On Tuesday, January 19, Superintendent Brad Turner said in his treasurer’s report to the Mulberry Grove Board of Education the district received the first categorical state aid payment of about $80,000.00 for transportation and special education. The district received the payment December 28.
A parent addressed the board with a concern about the length of time some students are on the bus in the morning and afternoon trips to and from school. Some students get on the bus about 6:40 a.m. and have a ride of more than an hour to school.
The board approved the 2016-2017 school calendar, they set high school graduation for Saturday, May 21, at 2:00 p.m., and passed a motion supporting the Bond County sales tax increase proposal for school facilities.
Following a closed session, the board accepted resignations from Steve Swain, Head Mechanic, and Kathy Graeney, Speech Pathologist. They hired Rachel Brewer as high school girls’ softball assistant coach.