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Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Central A&M Community Unit School District 21 Board of Education met August 19

By East Central Reporter Reports | Oct 4, 2019


Central A&M Community Unit School District 21 Board of Education met Sept. 16.

Here is the minutes provided by the board:

Central A&M Community Unit District 21

Regular MeetingAugust 19, 2019

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 19th day of August, 2019 at the Central A&M High School, within the boundaries of the district.

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

Administrators Present were: Charles Brown, Joanne Coady and Courtney Hiler. DeAnn Heck and Rick Hauffe were absent

Also Present: Tim Aberle and Cheryl Lehman

The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Josh Burgener

PUBLIC AND EMPLOYEE COMMENTS OR QUESTIONS

A.Students of Excellence - None

B.Citizens’ Agenda – None

C.Requests for the Use of Facilities to be Added to the Agenda – None

D.Items to be Added to the Current Agenda

REPORTS FROM DISTRICT ADMINISTRATORS

BOND/MIDDLE SCHOOL

Current Middle School enrollment for the 2019-2020 school year is estimated at 45 for 6th grade, 61 for 7th grade, and 59 for 8th grade. We project that number to firm up in the next week. We have 6 Bond Primary enrollment is at 45 in Kindergarten and 52 in 1st grade. Pre-K is full at 40, bringing our total to 137.

The parking lot looks very nice after the repairs made over the summer, signs are going up this week for new directions. The new Bond Library is set up, and looks amazing.

Our summer staff has been busy; the school is looking fantastic. The playgrounds are being completed, the STEM lab is being organized, and all of the classrooms are ready to go. The Bond and MS teachers have all been working hard on preparations.

Bond Primary will be ready to unveil the new Standards Based Grading tools and procedures. We will have a parent meeting in September to cover all the standards and documents, and better help parents understand this new system.

Middle School Baseball, Softball, and Cross Country are underway. The girls secured the first win in school history on Wednesday, beating Clinton 4-3.

UPCOMING EVENTS: Back to School Night will be held on Monday, August 19th from 6:00-7:00.

GREGORY INTERMEDIATE

Gregory teachers have been preparing their classrooms over the past two weeks. They have been in trainings for the reading series and new assessment tool. Teachers have been in constant communication with me as we learn to work together for the quality of education for our Raiders.

Enrolment Numbers after Registration: 2nd Grade – 40; 3rd Grade – 54; 4th Grade – 39; 5th grade – 49.

HIGH SCHOOL

Central A&M High school came alive this past week as Fall Sports and Band Camp filled our fields, gym, halls, and rooms with sounds of activity. Teachers have been in several of the rooms, preparing for the 2019-2020 school year. After registration, we have an expected enrollment of 217. The excitement of promise is real and thick!

Here are a few other notes from the High School:

Several Seniors, Juniors, and Sophomores have been meeting as a School Culture Committee, with a goal to make this year a year of passion and involvement! The committee started as a group to make freshmen and new students feel more welcome and to serve as mentors. It soon evolved (under student leadership) to a concentration to make ALL students feel a part of the school. I really enjoy working with these Raiders.

The first big event is tonight (August 19) with a dinner and few events for freshmen and new students. Hopefully, attendance at Open House will be so much better.

Junior Ella Forlines and graduates Katie Conlin, Abby Forlines, Erin Forlines, and Hailey Hunter were featured in the Pana News Group 20 Under 20 special section!

Fall Sports began with football and volleyball showing strong numbers. Cross Country is going to work to build their group up from the current 5. Band is also off to a good band camp week, with 25 members. Cheerleading and Poms have also been preparing for the upcoming Friday Night Lights. Meet the Raiders Night is Friday.

KEMMERER VILLAGE

DCFS: 10School: 16

We are expecting to have at least 2 more placements in the next week or so.

Kemmerer School Staff have been busy the week of August 12th with various trainings and meetings.

This year’s theme: Peanuts Gang — Snoopy, Charlie Brown, Lucy and friends. Good Grief where did the summer go?

We are busy decorating rooms, hallways, lockers, and getting books together in order to be ready for students.

Soccer season is underway, with volleyball skills training starting in preparation for volleyball season.

We are looking forward to a great year!

FINANCIAL REPORT – No Report

EXECUTIVE SESSION (CLOSED MEETING) No Closed Session required

ADOPT AGENDA-MOTION

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

CONSENT AGENDA-MOTION

A.Approval of the Minutes of the Regular Meeting of June 7, 2019

B.Approval of the Minutes of the Executive Session of June 17, 2019

C.Approval of the Payment of Current Bills

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

ITEMS FOR DISCUSSION AND/OR ACTION

A.Employment Needs of the District

i. Approval of Maternity Leave

A motion was made by Brian Hanley and seconded by Chris Just to Approve Maternity Leave of Jennifer Shively from November 11, 2019 until January 13, 2020 as presented. The roll was called and members answered as follows: Dowd, aye, Boltz, aye, Hanley, aye, Hilton, aye, Just, aye, Sams, aye and Burgener, aye. Motion passed 7-0.

