School board approved of proposed changes to Cahokia Conference bylaws

NEW AT RBES–Red Bud Elementary is excited to have a new book vending machine in their building. Students of all ages will be able to purchase a book of their choice with tokens provided by their teachers. The machine and books were purchased using funds accumulated from the school-wide fundraiser last fall and the Scholastic Book Fair. Pictured are some students at the ribbon cutting for the book vending machine.

Proposed changes for the Cahokia Conference bylaws were discussed again at the Jan. 19 Red Bud Board of Education meeting.

At last month’s meeting, High School Principal Alan Guehne presented the board with information about the proposed changes, adding that the conference directors had been discussing the issue of pay for game officials.

At that time, Guehne reported that they were proposing a conference wide pay schedule, so that all of the schools in the conference have the same rate of pay for officials. He estimated that the increased official pay would cost the high school on average $5,200 more each year, but would cover all of the sports.

For more from the school board meeting, please see this week’s print edition.