February School Board Meeting Minutes 2014

February School Board Meeting Minutes 2014

MINUTES

BOARD OF EDUCATION COMMUNITY UNIT SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 15

REGULAR MEETING FEBRUARY 27, 2014

 

CALL TO ORDER

The Board of Education Community Unit No. 15, Beardstown, IL was called to order on January 22, 2014 by President Mike Seaman at 7:00 p.m. in Beardstown Middle/High auditorium 500 East 15th Street, Beardstown IL. Pledge of allegiance. Kim Watson called the roll with the following members present: Kim Watson, Toby Brake, Don Schaefer, Lou Wubker Jack Fearneyhough, Aaron Stock and Mike Seaman. Also in attendance were Reggie Clinton and Kelly Herter.

 

PUBLIC QUESTIONS AND COMMENTS:

Randy Robeson- More jobs for everyone to do. This affects everybody

Brenda Force-Beardstown has an increase of students. Need the square footage of Brick to house all of the students.

Brittney Taylor-Bus trip to Springfield for a community for the legislators. Need community involvement.

Jerry Peacock-Will volunteer to drive the bus.

Brian Deloche-30 years ago discussing the closure of Lincoln and Beard School. Not the facilities it is the staff.

 

COMMITTEE REPORTS:

None

 

On a motion by Brake, second by Brake to allow FBLA an overnight stay in Springfield.

Roll call vote Watson yes; Stock yes; Schaefer yes; Brake yes; Wubker yes; Fearneyhough yes; and Seaman yes.

 

ACTION ITEMS:

On a motion by Fearneyhough, second by Schaefer to approve consent agenda 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5. Roll call vote Kim Watson yes; Toby Brake yes; Don Schaefer yes; Lou Wubker yes; Jack Fearneyhough yes; Aaron Stock yes and Mike Seaman yes.

 

On a motion by Fearneyhough, second by Stock to close Brick School at the end of the 2013-2014 school year. Mike Seaman asked if the district was ready. Fearneyhough felt we are ready. Roll call vote Watson, yes; Stock, yes; Schaefer, no; Brake, no; Wubker, yes; Fearneyhough, yes; and Seaman no.

 

On a motion by Fearneyhough, second by Stock to send RIF notices to the following: Brick School Custodian; Brick School Secretary; Brick School Head cook; Brick School cook; Brick School Librarian; and Brick School Clerical Aide. Roll call vote Watson yes; Stock yes; Schaefer no; Brake no; Wubker yes; Fearneyhough yes; and Seaman yes.

 

On a motion by Stock, second by Fearneyhough to eliminate an Administrator. Roll call vote Watson yes; Stock yes; Schaefer yes; Brake yes; Wubker yes; Fearneyhough yes; and Seaman yes.

 

On a motion by Seaman, eliminate middle school coaches, middle school activities and clubs second by Stock. Roll call vote Watson yes; Stock yes; Schaefer no; Brake no; Wubker yes; Fearneyhough yes; and Seaman yes.

 

On a motion by Fearneyhough, second by Wubker to eliminate the stipend for HS assistant coaches. Roll call vote Watson yes; Stock yes; Schaefer abstain; Brake no; Wubker yes; Fearneyhough yes; and Seaman no.

 

On a motion by Wubker, second by Fearneyhough to eliminate extra curricular and club stipends at the HS level. Roll call vote Watson yes; Stock yes; Schaefer no; Brake no; Wubker yes; Fearneyhough yes; and Seaman yes.

 

On a motion by Seaman, second by Stock to eliminate secretaries and clerical aides.

Motion was amended to read two secretaries and one clerical aide. Roll call vote Watson yes; Stock yes; Schaefer yes; Brake yes; Wubker yes; Fearneyhough yes; and Seaman yes.

 

On a motion by Watson, second by Fearneyhough to eliminate the HS workers for sporting events. Roll call vote Watson yes; Stock yes; Schaefer yes; Brake yes; Wubker yes; Fearneyhough yes; and Seaman yes.

 

Fearneyhough asked if transportation director and building director be eliminated and combine those duties into one position. No motion was made.

 

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

 

On a motion by Schaefer, second by Brake to proceed with Phase III of the Gard HVAC project and let bids for substantial work completion by August 8, 2014. Roll call vote Kim Watson yes; Toby Brake yes; Don Schaefer yes; Lou Wubker yes; Jack Fearneyhough yes; Aaron Stock yes and Mike Seaman yes.

