Shelbyville Community Unit School District No. 4 Board approves 2016 tax levy, policy updates
Shelbyville Community Unit School District No. 4 Board of Education met Thursday, Dec. 15.
The district is governed by a seven member Board of Education. The doard's office is located at 720 W. Main Street and meets at 1001 W. N. Sixth Street in the Shelbyville High School, Shelbyville, Illinois.\
Here are the minutes as provided by Shelbyville CUSD No. 4:
REGULAR BOARD MEETING December 15th, 2016 at 7:00 P.M. SHELBYVILLE COMMUNITY UNIT SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 4
The Board of Education of Shelbyville Community Unit School District No. 4 met in a Regular Board meeting at 7:00 P.M., Thursday, December 15, 2016 in the Shelbyville High School Cafeteria. Members present: Mike Durbin, Jake Hankins, Gary Hayden, Mark Snider, Ellen Trainor and Rob Bosgraaf. Absent: Scott West
Public Recognition and Communications Kevin Bernson addressed the Board regarding a discipline issue.
Motion: Trainor Seconded: Durbin Motion to enter executive session at 7:01 P.M. Yea - Trainor, Durbin, Hankins, Hayden, Snider Trainor and Bosgraaf. Motion passed.
Motion: Snider Seconded: Hayden Motion to enter regular session at 7:45 P.M. Yea - Snider, Hayden, Hankins, Trainor, Durbin and Bosgraaf. Motion passed.
Board/Administrator's Reports: Shane Schuricht reported:
Remembrance Wreaths: Mr. Ladd's World History and Mrs. Black's Horticulture classes have created a cross-curricular community project. People had the opportunity to purchase one wreath for $12, or two wreaths for $20. If they chose the latter option, the second wreath was placed on the grave of a Veteran in Glenwood Cemetery. Customers could name the grave of the Veteran where the wreath was placed. Students went to Glenwood Cemetery on December 12 to place the wreaths. O FFA/Ag News: Agronomy team competed at Section 19 Agronomy CDE at Lake Land College. They received 2 place and had three students in the top 10 out of 70+ students (Chase Trainor 3rd, Sarah Throneburg 4th, and Ben Stirrett5). O Mrs. Black's BSAA class had 18 chicks that they hatched as part of their poultry unit.
They will be kept in the agroom until Christmas break o Student Council: The Student Council food drive collected 1090 food items and $140. Mrs. Tomlin's 1st period Algebra II class donated the highest percentage and won the classroom breakfast. Student Council is also sponsoring a hall decorating contest between the grade levels and the 12 Days of Christmas contest search. o Principal's Cabinet - "Ram"dom Acts of Kindness Calendar:
The Principal's Cabinet created and promoted a calendar designed on bringing the holiday spirit to Shelbyville High School. Attached is a copy of the calendar, but Some of the daily activities included: Smile all day, post something nice about Someone on Social media, have a conversation with someone new, etc.
Students of the Month:
Senior: Kary Langan, daughter of Mike and Nora Langan Junior: Courtney Lee, daughter of Mike and Bette Lee Sophomore: Nicole Owens, daughter of Lynn and Cynthia Owens Freshman: Juke Jesgarz, son of Pete and Sherri Jesgarz
Tony Pullen reported:
The SHS Cross Country All-State Runners-Senior Tyler Pasley (10th Place, Freshman Ailey Mitchell (19th Place). Girls team finished 17that the State Meet. The Shelbyville High School Volleyball Team recently had the following team members recognized on the Central Illinois All-Conference Team.
