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December 12, 2007 - Illini West Board of Education Meeting
Carthage:The Illini West Board of Education approved the Drama Club trip to the Illinois State High School Theatre Festival for drama club students who complete all semester assignments prior to leaving for the trip. Also approved were the Risk Management Plan; Resolution concerning the Supervision of Students; Principal Performance Review Plan, a performance based evaluation plan for principals; and the Transportation Agreement with La Harpe Elementary District and Dallas City Elementary District .
Sam DeCounter wrote a successful agriculture grant to help the district purchase a new mobile computer lab, complete with 24 laptop computers. Also being purchased are six laser printers to be placed strategically throughout the school to increase staff efficiency.
Mr. Driskell reported that all sophomores attended a career fair in Macomb. The IW Chorus attended "A Christmas Carol" at the Fox Theatre; and the Key Club assisted with gift wrapping at the Carthage Pre-K program. Twenty FBLA students attended a job fair skills at the University of Illinois Extension.
Ms. Pepple gave a positive report concerning Power- school, and hopes to open the Parent Portal in January. Parents then would have access to check on student grades, discipline reports and assignments.
A reminder that the tax levy hearing is scheduled for 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 20th. The next regular board meeting will be on January 9, 2008.