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February 21, 2019

1/29/2019 1:28:00 PM
Hutsonville board hires new grade-school principal
The Hutsonville Unit 1 Board of Education met last week to hire a new grade-school principal, discuss the school calendar and review the budget.

Superintendent Julie Kraemer informed the board that she was beginning to work on the 2019-20 school calendar and that a tentative calendar is being worked out with other county schools. A change this year is having 176 actual student attendance days instead of 174.

Kraemer said they have implemented student-led parent-teacher conferences which may allow Unit 1 to count those days, but requirements are still uncertain. After final input from other county superintendents and staff, a recommendation will be made to the board in February or March.

Kraemer gave a brief update regarding the FY 2019 budget. The final fund balances for the year will depend on whether all state payments will be received by the end of the fiscal year June 30 and the true amount received for CPPRT. Any reduction in CPPRT should be made up in the evidence based funding formula. The original FY 2018 budget showed a loss of around $150,000, but this also includes purchasing a bus. The district did receive $290,000 in the 0-3 grant and about $33,000 in payments for pre-K money for this fiscal year.

OPPA Food Management gave a presentation to the board in consideration of a food service management. This would involve going out for an open bid.

High School Principal Travis Titsworth discussed finishing up the five-essential survey with staff and students, and encouraged parents to also get online and take the survey.

Testing for the high school will be April 9. There was also a discussion to change the prom time from 7 to 10 in order to accommodate students going to other locations. This would also result in earlier dismissal from post-prom.

Grade School Principal Guy Rumler shared several game dates and times and the Booster Club Royal Ball set for Saturday, Feb. 16. The board hired Robin Karras as the new elementary principal for the 2019-20-21-22 school year. Current Principal Guy Rumler will be retiring at the end of the year.

Miranda Smothers was hired as the junior-high math aide, replacing Diana Dart.

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