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Casey Westfield Community Unit School District 4C Board of Education met November 18

By East Central Reporter Reports | Dec 3, 2019

Meeting 10

Casey Westfield Community Unit School District 4C Board of Education met Nov. 18.

Here is the minutes provided by the board:

The Casey-Westfield Board of Education met in regular session at 7:00 P.M. on Monday, November 18, 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.

President Overbeck recognized visitors Elizabeth, Lucas and Lance Sponsel; Nicole Vineyard; Jennifer Harris; Gretchen McDonald; Gary Strohm; Kevin Currey; Officer Woods; Amy Ensign; and Stephanie and Riley Gray.

American Heart Association representative Amy Ensign recognized three outstanding students for their fundraising contributions. Lance Sponsel was recognized for raising $1,000. Riley Gray was recognized was raising $1,030. Wade Winnett was recognized in absentia for raising $2,083.

Act upon the following consent agenda items:

Minutes of the regular meeting of October 21, 2019;

Financial and budgetary reports and current invoices for payment;

Minutes of the closed session meetings of May 8, 21 and 31, 2018; and approval of the destruction of the verbatim record of those meetings as authorized by Board Policy 220 and 220-E1;

Policy updates and revisions in Exhibit A;

School Report Cards.

Motion by Hutton 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.

Act upon approval of Worker’s Compensation Renewal with Illinois Public Risk Fund (IPRF) through Weis Insurance Agency in the amount of $41,261.

Motion by Gelb 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.

Act upon approval of Health Life Safety Amendment #23 for the Jr/Sr High School Gymnasium Ceiling Fan Installation.

Motion by Gelb 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.

Review of the Proposed 2019 Tax Levy—Mrs. Scott discussed the levy. The district covers parts of 5 counties; Clark, Coles, Crawford, Cumberland and Jasper. The EAV (equalized assessed valuation) in those counties is projected to increase by 5%, 5.7%, 10.3%, 18.7% and 12.9% respectively. The proposed levy represents a 7.3% increase from the amount extended by the 5 county clerks the previous year. The tax rate will actually go down slightly. For property owners, the amount of tax paid will only increase if the property value was increased by the assessor.

Board and Administrator Reports

A.Board/District—Casey Overbeck noted that an anonymous donor had provided shirts to the board of education. She also advised the board members that they could preplan conference attendance.

B.Building

1.Monroe Elementary—Linda Campbell discussed the school improvement planning process. Student performance continues to be consistent with the state average.

2.Jr/Sr High School—Jim Sullivan discussed achievement results, noting steady improvement over time. Attendance, graduation rates, freshmen on track show strong performance as well. All juniors go through an SAT prep program provided by the teachers.

Addendum

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 Meetings Act at 7:40 p.m.

Motion by Hickox 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.

Act upon approval to reconvene to regular session at 8:04 p.m.

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.

Act upon the following consent agenda items:

Act upon approval of closed session minutes of October 21, 2019.

Act upon approval of support staff recommendations.None

Act upon approval of certified staff recommendations.None

Act upon approval of co-curricular recommendations.None

Act upon approval of administrative staff recommendations.None

Motion by Gelb 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.

Addendum

Act upon approval to adjourn at 8:07 p.m.

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.

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