ii. Resignation of Gregory SPED Instructor

A motion was made by Scott Hilton and seconded by Brock Boltz to Approve the resignation of Lisa Harris as SPED Instructor as presented. The roll was called and members answered as follows: Dowd, aye, Boltz, aye, Hanley, aye, Hilton, aye, Just, aye, Sams, aye and Burgener, aye. Motion passed 7-0.

iii. Approval to hire Gregory Special Education Instructor

A motion was made by Chris Just and seconded by Brian Hanley to Approve Lexi Smith as Gregory Special Education Instructor upon completion of all Illinois State requirements as presented. The roll was called and members answered as follows: Dowd, aye, Boltz, aye, Hanley, aye, Hilton, aye, Just, aye, Sams, aye and Burgener, aye. Motion passed 7-0.

iv. Approval to hire Gregory Secretary

A motion was made by Scott Hilton and seconded by Chris Just to Approve Stacy Jancouskas as Gregory Secretary beginning 2019-20 SY as presented. The roll was called and members answered as follows: Dowd, aye, Boltz, aye, Hanley, aye, Hilton, aye, Just, aye, Sams, aye and Burgener, aye. Motion passed 7-0.

v. Approval of Volunteer MS Co-Cross Country Coaches

A motion was made to Approve Tim Aberle and Kimberly Schmitz as MS Co-Cross Country Coaches as presented. The roll was called and members answered as follows: Dowd, aye, Boltz, aye, Hanley, aye, Hilton, aye, Just, aye, Sams, aye and Burgener, aye. Motion passed 7-0.

vi. Resignation of HS Girls Track Coach

A motion was made by Chris Just and seconded by Brock Boltz to Approve the resignation of Todd Rork as HS Girls Track Coach effective immediately as presented. The roll was called and members answered as follows: Dowd, aye, Boltz, aye, Hanley, aye, Hilton, aye, Just, aye, Sams, aye and Burgener, aye. Motion passed 7-0.

vii. Approval of Volunteer HS and MS Track Coach

A motion was made by Scott Hilton and seconded by Chris Just to Approve Todd Rork as Volunteer HS and MS Track Coach beginning 2019-20 SY as presented. The roll was called and members answered as follows: Dowd, aye, Boltz, aye, Hanley, aye, Hilton, aye, Just, aye, Sams, aye and Burgener, aye. Motion passed 7-0.

B.Approval of 5th Grade Camping Trip

A motion was made by Scott Hilton and seconded by Beth Sams to Approve the 5th Grade trip to Camp Maranatha in Ramsey on October 10-11, 2019 as presented. The roll was called and members answered as follows: Dowd, aye, Boltz, aye, Hanley, aye, Hilton, aye, Just, aye, Sams, aye and Burgener, aye. Motion passed 7-0.

C.Approval of Individual IHSA Golf Participation

A motion was made by Brian Hanley and seconded by Scott Hilton to Approve Tommy Taylor and Logan Ashley to enter 2019-2020 IHSA State Golf Series Meets as individuals representing Central A&M as presented. The roll was called and members answered as follows: Dowd, aye, Boltz, aye, Hanley, aye, Hilton, aye, Just, aye, Sams, aye and Burgener, aye. Motion passed 7-0.

D.Board of Education Press Policies (Final Reading)

Press Policy Addition:

7:300 The student and his or her parent(s)/guardian(s) must provide written consent to random drug and alcohol testing pursuant to the Extracurricular Drug and Alcohol Testing Program.

A motion was made by Brock Boltz and seconded by Chris Just to Approve School Policy 7:300 as presented. The roll was called and members answered as follows: Dowd, aye, Boltz, aye, Hanley, aye, Hilton, aye, Just, aye, Sams, aye and Burgener, aye. Motion passed 7-0.

E.Approval to add Wellness Committee Activity Fund

A motion was made by Chris Just and seconded by Brian Hanley to Authorize Activity Fund for CAM Wellness Committee as presented. The roll was called and members answered as follows: Dowd, aye, Boltz, aye, Hanley, aye, Hilton, aye, Just, aye, Sams, aye and Burgener, aye. Motion passed 7-0.

F.Resolution authorizing and directing the sale and/or disposition of personal property in accordance with 105 ILCS 5/10-2.8.

Tabled until the next scheduled meeting.

G.Committee Items for Discussion

Student and District Activities

Building and Grounds

a. Building Update

b. UO Building

Transportation

a. Bus Delivery

H.Consideration of Requests for the Use of Facilities – None

I.Additions to the Agenda – None

J. Correspondence – None

K.Announcement/Reminder of Workshop/Meetings/Etc.

a. Triple I Convention November 22-24 – Chicago

ADJOURNMENT

A motion was made by Chris Just and seconded by Brian Hanley to adjourn the meeting at 8:41 p.m. The roll was called and members answered as follows: Dowd, aye, Boltz, aye, Hanley, aye, Hilton, aye, Just, aye, Sams, aye and Burgener, aye. Motion passed 7-0.

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