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December 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. Open Levy Hearing
Description: 
4. Public Input, Staff Input, Board Input
Description: 
5. Close Levy Hearing
Description: 
6. Open Regular Board Meeting of the Board of Education
Description: 
7. Public Input, Staff Input, Board Input
Description:  Shawn Parks - closed session
8. Reports of Board Committees
Description: 
8.A. Finance Committee
Description:  Treasurer’s Report – November 30, 2017
Beginning checking balance of $ 6,039,870.18
Revenue of $664,956.93
Payroll and Benefits $846,883.09
Bills   $965,186.47        
TAW Payment $0.00
Total Expenditures of $ 1,812,069.56
Transfers   $0
PMA Investment Transfer of $0
Ending checking balance November 30, 2017 of $ 4,892,757.55
Ending savings and investments November 30, 2017 of $4,377,259.89
Total cash balance November 30, 2017 of $ 9,270,017.44
Total outstanding liabilities November 30, 2017 of $ 165,049.17
Total unencumbered fund balance November 30, 2017 of $9,104,968.27   

Activity Funds – November 30, 2017

Activity fund beginning balance of $ 222,830.53
Revenue of $ 46,188.18
Expenditures of $ 30,109.79
Ending balance November 30, 2017 of $ 238,908.92

Vocational Account – November 30, 2017

Vocational fund beginning balance of $ 126,877.14
Revenue of $ 10.47
Expenditures of $2,142.91
Ending balance November 30, 2017 of $ 124,744.70
 
Financial Reports – Bills and Payroll
Payroll for December 05, 2017 was in an amount of $88,442.98 ,which included $7,070.87 above contracted amounts. Bills were reviewed in an amount of $1,918,308.34.       

 
8.B. Building Committee
Description:  Bullet Points of Building Committee Meeting
  • Dr. Osborne reviewed the Building matrix and the status of each project.  
  • Discussion focused on the athletic fields, the Board Workshop for the maintenance building, and the demolition of the old campus.

9. Administrative Reports
Description: 
10. Consent Agenda Action Items
Description:   "The Consent Agenda items for approval are as follows:"   
   
10.A. Minutes: Special Open Board Minutes, December 6, 2017
Description:  Recommendation is to approve the Special Open Board Minutes for December 6, 2017
     
10.B. Minutes: Special Closed Board Minutes, December 6, 2017
Description:  Recommendation is to approve the Special Closed Board Minutes for December 6, 2017

     
10.C. Minutes: Special Open Board Minutes, December 13, 2017    
Description:  Recommendation is to approve the Special Open Board Minutes for December 13, 2017
10.D. Minutes: Special Closed Board Minutes, December 13, 2017
Description:  Recommendation is to approve the Special Closed Board Minutes for December 13, 2017
10.E. Minutes: Special Open Board Minutes, December 14, 2017
Description:  Recommendation is to approve the Special Open Board Minutes for December 14, 2017
10.F. Minutes: Special Closed Board Minutes, December 14, 2017
Description:  Recommendation is to approve the Special Closed Board Minutes for December 14, 2017
10.G. Resignations
Description:  Recommendation is to approve the resignation of Volleyball Coach Sara Rennie. 
10.H. Tuition Waver
Description:  Recommendation is to approve employee Richelle Choate to utilize the tuition waver and enroll her daughter in school at MVTHS. 
10.I. Self-Contained ED Handbook
Description:  Recommendation is to approve Self-Contained ED Handbook.
10.J. Trips
Description:  Recommendation is to approve the FFA Leadership Conference Trip to Collinsville, Illinois as presented.
10.K. Treasurer's Report November 2017
Description:  Recommendation is to approve the November 2017 treasurer's report as reviewed by the finance committee.
     
10.L. Financial Reports and Bills November 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___ 

       
11. Action Items
11.A. Levy
Description:  Recommendation is to approve the 2017 Tax Levy which includes the resolution and certificate of tax levy. 

May I have a motion for approval?

