Robinson Community Unit School District No. 2 Board accepts proposal for underwriting services
Robinson Community Unit School District No. 2 Board of Trustees met Monday, Oct. 17.
The Robinson Community Unit School District No. 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 UNIT SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 2 CRAWFORD COUNTY ROBINSON, ILLINOIS BOARD OF EDUCATION October 17, 2016 CENTRAL OFFICE 7:00 PM - Regular Board Meeting
BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT:
1. Dennis Inboden
Amy Stone - Arrived at 7:15pm
1. Josh Quick - Superintendent 2. Jason Stark - WES Principal 3. Jamie Rains - Special Services Director
1. Carla Sinclair, School Board Secretary
Susan Trimble - CUSD #2 Treasurer Gary Oxford - CUSD#2 Bookkeeper Angie Elliott - CUSD #2 Bookkeeper Randy Harrison - News Media Chris DeWitt - Media Beth Kiger - CUTEA Representative Chris Jobe - CUTEA Representative. Janet Jenkins - RHS Librarian 10.Sarah Hemrich — NMS Librarian 11. Brian Bradbury – Kemper CPA Group
President Inboden called the October Board Meeting to order at 7:00pm. After the pledge and roll call, Inboden welcomed all attending.
A motion was made by Bachelor and seconded by Ecton to approve the consent agenda (including prior minutes (September 19, 2016), closed session minutes (September 19, 2016), Finance Committee minutes (October 12, 2016), September bills payable, treasurer's report, employee attendance report, student attendance report, employments, reassignments, and leave of absences. Roll call vote: Yeas-Meeks, Bachelor, Berty, Ecton, Shew, and Inboden. Nays - none. Motion carried.
By consent motion, the Board approved the following employments:
Ruth Wolfe - NMS Lunchroom Supervisor Elizabeth Yoder - RHS Lunchroom Supervisor Kyle Fuller - RHS Volunteer Assistant Boys' Basketball Jackie Hoalt – WES Reading Aide Casey Walls-RHS Lunchroom Supervisor Robert Ouick - RHS Assistant Drama Gina Mills - RHS Assistant Drama
By consent motion, the Board approved the following reassignments:
Tammy Tennyson - RHS Head Cook/Cafeteria Manager
Sara Fuller - RHS Cook's Helper
Susan Daugherty - RHS Cook's Helper
By consent motion, the Board approved the following leave of absences:
Teri Myers - Effective - 10/4/16- 10/17/16 o Becky O'Dell-Effective through October 31, 2016
By consent motion, the Board approved the PRESS policy revisions:
2:70- Vacancies on the School Board-Filling Vacancies O 7:270 - Administering Medicines to Students O 8:90 - Parent Organizations and Concerns O 8:110 - Public Suggestions and Concerns O 1:20 - School District Organization - District Organization, Operations, and Cooperative Agreements o 1:30 - School District Organization - School District Philosophy O 6:260- Complaints about Curriculum, Instructional Materials, and Programs
By consent motion, the Board approved the resolution to apply for a School Technology Revolving Loan for grades 9-12.
By consent motion, the Board approved May 20, 2017 as the date for RHS graduation.
By consent motion, the Board approved the substitute list for 2016-2017.
By consent motion, the Board approved the 2016-2017 fundraiser list.
By consent motion, the Board approved the agreement with Bushue Human Resources.
UNIT #2 DISTRICT UPDATES/PUBLIC COMMENT:
There were no comments from the general public. There were no comments from CUTEA.
Sarah Hemrich, NMS Librarian and Janet Jenkins, RHS librarian gave a power point presentation. They gave the Board an overview of all the student activities in the libraries at all four schools.
Superintendent Ouick updated the Board on Homeschool Athletic participation. He explained the policy and procedure revisions that will be necessary to implement home school participation. He requested that the Curriculum Committee, Athletic Handbook Committee, and the Policy Committee meet to start the revision process. The Board agreed to his request for committee involvement.
Brian Bradbury from Kemper CPA Group presented the FY16 Audit and Financial Report. Mr. Bradbury reported that the audit was complete and was a clean audit. A motion was made by Stone and seconded by Shew to approve the FY16 Audit and Financial Report. Roll call vote: Yeas - Shew, Bachelor, Meeks, Berty, Ecton, Stone, and Inboden. Nays- none. Motion carried.
Superintendent Ouick explained to the Board that the 2007 Obligation Bonds are callable on December 1, 2016. He stated that there were four responses to the Request for Proposals for underwriting services:
First Midstate Inc.
Stifel, Nicolaus & Company
The Board was given the pros and cons of each proposal. A motion was made by Stone and seconded by Berty to accept the proposal for underwriting services from First Midstate Inc. Roll call vote: Yeas-Stone, Shew, Meeks, Bachelor, Berty, Ecton, and Inboden. Nays- none. Motion carried.
The Board discussed and advised Amy Stone, Voting Delegate, on the resolutions that will be presented at the Delegate Assembly in November.
WES Principal, Jason Stark welcomed all to Washington Elementary School. He wanted the Board to look at the creative projects on the walls of the School. He thanked the WESPTO and community members (Marathon and Hershey) for all of their hard work in helping WES students.
Jamie Rains, Special Services Director, told the Board that she had attended the State Fall Conference for Special Education. She felt the conference was very informative.
NMS Principal, Craig Beals and RHS Principal, Victoria McDonald were attending the State IPA Conference.
Superintendent Ouick Congratulated Troy Hickey on his receiving the prestigious Herman Graves Award at the State IPA Conference.
Janet Jenkins, RHS librarian, received a grant to the LBSS Foundation for nonfiction materials in the amount of $1500.
The RHS Band took 1" place and Grand Champion awards at the Newton Marching Festival.
Mrs. Cheesman, RHS Flag Sponsor, and her flag girls hosted a flag camp with 232 little girls in attendance.
A motion to adjourn the meeting was made by Bachelor and seconded by Shew. Roll call vote: Yeas-Ecton, Stone, Shew, Meeks, Bachelor, Berty, and Inboden. Nays- none. Motion carried. The meeting was adjourned at 8:35pm.
The next regular School Board Meeting will be Monday, November 21, 2016 at 7pm at Lincoln Grade School.
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