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September 18, 2017 at 7:00 PM - Board of Education Regular Board Meeting

Agenda
1. Call to Order/Pledge of Allegiance
Description:     
2. Roll Call
Description:  Asbery___; Boldt___; Elliott___; Fairchild___; Kassner___; Knowles___; Flanigan____
      
3. Public Input, Staff Input, Board Input
Description:  Student Council to give brief summary of Homecoming Week

Trisha Nair to be recognized for her work in the STARS Program. 

Mr. Baughman to give a brief summary of Physics field trip.

Drew Stubblefield to present the Board with a copy of the book he is selling of the old high school. 

Raquel Maxey to propose a budget line for Speech and Acting.
4. Reports of Board Committees
Description: 
4.A. Finance Committee
Description:  Treasurer’s Report – August 31, 2017
Beginning checking balance of $ 4,114,340.67
Revenue of $511,876.06
Payroll and Benefits $745,723.33
Bills   $342,348.58        
TAW Payment $0.00
Total Expenditures of $ 1,088,071.91
Transfers   $0
PMA Investment Transfer of $0
Ending checking balance August 31, 2017 of $ 3,538,144.82
Ending savings and investments August 31, 2017 of $4,421,697.51
Total cash balance August 31, 2017 of $ 7,959,842.33
Total outstanding liabilities August 31, 2017 of $ 31,597.97
 Total unencumbered fund balance August 31, 2017 of $7,991,440.30
   
Activity Funds – August 31, 2017
Activity fund beginning balance of $ 211,614.60
Revenue of $ 9,339.50
Expenditures of $ 18,214.36
Ending balance August 31, 2017 of $ 202,739.74

Vocational Account – August 31, 2017
Vocational fund beginning balance of $ 124,177.85
Revenue of $ 11.81
Expenditures of $ 0
Ending balance August 31, 2017 of $ 124,189.66

Financial Reports – Bills and Payroll

Payroll for September 05, 2017 was in an amount of $82,317.96, which included $4,967.91 above contracted amounts. Bills were reviewed in an amount of $442,728.69.
4.B. Building Committee
Description:  Bullet Points of Building Committee Meeting
  • Reviewed status of old campus demolition
  • New campus projects
  • Status of architect RFP's for maintenance building
  • Warranty punch list
5. Administrative Reports
Description:  Mr. Fatheree to give update on ACT and SAT scores along with the district goal report.
6. Consent Agenda Action Items
Description:   "The Consent Agenda items for approval are as follows:"   
   
6.A. Minutes: Regular Open Board Minutes, August 22, 2017
Description:  Recommendation is to approve the Regular Open Board Minutes for August 22, 2017
     
6.B. Minutes: Regular Closed Board Minutes, August 22, 2017
Description:  Recommendation is to approve the Regular Closed Board Minutes for August 22, 2017
   
6.C. First Consideration of Policy Updates from the Illinois Association of School Boards, Issue 94.
Description:  Recommendation is to approve the First Consideration of Policy Updates from the Illinois Association of School Boards, Issue 94.
6.D. First Consideration of Policy Updates from the Illinois Association of School Boards, Issue 95.
Description:  Recommendation is to approve the First Consideration of Policy Updates from the Illinois Association of School Boards, Issue 95.
6.E. Resignations
Description:  Recommendation is to approve the resignation of  Bass Fishing Head Coach Scott Lane.
6.F. Trips
Description:  Recommendation is to approve the 2018 Six Flags Physics Day field trip to Eureka, Missouri as presented. 
   
Recommendation is to approve the Drama Club field trip to Bloomington, Illinois as presented. 

   
Recommendation is to approve the National FFA Convention field trip to Indianapolis, Indiana as presented. 

Recommendation is to approve the FFA Day at Busch Stadium field trip to St. Louis, Missouri as presented. 

Recommendation is to approve the World History, English II, and American History class field trip to St. Louis, Missouri as presented. 
   
6.G. 2017 - 2018 Coach's List
Description:  Recommendation is to approve the Coach's list for the 2017-2018 school year as presented.

May I have a motion for approval?

Motion was made by ____ and seconded by____ to approve the Coach list for the 2017-2018 school year as presented.

Asbery___; Boldt __; Elliott; ___; Fairchild___; Kassner ___; Knowles ___; Flanigan____

Approved _____ Disapproved _____ Abstained ___ Absent ___

MOTION: CARRIED _____ FAILED _____
6.H. Treasurer's Report August 2017
Description:  Recommendation is to approve the August 2017 treasurer's report as reviewed by the finance committee.
     
