Grundy R-5 Board of Education busy with a multitude of topics at latest meeting

Grundy R-5 School

The Grundy R-5 Board of Education has accepted the resignation of Kimbra Mullenix as the Kindergarten through 12th grade Guidance Counselor, Special Education Director, and Parents as Teachers educator.

The board employed current 7th through 12th grade Special Education instructor Melody Prescott to also be Special Education Director and the Parents as Teachers educator.

Shawna Tabbert was hired as a part-time Title One paraprofessional and as a part-time speech implementer.

The board approved an estimate from Duane Campbell of nearly 11-hundred dollars to cover an unused outdoor stairwell which will also prevent water from getting into a basement.

It was agreed by members to seek an estimate to remodel the existing library at the elementary school, converting it into two classrooms for Special Education and Title One/reading recovery, and to move the library to the current Special Education classroom. The current Title One classroom would then become a faculty workroom.

Members approved continued participation in the A-Plus program.

Full price lunches will increase ten cents next school year. The charges are $2.20 at the elementary school and $2.30 at the high school, and for adults. Breakfast prices will remain the same as this past school year. Districts follow a formula provided by the national school lunch program in determining prices for the meals.

Board members heard a report from Sullivan County Emergency Management Director

Dennis Goldsmith regarding a generator donated to the elementary school at Humphreys for emergency uses. He also talked about the role of a hazard mitigation team during disasters.

The Grundy R-5 board holds a special meeting to amend the school budget for the current fiscal year ending June 30th, and to approve a budget for the next 12 months. That meeting is the afternoon of June 30th at 5 o’clock at the school in Galt.