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Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Central A&M Community Unit School District 21 Board of Education met September 17

By East Central Reporter Reports | Oct 4, 2019


Central A&M Community Unit School District 21 Board of Education met Sept. 17.

Here is the minutes provided by the board:

Central A&M Community Unit District 21

Regular MeetingSeptember 17, 2018

The Regular Meeting of the Board of Education of the Central A&M Community Unit District #21 in the counties of Shelby, Christian and Macon counties, Illinois was duly called and held on the 17th day of September, 2018 at the Central A&M Middle School, within the boundaries of the district.

Board Vice President Brock Boltz called the meeting to order at 7:00 pm, and Secretary Tim Dowd called the roll. Members answering present were Tim Dowd, Brian Hanley, Scott Hilton, Craig Plain, Brock Boltz, and Chris Just. Josh Burgener arrived at 7:13 pm

Also Present were: Dr. DeAnn Heck, Charles Brown, David Fitzgerald, Joanne Coady and Rick Hauffe.

Also present were: Kay Jordan and Tim Aberle.

The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Kay Jordan.

PUBLIC AND EMPLOYEE COMMENTS OR QUESTIONS

A.Students of Excellence – None

B.Citizens’ Agenda – None

C.Teacher Talk – MS Science - Kay Jordan shared her experience at the workshop sponsored by the Illinois Petroleum Resource Board. Trish Koonce also participated in the workshop for Elementary, MS and HS Math and Science instructors. They brought back a tub of materials and curriculum valued at around $1000 and were given instruction on Production, Drilling and Fracking. They also toured a refinery in Indiana.

D.Requests for the Use of Facilities to be Added to the Agenda.

a. VFW Auxillary- MS Lobby and Parking lot, Oct. 25th from 3:30 to 6:30 for fundraiser/drive up dinner. 6-8 people.

E.Items to be Added to the Current Agenda – None

REPORTS FROM DISTRICT ADMINISTRATORS

ELEMENTARY NEWS

ENROLLMENTS:

Bond: K-2142Pre-K -2177

Gregory:3-5130

BREAKFAST IN THE CLASSROOM: Breakfast in the classrooms at Bond and Gregory is going very well. Students and teachers are getting used to the new routine and we are very pleased with the program.

SAFETY DRILLS: Bond and Gregory students have participated in two of the three mandatory fire drills required by the state. The third drill will be in October and will include the fire department from each town. The students have also been through bus safety drills during PE classes.

EARLY DISMISSAL: Wednesday September 19th we will have an early dismissal. Bond and Gregory teachers will listen to a rep from McGraw Hill on the Redbird Math component of our new Math curriculum.

HIGH SCHOOL

School year 2018-2019 just began, and the students are already gearing up for the back-to-back weeks of Pink Week and Homecoming! We are finally getting into a routine of full days of school, and the Raiders are beginning to rise to the task of a new year.

As of September 13, our enrollment totals: Freshmen 62; Sophomores 46; Juniors 55; Seniors 62. Total: 225. We had one junior leave to be home schooled, while another junior, who was previously home-schooled, is scheduled to return to school today.

Here are a few other notes from the High School:

Congratulations to choir members Elise Miller, Alaina Morse, Hunter Mott, Isaac Nidiffer, Aden Sanders, and Hailey Wilson for being selected to the 2018 Millikin Vocal Festival! These singers will be a part of a 300 voice choir made up of schools from 4 different states. The festival takes place over two days with a concert presented at Kirkland Fine Arts Center on Monday, September 17 at 4:30 PM. Congratulations to these vocalists!

Volleyball Lady Raiders go 3-2 today at LSA tourney; falling to Okaw Valley & Unity and defeating Eisenhower in pool play, then defeating Okaw Valley & MacArthur to win the consolation. Way to fight back! Congrats to Allie Dunn for making All-tournament team!!!!

Raider football team is 2-1 overall and 0-1 in the Central Illinois Conference as of Sept. 13. Central A&M played at Warrensburg-Latham Friday, which was televised by CW23 as part of their Friday Night Rivals series.

The Raiders' Freshman Volleyball team spent September 1 at the Sangamon Valley Tournament. Central A&M finished 1-3 on the day of volleyball.

