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Taylorville Community Unit School District 3 Board of Education met Jan. 9.

By Wadi Reformado | Apr 19, 2017

Taylorville Community Unit School District 3 Board of Education met Jan. 9.

Here is the minutes as provided by the Board:

The Board of Education of Taylorville Community Unit School District No. 3 met in regular session at 7:00 p.m., Monday, January 9, 2017, at the Administration Office. Board Members Present: President Steve Milling, Vice President Katie Fraley (via Skype), Secretary Jim Andruch, Dennis Atteberry, Bruce Barry, Rick Bryan and Seth McMillan.

Board Members Absent: None

Also present: Superintendent Greggory Fuerstenau, Business Manager Colene German, Matt Hutchison (THS Principal), Nancy Ganci (Memorial Principal), Brandi Bruley (North Principal), Anita Brown (Stonington Principal), Chris Kuntzman (Technology Director), Karen Kuntzman (Technology Integration Specialists), Janet Kensil (TEA), Owen Laswell (Breeze Courier), Jake Linder (WTIM), members of CFE, members of Student Council and the community.

The following proceedings were had and entered to wit:

President Secretary

Visitors Comments: None

Communications:

Jodi Van Uytven a THS Science Teacher has been selected by the American Association of Chemistry Teachers and the American Chemical Society to participate in the AACT/ACS Science Coaches Program. The program is a nationwide effort in which chemistry professionals volunteer to share their knowledge, expertise, and enthusiasm for science with an elementary, middle or high school teacher over the course of the year. ACS is making a donation of $500 to THS for resources. Preston Rice, a senior member of the THS Jazz Band, won first place in the Illinois Music Education Association’s Compensation Contest this year with his jazz composition “Steppin’ Off”. Congratulations to the THS administration for a successful Boy’s Holiday Basketball Tournament and thanks to Peoples Bank for their continued sponsorship. 

Mr. Bryan gave a presentation to the teachers at the Teacher’s Institute.

Consent Agenda:

The motion was made by Mr. Bryan and seconded by Mr. Andruch to approve the

consent agenda as follows:

1. Minutes of the December 12, 2016 Regular Meeting as presented.

2. Claims totaling $1,785,073.08 (File #5848).

3. December 1- 31, 2016 Treasurer’s Report (File #5849).

4. Personnel: Resignations – Noah Griffiths, Tiffany Edwards; Adjustment – Maureen Arcis; Rec. to Employ – Melinda Blades, Frances Patton (File #5850).

Roll call vote was as follows: Andruch, yes; Atteberry, yes; Barry, yes; Bryan,

yes; Fraley, yes; McMillan, yes; Milling, yes. The motion carried 7-0.

Regarding the Treasurer’s Report, Dr. Fuerstenau stated that the district received the last categorical payment for the prior fiscal year. The district still has not received any payments for the current fiscal year. The total balance of what is owed to the district is $1,133,949. The district has no control over when these payments will be received.

Old Business: None

New Business:

The motion was made by Mr. Andruch and seconded by Mr. Atteberry to approve awarding a diploma to Craig Dorsey as he has fulfilled the necessary requirements for graduation. The motion carried 7-0. The motion was made by Mr. Andruch and seconded by Mr. Atteberry to keep the closed session minutes from August 8, 2016 and November 16, 2016 closed.

Roll call vote was as follows: Andruch, yes; Atteberry, yes; Barry, yes; Bryan,

yes; Fraley, yes; McMillan, yes; Milling, yes. The motion carried 7-0

The motion was made by Mr. McMillan and seconded by Mr. Bryan to approve a 3-year contract renewal with Bushue Human Resources for a cost of $13,800 per year, a zero percent increase from last year (File #5851).

Roll call vote was as follows: Andruch, yes; Atteberry, yes; Barry, yes; Bryan,

yes; Fraley, yes; McMillan, yes; Milling, yes. The motion carried 7-0

Chris Kuntzman provided a review of district technology. He discussed the purchases and upgrades that have been made utilizing e-rate funding. He also discussed the newly implemented 1 to 1 program for chromebooks for the 7th grade.

Superintendent Report:

1. Looking at TJHS for lighting utilizing the DCEO grant that will partially pay for these projects.

2. Dr. Fuerstenau and Mr. Hutchison will be attending the Capital Area Career Center and will report back to the curriculum committee.

3. A curriculum committee meeting is scheduled for February 6th at 7 p.m. The motion was made by Mr. Bryan and seconded by Mr. McMillan to adjourn at 7:46 p.m. The motion carried 7-0.

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