A new front sign along with scoreboards are coming to Taylorville High School, and all elementary school students will receive free breakfast and lunch next year after action last night at the Taylorville School Board meeting. The meeting also included the resignation of board member Bruce Barry, who stepped down after becoming mayor of Taylorville.
After handling the empty board seat, the board was presented the opportunity to work with Diamond Brothers, LLC to buy a new sign in front of the high school, along with new scoreboards for the football fields and gymnasium. Diamond Bros. would cover the cost of the sign and scoreboards, while the district would cover the installation costs.Taylorville Superintendent Dr. Greggory Fuerstenau says the money for installation would come out of sales tax money passed in the spring election, and that no money would come from the general education fund.
Finally, the board was presented information on a program that would provide free breakfasts and lunches to students in the school district. The district qualifies for the program because of the number of students that qualify for free and reduced meals, and federal funding would cover the cost of the lunches.
The next scheduled meeting is set for Monday, June 12th. At that meeting they hope to name the person that will take Bruce Barry’s former seat on the board.To see more on tonight's meeting action, view our interview with Dr. Fuersteanu at the top of this story, or watch the full meeting at on our WTIM-TV YouTube page.