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The Brookfield R-3 Board of Education met in regular session this week, with all members present. The board recognized students, hired administrators, and amended their budget over the course of this meeting.

Students were recognized as a part of the Board of Education’s Academic Achievement program to begin the meeting. The meeting then moved to the district conference room.

Special Services Director Denise Carlson presented an evaluation of the district’s Title I, special education, and at-risk programs. Carlson noted that more students are using these programs, including nearly one in four high school students taking part in the at-risk program.

Superintendent Dr. Kyle Collins presented financial information for the current school year. Tax collection will come in at less than 100 percent for the first time in many years, which has affected the district.

With this in mind, Collins presented an amendment to the budget. This included a $100,300 reduction in incoming taxes, and a reduction in spending projections of $102,483. This amounts to a savings overall for the District of $2,093.

Collins reported that the interview processes for the Elementary Principal, High School Principal, and Maintenance Director positions had been completed. Contracts were offered, and accepted by the following people:

- Elementary Principal - Tina Croy

- High School Principal - Nile Thudium

- Maintenance Director - Matt Parn

Letter of retirement were accepted from Shane Thudium (LCACTC), Dana Lane (Title I Reading), and Kathleen Burstert (Paraprofessional).

The next regular meeting of the Brookfield R-3 Board of Education is scheduled for March 21 at 5:30 p.m. in the district conference room.