The Taylorville School Board met for their first September meeting, last night at 6:00 PM. All board members were present with the exception of Dr. Mizer. The Approval of minutes from past August meetings were passed with no additions or corrections. The treasurer's report and review of claims were approved, and the overnight trip request for the Taylorville cheerleaders to attend the Florida trip with the football team was approved. The consideration and adoption of Press Policy 112 was also approved.
New board member, Tom Finks was welcomed to the board by reading the Administration of Oath to the office.
Under focus committee update, discussion, and direction for the Taylorville High School construction project, Deborah Philpot, Interim Superintendent said after two meetings with the focus group, a third meeting will take place next week. Superintendent Philpot says the board has not thrown anything out of the picture yet, but the concern is funding.
The search for a permanent superintendent will be tackled by using surveys taken from staff, board members, parents, and community members to single out the most important attributes of the next superintendent. The summarization of comments and thoughts from shareholders centered around a leader who can understand and develop projects that benefit the students of the Taylorville School District. Dates and times for future interviews have been set along with requirements and preferences for candidates, like residence and experience.
The next Taylorville School Board Meeting is set for September 20th for a focus group meeting and to address an addition to last night's agenda.