Evidence shows that student involvement in extra-curricular clubs and activities leads to more academic success. To help our Raiders find a connection, Central A&M High School held its 2nd Activity Fair during Study Hall Friday.

Students were able to learn about a variety of clubs and activities from student leaders. Sign ups were available.

Great to see Raiders reaching out to make the most of high school.

A couple Raiders enjoyed a little success on the lake this past weekend. Senior Austin Sloan and Junior Connor Hutchins placed third in the bass tournament on Lake Decatur. They walked away with some nice prizes. This is the first of three tournaments which will crown a champion.

A big shout out of thanks to the people from Assumption who are providing ambulance service for our home football games this year. Raider Nation deeply appreciates your time and service to the safety of the student-athletes. So blessed in Raider Nation.

Central A&M High School is pleased to announce our new athletic trainer, Mike Guddendorf. Guddendorf is a graduate of Yorkville High School and Millikin University. He is provided to us through services of Decatur Memorial Hospital. Mike begins his duties tonight with the home varsity football game vs. Westville. When you see him at our games and practices, please give him a warm welcome to Raider Nation. Welcome, Mike!

Cross Country team continues to improve after running at invitationals in Rochester and Shelbyville. Central A&M competed in Tuscola this past Saturday.

FFA is also off to a great start with their annual kickoff cookout.

KEMMERER VILLAGE

DCFS: 12School/ court/ DJJ/ mental health grant: 12

We are still getting new files on students each week and placing new students.

Soccer season is underway. Students are enjoying the games.

Volleyball season will be starting shortly. Students are practicing volleyball skills.

We have implemented several new incentives this year, most of the kids seem excited about them.

We have 6 students attending CAM High School for ½ day schedule. Things have been going very smooth for them. They really seem to like being in town. They are looking forward to participating in homecoming activities.

FINANCIAL REPORT – Rick Hauffe

EXECUTIVE SESSION (CLOSED MEETING)

A motion was made by Craig Plain and seconded by Chris Just to enter into Executive Session

for Discussion of Matters Relating to Employment, Compensation or Other Matters Appropriate for Closed Session as Mandated per 5 ILCS120/2-Motion.. The roll was called and members answered as follows: Dowd, aye, Hanley, aye, Burgener, aye, Hilton, aye, Boltz, aye, Plain, aye, Just, aye. Motion passed 7-0 and the Board entered Closed Session at 7:31 pm.

RETURN TO OPEN SESSION

A motion was made by Chris Just and seconded by Brian Hanley to return to open session at 7:51 pm. The roll was called and members answered as follows: Dowd, aye, Hanley, aye, Burgener, aye, Hilton, aye, Boltz, aye, Plain, aye, Just, aye. Motion passed 7-0

ADOPT AGENDA-MOTION

A motion was made by Scott Hilton and seconded by Craig Plain to adopt the agenda as presented. The roll was called and members answered as follows: Dowd, aye, Hanley, aye, Burgener, aye, Hilton, aye, Boltz, aye, Plain, aye, Just, aye. Motion passed 7-0

CONSENT AGENDA-MOTION

A.Approval of the Minutes of the Regular Meeting – August 20, 2018

B.Approval of the Minutes of the Executive Session of August 20, 2018

C.Approval of the Payment of Current Bills

A motion was made by Brian Hanley and seconded by Chris Just to approve the consent agenda as presented. The roll was called and members answered as follows: Dowd, aye, Hanley, aye, Burgener, aye, Hilton, aye, Boltz, aye, Plain, aye, Just, aye. Motion passed 7-0

ITEMS FOR DISCUSSION AND/OR ACTION

A.Employment Needs of the District

i. Retirement/Resignation of Bond School Custodian.

