Casey Westfield Community Unit School District 4C Board of Education met Oct. 17.
Here is the minutes provided by the board:
The Casey-Westfield Board of Education met in regular session at 5:18 P.M. on Thursday, October 17, 2019 at the Unit Office, 502 E Delaware, Casey, IL. Upon roll call, members present were Gelb, Hickox, Huisinga, Hutton, Navel, Overbeck and Perie. Superintendent Dee Scott was also present.
President Overbeck recognized visitors Cheryl Johnson, Hannah Todd, Lyn Cochonour, Betsy Collins, Kyle Thompson, Zakry Standerfer, and Terry McDaniel.
Act upon approval of Search Consultant Agreement between ROE #11 Placement Team and Casey-Westfield CUSD #C-4.
Motion by Hickox 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.
Discussion and planning regarding Superintendent search process. Terry McDaniel reviewed what would be discussed this evening. He noted that the board wished to conduct a survey and that could be any type that the board wanted. He suggested keeping it simple, starting with an identification of the person’s position (student, parent, teacher, etc.) and then asking the person for district strengths/challenges and the most important characteristics for the next superintendent. Casey Overbeck asked Betsy Collins for her input. There was support for both open-ended and choices on the survey. Casey Overbeck noted that she felt parents, staff, administration and community members should be given the survey. The board agreed. Kyle Thompson will develop the survey and submit it for board approval. School communication systems and facebook will be utilized to distribute the survey.
The timeline was discussed. The position will be posted and open for applications from October 31 through December 2. Applications will be reviewed at a special meeting on December 10 at 3:00 pm (closed session).
Attributes for the advertisement were reviewed. Shawn Huisinga noted the superintendent should be required to live in the district and that should be stated on the advertisement. The board agreed. A list of attributes was reviewed and refined.
Application questions were reviewed and selected. The format of application pages was selected. Kyle Thompson will update the application document and submit it for board approval.
Addendum—Casey Overbeck discussed the Delegate Assembly at the upcoming JAC in Chicago. Shawn volunteered to serve as the district delegate. Casey asked the board members to review the resolutions packet prior to Monday’s board meeting so the board could provide direction to the delegate.
Act upon approval to adjourn at 7:02 p.m.
Motion by Navel 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.