October 16, 2019 Regular Meeting

Call to Order

President Stephanie Guerrero called the October meeting to order at 6:00 p.m.  Board members present were: Stephanie Guerrero, Erech Pierson, Martha Leeper, Glenda Weldy, Rodger Reed, and Jeff Stahl. Absent: James Kent

Administration

Also present: Superintendent Bob Meadows, SVP Principal Bethany Wellbaum, SVIS/MS Principal Brian Britton, and SVHS Principal Jonathan Field.

Pledge to the Flag

Mr. Meadows led the group in the Pledge of Allegiance.

Visitors

President Stephanie Guerrero recognized and welcomed the visitors.  Visitors present were: Megan Nunn and Kelly Rice.

Aramark

Megan Nunn addressed the Board with a Food Service Update.

Executive Session

Erech Pierson moved and Glenda Weldy seconded the motion to enter closed session at 6:11 p.m. for the reasons stated on the agenda. Roll call vote: Ayes- Rodger Reed, Erech Pierson, Martha Leeper, Glenda Weldy, Jeff Stahl and Stephanie Guerrero. All voted in favor.  Motion carried.

Closed Session Adjournment

Jeff Stahl moved and Roger Reed seconded the motion to re-enter open session at 6:32 p.m. Roll call vote: Ayes- Rodger Reed, Erech Pierson, Martha Leeper, Glenda Weldy, Jeff Stahl and Stephanie Guerrero. All voted in favor.  Motion carried.

Closed Session Minutes

Erech Pierson moved and Glenda Weldy seconded the motion to accept the closed session minutes as read in closed session. Roll call vote: Ayes- Rodger Reed, Erech Pierson, Martha Leeper, Glenda Weldy, Jeff Stahl and Stephanie Guerrero. All voted in favor.  Motion carried.

Resignation

Roger Reed moved and Jeff Stahl seconded the motion to accept the resignation of Jennifer Williams as MS Night Custodian. Roll call vote: Ayes- Rodger Reed, Erech Pierson, Martha Leeper, Glenda Weldy, Jeff Stahl and Stephanie Guerrero. All voted in favor.  Motion carried.

James Kent entered the meeting at 6:33 p.m.

FMLA

Erech Pierson moved and Glenda Weldy seconded the motion to grant Kevin Puckett leave under the Family Medical Leave Act to begin on November 4, 2019, and end when he receives a note of release from his doctor. Roll call vote: Ayes- Rodger Reed, Erech Pierson, Martha Leeper, Glenda Weldy, Jeff Stahl, James Kent, and Stephanie Guerrero. All voted in favor.  Motion carried.

Consent Agenda

Glenda Weldy moved and Roger Reed seconded the motion to approve the consent agenda as presented.  Roll call vote: Ayes- Rodger Reed, Erech Pierson, Martha Leeper, Glenda Weldy, Jeff Stahl, James Kent, and Stephanie Guerrero. All voted in favor.  Motion carried.

Superintendent’s Report

Mr. Meadows reviewed the 2019 Tax Levy.

Mr. Meadows updated the Board on the meeting with Tri-City regarding a potential consolidation.

Mr. Meadows discussed the results of the Regional Office of Education HLS Inspection.

Mr. Meadows discussed the findings of the FY 19 District Audit.

Curriculum Director

Mr. Field discussed the MAP Scores for the Fall 2019 testing session.

Recording Meetings

The motion to discontinue video recording monthly board meetings failed.

FY 19 District Audit

Martha Leeper moved and James Kent seconded the motion to approve the FY 19 District Audit. Roll call vote: Ayes- Rodger Reed, Erech Pierson, Martha Leeper, Glenda Weldy, Jeff Stahl, James Kent, and Stephanie Guerrero. All voted in favor.  Motion carried.

Tentative Tax Levy

Jeff Stahl moved and Roger Reed seconded the motion to adopt the Resolution of Tentative Tax Levy for 2019 payable in 2020. Roll call vote: Ayes- Rodger Reed, Erech Pierson, Martha Leeper, Glenda Weldy, Jeff Stahl, James Kent, and Stephanie Guerrero. All voted in favor.  Motion carried.

Administrator Salary

Glenda Weldy moved and Erech Pierson seconded the motion to approve the Administrator Salary Compensation report as required under PA 96-0349.  All voted in favor.  Motion carried.

