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Casey Westfield Community Unit School District 4C Board of Education met October 21

By East Central Reporter Reports | Dec 3, 2019

Meeting 11

Casey Westfield Community Unit School District 4C Board of Education met Oct. 21.

Here is the minutes provided by the board:

I. The Casey-Westfield Board of Education met in regular session at 7:00 P.M. on Monday, October 21, 2019 at the Unit Office, 502 E Delaware, Casey, IL. Upon roll call, members present were Gelb, Hickox, Huisinga, Hutton, Navel, Overbeck and Perie. Administrators present were Linda Campbell, Kacie Rhoads, Chris Seaton, Jim Sullivan and Dee Scott.

II. President Overbeck recognized visitors Heather Beard, Barry Eckerty, Gary Strohm, Betsy Collins and Tammy Davis.

III. 2018-2019 Audit Presentation by Kemper CPA Group, Robinson, IL. Heather Beard presented the audit. She noted it was a clean audit with no material misstatements. She noted the district does a good job of budgeting. The district’s financial profile score improved to 3.80, which is full Recognition designation. The district’s average daily attendance increased by 47 students.

IV. Act upon approval of consent agenda items:

A. Minutes of the regular meeting of September 16, 2019 and special meeting of September 30, 2019.

B. Minutes of the closed session meetings of April 16, 2018; and destruction of the verbatim record of those meetings as authorized by Board Policy 220 and 220-E1.

C. Financial and budgetary reports and current invoices for payment.

D. 2018-2019 Audit Report

Motion by Overbeck and seconded by Hutton. Upon roll call, members voting yea were Gelb, Hickox, Huisinga, Hutton, Navel, Overbeck and Perie. The President declared the motion carried.

V. Act upon approval of Health Life Safety Amendment #15 for replacement of all light fixtures with LED fixtures at Monroe Elementary. Tabled. Will consider for 2020 HLS nickel levy.

VI. Act upon approval of Statement of Completion for Health Life Safety Amendment #22 at the Jr/Sr High School.

Motion by Gelb and seconded by Huisinga. Upon roll call, members voting yea were Gelb, Hickox, Huisinga, Hutton, Navel, Overbeck and Perie. The President declared the motion carried.

VII. Act upon approval of bid for $11,550 for ExMark lawn mower from Birkey’s.

Motion by Hutton and seconded by Hickox. Upon roll call, members voting yea were Gelb, Hickox, Huisinga, Hutton, Navel, Overbeck and Perie. The President declared the motion carried.

VIII. Act upon approval of bid for industrial fans and installation in the Jr/Sr High School Gymnasium. Tabled. Dee Scott will work with the architect to bring back a HLS amendment to the November board meeting. Plans are to complete this work in the summer of 2020.

IX. Board and Administrator Reports

A. Board—Triple I Conference. Casey Overbeck reviewed the resolutions.

B. Monroe Elementary—Linda Campbell

C. Jr/Sr High School—Jim Sullivan

D. District—Dee Scott

1. FOIA request from Bethany Yarger of FOIA Professional Services out of Mobile, Alabama on 10-7-19 for “current full school board legal liability and employment practices insurance policy.” Document provided via email same day.

X. Addendum

XI. Act upon approval to adjourn to closed session under c1 (employment) and c21 (discussion closed meeting minutes) of section 5 ILCS 120/1 et seq. of the Illinois Open Meeting Act at 7:26 p.m.

Motion by Hickox and seconded by Overbeck. Upon roll call, members voting yea were Gelb, Hickox, Huisinga, Hutton, Navel, Overbeck and Perie. The President declared the motion carried.

XII. Act upon approval to reconvene to regular session at 7:47 p.m.

Motion by Hutton and seconded by Huisinga. Upon roll call, members voting yea were Gelb, Hickox, Huisinga, Hutton, Navel, Overbeck and Perie. The President declared the motion carried.

XIII. Act upon approval of consent agenda items:

A. Closed session minutes of September 16, 2019.

B. Support staff recommendations. None.

C. Certified staff recommendations.

1. Letter of resignation from Katrina Phillips as JH Cheer Coach effective immediately.

2. Employ Olivia Oakley as JH Cheer Coach for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year.

D. Co-curricular recommendations. None.

E. Administrative staff recommendations. None.

Motion by Gelb and seconded by Perie. Upon roll call, members voting yea were Gelb, Hickox, Huisinga, Hutton, Navel, Overbeck and Perie. The President declared the motion carried.

XIV. Addendum

XV. Act upon approval to adjourn at 7:49 p.m.

Motion by Navel and seconded by Hickox. Upon roll call, members voting yea were Gelb, Hickox, Huisinga, Hutton, Navel, Overbeck and Perie. The President declared the motion carried.

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