A motion was made by Craig Plain and seconded by Scott Hilton to Approve the Retirement/Resignation of Joe Stickle as Bond Custodian effective December 31, 2018 as presented. The roll was called and members answered as follows: Dowd, aye, Hanley, aye, Burgener, aye, Hilton, aye, Boltz, aye, Plain, aye, Just, aye. Motion passed 7-0

ii. Resignation of Varsity Baseball Coach

A motion was made by Scott Hilton and seconded by Craig Plain to Approve the resignation of Chad Carroll as Varsity Baseball Coach effective immediately as presented. The roll was called and members answered as follows: Dowd, aye, Hanley, aye, Burgener, aye, Hilton, aye, Boltz, aye, Plain, aye, Just, aye. Motion passed 7-0

iii. Resignation of JV Baseball Coach

A motion was made by Brock Boltz and seconded by Brian Hanley to Approve the Resignation of Anderson Himes as Junior Varsity Baseball Coach effective immediately as presented. The roll was called and members answered as follows: Dowd, aye, Hanley, aye, Burgener, aye, Hilton, aye, Boltz, aye, Plain, aye, Just, aye. Motion passed 7-0

iv. Approval to hire 7th Grade Boys BB Coach

A motion was made by Brock Boltz and seconded by Scott Hilton to Approve Shawn McQuire as 7th Grade Boys BB Coach as presented. The roll was called and members answered as follows: Dowd, aye, Hanley, aye, Burgener, aye, Hilton, aye, Boltz, aye, Plain, aye, Just, aye. Motion passed 7-0

B.Approval of the 91st National FFA Convention Trip

A motion was made by Craig Plain and seconded by Chris Just to Approve the 91st National FFA Convention in Indianapolis, IN from October 24th, 2018 to October 27th, 2018 as presented. The roll was called and members answered as follows: Dowd, aye, Hanley, aye, Burgener, aye, Hilton, aye, Boltz, aye, Plain, aye, Just, aye. Motion passed 7-0

C.Approval of the 2018 “BUILD” FFA Conference.

A motion was made by Chris Just and seconded by Scott Hilton to Approve the 2018 “BUILD” FFA Conference from November 9, 2018 to November 10, 2018 for four freshman FFA students as presented. The roll was called and members answered as follows: Dowd, aye, Hanley, aye, Burgener, aye, Hilton, aye, Boltz, aye, Plain, aye, Just, aye. Motion passed 7-0

D.Approval of 5th Grade Camping Trip

A motion was made by Craig Plain and seconded by Chris Just to Approve the 5th Grade trip to Camp Maranatha in Ramsey on October 4-5, 2018 as presented. The roll was called and members answered as follows: Dowd, aye, Hanley, aye, Burgener, aye, Hilton, aye, Boltz, aye, Plain, aye, Just, aye. Motion passed 7-0

E.Committee Items for Discussion

Student and District Activities

a. Budget Hearing/Board Approval of Budget on September 27. 2018 – 6:00 pm

b. Enrollment

Bond – 142 + (40 PreK) = 182

Gregory – 129

MS – 168

HS – 225

Kemmerer – 24

Total – 728

Number for EBF – 664 (no PreK, no KV)

Building and Grounds

Unit Office discussion – on agenda for October

Transportation – None

F.Consideration of Requests for the Use of Facilities

1. Use of HS Gym for “Basketball Instruction”- Various dates through September and October (approved by AD), 6:30-7:30 pm.

A motion was made by Craig Plain and seconded by Scott Hilton to Approve the Requests for the Use of Facilities as presented. The roll was called and members answered as follows: Dowd, aye, Hanley, aye, Burgener, aye, Hilton, aye, Boltz, aye, Plain, aye, Just, aye. Motion passed 7-0

G.Additions to the Agenda

1. Approve VFW Auxillary Drive up Dinner

A motion was made by Brian Hanley and seconded by Chris Just to approve the Additions to the Agenda as presented. The roll was called and members answered as follows: Dowd, aye, Hanley, aye, Burgener, aye, Hilton, aye, Boltz, aye, Plain, aye, Just, aye. Motion passed 7-0

H.Correspondence - Secretary Tim Dowd read a Thank You note from Ann Collins.

I.Announcement/Reminder of Workshops/Meetings/Etc.

a. Abe Lincoln Division Meeting- Rochester, October 4th, 2018

b. Triple I Conference – Chicago November 15-18, 2018

ADJOURNMENT

A motion was made by Craig Plain and seconded by Chris Just to adjourn the meeting at 8:12 pm. The roll was called and members answered as follows: Dowd, aye, Hanley, aye, Burgener, aye, Hilton, aye, Boltz, aye, Plain, aye, Just, aye. Motion passed 7-0

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