WOODHULL — AlWood superintendent Shannon Bumann said that if voters approve a one-cent sales tax hike on the April 9 ballot, the money would be used to make improvements in county schools.
That would include "replacement of locks on doors, cameras and buzzers for entrances, life safety work, including for the boilers and the gymnasium roof, work that is outside the regular budget," he said.
"We're (AlWood) a small player in district size, but all administrators feel the need to find new revenue in the face of state cuts happening all the time," Mr. Bumann said.
In other business, the board approved the 2013-14 school calendar, with registration on Aug. 1 and the first day of school on Aug. 14.
Today is Monday, Sept. 1, the 244th day of 2014. There are 121 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: We are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured. 1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000. 1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France. 1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid. 1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter. 1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.