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Taylorville Community Unit School District 3 Board of Education met Feb. 13.

By Wadi Reformado | Apr 19, 2017

Taylorville Community Unit School District 3 Board of Education met Feb. 13.

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 6:00 p.m., Monday, February 13, 2017, at the Administration Office. Board Members Present: President Steve Milling, Vice President Katie Fraley (via Phone), Secretary Jim Andruch, Dennis Atteberry, Bruce Barry, Rick Bryan and Seth McMillan.

Board Members Absent: None

Also present: Superintendent Greggory Fuerstenau, Unit Secretary Julie LeBeane, Matt Hutchison (THS Principal), Kirk Kettelkamp (TJHS Principal), Beth Vincent (TJHS Asst. Principal), Nancy Ganci (Memorial Principal), Anita Brown (Stonington Principal), Chris Kuntzman (Technology Director), Karen Kuntzman (Technology Integration Specialists), Steve Walters (Maintenance Director), Janet Kensil (TEA), Megan Nunn (Aramark), Owen Laswell (Breeze Courier), Neil Hohenstein (WTIM), members of Taylorville CUSD #3 staff, members of CFE, members of Student Council and many members of the community.

The following proceedings were had and entered to wit:

President Secretary

Visitors Comments: None

Communications:

Dr. Fuerstenau let the Board know that the IASB Spring Dinner Meeting will be held on March 2, 2017. Congratulations to the THS Journalism Staff on the results of the Illinois Journalism Education Association’s 2016 yearbook competition. Among Division 4 High Schools, the 2016 Drift placed first in Best Copy Writing, Best Sports Coverage and Best use of Photography; second in Best Coverage of the School Year and Best Overall Yearbook; and third in Best Layout and Design.

The focused monitoring follow up meeting with the ISBE will be at the end of March.

The Mid-Winter Band Concert will be at the high school on February 16, 2017 at 7 p.m.; the Jr High Night of Music will be at the Jr High on February 22, 2017 at 7 p.m.; and the THS Evening of Jazz and Percussion Concert will be at the high school on February 23, 2017.

WEIU spotlight will feature the Jr. High and will tape on February 21, 2017.

The calendar committee will meet soon to work on the 2017-2018 school calendar. The administration will bring a calendar recommendation to the March board meeting.

Consent Agenda:

The motion was made by Mr. McMillan and seconded by Mr. Andruch to approve the consent agenda as follows:

1. Minutes of the January 9, 2017 Regular Meeting, February 6, 2017 Special Meeting and the February 6, 2017 Finance/Curriculum meetings as presented.

2. Claims totaling $1,799,887.06 (File #5852).

3. January 1- 31, 2017 Treasurer’s Report will be considered in a separate motion.

4. THS Ag and FFA Overnight trip requests for March 3-4, 2017, March 31, 2017-April 1, 2017 and April 21 & 22, 2017 (File #5853).

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.

Old Business: None

New Business:

The motion was made by Mr. Bryan and seconded by Mr. Atteberry to approve awarding a diploma to Samantha Hughes as she has fulfilled the necessary requirements for graduation. The motion carried 7-0.

Mr. Milling gave an overview on the State of the District.

Dr. Fuerstenau gave and overview on the State of the State. He stated that the district has not received any categorical payments for the current fiscal year. The district is stilled owed over $500,000 for the Preschool Grant making the total balance of what is owed to the district at over $2,000,000.

Mr. McMillan, Chair of the Finance Committee, discussed how cash on hand works and how it would be irresponsible of the district to borrow more money. He stated that some things may be reinstated if the referendum passes and/or the State gets a budget.

Dr. Fuerstenau gave an overview of the budget reductions for 2017-2018 and 2018-2019.

The motion was made by Mr. McMillan and seconded by Mrs. Fraley to approve the Budget reductions as presented.

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. Andruch to approve the personnel sheet as presented (File #5854).

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

abstain; Fraley, yes; McMillan, yes; Milling, yes. The motion carried 6-0-1

The motion was made by Mrs. Fraley and seconded by Mr. Andruch to approve LMHN as the district’s auditor for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2017 (File #5855).

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. Atteberry and seconded by Mr. Andruch to approve the South Elementary Bid Specifications as presented (File #5856).

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 the Treasurer’s Report as presented (File #5857).

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

Superintendent Report: None

The motion was made by Mr. Atteberry and seconded by Mr. McMillan to adjourn at 6:43 p.m. The motion carried 7-0.

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