August School Board minutes 2014

August School Board minutes 2014

MINUTES

BOARD OF EDUCATION COMMUNITY UNIT SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 15

REGULAR MEETING AUGUST 27, 2014

CALL TO ORDER

The Board of Education Community Unit No. 15, Beardstown, IL was called to order on August 27, 2014 by President Mike Seaman at 7:00 p.m. in Beardstown Middle/High library 500 East 15th Street, Beardstown IL. Pledge of allegiance. Kim Watson called the roll with the following members present: Don Schaefer, Aaron Stock, Kim Watson, Toby Brake, Lou Wubker, Jack Fearneyhough and Mike Seaman. Also in attendance were Reggie Clinton and Kelly Herter.

 

PUBLIC QUESTIONS AND COMMENTS:

FFA members-Gave a presentation on FFA National Convention. They were requesting permission to attend the National Convention in Louisville KY October 29, 2014-November 1, 2014.

 

COMMITTEE REPORTS-BG and Transportation Meeting.

 

ADMINISTRATORS REPORT:

Scott Riddle-Testing Algebra II and English III. PARC testing will be used this year. Tech department new help. helpdesk.com 23 requests. Ticket system email. Staff will email the helpdesk.com for tech needs for the district. He handed out a list of new students and % of population of students in the ELL programs, Special Ed programs, and Athletic teams. Mobility rate for this district is very high.

NHS induction. Early Graduation requests-Nichole Shireman, Breanna Behymer, and

 

On a motion by Watson, second by Stock, to allow Nicole Shireman, Haley Behymer, and Alberto Puente early graduation if all requirements are met. Roll call vote Don Schaefer yes; Aaron Stock yes; Kim Watson yes; Toby Brake yes; Lou Wubker yes; Jack Fearneyhough yes; and Mike Seaman yes.

Randi Cowell-Move from Brick school to Gard was successful. Open house 372 students had families in attendance. Playground was open after the mulch was delivered.

Pam DeSollar-Good news from the State. Child development rating staff at Grand Ave. got a gold rating.

Ann Chilton-Custodians did a good job on the floors. Transportation with new routes are working out well.  

Wendy McClenning- Fingertip is going well with attendance. Open campus lunches are also using the fingertip. SIS in the process of uploading students in the state system.  

Josh Sorrells-IESA 7/8 girls basketball regionals and MS boys basketball sectionals.

Trevor Cottle-None

Jim Childers-Gard Phase III is going on now. Working from 4 pm until 2 am.

Chip Marshall-Middle School teachers are working well with new 5th grade students.

Reggie Clinton-August 20th Doris Edwards was recognized by the ISBE for 73 years in education. ISBE rarely does this so it was a nice honor for her.

ACTION ITEMS:

On a motion by Schaefer, second by Wubker to approve consent agenda 1, 2, 3, and 4. Roll call vote Don Schaefer yes; Aaron Stock yes; Kim Watson yes; Toby Brake yes; Lou Wubker yes; Jack Fearneyhough yes; and Mike Seaman yes.

 

On a motion by Schaefer, second by Wubker to approve the FY15 budget. Roll call vote Don Schaefer yes; Aaron Stock yes; Kim Watson yes; Toby Brake yes; Lou Wubker yes; Jack Fearneyhough yes; and Mike Seaman yes.

Fearneyhough asked about 800,000 deficit budget. District cant keep that pace up. He would suggest in September or October to discuss budget cuts for the 2015-2016 school year. He would like an action item in October to act on budget cuts for the 2015-2016 school year.

 

On a motion by Stock, second by Brake to approve application for Recognition of Schools with ISBE for each building in the district. Roll call vote Don Schaefer yes; Aaron Stock yes; Kim Watson yes; Toby Brake yes; Lou Wubker yes; Jack Fearneyhough yes; and Mike Seaman yes.

 

On a motion by Fearneyhough, second by Wubker to approve continued use of the current Teacher & Principal evaluation forms as part of the School Recognition Application. Roll call vote Don Schaefer yes; Aaron Stock yes; Kim Watson yes; Toby Brake yes; Lou Wubker yes; Jack Fearneyhough yes; and Mike Seaman yes.

 

On a motion by Stock, second by Watson to approve FFA request for overnight trip to the National Convention in Louisville, KY on October 28, 2014 to November 1, 2014. Roll call vote Don Schaefer yes; Aaron Stock yes; Kim Watson yes; Toby Brake yes; Lou Wubker yes; Jack Fearneyhough yes; and Mike Seaman yes.

 

Gard Elementary School HVAC project update. They have access to the building and security. They get approximately two rooms done a night. They are on pace. PA system wiring is also being done.    

 

Sale of Brick Elementary School property and district surplus items.

Selling auction or sealed bid. Mike Ryan auctioneer. Surplus items 15% on items. Real estate 3 1/2%. If we use his staff $12 per hour to get things set up. September 20th or 27th.   Surplus and property at the same time.

 

On a motion by Fearneyhough, second by Stock to allow Mike Ryan to auction off the property as a whole and any surplus that is in the building on September 20th, 2014. Roll call vote Don Schaefer yes; Aaron Stock yes; Kim Watson yes; Toby Brake yes; Lou Wubker yes; Jack Fearneyhough yes; and Mike Seaman yes.

 

Transportation for extra-curricular activities. Costs savings on what we can do to trim some costs. Elimination of transportation possibilities. No action required at this time. But the Board needs to look at possibilities. School sponsored events will always be the responsibility of the District. We have that risk all the time whether it is a bus or individual vehicles.

