Winchester CUSD #1 Monthly Newsletter
April 30, 2018
We have received our Evidence Based Funding vouchered amount for FY18. We will receive a total of $187,209.37 spread over six payments with two each month of April, May, and June. Each payment should be $31,201.56.
County Treasurer Mark Ford brought us a check for $10,079.00. This was for prior year adjustment of tax revenue. He said we may get another as well!
Working with QFB Energy on our energy supply rate, we were able to get a rate of 0.04966 with Constellation Energy and lock in for 60 months which will start in October. We are currently with AEP Energy with a rate of 0.05237.
I have completed the FY18 REAP Grant this week. This is federal money tied to our Title I program. We have received over $25,000 each of the past three years and hope to get the same with this grant. We have earmarked this money for technology purchases.
I met with CTS and TSI (floor company) representatives on April 2nd. We are working on a plan to replace damaged floor tiles this summer and also fix the cracks in the cafeteria girls restroom. The VRF units in the office are still making unacceptable noise and is being addressed. Sinkholes over the geothermal wells will be addressed by the contractor. Cracks in the office walls were repaired over spring break.
Bob Howard (Sandy Creek Construction) is going to build the greenhouse with the Ag/FFA this summer. All the material for the greenhouse were purchased with Million Trust funds given to the AG and FFA programs.
PAT has agreed to pay for a 28’ x 20’ concrete slab outside the southwest WGS gym door. This will allow for enough room to move the tarp cart in and out of the outside storage room. Weder Construction will complete this project. We are also going to have a 43’ x 20’ rock driveway installed by Weder Construction from the fire lane to the concrete slab.
The U.S. Supreme Court will rule in June on the Janus v. AFSCME case that will address whether state fair share fee laws are constitutional. All three of our union contracts have fair share language and could be made unconstitutional if the court sides with Janus.
We are working with the City of Winchester on a Right-Of-Way Easement for the football bleacher project that will be near Elm Street across the street from the vocational building.
The following motions were approved at the April 10th School Board Meeting:
2018-19 School Calendar
Use if facilities - Emily’s Dance Studio
Closed Session Minutes
Coaches: Andria McLaughlin - WC Cheer, Karen McLaughlin - WC Golf
Mike McHugh as Grounds Supervisor for FY19
Kim Gordley and Melissa Moore as summer school driver and aide
Megan Hurrelbrink as elementary teacher
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