In their last meeting prior to elections, the Taylorville School Board approved several personnel issues. They accepted the resignations of Marlene Butcher, Reading Aide at South School, Warren Hemmer, Physics and Physical Science Teacher, Dixie White, Language Arts and Social Studies, Junior High and Steven Ma, Geometry, Pre-Calculus, Calculus and AP Calculus at the High School. They also approved the reduction in force of Cindy Brown, Tabitha Harris and Tracy McCallister. It was also agreed to reduce hours to 5¾ for the Cafeteria staff, Library Aides, Computer Aides, Reading Aides, Preschool Aides, Cleaning Aides and Office.
The School Board approved the extension of Dr. Fuerstenau contract through June 30, 2018 in a special meeting held April 4, 2013.
The Science Club was granted permission to take 2 camping trips. The first will be April 26 and 27 to Ramsey Lake and the second to Giant City Park in Carbondale, May 10, 11 and 12.
In other business, the Board approved the THS Technology Project bid. The bid was awarded to SageNET in a total amount of $98,008.69. The project is designed to handle all the digital and video needs for the high school for several years to come. The project will be paid for by a low interest (1-2%) for 3 years. The mowing bids were dispersed among 3 bidders. A Cut Above Lawn Care received the bid for the Junior High and the Building Trades Lot. Chlebus Lawn Care for Memorial, North, South, Central, Senior High and Pepsi Building. DeClerck Mowing got the bid for the Stonington property. The Board retained the services of Lively, Mathias, Hooper and Noblet CPAs for the annual audits at an amount of $11,220. Several changes to the 2013-2014 Elementary Discipline Code were approved as was a resolution to move $300,000 from the Working Cash Fund to the Education Fund.
The meeting was adjourned at approximately 8:20.