October 18, 2017 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, Cynthia Ervin, Martha Leeper, Jeff Stahl, Glenda Weldy and James Kent.  Absent: Erech Pierson. 

ADMINISTRATION

Also present: Superintendent Bob Meadows, Sangamon Valley West Principal Brian Britton, Sangamon Valley East Principal Valerie Janvrin, Sangamon Valley Middle School Principal Cody Trigg, and Sangamon Valley High School principal Jonathan Field.

PLEDGE TO THE FLAG

Mr. Brian Britton led the group in the Pledge of Allegiance. 

VISITORS

President Guerrero recognized and welcomed the visitors.  Visitors present were: Debby Hawkins, Michael Oakley, Josh Myers, Barney Mundorf.

EYE ON THE STORM

Mr. Meadows discussed the October Herald and Review article featuring Sangamon Valley High School’s GAPP/SAP exchange programs.  

Mr. Meadows thanked the administration, faculty, and staff for their hard work coordinating as well as the district’s families for their support of this year’s Family Reading Night held on Tuesday, October 10, 2017.

Mr. Meadows will invite Mr. John Gorecki to the November Board meeting to discuss the 2017-2018 Marching Band season.

CONSENT AGENDA

Jeff Stahl moved and Cynthia Ervin seconded the motion to approve the Consent Agenda.  Roll call vote: Ayes- Stephanie Guerrero, Cynthia Ervin, Martha Leeper, Jeff Stahl, Glenda Weldy, and James Kent.  All voted in favor.  Motion carried.

SUPERINTENDENT'S REPORT

Mr. Meadows updated the Board on the installation of new water fountains and implementation of the district’s Water Testing Plan.

Mr. Meadows discussed with the Board the Resolution of Tentative Tax Levy for 2017.

Mr. Meadows updated the Board on the October IASB Dinner Meeting held at Sangamon Valley High School on October 3, 2017.

CLASS OF 1997

Martha Leeper moved and Glenda Weldy seconded the motion to allow the Niantic-Harristown Class of 1997 to use the HS cafeteria for a reunion luncheon.  All voted in favor.  Motion carried.

2017 TENTATIVE TAX LEVY

Cynthia Ervin moved and James Kent seconded the motion to adopt the Reosultion of Tentative Tax Levy for 2017 payable in 2018. Roll call vote: Ayes- Stephanie Guerrero, Cynthia Ervin, Martha Leeper, Jeff Stahl, Glenda Weldy, and James Kent.  All voted in favor.  Motion carried.

ADMINISTRATOR SALARY

Jeff Stahl moved and Martha Leeper seconded the motion to approve the Administrator Salary Compensation report as required under PA 96-0349. All voted in favor. Motion carried.

IASB RESOLUTIONS COMMITTEE

Mr. Meadows encouraged the Board to review the list of 2017 resolutions provided.  Discussion and a vote will take place at the November meeting.

POST PROM

James Kent moved and Martha Leeper seconded the motion to allow Post Prom to use the Illiopolis Campus on April 22, 2018 for Post Prom activities. Ayes- Stephanie Guerrero, Martha Leeper, Jeff Stahl, Glenda Weldy, and James Kent.  Abstain: Cynthia Ervin. Motion carried.

EXECUTIVE SESSION

Jeff Stahl moved and Cynthia Ervin seconded the motion to enter closed session at 6:24 p.m. for the reasons stated on the agenda.  Roll call vote: Ayes- Stephanie Guerrero, Cynthia Ervin, Martha Leeper, Jeff Stahl, Glenda Weldy, and James Kent.  All voted in favor.  Motion carried.

CLOSED SESSION ADJOURNMENT

Cynthia Ervin moved and Glenda Weldy seconded the motion to re-enter open session at 6:35pm. Roll call vote: Ayes- Stephanie Guerrero, Cynthia Ervin, Martha Leeper, Jeff Stahl, Glenda Weldy, and James Kent.  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, Cynthia Ervin, Martha Leeper, Jeff Stahl, Glenda Weldy, and James Kent.  All voted in favor.  Motion carried.

EMPLOYMENT

James Kent moved and Cynthia Ervin seconded the motion to hire Brenda Terneus as a classroom aide at SVWE. Roll call vote: Ayes- Stephanie Guerrero, Cynthia Ervin, Martha Leeper, Jeff Stahl, Glenda Weldy, and James Kent.  All voted in favor.  Motion carried.

ADJOURNMENT

Jeff Stahl moved and Martha Leeper seconded the motion that the meeting be adjourned at 6:37 p.m.   All voted in favor. Motion Carried.