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December 12, 2017 Minutes

 

December 12,  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 December 12, 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, Trista Freeman, Jody Clanton, Joe Little and Steve Moore.  Also present were Superintendent David C. Roberts, WHS Principal Denny Vortman, WGS Principal Andy Stumpf, District Bookkeeper Angie Slagle and Administrative Assistant Becky Lashmett.

PUBLIC HEARING

Although not required, a public hearing was conducted on the proposed Tax Levy.  There were no comment or questions from the audience.

MINUTES / FINANCIALS

Coultas motioned, with a second from Freeman, to approve the minutes of the November 14th regular meeting.  Roll call vote resulted: Coultas, yea; Weder, yea; McGuire, yea; Freeman, yea; Clanton, yea; Little; yea and Moore, yea; there being seven yeas and no nays, the motion passed.

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

ADMINISTRATORS REPORTS

A report on the NISL Leadership training was provided, as well as updates on student activities and accomplishments.  Mr. Roberts announced new Chromebooks and a cart have been delivered to WHS, and more will be ordered for WGS utilizing the REAP grant funds.

WGS RENOVATION PROJECT

Representatives from the CTS Group presented an update on the project; delineating timelines for all remaining work to be completed.

RENEWAL OF CO-OP AGREEMENT

A second reading was conducted on the proposed revisions to the current six-year Intergovernmental Cooperation Agreement which expires June 30, 2018.  Freeman motioned to approve the document as presented, with a second from Weder.  Roll call vote resulted: Coultas, no; Weder, yea; McGuire, no; Freeman, yea; Clanton, abstain; Little; yea and Moore, yea; there being four yeas, two nays and one abstention, the motion passed.

TAX LEVY

Coultas motioned, with a second from Little, to approve the tax levy for December 2017 as presented.  Roll call vote resulted: Coultas, yea; Weder, yea; McGuire, yea; Freeman, yea; Clanton, yea; Little; yea and Moore, yea; there being seven yeas and no nays, the motion passed.

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FARMLAND HARVEST REPORT

FFA representative Chaney Parker presented a harvest report on the district’s tract of farmland south of the softball field.  She also presented a check for $2,117.14, the district's proceeds of the grain sale.

USE OF FACILITIES

Little motioned to approve rental of the auditorium for Emily’s Dance Studio dress rehearsals.  Clanton seconded the motion and roll call vote resulted: Coultas, yea; Weder, yea; McGuire, yea; Freeman, yea; Clanton, yea; Little; yea and Moore, yea; there being seven yeas and no nays, the motion passed.

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 there were none.                                            

EXECUTIVE SESSION

Clanton motioned at 7:27 PM to enter into executive session for personnel and student discipline matters and Little seconded the motion. Roll call vote resulted: Coultas, yea; Weder, yea; McGuire, yea; Freeman, yea; Clanton, yea; Little; yea and Moore, yea; there being seven yeas and no nays, the motion passed.

Coultas motioned at 9:09 PM to return to open session, with a second from Weder.  Roll call vote resulted: Coultas, yea; Weder, yea; McGuire, yea; Freeman, yea; Clanton, yea; Little; yea and Moore, yea; there being seven yeas and no nays, the motion passed.

PERSONNEL ACTION

Clanton motioned, with a second from Coultas, to employ Ben Winn as junior high boys track coach, and Tyler Devlin as high school girls track coach.  Roll call vote resulted: Coultas, yea; Weder, yea; McGuire, yea; Freeman, yea; Clanton, yea; Little; yea and Moore, yea; there being seven yeas and no nays, the motion passed.

McGuire motioned, with a second from Freeman, to employ Krysta Coon as nurse beginning with the second semester of the current school year.  Roll call vote resulted: Coultas, yea; Weder, yea; McGuire, yea; Freeman, yea; Clanton, yea; Little; yea and Moore, yea; there being seven yeas and no nays, the motion passed.

ANNOUNCEMENTS / ADJOURNMENT

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 9:12 PM.