Board Briefs

June 12, 2024

From June 11, 2024 board meeting

The board of education held their regular board meeting on June 11, 2024 in the high school library. The following items were acted upon or discussed during the meeting.

The board heard good news from the high school baseball teams 2nd place finish in the IHSA State Baseball Finals. Congratulations to Coach Sean Martin and the baseball team.

The board approved the minutes of the regular and closed session meeting minutes held on May 20, 2024.

The board approved the financial report and monthly bills for the month.

The board approved the destruction of audio closed session minutes 18 months or older.

The board approved the hiring of Lydia Hubbard as HS assistant volleyball coach.

The board approved the hiring of Molly Davis as 1st grade teacher at Forsyth Grade School.

The board approved the hiring of Shelly Upperman and Dawn Mann as Co-NHS sponsors.

The board approved Rheys Sams-Moore as MS assistant baseball coach.

The board approved Jon Kidd as the HS girls head track coach.

The board approved Cam Gentry as the HS boy's assistant basketball coach.

The board approved the resignation of Kyle Patterson as assistant high school track coach.

The board approved Aaron Agee as a volunteer for the MS boy's baseball team.

The board approved the hiring of Alexa Dereak as high school administrative assistant.

The board approved the hiring of Seth Melton as high school math teacher. He will begin as a long-term substitute teacher pending his certification for an Illinois Teaching certificate.

The board approve the regular board meeting dates for the 24/25 school year. The board will meet on the third Monday of the month at 6:30pm in the high school library. The meeting dates are posted on the school website. Meeting dates are subject to change.

The board approved the milk bids for the 24/25 school year. Prairie Farms will receive the bid.

The board approved the intergovernmental agreement with the ROE 39 regarding alternative school programs.

The board approved the purchase of a new pick-up truck for the transportation department.

The board approved the renewal of the school district property, casualty, and worker's compensation insurance package effective July 1, 2024.

The board reviewed principal and athletic director reports as presented.

Board Member Jill Feinstein gave an update on the happening as the school board association.

The board received he annual strength and conditioning report for their review. We continue to see a significant number of students enrolled in our weight and conditioning programs. This includes both athletes and non-athletes.

I want to let you know that this will be my final board briefs as interim superintendent of Maroa-Forsyth. It has been an honor to return to Maroa-Forsyth during this transition year. I am confident that Adam Ibbotson will do an outstanding job as your next superintendent. I can recall during my tenure as high school principal when speaking to the student body that I had two goals, first strive for excellence in the classroom and all extra-curricular endeavors and secondly take pride in representing your school in all that you do. I am pleased to say that the excellence and pride continues today in all aspects of the district. Be proud that you are making a difference in the lives of your students.

With Trojan Pride,

Dr. Holmes