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The Mahomet-Seymour school board got some glimmers of good news about the 2016-17 budget this week amid the usual worries about state funding.
“This is the best financial picture we’ve had in the past five years,” Superintendent Rick Johnston told the school board at a budget hearing held on Monday night.
The Mahomet-Seymour School District will hold an open house Sunday, September 25, from 2-3:30 p.m. to celebrate the renovation of the school’s library, commons area and auditorium.
The project was designed by BLDD Architects and the work completed this summer by contractors Broeren Russo.
An after-school program coming to Mahomet-Seymour Junior High this semester is aimed at providing hands-on learning about a healthy lifestyle.
By KAYTLIN WORKMAN
For the Mahomet Citizen
With the start of school in Mahomet comes another annual tradition: the Dawg Walk.
The Mahomet-Seymour PTO sponsors the annual fundraiser to help elementary schools and for PTO activities including reading incentive programs, Lincoln Trail’s popular HANDS around the World program and more.
As soon as students walked through the doors of Mahomet-Seymour High School on Monday morning, it was clear something was different.
The entryway—formerly filled with dark brick—was brighter, and at the top of the steps up ahead they could see that the newly remodeled library now opened into the commons area.
With only a week left before the first day of classes, the Mahomet-Seymour school board got an update on summer renovation projects at their Monday night meeting. The board also toured Mahomet-Seymour High School, where work was still underway.
At MSHS, crews are “working around the clock to get things done,” Superintendent Rick Johnston said.
The school board got some good news on Monday night as they met amidst a construction site in the Mahomet-Seymour High School commons.
Chief School Business Official Trent Nuxoll reported that the district had, for the first time in several years, finished the fiscal year in the black.
Summer renovation is still on schedule at Mahomet-Seymour High School, despite some additional work required to the building’s roof, officials say.
At a special meeting on Tuesday night, the school board hired Champaign-based TSI to complete $42,000 in repairs meant to prevent future roof leaks.
The search is underway for a new superintendent for the Mahomet-Seymour school district.
Current superintendent Rick Johnston, who’s been on the job since 2012, announced this month that he plans to retire at the end of the 2016-2017 school year.
Mahomet-Seymour High School held its senior awards night, presented by the Mahomet-Seymour Education Foundation, last Wednesday.