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November 14, 2017 Minutes

 

November 14, 2017         

The Board of Education, Community Unit School District No. 1, 149 South Elm Street, Winchester, Illinois counties of Scott, Morgan and Greene, met in regular session on Tuesday November 9, 2017 at 6:30 PM in the Board of Education office located at 149 South Elm Street in Winchester, Illinois.

President Steve Moore called the meeting to order with the following members answering roll call: Ron Coultas, Steve Weder, Phyllis McGuire, Jody Clanton, Joe Little and Steve Moore.  Trista Freeman was absent.  Also present were Superintendent David C. Roberts, WHS Principal Denny Vortman, WGS Principal Andy Stumpf, District Bookkeeper Angie Slagle and Administrative Assistant Becky Lashmett.

MINUTES / FINANCIALS

McGuire motioned, with a second from Little, to approve the minutes of the October 10th regular meeting.  Roll call vote resulted: Coultas, yea; Weder, yea; McGuire, yea; Clanton, yea; Little; yea and Moore, yea; there being six yeas and no nays, the motion passed.

Coultas motioned, with a second from McGuire, to approve the financial reports and bills to be paid.  Roll call vote resulted: Coultas, yea; Weder, yea; McGuire, yea; Clanton, yea; Little; yea and Moore, yea; there being six yeas and no nays, the motion passed.

ADMINISTRATORS REPORTS

Mr. Stumpf and Mr. Vortman reported on the various activities and upcoming events.  Mr. Roberts announced the 2017 School Report Card is available through the district website.  He also noted the completion of placement of the bus radio repeater on the County’s tower, and the sale of Suburbans #1 and #19.

POLICY REVISION

Little motioned, with a second from Clanton, to conduct a second reading and adopt the revisions to Policy #208 Public Participation as first presented in October.  Roll call vote resulted: Coultas, yea; Weder, yea; McGuire, yea; Clanton, yea; Little; yea and Moore, yea; there being six yeas and no nays, the motion passed.

RENEWAL OF CO-OP AGREEMENT

A first reading was conducted on the proposed revisions to the current six-year Intergovernmental Cooperation Agreement which expires June 30, 2018.  A second reading and approval for content will be held in the December meeting.

TENTATIVE TAX LEVY

The tentative tax levy for December 2017 was presented.  The increase is less than 5% over the previous levy; a hearing is not required but will be held regardless on December 12th to allow for public input.

RESOLUTION FOR FUNDS TRANSFER

Coultas motioned, with a second from Clanton, to approve a resolution transferring $60,000 from the proceeds of the CFST (1% sales tax) to the payment of the 2017 building bond.  Roll call vote resulted: Coultas, yea; Weder, yea; McGuire, yea; Clanton, yea; Little; yea and Moore, yea; there being six yeas and no nays, the motion passed.

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FREEDOM OF INFORMATION REQUESTS - QUESTIONS/COMMENTS    

President Moore asked the status of any outstanding Freedom of Information requests, and Superintendent Roberts reported there were none pending.  President Moore then asked for questions or comments from the audience, and Candy Miller thanked the Board members for attending the Board Member Week activities at the schools.                                                     

EXECUTIVE SESSION

Little motioned at 7:24 PM to enter into executive session for personnel and student discipline matters and Coultas seconded the motion. Roll call vote resulted: Coultas, yea; Weder, yea; McGuire, yea;  Clanton, yea; Little; yea and Moore, yea; there being six yeas and no nays, the motion passed.

Coultas motioned at 8:15 PM to return to open session, with a second from McGuire.  Roll call vote resulted: Coultas, yea; Weder, yea; McGuire, yea; Clanton, yea; Little; yea and Moore, yea; there being six yeas and no nays, the motion passed.

PERSONNEL ACTION

Clanton motioned, with a second from Little, to accept the resignations of Cathy Post, WGS Health Aide effective at end of current semester; and of Jeff Davis, WCC Golf Coach.  Roll call vote resulted: Coultas, yea; Weder, yea; McGuire, yea; Clanton, yea; Little; yea and Moore, yea; there being six yeas and no nays, the motion passed.

Clanton motioned, with a second from Little, motioned to employ Jacob Schumacher as vocal music teacher beginning January 3, 2018.  Roll call vote resulted: Coultas, yea; Weder, yea; McGuire, yea; Clanton, yea; Little; yea and Moore, yea; there being six yeas and no nays, the motion passed.

Coultas motioned, with a second from Little, to approve Adam Little as WGS boys basketball volunteer coach and Molly Traw as Spelling Bee coordinator.  Roll call vote resulted: Coultas, yea; Weder, yea; McGuire, yea; Clanton, yea; Little; yea and Moore, yea; there being six yeas and no nays, the motion passed.

ANNOUNCEMENTS / ADJOURNMENT

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 8:18 PM.