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Meetings & Minutes

Spring Valley Elementary 4-18

SPRING VALLEY — The Spring Valley Elementary School Board took action on the following items at its meeting April 18:

• Heard Superintendent Jim Hermes is looking into possible projects for a $100,000 maintenance grant. The district has until the end of the month to apply for the grant. Possible projects include $30,000 for a new intercom system, $7,000 for new door locks and handles and $94,000 to replace large portions of tile throughout JFK.

• Heard JFK may require students to wear their student identification at all times. A proposed revision to the student handbook would require the students to wear the I.D. from a lanyard, which the school will provide.

• Approved a resolution authorizing participation in the Illinois School District Asset Fund Plus. They will work with the board to create an investment strategy and with Allied Design to set up a pay schedule.

• Recognized state Science Fair qualifiers Tess Montez, Kaitlyn Huston, Josh Ruda and Alyse Ruda.

• Heard the district will be able to receive 75 percent funding back for all servers, switches, routers and wiring in the new addition.

• Heard the district plans to remove the garages this summer. There are several people interested in the buildings.

• Approved 2012-13 student fees. All fees will remain the same except for bus ($70 to $100) and breakfast/lunch ($.80 to $1 and $1.85 to $2).

• Approved the 1:1 computer technology snapshot plan for the 2012-13 school year.

• Authorized Hermes to solicit garbage, milk and bread bids.

• Approved the technology director and Kennedy head custodian contracts for 2012-13.

• Created a full-time band director and full-time nurse position for 2012-13.

• Hired Es Harris as PK Parent coordinator for the remainder of year.

• Accepted maternity leave for Tricia Burkart.

• Accepted the resignation of Student Council sponsor Rachel Gross.

• Approved the SLPA, parent coordinator Reduction in Force for the 2012-13 school year.

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