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Carlinville School Board honors State Scholars

Clara Gray and Hannah Lyons, two of the six 2023 Illinois State Scholars from Carlinville High School were honored by the school board at the Jan. 16 meeting and given certificates for their achievement. Enquirer~Democrat photo by Erin Sanson.


Enquirer~Democrat Reporter

The Carlinville School Board held its first meeting of the new year on Jan. 16. The board recognized the Illinois State Scholars, approved changes in employment, the annual staff seniority lists and approved a proposal for consulting regarding the Aladdin Steel property donation.

Illinois State Scholars

The Carlinville School board recognized the six state scholars from the class of 2024. Clara Gray, Christopher Lack, Hannah Lyons, Brooke Stewart, Charlie Stewart and Tyler Summers were the students honored at the meeting. Due to the weather and other commitments, only Clara Gray and Hannah Lyons were at the meeting to receive their certificates. The State Scholars will be recognized again at the Awards ceremony in May.


The Board approved the resignation of Molly Bartels as the CMS Boys’ Track Coach and Charlie Helton as the CHS Cross Country Coach. The resignation of Julie Gibson as the CHS Girls’ Softball Coach and Don Borgini as the CHS Baseball Coach was also approved. Whitney Roberts resigned as School Nurse, effective March 1.

Dan Card, Pete Dneby, Ken Garrison, Charlie Helton. John Luca, Jenny Strubbe, Darlene Tulula, Julie Gibson and Randy Gibson were hired as Volunteer Assistant Track Coaches.

Aladdin Property

The board approved a proposal by Frank Miles Consulting, LLC to have Miles seek community input and provide a study on the Aladdin Property Development.

Seniority Lists

The board approved the staff seniority lists for the district. Kelly Kaganich is the districts longest serving employee, having been with the district for 33 years. In close second is Michele Wills, with only one month less than Kaganich. Wendy Vance, Kathy Bridges and Melanie Rosentreter round out the top five, having served 32, 31 and 31 years, respectively.

Other Business

The board approved changes to the Course Description Booklet, most of which were in regard to Dual Credit guidelines.

The executive session minutes were reviewed. The board chose not to release the executive session minutes of July 17, August 14 and Sept. 11 as they have to do with personnel and real estate matters.

The board appointed Gayla Walters to the Carlinville Public Schools Foundation Board of Directors.

The next two meeting location for Carlinville School Board were changes. The Feb. 13 meeting will be held at the Carlinville Primary School and the March 11 meeting will be held at Carlinville Intermediate School.

A surplus resolution was approved by the board.