Winchester CUSD #1 Monthly Newsletter
November 30, 2018
We have used two snow emergency days already this year and we still have almost three weeks until winter begins! Thursday, November 15th will be made up on Thursday, April 18th. Monday, November 26th will be made up on Monday, March 18th.
The school improvement grant that is to help us with our school improvement plan at WGS was to be for $15,000.00. While completing the grant this week it was discovered we are to receive $37,197.00 instead. Good news!
The Jacksonville Regional Economic Development Corporation (JREDC) in partnership with the Scott County Development Corporation (SCDC) is pursuing a new enterprise zone which includes parts of Winchester and Scott County. The driving force for this new enterprise zone is the ethanol plant projected to come to the Oxville area north of I-72. The ethanol company is requesting a 10-year property tax abatement and the enterprise zone is a mechanism to make this happen. The Winchester BOE will consider a resolution of support at their December meeting.
We are working with Wendelin Consulting Group on improving our use of technology in the classroom. Wendelin will conduct a needs assessment then formulate a plan to work with individual teachers in the classroom on technology integration.
The WGS copier lease expires in February. We are replacing the Minolta copier in the teacher break room but will also place a second Minolta copier in the vacant primary classroom to better serve that end of the building. We are replacing the Lexmark copier and fax machine in the WGS office with a new Lexmark that will do both. Finally, two Lexmark copiers in the ELC will be replaced with one new model. Installation day is December 14th!
We have received an Elementary Career Awareness grant of $589.00 through the Two Rivers Career Education System. This is vocational funds used to promote career awareness.
Ameren conducted a post inspection of the General Energy LED Lighting Project at WHS. There may be an adjustment in our favor on the incentive grant. Not as many lights were installed as originally projected.
The following motions were approved at the November 13th School Board Meeting:
Heard report on farmland harvest - presented with check for $5,326.46
Approved early graduation - Cheyenne Lipcamon
Reviewed tentative tax levy - hearing slated for December 11th
Approved Jason Likes’ use of gyms for youth basketball practices
Approved competitive cheer
Reviewed School Report Card data
Approved midnight practice on 1st day of 2019 football season
Conducted first discussion on Enterprise Zone resolution
Accepted resignation of WCC Golf Coach Karen McLaughlin
Approved Adam Brockhouse as WGS boys track coach
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