Jasper County Community Unit School District 1 Board met Aug. 19.
Here is the minutes provided by the board:
Following is a summary of minutes of a regular meeting of the Board of Education of Jasper County Community Unit School District No. 1 held in the Board of Education offices, Monday, August 19, 2019. Board members present were Mr. Gordon Millsap, Mr. Jon Fulton, Mrs. Mandy Rieman, Mr. Bill Meinhart, Mr. Jason Kuhl and Mrs. Holly Farley. Members absent: None.
All votes are considered unanimous unless otherwise noted.
Gordon Millsap called the meeting to order.
The agenda was amended to add IX E. approval of FY20’ tentative budget and XI 2. approval of the resignation of a dishwasher at NCHS.
The board went into executive session at 4:33pm for 5 ILCS 120/2 ( c) (1) – To consider information regarding appointment, employment or dismissal of individual employees, 5 ILCS 120 /2 ( c ) ( 5) Purchase or lease of real property and closed session to discuss/interview candidates for the open board seat.
Approval to return to open session at 7:35pm.
Approval to appoint Rob Street to serve out the term of the vacated board member seat until the next board election in April 2021. Rob along with Gordon Millsap, Board President read the Oath of Office.
Mr. Johnson updated the board of the next building committee meeting being August 26 at 6:30p.m. Chris Parr and the architect will get numbers on what it will take to get Ste. Marie Elementary up to standards. Regarding the School Report Card update, all is heading in the right direction even with several staff changes. Jamie Sandschafer, Pre-K teacher along with Kathy Johnson, Pre-K Administrator were present to inform the Board of the Preschool for All program receiving the Gold Circle of Quality Award from the Illinois State Board of Education. There are several factors involved such as monitoring results, on site visits, program administration, etc. This is the third time we have received this reward. Congratulations to Mrs. Sandschafer and Mrs. Terri Wolf, Pre-K Aide for the great work! What a great achievement!
Gordon asked for recognition of guests and public comments. There were none.
Approval of the amended consent agenda by pulling (G) soccer agreement:
Regular and closed session minutes for July 15, 2019.
Bills and payroll.
Presentment of monthly financial reports.
Destruction of closed session recordings for August 16, 2017.
Patty Gillespie as a volunteer at Ste. Marie Elementary and Cheyenee Brickner and Austin Ferrari as NCHS band volunteers all beginning immediately.
Donations: $2,000 for the R.E.A.D. Program from an anonymous donor and $8,689.78 from Eagle for Life for the NCHS STEAM Lab. Many thanks for these donations.
Approval of the Contract with the Jasper County Health Department for counseling services for 2019-2020.
Approval of the Collaborative Agreement with Embarass River Basin Agency Head Start for 2019-2020.
Books declared as surplus due to new Math and Science series.
Approval of a 1 year soccer complex agreement with 4THEKIDS,LLC. Ayes: Meinhart, Street, Kuhl, Rieman, Fulton, Millsap. Nays: None. Abstain: Farley. Motion carried 6-1.
Approval of a Resolution with People’s State Bank to purchase 8 new school buses. These should arrive in September.
Approval for the NCHS Choir to take a trip to Niagara Falls/Toronto/Montreal/Quebec Canada in the Spring of 2022.
Approval of a purchase agreement with EIU to provide support services in the EIU Grow Your Own Rural Teacher program from 8/15/2019 and ending 12/1/2019.
Approval of dissemination agent agreement, this allows PMA, the district financial advisor, to act as dissemination agent for the District for any filings that need to be made on the EMMA website.
Approval of the FY20’ tentative budget which will be on layover in the Unit Office for 30 calendar days.
In order to meet the 30 day layover of the tentative budget, the September board meeting will be held Tuesday, September 17, 2019 at 6:30pm.
Approval of Policies for Five Year Review – Final Reading and Adoption.
2:110 School Board - Qualifications, Term, and Duties of Board Officers
2:140 School Board - Communications To and From the Board
2:230 School Board - Public Participation at School Board Meetings and Petitions to the Board.
2:240 School Board - Board Policy Development
3:10 General School Administration - Goals and Objectives
3:60 General School Administration - Administrative Responsibility of the Building Principal
4:20 Operational Services - Fund Balances
4:90 Operational Services - Activity Funds
5:35 General Personnel - Compliance with the Fair Labor Standards Act
5:40 General Personnel - Communicable and Chronic Infectious Disease
5:130 General Personnel - Responsibilities Concerning Internal Information
5:180 General Personnel - Temporary Illness or Temporary Incapacity
5:310 Educational Support Personnel - Compensatory Time-Off
6:40 Instruction - Curriculum Development
6:110 Instruction - Programs for Students At Risk of Academic Failure and/or Dropping Out of School and Graduation Incentives Program
6:340 Instruction - Student Testing and Assessment Program
7:170 Students - Vandalism
Approval of the resignation of Lori Smith, Special Education Secretary and JoAnn Wade as NCHS/JCJH dishwasher both effective immediately.
Approval of the resignation of Jamee Baltzell as JCJH basketball cheer sponsor effective immediately.
Approval of Kathy Johnson as Pre-K/Kindergarten Administrator starting with the 2019-2020 school year
Approval to transfer Stacey Goebel from Transportation Secretary to Special Education Secretary immediately and for Lori Smith to transition the new secretary for Special Education part-time on an hourly rate.
Approval of a leave of absence for Kristie Finley, elementary teacher, from October 12, 2019 through November 4, 2019.
Approval to advertise for a JCJH Basketball Cheer Sponsor to start with the 2019-2020 school year.
Approval for the Superintendent to hire staff through September 17, 2019.
Meeting adjourned at 8:06pm.