May 11, 2016 Regular Meeting

CALL TO ORDER

President Stephanie Guerrero called the May meeting to order at 6:00 p.m.  Board members present were: Stephanie Guerrero, Martha Leeper, Michael Oakley, Mike Staab, and Jeff Stahl.  Absent: Brad Centola and Leonard Williams 

 

ADMINISTRATION  

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

 

PLEDGE TO THE FLAG

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

VISITORS

President Guerrero recognized and welcomed the visitor.  Visitors present were: Diana Staab, Kristi Ford and Kay Mason.

 

CONSENT AGENDA

Mike Staab moved and Martha Leeper seconded the motion to approve the Consent Agenda.  Roll Call Vote: Ayes- Stephanie Guerrero, Martha Leeper, Michael Oakley, Mike Staab, and Jeff Stahl.  All voted in favor.  Motion carried.

 

AMENDED BUDGET

Martha Leeper moved and Jeff Stahl seconded the motion to accept the amended 2015-16 budget as presented.  Roll Call Vote: Ayes- Stephanie Guerrero, Martha Leeper, Michael Oakley, Mike Staab, and Jeff Stahl.  All voted in favor.  Motion carried.

 

HEARING ON AMENDED BUDGET

Mike Staab moved and Jeff Stahl seconded the motion to hold a hearing on the amended budget as part of the regular board meeting on June 15, 2016.  All voted in favor.  Motion carried.

 

MOVE JUNE BOARD MEETING

Jeff Stahl moved and Michael Oakley seconded the motion to move the June Board meeting to June 15, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.  All voted in favor.  Motion carried.

 

FINAL 2015-16 SCHOOL CALENDAR

Mike Staab moved and Martha Leeper seconded the motion to adopt the final 2015-2016 school calendar as presented. All voted in favor.  Motion carried.

 

DAIRY, BREAD AND GROCERY BIDS

Martha Leeper moved and Michael Oakley seconded the motion to allow the Superintendent to seek bids on dairy, bread and groceries for the 2016-2017 school year.  All voted in favor.  Motion carried.

 AUDITORS

Mike Staab moved and Michael Oakley seconded the motion to hire Floyd & Associates as our auditors for the 2016-2017 school year, at a cost not to exceed $8,250.  Roll Call Vote: Ayes- Stephanie Guerrero, Martha Leeper, Michael Oakley, Mike Staab, and Jeff Stahl.  All voted in favor.  Motion carried.

Leonard Williams entered the meeting at 6:25 p.m.

 

SUMMER WORK

Superintendent Meadows presented the board with a list of summer work projects.  After some discussion, the Board decided to approve the list, with the exception of the HS Science lab and the two projects for central air conditioning at SVEE & SVWE.

 

Mike Staab moved and Leonard Williams seconded the motion to approve the list of summer work items, as discussed.   Roll Call Vote: Ayes- Leonard Williams, Stephanie Guerrero, Martha Leeper, Michael Oakley, Mike Staab, and Jeff Stahl.  All voted in favor.  Motion carried.

 

SPECIAL BOARD MEETING

Martha Leeper moved and Jeff Stahl seconded the motion to add a Special Board meeting on May 25, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. to discuss the funding and construction of a new science lab at SVHS.  Roll Call Vote: Ayes- Leonard Williams, Stephanie Guerrero, Martha Leeper, Michael Oakley, Mike Staab, and Jeff Stahl.  All voted in favor.  Motion carried.

 

TECHNOLOGY UPGRADES

Martha Leeper moved and Michael Oakley seconded the motion to purchase technology upgrades from Quality Network Services in the amount of $24,816.  Roll Call Vote: Ayes- Leonard Williams, Stephanie Guerrero, Martha Leeper, Michael Oakley, Mike Staab, and Jeff Stahl.  All voted in favor.  Motion carried.

 

PRE-K FUNDING AND TRANSPORTATION

Leonard Williams moved and Mike Staab seconded the motion fully fund Pre-K and provide transportation for the 2016-2017 school year.  Roll Call Vote: Ayes- Leonard Williams, Stephanie Guerrero, Martha Leeper, Michael Oakley, Mike Staab, and Jeff Stahl.  All voted in favor.  Motion carried.

