Randolph County commissioners hear updates on several matters

Receiving the most discussion at the Feb. 9 Randolph County Board of Commissioners were informational items, not on the agenda – updates from the Regional Office of Education, Dynegy and the Randolph County Farm Bureau.

Regional Superintendent of Schools Kelton Davis was present at the meeting and presented his annual report. Among the highlights was the Right Track Truancy Program, that he noted Commissioner Marc Kiehna had started when he was superintendent of schools.

He added that the program helps a lot of youth with a variety of issues. Davis stated that needs of youth have expanded and trying to keep them out of the court system, providing them with the mental and social help they need can be a challenge.

On another note, Davis reported that they have finalized a contract with Perandoe, where they will move a portion of those students to Southwestern Illinois College’s Red Bud campus, starting this fall.

For more form the Board of Commissioners meeting, please see this week’s print edition.