Teutopolis School Board Looking for Spending Cuts (UPDATE)


Published on September 18 2012 10:31 am
Last Updated on July 14 2013 12:07 pm
Written by Greg Sapp

Teutopolis school board members discussed the future at Monday's meeting.

The Board considered possible budget cuts for 2013-2014.  Teutopolis Superintendent Bill Fritcher said the Board is seeking up to $1 million in cuts.

Fritcher said he is working on a survey to be sent to district residents.  He said a special meeting of the Board would be held within the next two to three weeks where he will ask members to review the survey, and if it meets with approval, it'll be on its way.

Fritcher said there is a plan to hold informational meetings on the budget cutting process, either via public sessions or through meeting with focus groups, to help with the work.

Board members also discussed class sizes and enrollment numbers for the new school year.

The Board approved resignations from Leigha Thompson as junior high track coach and 7th grade girls volleyball coach, and from Hayley White as a cook at the grade school.  The Board then hired Sarah Kreke Schabbing as 8th grade girls track coach and 7th grade girls volleyball coach, Jessica Heiden as 7th grade girls track coach, Nicole Runde as assistant high school softball coach, and Kathy Mitchell as a cook at the grade school.

The Board also approved Brett Funneman as a volunteer frosh/soph baseball coach and approved a three-year contract with Bushue Human Resources to advise the Board on insurance needs.  The Board also approved contracts with Eastern Illinois Education for Employment and the Teutopolis Education Association for the current-year teaching services of Craig Lindvahl and Kent Probst, who work with the Effingham County CEO class.