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Beardstown Community Unified School District 15 Board met July 17

By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | Sep 5, 2019

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Beardstown Community Unified School District 15 Board met July 17.

Here is the minutes provided by the board:

CALL TO ORDER

The Board of Education Community Unit No. 15, Beardstown, IL was called to order on July 17, 2019 by President Mike Seaman at 7:00 p.m. in Beardstown Middle/High library 500 East 15th Street, Beardstown, IL. Pledge of allegiance. Barbara Hobrock called the roll with the following members present: Jimmy Hymes, Barbara Hobrock, Joe Engelbrecht, Wells Petersen, OJ Simpson and Mike Seaman. Kim Watson was absent. Also in attendance were Ron Gilbert and Kelly Herter.

PUBLIC QUESTIONS AND COMMENTS-None

COMMITTEE REPORTS: B&G committee-recommendations for the whole board to approve health life safety work. Personnel committee-Recommendations for the whole board to approve SRO contract.

ADMINISTRATORS REPORT:

Bill Myers-He gave the board a handout concerning openings in the HS/MS building. He introduced Matt Klett and David Scott as assistant principals at the MS/HS building.

Lori Young-She went over some interviews she has scheduled for openings in her building. She gave an update on the meetings with Atlantic Research Team with administrators and teachers.

Trevor Cottle-He gave a recap on the Summer Migrant. They had an average of 61 students. Most of the students were French speakers. We also served Rushville Students. Thankful of the quality of instruction of the staff during the summer program.

Tammee Petersen-None

Jim Childers-None

Ann Chilton-Painters are doing a good job. 122 gallons of paint have been purchased.

Lauren Smith-Recruiting for Pre-k for next year. Grand is excited about the hiring of Rebekka Hildenbrand.

Ron Gilbert-SRO agreement has been finalized and has been sent to the city. He gave a finance update. Breakfast and lunch will be free to all students in the district. He gave a report on the bus leases that will need approved next month. Building improvements are taking shape this summer. We are getting things done this summer.

ACTION ITEMS.

On a motion by Simpson, second by Petersen to approve consent agenda 1, 2, 3, and 4. Roll call Hymes-yes; Hobrock- yes; Engelbrecht-yes; Petersen-yes; Simpson-yes; and Seaman-yes.

On a motion by Petersen, second by Hymes to approve the School Resource Officer position and one year agreement in the salary ranges of $49,900.00-$56,818.50 for the 2019-2020 school year. Roll call Hymes-yes; Hobrock-yes; Engelbrecht-yes; Petersen-yes; Simpson-yes; and Seaman-yes. Hobrock stated some typo errors in the contract. Simpson asked about changes? Reporting to Superintendent not building principal. Roll call Hymes-yes; Hobrock-yes; Engelbrecht-yes; Petersen-yes; Simpson-yes; and Seaman-yes.

On a motion by Hymes, second by Simpson to approve the Health Life Safety ground level drainage work with Rouland Trucking and Construction in the amount of $37,800.00. Roll call Hymes-yes; Hobrock-yes; Engelbrecht-yes; Petersen- yes; Simpson-yes; and Seaman-yes.

On a motion by Hobrock, second by Petersen to approve the Health Life Safety vestibule carpeted replacement in the HS commons with John’s Carpet Shop in the amount of $4,651.00. Roll call Hymes-abstain; Hobrock-yes; Engelbrecht-yes; Petersen-yes; Simpson-yes; and Seaman-yes.

On a motion by Petersen, second by Engelbrecht to approve the asphalt resurfacing and striping of the district parking lots with Midwest Asphalt in the amount of $35,900.00. Hymes he asked about aligning with the new concrete. Mr. Gilbert stated it did. Roll call Hymes-yes; Hobrock-yes; Engelbrecht-yes; Petersen-yes; Simpson-yes; and Seaman-yes.

Specs on the concrete are in question. 12 feet width driveway is 191 feet because it goes out to the asphalt, 6 inch deep. Structural mesh will be used. Grand Ave. bid for huge bid difference, late in the summer compact a lot of stuff in 10 weeks and the prices go up and it is a small job. Structural issues? The architect does not feel there is any structural issues. There is not an issue with a truss being bad? The architect stated he did not think so.

On a motion by Petersen, second by Simpson to approve TinyEye online speech language pathologist service for the 2019-2020 school year. Hymes asked about doing it next month. Gilbert stated we will need approval but we don’t necessarily need to use it we can cancel within 30 days. If we don’t secure a contract we might not have a service provider. If we do not use them the cost will be zero. We have all the equipment in place we would just need to secure a parapro for taking kids to the room for the service. Roll call Hymes-yes; Hobrock-yes; Engelbrecht-yes; Petersen-yes; Simpson-yes; and Seaman-yes.

On a motion by Hymes, second by Engelbrecht to approve the 2019-2020 school year MS/HS student handbook.

Mr. Myers handed out changes to the HS/MS handbook. Hobrock-What would be the basis be for seniors having to take the finals. He stated it would have to be something major but it would be at the discretion of the admin. Roll call Hymes- yes; Hobrock-yes; Engelbrecht-yes; Petersen-yes; Simpson-yes; and Seaman-yes.

