MT. VERNON — Four new members of the District 80 Board of Education received some healthy financial news at their first meeting together Monday night.
After Matt Reynolds, Brishanta Lee, Cleo Holt and Jaymie Nunnery were seated, Superintendent Mike Green gave an update on state aide payments.
“I’m probably going to say something you’ll never hear me say again,” Green told the Board. “Usually our state payments are over $1 million.The state actually owes us under $100,000 right now. They owe us $95,000 on our last pre-K payment and another $2,000 so they only us $97,000. We got a lot of money. This is a typical state pattern. They usually pay us everything at the end of the fiscal year, which is June, and then we don’t see much again until September. It’s great to get almost caught up, and that last pre-K payment should come before our next board meeting.”
Long time board
member Dennis Hoffman was elected president of the Board during the reorganizational meeting. Reynolds was elected vice president and Janet Miller is the board secretary. The Board set its board meetings for 6:30 p.m. on the second Wednesday of each month.
Board members approved a recommendation from Green to upgrade computer stations at J.L. Buford, Casey, and the Primary Center. Quality Network Solutions, the company who is nearing the end of its second year of a five-year contract with the District, will provide about 96 new computers in the computer labs at those buildings. The estimated $80,000 for the project will come out of the District’s Lease Fund, which is levied, and the District will be able to own the computers at the end of the three-year agreement interest free, it was reported.
IN OTHER BUSINESS:
n Following a review from the administrative team, three District 80 employees have been nominated for Those Who Excel awards. They are: Denae Jones, a primary teacher; Amy Siefer, a Casey Jr. High art teacher; and the late Wayne Pettit, a District 80 volunteer.