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Beardstown Community Unified School District 15 Board met August 21

By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | Oct 9, 2019


Beardstown Community Unified School District 15 Board met Aug. 21.

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 August 21, 2019 by President Mike Seaman at 7:00 p.m. in Beardstown Middle/High library 500 East 15th Street, Beardstown, IL. Pledge of allegiance. Joe Engelbrecht 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: None

ADMINISTRATORS REPORT:

Bill Myers-Back at it and appreciate the support.

Matt Klett-Everything is going really well getting to know the students this is a fresh start.

David Scott-Trying to get to know the students and staff. Getting the new students acclimated. Appreciates the support of the other admin.

Lori Young-She passed out a collage of the Gard new classroom libraries. Debbie Icenogle has been helping paint different rooms at Gard.

Tammee Petersen-This week has been really exciting. She appreciates all the support.

Robbi Howard-Orange Pride night this Friday. Some coaching spots still need to be filled

Wendy McClenning-Keyless entry is up and working. Card and codes are needed to enter the building. 200 cards for all employees. Network work over the summer. Chromebook carts are now in each room. They do not carry chromebooks any longer with them. Positive feedback on the change. Sharp boards are in. 70 inch smart boards instead of 60 inch. Great teaching tool.

Jim Childers-Commend the members of the maintenance department for the extra work over the summer. Extra help with painting.

Ann Chilton-Overall the kids got a lot of painting done. Boy’s bathroom at Gard was overhauled and it looks really nice. She would like for the bathroom that the football fans use.

Ron Gilbert-Smart board training, good day on Monday motivational speaker was a success. Introduced a lot of new staff members; the parking lot has been resealed and looks nice; the new loading area for the café is looking good. ACTION ITEMS.

On a motion by Hymes, second by Simpson 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 Simpson, second by Hymes to recommend setting the 2019-2020 tentative budget hearing for September 18, 2019 at 6:45 p.m. Roll call Hymes-yes; Hobrock-yes; Engelbrecht-yes; Petersen-yes; Simpson-yes; and Seaman-yes.

On a motion by Petersen, second by Simpson to approve the 5-year bus lease with Midwest Bus Sales as presented. Roll call Hymes-yes; Hobrock-yes; Engelbrecht-yes; Petersen-yes; Simpson-yes; and Seaman-yes.

On a motion by Hymes, second by Hobrock to approve bid from RD Lawrence for $59,894 for Health Life Safety Repairs to the HS Gym exterior wall repairs and gutter replacement in the HS commons area.

Simpson why are we only getting one bid? Everyone is really busy right now. This one is the end of the year for everyone. All repairs are in the back of the gym, upper level to the lower level fusion gutter. Larger gutter in the front with snow bar that goes across and two new down spouts to help with volume. Roll call Hymes-yes; Hobrock-yes; Engelbrecht-yes; Petersen-yes; Simpson-yes; and Seaman-yes.

On a motion by Hymes, second by Hobrock to begin the non-resident tuition waiver application process ISBE. Does this have to be approved by the state? Yes it has to be approved at the state level contingent of approval of the general assembly. 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 7:23 p.m.

On a motion by Hymes, second by Simpson to re enter regular session. Roll call Hymes-yes; Hobrock-yes; Engelbrecht- yes; Petersen-yes; Simpson-yes; and Seaman-yes. Time 9:31 p.m.

PERSONNEL

On a motion by Hymes, second by Hobrock to approve for hire Denise Wittler-Assistant Elementary Principal. 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 for hire Tammee Petersen-District Language Acquisition Administrator. Roll call Hymes-yes; Hobrock-yes; Engelbrecht-yes; Petersen-abstain; Simpson-yes; and Seaman-yes.

On a motion by Hymes, second by Hobrock to approve for hire Scott Rigg-MS/HS Guidance Counselor. Roll call Hymes- yes; Hobrock-yes; Engelbrecht-yes; Petersen-yes; Simpson-yes; and Seaman-yes.

On a motion by Petersen, second by Simpson to approve for hire Alissa Wieman - 6th Grade Teacher. Roll call Hymes- yes; Hobrock-yes; Engelbrecht-yes; Petersen-yes; Simpson-yes; and Seaman-yes.

On a motion by Hymes, second by Petersen to approve for hire Amanda Carriger-Speech-Language Pathologist. 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 for hire Beth DeWitt-Elementary 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 hire the following: Tara Towery-Para-Professional; Jennifer Martinez- Para-Professional; Eufemia Zarate-Para-Professional; Kathy Wellenkamp-Para-Professional; Fernanda Perez-Para- Professional; Bintou Tatiana Guilivogui-Para-Professional. 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 for hire James Ward as the District Resource Office for the 2019- 2020 School Year. Roll call Hymes-yes; Hobrock-yes; Engelbrecht-yes; Petersen-yes; Simpson-yes; and Seaman-yes.

On a motion by Hymes, second by Petersen to approve for hire Samuel Spears-Night Time Custodian. 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 designating MS/HS Administrators-Mr. Myers, Mr. Klett, and Mr. Scott; Language Acquisition Administrator-Mrs. Petersen and Elementary Administrators-Mrs. Young, Mrs. Wittler and Assistant Pre-K Administrator-Mrs. Smith as the building level central office disciplinary discretionary decision makers. 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 addendum to the July 2018 – July 2021 contract as written between the Beardstown District 15 Board of Education and the Beardstown Education Association. Includes the requested removal of language per uniserve director Craig Burns. Roll call Hymes-yes; Hobrock-yes; Engelbrecht-yes; Petersen-yes; Simpson-yes; and Seaman-yes.

On a motion by Petersen, second by Hobrock to approve the following coaching positions/volunteer positions: Brooke Tracy- Middle School Girls Basketball. 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 following coaching positions/Volunteer positions: Griffyn Bennett-Middle School Girls Basketball. 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 following coaching positions/Volunteer positions: Callahan O’Hara-MS Football. 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 following Tamela Sue Willson-Volunteer -Music Department. Roll call Hymes-yes; Hobrock-yes; Engelbrecht-yes; Petersen-yes; Simpson-yes; and Seaman-yes.

The board recognizes the following resignations: Nataly Garcia-Gard Elementary Aide; Trevor Cottle-Language Acquisition Administrator; Amy Murray-HS ESL Instructor; Brian Marsaglia-PE Instructor; Deborah Diabo-Grand Ave, Language Facilitator; Griffyn Bennett-High School Girls Basketball Assistant; and Mark O’Hara-MS Football

DISCUSSION: HB 2177 – Posthumously HS Diploma any military serviceman that was killed in action.

Harcourt outlines were here to look at film on the windows for safety reasons. IASB – Division Meeting Oct.24 @ Beardstown CUSD 15. Set up a Policy Committee Meeting Press Plus 100/101 review, Set a Safety Committee Meeting to discuss radio communication proposals, keep Special Education coordinator position posted until filled, clean exterior of Gard Elementary, outdoor bleacher discussion. Looked at replacing bleachers TIF monies could be used for the replacements along with concrete wall and drainage issue. Board directed Mr. Gilbert to look into the TIF money being

used for the repairs. The crows nest should be able to be used again. Coach Howard has stated if we moved it we should be able to use a video board.

ADJOURN:

On a motion by Simpson, second by Petersen to adjourn. Time 9:51 p.m.

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