WADSWORTH: Jim McIlvaine, member of the Board of Education for 26 years at the end of this term, announced Monday he will not seek re-election.
McIlvaine urged others to consider filing for the vacancy with the deadline being in August.
"My term is up," McIlvaine explained, "and it is time for someone else to take a turn."
McIlvaine said he has worked with two superintendents, Charles Parsons and Dale Fortner, and noted he has been fortunate in being with a system with such "stability."
Also during the school board meeting, Treasurer Douglas Beeman informed the board members the district had $864,836 more in revenue for the last fiscal year than projected and the expenditures were $6,960 less than estimated.
Beeman said the additional revenue was mainly due to increased property tax collections.
The board approved a $52,422 contract with Southeast Security Corporation to install the infrastructure for wireless service in the six district buildings.
Superintendent Dr. Andrew Hill also noted the lunch price adjustments were needed to bring the prices in line with the United States Department of Agriculture price equity ruling.
Lunch prices for the 2013-2014 school year will increase by five cents each for the coming year for Kindergarten through sixth grade. Lunches for grades seven and eight will be reduced by 10 cents while those for grades nine through 12 and adults will remain unchanged. The price of milk will move up to 50 cents per half pint from last year's 45 cents.