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Taylorville School Board Hires Architect, Re-Hires Auditor, Hears About Lunch Price Increase at Tuesday Night Meeting

The Taylorville School Board hired an architect, re-appointed the district's auditor, and heard about an increase in their contracted school lunch price, at their Tuesday night board meeting.


The board began the work towards possible construction of a new Performing Arts Center, by spending the last month interviewing several architects, and last night hiring Architectics based in Quincy.  Superintendent Doctor Chris Dougherty told Regional Radio News after the meeting that construction costs will not mean a tax increase for taxpayers.



The Taylorville School Board Tuesday night re-hired the local accounting firm of Lively, Mathias, Hooper and Noblet as auditors for another year.


And, after an explanation of supply chain issues and increased food costs, OK'd an increase in the per-lunch price from their school lunch contractor Aramark.  School lunches that had cost the district a dollar-point-8-5-9-7 cents per lunch, will now cost 2-point-one-8-six-zero per lunch, for the remainder of the school year.


The Taylorville School Board heard a report on all the many programs for students at Central School, which Doctor Dougherty was very pleased with.



The Taylorville School District made several hires and accepted several resignations Tuesday night:



Melissa Williams, teacher, effective at the end of the '23-'24 school year

Janet Haines, reading teacher, North Elementary, effective at end of '22-'23 school year


Ronald Newton, custodian, high school, effective February 25, 2022

Resolution for termination--

Adam Cherry, custodian, high school

Request for leave of absence--

Nancy Dooley, 3.0 Cafeteria employee, junior high, medical leave effective January 26, 2022

Recommended to employ:

Alex Andretta, track

Amy Toberman, district interventionist

Claire Althoff, assistant varsity girls track coach, high school, effective upon completion of paperwork

Alex Ostermeier, volunteer assistant wrestling coach, high school

Brock Rodden, district custodian, effective upon completion of paperwork

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