6.I. Financial Reports and Bills August 2017
Description:  Action on this item approves the financial report, bills, and payroll as reviewed by the finance committee.

"Does any Board Member wish to remove any of the Consent Agenda Items?"

"Is there any discussion regarding consent agenda items presented for approval?"

Recommendation is to approve the consent agenda items as presented.

May I have a motion to approve the Consent Agenda?  

Motion was made by ___ and seconded by ___ to approve the consent agenda items as presented.   

Asbery___; Boldt___; Elliott___; Fairchild___; Kassner___; Knowles___; Flanigan____

Approved___ Disapproved___ Abstained___ Absent___

MOTION: CARRIED___ FAILED___ 
       
7. Action Items
7.A. Frederick Oehm, Sr. Scholarship Topics
Description:  Included in the board packet is the Oehm Scholarship topic. This is a standard annual action by the board to approve the suggested topic for a student essay based scholarship contest. Later in the year the winners are selected by a committee and recommended to the board for approval of scholarship recipients. The topic for this year is "Henry David Thoreau wrote “If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away.”  In a world that is increasingly diverse, being different may have both positive and negative consequences.  Describe a moment that you have made the tough decision to go your own way.  What were the outcomes of this decision?


Recommendation is to approve the selection of the Frederick Oehm Scholarship topic suggested by the Mt. Vernon Township High School Student Council for the 2017-2018 school year as presented. 

May I have a motion for approval?

Motion was made by ____ and seconded by____ to approve the selection of the Frederick Oehm Scholarship topic suggested by the Mt. Vernon Township High School Student Council for the 2017-2018 school year as presented. 

Asbery___; Boldt __; Elliott; ___; Fairchild___; Kassner ___; Knowles ___; Flanigan____

Approved _____ Disapproved _____ Abstained ___ Absent ___

MOTION: CARRIED _____ FAILED _____
7.B. Activity Account for Chromebook Accidental Insurance Policies
Description:  Recommendation is to approve the Activity Account for Chromebook Accidental Insurance Policies for the 2017 - 2018 school year as presented. 

May I have a motion for approval?

Motion was made by ____ and seconded by____ to approve the Activity Account for Chromebook Accidental Insurance Policies for the 2017 - 2018 school year as presented. 

Asbery___; Boldt __; Elliott; ___; Fairchild___; Kassner ___; Knowles ___; Flanigan____

Approved _____ Disapproved _____ Abstained ___ Absent ___

MOTION: CARRIED _____ FAILED _____
7.C. Appointment of School Board Delegate for Chicago Tri-Conference
Description:  Recommendation is to approve the Appointment of  __________ as School Board Delegate for Chicago Tri-Conference for the 2017-2018 school year as presented. 

May I have a motion for approval?

Motion was made by ___ and seconded by ___ to approve the Appointment of  __________ as School Board Delegate for Chicago Tri-Conference for the 2017-2018 school year as presented.   

Asbery___; Boldt___; Elliott___; Fairchild___; Kassner___; Knowles___; Flanigan____

Approved___ Disapproved___ Abstained___ Absent___

MOTION: CARRIED___ FAILED___ 
7.D. Authorization to Conduct Superintendent Search for 2017 - 2018.
Description:  Recommendation is to approve the Authorization to Conduct Superintendent Search for 2017 - 2018.

May I have a motion for approval?

Motion was made by ____ and seconded by____ to approve the Authorization to Conduct Superintendent Search for 2017 - 2018.

Asbery___; Boldt __; Elliott; ___; Fairchild___; Kassner ___; Knowles ___; Flanigan____

Approved _____ Disapproved _____ Abstained ___ Absent ___

MOTION: CARRIED _____ FAILED _____
8. Executive Closed Session
The appointment, employment compensation, discipline, performance, or dismissal of specific employees of the District 5 ILCS 120/2(c)(1).

Collective negotiating matters between the public body and its employees or their representative, or
deliberations concerning salary schedules for one or more classes of employees. 5 ILCS 120/2(c)(2).

Litigation, when an action against, affecting or on behalf of the particular public body has been filed and is pending before a court or administrative tribunal, or when the public body finds that an action is probable or imminent, in which case the basis for the finding shall be recorded and entered into
the minutes of the closed meeting. 5 ILCS 120/2(cX11).
Description:  May I have a motion to enter closed session?

