The Taylorville School Board of Education met for their regular monthly board meeting last night at 6:00 p.m. All members of the board were present and there were no comments from the public.
The discussion for IASB resolutions presented at the October meeting was passed and Brenda Patrick provided monthly liaison information.
Under new business, the Christian County CEO Program provided the background and recent events the group has participated in. The CEO program was seeking approval for their FY2024 CEO contract and President Bill Beyers began with his comments praising the program for its positive outcomes for students.
Drew Mickey spoke on the CEO student's recent trip to successful businesses in Chicago.
The Christian County CEO contract was approved unanimously by the board.
Anita Brown presented the Illinois District Report Cards and the approval of an offer for the Building Trades house of $199,000 was approved.
Discussion and approval of the amendment to the professional services agreement with Architechnics Inc. to move forward with Option A Phase 1- completing an expandable gymnasium first and the performing arts center second, was approved with Dr. Ron Mizer and Tom Finks abstaining. Interim Superintendent Deborah Philpot added that augmentations could be made during the next meeting with the architects.
Dr. Ron Mizer has been outspoken over the building project since the beginning, adding that he believes the funds are present to create a facility that fits all needs.
The amendment to the professional services with the architects was approved.
Deborah Philpot, Interim Superintendent gave her report, praising the school's many current successful programs like the National Champion FFA team and the Taylorville Cross Country team on sending a team to the state championships.
The next school board meeting is set for December 12th.