Cerro Gordo School Superintendent Brett Robinson took time at the Sept. 18 school board meeting to thank village government for helping provide parking during local high school football games.

Thanks to the village board and Village Board President Dennis Ridgeway for agreeing to allow parking in their lot along Madison St just south of the football field in exchange for the school district mowing and maintaining it during football season,” said Robinson.

He also said that the recent homecoming gave the district a chance to show off the recent building renovations. Alums from the classes of 1959, 1969,1979,1994 and 2014 were given tours.

An application for Ameren incentive funds for energy efficiency maintenance and repairs have been approved for the district’s boilers and steam traps, with Clow Controls doing the work.


Other news

In other news, the school board:

accepted letter of resignation from Deana Hyde as a part time cook;

employed Norma Martinez as a part-time cook;

employed Jennifer Tayor as part time pre-kindergarten parent coordinator;

increased cook pay by 4.5 percent for 2019-20;

accepted volunteer services from Toby Willard for high school boys basketball;

approved the fiscal year 2020 Budget; and

the board approved new language in CGES handbook explicitly stating students will not be suspended or expelled from the Pre-K program, approved overnight trips for FFA students with Alex McMillan as the sponsor in Indianapolis October 30-Nov. 1, and approved drama students to attend the Illinois Theater Fest in Normal on Jan. 9-11, with Dr. Vicky Gilipin as the sponsor.