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Posted on Jan 28, 2015

Do you want to help the QSD look into its future?

The Quincy School District is growing and about to burst at the seams.

With an additional 168 students this school year, the school district is using 32 portable classrooms throughout the district, Superintendent John Boyd said.

Boyd is asking for community volunteers to be part of the district’s upcoming study that will look into the district’s existing buildings and enrollment trends.

“We will be reaching out to individuals who have expertise or who represent a certain constituency of people and asking them if they would volunteer,” Boyd said. “We will also hold community meetings for anyone in the community who may be interested in helping us think about how to accommodate future growth in the QSD.”In other school news, school board members at their regular Tuesday meeting approved the hiring of six classified employees. Of the half dozen, four are new hires.”Most of the new hires were due to resignations or an increase in the number of students who are (English Language Learners) or special education,” Boyd said.

In his report to the board members, Boyd also reported that the District Leadership Team, comprised of school board members, principals, assistant principals, parents, teachers, students, business leaders and other community members, had its first meeting on Jan. 20. The team discussed strategic planning, as well as its “hopes and dreams for the Quincy School District,” Boyd said.

“I thought it was a good first step.” he said. “I feel really good with the folks on that board.”

After the conclusion of the regular board meeting, board members and Boyd sat down with the two new student representatives, Mireya Camacho and Shayla Appling, to discuss board procedure. Camacho and Appling will attend board meetings and serve as liaisons between the students and school board.

“We are excited to have our student reps,” said Boyd.


— By Kurtis J. Wood,

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