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West Central To Take Bids For Lots

The West Central CUSD #235 board approved a resolution regarding the sale of four lots in Stronghurst immediately west of the baseball diamond at their regular meeting held on September 17th. The resolution spells out the terms and conditions of the sale. The lots will first be sold by sealed bid and then the top 4 bidders will be invited to participate in an auction of the lots.

The lots may be sold separately or as a group. The minimum bid for the 4 lots as a group will be $7,000. The minimum bid for any one lot being sold individually is $1,750. The sealed bids will be due in the Superintendent's office at 1:45 p.m. on Wednesday, October 15, 2015. Bids will be opened on that day at 2 p.m. and the auction for the sale of the property will be conducted at that time as well.

The board meeting was called to order at 5:30 p.m. in the WCES cafeteria by Board Vice President Jodi Arnold with all board members except Mrs. John, Mrs. White and Dr. Brent were present.

Vice President Arnold led the audience in the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.

The board conducted a public hearing on the FY 15 district budget. There were no comments offered by any member of the public on the FY 15 district budget.

The board was introduced to all new certified staff by members of the administrative team. They then recessed their meeting at approximately 5:35 p.m. and visited with the new certified staff.

The meeting reconvened at 6 p.m. in the elementary gym. During this portion of the meeting, the board first recognized the staff of the WC Early Childhood Program for earning a Gold Level Circle of Quality award from ExceleRate, Illinois, the state's new quality rating and improvement system for early learning and development programs that serve children from birth to age 3. Staff members of the program past and present were recognized.

They then recognized approximately 210 WC students for exceeding standards on the state's and districts standardized tests from Spring 2014. Mrs. Jodi Scott, HMW Regional Superintendent of Schools was present to read the roll of students being recognized.

Following this ceremony, the board recessed their meeting at approximately 6:45 and reconvened at approximately 6:50 in the elementary cafeteria. All board members except Dr. Brent were present when the meeting reconvened.

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In other business the board:

The board entered closed session to discuss matters pertaining to personnel and the sale of district owned property at approximately 8:35 p.m. They exited closed session at approximately 9:35 and took the following action:

The board was reminded that their next meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, October 15, 2014 and will be held in the elementary cafeteria and will begin at 6 p.m.

There being no other business to come before the board, they adjourned their meeting at 9:45 p.m.