MOUNT VERNON — The Knox County Educational Service Center board on Tuesday was again pleased by the monthly financial report given by Treasurer Heather Darnold. She said revenue was down in July, but the ESC still had a good cash balance at the end of July.
In addition to approving routine fiscal actions such as bills, payroll and cash reports, the board entered into a service contract with Janice Taylor to provide Para Pro testing training and approved a contract with McGown & Markling Co. to provide services through the School Law Hotline. Superintendent Timm Mackley said the agreement allows the ESC to receive the first 10 hours of legal advice for free. Through that agreement, Mackley said, the schools in the ESC service area will also be eligible for 10 complimentary hours of school law hotline legal services for the 2012-13 school year.
Following an executive session to discuss personnel matters, the board granted a salary increase to Darnold. The new salary will bring her pay in line with other school treasurers in the county. The board approved service agreements with the Centerburg and Mount Vernon school districts; Billie Shire will serve as the school psychologist for Centerburg and LPN Shanna Grennell will work with Mount Vernon schools.
The board approved payment to Danville teachers B.J. Addair and Beth Durbin for serving as e-school instructors, with costs to be paid by Danville. It also contracted with RC Therapy Service Inc. for occupational therapy services for the Fredericktown school district, which will pay all costs.
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