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.