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North Greene Unit School District 3 Board of Education met January 17.

By Lhalie Castillo | Mar 31, 2018

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North Greene Unit School District 3 Board of Education met January 17.

Here is the minutes provided by the Board:

Roll Call And Recognition Of Guests-- The Board of Education of North Greene Unit District No. 3, Greene and Scott Counties, Illinois, met in regular session on Wednesday, January 17, 2018, at 7:00 p.m. in the Board Room of the Administrative Education Center, White Hall. Those answering roll call were: Members David Hallock, Jeff Haskell, Cale Hoesman, Brenn Killion, and Stacy Schutz; President Edwin Ford entered later during the meeting and Member Pat Ford was absent. Superintendent Mark Scott, Secretary Barbara Neece, Treasurer Tiffany Mumford, Principals Jaclyn Kuchy and Amanda Macias, Building Maintenance Director Dale Coffman, and Transportation Supervisor John Davidson were also in attendance.

Vice President Haskell conducted the meeting.

Consent Items: Minutes; A motion was made by Mrs. Schutz, seconded by Mrs. Killion, to approve the following consent agenda items: Minutes of the regular meeting of December 20, 2017, as presented;

Bills-- approve payment of bills as listed and reviewed;

Reports Of Treas.,Treasurer’s Report and Update for the month of December; Building

Principals; Principal reports on recent activities and events as presented;

Transportation & Building & Grounds; Transportation Report and Buildings and Grounds Report for the month of December;

Fund Raisers; Approve Class of 2019 to host a Super Saturday games, activities, and food event in the H.S. West Gym from 12 noon – 10 p.m. to earn funds for prom 2018 and senior trip 2019; approve the Class of 2018 to host a father-daughter dance in the Jr. High East Gym on February 24 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. earn funds for senior trip 2018;

Gifts & Donations-- Acknowledgment of receipt of funds from the Peoples Bank in the amount of $2,000 for the Jr.-Sr. High for teaching supplies and receipt of funds from the Stanley Frech Charitable Trust in the amount of $1,000 to fund a scholarship of $500 each to a 2018 graduating boy and girl; also accepted donations from United Community Bank, Schofield Pest Control, House of Restoration for $100.00 each, First Baptist Church of White Hall, First Christian Church of White Hall, and North Greene Education Foundation for $200.00 each, Barrow Baptist Church and White Hall Drag-o-Way of $300.00 each, Illinois Rural Electric of $500.00 and donations from Meehan’s Grocery, Sabrina Symes, Carol Robison, and Robbie Wear totaling $125.00, all to the North Greene Elementary PBIS fund.

The President put the motion to a vote and the following roll call resulted:

Schutz, yea Hallock, yea

Killion, yea Hoesman, yea

P. Ford, absent Haskell, yea

E. Ford, absent

Superintendent Report-- Superintendent Scott gave reports on the following items:

1. Correspondence received was reviewed.

2. Attendance at a recent IASB Lunch and Learn training regarding the importance of the 5 Essentials Survey data and ways to encourage parent participation;

3. Submission of the Pre-school for All Grant;

4. Submission of a grant application for funding of cafeteria equipment;

5. Expressed concern over the notice from CTS that installation of new interior doors and an exhaust fan were change orders that would be additional charges. It was the opinion of the administration that they were items listed in the original contract scope of work and he would be discussing the matter further with CTS;

6. The first round of drug and alcohol random tests for extracurricular participants was conducted during January;

7. Report of responses to recent FOIA requests;

President Edwin Ford entered the meeting at 7:12 p.m.

Buildings & Mainten- Ance Updates-- Updates to the ongoing buildings and grounds projects were given that included information of a walk-through of the North Greene Elementary with representatives of CTS Group and district administration, where a list of odds and ends that need finished was established. Closing on the sale of the Roodhouse athletic field property was reported to be scheduled for January 30, with a requested made that Superintendent Scott and Secretary Neece be given authorization to sign on behalf of the board on the closing documents.

Resolution- Sale Of Property- A motion was made by Mr. Hoesman, seconded by Ed Ford, to adopt a Resolution authorizing final closing on the sale of the Roodhouse Athletic Field Property to Windsor Development Group, Inc., and that Superintendent Mark Scott and Secretary Barbara Neece be authorized to sign on behalf of the board to effectuate the sale as per previous action taken on May 3, 2017.