United Glass

Roger Reed moved and James Kent seconded the motion to approve the bid from United Glass to replace three emergency egress doors at the MS for the amount of $7,582. Roll call vote: Ayes- Rodger Reed, Erech Pierson, Martha Leeper, Glenda Weldy, Jeff Stahl, James Kent, and Stephanie Guerrero. All voted in favor.  Motion carried.

A special Board Meeting for Board Policy Manual Update review is scheduled for October 30, 2019 at 5:30 p.m.

Next regular meeting is scheduled for November 20, 2019 at 6:00 p.m.

Adjournment

Erech Pierson moved and Jeff Stahl seconded the motion be adjourned at 7:33 p.m. All voted in favor. Motion carried.

September 25, 2019 Regular Meeting

Call to Order

President Stephanie Guerrero called the Amended Budget Hearing to order at 6:00 p.m. Board members present were: Stephanie Guerrero, Erech Pierson, Martha Leeper, and Jeff Stahl. Absent: James Kent and Glenda Weldy.

Hearing on Amended 2019-2020 School District Budget

Erech Pierson moved and Martha Leeper seconded the motion to open the hearing on the amended 2019-2020 school district budget.  Roll call vote: Ayes- Stephanie Guerrero, Erech Pierson, Martha Leeper, and Jeff Stahl. All voted in favor. Motion carried. 

Jeff Stahl moved and Erech Pierson seconded the motion to close the hearing on the amended 2019-2020 school district budget. Roll call vote: Ayes- Stephanie Guerrero, Erech Pierson, Martha Leeper, and Jeff Stahl.  All voted in favor. Motion carried. 

Hearing Adjourned

Martha Leeper moved and Erech Pierson seconded that the hearing being adjourned at 6:03 p.m. All voted in favor. Motion carried.

Call to Order

President Stephanie Guerrero called the September meeting to order at 6:03 p.m.  Board members present were: Stephanie Guerrero, Erech Pierson, Martha Leeper, and Jeff Stahl.  Absent: James Kent and Glenda Weldy.

Administration

Also present: Superintendent Bob Meadows, Sangamon Valley Intermediate/Middle School Principal Brian Britton, Sangamon Valley High School Principal Jonathan Field, and Sangamon Valley Primary Principal Bethany Wellbaum.

Pledge to the Flag

Mr. Field led the group in the Pledge of Allegiance.

Visitors

President Guerrero recognized and welcomed the visitors. Visitors present were: Josh Hilbert, Tammy Bolt, Rose Ross, Rodger Reed, James Elliott, Alexa Jones, Martin Bennet, Jordan Tolly, Elisabeth Kluge, Sierra Centola, Bradley Centola, Jacey Centola, Rebecca Armstrong, and Kendall King.

Eye on the Storm

Mr. Meadows introduced new SV teachers: Jake Elliott, Alexa Jones, and Jordan Tolly. 

Ms. Kluge addressed the Board on behalf of Mr. Scanavino with regard to the SAPP and GAPP exchange programs.  Sierra, Bradley, and Jacey Centola spoke to the Board about their experiences being a part of both programs.

Mr. Meadows introduced candidates for the open Board member position, Josh Hilbert and Rodger Reed.

Executive Session

Erech Pierson moved and Jeff Stahl seconded the motion to enter closed session at 6:15 p.m. for the reasons stated on the agenda. Roll call vote: Ayes- Stephanie Guerrero, Erech Pierson, Martha Leeper, and Jeff Stahl. All voted in favor. Motion carried.

Closed Session Adjournment

Jeff Stahl moved and Erech Pierson seconded the motion to reenter open session at 7:07 p.m. Roll call vote: Ayes- Stephanie Guerrero, Erech Pierson, Martha Leeper, and Jeff Stahl. All voted in favor. Motion carried.

Closed Session Minutes

Erech Pierson moved and Martha Leeper seconded the motion to accept the closed session minutes as read in closed session. Roll call vote: Ayes- Stephanie Guerrero, Erech Pierson, Martha Leeper, and Jeff Stahl. All voted in favor. Motion carried.

