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Taylorville School Board Meets for Regular March Meeting

The Taylorville School Board of Education met last night for their regular monthly meeting at 6:00. All members of the board were present. There were no public comments. The approval of minutes and the treasurer's report along with an overnight trip request for the Taylorville High School Band to travel to Kansas City to perform at area auditoriums passed unanimously. 

Under old business, a presentation was given by the MCP Midwest Construction Professionals, where the Taylorville High School gymnasium and lobby addition budget were explained by each project. Pricing on all aspects of the build was considered including roofing, athletic flooring, fire protection, labor, and more were considered. The estimated time for the project was said to be 10-11 months.


Agenda item “Alternate 4”, using metal panels on the entire north and west sides of the building in place of masonry, which added $30,000 to the overall budget. Ann Chandler made a motion to pass alternate items A1, the chorus room addition, A2, band room renovations, A3, the Tommy TV classroom addition, and A6, replacing existing soil. The motion passed with Board Members Tom Finks and Dr. Mizer voting no.


Agenda items A4, using metal wall panels on the north and west sides of the school in place of masonry, and A5, adding a new HMA parking lot to the north end of the gym, were pushed to be voted on as the construction project proceeded closer to completion. Tom Finks and Dr. Ron Mizer were the only board members to vote no.


Under new business, the board approved the membership for the IHSA. Resolutions were adopted to transfer $5,971,000 from the working cash fund to the Capital Projects Fund along with transferring $5,000,000 from the education fund to the Capital Projects Fund. The two items passed 5-2 with Dr. Ron Mizer and Tom Finks voting no.


Interim Superintendent Deborah Philpot gave her superintendent's report, relaying positive messages of a smooth transition to the new interim superintendent, Kenneth Schwengel, then to the future Superintendent, Brandi Bruley. Philpot thanked the board for their hard work through difficult situations and wished the board and all involved with the school district the best of luck moving forward. 



The board then went into a lengthy closed session and returned with employment details for multiple new staff of Taylorville High School. School board Treasurer, Wendy Dulakis announced her resignation effective June 24. 

The Next Taylorville School Board meeting is set for April 9th, 2024.



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