MENDOTA – Fund transfers and an intergovernmental agreement were among the items discussed at the Mendota High School District 280 Board of Education meeting on March 16.
The board approved a transfer of $130,000 from the Working Cash Fund to the Capital Projects Fund for upcoming projects planned at the high school. They also approved $25,000 to the Operation and Maintenance Fund for the cost of a truck and plow that was purchased for in-house snow removal and $20,000 to the Transportation Fund for the purchase of a new mini van to transport students who need out-of-district services.
Superintendent Jeff Prusator said Mendota High School will again work with the Mendota Elementary District by providing a choir teacher two days per week for one period each day next year. As part of the intergovernmental agreement, which was approved by the board, the elementary district will pay for its share of the instructor’s time.
Aughenbaugh said they also look forward to offering informational booths on colleges and local businesses, noting that representatives from HCC have committed to join students that day to explore their business career opportunities and STEM needs.
The board approved Brock Sondgeroth as Fine Arts Department Chair due to the retirement of Lori Schrock and Janet DeLong as concession supervisor.
They accepted the resignation of Kyle Amati, music instructor and band director, effective at the end of summer band in June, and that of science teacher Susan House, who has taught for 19 years. “We appreciate her years of dedication to the students of MHS,” Aughenbaugh said.
Renewal of non-tenured teachers was approved including Keegan Hill (Special Education/PE), Robert Nunn (PE/Health/DE), Kaitlyn Rippentrop (PE), Melissa Sallee (FACS), and Alisa Stewart (Science).
The next regular board of education meeting will be held at the high school on Monday, April 20 at 6 p.m.