Greenfield Community Unit School District No. 10 Board approves bond sale to fund school improvements
Greenfield Community Unit School District No. 10 Board of Education met Monday, Nov. 21.
The seven members of the school board have broad authority to adopt and enforce all necessary policies for the management and government of the public schools in the district.
Here are the minutes as provided by Greenfield CUSD No. 10:
THE MINUTES OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION OF GREENFIELD COMMUNITY UNIT SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 10 November 21, 2016
The Board of Education of Greenfield Community Unit School District No. 10 met in regular session at 7:00 p.m. in the Administrative Office, on November 21, 2016.
1. President Russ Bishop called the regular meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. Upon roll call the following members were present: Josh Roberts, Rodney Knittel, Chris Weller, Elliott Turpin and Brandi Rynders. Chris Goode was absent. Also present were Superintendent Kevin Bowman, Ron Plogger, Beth Burrow, High School Principal Beth Bettis, Jayme and Brody Reis, Pat Theivagt, Deb and Mark Powell and Becky McClelland. Chris Goode entered the meeting at 7:20 p.m.
2. A motion was made by Turpin and seconded by Knittel to approve the amended agenda as presented. Upon roll call Weller, Rynders, Knittel, Roberts, Turpin and Bishop voted “Aye”.
3. Knittel motioned and Rynders seconded to approve the regular minutes of the October 17, 2016 board meeting as presented. Upon roll call Roberts, Weller, Turpin, Knittel, Rynders and Bishop voted “Aye'. Motion carried.
4. Roberts motioned and Weller seconded to approve the Consent Agenda as presented. Upon roll call Turpin, Rynders, Weller, Roberts, Knittel and Bishop voted “Aye”. Motion carried. (See Exhibit No. 1 attached to the Official Minutes)
5. Public Hearing-President Bishop conducted a public hearing concerning the intent of the Board of Education to sell $800,000 General Obligation Bonds (Alternate Revenue Source) for the purpose of building and equipping an addition to the Greenfield Elementary School building, altering, repairing, and equipping one or more School buildings and facilities and improving school sites. Board of Education members had no comment. There was no written testimony presented. President Bishop asked for oral testimony or public comments and there was none. Knittel motioned and Weller seconded to adjourn the Public Hearing. Upon roll call Rynders, Weller, Roberts, Knittel, Turpin and Bishop voted "Aye". Motion carried. (See Exhibit No. 2 attached to the Official Minutes)
6. District Highlights-Elementary Literary Coach, Pat Theivagt, reported on a very successful Elementary Literary contest held the end of October. Elementary participants received twenty-nine first place entries and four Judge's Choice awards. Brody Reifentertained the Board of Education with his presentation. Mrs. Theivagt commented on how important literary contests are in preparing students for Speaking in public.
7. Ron Plogger reported on Transportation/Facilities:
-Bus #10 has been repaired and the air-conditioning and heat are working correctly
-Josh Roberts reported the Tiger Backers are making a donation to replace the football scoreboard. Bowman reported that he had applied for two grants to help with the funding.
-Industrial Technology students are starting to break down the machines in the shop to facilitate their removal. -Plogger will take the bleacher end curtains to Jacksonville to have them repaired.
-Nick Bishop will take care of the drainage issue.
-Eric Bauer is going to haulfill to the hill by the football field and let it settle over the winter.
-District architect, Tony Audo, will be in the District Office on Friday, December 2, 2016 to go over projected Elementary gym renovation plans, All board members, coaches and Staff are invited to attend this meeting.
8. Elliott Turpin reported on the Greenfield Foundation for Educational Excellence. The Foundation made a profit of approximately $1400 on the annual cash drawing and $1400 on the Chili Cook-off. The next meeting will be held in January,
9. Superintendent Bowman presented a report on the annual tax levy. The recommended tax levy increase will not require a public hearing in December. He reminded the Board of Education that we are under Property Tax Extension Limits. (See Exhibit No. 3 attached to the Official Minutes)
10. Superintendent Bowman reported on other business:
-Parent/Teacher Conferences were well attended -Pee Wee Boys' Basketball Assistant Coach resignation
-Bus Driver resignation -FRIS-financial update -Board Meeting dates for 2017 -Bushue HR Contract renewal
11. Superintendent Bowman presented revisions to the Board Policy manual as information only items. These policies will be an action item at the December meeting. (See Exhibit No. 4 attached to the Official Minutes)
12. There was no Executive Session.
13. There was no action on the Facilities report.
14. Knittel motioned and Roberts Seconded to accept the resignation of Dakota Coffey as the Pee Wee Boys' Basketball Assistant Coach. Upon roll call Rynders, Knittel, Roberts, Turpin, Goode, Weller and Bishop voted “Aye'. Motion carried.
15. Roberts motioned and Weller Seconded to accept the resignation of Ron Pruiett as a District Bus Driver. Upon roll call Knittel, Roberts, Turpin, Goode, Weller, Rynders and Bishop voted "Aye". Motion carried.
16. Goode motioned and Rynders seconded to approve the amended 2017 Board Meeting dates as presented. Upon roll call Roberts, Turpin, Goode, Weller, Rynders, Knittel and Bishop voted "Aye". Motion carried. (See Exhibit No. 5 attached to the Official Minutes)
17. Knittel motioned and Roberts seconded to approve the Bushue Human Resources three year contract at a rate of $545 monthly. Contract dates run from January 1, 2017 until December 31, 2019. Upon roll call Turpin, Goode, Weller, Rynders. Knittel, Roberts and Bishop voted “Aye'. Motion carried. (See Exhibit No. 6 attached to the Official Minutes)
-District Christmas party will be held on December 21".
-Beth Burrow and students were thanked for hosting the annual Veteran's Day breakfast. Burrow commented that 75 veterans and families attended. -Kevin and Lauren Bowman provided pizza and dessert to the Board of Education prior to the meeting as a way of thanking the Board for their service. Board Member Appreciation Day was November 15". -Bowman congratulated Ron Plogger in successfully completing the Missouri and Illinois asbestos training.
19. Roberts motioned and Rynders seconded to adjourn the meeting at 8:10 p.m.
Regular Meeting Amended Agenda approved Regular minutes approved Consent agenda approved Public Hearing-General Obligation Bonds District Highlights-Pat Theiwagt Transportation/Facilities GFFEE Annual Tax Levy Information 10. Superintendent’s Report 11. Board Policy Updates 12. No Executive Session
13. No action on Facilities 14. Accepted resignation of Pee Wee Boys’ Asst. Coach-Dakota Coffey
15. Accepted resignation of Bus Driver-Ron Pruitt
16. Approved the 2017 Board Meeting dates 17. Approved Bushue Contract 18. Announcements