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9 I '1 ByMike Lakin The school board opened the meeting at 7 PM with ciation recognized that a app, the person receiving MPHS 51%, State 41%. was received from the Illi- a presentation "on the budget by Superintendent Todd program is now in place the alert will be informed College Biology - MPHS nois Education Associa- t Harem. See page 11. Later in the meeting the board in the schools that has the of the nature of the alert 42%, State 37%. Meeting tion. The request was for unanimously approved the budget, police department provid- and actions to be taken in All Four - MPHS 26%, information about non- ing drug and alcohol edu- response to the alert. The State 26%. " certified sports staff and cation for students, app was paid for through Mr. Morgan also related information. Infor- ! As for student disci- a grant and the app can be reported on the number mation is being forwarded .......... ' pline, the MPEA repeated used in any type of emer- of students that were fur- as requested. that the board has denied gency. Superintendent thering their education O the revisit of a student Hamm demonstrated thethrough trade schools, Cont'd on Page11 suspension that was over- alert that is sounded and junior colleges, and uni- turned by the board, it certainly cannot be mis- versifies. See Page 11.See... The remarks of the taken for anything but an Superintendent Hamm r | | n | MPEA concluded with emergency notice, reported a freedomof cn00] B0ara a request that the board High school principal information act request The board honored the service of Bill Rucks as a teacher, coach, and school board member by presenting Janet and Chris Rucks with a mantle clock that bore the plaque "Thanks for your time and service." The Mt. Pulaski Educa- The MPEA address con- tion Association (MPEA) tinued the monthly theme addressed the school of student discipline and board as it has done since use of illegal substances April. in the schools. The asso- insure support to the schools in dealing with issues of illegal substances and student discipline. The video of the MPEA address to the board is on pages/Mtpulaskitimes. Superintendent Todd Hamm presented the board with the sales tax 1% revenue for May 2015. The district received $23,559.39 as its share of the 1% sales tax. The increase share of county revenue was due to the fact that there are an increased number of stu- dents enrolled in the dis- trict. Superintendent Hamm reported that a district crisis plan meeting was held. This was a crisis- planning meeting for any- thing that may happen at the grade school or high school. Superin- tendent Hamm reported that all staff, faculty, and administrators have a new app for their phones and tablets that will pro- vide an alert in the event Terry Morgan reported on scores referencing common core testing and the high school ACT results. Mr. Morgan said that overall student's scores are up. He noted every score was higher on the ACT than the prior year. Needless to say Mr. Morgan is very pleased with the scores. The ACT college readi- ness results were for 43-students. In English, students scored 19.8 com- pared to the state average 20.3. In Mathematics, stu- dents scored 20.1 com- pared to the state average 20.7. In Reading, students scored 21.3 compared to the state average 20.8. In Science, students scored 20.8 compared to the state average 20.6: The Com- posite student scores were 20.7 compared to the state average 20.7. On the student "Ready for College-Level Course- work" results were... College English Compo- sition- MPHS 60%, State 63%. College Algebra - of a crisis. In the event a MPHS 42%, State 41%. notice is sent through the College Social Science - Fall Pumpkins, Gourds & Mums Pizza Man Family Restaurant 120 E. Cooke, Mt. Pulaski 70'X 40' Building With Full Basement Adjoining Vacant Lot Business Established 1981 Turn-Key Operation I CONAWAY Sr cr Fully Insured >~ Painting > Small Repairs Other Handyman Jobs Larry L Conaway Jr 217-737-4133 615 S Spring St - Mt Pulaski Johnson True Value Hardware & Gardens 423 S. Washington St. Mt. Pulaski 792-5911 www, Mon.- Fri, 7:30Am - 6Pro Sat. 7:30Am - 5Prn Sun, lOAm ~3Pm / )