An update report on the construction of Lincoln School, a sales tax for school facilities, and a new 4-year contract for Superintendent Todd Prusator topped the discussion last night by the Rochelle Elementary board.
Lincoln School off 20th street remains on schedule to open next fall. Prusator said that 98% of the roofing is done on the building.
The board also talked about which students will attend the new school. The children who live in Hillcrest and the Askvig subdivision will attend the new building along with current students at Lincoln school.
Students in Highland Estates, Rolling Green, and Raindance subdivisions will also move from Central school to May school.
The tax levy for the district was approved at a 3 percent increase. The tax rate will remain the same for the district.
The board also hired Jodee Craven as their project manager involving the 21st Century Learning Center Grant. The program is for 5 years as Craven's salary will be paid through the grant.
The board took no action on the 1 percent county sales tax proposal for school facilities in Ogle County. Prusator said that the issue can still get on the April 2013 ballot for voters to decide....
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Following an executive session, the board approved a new 4-year contract for Prusator. He has been Superintendent in the districrt for the past 8 years.
The board took no action on the discipline issue involving a student in the district.