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CWC School Board Met Monday


School Resource Officer David Agee gave the board an update on his first year on the job. He said he could sum up his year in one word – busy. Agee said he filed 80 separate incident reports, noting a dramatic increase in E-cigarette citations. He also mentioned that he learned at lot and gained a lot of experience. His main goal next year is to be more involved in the dlassroom. Agee also said he did not hear one negative comment about the position.

The board adopted, as required by state law, the 2019-20 school year IL ePlan from the state board of education, which consolidates and streamlines the federal grant application and process. The first phase of the plan, the Consolidated District Plan, allows school districts to answer one set of planning questions to meet the requirements for 12 federal grants

They approved bids totaling approximately $37,000 from HSC Pavement Company for asphalt maintenance for the parking lots at the Junior/Senior High School and Brownsville School, along with the playgrounds at Washington School.

The two 71-passenger school buses that the district is currently leasing and the board authorized to purchase are no longer available. The board approved Transportation Director Bart King’s recommendation that they seek bids for a five year lease/purchase of two 71-passenger school buses.

The Junior High and Senior High School Handbooks were adopted. It includes policies and procedures that are specific to our school district.

Revenue for the month of May totaled $858,377 with $47,457 from the one percent sales tax.

In the Superintendent’s report, Brad Lee said the district is pleased with First Bank as the permanent depository. Last year they donated about $12,000 to help with various programs and their employees volunteered over 300 hours helping in various ways.

They’re in the process of selecting a Facilitating Team or Task Force to help design an engagement program to receive and evaluate input from the community concerning facility planning and funding options. FFA sponsor Robert Lamb gave the Annual FFA Report.

In other business, the low bids for Cafeteria Food, Cafeteria Fire Suppression, Milk, Trash Hauling and Fuel were approved. The board accepted the resignations of Jonathan Goemaat as a district school bus driver, junior/senior high school noon supervisor and 6th grade and 7th grade boy’s basketball coach, as well as Amber Carroll as junior/senior high school building secretary and guidance secretary, both effective at the end of this past school year.

Also the board scholars for the second semester of the 2018-19 school year were named. There are 16 freshmen, eight sophomores, nine juniors and 16 seniors.

The board went into closed session at 7:34 PM.