These reinstatements, undertaken due to recent public outcry, boosted the budget by about $160,000. Two teaching posts, however, were eliminated Monday, but the two teachers in question have been reassigned to other posts vacated by retirements.
New board candidate emerges
In addition to the proposed budget, the school board seat of Linda Baker Marcella will also be up for election May 17. The post is a four-year term beginning July 1.
She filed a petition last week for re-election to the post.
Announcing her candidacy Tuesday morning was Terri Leguire of Jenni Jill Drive in Warrensburg. She is a stay-at-home mother of a WCS 8th grader, with 10 years' experience in banking. She has been active in school activities, having served as a homeroom mother, a member of several school-based committees, and an organizer of the school's dance marathon.
The deadline for filing candidacy petitions for the position is 5 p.m. Monday, April 18.