LADD — The Ladd Community Consolidated School Board met on April 15 and conducted the following business:
• Reviewed the amended budget that is on display in the school office until the public hearing on June 18 at 7 p.m.
• Accepted the quote from P & D Sign Co. for an electronic school sign and accepted the quote from Chad Thrasher Electric to run power to the school sign.
• Approved the purchase of Chrome books for Hannah Kirk’s classroom. Kirk received a Khan Academy Technology matching grant to be used for Chrome books.
• Approved waiving the gym rental fee for St. Margaret’s Hospital’s annual Doctor vs. Nurses volleyball game.
• Approved the interlocal participation agreement with Buy Board, a national purchasing cooperative.
• Approved the retirement of part-time custodian Bob Eide, effective June 2.
• Approved the speech contract for the 2014-15 school year with Julie Nawa.
The board was also informed of the following:
• The annual grandparent luncheon was well attended this year with 150 guests.
• The cafeteria staff received a 99 percent rating in the recent health department inspection.
• Eight students participated in the IESA State Bowling Tournament. Hannah Bernardoni and Erin Biccochi qualified for the finals. Biccochi received a sixth place medal.
• The fifth and sixth grade track team was the champions of the fifth and sixth grade Malden Invitational Meet.
• Nine students in the Chess Club competed on April 5 in the Starved Rock Chess League tournament in Peru.
• The Superstar Savers Kids Club that is sponsored by North Central Bank of Ladd rewards students who earn good grades and encourages them to save for the future.
• The new risers arrived and will be used on the stage for performances. Barry Flanagan repaired the old set that will be used for rehearsals in the music room.
• The district was notified they received a Round 2 school maintenance grant.
• The Ladd Community Education and Enrichment Foundation will sell concessions at the BVEC Conference track meet on May 7 and the sectional meet on May 10.
• The PTO is currently holding a Club’s Choice Fundraiser. They will have a “Buy One, Get One Free” Scholastic Book Fair from April 28 to May 2.
• The Student Council and Jackie Ribas planned activities for Earth Week including the annual paper drive. New this year is the collection of plastic.
The next regular meeting of the board will be held on Tuesday, May 20 at 7 p.m. in the John T. Piccatto library.