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 width=There were many members of the community in attendance to witness whether or not the Taylorville School Board would move to the Apollo Conference from the Central State Eight.

Originally the thought from last Monday's Athletic Committee meeting was that a move would be put into effect during the 2013-2014 school year.

After receiving an email from the principals of Apollo Conference Schools that idea was scrapped as the Apollo did Accept Taylorville into the conference, but for the 2014-15 school year not the 2013-14 school year.

Many board members liked the ability to wait until that year and preferred the extra year to help balance the budget before the proposed move.

Once the actual vote came into play a full roll call vote was issued. Three votes for yea to move into the Apollo and four votes saying nay against the move. The Motion failed and the School Board and Athletic Committee will have to go back to the drawing board.

Seth McMillan the Athletic Committee Chairman says the board needs to push forward.

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McMillan also says that uncertainty was a major reason why the motion was not passed.

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In other School Board news Agriculture teacher Matt Beyers resigned his position after 7 years as a teacher at Taylorville High School.

Also Varsity Boys Basketball Coach Jim Novar's letter of resignation officially went through as well as Freshman Boys Basketball Coach Chase Cocagne.

Computer Programming Teacher Paula Armstrong was released honorably due to a reduction in force.

Stephanie Ruppert who taught Chemistry and Physical Science for the second semester of this school year due to Mr. Britton resigning will not be renewed as a teacher at Taylorville High School.

Board member Kate Fraley also brought up the subject of changing the high school gymnasium's name from West Gymnasium to Dolph Stanley Gymnasium.

Dolph Stanley coached the Tornadoes during their unmatched 45-0 state championship season of 1943-44 season.

Stanley overall won 6 regional titles and 2 sectionals as well as the one state championship as head coach of the Tornadoes during his 8 year tenure from 1938-1945.

 

 
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