At Monday evening’s Herscher CUSD2 Board meeting, superintendent Rich Decman announced that Bonfield Grade School’s Preschool for All Program received the Gold Circle of Quality from the Illinois State Board of Education.

In addition, Decman stated that this school year will operate under “close to” a balanced budget. 

The board approved a Tentative Budget for 2019-2020FY and made a motion to set a Public Hearing for Budget for 2019-2020FY which will take place on September 16, 2019 at 7 PM. In addition, they approved a bass fishing team at Herscher High School for the 2019-2020 school year. 

Four monthly school board meetings will take place at other locations. October’s meeting will be at Limestone Middle School; November’s will be at Bonfield Grade School; December’s will be at Herscher Intermediate School, and January’s will be at Herscher High School.

Regarding personnel, the following Non-certified personnel submitted resignations: Crystal Sheridan - HIS cook, Elaine (Noffke) Whitesell – HIS Parapro, Nadine Sippel – Parapro, and Evan Regez – Parapro. Terry Walthers – bus aide, submitted his retirement. And, Kayla James and Charlotte Meyer were hired as LMS Parapros.