By Jessica Wettig
Goreville C.U.S.D. # 1 held their regularly monthly meeting Tues., Sept. 25 at 7p.m., with a budget hearing held before the meeting at 6:45 p.m.
Regular meeting are usually held on the last Monday of each month, but the board had previously moved this meeting because of the need for a 30-day period between the posting of budget information online, and a budget hearing.
The numbers provided are from estimates based on the starting amount from July 1, 2018 and the proposed amount that should be there at the end of June 30, 2019.
The Educational budget began the year with $2,049,013 and will end the year with $38,728. The Operations and Maintenance Budget began with $9,639 and will end with $149,665. This is due to the school receiving their TIF payment of $80,000 earlier this year, according to Superintendent Dr. Steve Webb.
The Debt Service budget began the year with $129,938 and will end the year with $5,400. The transportation budget began the year with $314,975 and will end the year with -$7,500.
Webb said this negative number is the result of the school not receiving their fourth quarter payments from the state. He said if the payments are not received this year, the school would be looking at a deficit.
The Municipal Retirement/Social Security budget began the year with %87,321 and will end the year with $12,600. The Capital Projects budget began the year with $404,424 and will end the year with -$404,424.
This school has continuing needs for the improvements of the school, said Webb. The Goreville High School Gym project is still under way. The school is still awaiting grants for this area as well, and has a deficit as a result of nonpayment.
Webb said the gym just needs railings before it will be ready for the first games of the season.
The Working Cash budget began the year with $393, 491 and will end the year with $30,000. The tort budget was $0 and will end with $0.
The Fire Prevention and Safety budget began the year with $45,952 and will end the year with $5,000.
Furthermore, the board approved the resignations of Alex Fischer and Rhiannon Pyle, which were discussed during closed session.
The board also approved policies, which are posted on the school website. Webb said there were no changes to these policies from the previous year.
Jeri Miller, 6-12 Principal, said the students just completed midterms last week, and now they are in the second half of the fourth quarter for the year.
She also said teachers will have the opportunity to earn Continuing Professional Development Unit (CPDU) certifications at the in-service on Oct. 5.
Miller said there would be an American Red Cross Blood Drive at the school on Oct. 12. Also, the K-8 fundraiser shows that the students would raise between $5,000 and $6,000.
Webb said October is School Safety Awareness Month. He said the school would be incorporating new plans for lockdown drills, which will involve students.
“There will be a little trauma,” he said.
Students and parents have the option to opt out. These drills are not mandated by the state until January, but he said they would be starting them before then.