WOODHULL — AlWood superintendent Shannon Bumann said that if voters approve a one-cent sales tax hike on the April 9 ballot, the money would be used to make improvements in county schools.
That would include "replacement of locks on doors, cameras and buzzers for entrances, life safety work, including for the boilers and the gymnasium roof, work that is outside the regular budget," he said.
"We're (AlWood) a small player in district size, but all administrators feel the need to find new revenue in the face of state cuts happening all the time," Mr. Bumann said.
In other business, the board approved the 2013-14 school calendar, with registration on Aug. 1 and the first day of school on Aug. 14.
Today is Wednesday, April 23, the 113th day of 2014. There are 252 days left in the year.
1864 — 150 years ago: Some persons are negotiating for 80 feet of ground on Illinois Street with a view of erecting four stores thereon. It would serve a better purpose if the money was invested in neat tenement houses. 1889 — 125 years ago: The Central station, car house and stables of the Moline-Rock Island Horse Railway line of the Holmes syndicate, together with 15 cars and 42 head of horses, were destroyed by fire. The loss was at $15,000. 1914 — 100 years ago: Vera Cruz, Mexico, after a day and night of resistance to American forces, gradually ceased opposition. The American forces took complete control of the city. 1939 — 75 years ago: Dr. R. Bruce Collins was reelected for a second term as president of the Lower Rock Island County Tuberculosis Association. 1964 — 50 years ago: Work is scheduled to begin this summer on construction of a new men's residence complex and an addition to the dining facilities at Westerlin Hall at Augustana College. 1989 — 25 years ago: Special Olympics competitors were triple winners at Rock Island High School Saturday. The participants vanquished the rain that fell during the competition, and some won their events; but most important, they triumphed over their own disabilities.