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School Administrators Release Improvement Plans

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Quincy Public Schools are looking for ways to improve.

Monday night administrators from many of the schools around the district met with the curriculum program to discuss their school improvement plans.

Administrators say - these are important every year.

"To make sure that we're doing everything we can to move our schools forward," says QHS principal Danielle Edgar.

The focus varies from school to school. At the high school, the improvement plan is focused on student success in the classroom. Principal Danielle Edgar says QHS didn't make AYP in reading or math. They're now looking ahead to the new Illinois common core standards... Working on making the "student" more of a "teacher".

"Where they're taking the initiative instead of the classroom teacher always being at the lead, and it's really a change in classrooms for students, for parents, and for us," she said.

Quincy Junior High principal Dan Sparrow says a main component of their plan is making sure students and staff feel safe.

"If the kids don't feel safe or secure, it doesn't matter what you're doing in the classroom because they're worried about other factors, and so we addressed some of the safety and security issues and some of the discipline issues with the new discipline policy," he said.

Parents say - it's an area for improvement, but it's on it's way to getting accomplished.

"There are much less fights going on this year, that the teachers are getting much more respect, and that the kids seem to be much more content," said Vicky Hilgenbrink.

"What they do for the kids - they try to work with each one of them with what little time they have and what resources they have, I think they do a good job," said Dennis Scott.

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