Motion was made by ____ and seconded by____ to approve the 2017 Tax Levy which includes the resolution and certificate of tax levy. 

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

Approved _____ Disapproved _____ Abstained ___ Absent ___

MOTION: CARRIED _____ FAILED _____
11.B. Old Mount Vernon Campus: Demolition
Description:  Recommendation is to approve RCRA, INC d/b/a Earth Services as lowest responsible bidder. subject to contract approval.

May I have a motion for approval?

Motion was made by ____ and seconded by____ to approve RCRA, INC d/b/a Earth Services as lowest responsible bidder. subject to contract approval.

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

Approved _____ Disapproved _____ Abstained ___ Absent ___

MOTION: CARRIED _____ FAILED _____
11.C. Naming of Mt. Vernon Township High School's Alternate Location
Description:  Recommendation is to approve the naming of Mt. Vernon Township High School's Alternate Location to Mt. Vernon East. 

May I have a motion for approval?

Motion was made by ____ and seconded by____ to approve the naming of Mt. Vernon Township High School's Alternate Location to Mt. Vernon East. 

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

Approved _____ Disapproved _____ Abstained ___ Absent ___

MOTION: CARRIED _____ FAILED _____
11.D. Addition to the Evaluation for ISS Teacher
Description:  Recommendation is to approve the addition to the evaluation for ISS Teacher Rob Knutson.

May I have a motion for approval?

Motion was made by ____ and seconded by____ to approve the addition to the evaluation for ISS Teacher Rob Knutson.

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

Approved _____ Disapproved _____ Abstained ___ Absent ___

MOTION: CARRIED _____ FAILED _____
11.E. Transfer of Debit Card Balance to MVTHS Account
Description:  Recommendation is to close the debit card account at First Financial Bank and move funds into MVTHS account at First Financial Bank. 

May I have a motion for approval?

Motion was made by ____ and seconded by____ to close the debit card account at First Financial Bank and move funds into MVTHS account at First Financial Bank. 

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

Approved _____ Disapproved _____ Abstained ___ Absent ___

MOTION: CARRIED _____ FAILED _____
12. 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).

Student disciplinary cases. 5 ILCS 120/2(cX9).

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).

Student disciplinary cases. 5 ILCS 120/2(cX9).

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 _____
13. 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 Sean Docherty as Freshman Academy Assistant Principal to replace Travis Schmale 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 Sean Docherty as Freshman Academy Assistant Principal to replace Travis Schmale for the 2017-2018 school year as presented. 

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

Approved _____ Disapproved _____ Abstained ___ Absent ___

MOTION: CARRIED _____ FAILED _____


Recommendation is to approve the employment of Seth English as Administrator at Mt. Vernon East alternative location 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 Seth English as Administrator at Mt. Vernon East alternative location for the 2017-2018 school year as presented. 

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

Approved _____ Disapproved _____ Abstained ___ Absent ___

MOTION: CARRIED _____ FAILED _____


Recommendation is to approve the employment of Erica Travelstead as Band Director to replace Chris Roode for the 2017-2018 school year at Lane A Step 8 as presented. 

May I have a motion for approval?

Motion was made by ____ and seconded by____ to approve the employment of Erica Travelstead as Band Director to replace Chris Roode for the 2017-2018 school year at Lane A Step 8 as presented. 

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

Approved _____ Disapproved _____ Abstained ___ Absent ___

MOTION: CARRIED _____ FAILED _____

Recommendation is to approve the employment of Kelly Green as Special Education Teacher at Mt. Vernon East for the 2017-2018 school year at Lane G Step 13 as presented. 

May I have a motion for approval?

Motion was made by ____ and seconded by____ to approve the employment of Kelly Green as Special Education Teacher at Mt. Vernon East for the 2017-2018 school year at Lane G Step 13 as presented. 

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

Approved _____ Disapproved _____ Abstained ___ Absent ___

MOTION: CARRIED _____ FAILED _____
14. 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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