Brick School Board Inks 4 Year, $776K Deal With New Superintendent


Cindy Wilcox, the district's special education director, told the board that 3.8 FTEs are needed to account for a large number of special education students going into the secondary schools next year.

Previously, the main option being considered for reconfiguration after school closures was kindergarten to second grade at the elementary school, third to sixth grade at what is now the middle school and grades seven to 12 at the high school.

Former Grundy County High School head football coach Casey Tate is expected to be recommended for teaching tenure at tonight's Grundy County school board meeting.

Paul Clark, president of the Wise County Education Association, commended the board's work on the proposed salary scale upgrade, except for the salary targets for the most senior teachers.

"I think a lot of people were building this (committee) up as a great monster for political reasons", Brawley said. "We don't want to overbuy or underbuy", she said.

Beacock doesn't deny contacting councillors, but said it was done in response to Smith's email, which stated that the board is not working on a site, nor would the board engage with town officials.

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The $125 million bond passed by district voters in 2015 can not be used for teacher/staff salaries or other school operating expenses, but only for building and plant improvements.

The team has looked at factors of reducing square footage, reconfiguring space, addressing programming and accelerating the construction time line, Elek said in the recording.

"They are looking to correct things, and make sure everyone feels part of the community", said Brown. The board toured the East Alternative School before its meeting there Tuesday night. Board members must decide between staying the course after some improvement or taking a chance on bigger changes.

The school board set priorities for the district in January and this exploratory budget and possible staff reductions follow those guidelines.

She said the district already owns that land and the consolidation is a necessity for any future building that may go there.

Her revised proposal for consolidating schools differed from the administration's original draft proposal, which additionally called for the closure of Rafting Creek Elementary School in Rembert.

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The 18-inch mini wooden bats are meant to be used as a "last resort", said Millcreek School District Superintendent William Hall. Police began investigating in December after a student told a social worker he had been beaten and robbed at school.

"I'm pretty excited about next week and getting to meet them all in person", Gerken said.

According to the Chicago Tribune, Moeller tried to pursue a romantic relationship with DeKalb High School Principal Michele Albano.

District Superintendent William Harner noted that the furloughs will not immediately take effect, and that some positions could be saved if other faculty members choose to retire before next school year.

"That's going to give them that buy in bulk mentality", Elek said.

During each of the elections, some more contested than others, Mason said he was confident he was the right choice when making decisions for the betterment of the children.

School board members also approved purchasing 500 new French textbooks, 250 new English language learning textbooks and teacher resources for both, costing a total $86,315.

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