1 Team-Maddie Holland & Caylee Wheeler 2*Team – Sydney Miller, Kary Langan & Torre Koontz Shelbyville High School Football players receiving postseason awards include:
Clayton Peterson & Turner Pullen-Illinois High School Football Coaches Association 1 Team All State The Shelbyville High School Football Team recently had the following team members recognized on the Central Illinois All-Conference Team. 1st Team - Dillon Birch & Turner Pullen 2"Team-Jackson Gambrill, Kentrell Beck, Clayton Peterson & Cade Watson Honorable Mention - Cade Watson & Lyle Jefson The High School Girls Basketball Team will be competing in the Arthur Holiday Tournament held on December 21, 22nd & 23. The Shelbyville High School Wrestling team, coached by Greg Harkins, currently has numerous wrestlers ranked at the state level. Those currently ranked include: Daric Austin, Clayton Peterson & Cade Helton The High School Boys Basketball Team will be competing in the Vandalia Holiday Tournament held on December 26th, 27th, 28th & 29th.
Russell Tomblin reported:
TOPS (Treating Others Politely): This month's TOPS students are: 4th- Lilah Bonny
5th- Jordynn Mayhall
6th- Rowdy King
7th- Madison Leonberger
8th- Kelsey Litton PBIS Auction - Our PBIS auction will be held on December 21st. Students will have the opportunity to spend the tickets they earned throughout the semester in a variety of ways including a live auction. Blood Drive-The Moulton Student Council hosted a blood drive on December 5. The event was held at Moulton from 3-7 p.m. We had thirty-two perspective donors attend. Twenty-four were able to participate, just one shy of the goal the students set for their first event.
Fundraiser- The Moulton Principal's Committee met to discuss items to be purchased from the money brought in by the building fundraiser. Decals for main doors and gym mats are two of the main items being considered.
Holiday Concerts The 6th-8th grade bands and choir will perform their holiday concert at 6 p.m. on December 15th. The performance will be held in the high school auditorium. The 4th and 5th grade holiday concert will be held in the high school gym on December 16th at 1:30 p.m.
Dates to Remember:
December 7th- 2 p.m. Dismissal (School Improvement) December 14- Strongman/Magician show
December 21- 2 p.m. Dismissal, End of 1st semester December 22-January 3'- No School
Shannon Shallenberger reported:
Character Pizza Lunch-The following students stood out as having outstanding character in the month of November when our focus was on gratitude: Tori Schrock, Janessa McKittrick, Brayden Hubbard, Sophia Summers, Charlie Russell, Amelia Hammond, Macy Petty, Hailey Ogden, Kenzie Jones, Lizzy Kirkbride, Aylah Logan, and Katie Clabough. Christmas Programs Preschool-Preschool students, parents and teachers celebrated the season tonight during Family Fun Night. The fun began with little ones singing Christmas carols. Next, families played games, enjoyed a snack, made Christmas crafts, visited with Santa, and took a bus ride to see the Festival of Lights. Kindergarten-Kindergarten students performed on Friday, 12/9 for their families directed by Mrs. Charity Astrouski. They sang a few classics like "Santa Claus is Comin' To Town", "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer", "Jingle Bells", and "We Wish You a Merry Christmas" as well as a couple less familiar songs, "I'm a Little Snowman' and "S-A-N-T- Α". 1-3" Grade-Mrs. Miller-Amato was the director for the 1-3" grade Christmas program on Tuesday, 12/13. Family members packed the high school gym to watch students perform "Playing in the Snow' songs. Special thanks to the music and classroom teachers for making our Christmas Programs Such a Success
Upcoming Dates 12/22-1/2 Christmas Break 1/3 Teacher's Institute 1/4 School Resumes
STARS Preschool Expansion Program begins
Sarah Bush Healthy Heroes
Denise Bence reported:
Budget Update: In January we will have a six-month summary. To date we have not received our final categorical payments from the last fiscal year and none for the Current fiscal year. We typically get payments in July and December. General state aid payments have been on time.
Health Life Safety Inspection: The Regional Office of Education and Fire Marshall will be in the district on December 13th to conduct their annual inspection.
Approved by consent agenda were the Open and Closed Minutes of the November 16, 2016 meeting and the November 2016 Expenditure, Payroll, Activity, Revolving Fund and Treasurer's report.
