Warsaw Community Unit School District 316 Board of Education met Oct. 16.
Here is the minutes provided by the board:
The Regular Meeting of the Community Unit School District #316 Board of Education was called to order at 7:01 p.m. on October 16, 2019, by President Ann McMillen.
The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.
On roll call: Mr. Harness, here; Mr. Lawrence, here; Mrs. Cameron, here; Ms. McMillen, here; Mr. Mecklenburg, here; Mr. Baumann, absent; Mr. Lucie, here..
Public Comments to the Agenda
Adoption of Agenda
A motion was made by Mr. Harness, seconded by Mr. Lawrence, to approve the Agenda as is. A voice vote was taken, and the motion passed.
A motion was made by Mr. Mecklenburg, seconded by Ms. McMillen, to approve the Regular and Executive Minutes of September 2019, and open the Regular Minutes to the public. The motion also includes approval of the Sejptember 2019 bills and treasurers report presented at the October 16, 2019 meeting. On roll call: Mrs. Cameron, yes; Ms. McMillen, yes, Mr. Mecklenburg, yes; Mr. Baumann, absent; Mr. Lucie, yes; Mr. Harness, yes; Mr. Lawrence, yes.
Encouraging Words - Mr. Lucie - None.
Mr. Lawrence -- Mr. Lawrence stated that he heard the PSAT testing went smoothly.
Mrs. Cameron - Mrs. Cameron stated that she has heard : many comments about how our Homecoming parade this year was the best one she has ever seen. She thanked Missy Finch for all her work on it.
Ms. McMillen - Ms. McMillen congratulated the band on their great competitions and wished the kids good luck on their upcoming Help-A-Thon.
Scott Baumann - Absent.
Jeff Harness - Mr. Harness congratulated the boys golf team for making it to Sectionals. They finished 6h out of 12 teams,
Mr. Mecklenburg - Mr. Mecklenburg stated that 5 of our band members made it into the ILMEA District Band and that the band had an excellent show at Clark County.
Principals Report - Bill Knowles
Lions Club Donation - Mr. Knowles thanked the Warsaw Lions Club for donating funds to allow teachers to buy supplies for their classrooms. The organization has done this in previous years the teachers really appreciate it.
PTO - The PTO presented us with a purchase of new block letters for our die cut press. They consulted with some of our staff to select the desired font and size for the blocks. We are lucky to have such a supportive PTO.
Illinois Reading Conference - We had 6 teachers attend the conference this year. By all accounts it was a very good conference and teachers were excited to return with new ideas.
Principals Report - Brad Froman
Homecoming Week - The week went really well. The Juniors won the weeks activities. All of the floats looked great this year but the Freshman won. Mr. Froman thanked all of the staff for helping the night of the football game and the storm. Congrats to Vance Cameron and Allie Blint for being chosen as this years King and Queen. Also, a big thanks to Mrs. Finch and the WHS Student Council for an excellent week.
College Fair - I had a chance to attend the college fair in Hamilton this week. They held the event during the day this year and had a great turn out.
Boys Golf - Congrats to our boys gold team for advancing to Sectionals. They finished 6th out of 12 teams.
State Funding – The State currently owes us $65,054.71 in state funding
Boiler Replacement - The high efficiency hot water boilers have arrived and are currently in the process of being installed. The completion date will likely be pushed back due to a delay but we are excited for the project to be started.
Homecoming Game - Mr. Gound thanked Mr. Froman for taking the lead in handling the response to the Tornado Warning during the football game, as well as the administration and staff from Warsaw and Hamilton. He was home sick and could not attend but is glad everything ran smoothly.
Board Discussion and Action
A motion was made by Mr. Harness, seconded by Mrs. Cameron, to approve the September 2019 Financial Report. On roll call: Ms. McMillen, yes; Mr. Mecklenburg, yes, Mr. Baumann, absent; Mr. Lucie, yes; Mr. Harness, yes; Mr. Lawrence, yes; Mrs. Cameron, yes. The motion carried.
A motion was made by Mr. Mecklenburg, seconded by Mr. Lucie, to authorize Supt. Bob : Gound to prepare the 2019 Tax Levy. A voice vote was taken and the motion passed.
A motion was made by Mr. Harness, seconded by Mrs. Cameron, to approve the FY19 audit report. A representative from Gray, Hunter, Sten presented the audit report to the board. A voice vote was taken and the motion passed.
A motion was made by Ms. McMillen, seconded by Mr. Harness, to approve the early graduation list. A voice vote was taken and the motion passed.
A motion was made by Mr. Lucie, seconded by Mr. Lawrence, to approve the 2nd reading of various policy updates and revisions contained in PRESS Issues 100 and 101. A voice vote was taken and the motion passed.
Discussion was held regarding the Illinois Association of School Boards Annual Conference.
Future Meetings - November 20, 2019 7:00 p.m. Regular Board Meeting
Short break taken @7:59 p.m.
A motion was made by Mr. Lucie, seconded by Ms. McMillen to enter into Executive Session at 8:10 p.m. for the purpose of:
1. The appointment, compensation, discipline, performance, or dismissal of specific employees of the district or legal counsel for the District, including hearing testimony on a complaint lodged against an employee or against legal counsel for the District to determine its validity.
2 Litigation, when an action against, affecting or on behalf of the particular 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.
3 Discussion of lawfully closed meeting minutes, whether for purposes of approval by the body of the minutes or semi-annual review of the minutes as mandated by section 2.06 5 ILCS 120/2(c) (21).
4 Student Discipline.
On roll call: Mr. Harness, yes; Mr. Lawrence, yes; Mrs. Cameron, yes; Ms. McMillen, yes; Mr. Mecklenburg, yes; Mr. Baumann, absent; Mr. Lucie, yes.
A motion was made by Ms. McMillen, seconded by Mr. Lucie, to exit Executive Session at 8:51 p.m. On roll call: Mr. McMillen, yes; Mr. Mecklenburg, yes, Mr. Baumann, absent; Mr. Lucie, yes; Mr. Harness, yes; Mr. Lawrence, yes; Mrs. Cameron, yes. The motion carried.
A motion was made by Mr. Harness, seconded by Mr. Mecklenburg to end the meeting at 8:52 p.m. A voice vote was taken and the motion passed.