At the Monday meeting of the Mulberry Grove Board of Education, teachers Lacy Hollenkamp and Emily Thomas presented the proposed senior trip destination and dates. They proposed a trip to Orlando, Florida March 10-13. Expenses in March will be considerably less than later in the spring during the height of the tourist season. The board approved the senior trip proposal provided the class raises the remaining needed funds.
In the treasurer’s report, Superintendent Brad Turner said the district got the first payment of Bond and Fayette Counties taxes. The district did not need to borrow money to meet expenses and Turner said currently, fund balances are good. The district has not received the first categorical state aid payment for transportation and special education but general state aid payments are coming in on time.
The first quarter of the school year is ending and parent/teacher conferences are scheduled for Thursday evening and Friday, October 27 & 28.
Mary Adams reported on the LIREC literacy grant. Mulberry Grove School is one of ten schools in five states chosen to participate. Fifty-seven community and school persons were involved in the successful program. More than 650 books were placed in 7 churches, 1 daycare center, 4 daycare home providers, a funeral home, the village hall, a grocery store, and the bank for a total of 16 locations where books are available. Grant funding ends in 2017 but plans are to continue the community program.