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Superintendent Fuerstenau Provides Update on Payments; District Technology Report Given

The Taylorville Community Unit School District #3 Board met in regular session on Monday night with a great crowd in attendance. Superintendent Dr. Gregg Fuerstenau mentioned that they will be hosting the Abe Lincoln IASB Spring Dinner Meeting on March 1 at North Elementary School that starts at 6:30. Fuerstenau mentioned the Taylorville Mid-Winter Music Concert is this Thursday night at 7 at the High School, while the Junior High Night of Music will be held at 7 in the TJHS Gym on February 23.


Dr. Fuerstenau provided an update on the treasurer’s report, stating there have been no other state aid payments in the categoricals, which are special education and transportation. Fuerstenau says if payments come in, it would be later and that a state budget may come following the March primaries.

The Board also approved the personnel recommendations and an overnight request for the THS Ag Department and FFA Chapter to attend the 212 FFA Conference in Springfield on February 19 and 20.



Chris Kuntzman, Director of Computer Sciences, provided the District Technology Report to the Board. Kuntzman stated of the technological improvements that he and his staff have made over the past year such as increasing bandwidth and content filtering. He stated they saved money due to e-rate funding, which is about 80% discount on items purchased.

The Board also approved a SkoolLive Media Kiosk which provides information and content to students, which is at no cost to the school, including maintenance and network costs. The Board also approved the 2016 Mowing Bid specifications, and the meeting adjourned at 9:37 p.m. 

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