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Casey Westfield Community Unit School District 4C Board of Education met December 19

By East Central Reporter Reports | Jan 15, 2020

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Casey Westfield Community Unit School District 4C Board of Education met Dec. 19.

Here is the minutes provided by the board:

The Casey-Westfield Board of Education met in regular session at 7:00 P.M. on Thursday, December 19, 2019 (rescheduled from 12-16-19 due to weather) at the Unit Office, 502 E Delaware, Casey, IL. Upon roll call, members present were Gelb, Hickox (by phone), Navel, Overbeck and Perie. Administrators present were Linda Campbell, Kacie Rhoads, Chris Seaton, Jim Sullivan and Dee Scott.

President Overbeck recognized visitors Kim Eubank and Cassie Ramsey.

Public hearing on proposed 2019 Certificate of Tax Levy.

President Overbeck opened the hearing at 7:00 p.m.

President Overbeck noted that there were no changes from the proposed 2019 Certificate of Tax Levy which was reviewed by Mrs. Scott in November. The district’s EAV is projected to rise this year due to increasing property values in all five counties and the district is projecting increased tax revenue due to the increase in property values. The district anticipates an overall 6% increase in tax revenues.

Public Comments/Testimony--none

President Overbeck closed the hearing at 7:01 p.m.

Act upon approval of the following consent agenda items:

Minutes of the regular meeting of November 18, 2019 and special meeting of December 10, 2019;

Review of the financial and budgetary reports and approval of the current invoices for payment;

Minutes of the closed session meetings of June 18, 2018; and approval of the destruction of the verbatim record of those meetings as authorized by Board Policy 220 and 220-E1;

Resolution to continue the annual Health Life Safety nickel levy to fund fire prevention, safety, energy conservation, disabled accessibility, school security and specified repair purposes; and

2019 Tax Levy

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

Act upon approval of the following related to application for a School Maintenance Project Grant:

A.Authorize the School Maintenance Project Application;

B.Approve Health Life Safety Amendment #15 for replacement of all light fixtures with LED fixtures at Monroe Elementary;

C.Reserve funds from the 2019 and 2020 Health Life Safety nickel levies to cover the district’s portion of the project costs.

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

Act upon approval of bid for Bus Garage Parking Lot work. Tabled.

Board and Administrator Reports

Board/District

1.Review of existing Bond Issues

2.FOIA Request (Appendix A) from Robert Kramer of Gilman, IL received 11-15-19 via email. Information provided on 11-18-19 and 11-19-19 via email for items 1, 2, 4 and 7. Clarification requested on items 3, 5 and 6 as to what document was being requested on 11-18-19, none received.

Administration

Buildings

Monroe-Mrs. Campbell

Jr/Sr High School-Mr. Sullivan

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 7:16 p.m.

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

Act upon approval to reconvene to regular session at 8:36 p.m.

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

Act upon the following consent agenda items:

Act upon approval of support staff recommendations. None

Act upon approval of certified staff recommendations. None

C.Act upon approval of co-curricular recommendations.

1. Employ Myriah Warner as JH Volleyball Coach for the 2019-2020 school year.

D.Act upon approval of administrative staff recommendations.

1.Accept letter of retirement from Linda Campbell effective June 30, 2024 and invoking the 6% for 4 years retirement incentive.

2.Accept letter of retirement from Dee Scott effective June 30, 2020.

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

Addendum

Act upon approval to adjourn at 8:37 p.m.

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

FOIA Request

This is a combined FOIA request to 53 Illinois School Districts. It is being transmitted to each High School Principle on record and you are requested to forward this on to your Superintendent or other person that handles FOIA requests.

Most of the items in this request pertain to records already on hand and can be included in a digital document such as a pdf and can be transmitted via email. If you have any questions please email for reply.

Please provide a pdf of your current EIS Employee salary and wage statement for all employees in school district. If benefits include anything other than Insurance please indicate what it is. If there is any other income paid out for stipends, extra duty, coaching etc., please list these per occasion. Please also include any and all monies paid out, or scheduled for unused vacation days, sick days, etc. In other words a complete profile on every employee and what comprises their total income from the tax payers. In addition please list all employees that have received more than 500 dollars in reimbursement of monies they used. Please do this for the past 5 years. School years ending 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015.

Please provide a copy of the High Schools total curriculum. All classes and subjects the High School is currently offering including vocational. Please indicate if the vocational or other class is offered off campus. If off campus please indicate the miles the student has to travel to get to the class. Also please include the number of students enrolled in each program of every class offered. Say 33 students in English Lit 2. Please provide this information for the last 5 years. Same as above.

Please describe the schools physical fitness program from K-12. How many times a week, how long, and how much time is actually spent in calisthenics and exercise. Is there a tumbling class for younger students? Is there any kind of physical fitness test given and at what levels? Are these test results posted or shared in any way?

Please provide a copy of your current school superintendent’s contract.

Do your locker rooms have semi private or group showers? Are the showers being utilized?

Does your School District participate in any sustainable living programs, Ag programs to grow food for use in school and community? Solar and other energy programs?

Please provide a copy of the results of the schools Varsity athletics for the last 5 years. General scores such as (Football 2019 6 wins 2 losses playoffs 2 wins 1 loss). Please include each varsity sport.

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