Resignation

Jeff Stahl moved and Martha Leeper seconded the motion to accept the resignation of Amber Hood as an at-will Night Custodian. Roll call vote: Ayes- Stephanie Guerrero, Erech Pierson, Martha Leeper, and Jeff Stahl. All voted in favor. Motion carried.

Resignation

Erech Pierson moved and Martha Leeper seconded the motion to accept the resignation of Josh Harter as an at-will Night Custodian. Roll call vote: Ayes- Stephanie Guerrero, Erech Pierson, Martha Leeper, and Jeff Stahl. All voted in favor. Motion carried.

Resignation

Erech Pierson moved and Jeff Stahl seconded the motion to accept the resignation of Jennifer Tate as an at-will Lead Cook at the Intermediate building. Roll call vote: Ayes- Stephanie Guerrero, Erech Pierson, Martha Leeper, and Jeff Stahl. All voted in favor. Motion carried.

Employment

Jeff Stahl moved and Martha Leeper seconded the motion to employ Amy Steiner as the HS dance coach. Roll call vote: Ayes- Stephanie Guerrero, Erech Pierson, Martha Leeper, and Jeff Stahl. All voted in favor. Motion carried.

Employment

Erech Pierson moved and Jeff Stahl seconded the motion to employ Jordan Tolly as the head MS girls basketball coach. Roll call vote: Ayes- Stephanie Guerrero, Erech Pierson, Martha Leeper, and Jeff Stahl. All voted in favor. Motion carried.

Employment

Martha Leeper moved and Stephanie Guerrero seconded the motion to hire Grace Honeyman as the assistant MS girls basketball coach. Roll call vote: Ayes- Stephanie Guerrero, Erech Pierson, Martha Leeper, and Jeff Stahl. All voted in favor. Motion carried.

Employment

Jeff Stahl moved and Erech Pierson seconded the motion to employ Amber Davis as the assistant MS girls volleyball coach. Roll call vote: Ayes- Stephanie Guerrero, Erech Pierson, Martha Leeper, and Jeff Stahl.  All voted in favor. Motion carried. 

Employment

Martha Leeper moved and Erech Pierson seconded the motion to employ Heather Kuethe as the MS Student Council Sponsor. Roll call vote: Ayes- Stephanie Guerrero, Erech Pierson, Martha Leeper, and Jeff Stahl. All voted in favor. Motion carried.

Employment

Martha Leeper moved and Jeff Stahl seconded the motion to employ Terilyn Moore as a Diabetic Care Aide at the Primary Building. Roll call vote: Ayes- Stephanie Guerrero, Erech Pierson, Martha Leeper, and Jeff Stahl. All voted in favor. Motion carried.

Consent Agenda

Erech Pierson moved and Stephanie Guerrero seconded the motion to approve the consent agenda as presented. Roll call vote: Ayes- Stephanie Guerrero, Erech Pierson, Martha Leeper, and Jeff Stahl. All voted in favor. Motion carried.

Superintendent’s Report

Mr. Meadows addressed the Board with a request from Tri-City to discuss a Consolidation Feasibility Study.

Mr. Meadows inquired if the Board has interest in continuing to record the monthly meetings.  He requested input from the public on this discussion and encourages community members to “like” and leave a comment after viewing the September Board meeting as to whether these meetings should continue to be recorded and published. 

District Budget

Martha Leeper moved and Jeff Stahl seconded the motion to adopt the 2019-20 district budget as presented. Roll call vote: Ayes- Stephanie Guerrero, Erech Pierson, Martha Leeper, and Jeff Stahl. All voted in favor. Motion carried.

School Bonds

Martha Leeper moved and Erech Pierson seconded the motion to adopt the resolution providing for the issue of approximately $2,700,000 General Obligation School Bonds, Series 2019A, for the purpose of increasing the District’s working cash fund, providing for the levy of taxes to pay said bonds, and providing for the sale of said bonds to D.A. Davidson & Co. Roll call vote: Ayes- Stephanie Guerrero, Erech Pierson, Martha Leeper, and Jeff Stahl. All voted in favor. Motion carried.

School Bonds

Jeff Stahl moved and Erech Pierson seconded the motion to adopt the resolution providing for the issue of approximately $6,110,000 General Obligation School Bonds (Alternate Revenue Source), Series 2019B, for the purpose of paying the costs of certain capital improvement projects, providing for the pledge of certain revenues and for the levy of taxes to pay said bonds, and providing for the sale of said bonds to D.A. Davidson & Co. Roll call vote: Ayes- Stephanie Guerrero, Erech Pierson, Martha Leeper, and Jeff Stahl. All voted in favor. Motion carried.

