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The Taylorville School Board held their regularly scheduled monthly meeting on Monday night at the Taylorville School Administration building. It was a good night for the board as it was the board’s first meeting since the passing of the Taylorville Schools Tax Referendum, which allowed the board to reinstate all staff and programs that were slated to be cut should the referendum have failed.

 

Taylorville Schools Superintendent Dr. Gregg Fuerstenau did warn the packed house in attendance that the district wasn’t out of the woods yet, and there was still fighting left to do. Dr. Fuerstenau spoke with WTIMTV following the meeting and explained that even with the increased local revenue, the school still relies on the state for much of it’s funding.

 

 

The lawsuit gives the school district one more pressure point towards the state in an attempt to get the funding owed to the school.

 

 

The State has also told the district that they will receive a preschool grant for the coming school years. This made it much easier for the school district to reinstate the staff members who were slated to be cut should the local tax referendum have failed.

 

 

The board also reinstated the programs that were scheduled to be cut if the tax referendum had failed.

 

 

In closing, the Taylorville School Board honored several retiring board members, Rick Bryan, Seth McMillan, and longtime Taylorville educator Katie Fraley. Each member was presented with a plaque thanking them for their service to the district.

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