Committee of Ten representatives attend District 37 Board meeting

Representatives of a local Committee of Ten attended the most recent monthly meeting of the Anna School District 37 Board of Education.

The Committee of Ten is backing a proposed school reorganization effort that involves District 37. The issue will be on the March primary election ballot in Union County.

Committee members Joyce Crews and Marcia Abell attended the board’s meeting on Jan. 16. Abell read a statement asking the board to not spend further funds on legal services in fighting the reorganization referendum.

In other business at the board’s January meeting:

The board approved a proposal to allow a cheerleading squad to participate in another competition with the hope to qualify for and attend state competition.

A proposal to approve funding for the DARE program from an outside source was accepted.

District superintendent Kevin Spain updated the board on current facilities projects.

Electric furnaces in the new gymnasium’s locker rooms are completely installed and operating.

Some new door locks which were not functioning properly have been replaced.

The superintendent explained potential bond items and the need to decide on an amount so the process of issuing bonds can begin. The board decided to issue $300,000 in bonds.

The superintendent reported that the Beta Club planned to attend a state convention Feb. 13-14 in Springfield.

The board discussed a request to forgive back taxes on property bordering Mt. Moriah Lutheran Church. The board chose not to forgive those taxes.

The district’s school improvement team is working on a district-wide homework policy. He said the district has been selected to send representatives to a PBIS statewide workshop to present the district’s bullying program.

The board approved Kaylee Little, Leslie Donna, Megan Ray and Sydney Scherer as volunteer assistant volleyball coaches for the 2011-2012 school yea

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