The Vice-President put the motion to a vote and the following roll call resulted:

Hoesman, yea Killion, yea

E. Ford, yea Schutz, yea

Hallock, yea P. Ford, absent

Haskell, yea

Resignations/ Employment-- A motion was made by Mr. Hoesman, seconded by Mr. Hallock, to accept the resignation of Lyndell Winters as a Bus Driver due to retirement effective as of February 28, 2018, and recommendations to approve the maternity leave of absence of Laura Bell, beginning approximately February 12, through May 31, approve leave using dock days of District Nurse Debby Morrow, from February 9 through 16, 2018, and confirm the employment of Lori Haslerud as a paraprofessional one-to-one special education aide, retroactive to January 4, 2018.

The Vice-President put the motion to a vote and the following roll call resulted:

Hoesman, yea Schutz, yea

Hallock, yea E. Ford, yea

Killion, yea P. Ford, absent

Haskell, yea

Use Of Facilities- NG Little League -- Recommendation was made to approve the use of the North Greene Elementary by the Little League during the youth league basketball games February 17 through March 17, 2018, in order to sign up participants for the youth league summer baseball/softball program, with waiver of fees and insurance.

A motion was made by Mr. Ed Ford, seconded by Mrs. Schutz, to approve the use of facilities as requested by North Greene Little League with waiver of fees and proof of insurance certificate.

The Vice-President put the motion to a vote and the following roll call resulted:

E. Ford, yea Hallock, yea

Schutz, yea Hoesman, yea

P. Ford, absent Killion, yea

Haskell, yea

Seniority Lists-- Superintendent Scott discussed the process of development of the format of Sequence of Honorable Dismissal lists for certified personnel and provided a seniority list for 2018 for review. The Seniority List for certified staff and Date of Hire List for support staff will be made available to representatives of the North Greene Education Association President and staff for updates for use in establishing the Sequence of Honorable Dismissal List, as required to be made available within 75 days before the last day of the 2017-2018 school year.

A motion was made by Mr. Ed Ford, seconded by Mrs. Killion, to approve the 2018 Seniority List and Date of Hire List for posting as presented.

The Vice-President put the motion to a vote and the following roll call resulted:

E. Ford, yea P. Ford, absent

Killion, yea Hallock, yea

Schutz, yea Hoesman, yea

Haskell, yea

Weighted Courses-- Discussion was held regarding a proposal by previous administration to establish a weighted course system at the high school. Due to some confusion that the board took action to approve the proposal for initiating the weighted system for the 2017-18 school year, further discussion was held, with a list of courses that will carry a higher point value distributed for review.

Following discussion, a motion was made by Mrs. Schutz, seconded by Mrs. Killion, to approve the proposal of establishing a weighted course point system retroactive to the beginning of the 2017-18 school year, with the following course offerings carrying weighted level points on a 5.0 scale: Calculus, Human Anatomy and Physiology, Ecology, Spanish IV, and AP English Composition and Literature.

The Vice-President put the motion to a vote and the following roll call resulted:

Schutz, yea P. Ford, absent

Killion, yea Hallock, yea

E. Ford, yea Hoesman, yea

Haskell, yea

Closed Session- 8:12 p.m.-- A motion was made by Mr. Ed Ford, seconded by Mrs. Schutz, to go to closed session at 8:12 p.m. to discuss Closed Session minutes for approval, per Section 2.06, 5 ILCS 120/2(c)(21); The appointment, employment, compensation, discipline, performance, or dismissal of specific employees of the District including hearing testimony on a complaint lodged against an employee to determine its validity, as per 5 ILCS 120/2(c)(1); Collective negotiating matters between the District and its employees or their representatives, or deliberations concerning salary schedules for one or more classes of employees, 5 ILCS 120/2(c) (2); and Litigation, when an action against, affecting or on behalf of the particular District has been filed and is pending before a court or administrative tribunal, or when the District finds that an action is probable or imminent, in which case the basis for the finding shall be recorded and entered into the closed meeting minutes, per 5 ILCS 120/2(c)(11).

The Vice-President put the motion to a vote and the following roll call resulted:

E. Ford, yea Hoesman, yea

P. Ford, absent Killion, yea

Hallock, yea Schutz, yea

Haskell, yea

Reconvene-9:37 p.m.- Upon a motion made by Mrs. Killion, seconded by, Mr. Ed Ford, to return to open session at 9:37 p.m., the Vice-President put the motion to a vote and the following roll call resulted:

Killion, yea Hallock, yea

E. Ford, yea Hoesman, yea

P. Ford, absent Schutz, yea

Haskell, yea

Action/Report-- Closed Session Minutes-- Review of the Closed Session minutes of previous meetings was tabled to the next regular meeting.

Adjourn-9:38 p.m.-- With no further business to come before the Board, Vice-President Haskell adjourned the meeting at 9:38 p.m.

http://www.northgreene.com/Unit/MINUTES%2001-17-2018.pdf

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