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West Central Discusses Finances And Potential Impact Of State Budget Impasse

The West Central School board met on Wednesday, June 29, 2016 where they discussed District finances and the potential impact of the state budget impasse. Superintendent Markey indicated that as of May 31, 2016, revenue received was at 95.7% of budget and that expenditures were at 80.3% of budget. The board was informed that as of June 29, 2016, the State of Illinois owed District #235 $159,243.

The following items took also took place:

The Public Hearing on the Amended FY16 District budget was called to order at 6:00 p.m. in the West Central Elementary School cafeteria by Board President Lonnie Brent.

All board members with the exception of Dale Buss and Kathy White were present at roll call.

The board conducted a Public Hearing on the FY16 Amended District budget. There were no comments offered by any member of the public on the Amended FY16 District budget. The Public Hearing was adjourned at 6:01 p.m., and the regular board meeting convened.

President Brent led the audience in the Pledge of Allegiance.

Under Good News Items the following items were highlighted:

There were no comments from the public.

The board approved the consent agenda. Items approved under the consent agenda included the following:

In other business the board:

The board entered closed session at 6:55 p.m. to discuss matters related to personnel and contract. The board exited closed session at 7:25 p.m.

The board took the following action in regards to personnel:

The board was reminded that the next regularly scheduled meeting will be Wednesday, July 20, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. in the West Central Elementary cafeteria. A Special Meeting to include an Employee Tuition Waiver Public Hearing and a Physical Education Waiver Public Hearing will be held on Monday, July 18, 2016.

There being no other business to come before the board, the board adjourned their meeting at 7:35 p.m.