North Clay School Board Amends Athletic Policy


Published on December 20 2013 4:13 pm
Last Updated on December 20 2013 4:13 pm
Written by Greg Sapp

North Clay school board members have adopted a revamped athletic policy.  Actually, it's a revamp of a revamp.  The first revision resulted in negative comments from many in the school district, some of whom were present for this month's meeting to voice their displeasure with the changes.

The new guidelines call for a suspension from one-third of the scheduled events in a particular sport and suspension for one calendar year for subsequent infractions.  The handbook also includes guidelines for coaches, parents and fans to follow.  Each student athlete and their parents or guardians must sign the guidelines before they can participant in a given sport.

In regular business at this month's meeting, the North Clay board passed the fiscal year tax levy, approved working with Illinois Virtual School for online classes, learned from Superintendent Monty Aldrich that he had applied for a grant of up to $50,000 to help cover the cost of floor repairs in the Commons area and in the grade school gym, and rehired Karl Meurlot as the school district's attorney.

In personnel moves, the North Clay board hired Steve Stortzum as a substitute custodian, accepted the resignation of Judy Van Dyke as district treasurer after 24 years of service to the district, appointed Cheryl Kuhlig to succeed Van Dyke as treasurer, granted the administration the authority to hire personnel as needed, and accepted the resignation of Julie Healy as high school principal as of the end of the school year.