August 2015 School Board Meeting

August 2015 School Board Meeting

Starts at 7:00pm


Beardstown CUSD # 15

Regular Board of Education Meeting

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

7:00 p.m.

High School Library


If you need an accommodation to participate in this meeting please call the Board of Education Office at (217) 323-3099 no later than 3:00 p.m. on August 18, 2015.


  1. Call to Order and Pledge of Allegiance, President Jack Fearneyhough


  1. Roll call, Secretary Kim Watson


  1. Agenda Additions


  1. Public Questions and Comments (time limit - 3 minutes per person)


  1. Committee Reports


  1. Administrators & Athletic Director Reports


  1. Action Items


Consent Agenda

          1. Regular Meeting Minutes – July 15, 2015

         2. Bills and Payroll

         3. Treasurer’s Report

          4. Investment, Loan, and Transfer


  1. Gard Elementary HVAC project update.
  2. Approve the following Policy Updates: 2:250, 2:250-AP1, 2:250-AP2, 3:40, 3:50, 3:60, 4:45, 4:175-AP1, 5:40, 5:120, 5:120-AP1, 5:120-E, 5:180, 5:220-AP, 5:270, 5:290, 5:330, 6:15, 6:15-AP Deleted, 6:40, 6:120-AP1 and 6:170-AP3 Deleted.
  3. Recommend approval of the Administrator/Teacher's Salary & Benefit Report for FY15 as is required each year.
  4. Recommend approving the Tentative Budget for 2015-16 and place it on public display until the Budget hearing in September.
  5. Set Budget Hearing for September.
  6. Approve Principals/Superintendent to submit applications to the Illinois State Board of Education for Recognition of Schools.
  7. Approve/Adopt Resolution to sell the Washington School property.
  8. Set October 10, 2015, as the date to hold the auction for selling Washington School and any other real property or items no longer needed/used by the district.
  9. Action to reinstate Middle School activities if funds are donated for this purpose.
  10. Set a date to do a walkthrough of the buildings to review summer projects completed.
  11. Approve calendar change of moving Parent Teacher Conferences back one week to allow for balanced semesters for instruction days. New dates would be October 22 & 23 and March 17 & 18.
  12. Textbook Rental and Fees.


  1. Closed Session For the purpose of discussing personnel matters, student discipline and collective bargaining.


X.     Personnel


     A. Employ Brett Burton - MS/HS Social Studies (pending


     B. Employ August Casson - MS/HS PE/Drivers Ed. (pending


     C. Employ Rosemary Swan - 5th Grade Teacher

     D. Employ Ron Gilbert - Superintendent, with a multi-year

           contract beginning July 1, 2016.

     E. Employ August Casson - Head HS Girls Track

     F. Employ Joe Gorman - HS Head Wrestling

     G. Employ Sue Hembrough - Asst. HS Volleyball

     H. Employ Francisco Hernandez - Asst/ HS Soccer

       I. Employ Brad Allen - Asst. HS Football

       J. Employ Cody Winkelman - Asst. HS Football

       K. Employ Robin Deacon - Asst. HS Football

       L. Employ Kaitlyn Shultz - MS Girls Basketball (pending action

           by BOE on reinstatement of MS activities)

     M. Employ AJ Gand - MS Football (pending action

           by BOE on reinstatement of MS activities)

     N. Employ Eric Anderson - MS Football (pending action

           by BOE on reinstatement of MS activities)

     O. Amy Galey - MS Girls Basketball (pending action

           by BOE on reinstatement of MS activities)



Approve the following list of extra-curricular volunteers who are

         ASEP or Teacher certified (unless noted):

               A. Missy Cox - Volleyball

               B. Josh Schaver - Football

               C. Josh Reich - Football

               D. Mitchell McElroy - Football

               E. Tim McNulty - Football



               A. Rene Chapman - Deaf Interpreter

                 B. Nancy Steffen - Teacher Aide at Grand Ave.

                 C. Sarah Pearce - HS Language Arts

                 D. Vickie Vawter - Teacher Aide

                 E. Chip Marshall - MS/HS Asst. Principal and Special Education


                 F.   Rochelle Cavanaugh Galvez - 5th Grade Dual



XI. Discussion Items


XII. Adjourn

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