2 people file petitions for candidacy on Annawan school board


Share
Posted Online: Jan. 17, 2013, 9:01 pm
Comment on this story | Print this story | Email this story
By Claudia Loucks correspondent@qconline.com

ANNAWAN – Two people have filed petitions of candidacy for three seats up for re-election on the Annawan School Board.

Superintendent Joe Buresh told board members Wednesday, incumbents Dwaine Shaw Jr. and Brian Childs have filed petitions for the April 9 election.
"Alvin Landwehr has completed the necessary steps to be a write-in candidate," he said.

No one from Annawan Township can be elected to the board, as there currently are three board members representing that township, Mr. Buresh said.

In a discussion regarding staffing for the 2013-2014 school year, Mr. Buresh recommended maintaining all current staff members, but not replacing a retiring teacher.

"It is no secret that school finances are an issue with every school in Illinois, but it is my recommendation that we do not make staff cuts," he said.

A final decision regarding staffing for the 2013-2014 school year will be made at the March board meeting.

The board also discussed possible updates to school safety procedures, ranging from police protection, security guards, interior cameras, replacing windows with safety glass, increasing internal communication, and changing the procedure of addressing an intruder to the building.

Mr. Buresh told board members that adding hand-held radios, cell phones, and/or a new intercom telephone system "will be extremely costly."

The board agreed to continue to evaluate the school safety procedures and implement some "common sense" measures to increase the safety of all students in the district.

In other business, the board:

-- Rehired the firm of Gorenz & Associates, Peoria, as school district auditors.

-- Hired Brenda Smith as junior high Scholastic Bowl coach for the 2013-2014 school year.



















 



Local events heading








  Today is Friday, Sept. 19, the 262nd day of 2014. There are 103 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: Charles M. Osborn of this city, a lawyer of prominence, who voted for Lincoln in 1860 is now out strong for McClellan and will take the stump for him.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The George Fleming company had begun its dried fruit packing in a branch plant on 16th Street, Rock Island, employing nearly a hundred workers.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The cornerstone of the new Eagles home was laid. Building committee members were John Kobeman, Fred Ehmke and Frank Wich.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Former Kaiser Wilhelm, in exile, is sad as the Nazis march with communists.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Ninety-two members of the acappella choir at Davenport's West High School today accepted an invitation to perform at the New York World's Fair on June 13, 1965.
1989 -- 25 years ago: A Rock Island woman is one of 50 winners of $10,000 in cash in the Illinois State Lottery's "Celebration "89" instant ticket game. Dawn Loeffler was the third winner to be chosen through daily drawings that began Aug. 28 and will run 50 consecutive days.






(More History)