The Hancock-Henderson Quill, Inc.

West Central #235

Board Meeting

August, 15, 2007 Board Minutes:

West Central School Board President Lonnie Brent called the regular August meeting to order at 7 p.m. last Wednesday evening, in the north campus library. All board members were present.

After President Brent led the audience and the board in the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag, "Good News" items were noted as follows:

Mr. Knable was a life long resident of Henderson County who valued education and wanted to do all that he could to ensure that students in the county had every opportunity to further their education as much as possible.

Mr. Knable left a sizable portion of his estate to the former Union Education Foundation with the request that the funds from his donation be used for college scholarships, elementary incentive programs and other programs deemed worthy by the Foundation's board.

The following items were also shared by board members and administrators as celebrations of success:

The board approved the agenda with the following additions:

Discussion items E: High School Marquee project; F: volunteer background checks; and G: Junior/Senior prom date and location

Under recognition of audience request for presentation, the board heard a brief presentation on the fifth quarter program conducted at the Biggsville Presbyterian Church by Rev. Richard Johnson.

Rev. Johnson informed the board that this program was entirely voluntary and that there was no discussion of religion during the time that students have access to the church which is immediately after each home football game.

The board thanked Rev. Johnson for his church's support of our students.

The board approved the consent agenda as presented. which included:

*Please take note in the change in the date of the September board meeting from Wednesday, September 19th to Thursday, September 20th.

It was pointed out by the Superintendent that this request is only for permission to solicit information that no short term borrowing options would be finalized without explicit approval from the board.

There were no items identified under future agenda items.

The board did not enter closed session.

The board was reminded that the September board meeting will now be held on Thursday, September 20, 2007. The meeting will take place in the elementary gymnasium, not the cafeteria at 7 p.m.

Also on Thursday, September 20, 2007, the board will conduct a required budget hearing for the FY08 budget at 6:30 p.m.

Following the budget hearing, all teachers new to the district will need to be present at that meeting so that they can be introduced to the board.

The other significant item that will take place at the September 20, 2007 meeting will be the recognition of our students who met or exceeded standards on the 2006 administration of the ISAT and PSAE tests.

There being no further business to come before the board, the meeting was adjourned at approximately 10:45 p.m.