Arthur Community Unified School District 305 Board of Education met Sept. 18.
Here is the minutes provided by the board:
The regular meeting of the Arthur Board of Education was called to order by President Beth Wiley at 6:03 pm on September 18, 2019 in the Arthur Lovington Alwood Hammond High School Cafeteria with the following members present: Suzi Berkich, Brock Casteel, Monica Green, Kristie Mechling. Justin Wierman, and Beth Wiley. Mr. Shannon Cheek, administrators and visitors were also present. Ryan Nettles was absent.
The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.
The following new staff of Arthur CUSD #305 were present and introduced themselves to the board: Jessica Clarkson, Sarah Bailey, Whitney Smith, Lyndsey Herring. Cathryn Harshman, Paige Cherry, Alicia Henning. Jordan Morris, Andrea Dunlap, Melissa Hopkins, and Heather Piper.
The budget hearing for FY20 budget was held.
A motion was made by Suzi Berkich, seconded by Justin Wierman to approve the consent agenda as presented which included bills for approval of $220.107.34, donation from Kid Kraddict Morning Show and Press Policy Issue
101. Upon roll, all members present voted yea. Motion carried.
A motion was made by Kristie Mechling, seconded by Brock Casteel to approve the FY20 Budget. Upon roll call, all members voted yea. Motion carried.
Applegy presented information regarding their app and website development.
PBIS Committee presented presentation.
Reviewed the next steps as developed through Board Self-Evaluation/Superintendent Relations Training. The goal is to review and prepare the first reading for the October board meeting.
Reviewed goal setting related to IASB Goal Setting Session.
Superintendent's Report was presented. See attached.
During Board Comment, Kristie Mechling commended Mrs. Seegmiller on her weekly summary saying it was good and appreciated. Monica Green remarked that having the daily announcements shared on social media is great. Justin Wierman asked about the status of the agreement with the energy company regarding the solar panels. Mr. Cheek responded that there have been no communications from the company to him regarding that project. It was commented that the lunch program through Aramark has stepped up with new choices and more variety. Beth Wiley praised Kristin Nall for teaching her students to walk away from drama as included in her Principal's Report to the Board. Monica Green asked Mrs. Hale about the new AGS Sensory Room. Mrs. Hale explained it is an air conditioned room that has items in it to help kids that may need to take sensory breaks throughout the day.
A motion was made by Suzi Berkich, seconded by Kristie Mechling to enter executive session at 8:25 pm under the Open Meetings Act for the appointment, employment, compensation, discipline, performance, or dismissal of specific employees of the District or legal counsel for the District, including hearing testimony on a complaint lodged against an employee or against legal counsel for the District to determine its validity. 5 ILCS 120/2 (c)(I) and for collective bargaining matters between the District and its employees [5 ILCS 120/2(C)2)). All members present voted yea. Motion carried.
A motion was made by Monica Green, seconded by Justin Wierman to leave executive session at 9:10 pm. All present voted yea. Motion carried.
A motion was made by Suzi Berkich, seconded by Brock Casteel to accept executive session minutes as read in executive session. Upon roll, all members present voted yea. Motion carried.
A motion was made by Justin Wierman, seconded by Monica Green to approve the personnel report as presented which includes; approved Jennifer Hoffman as Administrative Assistant for ALAH High School and accepted the resignation of Kathy Frye as the Science Department Coordinator. Upon roll, all members present voted yea. Motion carried.
A motion was made by Suzi Berkich, seconded by Brock Casteel to adjourn at 9:24 pm yea. Motion carried. All members present voted