The Effingham Unit 40 Board of Education held a hearing at their monthly meeting Monday to discuss an upcoming vote on a bond sale. The hearing also provided an opportunity for the public to voice any concerns or ask questions. The Board will make their vote on the matter at next month’s meeting. If approved the Board would be authorizing the sale of $670,000 in working cash bonds. The vote would also abate $670,000 from 2008 bonds. Superintendent Mark Doan commented that the bond moves would not result in any kind of tax increase to the District’s taxpayers.
In other action the Board approved a security alarm project. The project will improve security measures at the District’s schools, including upgrades to current security equipment. The cost for the project is $22,850.
The Board also approved Kim Stanfield a director on the District’s Foundation Board. The 2016-2017 calendar was approved as well. A notable change is that students will no longer have Casmir Pulaski Day off from school. The missed off-day will be made up in April.
Effingham Unit 40 Administrators and the School Board also honored the Effingham High School students that were name Illinois State Scholars (seen below).