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There Is A Free Lunch or Breakfast For South Central School Students

By Bruce Kropp, WJBD News

No South Central student, regardless of income, will have to pay for the school lunch or breakfast next year.  Superintendent Rick Batchelor says the school board has approved participation in the federal CEO lunch program.  South Central is eligible because of the high number of low income students.  Batchelor says there are some additional requirements, but he's confident the program is worthwhile after watching how it has worked in several other districts this school year.  Students would still have to pay for any ala carte items purchased.  

The South Central Board has voted to seek a $50,000 matching maintenance grant from the Illinois State Board of Education.  Batchelor says the state is targeting security improvements so the district is looking at items such as cameras, locks, and doors.  

The board acted on a number of personnel issues.  The board approved irrevocable intent to retire letters from Randy Comer and Steve Eischens effective at the end of the 2016-2017 school year. The board approved the resignation of Angie Rinkel as a certified teacher and the student council sponsor, Christa Malone as 7th and 8th grade cheer sponsor, and Donna Hall as support staff effective November fourth.  The board hired Terri Engel, Lori Jeter and Tammy Sigrist as support staff personnel.  

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