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Brown County Community Unit School District 1 Board of Education met May 22

By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | Jul 8, 2019


Brown County Community Unit School District 1 Board of Education met May 22.

Here is the minutes provided by the board:

The meeting of the Board of Education was held on Wednesday evening, May 22, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. at the Brown County High School Auditorium at 500E Main St, Mt. Sterling. The meeting was called to order by Krupps. The minutes were recorded by Casey Perry.

On roll call, Blaesing, aye; Blakeley, aye; Fullerton, aye; Heinecke, aye; Hughes, aye; Krupps, aye; McCaskill, aye.

In attendance: Roger Ehret, Judy Sieben, Diane Wagner, Tim Phillips, Sue Tomlinson, Marsha Wagner, Kacy Dunlap, Dave Ferrill, Courtney Pryor, Dan Wagner, Pete Jenkins, Tracy Conley, Kris Gallaher, James McKay, Karen Jirjis, Pollee Craven, Shelly Sheffler.

Mrs. Craven introduced the High Schools May Student of the Month, Kacy Dunlap. Dunlap was nominated by Mr. Garrett. Dunlap was nominated for always putting her best effort into her work. Her growth as a student has been very impressive to watch in class and she is able to work with anyone in her class.

Mr. Dan Wagner questioned the Board in regards to the Open Meetings Act and if they had all been certified. He also stated that he didn’t feel that the minutes of the board meetings were detailed enough, he also felt that minutes were not posted in a timely fashion. Mr. Wagner also stated that he feels that the board does not specify what they are voting on coming out of closed session.

Mr. Pete Jenkins thanked the Board for moving the meeting to the auditorium to accommodate guests.

Jenkins also stated that he was disappointed in the fact that Jeff Schmitz had resigned due to difficulty working with administrators.

Motion made by Member Blaesing, seconded by Member Fullerton, to approve the consent agenda.

Roll call: Blaesing, aye; Blakeley, aye; Fullerton, aye; Heinecke, aye; Hughes, aye; Krupps, aye; McCaskill, aye.

Motion carried.

Committee Reports: Mr. Heath Fullerton gave the board a Building Committee Report with some summer items to be addressed; Some maintenance to the Elementary playground to replace old railroad ties. Cracks in the Middle School sidewalks will need to be repaired this summer.

Mr. James McKay, Maintenance Director also stated that many of the outside lights at the schools are being replaced with LED lights through an Ameren Grant.

Motion made by Member McCaskill, seconded by Member Blaesing, to Set a Budget Hearing to amend the FY19 Budget for June 26 at 5:45 pm in the Board of Education Office at 503 NW Cross, Mt. Sterling, IL

Roll call: Blaesing, aye; Blakeley, aye; Fullerton, aye; Heinecke, aye; Hughes, aye; Krupps, aye; McCaskill, aye.

Motion carried.

Motion by Member Krupps, seconded by Member McCaskill, to Authorize the Superintendent to prepare a tentative budget for the 2019-20 School Year

Roll call: Blaesing, aye; Blakeley, aye; Fullerton, aye; Heinecke, aye; Hughes, aye; Krupps, aye; McCaskill, aye.

Motion Carried.

Motion by Member Fullerton, seconded by Member Blakeley, to Approve the Final FY19 School Calendar

Roll call: Blaesing, aye; Blakeley, aye; Fullerton, aye; Heinecke, aye; Hughes, aye; Krupps, aye; McCaskill, aye.

Motion carried.

Motion by Member Fullerton, seconded by Member Hughes, to Authorize purchase of 2013 Model 3219 SKYJACK Scissorlift from Sunbelt Rentals for $5500 to be paid from 1% sales tax fund known as Fund 60

Roll call: Blaesing, aye; Blakeley, aye; Fullerton, aye; Heinecke, aye; Hughes, aye; Krupps, aye; McCaskill, aye.

Motion carried.

Administrative Reports & Raising Expectations speakers: Mrs. Shelly Sheffler addressed the board about multiple programs taking place at the Elementary School this summer. There will be Pre-K Summer Kamp help the month of June, along with K-4 Summer School. The Elementary School is also hosting a Summer Food Program for the community. Meals are also being served at the Versailles School and Timewell Baptist Church. Any child up to the age of 18 eats free at any of these locations. Anyone over the age of 18 is able to eat for $2. The YMCA is also offering the free meals to students attending their summer camp, but the meals at the YMCA are not open to public.

