August 16, 2017 Regular Meeting

Call to Order

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

Administration

Also present: Superintendent Bob Meadows, Sangamon Valley High School principal Jonathan Field, Sangamon Valley Middle School principal Cody Trigg, and 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 visitors.  Visitors present: Michael Oakley, Joe Scanavino, Andrew Duncan, Abby Mann, Alan Ferriell, Brittany Ferriell, Josh Myers, Kyle York, Laura York, Rian Flexter, Brad Sturdy.

Mr. Michael Oakley addressed the Board with concerns regarding registration, district water quality, and use of facilities for the Sangamon Valley Youth League.

Eye on the Storm

Mr. Joe Scanavino, Andrew Duncan, Ella Rutherford and Abby Mann thanked the Board for their support of the GAPP program.

Coach Brad Sturdy addressed the Board to recognize the accomplishments of the TC/SV Girls’ Softball team during the 2016-2017 season.

Superintendent's Report

Mr. Bob Meadows updated the Board on the enrollment numbers for the 2017-2018 school year.

Mr. Bob Meadows updated the Board on the 2017-2018 District Budget.

Mr. Rian Flexter updated the Board on the current status of bus repairs, the use of transportation software previously purchased, and to thank the Board for the recently purchased used bus.

Mr. Jonathan Field updated the Board on faculty training completed earlier this month. 

Consent Agenda

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

8th Grade Promotion

Erech Pierson moved to discontinue 8th grade promotion at the conclusion of the May 2019 ceremony.  No second was made.  Motion failed.

Newsletter Update

Mrs. Martha Leeper updated the board on the current status of the district newsletter.

Board Resolution

Mrs. Martha Leeper updated the board on the current status of the Board Resolution.  

District Budget

Jeff Stahl moved and James Kent seconded the motion to approve the 2017-2018 tentative school district budget. Roll call vote: Ayes- Stephanie Guerrero, Cynthia Ervin, Erech Pierson, Martha Leeper, Glenda Weldy, James Kent, and Jeff Stahl.  All voted in favor.  Motion carried.

District Budget Hearing

Martha Leeper moved and Cynthia Ervin seconded the motion to set a hearing on the 2017-2018 tentative school district budget as part of the regular board meeting on September 27, 2017.  All voted in favor.  Motion carried.

Executive Session

Jeff Stahl moved and James Kent seconded the motion to enter closed session at 7:35 p.m. for the reasons stated on the agenda.  Roll call vote: Ayes- Stephanie Guerrero, Cynthia Ervin, Erech Pierson, Martha Leeper, Glenda Weldy, James Kent, 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 7:46 p.m. Roll call vote: Ayes- Stephanie Guerrero, Cynthia Ervin, Erech Pierson, Martha Leeper, Glenda Weldy, James Kent, and Jeff Stahl.  All voted in favor.  Motion carried.

Closed Session Minutes

Cynthia Ervin 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, Erech Pierson, Martha Leeper, Glenda Weldy, James Kent, and Jeff Stahl.  All voted in favor.  Motion carried.

Employment

Jeff Stahl moved and Erech Pierson seconded the motion to employ Amy Degenhardt as SVEE Music Teacher. Roll call vote: Ayes- Stephanie Guerrero, Cynthia Ervin, Erech Pierson, Martha Leeper, Glenda Weldy, James Kent, and Jeff Stahl.  All voted in favor.  Motion carried.

Employment

Glenda Weldy moved and James Kent seconded the motion to employ Kelly Pevler as the SVMS Library Aide and AM Bus Monitor. Roll call vote: Ayes- Stephanie Guerrero, Cynthia Ervin, Erech Pierson, Martha Leeper, Glenda Weldy, James Kent, and Jeff Stahl.  All voted in favor.  Motion carried.

Employment

Martha Leeper moved and Cynthia Ervin seconded the motion to employ Hunter Hill as the SVWE Library Aide. Roll call vote: Ayes- Stephanie Guerrero, Cynthia Ervin, Erech Pierson, Martha Leeper, Glenda Weldy, James Kent, and Jeff Stahl.  All voted in favor.  Motion carried.

FMLA Request

Jeff Stahl moved and Erech Pierson seconded the motion to accept the FMLA request of Daniel Clark effective August 9, 2017 and ending on approximately September 8, 2017. Roll call vote: Ayes- Stephanie Guerrero, Cynthia Ervin, Erech Pierson, Martha Leeper, Glenda Weldy, James Kent, and Jeff Stahl.  All voted in favor.  Motion carried.

Adjournment

James Kent moved and Erech Pierson seconded the motion that the meeting be adjourned at 7:49 p.m.   All voted in favor. Motion Carried.