Looking Back, Dec. 15, 1988
Looking Back, Dec. 15, 1988: Schools to ask for two-year, $895,000 levy
The Quincy School District will be asking voters to approve a two-year levy for $895,000 each year on Feb. 7. Both the length and dollar amount of the maintenance and operations levy represent an increase. Previously the district had run one-year levies. This levy would be for the 1990 and 1991 years.
The dollar amount is also an increase. The levy incudes $725,000 to aid special programs and costs. Voters have approved that amount in previous special levy elections. The increase of $170,000 per year would pay for new roofs for Mountain View and Pioneer elementary schools.
“This levy will do what needs to be done,” board chairman Bill Watson said. “We could be so many things to everybody, but we feel this is what the majority of the public wants.”
The district has already repaired the roofs at the high school and George Elementary during the previous two summers. If the levy passes, the roofs of Mountain View and Pioneer would be repaired in the summers of 1990 and 1991. Which one would be repaired first has yet to be decided.
Besides funds for roofing, the levy would continue to fund the items it has the previous years. Those items with spending amounts include money for certified staff, totaling $250,000. This money helps fund teachers for smaller class sizes, particularly in the lower grades. Staff funding for special programs is also included. An addition is money for counseling services in kindergarten through the eighth grade.