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PES School Board

Published: Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012 12:40 p.m. CST • Updated: Friday, Nov. 9, 2012 1:14 p.m. CST

PRINCETON — The Princeton Elementary School District Board of Education took action on the following items at its meeting on Oct. 29.

• Board members approved hiring DLR Group of Chicago for $19,350 to analyze the district’s buildings and current needs, factoring curriculum and 21st Century needs. Steve Bouslog, board member, said the architectural firm will take a total analysis of every building in the district, looking at such factors as heating efficiency, etc. Staff and community members will also be involved in the process as will board members.

• Board members approved hiring Gallagher Benefit Services of Itasca to help the district navigate the health care law requirements at a cost of $6,000.

• Superintendent Tim Smith said he will discuss options with staff members on how to reduce a proposed 9.8 percent renewal increase for health insurance.

• Board members approved the district’s school report cards so they can be distributed to the students’ families.

• Smith reported the district is better off than last year at the same time for the expenditure side of the budget, but are behind on the revenue side due to some local revenue not coming in until October that came last year the end of September. He said the state owes the district $357,079 in state aid. All the district’s fund balances total $3,856,615 as of Sept. 30, compared to $5,146,555 on Sept. 30, 2011.

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