BETHALTO — On Monday, Jan. 26, the Bethalto Community Unit School District 8 Board of Education conducted its regularly scheduled meeting.
The following items were presented to the board, administration and public:
- The board heard a presentation from Civic Memorial High School nurse Karen Martin regarding the Adopt-a-Family Program. She said this year the program was a huge success with an abundance of donations coming in to support it. Martin thanked all those who have supported this worthwhile program.
- Bethalto East Principal Todd Hannaford and teacher/instructional coach Kelly Wooten presented a program highlighting the ongoing activities and educational opportunities Bethalto East has to offer its students.
- Kristen Brewer, Unit 8 Food Service Director, updated the board on both breakfast and lunch counts for the current school year. The district has seen an increase in students participating in school breakfast and lunch compared to this time last year.
- The board heard a mid-year financial update presented by Business Manager Lavon Singleton. The district continues to monitor revenues and expenditures. The presentation can be found at www.Bethalto.org.
The following are items the board took action on:
- The board approved the overnight trip request to Washington, D.C., for the CMHS Concert Band, March 26-30.
- The board approved changes to the buildings’ Rising Star Improvement Plans.
- The board established a CMHS Summer School for the summer of 2015. Remedial English 1 and 2, Remedial English 3 and 4, Algebra 1 and Remedial Geometry are the core classes that will be offered. Fees are set at $150 per class. CMHS will also offer Drivers Education; this fee will remain at $250. The program is open to district and out-of-district students. Contact CMHS at (618) 377-7220 for information.
- The board also approved the recommendation to add an additional day to the CMHS final exam schedule. The schedule changes from two days to three effective May 2015.