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The Taylorville School Board met in their regular scheduled meeting on Monday night at the Taylorville School District Administration building. The primary item on the night’s agenda was the presentation of the tentative budget for FY17, and the establishment of a final hearing date. When presenting the budget, Taylorville Superintendent Dr. Gregg Fuerstenau explained how one area of the budget was a problem due to issues such as proration.



Dr. Fuerstenau said how the district would have to either direct money from the education fund or PPRT money to help solve the funding issues for the transportation portion of the FY17 budget.


Overall the Taylorville School Board is operating under a budget deficit. Dr. Fuerstenau said how although the current budget situation isn’t ideal, the situation could have been much worse had the state government handled the general state aid for Taylorville Schools in a different manor.



After the presentation of Taylorville School District’s Tentative FY17 budget, the School board set a final hearing date of September 12th for the budget.


Dr. Fuerstenau also wanted to extend thanks to the custodial staff during his report during the Taylorville School Board meeting on Monday night, stating that the custodial staff has done a great job over the summer.



The School Board also voted and passed a consideration of a Superintendent Contract Extension Resolution to extend Dr. Fuerstenau’s contract with the Taylorville School System for the next five years, with the resolution receiving a single “no” vote.

After the report of the Superintendent completed, the August meeting of the Taylorville School Board adjourned at approximately 8:13 pm.

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