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St. Joseph-Ogden High School District 305 board approves motions at meeting

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By East Central Reporter Reports | Jul 10, 2016


The St. Joseph-Ogden High School District 305 board of education met Monday, May 23.

Here are the meeting minutes as provided by the St. Joseph-Ogden CHSD 305 board of education: 

St. Joseph-Ogden CHSD 305 Board of Education Discipline Hearing

May 23, 2016

8:00 PM

Board of Education Conference Room

Superintendent’s Office

St. Joseph-Ogden High School

Minutes

1. CALL TO ORDER

Meeting called to order at 8:25 p.m. by president James Rein

2. ROLL CALL

Present: Rein, Reese, McCormick, McDermott, Taylor, Schluter

Absent: Mohr

Also Present: Brian Brooks, Superintendent; Gary Page, Principal; Bradon Smith, Assistant Principal; Student #S740855 accompanied by father and mother

MOTION: McCormick

SECOND: Schluter

TO: appoint the school board president, James Rein, to preside over the hearing

VOTING YES: 6

VOTING NO: 0

MOTION CARRIED

3. CLOSED SESSION to discuss a student discipline case pursuant to 5 ILCS

120/2(c)(9)

MOTION: Rein

SECOND: Schluter

TO: convene in closed session at 8:26 p.m. to discuss a student disciplinary case pursuant to 5 ILCS 120/2(c)(9)

VOTING YES: Reese, McDermott, Schluter, McCormick, Taylor, Rein

VOTING NO:

MOTION CARRIED

Open session resumed at 9:05 p.m.

MOTION: Rein

SECOND: McDermott

TO: find that student #S740855 violated school rules by purchasing, selling, exchanging, and consuming behavior altering substances on school property during school hours so as to warrant disciplinary action. These actions are considered to be gross misconduct by student #S740855 and the student is therefore open to possible expulsion.

VOTING YES: Rein, Reese, Taylor, Schluter, McCormick, McDermott

VOTING NO:

MOTION CARRIED

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MOTION: Rein

SECOND: McDermott

TO: reconvene in closed session at 9:07 p.m. pursuant to 5 ILCS

120/2(c)(9) to determine what, if any, discipline might be appropriate for student #S740855

VOTING YES: McCormick, Reese, Taylor, McDermott, Schluter, Rein

VOTING NO:

MOTION CARRIED

Open session resumed at 9:37 p.m. Same parties present.

4. ACTION regarding student discipline

Mr. Rein asked student #S740855 and the parents if they understood Mr. Page’s recommendation; they all said that they did.

MOTION: Rein

SECOND: McDermott

TO: find that student #S740855 be expelled from St. Joseph-Ogden

High School for a period of one year beginning May 26, 2016 with the expulsion to be held in abeyance for the 2016-2017 school year if the student attends READY Alternative School and completes graduation requirements no later than the conclusion of the 2016-2017 school year.

VOTING YES: Taylor, Rein, McCormick, Reese, McDermott, Schluter

VOTING NO:

MOTION CARRIED

Mr. Rein asked the student and his parents if they understood the motion. The student’s mother said that she did not. Mr. Brooks explained further that any scenario other than the student completing graduation requirements through READY results in an expulsion showing on the student record.

5. ADJOURNMENT

MOTION: Rein

SECOND: Schluter

TO: adjourn at 9:43 p.m.

VOTING YES: 6

VOTING NO: 0

MOTION CARRIED

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