December 20, 2016 Regular Meeting

CALL TO ORDER

President Stephanie Guerrero called the December meeting to order at

7:00 p.m.  Board members present were: Stephanie Guerrero, Martha Leeper, Michael Oakley, Jeff Stahl, Mike Staab, Leonard Williams, and Brad Centola.

 

ADMINISTRATION 

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

 

PLEDGE TO THE FLAG

Mrs. Janvrin led the group in the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

VISITORS

President Guerrero recognized and welcomed the visitors.  Visitors present were: Josh Myers, Glenda Weldy, Michael Lee, Tracey Czajkowski, Britney Cowan, and Sue Borowczyk.

 

EYE ON THE STORM

Mr. Lee updated the Board on the 2016-2017 SVTC Football season.  The team finished the season 6-4 with 44 players, including 12 graduating seniors.

 

Mrs. Czajkowski updated the Board on the 2016-2017 SVTC Volleyball season.  The team finished the season 21-9 with 21 players, including 4 graduating seniors.

 

Mr. Meadows thanked both Mr. Lee and Mrs. Czajkowski for their hard work and dedication to the district.

 

Ms. Cowan updated the Board on the Greenhouse proposal and stated that she is currently trying to obtain as much funding through grants and other sources as possible.  She requested that the Board give a verbal approval to apply for the Improving Your Agricultural Education Program grant, awarding up to $10,000.  This grant requires that the applicant secure 50% in matching funds in order to apply.  Ms. Cowan stated that currently $2360 has been raised from fundraising and $2640 is needed if the grant is awarded. The Board gave unanimous approval to apply for the grant and will add the item for a vote on the January agenda.

 

CONSENT AGENDA

Leonard Williams moved and Michael Oakley seconded the motion to approve the Consent Agenda.  Roll call vote: Ayes- Stephanie Guerrero, Martha Leeper, Michael Oakley, Brad Centola, Jeff Stahl, Mike Staab, and Leonard Williams.  All voted in favor.  Motion carried 

 

SUPERINTENDENT'S REPORT

Mr. Meadows updated the Board on the progress of the Science Lab. He stated that the HVAC and electrical work has been completed and flooring and cabinetry will start soon.

 

Mr. Meadows informed the Board that the gym roof repair is still in progress and recommended the Board consider a plan to replace the roof in the future.  

 

CURRICULUM DIRECTOR'S REPORT

Mr. Field discussed the current HS Math Curriculum.  He requested approval from the Board to post an opening for an additional HS Math teacher.  The Board gave unanimous approval to post the opening for a HS Math teacher.

 

JOINT ANNUAL CONFERENCE

Mrs. Guerrero noted that a summary of the Joint Annual Conference was given to each Board member and included potential cost savings ideas to discuss implementing in the future.

 

RELEASING CLOSED SESSION MINUTES

Martha Leeper moved and Jeff Stahl seconded the motion to release the November 18, 2015 closed session verbatim recording from the 8th minute to the 60th minute of the recording per request of the Public Access Bureau. Roll call vote: Ayes- Stephanie Guerrero, Martha Leeper, Michael Oakley, Brad Centola, Jeff Stahl, Mike Staab, and Leonard Williams. All voted in favor.  Motion carried.

 

HEALTH LIFE SAFETY SURVEY

Mike Staab moved and Michael Oakley seconded the motion to approve the 2016 Ten Year Health Life Safety Survey for the Illiopolis campus. Roll call vote: Ayes- Stephanie Guerrero, Martha Leeper, Michael Oakley, Brad Centola, Jeff Stahl, Mike Staab, and Leonard Williams. All voted in favor.  Motion carried.

 

DETACHMENT PETITION

Leonard Williams moved and Mike Staab seconded the motion to contest the petition from Michael Oakley seeking the detachment of (6) properties in Sangamon Valley CUSD #9.  Those property owners include: Michael and Michelle Oakley, Glenn and Edith Bunning, Lee and Jennifer Sharp, Kenneth and Bev Offer, Jon and Janice Rhodes, and Greg Hutchins. Roll call vote: Ayes- Stephanie Guerrero, Martha Leeper, Brad Centola, Jeff Stahl, Mike Staab, and Leonard Williams. Abstain: Michael Oakley. Motion carried.