 

On a motion by , second by to approve accepting the School Maintenance 50% Matching Grant from ISBE in the amount of $35,000.00 for HVAC work to be done at the MS/HS. Roll call vote Kim Watson yes; Toby Brake yes; Don Schaefer yes; Lou Wubker yes; Jack Fearneyhough yes; Aaron Stock yes and Mike Seaman yes.

 

On a motion by Watson, second by Brake to apply for Act of God days with the State.

Motion was amended to up to seven Act of God days and to make teachers and staff whole. Roll call vote Kim Watson yes; Toby Brake yes; Don Schaefer yes; Lou Wubker yes; Jack Fearneyhough yes; Aaron Stock yes and Mike Seaman yes.

 

On a motion by Watson, second by Brake to approve High School Graduation for Sunday, May 25, beginning at 3:00 p.m. Roll call vote Kim Watson yes; Toby Brake yes; Don Schaefer yes; Lou Wubker yes; Jack Fearneyhough yes; Aaron Stock yes and Mike Seaman yes.

 

On a motion by Stock, second by Watson to approve High School Baccalaureate for Thursday, May 22, beginning at 7:00 p.m.   Roll call vote Kim Watson yes; Toby Brake yes; Don Schaefer yes; Lou Wubker yes; Jack Fearneyhough yes; Aaron Stock yes and Mike Seaman yes.

 

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 Kim Watson yes; Toby Brake yes; Don Schaefer yes; Lou Wubker yes; Jack Fearneyhough yes; Aaron Stock yes and Mike Seaman yes. Time 8:52 p.m.

 

On a motion by Stock, second by Watson to re enter open session. Roll call vote Kim Watson yes; Toby Brake yes; Don Schaefer yes; Lou Wubker yes; Jack Fearneyhough yes; Aaron Stock yes and Mike Seaman yes. Time 9:46 p.m.

 

PERSONNEL ADDENDUM:

On a motion by Stock and second by Watson to accept the following resignations: Wendy McClenning-HS Cheerleading; Karin Judson-HS Dance; and Steve Groll-Elementary Principal. Roll call vote Kim Watson yes; Toby Brake yes; Don Schaefer yes; Lou Wubker yes; Jack Fearneyhough yes; Aaron Stock yes and Mike Seaman yes.

 

On a motion by Fearneyhough, second by Watson. To accept the following retirements: Lisa Buhlig-Effective at the end of the 2016-2017 school year and exercising the Early Retirement Incentive per the BEA Contract Section 9.11. Roll call vote Kim Watson yes; Toby Brake yes; Don Schaefer yes; Lou Wubker yes; Jack Fearneyhough yes; Aaron Stock yes and Mike Seaman yes.

 

On a motion by Stock, second by Fearneyhough to hire Sarah Corcoran-Special Education at Gard for the 14/15 school year. Roll call vote Kim Watson yes; Toby Brake yes; Don Schaefer yes; Lou Wubker yes; Jack Fearneyhough yes; Aaron Stock yes and Mike Seaman yes.

 

On a motion by Stock, second by Wubker to approve the following: Carol Shutts-hired as temporary position filling the Jacksonville bus route for a leave of absence. Karin Judson as co-sponsor for the Sophomore Class. Roll call vote Kim Watson yes; Toby Brake yes; Don Schaefer yes; Lou Wubker yes; Jack Fearneyhough yes; Aaron Stock yes and Mike Seaman yes.

 

On a motion by Watson, second by Brake to approve the following administrators: Scott Riddle-MS/HS Principal with a salary freeze; Josh Sorrells-MS/HS Assistant Principal and AD with a salary freeze; Christopher Marshall-MS/HS Assistant Principal and Special Education Director with a salary freeze; Randi Cowell-Elementary Assistant Principal with a salary freeze; Trevor Cottle-Elementary Assistant Principal and Language Acquisition Director with a salary freeze; Pam DeSollar Pre-K Principal with a salary freeze. Roll call vote Kim Watson yes; Toby Brake yes; Don Schaefer yes; Lou Wubker yes; Jack Fearneyhough yes; Aaron Stock yes and Mike Seaman yes.

 

DISCUSSION:

Abatement money was discussed. That money can only be used for paying down our bonds. We are abating 400,000 a year.

 

Behind the wheel fee and parking fee was discussed

 

ADJOURN:

On a motion by Stock, second by Watson to adjourn at 10:35 p.m.

 

 

 

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