 

NATIONAL IASB CONFERENCE

Martha Leeper moved and Mike Staab seconded the motion to approve the board to attend the National IASB Conference, November 18-20, 2016.  Roll Call Vote: Ayes- Leonard Williams, Stephanie Guerrero, Martha Leeper, Michael Oakley, Mike Staab, and Jeff Stahl.  All voted in favor.  Motion carried.

 

Discussion was held concerning Mr. Staab's recent decision to send his youngest child to St. Teresa for high school.  Mr. Oakley requested Mr. Staab's resignation based on this latest development.  President Guerrero shared correspondence with David Braun, district attourney, and Reatha Owen, IASB Field Service Director, who both state a forced resignation is unwarranted and illegal.  President Guerrero shared copies of the Illinois School Code that apply.

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION

Leonard Williams moved and Michael Oakley seconded the motion that the Board go into executive session at 6:48 p.m. to discuss employment, compensation, hiring, firing of prospective or current employees (personnel) including hearing testimony on a complaint lodged against an employee to determine its validity, review of closed session minutes, professional negotiations and matters of student discipline.  Roll Call Vote: Ayes- Leonard Williams, Stephanie Guerrero, Martha Leeper, Michael Oakley, Mike Staab, and Jeff Stahl.  All voted in favor.  Motion carried.

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION ADJOURNED

Leonard Williams moved and Michael Oakley seconded that the Board re-enter open session at 7:06 p.m.  All Voted in Favor.  Motion Carried

 

CLOSED SESSION MINUTES

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

 

EMPLOYMENT

Leonard Williams moved and Jeff Stahl seconded the motion to employ Brooke Neibuhr as MS Cheer Coach for the2016-2017 school year.  Roll Call Vote: Ayes- Leonard Williams, Stephanie Guerrero, Martha Leeper, Michael Oakley, Mike Staab, and Jeff Stahl.  All voted in favor.  Motion carried.

 

EMPLOYMENT

Mike Staab moved and Leonard Williams seconded the motion to employ Tyler Ford as 8th Grade Girls’ Basketball Coach for 2016-2017 school year.  Roll Call Vote: Ayes- Leonard Williams, Stephanie Guerrero, Martha Leeper, Michael Oakley, Mike Staab, and Jeff Stahl.  All voted in favor.  Motion carried.

 

EMPLOYMENT

Mike Staab moved and Michael Oakley seconded the motion to employ Nick Viele as HS Boys JV Basketball Coach for the 2016-2017 school year. Roll Call Vote: Ayes- Leonard Williams, Stephanie Guerrero, Martha Leeper, Michael Oakley, Mike Staab, and Jeff Stahl.  All voted in favor.  Motion carried.

 

EMPLOYMENT

Martha Leeper moved and Leonard Williams seconded the motion to employ Cindy Ervin as HS Dance Coach for the 2016-2017 school year. Roll Call Vote: Ayes- Leonard Williams, Stephanie Guerrero, Martha Leeper, Michael Oakley, Mike Staab, and Jeff Stahl.  All voted in favor.  Motion carried.

 

EMPLOYMENT  

Martha Leeper moved and Michael Oakley seconded the motion to employ Jennifer Tate, Mary Hamm, Heather Vaughan, Gavin Hawkins, Dalton Trusner, Terri Doty, Michael Lee and Tim Dooley as summer maintenance/custodial/grounds workers.  Roll Call Vote: Ayes- Leonard Williams, Stephanie Guerrero, Martha Leeper, Michael Oakley, Mike Staab, and Jeff Stahl.  All voted in favor.  Motion carried.

 

ADJOURNMENT

Leonard Williams moved and Michael Oakley seconded the motion that the meeting be adjourned at 7:11 p.m.   All voted in favor. Motion Carried.

A special meeting is scheduled for May 25, 2016 at 6:00 p.m.

 

The next regular meeting is scheduled for June 15, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.