Effingham Daily News, Effingham, IL

Local News

May 7, 2013

Board seats new members, hears ongoing issue

ALTAMONT — Altamont school board reorganized at its meeting Monday and made some preparations for end-of-the-year issues, but not without hearing about administrator salaries.

Altamont Education Association President Mike Delaney spoke to the board about the raises administrators have received over the past few years as teacher salary negotiations continue.

“I’ve been going over the raises administrators have been getting all year, and my question is about the wages, security and benefits,” he said. “I’ve been looking at that and studying that and wanted to know why they’re getting those opportunities when we’re going to be cutting programs.”

Holland said the salaries were necessary as compensation for the support administrators offer to the rest of the district’s staff and didn’t want to comment further on the subject.

”I can’t answer that, honestly,” he said. “Negotiations with administrators is similar to the negotiations with the AEA, and I don’t have anything to say beyond that.”

The board seated new members Darren Feldkamp and Rodney Schultz and re-elected officers Jim Holland as president, Gary Goldstein as secretary and David Schmidt as vice president.

In other matters Monday, the board discussed improvements to the district’s clocks in hallways and classrooms. Tim Torbeck said the new system, which would plug into ethernet cables and keep an Internet-monitored time, would give the district additional options in keeping consistent time and would allow shortmessages to appear on the digital clocks. Each clock would cost around $280.

Superintendent Jeff Fritchtnitch said with the end of the year approaching, the school will be evaluating returned computers from the district’s 1:1 technology plan. He said many of the computers that will be returned have only minor damage which could be covered by the warranty but additional costs for damage would fall to the students.

Jackson Adams can be reached at 217-347-7151, ext. 131, or jackson.adams@effinghamdailynews.com.

1
Text Only
Local News
  • Late-winter deer season extinct in area counties

    Hunters in Cumberland and Fayette counties may need to seek treatment for their late-winter deer fever.

    July 24, 2014

  • Late-winter deer season extinct in area counties TONY HUFFMANDaily NewsHunters in Cumberland and Fayette counties may need to seek treatment for their late-winter deer fever.Due to a strategic decrease in deer populations throughout the state, the late-winter, antlerless-only hunting season will be

    July 24, 2014

  • 7-23 crossroads walker.jpg Walking for life

    A group of nine Crossroads Walkers braved temperatures approaching 90 degrees Tuesday to walk from Greenville to Effingham as part of a cross-country walk designed to call attention to the pro-life movement..

    July 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • Concealed-Carry-Clothing-Suit-Jacket-400.jpg Concealed carry objections addressed

    In an effort to offer reasoning behind denials for concealed carry permits, Illinois State Police is assisting the Concealed Carry License Review Board in implementing additional measures to regulate the permit process.

    July 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • Concealed carry objections addressed

    In an effort to offer reasoning behind denials for concealed carry permits, Illinois State Police is assisting the Concealed Carry License Review Board in implementing additional measures to regulate the permit process.

    July 22, 2014

  • Jay Miller faces more charges after alleged jailhouse attack

    An Altamont man already facing a minimum of 15 years in prison for contributing to the heroin overdose death of an Effingham woman in February could be facing even more prison time after allegedly attacking another inmate in the Effingham County Jail visitation room this past weekend.

    July 21, 2014

  • MIller, Jay C 021314.jpg Jay Miller attacks trial witness

    An Effingham County Jail inmate is facing additional charges after allegedly assaulting another inmate.

    July 20, 2014 1 Photo

  • Vehicle overturns in accident on I-70

    An accident on Interstate 70 sent one driver over a guardrail and down an embankment near Altamont.

    July 20, 2014

  • Three drivers injured in Vandalia accident

    A four vehicle accident in Fayette County sent three drivers to hospitals.

    July 20, 2014

  • preview.jpg Bus delivering school supplies to children

    Through 19 years, two buses and thou­sands of dollars in donations, families in need have been able to do their school shopping for free through the Ramblin’ Rose School Bus.

    July 20, 2014 1 Photo

AP Video
Parade
Magazine

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.