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Shelby County R-IV School Board Discusses Options for Declining Elementary Enrollment
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The Shelby County R-IV School Board opened up a discussion of future options and planning for the district during its regular school board meeting on Wednesday, May 10 at the middle school library.
   Elementary Situation
   Shelby County R-IV’s elementary situation came up again for discussion. The district had tried to build a new elementary school a couple of years ago but taxpayers voted against the measure.
   The R-IV Board took a look at the numbers for the elementary students in both schools and began talks about options of what could be done to run the district more efficiently.
   The discussion began with the look at enrollments. That is the main thing driving the discussion at this point. Maddex said that when they look at the 2017-18 expectation enrollment for Pre-K and Kindergarten at Clarence, it is a bit concerning. The board talked about what the costs are involved. Maddex explained that it costs more to educate a student in Clarence than it does in Shelbina. He said the numbers are about the same, but the students are a lot less in Clarence. “We’re predicting next year that Clarence will have 88 students and Shelbina will have 242. The elementaries combined are expected to drop 24 students from this year to next year, with a drop of three kids in Shelbina from 245 this year to 242 next year. And a drop in Clarence of 21 students from 109 this year to 88 next year.
   For the full story, see this week’s issue of the Shelbina Weekly.
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New Bleachers for Football Complex Approved by Insurance
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Maddex went out and got bleacher bids to repair the football bleachers on the home (north) side of the South Shelby football field. The cost to repair the existing bleachers was going to be roughly $127,000. Maddex said that new bleachers are roughly $133,000. That excludes any concrete work.
   Maddex received word from the insurance company that it is willing to pay for the renovations, which is up to $127,000. “Then we’re going to look at, as a board, do we want to spend the extra few thousands to get an entire set of new home bleachers.
   For the full story, see this week’s issue of the Shelbina Weekly.
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Graduation Ceremony Set for Sunday at South Shelby
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The 2017 Graduation Ceremony at South Shelby High School is set for Sunday. It will begin at 2 p.m. and it will be held in the high school gym.
   Baccalaureate at 12:30 p.m. in the middle school gym.
   Because of damage from the tornado earlier in the spring, that wiped out the press box, and damaged the bleachers, the ceremony will be held in the high school gym again this year.
   The last day of school is Friday and early dismissal will be at 12:50 p.m.
   For the full story, see this week’s issue of the Shelbina Weekly.
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Hung Jury Results in Mis-trial in Tillitt Case
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A hung jury resulted in a mis-trial in the case of the State vs. Kevin Tillitt, last week in Kirksville.
   Tillitt, who faces seven counts of sexual molestation charges remains held in the Shelby County Jail in Shelbyville.
   The jury came back with 10 guilty votes and two non-guilty votes.
   The case has been rescheduled for July 12, 13 and 14 in Kirksville where Tillitt will appear in front of Judge Russell Steele for a second time.
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The annual Elementary Track meet was held Friday at Shelbina Elementary as parents and grandparents showed up to watch their kids compete. A wide range of events took place, ending with the Tug-of-War. Pictured above are kids competing in a relay race.   8863 1720 5/17/2017 hdl


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