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Edinburg Community Unit School District 4 Board of Education met March 8.

By Wadi Reformado | Apr 19, 2017

Edinburg Community Unit School District 4 Board of Education met March 8.

Here is the minutes as provided by the Board:

ROLL CALL

LEFEVER present

SKAGGS present

HUNSLEY present

MORELAND present (arrived 6:17)

PEACOCK present (arrived 6:07)

BARTON present

SWINGER present

III. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

MOTION by SKAGGS and seconded by HUNSLEY to approve the agenda. All members voted yes. Motion passed (5/0)

IV. APPROVAL OF CONSENT AGENDA:

Approval of Minutes

Regular Board Minutes – February 8, 2017

Executive Board Minutes – February 8, 2017

Acceptance of Financial Reports

February 2017 District Treasures Report Balance of $3,903,896.80

February 2017 Handwritten Bills in The Amount of $4477.18

February 2017 Activity Account in The Amount of $66,547.50

Payment of March 2017 Vendor Bills Per Board Report in The Amount of $60,064.36

MOTION by SKAGGS and seconded by SWINGER to approve the Consent Agenda. All members voted yes. Motion passed (6/0)

V. RECOGNITION OF VISITORS:

Mr. Howard asking permission for Mrs. Blades to go on the senior trip for extra help

VI. ADMINISTRATION AND COMMITTEE REPORTS:

A. Correspondence

NONE

B. Committee Reports

1. Building: Discussion needed on capital improvements for next year.

2. Policy: Changes in handbook and agreement to go together as a full Coop, Went over discussion held with Southfork Policy committee. Create a survey to have kids and community weighs in their thoughts. Stretch out into a three year commitment with working toward a full COOP with getting handbook together.

3. Finance: will need to meet after the approval this evening.

4. Board Development: we will meet March 16 at 6:00 with a short board meeting prior to.

5. Athletic COOP: recap of finance

6. Personnel: nothing at this time

7. Midstate Delegate meeting: March 23 and Adam will attend

C. Athletic Director’s Report

1. Mr. Feld unable to attend due to family circumstance will attend in May

2. Baseball total 23 and Softball total 17

3. Rod Smith discussing Bass Fishing with 19 fishers. 1st tournament April 2 on Chatham April 4 on SF, April 9 on Decatur, April 22 on Waverly and a June tournament

D. Principal’s Report

1. Nothing added to written report

E. Superintendent’s Report

1. Intent to negotiate from EEA

VII. EXECUTIVE SESSION

MOTION by MORELAND and seconded by HUNSLEY to go into Executive Session at 7:19 pm “to discuss appointment, employment, compensation, discipline, performance, or dismissal of specific employees of the District or legal counsel for the District, including hearing testimony on a complaint lodged against an employee of the public body or against legal counsel for the public body to determine validity” “Collective negotiating matters between the public body and its employees or their representatives or deliberations concerning salary schedules for one or more classes of employees.” “to discuss appointment, employment, compensation, discipline, performance, or dismissal of specific employees of the public body and student disciplinary issues.” All members voted yes. Motion passes (7/0)

ROLL CALL VOTE TO ADJOURN TO CLOSED SESSION WAS AS FOLLOWS: SKAGGS, yes;

HUNSLEY, yes; LEFEVER, yes; MORELAND, yes; PEACOCK, YES; SWINGER, yes; BARTON, yes.

******************************EXECUTIVE SESSION***************************

MOTION by HUNSLEY and seconded by MORELAND to return to Open Session at 8:41pm. All members voted yes. Motion passed (7/0)

ROLL CALL VOTE TO RETURN TO OPEN SESSION WAS AS FOLLOWS: SKAGGS, yes;

HUNSLEY, yes; LEFEVER, yes; MORELAND, yes; PEACOCK, YES; SWINGER, yes; BARTON, yes.

ACTION ON ITEMS FOLLOWING EXECUTIVE SESSION

OLD BUSINESS:

NONE

NEW BUSINESS:

A. Consider approving the intergovernmental agreement with Regional Office of Education #3 to have the options of referring students to Focus, Tri-Star Academy, Christmont Safe Schools, New Approach and Alternative High School.

MOTION SKAGGS and seconded by HUNSLEY to approve the intergovernmental agreement with ROE#3. All members voted yes. Motion passed (7/0)

B. Review the Edinburg CUSD#4 Bullying Policy.

Discussed how the policy is up to date and changes have been made to keep us in line. Teachers are all on board with the policy.

C. Consider approving the bid to complete the flooring renovation project in the elementary and junior high school buildings Discussion was held whether to go with the $19,000 upgrade of bid to place wood looking vinyl in the front foyer by gym. Okay was met to go with the upgrade cost to place wood look vinyl in front of the gym. Carpet Weaver was overall bid winner.

MOTION by MORELAND and seconded by PEACOCK to approve the bid to complete the flooring renovation project in the elementary and junior high school buildings by Carpet Weavers. All members voted yes. Motion passed (7/0)

D. Consider approving the bid for asbestos abatement in elementary and junior high school buildings.

MOTION by SKAGGS and seconded by HUNSLEY to approve the bid for Asbestos Abatement in the Elementary and Junior High Building by Triple A. All members voted yes. Motion passed (7/0)

E. Consider resolution to retain Depres, Schwartz and Geoghegan, LTD in a law suit against Illinois State Board of Education. Died per no motion

F. Consider approving the renewal of Edinburg High School’s membership with the Illinois Hogh School Association for the 2017-2018 school year.

MOTION by SKAGGS and seconded by HUNSLEY to approve renewal of membership with Illinois High School Association. All members voted yes. Motion passed (7/0)

G. Personnel

* Consider a reduction in force for the positions of Early Childhood Teacher and Early Childhood Classroom Aide. Died per no motion

H. Data Review

 Finance, Staffing and Enrollment

Mr. Lamkey presented a slide show which his administrative goals where built off of. SIP targets teacher improvements. Enrollment data sheet are things that could affect finance vs actual. Renovation cost is down from beginning cost and discussed high situations. BLDD can present us with a problem that needs to be fixed. Tax rate raise is looking at $4.75. The state needs to give more money in order for us to spend more money. We need to have an academic product to sell. Possibly need to get a certified for guidance counselor and social worker. Hunt for a Spanish teacher. We still have some that will take online courses.

X. OTHER ITEMS

A. Everyone needs to summit a Statement of Economic Interest

B. Collective Bargaining Training with Brian Braun, March 16, 2017 at 6:00 pm in the Board of Education Room At Edinburg Junior High

C. School Board Governance Application – summit things to help Fred fill it out.

D. Prom Invitations have gone out Cory Hunsley: gave us an update on the IASB Meeting he attended in Macon. Very impressed with the school

XI. ADJOURNMENT:

MOTION by PEACOCK and seconded by LEFEVER to adjourn at 10:09 pm. Carried by acclamation. (7/0)

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