11/28/2017 11:25:00 AM Byron School Board swears in Prigge, accepts audit, hears FFA presentation
By Gretta Becay
Matt Prigge was sworn in as a new Byron School Board member by Board Chair Faith Hollasch at the regular board meeting Nov. 20. He replaced Peggy Harris who left the board earlier this fall.
In other business, school board members unanimously approved the fiscal year 2017 financial statements and audit.
The accountants also explained the expenses and program revenues for district revenues.
Also at the meeting, six members of the Byron Chapter of the FFA gave a presentation about their recent trip to the 90th annual FFA convention in October.
The six were some of the 11 students that went traveled to Indianapolis for the event. The group toured the John Deere factory in Waterloo and Purdue University's College of Agriculture on their way to the convention.
While there, the students talked to representatives from many companies including Carhartt, Purina, Monsanto, Tractor Supply, and Chevrolet, as well as representatives from the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the National Parks Service. They also visited with representatives from universities and colleges from all across the country.
The students thanked the school board members for allowing them to attend the convention and talked about how much they broadened their horizons by meeting students from all over the U.S., "...from Alaska to the Virgin Islands and from the state of Maine to Hawaii."
Teacher Alison Newman is the FFA advisor at the high school
Also at the meeting, High School Principal Steve Willman noted that Mrs. Oana Broussard has joined the faculty. She is originally from Romania and has her master's in teaching history from the University of Illinois, Chicago. She has taught in both Romania and Chicago. She is taking over from Craig Bucknell and Ron Albright.
Read the rest of the story in the print edition of the Byron Review.