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WC To Lease 16 School Busses

At the regularly scheduled November 18, 2014, meeting of the West Central CUSD #235 Board of Education, the board approved three, one-year agreements with Midwest Bus Sales for school busses for the 2015-2016, 2016-2017 and 2017-2018 school years.

The lease amount for 16, 71 passenger busses for each yearly lease will be $228,240, which is the same amount that the district has paid for the last two years.

The district will also lease a 20 passenger mini bus with a wheelchair lift for the same time period as the 71 passenger busses for a cost $13,950 per year which is the same amount that the district has paid for the last two years.

The meeting was called to order at 6 p.m. in the WCES Cafeteria by Board President Dr. Lonnie Brent, with all board members present.

Dr. Brent led the audience in the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.

Under Good News Items, the following items were highlighted:

The WCMS Veterans Day program was highlighted both in terms of the quality of the speaker and the exceptional behavior of the middle school students

Rachel Reynolds was recognized as being the WRAM/WMOR and Frontier Communications Teacher of the Week last week

It was reported that a United School District parent called the district to compliment 8th grade boys basketball Coach Josh Harris for providing playing time to a WCMS player.

The board approved the agenda with no changes or additions.

Under Recognition of Audience Requests for Presentation Dr. Brent recognized Jason Guyton who was in attendance to address the board on Agenda Item XII. WCMS Football Program.

The board approved the following items under the Consent Agenda:

The minutes of the regular meeting of October 15, 2014; the special meeting of October 30, 2014 and the closed session of October 30, 2014

An agreement with America's Best Water Treaters, Inc. for service on the district boilers for one year.

The board approved the payment of all bills as presented and approved the activity accounts for each building as presented. The October treasurer s report was approved as presented.

Superintendent Grimm reported to the board that the revenue received to budgeted revenue expected is at 61.86%. Actual expenditures for the first third of the fiscal year are at 30.41% of budget. Superintendent Grimm also reported that as of Tuesday, November 18, 2014, the State of Illinois has vouchered $380,781 to the comptroller s office. The district has not yet received this money.

In other business the board:

The board took the following action regarding personnel:

The board took no action on the employment of a WCES Assistant Principal or on the approval of administrator contracts.

The board entered Closed Session to discuss matters pertaining to personnel at approximately 7:15 p.m. The board exited Closed Session at 8:20.

The board was reminded that their next regularly scheduled meeting is Wednesday, December 17, 2014. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. and will be held in the WCES Cafeteria.

There being no other business to come before the board, the meeting was adjourned at 8:21 p.m.