The Bethalto School Board approved a plan to start taking bids to fix the parking lots of Civic Memorial High School, Parkside Elementary, and the Dr. Sandra J Wilson Administrative Services Center at its meeting this week. The vote was 4-2, with board members Todd Meiser and Jeff Whaley voting "no." Also at the meeting, the board approved a two year bus lease for two buses for the district.
When asked by the Big Z following the meeting his reason for voting "no," Whaley had this to say:
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The Big Z left phone messages at the school district office for School Board President Tom Beiermann for a response but have so far not heard back. Bids on the parking lot work will be sought soon. Also at the meeting, the board approved hiring Kelly McClain as the new principal for Trimpe Middle School. Current principal Kim Wilks is moving over to lead Meadowbrook Intermediate this fall.