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Bushnell Prairie City Community Unit School District 170 Board of Education met November 19

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Jan 10, 2020

Meeting 01

Bushnell Prairie City Community Unit School District 170 Board of Education met Nov. 9.

Here is the minutes provided by the board:

The Board of Education met in a Regular Meeting on Wednesday, November 19, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. at the High School Library with the following members present: McCleery, Miller, Ferguson, Mendenhall, Oakman and Croxton. Absent: Yocum

Visitors: Stephanie Harrison, Michelle Rodeffer, John Slater and Tobi Jozwick, McDonough Voice.

Public Comments: None The Board reviewed the Consent Agenda.

Motion by Member Ferguson, seconded by Member Miller to approve the Consent Agenda which contained the following: Regular Meeting of October 16, 2019, Payment of Bills, Treasurer's Report and Investments, Federated Accounts, Manual and Void Checks and Imprest Ledgers. After a roll call vote motion carried as follows: Aye: McCleery, Miller, Ferguson, Mendenhall, Oakman and Croxton. Nay: None

Superintendent Dr. Dinger reported on student discipline, pest control, new scoreboards at the Junior High, E Learning Days, Pre-K Compliance Visit, McDonough County CEO Program, Teacher Institute Day ALICE Training.

The Board reviewed the Tentative 2019 Tax Levy.

Motion by Member Mendenhall, seconded by Member Ferguson to approve the Tentative 2019 Tax Levy as presented. After a roll call vote motion carried as follows: Aye: McCleery, Miller, Ferguson, Mendenhall, Oakman and Croxton. Nay: None

The board discussed selling obsolete equipment.

Motion by Member Oakman, seconded by Member Miller to approve the call for sealed bids to sell obsolete equipment and for the disposal of equipment in the event no bids are received. After a roll call vote motion carried as follows: Aye: McCleery, Miller, Ferguson, Mendenhall, Oakman and Croxton. Nay: None

Motion by Member Oakman, seconded by Member Mendenhall to designate Farmers 8e Merchants State Bank of Bushnell as the Official Depository for school funds, designate the law firm of Miller, Tracy Braun, Funk and Miller as the District's Legal Counsel and authorize Superintendent Dr. Dinger to supervise the investment of funds. After a roll call vote motion carried as follows: Aye: McCleery, Miller, Ferguson, Mendenhall, Oakman and Croxton. Nay: None

Motion by Member Ferguson, seconded by Member Miller to designate Imprest Balances at $5,000 for the District, $4,000 for the JH/HS and $500 for the Elementary. After a roll call vote motion carried as follows: Aye: McCleery, Miller, Ferguson, Mendenhall, Oakman and Croxton. Nay: None

The Board reviewed the bids for the Driver's Education car. No bids were received on the van. After a roll call vote motion carried as follows: Aye: McCleery, Miller, Ferguson, Mendenhall, Oakman and Croxton. Nay: None

Motion by Member Ferguson, seconded by Member Miller to accept the high bid of $576.00 from Kathy Livingston for the Driver Education car.

The board discussed the Health and Wellness Benefit for staff. Tabled till the December Meeting

Dr. Dinger reviewed the FY19 Audit.

Motion by Member Ferguson, seconded by Member Miller to accept the Audit Report dated September 25, 2019 as submitted by the firm of Cavanaugh, Davies, Blackman and Cramblet. After a roll call vote motion carried as follows: Aye: McCleery, Miller, Ferguson, Mendenhall, Oakman and Croxton. Nay: None

Dr. Dinger reviewed the School Report Card with the Board.

Dr. Dinger reviewed changes to Salary costs due to increase in the teacher minimum salary and increase in the minimum wage.

The Board further discussed making the “Spartan” the district school mascot.

Dr. Dinger reported that safety and security were the focus for the Teacher Institute held on November 1st.

Dr. Dinger presented a Governance, Management and Operations of the Ilinois Quality Frameworks Rubric to the Board.

Motion by Member Miller, seconded by Member Mendenhall to discuss the appointment, employment compensation, discipline, performance or dismissal of specific employees and to discuss a specific student issue. After a roll call vote motion carried as follows: Aye: McCleery, Miller, Ferguson, Mendenhall, Oakman and Croxton. Nay: None

Motion by Ferguson, Second by Miller to approve the Personnel Report (establishing new salary for Chad Sharp for 2019-2020; establishing contract and associated annual salaries for Lisa Webb for 2019-2020, 2020-2021, 2021-2022, 2022-2023, and 2023-2024; establishing new salary for Kathy Dinger for 2019-2020). Roll call vote: Ferguson - aye; Miller - aye; McCleery - aye; Croxton - aye; Oakman - aye; and Mendenhall - aye. Motion carries.

Motion to adjourn meeting by Croxton, Second by Oakman. Voice vote - all in favor.

Motion carries.

Motion by Member Mendenhall, seconded by Member Croxton to adjourn the meeting. After a roll call vote motion carried as follows: Aye: McCleery, Miller, Mendenhall, and Croxton. Nay: None

http://www.bpcschools.org/uploads/8/6/5/0/86503792/regular_meeting_11-19-2019.pdf

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