LADD — The Ladd Community Consolidated School District 94 Board of Education met April 16.

Principal David Lawrence reported the IAR has been completed in grades 3-8 and the Illinois Science Assessment will be administered in grades 5 and 8 when school resumes from spring break.

Collin Brown competed at the state geography bee on March 29 at Heartland Community College in Normal. He missed the final round by one question.

Aidan Ernat and Evan Englehaupt received a first-place rating at the regional science fair March 23 at NIU in DeKalb. They will present their project at the state science fair at SIU in Carbondale on May 3-4. Holly Flanagan is the science fair sponsor.

Sarah Beier, Kendra Brandner, Ella Englehaupt, Skye Torri and Maddy Fabish competed at the IESA sectional bowling tournament in Dixon. The team placed fifth and qualified for the state bowling tournament. Sarah Beier, eighth-grader, was the girls’ bowling sectional champion and qualified for state as an individual. Jason Fabish is coach.

Lawrence reported the spring concert was well attended and offered congratulations to Jackie Ribas and students for a fine concert.

Superintendent Michelle Zeko reported the state of Illinois owes the district $97,783.

There are Police Safety Grants and Federal School Safety Grants that may be applied for to use to offset the cost of the outside cameras.

The Ladd Education Foundation recently held a spaghetti supper fundraiser and has sold concessions at the home track meets at Hall.

The PTO just finished their Butter Braid and gift card fundraisers. They will sponsor a Scholastic Book Fair the last week of April.

They are busy planning the eighth-grade graduation reception and party on May 29 and the end-of-the-year picnic on May 30.

The Community Club held a funding drive that raised $1,257 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society to fight childhood cancer.

“The Internet is Distract-Oh Look, a Kitten!” will be presented at 7 p.m. May 1 in the gym.

The annual Grandparent Luncheon is scheduled for Thursday, May 2.

The Community Club is helping the Red Cross to organize a Pint-sized Hero blood drive at school on Wednesday, May 15.

The board:

• Accepted the resignations of Amanda Coutts at athletic director effective May 30 and Gregg Marusich effective April 12.

• Approved an amendment to the BVEC bi-laws to allow individual schools to determine the need/use of fourth-grade players in seventh-grade games only for the 2019 school year for basketball and volleyball only.

• Approved a zoning request from Gary Moreland for property in Leepertown Township.

• Approved the 2019-20 speech therapy contract with Julee Nawa with the same terms as last year.

• Approved the quote from Troy Simplified Technologies Inc. for the installation of outdoor security cameras.

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