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.