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Greenfield Community Unit School District No. 10 Board of Education met December 16

By Philip Gonzales | Mar 21, 2020

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Greenfield Community Unit School District No. 10 Board of Education met Dec. 16.

Here is the minutes provided by the board:

The Board of Education of Greenfield Community Unit School District No. 10 met in regular session, in the Administrative Office.

1. President Rodney Knittel called the regular meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. Upon roll call the following members were present: Josh Roberts, Chris Goode, Joe Kinser, Chris Weller, Elliott Turpin, Brandi Rynders and Rodney Knittel. Also present were Superintendent Kevin Bowman, Beth Burrow, Ron Plogger and Becky McClelland.

2. Rynders motioned and Kinser seconded to approve the agenda as presented. Upon roll call Weller, Rynders, Goode, Kinser, Roberts, Turpin and Knittel voted “Aye”. Motion carried.

3. Kinser motioned and Rynders seconded to approve the November 18, 2019 regular meeting minutes as presented. Upon roll call Roberts, Weller, Turpin, Goode, Kinser, Rynders and Knittel voted “Aye”. Motion carried.

4. Roberts motioned and Rynders seconded to approve the consent agenda as presented. Upon roll call Turpin, Rynders, Weller, Roberts, Goode, Kinser and Knittel voted “Aye”. Motion carried. (See Exhibit No. 1 attached to the Official Minutes)

5. District Highlights – Superintendent Bowman reported that the Elementary recently competed in the Literary Contest and received twenty-four first places and three second places. Bowman congratulated the coaches and participants.

6. Beth Burrow gave a power point presentation on an opportunity to purchase a facility for use in the agricultural program. The property consists of 3.3 acres with two buildings. Burrow is asking the BOE to purchase the property and pay the utility bills. Burrow will apply for grants to start up the livestock program on the property, repairs, labor and all supplies needed. Superintendent Bowman, Assistant Superintendent of the Regional Office of Education Chad Hoesmann, and Burrow toured the property and noted it was in fairly good shape with concerns for the water situation. BOE consensus was for Burrow to pursue talks with the property manager with a proposal of $20,000 for the property. Turpin advised her to remind the manager that the BOE had to approve the purchase/contract.

7. Ron Plogger reported on Transportation/Facilities:

-Dirt work needed around all buildings for water run-off

-Elementary fence is in progress -Summer 2020 work

8. Superintendent Bowman led a discussion on Health, Life and Safety projects needed.

This list must be finalized to move forward with District Architect Tony Audo. Bowman also needs BOE permission to apply for a State funded maintenance grant. Bowman’s suggestion was to remove the locker room upgrades from the Health, Life and Safety list and pursue the maintenance grant for this project. Discussion followed concerning the cost of the bond, the effect on the tax rate and whether or not to tackle all the projects with one large bond.

Consensus was that the building roofs, window replacement at the high school and the high school chairlift replacement were the highest priority and must be completed as soon as possible.

All items were approved except high school locker room, high school tuck-pointing, and high school concrete work. These items can be addressed with sales tax dollars in the future.

9. Elliott Turpin reported on the Greenfield Foundation for Educational Excellence. The treasurer’s report shows a balance of $10,083.73. Brad Walker was the grand prize winner of the raffle. The next meeting will be held on January 22, 2020 and the next fund-raiser will be the annual Pork Chop dinner on Sunday, March 22, 2020.

10. Superintendent Bowman reported:

-District Enrollment and Discipline update (See Exhibit No. 2 attached to the Official Minutes)

-Prairie State Insurance Cooperative meeting was held and the District will be receiving a refund on the workers comp policy (See Exhibit No. 3 attached to the Official Minutes)

-Reassign John Goode from head baseball coach to asst. coach

-Reassign Jacob McEvers from asst. baseball coach to head coach

-Hire Kristie Ornellas as head softball coach

-Accept resignation of Susie Dalton as teacher aide

-Reviewed the annual District Accomplishments, Additions and Changes -Presented the annual Post Compliance Report (See Exhibit No. 4 attached to the Official Minutes)

-Reviewed the fall sports coop invoice (See Exhibit No. 5 attached to the Official Minutes)

No Executive Session was held

11. Turpin motioned and Goode seconded to adopt the tax levy as presented. Upon roll call Weller, Rynders, Kinser, Roberts, Turpin, Goode and Knittel voted “Aye”. Motion carried. (See Exhibit No. 6 attached to the Official Minutes)

12. Rynders motioned and Kinser seconded to reassign John Goode from High School Boys’ Head Baseball Coach to Assistant Coach. Upon roll call Rynders, Kinser, Roberts, Turpin, Goode, Weller and Knittel voted “Aye”. Motion carried.

13. Roberts motioned and Rynders seconded to reassign Jacob McEvers from High School Boys’ Assistant Baseball Coach to Head Coach. Upon roll call Kinser, Roberts, Turpin, Goode, Weller, Rynders and Knittel voted “Aye”. Motion carried.

14. Kinser motioned and Weller seconded to hire Kristie Ornellas as High School Girls’ Head Softball Coach. Upon roll call Roberts, Turpin, Goode, Weller, Rynders, Kinser and Knittel voted “Aye”. Motion carried.

15. Rynders motioned and Kinser seconded to accept the notice of retirement from Susan Dalton effective the end of the school year. Upon roll call Turpin, Goode, Weller, Rynders, Kinser, Roberts and Knittel voted “Aye”. Motion carried.

16. There was no action on Transportation.

17. Turpin motioned and Weller seconded to approve the proposed list of Health, Life, Safety repairs as presented with the removal of locker room renovations, tuck-pointing and replacement of path to egress. Upon roll call Weller, Rynders, Kinser, Roberts, Turpin, Goode and Knittel voted “Aye”. Motion carried. (See Exhibit No. 7 attached to the Official Minutes)

18. Roberts motioned and Weller seconded to adopt the list of board policies as presented. Upon roll call Rynders, Kinser, Roberts, Turpin, Goode, Weller and Knittel voted “Aye”. Motion carried. (See Exhibit No. 8 attached to the Official Minutes)

19. Turpin motioned and Goode seconded to approve the resolution abating the taxes levied for the year 2019 to pay debt service on the General Obligation School bonds (Alternate Revenue Source) Series 2017. Upon roll call Weller, Rynders, Kinser, Roberts, Turpin, Goode and Knittel voted “Aye”. Motion carried. (See Exhibit No. 9 attached to the Official Minutes)

20. A thank you was read from the family of Connie Tharp and Passavant Area Hospital for the memorial given in her name.

21. Rynders motioned and Kinser seconded to adjourn the meeting at 9:00 p.m.

http://www.greenfieldschools.org/files/minutes/2019/Board%20Minutes%2012-16-2019.pdf

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