The Hancock-Henderson Quill, Inc.

West Central School Board Approves Bid For Water

At the rescheduled regular meeting of the West Central School board held on Wednesday, June 25, 2014, the board approved a bid from Guenther Underground Services of Galesburg in the amount of $266,272 for the construction of the water line from just south of Biggsville to the north campus. The water line will provide potable water to the north campus from the Dallas Rural Water District.

The board rejected all alternate bids for the installation of a second fire hydrant due to the costs of the alternate project. Four competitive bids were received for this project.

Board President Brent called the meeting to order at 6 p.m. in the Elementary Cafeteria with all members present.

President Brent then led the audience in the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.

The board conducted a public hearing for the Amended FY 14 District budget.

Under good news items the following successes were highlighted:

The agenda was approved as presented with the following changes:

The board approved the consent agenda as presented. Items approved under the consent agenda included:

Under financial activity, the board approved the payment of all bills. The board also approved the April 2014 WCMS activity account, the May 2014 activity accounts reports and the May 2014 treasurer's report as presented.

The board heard a report from Superintendent Grimm on the May district financial report.

Superintendent Grimm indicated that the revenue and expense percentages should be at 91.67% of budget at this time of the year.

It was reported that the district revenue actually received at the end of May was 99.17% of budget. It was noted that actual expenditures were at 70.02% of budget at the end of May.

It was also noted that as of June 26, 2014, the state owes District 235, $172,673.

In other business the board:

Under Future Agenda Items the board requested that a discussion pertaining to the possible sale of district property and the replacement of certain windows at the district rental house be placed on the agenda for the July 16, 2014, board meeting.

The board entered closed session at 7:20 p.m. to discuss matters pertaining to personnel. The board exited closed session at 8:25 p.m. and took the following action:

The next scheduled meeting of the West Central CUSD#235 Board of Education will be on Wednesday, July 16, 2014, beginning at 6 pm in the elementary library.

There being no other business to come before the board, the board adjourned their meeting at 8:32 p.m.