On a motion by Hobrock, second by Hymes to approve the 2019-2020 Gard Elementary student handbook.

Young stated there are no changes. Roll call Hymes-yes; Hobrock-yes; Engelbrecht-yes; Petersen-yes; Simpson-yes; and Seaman-yes.

On a motion by Simpson, second by Hobrock to approve the 2019-2020 MS/HS Faculty Handbook. No matter the cycle the teachers could be evaluated at any time. Hymes asked that the changes be given to the board before the meeting.

Roll call Hymes-yes; Hobrock-yes; Engelbrecht-yes; Petersen-yes; Simpson-yes; and Seaman-yes.

On a motion by Hobrock, second by Hymes to approve the first read of the Press Policies 100/101: 2:20-Powers and Duties of the Board of Education; 2:40-Board Member Qualifications; 2:50-Board Member Term of Office; 2:60-Board Member Removal of Office; 4:30-Revenue and Investments; 4:100-Insurance Management; 4:110-Transportation; 4:150- Facility and Management Building Program; 4:160-Environmental Quality of Buildings and Grounds; 4:190-Targeted School Violence Prevention Program; 5:330-Sick Days, Holidays and Leaves; 6:15-School Accounts; 6:65-Student Social and Emotional Development; 7:185-Teen Dating Violence Prohibited; 8:95-Parental Involvement; 2:110-Qualification Term, and Duties of Board Officers; 2:140-Communication to and From The Board; 2:140-E Exhibit Guidance for Board Member Communication Including E-mail Use; 2:230-Public Participation at Board of Education Meetings and Petitions to The Board; 2:240-Board Policy Development; 3:60-Administrator Responsibilities of the Building Principal; 4:20-Fund Balances; 4:90-Activity Funds; 5:180-Temporary Illness of Temporary Incapacity; 5:35-Compliant with The Fail Labor Standard; 5:40-Communicable and Chronic Infection Disease; 5:130-Compensation Time-Off; 6:110-Programs for Students at Risk of Academic Failure and/or Dropping out of school and Graduation Incentives Program; 6:40-Curriculum Development; 6:340-Student Testing and Assessment Program; 7:170-Vandalism. Roll call Hymes-yes; Hobrock-yes; Engelbrecht-yes; Petersen-yes; Simpson-yes; and Seaman-yes.

On a motion by Hymes, second by Hobrock to enter closed session for the purpose of discussing litigation, land acquisition, negotiations, student disciplinary at cases, and to consider information regarding the appointment, employment, or dismissal of an employee or officer. Personnel-Employment/Dismissals. Roll call Hymes-yes; Hobrock- yes; Engelbrecht-yes; Petersen-yes; Simpson-yes; and Seaman-yes. Time 7:42p.m.

On a motion by Petersen, second by Hymes to re enter regular session. Time 9:21p.m.

PERSONNEL

On a motion by Hymes, second by Petersen to approve the following employment: Debbie Downs-Dishwasher-Grand Avenue. Roll call Hymes-yes; Hobrock-yes; Engelbrecht-yes; Petersen-yes; Simpson-yes; and Seaman-yes.

On a motion by Simpson, second by Hobrock to employ Rebekka Hildenbrand-Pre-k Teacher. Roll call Hymes-yes; Hobrock-yes; Engelbrecht-yes; Petersen-yes; Simpson-yes; and Seaman-yes.

On a motion by Hymes, second by Hobrock to employ Melissa Kimani Wanjiku-3rd Grade Teacher. Roll call Hymes-yes; Hobrock-yes; Engelbrecht-yes; Petersen-yes; Simpson-yes; and Seaman-yes.

On a motion by Hymes, second by Hobrock to employee Walker Petersen-Summer help painting position. Roll call Hymes-yes; Hobrock-yes; Engelbrecht-yes; Petersen-abstain; Simpson-yes; and Seaman-yes.

On a motion by Petersen, second by Simpson to employ Terri Bacon-MS/HS Nurse. Roll call Hymes-yes; Hobrock-yes; Engelbrecht-yes; Petersen-yes; Simpson-yes; and Seaman-yes.

On a motion by Petersen, second by Simpson to employ Tanya Gaither-MA, level E, Business Teacher. Roll call Hymes- yes; Hobrock-no; Engelbrecht-yes; Petersen-yes; Simpson-yes; and Seaman-yes.

The board recognizes the following resignations: Kaitlyn Garcia-5th Grade Teacher; Demri Cameron-6th Grade Teacher; Brett Burton-MS Girls Basketball Coach; Rosemary Swan-3rd Grade Teacher.

The board recognizes the following transfer of Arizz Molina-Transferred from a Para-Pro to Elementary Secretary.

DISCUSSION:

Schedule Safety Committee meeting to discuss/finalize radio communications system upgrades. Mr. Gilbert is collecting bids. Will schedule both Safety and Policy meeting on the same night. The board needs to set a Special meeting for approving bids for Health Life Safety meeting and possible new hires.

Thank yous were read from the Stock Family, Joseph Pagani Family, and Martin Davidsmeier Family 

ADJOURN:

On a motion by Hymes, second by Hobrock to adjourn. Time 9:32p.m.

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