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Edinburg — The Edinburg Board of Education held a regular meeting on Wednesday, August 10, 2022 at 6:04 p.m.
Superintendent Ben Theilen and Assistance Principal Kevin Qualters were very excited to share with the Board the veritable treasure trove of furniture, supplies, and various items they had gotten from the Lincoln College Campus sale. In May, the 157 year old college was forced to close it’s doors due to the financial challenges brought on by the Pandemic and a ransomware attack. That meant many of the items inside the buildings needed to be sold.
Qualters heard of the sale and took Theilen along. They ended up with a plethora of items, including nice board room chairs for teachers, bulletin board, science equipment, tables, and more.
“I would say we spent around $7,000 for, I estimate, $85,000 to $100,000 worth of stuff. It was an amazing deal. And they were just happy the stuff was going to a school.” Theilen shared.
Teilen also shared with the Board a very tentative budget for the upcoming school year. Calling it an “educated guess,” Theilen said he had been budgeting a little differently during the pandemic years. He had been budgeting for aggressive expenditures and conservative revenues, but says that he hopes to be able to reverse that type of budgeting in the future as the state recovers from the pandemic. The Board approved the tentative budget.
Also approved at the meeting:
– Cash receipts
– Hiring Mitchell Bloome, Peggy Brown, Abbey Turner, Christy Pentzien, and Theresa Zoelzer.