Welcome to MPCUD #23

Superintendent: Mr. Fred Lamkey

Welcome message from Mr. Lamkey.

The tentative budget for MPCUD 23 for the 2019-2020 school year will be available for inspection in the Unit Office at 119 North Garden Street in Mount Pulaski, Illinois on Tuesday, August 20, 2019, through Monday, September 23, 2019. Office hours are 8 AM until 4 PM. The hearing on the tentative budget will be Monday, September 23, 2019, during the regular meeting of the Board of Education. Meeting time is 7 PM.

Construction Information

  • Bricks from the high school are currently being stacked in a daily basis. Please, do not go into the construction area to retrieve bricks! Bricks have been placed outside of the construction fence and are available on a first come, first served basis. Please, take only 1 or 2 bricks (so more people have an opportunity).

BOE Meeting Update from Mr. Lamkey

  • The Mount Pulaski Board of Education met for the July 15th regular meeting at 6:00 PM in the district office located at Mount Pulaski Grade School.  All board members were present as the board entered executive session to discuss employment.  The board returned to regular session at 6:50 PM and waited to begin regular meeting session at the 7:00 PM posted time.  

    The audience included representatives from Graham and Hyde, CORE construction, Henson Robinson and the Mt. Pulaski Education Association.  Only Dr. Doerr requested to speak to the board.  After Doerr addressed the board, President Eric Cowan directed Superintendent Lamkey to communicate with Dr. Doerr about his concerns with the high school National Honor Society.

    The board next approved the consent agenda which included payment of bills, sales tax revenue report, regular board meeting minutes from June 17, executive session minutes from June 17 and the Transportation Hazard Resolution.

    Under Reports, Superintendent Lamkey highlighted his report to the board discussing his meeting earlier that day with Logan County Sheriff Mark Landers.  In the meeting the two men discussed options for implementing a resource officer in Mount Pulaski Schools.  The board discussed several options, but there was no action on this item.

    Mr. Lamkey then briefly spoke about a FOIA request to the district office from New York University concerning charter schools.  The information requested was not applicable to the Mount Pulaski schools. 

    In Unfinished Business, the board accepted Henson Robinson’s bid for phase 2 of the grade school HVAC project with the stipulation of providing engineered drawings of the project.  Phase 1 in the grade school is nearing completion and phase 2 will involve classrooms on the grade schools west and east sides.  All grade school classrooms will be air conditioned to begin the 2020-21 school year.

    The first action item of new business included the purchase of a van and the trade-in of a van used for transportation.  The van will begin service starting the new school year.

    The board next discussed building bid packages for the high school construction project.  The following contractors had bids accepted:  Zobrist Construction, Christy-Foltz, Otto Baum, RD Lawrence Construction, Mid State Concrete, Top Quality Roofing, Arrow Glass, Von Alst Operating, Carpet Weavers, Kiefer Specialty Flooring, FE Moran, Burdick Mechanical, Henson Robinson and Anderson Electric.

    The board also accepted alternate bids for the amphitheater, replacement of classroom windows and installation of scoreboards.  Alternate bids that were not accepted included renovation of the southwest high school entrance and gym floor graphics.  Two other alternate items, stage lighting and sound, were postponed to gather more information on specifications, options and required needs.  A 60 day hold was placed on the contract to allow more time to research the project.

    The following staff was approved in the Personnel Report:
    • Renew nursing services agreement with Decatur Memorial Hospital.
    • Employ Alexis Kuznik as a Grade School Para-Professional.
    • Employ Tara Scattergood as a Grade School Para-Professional.
    • Employ Alexandra Beckers as Volunteer Assistant High School Volleyball.
    • Accept the resignation of Claudia McEvers as Title Para-Professional.
    • Accept the resignation of Brent Grisham as Grade School Physical Education Teacher and District Athletic Director.
    • Renew coaching agreements with:
      • Donna Dulle Head High School Volleyball
      • Rob Siebert Head High School Soccer
      • Don Helm Head High School Golf
      • Ryan Deibert Head Basketball
      • Joel Washko Head High School Baseball
      • Travis Lingafelter Head High School Softball
      • Bethany Dulle Assistant High School Volleyball
      • Jeff Clements Assistant High School Basketball
      • Troy Burgard Assistant High School Baseball
      • Chad Cooper Assistant High School Softball
      • Alexandra Beckers High School Volunteer Assistant Volleyball 
      • Ryan Davis Volunteer Assistant High School Basketball
      • Jared Washko Volunteer Assistant High School Baseball
      • Chris Caslin Volunteer Assistant High School Softball
      • Gale Clark Volunteer Assistant High School Track
      • Travis Lingafelter Head Junior High Softball
      • Troy Burgard Head Junior High Baseball 
      • Jamie Anderson Head Junior High Girls Basketball
      • Brian Erlenbush Head Junior High Boys Basketball
      • Donna Dulle Head Junior High Volleyball
      • Jamie Anderson Head Junior High Boys Track
      • Sam Brown Head Junior High Girls Track
      • Rex Tschantz Assistant Junior High Softball
      • Gale Clark Assistant Junior High Baseball
      • Bethany Dulle Assistant Junior High Volleyball
      • Chris Caslin Volunteer Assistant Junior High Softball
      • Doug Martin Volunteer Assistant Junior High Boys Basketball
      • Heather Murphy Assistant Junior High Volunteer Volleyball
      • Angie Ford Assistant Junior High Volunteer Volleyball

          The meeting adjourned at 8:38 PM.  The next regularly scheduled
          board meeting will be held on August 19
th at 7:00 PM.

MPCUD #23 Mission

  • District #23 will commit itself to establishing a well balanced, challenging curriculum including coordinated technology curriculum to ensure students will develop the skills they will need to live and work successfully in the twenty-first century.

  • Our  goal is to combine learning with understanding for a better future.


  • The bus barn phone number is 217-792-5687. This number receives text messages and calls.

Personalized Learning Initiative (PLI)

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