Robinson Community Unit School District No. 2 Board approves preliminary 2016 tax levy
Robinson Community Unit School District No. 2 Board of Trustees met Monday, Nov. 21.
The Robinson Community Unit School District 2 board includes seven members who are responsible for adopting, enforcing and monitoring all policies for the management and governance of the district’s four schools.
Here are the minutes as provided by Robinson CUSD No. 2:
COMMUNITY UNTSCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 2 CRAWFORD COUNTY ROBINSON, ILLINOIS BOARD OF EDUCATION
REGULAR MEETING NOVEMBER 21, 2016 LINCON GRADE SCHOOL 7pm - Regular Meeting
BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT:
Dennis ln boden Amy Stone Billi Ecton Nancy Berty Stacey Shew Greg Bachelor
BOARD MEMBERS ABSENT:
Josh Ouick, Superintendent Jason Stark, WES Principal Kathy Bemont, LGS Principal Craig Beals --NMS Principal Janis Daugherty - Assistant RHS Principal Jamie Rains - Special Services Director
Carla Sinclair, School Board Secretary Gary Oxford - CUSD#2 Bookkeeper Angie Elliott - CUSD #2 Bookkeeper Randy Harrison - Newspaper Michelle Pinkston - CUTEA Representative Anne Schrey - CUTEA Representative Mindy Evans-LGSTeacher Mandy Cooley - RHS Guidance Counselor
President Inboden called the November regular board meeting to order at 7pm. After pledge and roll call, Inboden welcomed at attending. The Board thanked LGS for hosting the November Board Meeting.
A motion was made by Ecton and seconded by Bachelor to approve the consent agenda (including prior minutes (October 17, 2016), Finance Committee Minutes (November 2, 2016), Finance Committee Minutes (November 15, 2016), November bills payable, treasurer's report, employee attendance report, student attendance report, employments, reassignments, and leave of absences). Roll call vote: Yeas - Bachelor, Berty, Stone, Ecton, Shew, and Inboden. Nays - none. Motion carried.
UNIT #2 DISTRICT UPDATES/PUBLIC COMMENT: There were no comments from the public. Anne Schrey, CUTEA Representative, welcomed everyone to LGS and announced that LGS is surviving the holidays.
By consent motion, the Board approved the following employments:
Rick Johnson - RHS Assistant Baseball-Effective 11/21/2016 e Dale Mendenhall - RHS Volunteer Assistant Baseball-Effective - 11/21/2016
Clint Corder - RHS Volunteer Assistant Softball-Effective - o Kevin Johnson - RHS Volunteer Assistant Softball-Effective - 11/21/2016 o Dan Gallion -8" Grade Team Leader - Split Stipend-Effective 11/21/2016
By consent motion, the Board approved the following reassignments:
Jamie Waggoner - RHS Special Education Paraprofessional-Effective - 1/4/2017
By consent motion, the Board approved the following leaves of absence:
Kasey Robinson - WES Kindergarten Teacher - Effective 11/4/16-3/30/17 o Antje Pippin - RHS Guidance Secretary - Effective - 10/26/16-11/4/16
By consent motion, the Board approved the Worker's Compensation insurance
Renewal with PRF from January 1, 2017 - June 30, 2018.
Superintendent Ouick and the Board discussed the policy changes, Athletic Handbook changes, and the RHS Registration Manual changes that would have to be updated and considered for the implementation of home school athletic participation.
Superintendent Ouick presented the Preliminary FY 2016 Tax Levy Report. The recommendation from Superintendent Ouick and Treasurer Susan Trimble was to levy $14,345,000.00 or an increase of 27.63%. A motion was made by Stone and seconded by Berty to approve the preliminary tax levy report and schedule a Truth in Taxation Hearing prior to the December Board meeting. Roll call vote: Yeas - Bachelor, Stone, Shew, Berty, Ecton, and Inboden. Nays - none. Motion carried.
A motion was made by Shew and seconded by Ecton to direct Superintendent Quick and Treasurer Trimble to seek proposals from local lenders for a K-8 technology loan in the amount of $104,000.00 to be used by WES, LGS, and NMS. Roll call vote: Yeas - Shew, Bachelor, Berty, Ecton, Stone, and Inboden. Nays none. Motion carried.
A motion was made by Stone and seconded by Bachelor to approve the Risk Management Plan. Roll call vote: Yeas - Stone, Shew, Bachelor, Berty, Ecton, and Inboden. Nays- none. Motion carried.
A motion was made by Berty and seconded by Shew to approve the lease/service agreement with Cintas for 11 Automatic External Defibrillators. Roll call vote: Yeas - Berty, Ecton, Stone, Shew, Bachelor, and Inboden. Nays - none. Motion carried.
Board Members who attended the Chicago IASB Conference on November 1820, 2016 discussed the various sessions that they attended.
Superintendent Ouick explained to the Board that CUTEA has requested to begin contract negotiations.
RHS Principal, Victoria McDonald, sent a flyer with the following RHS accomplishments:
o Engineering Team placed 5" in competition at the Marshall Engineering Contest
o Teamouest team placed 1' and will moving on to the next level of competition o RHS Beta Club will be inducting 50 new members on November 23, 2016 at 1 pm e Voice of Democracy Contest winners, sponsored by VFW:
1. Morgan Graupmann
2. Brendan Inboden
3. Abby Ferris o RHS Band did a fantastic job at the Christmas parade.
o RHS staff on the participation for the Active Shooter Exercise held on November 18, 2016
LGS Principal, Kathy Bemont, told the Board that two 3" graders and two 4" graders placed 3" at the Teamquest competition. She also told the Board about the successful performance and attendance of the th grade musical, "Willie Wonka, Jr".
Mr. Stark wanted the Board to know that the police are making a bigger presence at each school due to the recommendation of Police Chief Chad Weaver.
A motion to adjourn the meeting was made by Bachelor and seconded by Ecton. Roll call vote: Yeas-Ecton, Stone, Shew, Bachelor, Berty, and Inboden. Naysnone. Motion carried. The meeting was adjourned at 8:56pm.
The next regular school board meeting will be held on Monday, December 19, 2016 at 7:00pm at the Central Office, 1301 North Allen Street. A Truth in Taxation Hearing will be held at 6:45 pm.
Dennis Inboden, School Board President
Carla Sinclair, School Board Secretary