Mulberry Grove Board Of Education Approves Senior Trip, Takes Action On Personnel Matters

The Mulberry Grove Board of Education met Tuesday night.

Superintendent Brad Turner reported general state aid payments continue to arrive on time. He said a comparison of current fund balances with the budget projections show the district pretty close on track with current expenditures.

Senior class sponsor Shawna Nickel and three seniors presented a senior trip proposal. They are planning the senior trip for April 15-17, missing one day of school. Fourteen students and two chaperones will travel by school bus to Springfield where they will board an Amtrak train to Chicago. The board approved the senior trip proposal.

Elementary School Principal Bobby Koontz said the annual spelling bee will be hosted at Mulberry Grove this Thursday. Students from Bond, Fayette, Effingham, Montgomery, and Christian Counties will compete. Koontz said 50 Kindles, a result of participation in a Federal Literacy grant, will arrive soon. The Kindles will be used in the Kindergarten and First Grade classes.

Following a closed session, the board approved expanding the Art teacher position from one day per week to three days per week. The board accepted the resignation of Music teacher Tom Fulton effective at the end of this school year.