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Carmi-White County Unit #5 School Board Met Monday; Remote Learning Discussed

The Carmi-White County Unit 5 School Board met in its regular monthly session by conference call due to the coronavirus.

Superintendent Brad Lee in his report noted that Governor Pritzker last Friday cancelled all face to face learning for the rest of the school year, so all schools will continue with remote learning.  Each of the building principals reviewed what their respective buildings are doing.  They all said their teachers and staff have done a great job meeting all of their student’s needs via the internet as well as those who don’t have internet access.

The district is delivering between 275 to 300 meals per day in two days of meal preparation.

Once the stay-at-home order is lifted or extended, they will look at options as they move forward with graduation and will make the best decisions based on the students and the school community.

Receipts for March totaled $741,158, including $55,409 from the one percent sales tax.

Board meetings will continue to be held on the third Monday of each month at 7 PM at the Jefferson Attendance Center, except for December, January and February when they will be held on the second Monday  because of holidays.

The board agreed to table the election of officers until next month’s meeting.

In other business, approved were student accident insurance, consumable supply bids, revision of 16 board policies, continuing with a permanent depository for school funds, resignations and donations.

The board went in to closed session at 7:32 PM to discuss personnel.

In the closed session, Julie Moore was employed as a Special Education teacher at Brownsville Attendance Center for the 2020-2021 school year to fill the vacancy created by the resignation of Michael Rushing.

Kaylea Chappelle was employed as a Part-Time Pre-Kindergarten teacher/Part-Time RTI Interventionist for Grades K-1 at Lincoln Attendance Center for the 2020-2021 school year pending certification.

MaKenze Hinchey was employed as a Kindergarten teacher at Lincoln Attendance Center for the 2020-2021 school year pending certification to fill the vacancy created by the reassignment of Kelly Taylor.

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