12-22-2010

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DECEMBER BOND COUNTY UNIT 2 SCHOOL BOARD MEETING

The fiscal year 2010 audit report was presented Monday night at the December Bond County Unit 2 School Board meeting. The financial health score was lower than last year due to late payments from the State of Illinois. Only recently has the state paid the district for fiscal year 2010. 

Paul Schmitt presented a letter to the board signed by 15 past board members.  The letter asked the board to bring back several previous board policies including requiring administration personnel to live in the district, the board having a five-year financial plan, hiring within the district, and bringing new revenue needs before the voters. The letter was read during the public communications time with the board, and no comment was made by any current members.


MULBERRY GROVE BOARD OF EDUCATION SETS TAX LEVY

Mulberry Grove Unit 1 Superintendent Mike Gauch presented tax levy information at a Truth in Taxation Hearing Monday at 6:45 p.m.  The regular meeting started at 7:00.  In December, Mulberry Grove Unit 1 received the third of four state payments from last year, resulting in a positive treasurer’s report.  Superintendent Gauch recommended a tax levy for 2011 of seven percent, based upon an estimated increase in assessed valuation and the board passed the recommendation.


The building improvements report showed the shop roof completed with windows scheduled to be replaced after the first of the year.  Other projects are on hold until spring.


The board passed recommendations to enter into two-year contracts with two student screening software programs, one for grades K-8 and the other for high school students. 


Mark Blankenship, Teresa Tompkins, and Bob Ketchum volunteered to serve on the district negotiating team along with Superintendent Mike Gauch.  


The board went to closed session to discuss personnel matters.
The next meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, January 18, 2011 at 7:00 p.m.



FREQUENT FLYER MILES DONATED TO WOUNDED SOLDIERS

Governor Pat Quinn recently encouraged Illinois families to support Operation Hero Miles, a program benefiting military service members who were injured in Iraq or Afghanistan.  You may donate unused frequent flyer miles to allow military families to visit their loved ones recovering in military hospitals around the world.  Service members may also request a ticket to travel home while on medical leave.  For more information or to donate airline miles, call the Illinois Department of Veterans’ Affairs at 217-782-6641.

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BUSINESSES INVITED TO HONOR FIRST 2011 BABY

Greenville Regional Hospital invites area retailers and businesses to participate in the Birth Center 2011 New Year’s Baby Recognition Program.  Recognize the first infant born at the hospital in 2011 by contributing a gift or item commemorating the occasion.  Donated gifts or items may be for the baby or family members and may be taken to the hospital or picked up at the place of business.  Retailers and businesses wanting to participate in the program please call 664-1230, ext. 3006.

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OBITUARIES

VIOLET HARMON

Violet Harmon, age 81, of Edwardsville, formerly of Sorento, passed away Monday, December 20 at Anderson Hospital in Maryville. Funeral services will be Thursday, at 11:00 a.m. at Immanuel Lutheran Church in New Douglas. Burial will be in New Douglas Cemetery. Friends may call Wednesday, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Lesicko Funeral Home in Livingston.


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