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July 19, 2013

Hoopeston Area schools receive state grant

HOOPESTON — Hoopeston Area school board members learned Thursday the district had received a grant of $49,000 from the state of Illinois to pay half the cost to replace water pipes under Maple Grade School.

"The grant," said Mark Eighner, transportation/buildings and grounds supervisor, "was a 50/50 match grant up to $50,000. We just need to get someone to replace the piping."

The school had recently had asbestos removed from under the school and found some of the pipes were leaking. According to Superintendent Hank Hornbeck, Eighner applied for a grant to the state to help replace the pipes and was approved.

In other school board business, school board members:

unanimously approved the student policy manuals for the 2013-2014 year for Maple, Honeywell, John Greer and the middle school. Also approved was the gas bid to Illini FS, bread bid from Aunt Millie’s Bakery, and Prairie Farms for milk for the 2013-2014 school year.

Heard the end of year financial report from Mark Eighner, district treasurer, was that financially the district had a good year.

"Overall, financially, our district is in pretty good shape," Eighner said.

Approved the following volunteers: Jim Klaber and Tom Benjamin for high school soccer and Stephanie Nogle was hired for the Honeywell Grade School office.

Approved a medical leave of absence for Teryl Silver for the time period starting on August 15, 2013 to April 4, 2014. Also approved the retirement of Teryl Silver effective April 4, 2014.

Learned the Hoopeston FFA Tractor Pull will be at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 9 in Rossville. Admission is $10, with children under 10 free. It was noted Mahlon Schmidt, FFA alumni, who presented the information to the school board, is leaving Sept. 23 for Navy boot camp to become an Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) technician.

Learned school registration will be Aug. 6,7, and 8, with the first day of class for students on Aug. 19. School will be dismissed at normal times, weather permitting.

Learned Hoopeston Carle Hospital will set up a shot clinic for new shots now required of students. The Hoopeston School District staff will also be receiving hepetitis B shots.

What’s next

Hoopeston Area school board members will meet at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 15 in the high school library.

 

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