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Taylorville School Board Takes Action on North School Gym After Dec. 24th Flooding

Taylorville School Board of Education met for the first time in 2023 at the district office.

Under New Business, extreme cold Dec. 24th burst pipes in the North School gym.  Water flooded the lobby and the gymnasium, causing significant damage to the floors. 


Superintendent Dr. Chris Doughery says the damage is internal, and the gym floor requires a complete replacement. 

The board accepted a bid from Stalker Sports Floors for approximately $190,000.


This happened under the board's emergency plan, which Dr. Dougherty presented in open session. 


Taylorville FFA students Liam Steward, Ethan Belcher, Steven Franklin, and Tucker Winans presented the Tower Plot project. The first-year project reported a profit selling their crop. Profit pays for a variety of FFA programs including the National FFA Convention trip.


Advisor Jacob Winans says there's a lot to look forward to.

Advisor Sue Schafer explains how this helps students. 

The board approved the consent agenda, and went over Old Business. This included the second reading and adoption of the IASB Press Plus Policy Updates. 


The board members considered Closed Session Minutes for the past six months, and approved the destruction of tapes from Closed Sessions 18 months and older.


Maintenance Director Steve Walters gave an update for construction on the Fine Arts and Sports Complex, which will start in March. This could make parking tricky. 

The board did not enter Closed Session. The next School Board meeting is February 21st. 

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