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Matters of employment feature at Carlinville School Board March meeting

Enquirer~Democrat Reporter

The Carlinville School Board met on Mon. March 11 for its monthly meeting. The meeting was held at the Intermediate School to give board member a chance to explore the school and Intermediate staff a chance to show off their building and rooms.

The meeting was mostly focused on matters of employment with some annual approvals made as well.


The Board accepted the resignation of Renee Rehkemper effective at the end of the 2023-24 school year.

The board approved the hire of Miranda White as a volunteer HS Bowling Coach, Tyler Quarton as a volunteer middle school bowling coach, Melanie Schwer as a High School tutor and Alison Griffiths as a Fiscal Assistant-Payroll.

Many teachers were approved to be re-employed for the 2024-25 school year. The board re-employed Molly Bartles, Darci Boston, Sarah Marchiori, Karen Eaves, Alexis Hill, Kendal Elvidge, Karlie Woszczynski, Vickie Joiner, Ellen Etter, Erin Emmons, Jessica Ryan, Lydia Armour, Ryan Bowman, Ashley Mullen, Brandie Mullink, Kaitlyn Hartsook, Nathan Wise, Tyler Finnegan, Daniel Hayford, Ashton Jones, Alyssa Hermes, Melanie Schwer, Alyssa DeSpain, Teresa Eilers, Siri Engstrom, Lexi Black, Max Rogers and Kristine Harding.
Brian Austwick, Andrea Leefers and Kristin Siglock were re-employed and granted tenure beginning the 2024-25 school year.

The contract for District Business Manager Heather DeNeve was approved for July 2024-June 2029.

Other Business

A bid for the Primary School Playground Equipment and Surface project of $383,409 was approved.

The replacement of a tractor for $23,500 was approved.

The board approved Insurance bids from Dimond Brothers for ICRMT and Travelers Cyber for a 2024-25 contract for $323,728.

The 2024-25 school calendar was approved.

The Board approved membership to the IHSA for the 2024-25 school year.

The District Wellness Policy was approved.

The board approved a motion to move forward with planning and writing grants to support staffing changes regarding options to create a STEAM K-5 and 6-12 computer science pathway, alternative learning options, math intervention and expanding PFA/PI through staffing changes, redefining retirements and grants.

The board approved a motion to move forward with the Energy Transition Community Grant program.