QPS finishes in the green, can start clean for 2013

The Quincy School District will begin the next school year with a clean slate financially.

Business Manager Joel Murphy also finalized the current school's budget at a special meeting held Wednesday morning. The school board reviewed a few budget amendments during the meeting. The amendments included some changes in federal grants for the Title 1 and 2 schools.

Murphy says the district began the school year balanced and spent less than its overall revenue.

As for the 2013-2014 school year, Murphy says he's not going to jump the gun on any figures without a better outlook on the state's budget.

"The legislature passed a different budget than what the governor had put forward, so we're not sure about what the governor's going to do as far as mandatory vetoes. So, we're waiting to see how that shakes out before we start getting a lot of numbers out to the public," Murphy said.

The Quincy School Board also acknowledged the vacancy for the Monroe School principal position next year, but did not make any recommendations Wednesday morning.

As for teacher contracts, the district remains in talks with six different unions as they try to reach a deal.The board also approved 2 percent raises for building administrators effective July 1.Superintendent Steve Cobb said those raises are based on performance.