QPS to Break Ground on Final K-5 Elementary School

Work Begins on QPS Harrison Site

Quincy, IL, February 27, 2018– On Monday, March 19th at 10:00 a.m. at the Harrison Site located at 4100 Harrison, Quincy Public Schools will mark the start of construction on their 5th new K-5 Elementary School. This celebrates the final phase of the construction of five new elementary schools following the overwhelming passing of the Quincy Schools Bond Referendum in November of 2014.

Work began on the first K-5 Elementary at the Monroe Site in December of 2015; the school was opened as K-3 in August of 2017 as Lincoln-Douglas Elementary. In March of 2017 work began at Rooney Elementary (4900 Columbus Rd.) and Iles Elementary (3111 N. 12th St.); they will open their doors as K-5 elementary schools in the fall of 2018. Work continues at Baldwin Elementary (3000 Maine St.), which will close to students following the 2017-2018 school year and re-open in the fall of 2019 as a K-5 Elementary. Slated completion for the Harrison Site is also Fall 2019. Maas Construction was awarded the bid for the Harrison Site.

If you would like to attend the groundbreaking, the school district asks that you park on Harrison or one of the side streets to be mindful of other residents and property owners.

For more information on the new K-5 boundaries, please see the QPS website:  https://www.qps.org/about-the-district/k-5-buildings/

If you would like more information, please contact Raquel Piazza at 217-228-7158 ext. 2224 or email at piazzara@qps.org.