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A large crowd gathered at the Taylorville School Board meeting Monday night as Jeff Himstedt presented the Board with the petition to save the Building Trades Program. Board President Steve Milling was quick to tell everyone that the program isn’t going away:

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The Curriculum Committee meeting is scheduled for Thursday, August 22nd.


Two Taylorville School principals were recognized through the Aba Lincoln Region. Dr. Gregg Feurstenau told the School Board at their meeting Monday night who was honored:

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They were selected by peers and colleagues to receive the honors.


The Taylorville School Board was presented with a proposal to start a Junior High wrestling team. Tom Frevert (Free-vert) with the Tornado Wrestling Foundation told the Board at their meeting Monday night why a junior high program should be implemented:

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Frevert added the all costs would be taken care of by the Tornado Wrestling Foundation and it would not cost the district anything. The Board unanimously approved the proposal.


The Taylorville School Board also approved the contract with Ameresco for energy conservation and facility projects. The Board selected member Katie Fraley to be the delegate at the annual meeting of the Illinois Association of the School Boards. The Board was presented with the tentative budget for fiscal year 2014. The projected deficit for total operations was $848,240. The final hearing date for the budget is scheduled for Monday, September 9th at 6:45pm.

The meeting adjourned at approximately 8:12pm.

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