District 158 Board of Education Meeting recognizes Huntley’s donators

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Illinois School Library Media Assocation awarded Leggee Elementary School with books for Monarch Award title (Courtesy of islma.org)

Huntley School District 158 held a board meeting on September 15, 2016. The Board of Education held their regular meeting, budget hearing, and waiver hearing on the same date. Closed session began at 6:00 p.m. and an open session for the public began an hour later.

Two Huntley High School seniors were recognized at the meeting for their perfect ACT scores of 36; Savannah Fielder and Caitlin Murray achieved a score that less than one tenth of one percent of test takers in America had scored last year.

Recognition was also given to donators Huntley High School senior Brady Cairns, Ronda Mader, and the Illinois School Library Media Association. Cairns is donating an outdoor classroom for Martin Elementary School, an Eagle Scout project that’s expected to cost $800.

Mader contributed an estimated $12 worth of school supplies and crafts to the Early Childhood Center. ISLMA donated a value of $500 of books to Leggee Middle School in recognition of the Monarch Award they won last year.

The district budget increased $4.2 million due to expected increase in health insurance and new hires. $800,000 is intended for increased needs, the alternative program, as well as increased enrollment at Huntley High School.

The board approved many action items such as, testimony to waive the Limitations of Administrative Costs requirement, a suite of assessments offered by the college board for the SAT in spring of 11th grade, and a revenue contract for HHS volleyball along with $8,000 dollars of gold cup fundraising.

The next time the board of education meets is on October 13, where they will be having their Committee of the Whole meeting.

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