2 people file petitions for candidacy on Annawan school board


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Posted Online: Jan. 17, 2013, 9:01 pm
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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.

















 



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