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April School Board Meeting 16 school coache~ at the current assigm ments for the 2010-2011 school year, President Meister called the meeting The Board to set the salary for ect at half the cost. Girl's Softball to order. Present - Doug Martin, Kathy High School Principal Terry Morgan at Projects that might qualify would be Boward, Joe Olson, Diane Deppe, Jeff $72,627 with $10 increase permonth for high school gym bleacher replacement Stan Anderson spoke in favor of the now dropped Girl's Softball. It's still Haley, David Meister, and Mike Toohey. health insurance: and replacing the boilers at the grade dropped. Administrators present - Superinten- The Board set the non-certified salary school. dent Phil Shelton, and Principals Gene increase at 4.5% plus $10 increase per Of course, the state has a dismal track County Sales Tax Newton and Terry Morgan• month for health insurance• record for when it comes t~) actually No movement on a county sales tax The Board re-employed high school The Board approved requested mater- paying for anything. But the dream lives for schools. coaches at the current assignments for nity leave for Kendra Updegraff. on. 2010-2011. Fund Transfer The Board re-employed the grade Energy Grants Summer Projects The Board approved the resolution Superintendent Shelton discussed The carpeting in the pod area of the to transfer $55,000 from working cash possible Energy Conservation and grade school, fire and smoke detectors, interest to the transportation fund. School Maintenance Grants. He said and addition and replacement of sep- Athletic Fees Girl's softball was dropped. "I~ The Board set the salary for Grade that these grants would pay up to $50,000 aration doors at the grade school are School Principal Gene Newton at toward a project with each grant. The planned. Financing will come from the The Board is looking at increases for t~t $79,683 with $10 increase per month school would have to matchthe amount district's Health Life Safety funds, athletic fees for the high school and $~, for health insurance for the 2010-2011 if the grant projects are applied for and grade school. --" year. accepted. The district could do a proj- ~ I remaining focused on the needs of our customers and community. .. #;.(: : Come visit and tell us how we can serve you. THE 130 S. Washington St. Mt Pulaski :.corn Girls' I1: An Interview ' By Mike Lakin ball. But, he added, even half StanAndersonh - n of those expressing an interest .... as DeeI a reg7 came out, there would he 14 to 15 ular, snail we say, nx~ure at 1 r ..... " "- " • p aye s Ana, ne aaaea, mere is School Board Meetings for a few only nine fioldod m *~ v ___~ .............. phons. .... Stan went to compare the ...~tannas campmgnea to Keep survey to the number of girls ~r~.s as a sport at me starting Summer Girls' Softball• ¢.~ ' Jumor h~gh level. HisSefforts He said there are 39 girls start- ~,~ nave not been successmi. Tne inu softballthis summer Board dropped Girls' Softball as Stan's concern is that now that a sport. . .... the program has been dropped, • says me ~oara s re aa.son- it will be hard to get it back. mg~svaseaontwomctors, r~rst,The $7000 budaeted for Girls' the actior/ was taken due to a Softbal'l will be moved some- lack of interest in Girls Soft- • h--~- -~- ~-- the bud-et -na Dan. ~econa, mere]s me current to rethrn Girls' Softball ~vohld financial condltmn; the Board re~" ir ...... ~" ~a""'- ~- a-~" nact a Duoget oI tti/,uuuJor t31rts hated . Softba!l. . , , Stan believes there is stilla - Stands tagures for Girls Softy. chance to keep Girls' Softball. Pall snow mat me cost last He sees the Mav School Board year w:as $4,588 out of a.bud: Meetingas that opportunity. He getea $~,ouo Tne glms ptayeo • will be ~it that meeting to make four home and four away games, another anneal to keen Girls' Transportatmn costs were $720 ~0fthall i31~t be n~d~'-nar~nt and $200 for fuel. The remain- support at hat meeting and his (ler oitne. ~li~,~)titI expense was ior ....... working to get parents to attend coacnmg samry. Tne numver m the meeting and contact School g~rls participating last year was Board Members before the meet- ten players, in~ . Whts year a survey of;pla.yer Start said Girls' Softball sup- mmrest was maae twenty nine • - porters have to get one School girls, expressed. , an interest in. Board Member to at least make playing Girls Softball. Stan stud the motion to reinstate the oro- the reality is that not all girls gram expressing an interest would " actually come out to play soft- " Lisa Miller and Christopher Pelikan inducted into Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society Lisa M. Miller, of Elkhart is a a four-year college or university 010inducteeint0AlphaLaml la and are in the top 20 ,percent Delta honor society at Millikin of their class. Alpha Lambda University. Miller is a freshman Delta emphasizes that edu- majoring in accounting• cated persons have a respon- Christopher M. Pelikan, of sibility to "have tolerance in Latham is a 2010 inductee into dealings with all persons, gen- Alpha Lambda Delta honor erosity in giving to those in society at Millikin University• need. and insight into the feel- Pelikan is a freshman majoring ings of others." Members are in biology, challenged to make a "'mean- Alpha Lambda Delta is a ingful society" nati0nalh0n0r 0cietythatrec- and, through their chapter , ognizes and encourage.s aca-engage in cmnmunity service demic excellence among first- projects as well as campus year students. Alpha Lambda activities. Delta has over 240 chapters The new initiates at Millikin and offers over $120,000 each University have taken an oath year in scholarships and fel- to continue to "maintain high lowships to its members, scholarship and use my edu- Membership is open to full- cation for the benefit of my time freshman who earn a seho- community, my nation, and the lastic average of 3.5 or better at world in which we live." !i Would you believe... Margaret Schrishuhn dropped the paper a note. She wrote, "Would you believe, I was at the church all day today, so hadn't read my paper and when I got home about 8Pm, there ¢ere 4 bags of candles and wax on my front porch." Donation was in response to St, John's request for old candles to melt down to supply emergency candles for Native Americans in South Dakota. Margaret's still accepting your old candles. Drop by and-leave them on the front porch. The Sermon - A little girl became restless as the preacher's sermon dragged on and on. Finally, she leaned over to her mother and whispered, "Mommy, if we clive him the money now, will he let us clo?"