The Robinson Unit 2 Board of Education approved the 2018 budget, employed several extra staff and approved several school related changes Monday night.
Superintendent Josh Quick is believes he has realistically projected the budget estimate for the 2018 fiscal year.
Quick said he he projected at $272,000 deficit in the district's education fund, but said a number of factors could see that number being closer to breaking even with the new funding formula and federal TRS changes.
Operation and maintenance is expected to be $25,000 to the positive, and transportation is expected to be $39,000 deficit, but the prorating is not expected to be as severe this year and my bring it closer to even.
During the meeting, the board also approved the hiring of Clint Corder as Robinson High School assistant softball coach; Michael Elliot III as RHS assistant boys basketball coach; Dixie Love as Lincoln Grade School lunchroom supervisor; Pamela Wright as Nuttall Middle School lunchroom supervisor; Julie Granderson as RHS lunchroom supervisor; Tricia Anderson as Washington Elementary School reading aide; Isaiah Newkirk as WES personal aide; Kristen Allen as RHS cook's helper; and Columba Stevens as bilingual interpreter.
The resignation of Michelle Adams as NMS track coach was accepted. Jeff Blair tendered his resignation as unit maintenance effective Oct. 31, and Keisha Parkhurst will take a leave of absence from WES f irst-grade teaching effective Jan. 31 to April 30, 2018.
In regular business the board approved PRESS policy and administrative procedure revisions to comply with current laws. Approved the substitution list, and set high-school graduation date as May 19, 2018.
The RHS Marching Band is making plans to travel to Tampa, Fla. this year to play in the Outback Bowl. The board approved the trip pending finalized details.
Amy Stone was named as delegate to the Illinois Association of School Boards assembly, and the board approved the Crawford County Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan resolution.
An Illinois State Board of Education Technology loan application was approved and the board changed its next meeting date to 7 p.m. Oct. 23, at Washington Elementary School.