Okawville School Board Talks Bills, Upcoming Work

By Jill Moon

The West Washington School Board met May 28. During discussion of current bills, Superintendent Fuhrop explained an escrow account is maintained to conduct background checks and fingerprint all new employees. Three hoses had to be replaced on air conditioning units which blew when turned on at a cost at $3,000. These bills were approved.

The Board accepted the resignation of cross-country Coach Carl Swift.

Superintendent Fuhrhop noted that both the girls’ and boys’ basketball teams had been honored by the State of Illinois for maintaining GPA’s above 3.0 and then displayed a Certificate of Recognition for the school for the past school year.

Brad Luechtefeld volunteered to be the “go-to” member of the school board to work with Superintendent Fuhrhop in school lunch program appeals. It was approved to maintain the school fees at the current level and to raise the school lunch price 10 cents for students and to raise the price of adult lunches to $2.60. Superintendent Fuhrhop explained that raising the price of school lunches was necessary to maintain the school’s reimbursement.

The motion was passed to replace the copiers at the grade school with brand new ones on a 5-year lease. Superintendent Fuhrhop reported a savings to the school of $163-$200 per month. The motion was passed to use Title 1 funds school wide so that they would benefit all students. The board explained that since all Title 1 students were not segregated from the general student population at all times it was nearly impossible to segregate Title 1 funds. Using the funds school-wide would provide these students more, not less, access.

For More, Please Read The June 3 Edition Of The Nashville News.

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