Motion was made by ____ and seconded by_____to approve moving into executive closed session at _____ p.m. in accordance with school board policy 2:220 – E2 items: 

The appointment, employment compensation, discipline, performance, or dismissal of specific employees of the District 5 ILCS 120/2(c)(1).

Collective negotiating matters between the public body and its employees or their representative, or
deliberations concerning salary schedules for one or more classes of employees. 5 ILCS 120/2(c)(2).

Litigation, when an action against, affecting or on behalf of the particular public body has been filed and is pending before a court or administrative tribunal, or when the public body finds that an action is probable or imminent, in which case the basis for the finding shall be recorded and entered into
the minutes of the closed meeting. 5 ILCS 120/2(cX11).

Asbery____; Boldt ___; Elliott ___; Fairchild___; Kassner  ____; Knowles ____; Flanigan____

Approved _____ Disapproved _____ Abstained ___ Absent ___
 
MOTION: CARRIED _____ FAILED _____
   

Motion was made by ____  and seconded by_____ to approve entering open session at  __p.m.
 
Asbery____; Boldt ___; Elliott___; Fairchid -__; Kassner  ____; Knowles ___; Flanigan____
 
Approved _____ Disapproved _____ Abstained ___ Absent ___
 
MOTION: CARRIED _____ FAILED _____
   
9. Employment
Description:  All employments are contingent on proper paperwork (I-9, Background Checks etc.) being completed and turned in.


Recommendation is to approve the employment of Erika Curry as Special Education Aide for the 2017 - 2018 school year at Appendix A Step 1 as presented.

May I have a motion for approval?

Motion was made by ____ and seconded by____ to approve the employment of Erika Curry as Special Education Aide for the 2017 - 2018 school year at Appendix A Step 1 as presented.

Asbery___; Boldt __; Elliott; ___; Fairchild___; Kassner ___; Knowles ___; Flanigan____

Approved _____ Disapproved _____ Abstained ___ Absent ___

MOTION: CARRIED _____ FAILED _____


Recommendation is to approve the employment of Kerry Hammond as PE Teacher for the 2017 - 2018 school year at Lane E Step 3 as presented.

May I have a motion for approval?

Motion was made by ____ and seconded by____ to approve the employment of Kerry Hammond as PE Teacher for the 2017 - 2018 school year at Lane E Step 3 as presented.

Asbery___; Boldt __; Elliott; ___; Fairchild___; Kassner ___; Knowles ___; Flanigan____

Approved _____ Disapproved _____ Abstained ___ Absent ___

MOTION: CARRIED _____ FAILED _____


Recommendation is to approve the employment of Megan Jackson as CTE Administrative Assistant for the 2017 - 2018 school year at Appendix C Step 3 as presented.

May I have a motion for approval?

Motion was made by ____ and seconded by____ to approve the employment of Megan Jackson as CTE Administrative Assistant for the 2017 - 2018 school year at Appendix C Step 3  as presented.

Asbery___; Boldt __; Elliott; ___; Fairchild___; Kassner ___; Knowles ___; Flanigan____

Approved _____ Disapproved _____ Abstained ___ Absent ___

MOTION: CARRIED _____ FAILED _____


Recommendation is to approve the employment of Cheri Peterson as Permanent Substitute for the 2017 - 2018school  year as presented.

May I have a motion for approval?

Motion was made by ____ and seconded by____ to approve the employment of Cheri Peterson as Permanent Substitute for the 2017 - 2018 school  year as presented and per contract.

Asbery___; Boldt __; Elliott; ___; Fairchild___; Kassner ___; Knowles ___; Flanigan____

Approved _____ Disapproved _____ Abstained ___ Absent ___

MOTION: CARRIED _____ FAILED _____


Recommendation is to approve the employment of Caitlyn Klaybor as SADD Co-Sponsor for the 2017 - 2018 school  year as presented.

May I have a motion for approval?

Motion was made by ____ and seconded by____ to approve the employment of Caitlyn Klaybor as SADD Co-Sponsor for the 2017 - 2018 school  year as presented.

Asbery___; Boldt __; Elliott; ___; Fairchild___; Kassner ___; Knowles ___; Flanigan____

Approved _____ Disapproved _____ Abstained ___ Absent ___

MOTION: CARRIED _____ FAILED _____
10. Adjournment
 
Description:  May I have a motion for approval?
 
Motion was made by ____  and seconded by_______ to approve adjourning the meeting at  __p.m.
 
All in favor say Aye!
  
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