PRINCETON — The Princeton Elementary School Board took the following action at its Oct. 28 meeting at Reagan Middle School in Tiskilwa:
• Heard from Superintendent Tim Smith the state of Illinois owes PES a total of $366,019 in back payments, as of Sept. 30, for the current fiscal year. Of that amount, $261,271 is owed in the education fund, including $136,525 in the Early Childhood grant program. Another $104,748 is owed in the transportation fund.
• Authorized Smith to apply for the Fiscal Year 2014 school maintenance grant in the amount of $130,800, which would be used at Lincoln, Douglas, Jefferson, Reagan and Logan buildings for security/camera upgrades. The grant is a 50/50 matching grant, which would be handled through the district’s life safety fund.
• Also authorized Smith to apply for the Energy Efficiency Grant in the amount of $168,000. The 50/50 grant would be used for boiler work upgrades in all school buildings. The upgrade would be expected to realize about $20,000 in energy savings for the district.
• Approved the District Improvement Plan as presented. The plan looks at a variety of indicators, as determined by the state, and determines how that indicator is developed within the district, as well as the priority and implementation of that indicator, Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction Barb Valle said. The plan is a continuous improvement plan which requires ongoing assessment throughout the year, she said.