 

On a motion by Watson, second by Stock to enter closed session for the purpose of discussing personnel matters, student discipline and collective bargaining.   Roll call vote Don Schaefer yes; Aaron Stock yes; Kim Watson yes; Toby Brake yes; Lou Wubker yes; Jack Fearneyhough yes; and Mike Seaman yes. Time 7:47 p.m.

 

On a motion by Stock, second by Watson to re enter open session. Roll call vote Don Schaefer yes; Aaron Stock yes; Kim Watson yes; Toby Brake yes; Lou Wubker yes; Jack Fearneyhough yes; and Mike Seaman yes. Time 8:24 p.m.

  

PERSONNEL

On a motion by Fearneyhough, second by Stock to approve the Superintendent employment & separation agreement (tabled in June & July). Roll call vote Don Schaefer no; Aaron Stock yes; Kim Watson yes; Toby Brake yes; Lou Wubker yes; Jack Fearneyhough yes; and Mike Seaman yes.

On a motion by Watson, second by Wubker to approve the following personnel:

Employ Eric Anderson - MS Football (1/2 stipend); Employ Josh Reich - MS Football (1/2 stipend); Employ Caitlin Volz - 6th grade teacher; Employ Lanina Long - 5/6 grade Special Education teacher; Employ Sarah Jordan - 5th grade Dual Language teacher; Employ David Vinlove - MS/HS Special Education teacher; Employ Yasmin Perez - MS/HS Spanish Language Facilitator aide; Recall Bobette Robertson – Cook; Recall Brenda Coats – Cook; Recall Heidi Simpson - MS/HS Aide; Recall Rebekah Borchers - MS/HS Aide; Employ Nelly Katembo N Senga - Early Childhood Prevention Initiative (grant program); Approve Chris Allen's Retirement at the end of the 2017-18 school year utilizing the 6% Retirement Incentive for 3 years beginning 2015-16 as per BEA Contract.; Employ Amy Galey - MS Girls Basketball (1/2 stipend); Employ Ty Gebhardt - MS Girls Basketball (1/2 stipend); Employ Sue DeWitt - MS Geography Bowl & Scholastic Bowl; Employ Allison Phelps - MS Student Council;   Employ Rob Hymes - MS Student Council; Employ Cindy Swartz - MS Cheerleading;Employ Sue Hembrough - HS Asst. Volleyball; Employ Brad Allen - HS Asst. Football; Employ Francisco Hernandez - HS Asst. Boys Soccer; Employ Patrick Steadman - Instrumental Coordinator; Employ Allison Wilson - Vocal Music Coordinator, Elite Choir & Variety Show;                           Employ Cara Millard - HS Student Council; Employ Michelle Weber - HS Student Council; Employ Rebekka Leber - HS Yearbook; Employ Ron Chernobrov - HS Scholastic Bowl; Employ Gordon McKavanagh - HS Scholastic Bowl; Employ Wendy McClenning - HS Senior Class; Employ Brandy Hymes - Sophomore Class; Employ Kirsta Wilson - Junior Class Employ Lori Deacon - Junior Class; Employ Kathy Korte - Art Club; Employ Bev Loxley – FBLA; Employ Chris Allen – FCCLA; Employ Sarah Pearce – Drama; Employ Stacey Savage - National honor Society; Employ Kris Carlock - National Honor Society; Employ Sam Frazier – FFA; Employ Debbie Hamilton - Key Club; Employ Donrae Hughes - Sophomore Class; Employ Lisa Riddle - Freshmen Class; Employ Carrie Campbell - Freshmen Class; Employ Waleska Alicea-Hernandez - Title I aide.

Roll call vote Don Schaefer yes; Aaron Stock yes; Kim Watson yes; Toby Brake yes; Lou Wubker yes; Jack Fearneyhough yes; and Mike Seaman yes.

 

On a motion by Stock, second by Fearneyhough to approve the following list of extra-curricular volunteers who are ASEP or Teacher certified (unless noted):

Robin Deacon - HS Asst. Football; Mike Koniak - HS Asst. Football; Ron Kuhlmann - HS Asst. Football; Nick Murphy - HS Asst. Football (pending ASEP); Jimmy Yost - HS Golf

Josh Krumweide - HS Golf(student teacher); Antonio Quintana - MS/HS Wrestling

Kirsta Wilson - HS Girls Basketball; Kyle Dodson - HS Boys Basketball; Doug Birdsley - HS Baseball; Ron Kuhlmann - HS Softball; Dan Lindley - HS Softball

Roll call vote Don Schaefer yes; Aaron Stock yes; Kim Watson yes; Toby Brake yes; Lou Wubker yes; Jack Fearneyhough yes; and Mike Seaman yes.

 

The board acknowledged the following resignations:

Rosemary Swan - MS Teacher; Penny Decker - MS Special Ed. Teacher; Peggy Ruiz – Cook; Linda Harris – Daycare; Fatima Fernandez - Teacher Aide; Penny Savage – Cook; Gabriela Castrellon - Language Facilitator aide; Paola Gil - Language Facilitator aide.

 

DISCUSSION ITEMS

Josh Sorrells-Costs of Brick already reflected. Transportation activity bus. Conference change will help with transportation cuts.

ADJOURN:

On a motion by Stock, second by Fearneyhough to adjourn 8:32p.m.

 

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