School board recognizes Huff with Golden Apple

School board recognizes Huff with Golden Apple

CARLINVILLE (Nov. 16, 2017) – The Carlinville Board of Education Unit 1 Monday night gave out a Golden Apple in recognition to a graduate and community supporter of the district who  served in a positive manner.

Bryan Huff, 47, died suddenly last month. He had served as volunteer trainer for the football team for the better part of the last 33 years. He was a graduate of CHS.

“While he was in school, he got injured,” said Carlinville Superintendent of Schools Dr. Becky Schuchman. “His sophomore year, he volunteered to help the football team with Doc Strode during that time and then upon graduating, continued that service for 30 years. In recognition of that service, we give people Golden Apples. We felt it was very fitting that he receive a Golden Apple.”

Schuchman also updated the board on HVAC work in the band room office and instrument room which continues to have issues.

Schuchman A duct was going to go from the roof into the band room during the summer’s work, but an issue with the I-beam had to scrap those plans. The company doing the work, Prairie State, had issued a change order for $8,000. The district rejected that change order and bid the work out locally.

Area Heat and Air Conditioning had the low bid $3943.20, which will install a unit which  will offer both  heat and air into  band room director Ryan Pirok’s office as well as the neighboring room which houses specialized band equipment.

Architect of the district, Dave Leonatti was also on hand to talk about the work currently being done, including trying to keep the hallways and certain rooms warm during the winter season.

The Macoupin County Cruisers donated $4700 to CAVPAC as part of their proceeds from last year’s car show on the Carlinville Square. Major donors for the event included Carlinville Car Quest, as well as Levi, Ray and Stroup, Inc., of Springfield.

The board approved a resolution declaring the intention to issue Working Cash Fund Bonds of CUSD No. 1 for the purpose of increasing the  Working Cash Fund of CUSD, and notice of such intention will be published in the manner provided by law.

The board approved the preliminary tax levy for the 2017 tax year. Since it does not exceed the previous year’s tax extension by five percent, no public hearing will be required. The total levy is $5,073,600, of which $3,360,000 is for educational purposes. The resolution will be placed on file for adoption during the December meeting.

Also approved was the motion for Marcus Davis Lawn Care to serve as snow removal contractor for the 2017-18 school year at $80 an hour per vehicle.

Kathy Gahr was appointed as temporary board secretary for the Nov. 13 board meeting. Heather Payne was approved as a substitute bus monitor for the district for 2017-18.

Members of the Macoupin County Cruisers, including John O’Brien, Roger Goodman, Dennis Armour and Dennis Pickrel, presented a check of $4,700 to the Carlinville CAVPAC organization, which includes CAVPAC treasurer Chris Williams, along with board of education member Dan Kallal. Not pictured is Larry Kaburick of the Macoupin County Cruisers. The funds were part of the proceeds from the annual car show held during the fall on the Carlinville Square.