Board Policy

Martha Leeper moved and Erech Pierson seconded the motion to affirm that the District has reviewed Board Policy 7.180, Prevention of and Response to Bullying, Intimidation, and Harassment, and that the policy complies with the requirements set forth in the Illinois School Code, 105 ILCS 5/27-23.7. All voted in favor. Motion carried.

Halloween Dance

Jeff Stahl moved and Martha Leeper seconded the motion to approve the Sports Booster request to host a Halloween Dance in the KPAC after the Community Halloween Party at the Illiopolis Campus from 8:00-9:30pm on October 26, 2019. All voted in favor. Motion carried.

Board Member

Erech Pierson moved and Martha Leeper seconded the motion to appoint Rodger Reed as Sangamon Valley Board of Education Member. Roll call vote: Ayes- Stephanie Guerrero, Erech Pierson, Martha Leeper, and Jeff Stahl. All voted in favor. Motion carried.

President Guerrero administered the Board Member Oath to newly appointed member, Rodger Reed.

Next Regular Meeting is scheduled for October 16, 2019 at 6 p.m. in the SVHS Board Room.

Adjournment

Martha Leeper moved and Jeff Stahl seconded the motion that the meeting be adjourned at 7:35 p.m. All voted in favor. Motion carried.

August 21, 2019 Regular Meeting

Public Hearing

Call to Order

President Stephanie Guerrero called the Public Hearing to order at 6:00 p.m. Board members present were: Stephanie Guerrero, Martha Leeper, Glenda Weldy, James Kent, and Jeff Stahl.  Absent: Erech Pierson and Cynthia Ervin.

Open Public Hearing

Martha Leeper moved and Glenda Weldy seconded the motion to open the Public Hearing concerning the intent of the District to issue $2,700,000 working cash fund bonds to increase the District’s working cash fund and $6,800,000 general obligation bonds (alternate revenue source) for the school facility purposes. Roll call vote: Ayes- Stephanie Guerrero, Martha Leeper, Glenda Weldy, James Kent, and Jeff Stahl. All voted in favor. Motion carried.

Close Public Hearing

Jeff Stahl moved and James Kent seconded the motion to close the Public Hearing on the intent to sell bonds. Roll call vote: Ayes- Stephanie Guerrero, Martha Leeper, Glenda Weldy, James Kent, and Jeff Stahl. All voted in favor. Motion carried.

Adjournment

Martha Leeper moved and Glenda Weldy seconded that the Public Hearing be adjourned at 6:06 p.m. All voted in favor. Motion carried.

Regular Meeting

Call to Order

President Stephanie Guerrero called the August meeting to order at 6:06 p.m.  Board members present were: Stephanie Guerrero, Martha Leeper, Glenda Weldy, James Kent, and Jeff Stahl. Absent: Erech Pierson and Cynthia Ervin.

Administration

Also present: Superintendent Bob Meadows, SVP Principal Bethany Wellbaum, SVIS/MS Principal Brian Britton, and SVHS Principal Jonathan Field.

Pledge to the Flag

Ms. Wellbaum led the group in the Pledge of Allegiance.

Visitors

President Stephanie Guerrero recognized and welcomed the visitors.  Visitors present were: Amber Davis, Andy Flenner, and Holly Flenner. 

New Teachers

Mr. Meadows introduced to the Board and welcomed to the District: Amber Davis-2nd grade teacher at SVP, Holly Flenner-5th grade teacher at SVIS, and Andy Flenner-District Social Worker.

Executive Session

Jeff Stahl moved and James Kent seconded the motion to enter closed session at 6:10 p.m. for the reasons stated on the agenda. Roll call vote: Ayes- Stephanie Guerrero, Martha Leeper, Glenda Weldy, James Kent, and Jeff Stahl. All voted in favor. Motion carried.

Closed Session Adjournment

Glenda Weldy moved and James Kent seconded the motion to re-enter open session at 6:16 p.m. Roll call vote: Ayes- Stephanie Guerrero, Martha Leeper, Glenda Weldy, James Kent, and Jeff Stahl. All voted in favor. Motion carried.

