FFA Program Will Continue At Centralia High SchoolThe FFA program will continue at Centralia High School. The school board Thursday night hired Mehgan English as a science teacher for the coming year. English has certification to teach agriculture classes and has headed the FFA program at Sparta High School. Superintendent Chuck Lane had expressed concern about finding a science teacher with the agriculture qualifications after Dane Hunter resigned last month. Lane reports with English employed, the FFA program will remain.
The board approved new three year contracts for Principal Reid Shipley and Assistant Principals Travis Cameron and Tom Sieglar. A change was made in their health insurance benefits to meet requirements of the new federal health care law. They will receive only 70% of the cost of family coverage, instead of 100%. However, they will receive added pay to make up the difference. The 70% coverage is what those covered by the teacher's association receive. The new health care law requires all employees to receive the same coverage.
The board accepted the resignation from Kyle Walker as assistant girls' softball coach effective immediately.
See other LocalNews news:Senator Kirk Home After Gallbladder Surgery
Ill. Higher Ed Board Names New Director
Illinois Gets $1M in Federal Grants After Tornadoes
Study: Illinois Lags in Spending on Smoking Prevention
Brady in Top Ballot Spot; Hardiman Wins Over Quinn