Monday evening’s CUSD#2 Board meeting began with good news from the district principals. A few highlights are: the preschool class at Bonfield Grade School held a garage sale where they could each spend 10 cents. They also had popcorn and lemonade stand for the school.

 At Herscher Intermediate School, the third graders put on a spring performance. 

At Limestone Middle School, two students qualified for the state level Math counts competition. 

At Herscher High School, Simon Walthers, senior, presented his own research to college professors and high school teachers at the Math Association of America.

The district’s farmland has a drainage issue which impacts yield for the district’s property as well as the property of the neighboring fields. 

In addition, the wet areas are a breeding ground for mosquitos. The extent of the broken tile is yet unknown and the issue has been tabled pending further investigation into the problem. Proper drainage is further limited by the mounds of dirt that had been placed there from the sports fields.

The board approved a three-year renewal of the District Resource Officer Agreement with Village of Herscher.

Also, they approved Title I School wide Flexibility Waivers for the 2019-2020 school year for Bonfield Grade School, Herscher Intermediate School, and Limestone Middle School, as well as  agreement with Community Foundation of Kankakee River Valley for scholarships for graduating seniors, which includes a 2% flow through cost to be paid by the district.

Regarding personnel, the board accepted the resignation of Sarah Dexter as the LMS STEM teacher and Scott Bright as the HHS Freshman Basketball Coach.

Brandon Summer was appointed as an HHS Volunteer Track Coach.

Amy Grady was hired as a Bus Driver, and Ashley Hemp-Petry as an LMS FS Cashier.

The following were hired as the summer crew for the District: Brendan Powell, Vince Rink, Tony Rink, Nick Rink, LuAnn Love, Dawn Wilson, Stephanie Thorsen, Emilie Wenzelman, Tanner Mullin, John Wakey, Dana Dittus, Noah Daly, and Alex Mullin.