Motion: Hankins Seconded: Trainor Motion to approve the 2016 Tax Levy as proposed. Yea-Hankins, Trainor, Hayden, Snider, Durbin and Bosgraaf. Motion passed.
Seconded: Durbin Motion to approve a resolution abating the taxes heretofore levied for the year 2016 to pay debt service on the General Obligation School Bonds (Alternative Revenue Source), Series 2014, of Community Unit School District Number 4, Shelby County, Illinois. Yea-Trainor, Durbin,
Snider, Hankins, Hayden and Bosgraaf. Motion passed.
Seconded: Hayden Motion to renew Worker's Compensation Insurance with Illinois Public Risk Fund. Yea-Snider,
Hayden, Trainor, Durbin, Hankins and Bosgraaf. Motion passed.
First reading of the following proposed Board Policy updates:
2:120 Board Member Development
2:125 Board Member Compensation; Expenses
2:2OO Types of School Board Meetings
2:220 School Board Meeting Procedures
4:60 Purchases and Contracts
4:1.75 Convicted Child Sex Offender
5:30 Hiring Process and Criteria
5:100 Staff Development Program
5:125 Personal Technology and Social Media; Usage and Conduct
5:185 Family and Medical Leave
5:190 Teacher Oualifications
5:250 Leaves of Absence
5:260 Student Teachers
5:330 Sick Days, Vacation, Holidays, and Leaves
6:15 School Accountability
6:50 School Wellness
6:60 Curriculum Content
6:140 Education of Homeless Children
6:145 Migrant Students
6:160 English Learners
6:170 Title Programs
6:310 High School Credit for Non-District Experiences;
Course Substitutions; Re-entering Students
6:340 Student Testing and Assessment Program
7:15 Student and Family Privacy Rights
7:30 Student Assignment and Intra-District Transfer
7:50 School Admissions and Student Transfers To and From Non-District Schools
7:7O Attendance and Truancy
7:250 Student Support Services
7:260 Exemption from Physical Education
7:305 Student Concussions and Head injuries
7:310 Restriction on Publications; Elementary Schools
7:315 Restrictions on Publications; High Schools
8:30 Visitors to and Conduct on School Property
8:70 Accommodating individuals with Disabilities
Motion: Trainor Seconded: Durbin
Motion to approve a 3-year contract with Apptegy for mobile app development, web design and hosting, and alert messaging. Yea-Trainor, Durbin, Hankins, Hayden, Snider and Bosgraaf. Motion passed.
Shane Schuricht presented the course change recommendations from the high school which input was given from the high school departments and high school assessment data.
Motion: Hayden Seconded: Hankins Motion to enter executive session re: appointment, compensation of specific employee(s) of the School district at 8:30 P.M. Yea-Hayden, Hankins, Durbin, Snider, Trainor and Bosgraaf. Motion passed.
Motion: Durbin Seconded: Hayden Motion to enter into regular session at 8:45 P.M. Yea-Durbin, Hayden, Hankins, Snider, Trainor and Bosgraaf. Motion passed.
Motion: Hankins Seconded: Trainor Motion to approve Jackie Rodman as a 3-hour bus driver replacing Ross Freier effective December 16th, 2016. Yea - Hankins, Trainor, Hayden, Snider, Durbin and Bosgraaf. Motion passed.
Motion: Snider Seconded: Trainor Motion to approve Heather Townsend as a Preschool Expansion Grant Patient Educator effective January 4, 2017. Yea - Snider, Trainor, Hayden, Durbin, Hankins and Bosgraaf. Motion passed.
Motion: Trainor Seconded: Hankins Motion to approve upholding the suspension of attendance at School events for School visitor. Yea-Trainor, Hankins, Hayden and Bosgraaf. Nay - Durbin and Snider. Motion passed.
Motion: Hayden Seconded: Durbin Motion to adjourn at 8:47 P.M. Yea-Hayden, Durbin, Trainor, Hankins, Snider and Bosgraaf. Motion passed.
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720 West Main Street
Shelbyville, IL 62565