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The Taylorville School Board met Monday night and held a presentation on the tentative FY15 budget. Superintendent Dr. Gregg Fuerstenau says the biggest hurdle once again is the proration:

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Dr. Fuerstenau says while all funds are projected to have a positive fund balance at the end of FY15, all funds except for Working Cash and Fire Prevention & Safety are expected to have deficit spending. Fuerstenau added that the state has currently paid all that was owed to the district for FY14. The final hearing for the FY15 budget will take place at the September 8th meeting.

 

The Taylorville School Board discussed the Mt. Auburn facility at their meeting Monday night. Superintendent Dr. Gregg Fuerstenau says the Mt. Auburn village board voted at their last meeting to relinquish their option on the building which leaves the school board with the options to tear the building down or put it out for bid. Fuerstenau told the Board that they really need to weigh their options:

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The facility has been empty since 2005. The Board decided to discuss it further at the building committee meeting that will take place before the September 8th Board meeting.

 

The Taylorville School Board also discussed the project for the Building Trades Program at the High School. One option the Board is looking at is working with a homeowner and local contractors on a house that is already under construction. The students would be given various tasks to get the hands on experience but it would come as no cost to the District. Member Jim Andruch says there have been some free labor concerns that have come up with this idea but he says it would be no different from other high school program projects:

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The other option the Board is considering is just doing in-class projects.

The meeting adjourned at 8:05pm.

 
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