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Taylorville School Board Meets; Approves Tentative Budget

The Taylorville School Board met on Tuesday evening for a special board of education meeting to review the budget. The board said goodbye to Tonya Goodroe, PE Teacher at Memorial who will be retiring in December, Melissa Williams who will be resigning from the FaCS Department Chair at the High School, and welcoming Trevor Hooth to Memorial as an interventionist, Rachael Althoff as a speech/language pathologist, Shauna Becker, as a Secretary, and Jennifer Baird-Gant, Shelbi Turner, and Jeanie Rathgeber as cafeteria workers.  Superintendent Dr. Chris Dougherty says that the meeting held open comments from parents who had concerns.

 

 

The board proposed the FY22 tentative budget which will be placed on display at the district for 30 days. There will be a public hearing followed by a board meeting to adopt the budget on September 28th. The board also adopted a resolution to acquire the conveyance of 828 West Vandeveer Street property from the city with tax bills. Dr. Dougherty says the School District is in good shape.

 

 

The board also heard from many visitors including McKenzie Sneed, DJ Devore, Marsha Long, Erin Long, Jessica Vincent, and Carl Niemann. Dr. Dougherty says that the conversations were very important. 

 

 

The next School Board meeting is set for September 13th.

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