MULBERRY GROVE BOARD OF EDUCATION RECEIVES BUILDING IMPROVEMENTS PROGRESS REPORT
A building improvements report, at the Mulberry Grove Board of Education meeting Monday evening, listed installation of air conditioning and heating ducts in the high school gym, a new dust collection system, and new welding hoods. A new roof will be put on the Ag shop when materials are received. Other major improvements will wait until May. Special projects are scheduled for Christmas and Easter breaks.
The board is applying for a $250,000 matching funds grant through the Illinois State Board of Education. This grant is targeted toward energy efficiency projects.
High school Principal Ryan Bauer distributed a proposed floor plan for a weight room. Locations are being considered and the item was tabled until a later date.
The district will receive $166,000 in Federal Jobs Funding money, earmarked for salaries. Half of the amount will be used in October and the remainder in November.
Following a closed session, the board hired Teresa Tompkins assistant girls basketball coach and Mark Bollinger assistant junior high boys basketball coach. The board also took action to change the pay schedule for Johnson Controls, who are doing the improvements at the school, due to delays in construction. This allows the district to hold a larger portion of the money for a longer time.
The next meeting is scheduled for Monday, November 15 at 7:00 p.m.
GREENVILLE FIRE DEPARTMENT CALLED OUT
Greenville Firefighters responded Monday, at 2:20 p.m., to a fire alarm at 203 East College at Mannoia Hall on the Greenville College campus. Upon arrival it was determined that someone tried cooking mac and cheese without water which caused it to smoke. No fire was found.