Back to school and back to business
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By Cynthia Haggitt
The Brussels Unit #42 returned back to school last week and their school board meeting was held. The board started the meeting off with the recording of how bills were paid and they approved the meeting’s agenda minutes from the former meeting on Aug 3 & 20. The board then recoginzed one of their very own students.
“Bailey Jon who is a third grader at Brussels Unit #42 was recently awarded the Little Miss Kampsville at the Kampsville Celebration on Aug 14,” Superintendent Dr. Mark Martin said. “We are so proud of her and we know she will be a good represent for the Village of Kampsville in the following year. Congratulations to her.”
At the meeting the board discussed the guidelines for school sports co-op with district 40 and if masks will be worn during sports activities. Martin said. “ This year, district #42 will be wearing masks at all indoor sports activities. Our volleyball has started and the teams will be wearing masks. Masks will not be required for outside sports, it is advised to wear one if you are not vaccinated. We are still waiting to see what district #40’s response will be for their co-op guidlines for sports.”
In unfinished business the board discussed if they should have a Stem program and the board approved this program unanimously. Martin also mentioned there is a music teacher position opening but no applications have been seen yet.
“The problem we may face from the approval may concern our budget for education and how it will affect teacher’s salaries. We will be looking at this closely.” Martin said.
The debate about the Co-op with district 40 is still on going. Both sides have presented their cases, the board did approve for the co-operative.
“We are just waiting on Calhoun’s decision.” Martin said.
A special meeting will be held for the financial budget for the year and it will be on Sept 21 at 6:30 in the cafeteria before the regular school board meeting. Also the board approved the appointment of Kathy Carey as the driver for the special education route. “Kathy will be a driver for one of our students who attends a program at another school,” Martin said.” We also hired Baylee Kiel as the high school assistant coach, which is all dependent on the sport’s cco-operative program with Hardin. Wayne Vogel will be the seventh and eighth grade coach for basketball.”