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August 13, 2020 at 6:30 PM - Regular Board of Education Meeting

Agenda
1. Call to Order
2. Roll Call
3. Pledge of Allegiance
4. Reception of Guests and Public Communications
“A board meeting is a business meeting that is conducted in front of the public, but not a meeting of the public” (Illinois Association of School Boards, 2013). Those who wish to address the Board during the business meeting may do so during this portion of the meeting."
5. Approval of bills for payment             $135,821.28
6. Consent Agenda
6.1. Approval of Payroll                            
Education Fund                                 $ 247,362.12
Building Fund                                    $   19,308.84
Transportation Fund                        $    4,459.14
Total                                                  $ 271,130.10
6.2. Approval of NES and NJSHS Activity Accounts
6.3. Approval of July 9, 2020, regular meeting minutes, July 9, 2020, closed session minutes; July 29 special meeting minutes; July 29 closed session special meeting minutes.
6.4. Approve First Reading of Policy Updates
Description:  There are some policy changes, policy updates, and one new policy.
7. Set Fees for Extra-Curricular Activities
Description:  Currently, we charge $50 for sports' activity fee for each sport with a maximum of $300 per family.  With the seasons shortened this year, we are wondering if we should reduce or eliminate the fees this year. It is quite a bit of extra work to collect the fees and then have to reimburse them if the activity is canceled. Conversely, it is also worth noting that gate receipts will be eliminated this year as we will be limited to 50 people in a gym at the same time.  In some instances, this will be players, coaches, and officials only. 
8. Present FY 2021 Draft Budget
Description:  We will be required to put the budget on display for 30 days and place proper newspaper postings about the budget hearing.  Because of the 30-day requirement, we will need to move the regular meeting or schedule a special meeting fo the budget hearing and approval of the FY 2021 budget.  

Kim is working on getting final numbers pt in the tentative budget.  We may not have the tentative budget ready to send with the agenda, but it will definitely be available Thursday night.
9. Move September Regular Meeting or Schedule a Special Meeting after September 13 and Include Budget Hearing
Description:  Required so the budget can be on display for 30 days.  Our September meeting is scheduled for September 10.  We need to schedule a meeting on or after Monday, September 14.
10. Information and Administrative Reports
10.1. Superintendent's Report
10.2. Elementary Principal's Report
10.3. Jr/Sr High Principal's Report
10.4. AD/Dean of Student's Report
11. Review Monthly Cash Flow Report
12. Closed Session for Exception 1, the employment compensation, discipline, performance, or dismissal of specific employees of the public body; Exception 2, Collective bargaining matters between the school board and its employees or their representatives, or deliberations concerning salary schedules for one or more classes of employees; 
Description:  Exception 1:
1. Recommendation of Ladeana McPeak as Office Clerk at NES and Tami Ray as secretary at NES; Emma Walker as a paraprofessional at NES; Jamie Ballinger as a paraprofessional at NJSHS.
2. Resignations of Julie Fritcher -Paraprofessional; Brock Miller -Paraprofessional
3. Volunteers - 
Exception 2:  Kevin Haarman will discuss what we are planning for a teacher who is medically required to work from home.  We have a plan in place.

 
13. Accept Resignations
Description:  Julie Fritcher - Paraprofessional
Alena (Brock) Miller - Paraprofessional
14. Hire Personnel
Description:  Tami Ray as NES Secretary
Ladeana McPeak as NES Office Clerk - Mrs. McPeak may be doing a combination of paraprofessional and office clerk duties.
Emma Walker as paraprofessional at NES.
Jamie Ballinger as paraprofessional at NJSHS.
15. Approve Resolution to Approve Signatories for the NES Activity Account
Description:  The bank requires this resolution so we can get Julie Altman's signature removed and Tami Ray and Ladeana McPeak added.
16. Agenda Items for Future Meetings
17. Adjourn
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