 

TOWN HALL MEETING

Mike Staab moved and Michael Oakley seconded the motion to allow the Village of Harristown to use SVEE for a Town Hall Meeting on January 5, 2016 at 6:30 p.m. E. Roll call vote: Ayes- Stephanie Guerrero, Martha Leeper, Michael Oakley, Brad Centola, Jeff Stahl, Mike Staab, and Leonard Williams. All voted in favor.  Motion carried.

 

HS GIRLS BASKETBALL CO-OP

Leonard Williams moved and Jeff Stahl seconded the motion to approve renewal of high school girls basketball co-op with Tri-City as the host school for 17-18 and 18-19 school years. Roll call vote: Ayes- Stephanie Guerrero, Martha Leeper, Brad Centola, Jeff Stahl, Mike Staab, and Leonard Williams.  Nays-Michael Oakley.  Motion carried.

 

HS TRACK CO-OP

Jeff Stahl moved and Mike Staab seconded the motion to approve renewal of high school boys and girls track co-op with Sangamon Valley as the host school for 17-18 and 18-19 school years. Roll call vote: Ayes- Stephanie Guerrero, Martha Leeper, Brad Centola, Jeff Stahl, Mike Staab, and Leonard Williams.  Nays-Michael Oakley.  Motion carried.

 

HS SOCCER CO-OP

Leonard Williams moved and Brad Centola seconded the motion to approve renewal of high school boys and girls soocer co-op with Meridian as the host school for 17-18 and 18-19 school years. Roll call vote: Ayes- Stephanie Guerrero, Martha Leeper, Michael Oakley, Brad Centola, Jeff Stahl, Mike Staab, and Leonard Williams.  All voted in favor.  Motion carried.

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EXECUTIVE SESSION

Leonard Williams moved and Mike Staab seconded the motion to enter closed session at 6:59 p.m. for the reasons stated on the agenda. Roll call vote: Ayes- Stephanie Guerrero, Martha Leeper, Michael Oakley, Brad Centola, Jeff Stahl, Mike Staab, and Leonard Williams.  All voted in favor.  Motion carried.

 

CLOSED SESSION ADJOURNMENT

Jeff Stahl moved and Michael Oakley seconded the motion to reenter open session at 7:05 p.m. Roll call vote: Ayes- Stephanie Guerrero, Martha Leeper, Michael Oakley, Brad Centola, Jeff Stahl, and Leonard Williams.  All voted in favor.  Motion carried.

 

CLOSED SESSION MINUTES

Leonard Williams moved and Brad Centola seconded the motion to accept the closed session minutes as read in closed session. Roll call vote: Ayes- Stephanie Guerrero, Martha Leeper, Michael Oakley, Brad Centola, Mike Staab, Jeff Stahl, and Leonard Williams.  All voted in favor.  Motion carried.

 

EMPLOYMENT

Jeff Stahl moved and Mike Staab seconded the motion to employ Amy Steiner as SVEE Library Aide. Roll call vote: Ayes- Stephanie Guerrero, Martha Leeper, Michael Oakley, Brad Centola, Jeff Stahl, Mike Staab, and Leonard Williams.  All voted in favor.  Motion carried.

 

RESIGNATION

Jeff Stahl moved and Mike Staab seconded the motion to accept the resignation of Misty Peters as SVEE Library Aide. Ayes- Stephanie Guerrero, Martha Leeper, Michael Oakley, Brad Centola, Jeff Stahl, Mike Staab, and Leonard Williams.  All voted in favor.  Motion carried.

 

FMLA REQUEST

Mike Staab moved and Brad Centola seconded the motion to approve the FMLA request of Heather Vaughn effective November 14, 2016. Roll call vote: Ayes- Stephanie Guerrero, Martha Leeper, Michael Oakley, Brad Centola, Jeff Stahl, Mike Staab, and Leonard Williams.  All voted in favor.  Motion carried.

 

ADJOURNMENT

Jeff Stahl moved and Leonard Williams seconded the motion that the meeting be adjourned at 7:09 p.m.   All voted in favor. Motion Carried.

 

The next regular meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, January 18, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.