Illini West High School District 307 Board of Education met March 15
Illini West High School District 307 Board of Education met March 15.
Here is the minutes as provided by the board:
1) Call to order by Board President
The Regular Meeting of the Illini West High School District 307 of Hancock County, IL was called to
order by Tom Holtsclaw, Board President at 7:00 p.m.
2) Roll call:
(1) Tracey Anders—Absent (5) Shannon Pence
(2) Beth Pence (6) Darrell Sutton—Absent
(1) Tom Holtsclaw (7) James Whitaker
(3) John Huston
3) Pledge of Allegiance was recited by all in attendance.
4) Motion by Whitaker, second by Shannon Pence to approve the Regular Meeting Minutes of February
15, 2017 and Executive Session Minutes of February 15, 2017. Roll Call: Shannon Pence/yes;
Huston/yes; Whitaker/yes; Beth Pence/yes; Holtsclaw/yes; Sutton/absent; Anders/absent. Motion
5) Motion by Whitaker, second by Beth Pence to approve the payment of bills. Roll Call:
Sutton/absent; Anders/absent; Shannon Pence/yes; Whitaker/yes; Holtsclaw/yes; Beth Pence /yes;
Huston/yes. Motion carried.
6) Motion by Shannon Pence, second by Whitaker to approve the agenda as presented. Roll Call:
Whitaker/yes; Beth Pence /yes; Huston/yes; Sutton/absent; Anders/absent; Holtsclaw/yes; Shannon
Pence/yes. Motion carried.
7) Public Comments
a. Maintenance: Steve Wood presented summer project proposals. Will post positions for
b. Principal: Mr. Schneider presented the 2017-2018 Course Catalog and School Improvement
Plan for 2017-2018.
c. Superintendent: Mrs. Schilson presented that Coach Lafferty will be inducted to the Hall of
Fame. Coach Surprenant was nominated for coach of the year. The state will not meet the
financial obligations. Seat belts on school buses is a possibility for the future.
a. School Improvement Plan-Discussed
b. Motion by Shannon Pence, second by Whitaker to approve the Course Catalog. Roll Call:
Sutton/absent; Beth Pence/no; Shannon Pence/yes; Holtsclaw/yes; Anders/absent;
Huston/yes; Whitaker/yes. Motion carried.
c. Summer Projects-Discussed and moving forward with summer help plans.
10) Motion by Huston, second by Whitaker to approve ALL the following consent agenda:
a. 2017-2018 IHSA Membership
b. Fundraising Request
i. FBLA-Selling Stan’s Donuts
ii. FBLA-TV in Gymnasium-Susan Holtsclaw and Chris Greenhalge presented additional information.
iii. Class of 2020-Cookie Dough Sales-March 20-April 20
c. Policy Updates: Adopt
2:120 Board Development
2:125 Board Member Compensation; Expenses-REWRITTEN
2:125 – E1 Board Member Expense Reimbursement Form-NEW to District
2:125 – E2 Board Member Estimated Expense Approval Form-NEW to District
2:200 Types of School Board Meetings
2:220 School Board Meeting Procedure
2:220 – E1 Board Treatment of Closed Meeting Verbatim Recordings and Minutes
2:220 – E2 Motion to Adjourn to Closed Meeting
2:220 – E4 Open Meeting Minutes-NEW to District
2:220 – E5 Semi-Annual Review of Closed Meeting Minutes-NEW to District
2:220 – E6 Log of Closed Meeting Minutes
2:220 – E7 Access to Closed Meeting Minutes and Verbatim Recordings-NEW
2:220 – E8 School board Records Maintenance Requirements and FAQs-NEW
4:60 Purchases and Contracts
4:175 Convicted Child Sex Offenders; Criminal Background Check and/or Screening; Notifications
5:10 Equal Employment Opportunity and Minority Recruitment
5:60 – E1 Employee Expense Reimbursement Form-NEW to District
5:60 – E2 Employee Estimated Expense Approval Form-NEW
5:100 Staff Development Program
5:125 Personal Technology and Social Media; Usage and Conduct
5:185 Family and Medical Leave
5:190 Teacher Qualifications
5:250 Leave of Absence
5:260 Student Teachers
5:280 Duties and Qualifications
5:330 Sick Days, Vacation, Holidays, and Leaves
6:15 School Accountability
6:50 School Wellness
6:60 Curriculum Content
6:145 Migrant Students
6:160 English Learners
6:170 Title I Programs
6:310 High School Credit for Non-District Experiences; Course Substitutions; Re-entering Students
6:340 Student Testing and Assessment Program
7:50 School Admissions and Student Transfers To and From Non-District Schools
7:70 Attendance and Truancy
7:250 Student Support Services
7:260 Exemption from Physical Activity Education
7:305 Student Athlete Concussions and Head Injuries
7:310 Restrictions on Publications; Elementary Schools-DELETE
7:315 Restrictions of Publications; High School-NEW
8:30 Visitors to and Conduct on School Property
8:70 Accommodating Individuals with Disabilities
Roll Call: Holtsclaw/yes; Sutton/absent; Anders/absent; Shannon Pence/yes; Beth Pence/yes;
Huston/yes; Whitaker/yes. Motion carried.
11) Motion by Whitaker, second by Beth Pence to leave regular session for the purpose of entering into
Executive Session at 8:08 p.m. to discuss:
a. The appointment, employment, compensation, discipline, performance, or dismissal of
specific employees of the public body or legal counsel for the public body, including
hearing testimony on a complaint lodged against an employee of the public body or
against legal counsel for the public body to determine its validity. 5 ILCS 120/2(c)(1)
b. The purchase or lease of real property for the use of the public body, including meetings
held for the purpose of discussing whether a particular parcel should be acquired. 5ILCS
120/2 (c) (5).
Roll Call: Shannon Pence/yes; Whitaker/yes; Holtsclaw/yes; Anders/absent; Beth Pence/yes;
Huston/yes; Sutton/absent. Motion carried.
Motion by Beth Pence, second by Shannon Pence to leave executive session at 8:35 p.m. and return
to regular session. Roll Call: Anders/absent; Sutton/absent; Holtsclaw/yes; Shannon Pence/yes; Beth
Pence/yes; Whitaker/yes; Huston/yes. Motion carried.
a. Motion by Shannon Pence, second by Whitaker to approve resignation of Dawn Hellyer as
Principal’s Secretary. Roll Call: Anders/absent; Shannon Pence/yes; Sutton/absent;
Holtsclaw/yes; Huston/yes; Whitaker/yes; Beth Pence/yes. Motion carried.
b. Motion by Whitaker, second by Beth Pence to approve the non-renewal of Contract of
Huffman and Honnold. Roll Call: Beth Pence/yes; Whitaker/yes; Anders/absent; Shannon
Pence/yes; Sutton/absent; Holtsclaw/yes; Huston/yes. Motion carried.
c. Motion by Beth Pence, second by Shannon Pence to approve Dakota Flesner as the Head
Volleyball Coach for 2017-2018. Roll Call: Anders/absent; Shannon Pence/yes;
Sutton/absent; Holtsclaw/yes; Huston/yes; Whitaker/yes; Beth Pence/yes. Motion carried.
13) Motion by Beth Pence, second by Whitaker to adjourn at 8:39 p.m. Roll Call: Huston/yes;
Whitaker/yes; Sutton/absent; Beth Pence/yes; Shannon Pence/yes; Anders/absent; Holtsclaw/yes.
Tom Holtsclaw, School Board President Date
John Huston, School Board Secretary Date
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