District residents will have two opportunities to weigh in on the district's strategic plan and how it is meeting its goals.
Superintendent Alene Reuschel said the district established a number of goals six years ago.
She said, “We're going to get some input as it relates to finance, as it relates to facilities, as it relates to curriculum. And so here's an opportunity for our constituents to be a part and to share some ideas and help us as we look forward for the next five or six years.”
The Macomb School District will save nearly $125,000 on a roof repair project on the oldest section of Lincoln School. The savings comes from re-using some of the roofing material, which is also good for the environment.
The estimated cost was nearly $420,000. The bid was based on a “green” option that will re-install much of the same material.
Superintendent Alene Reuschel said the district can set an example.
The Macomb School District will spend $204,000 to increase its computer network capacity tenfold in time for next school year.
Superintendent Alene Reuschel said the extra capacity will allow greater use of wireless technology at the junior-senior high school next year.
She said, “We will make sure that every classroom-grades 7-12-will have the equivalent of 30 access points within a room which means you can have 30 units needing wireless service of some kind in a room.”
The Macomb School District has severed ties with the boy's head basketball coach who is accused of sexual abuse.
The Board of Education on February 20 approved a resignation agreement with Daniel Watson. Under the agreement, his resignation took effect December 19, 2011. He will be paid to cover the time period from mid-August to December 19.
Watson was placed on administrative leave in mid-August, just a few days after Illinois State Police announced his arrest.
Superintendent Alene Reuschel would not say how much money Watson will receive.