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
Board of Education Conference Room
St. Joseph-Ogden High School
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
Also Present: Brian Brooks, Superintendent; Gary Page, Principal; Bradon Smith, Assistant Principal; Student #S740855 accompanied by father and mother
TO: appoint the school board president, James Rein, to preside over the hearing
VOTING YES: 6
VOTING NO: 0
3. CLOSED SESSION to discuss a student discipline case pursuant to 5 ILCS
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
Open session resumed at 9:05 p.m.
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
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
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.
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
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.
TO: adjourn at 9:43 p.m.
VOTING YES: 6
VOTING NO: 0