Quincy’s special education department met highest state standards last school year
The Quincy School District special education department met the highest standards possible for the 2011-2012 school year, was the report at the school district board meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 27.
“We are thankful to our department for living up to the standards,” said district superintendent Burton Dickerson.
Special education department director, Victoria Hodge, told the board that the achievement was a team effort.
In other news, the board heard progress reports from all of the school’s principals concerning their school improvement plans. Four schools, Mountain View Elementary, Pioneer Elementary, High Tech High and Quincy High School, have completed their plans. George Elementary, Monument Elementary and the Quincy Junior High have plans in the process of development. The school improvement plans are required to meet state standards.
Raw data collected during the fall parent-teacher conferences was presented for the board to view. The data will be compiled into useful information and will be presented at a later meeting.
The board voted to adopt policy revisions related to electronic resources, alternative learning experience and excused/unexcused absences.
They also voted to approve the transfer of funds from the capital project fund to the debt services fund to pay for the district’s share of a recent energy conservation project to improve the efficiency of lighting and water use. The project was also funded by a state grant and energy conservation incentive funds through the power utility.
Boardmember Joann Garces commented that she was pleased with the ImagineU @ College program from Washington State University that recently visited Quincy High School.
Quincy High School principal Dave Talley reported that the program leaders said they thought Quincy was the best school.