St. Elmo Schools Maintenance Grant Approved

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Published on June 27 2013 3:00 pm
Last Updated on July 14 2013 4:07 pm
Written by Greg Sapp

The Illinois State Board of Education has approved a request from the St. Elmo School District for a maintenance grant.

The grants are available for up to $50,000 with the State and school district splitting the cost.

St. Elmo Superintendent Deb Philpot told the school board at this week's meeting that the grant for added security and safety items was $26,900.  The funding will allow security cameras to be installed in both the Elementary and Junior/Senior High buildings, and to have more electronic door locks installed.

The Board approved an application for a two-year cooperative agreement with the Brownstown district for the following sports: high school baseball, high school boys basketball, high school boys track, high school girls track, high school girls basketball, high school girls volleyball, high school competitive cheerleading, high school Scholar Bowl, high school softball and junior high baseball.

In personnel moves, the St. Elmo board accepted a letter of resignation due to retirement from Cyndi Wiedman as third grade teacher as of the end of the just-completed school year; recalled Jessica Manuel as an elementary teacher for the coming school year; approved the salaries of the bookkeeper, treasurer and maintenance supervisor for the coming school year; and employed Kristen Pontious as junior high cheerleading coach.