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Jordan and Schiller Schools Named Spotlight Schools

By Will Doolin, WJBD News

Jordan and Schiller Elementary Schools in the Centralia City School district have been named Spotlight Schools by the state of Illinois.  The announcement was made at their school board meeting Tuesday evening.  Spotlight Schools in the state demonstrate that low-income students and schools with limited resources can show impressive academic performance.  This award is given to districts with a high poverty rate that continue to make Adequate Yearly Progress as required by No Child Left Behind.  

The school must have at least 60-percent of the students met or exceeded standards in both reading and math state tests in 2012, and at least 50-percent of students met or exceeded those same standards in the two preceding years, 2011 and 2010.

The Board approved bids regarding the junior high school roof replacement and panel replacement projects.  The first bid approved was for the roof replacement phase three project.  The Board approved the lowest bid from Geissler Roofing for $159,436.  The second bid approved was for the roof panel replacement project.  The Board approved the lowest bid from DePew and Owens, with three alternates added, for a total cost of $157,899.    

The Board approved purchasing new student information software for the district.  The district will purchase the Skyward program, the same program that Centralia High School currently uses.  The program will allow faculty and staff to see more detailed information about students, as well as for parents to have access to their child's records and for parents and faculty to communicate through the program.  

In other Board action, the Board approved to amend the resolution to waive school holidays to include Lincoln's Birthday, which is Tuesday, February 12th.  

In personnel action, the Board approved the employment of Tamera McClelland as an early childhood special education teacher.  

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