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7 By Mike Lakin classrooms, tools and fixtures, Binder's - dated lockers, insufficient elec- Bearing assembly installed 0 Coming out of executive ses- sion the following hires were approved by the school board ,Joel Washko as JH Social Stud- ies, Steven Hayes as JH Girls Track, and Tabitha Nizzio as HS Classroom Aide. Current positions for all paid coaches were approved by the board. The board granted tenure to the following teachers -Megan Jones, Troy Burgard, Michael Copley, Kristin Rucks-Smith, and Susan Springer. The expected canvas for the school board election April 7 will be April 17. There are no contests - Jeff Beccue will con- tinue on the board; Ashley L. McCormick Combs and Charles Hickey will join the board. The 1% share of the Decem- ber sales tax payment total $21,039.12. There is an antici- pated dedine in the sales tax share due to the period when the price of gasoline fell. Representing the board at graduation will be Jeff Beccue and Joe Olson at the high school and Doug Martin and John Stewart at the grade school. Superintendent Todd Hamm said that the reorganization of regional education offices has been smooth. Mount Pulaski is now with the office in Bloom- ington Normal. The new regional office served 30,000 students and 23 districts. Regional offices were reduced from 54 to 46 last year. Now that the free - reduced lunches serve over 39% of the students in the district, both schools will be setting up a breakfast program. A review of possible menus is being made. It was noted that federal stan- dards govern school menus. School buses are expected to run between 5 and 10 minutes earlier for the new breakfast program. High school principal Terry Morgan gave a presentation concerning the oldest section of the high school and the prob- lems with the building. Without going into details - the issues that Mr. Morgan pointed out include- handicap accessibili , outdated heating boilers, dated trical service, heating control issues, Limited air-condition- ing, water damage, damaged ceiling tiles, flawed flooring, paint issues, and some prob- lems with restrooms. He added that there are also classrooms in the older building not being utilized. Handed out was the following list of High School Building Repairs - Improvements... 2012.2013 Repairs Paul Boll Painting - Gym Ceiling Painted $14,450.00 Binder's - Water Line repairs $4,185.00 Henson Robinson - Roof vent pipe repair $350.00 Binder's - Radiator & boiler repairs $1.402.50 Triple AAsbestos Svs - Inspection $575.00 B&B Electric - Breaker repairs $212.50 Paul Boll Painting - Paint $2,941.29 Sherwin Williams - Paint $754.19 C2 Consulting - Boiler chemicals $2,511.00 Ameren Illinois - Light bracket $700.00 B&B Electric- Ballasts $125.94 Carroll Seating - New bleachers $50,000.00 Binder's - Heater blower $989.61 Garaventa - Chairlift repairs $1,368.40 Carroll Seating - New bleachers $30,295.00 Comtech Holdings - Boiler pump replacement $1,309.75 Graham & Hyde - Architect for bleacher replacement $14,640.85 2013-2014 Repairs Jarvis Welding - Retube HS boiler $6,500.00 Bassett's - Repairs $475.00 Ase Blacktop - Parking lot $4,887.00 B&B Electric - Repairs $504.00 Bassett's - Repairs $285.00 C2 Consulting - Boiler chemicals $2,056.33 $1,135.11 Jerry's Electric - Pump repairs $83.55 Binder's - Steam leak $794.00 Binder's - Pipe repairs $170.00 Binder's - Pipe repairs $58.00 Binder's - Radiator repairs $4, 198.00 2014-2015 Repairs Meyer Roofing - Membrane repairs $210.00 Bassett's - HVAC repairs $1,974.80 Continued Next Page qr" )FARMERS 130 S. Washington St. Mt Pulaski I