A.Motion by Member Blakeley, seconded by Member Fullerton, to go into closed session to approve any matter discussed in closed session as necessary including the approval of personnel employment, release, and other personnel items that may require action, and limited to those matters authorized for discussion in executive session by motion of the Board. Closed Session on the following subjects: a) the appointment, employment, compensation, discipline, performance, or dismissal of specific employees of the School District; b) collective negotiating matters between the School District and its employees or their representatives, or deliberations concerning salary schedules for one or more classes of employees i) pending, probable, or imminent litigation; or other matters appropriate for a closed meeting pursuant to the Open Meetings Act. at 8:03 pm.

Roll call: Blaesing, aye; Blakeley, aye; Fullerton, aye; Heinecke, aye; Hughes, aye; Krupps, aye; McCaskill, aye.

Motion carried.

Motion byMember Heinecke, seconded by Member Blaesing, to return to open session at 8:25 pm.

Roll call: Blaesing, aye; Blakeley, aye; Fullerton, aye; Heinecke, aye; Hughes, aye; Krupps, aye; McCaskill, aye.

Motion carried.

Motion by Member Fullerton, seconded by Member Krupps, to approve the minutes of closed session.

Roll call: Blaesing, aye; Blakeley, aye; Fullerton, aye; Heinecke, aye; Hughes, aye; Krupps, aye; McCaskill, aye.

Motion carried.

Motion by Member Blakeley, seconded by Member Blaesing, to Consider/take action on Memorandum of Understanding with BC Union regarding retirement agreement

Roll call: Blaesing, aye; Blakeley, aye; Fullerton, aye; Heinecke, aye; Hughes, aye; Krupps, aye; McCaskill, aye.

Motion carried

Motion by Member Blaesing, seconded by Member Fullerton, to approve Employment (Resignations, Hiring’s, Dismissals, Release, Reduction)

Personnel Listing--May 2019 BOE Meeting

Approval:

Christi Goudschaal – Summer School Nurse

Stacy Barfield—Summer School Secretary

Kitty Mountain—June only IT Assistant

Dana Scheer---Summer School Paraprofessional

Karen DeWitt—Summer School Paraprofessional

Connie Cooley—Summer Food Program Versailles School Supervisor

Alicia Kemper—Summer Food Program Driver and Dining Room Supervisor

Kristin Parker—Full-time paraprofessional for the 2019-2020 school year

Emily Hendricker – HS Golf Coach for 2019-2020 school year

Jill Schenk—Head HS Track Coach for 2019-2020 school year

Megan Woodward—Assistant HS Track Coach for 2019-2020 school year

Nanette Bess – Part-time Speech/SLP for 2019-2020 school year

Gail Gallaher – Scholastic Bowl Co-Sponsor for 2019-2020 school year

Sheryl Miller – Scholastic Bowl Co-Sponsor for 2019-2020 school year

Sheryl Miller—HS Speech Coach for 2019-2020 school year

Amy Ham—Class of 2020 Sponsor for 2019-2020 school year

Nick Hendricker and Trenton Harrelson--Volunteer Assistants for 2019 Football

Haley Tournear – Family Medical Leave/Maternity Leave September 2019

Grace Moore – IT Part Time Summer Help

Resignations:

Kirstie Fencik – Speech & Language Teacher

Bailey Holtsclaw – HS & MS Volleyball Coach

Jeff Schmitz – HS Boys Basketball Coach

Megan Lawson—JH Track Coach

Andi Vogel—MS SPED Teacher

Reassignment:

Lori Roberts—to paraprofessional for 2019-2020 school year

Stacy Barfield –to Elementary Secretary (replacing Kitty)—she will keep transportation secretary duties as an additional stipend/work expectation to her full-time Elementary Secretary position/work but NOT part of the Elementary Secretary job description Remove:

Stacy Barfield as FOIA Officer

Roll call: Blaesing, aye; Blakeley, aye; Fullerton, aye; Heinecke, aye; Hughes, aye; Krupps, aye; McCaskill, aye.

Motion carried.

Motion by Member Blaesing, seconded by Fullerton, to adjourn at 8:31 pm.

Motion carried by acclamation.

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