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Fiscal year budget gains Taylorville school board approval

The Taylorville School  Board held its monthly meeting Tuesday night with number of topics coming up for discussion, including the new fiscal year budget, upcoming events, donations and updates being considered for the schools.

Recently, the Board has been considering as well as construction for school properties. Last night, there were updates on high school projects. Those included the running track, bleachers and an additional walking path for the eighth grade students to make the school more accessible.

A budget hearing preceded the main meeting. Since the initial budget for the 2022-23 fiscal year was introduced, no changes had been made. During the regular meeting, the Board voted to approve the budget.

The Education Fund shows revenues, including the surplus from the previous fiscal year, to total $26.1 million. Expenditures are set at $24.3 million, leaving a surplus of $1.7 million when the fiscal year ends on June 30, 2023. This is the fund which takes care of the general day-to-day operations of the school district.

Board members approved the application of a $50,000 grant for the construction of the Fine Arts Center at the high school from the Illinois State Board of Education.

Donations from the community was another topic for discussions.

Finalizing some donating will take place at the next school board meeting. Members of the Board also recognized students for their exceptional academic work as well as service to the community.

Minutes from previous Board meetings and committee meetings were approved as well as the bills for the month of September.

Near the close of the meeting, there was a discussion of acquiring an empty lot on Sportsman Drive for the Building Trades program. Action was postponed until the next meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2022, after an investigation of the property is taken into consideration.

The meeting adjourned at 6:45 p.m.


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