman, Kevin Houghton, Erin Knapheide, and Kathy Oakley, parents; Carol Nichols, former Board member; Jeanneta Green, retired educator; Heather Niemann, teacher; Rich Jones, Jeff Kerkoff and Darren Smith, citizens.