Superintendent Dr. Ellin Lotspeich introduced Kirstin Scott to the board during their February meeting. Scott will be assigned to the school for a before and after school program being funded by a federal 21st Century Community Learning Center grant to the Regional Office of Education. The before school program will include a breakfast and homework and tutoring help. The after school program will also include homework/tutoring along with physical activity times and special interest sessions in areas such as crafts, science, gardening, drama and technology.
Lotspeich also thanked the family of Bob Fisher for thinking of the school in directing memorials to the Bradford Grade School to be used by teachers for the purchase of classroom supplies.
The district received a $750 grant for the district’s libraries from the office of the Illinois Secretary of State.
The board learned that a boiler at the grade school went out which may result in repair costs of around $3,000. A backup boiler is in use until the repairs can be completed.
Board president, Tanya Walker, thanked the staff, administration and board members who attended the Vision 20-20 meeting in Kewanee. The district was well represented and learned more about the initiative.
Cory Fisher was absent from the meeting.