Closed Session Minutes

Jeff Stahl moved and James Kent seconded the motion to accept the closed session minutes as read in closed session. Roll call vote: Ayes- Stephanie Guerrero, Martha Leeper, Glenda Weldy, James Kent, and Jeff Stahl. All voted in favor. Motion carried.

Employment

James Kent moved and Glenda Weldy seconded the motion to employ Andy Goldstein as a Volunteer Assistant Football Coach. Roll call vote: Ayes- Stephanie Guerrero, Martha Leeper, Glenda Weldy, James Kent, and Jeff Stahl. All voted in favor. Motion carried.

FMLA

James Kent moved and Martha Leeper seconded the motion to grant Carl Spath leave under the Family Medical Leave Act to begin on approximately October 29, 2019.  Roll call vote: Ayes- Stephanie Guerrero, Martha Leeper, Glenda Weldy, James Kent, and Jeff Stahl. All voted in favor. Motion carried.

Consent Agenda

Jeff Stahl moved and Martha Leeper seconded the motion to approve the consent agenda as presented. Roll call vote: Ayes- Stephanie Guerrero, Martha Leeper, Glenda Weldy, James Kent, and Jeff Stahl. All voted in favor. Motion carried.

Superintendent’s Report

Mr. Meadows shared with the Board the 2019-2020 student enrollment numbers.

Mr. Meadows reviewed the FY20 District Budget.

Ms. Wellbaum, Mr. Britton, and Mr. Field reported to the Board that the school year has started well.  They highlighted the success of Breakfast in the Classroom in the Primary and Intermediate buildings, new lunch program district-wide, and AP classes offered at the High School.

Resignation

Jeff Stahl moved and Glenda Weldy seconded the motion to accept the resignation of Cindy Ervin as School Board Member effective immediately. Roll call vote: Ayes- Stephanie Guerrero, Martha Leeper, Glenda Weldy, James Kent, and Jeff Stahl. All voted in favor. Motion carried.

District Budget

Martha Leeper moved and James Kent seconded the motion to approve the FY20 tentative school district budget. Roll call vote: Ayes- Stephanie Guerrero, Martha Leeper, Glenda Weldy, James Kent, and Jeff Stahl. All voted in favor. Motion carried.

District Budget Hearing

Martha Leeper moved and James Kent seconded the motion to set a hearing on the 2019-2020 tentative school district budget as part of the regular board meeting on September 25, 2019.  All voted in favor. Motion carried.

Working Cash

Glenda Weldy moved and Jeff Stahl seconded the motion to transfer $211,000 from Working Cash to Capital Projects to cover the cost of the summer work projects.  Roll call vote: Ayes- Stephanie Guerrero, Martha Leeper, Glenda Weldy, James Kent, and Jeff Stahl. All voted in favor. Motion carried.

Bus Garage

James Kent moved and Glenda Weldy seconded the motion to accept the bid from Pete Mack Farm & Industrial Painting to paint the Bus Garage and Lean-to at a cost of $9,500.  Roll call vote: Ayes- Stephanie Guerrero, Martha Leeper, Glenda Weldy, James Kent, and Jeff Stahl. All voted in favor. Motion carried.

Band Trip

James Kent moved and Jeff Stahl seconded the motion to approve the HS Band trip to Cedar Point in Sandusky, Ohio in June 2020 at no cost to the district.  All voted in favor. Motion carried.

Village of Illiopolis

Jeff Stahl moved and Glenda Weldy seconded the motion to allow the Village of Illiopolis to use the Old Gym at the Middle School for their annual Community Halloween Party on October 26, 2019. All voted in favor.  Motion carried.

Cub Scout Pack 91

Martha Leeper moved and Jeff Stahl seconded the motion to allow Cub Scout Pack 91 to use the Primary Cafeteria to hold their Pack Join-Us Night on September 9, 2019. All voted in favor. Motion carried.

Due to the 30 days that the FY20 Budget must be on display, there will be a Budget Hearing on September 25, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. with the Regular Meeting immediately following.

Adjournment

Glenda Weldy moved and Jeff Stahl seconded the motion be adjourned at 7:06 p.m. All voted in favor. Motion carried.