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August 14, 2018 Minutes

 

August 14, 2018            

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 August 14, 2018 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, Administrative Assistant Becky Lashmett, District Bookkeeper Angie Slagle, WHS Principal Denny Vortman and WGS Principal Andy Stumpf.

MINUTES / FINANCIALS

Coultas motioned, with a second from McGuire, to approve the minutes of the June 12th regular meeting and the July 17th special 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.

Coultas motioned, with a second from Weder, 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

The principals provided an update on preparations for the impending school year.  Mr. Roberts reported uncertainty regarding the Pre-K program, as there had been plans for two all-day classes as suggested by ISBE, yet that would leave a number of qualified students without the opportunity.  He indicated more would be known after the Pre-K Open House and further deliberations with Pre-K staff.

RECIPROCAL AGREEMENT - CITY OF WINCHESTER

Coultas motioned, with a second from Weder, to approve the Reciprocal Agreement with the City of Winchester as first presented in the June 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.

BUDGET PRESENTATION

The tentative FY19 budget was presented, discussed and placed on public display.  President Moore announced a budget hearing and action will take place on September 9th.  

USE OF FACILITIES

Coultas motioned, with a second from Weder, to approve the annual request to use facilities by the Winchester Youth Football League.  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.

IHSA BASS FISHING

Wes Lashmett presented information on the IHSA sport of bass fishing, and has volunteered to be the ‘Captain’ if the activity is added as an option for students.  He noted there would be no cost to the district as he would do fundraising for entry fees. This matter will be placed on the September agenda for action.

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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.  President Moore asked for questions or comments from the audience, and there were none.                                                

EXECUTIVE SESSION

Coultas motioned at 7:38PM to enter into executive session for personnel matters.  Weder 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.

McGuire motioned at 9:10 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.  President Moore announced the purpose of the executive session was to consider personnel matters.

PERSONNEL ACTION

McGuire motioned, with a second from Coultas to accept the resignations of Lori Howard - cook, John Borgens - aide, Melissa Moore - aide, Trish Bryant - teacher, Mark Dyer - teacher and Celeste Lashmett - guidance counselor.   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, with a second from McGuire, to employ Ann Jones - aide and Erin Studer - teacher.  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, with a second from Weder, to approve the FY19 stipend list 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.

Little motioned, with a second from Clanton, to authorize the administration to fill the remaining FY19 vacancies of one teacher, two aides and one cook.  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.

Clanton motioned, with a second from Freeman, to approve administrative salary increases by 2.5% for the Administrative Assistant and Principals, and 3.5% for the Bookkeeper.  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 9:14 PM.