September 27, 2017 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, Cynthia Ervin, Erech Pierson, Martha Leeper, and Jeff Stahl.  Absent: Glenda Weldy and James Kent.

Hearing on Amended 2016-2017 School District Budget

Cynthia Ervin moved and Erech Pierson seconded the motion to open the hearing on the amended 2017-2018 school district budget.  Roll call vote: Ayes- Stephanie Guerrero, Cynthia Ervin, Erech Pierson, Martha Leeper, and Jeff Stahl.  All voted in favor.  Motion carried. 

Jeff Stahl moved and Martha Leeper seconded the motion to close the hearing on the amended 2017-2018 school district budget. Roll call vote: Ayes- Stephanie Guerrero, Cynthia Ervin, Erech Pierson, Martha Leeper, and Jeff Stahl.  All voted in favor.  Motion carried.

Hearing Adjourned

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

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

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

Visitors

President Guerrero recognized and welcomed the visitors.  Visitors present were: Michael Oakley, Josh Myers, Cissy Trusner, Lisa Hardy, Tina Gwin, Spenser White, Joe Scanavino, Paxton Campbell, Tony Nika, Jessica Williams, Carl Spath, Alan Ferriell, Madison Kokal, Mackenzie Kokal, Makayla Moran, Caitlin Slifer.  

Michael Oakley addressed the board with questions regarding the district lead testing.

Eye on the Storm

Mr. Meadows introduced to the Board new teachers to the Sangamon Valley School District: Carl Spath, Paxton Campbell, Tony Nika, and Jessica Williams. 

Mr. Joe Scanavino updated the Board on the SAPP program that concluded earlier this week.  Madison and Mackenzie Kokal, Makayla Moran, and Caitlin Slifer addressed the Board about their experience as host students.  

Mr. Meadows updated the Board on the results of the lead testing conducted in August at SVEE and SWEE campuses. 

Mr. Meadows informed the Board of a request from the Niantic-Harristown class of 1997 to use the High School cafeteria for the purpose of a 20 year class reunion.  The Board gave verbal consent and will officially approve by vote during the October meeting.

Consent Agenda

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

Superintendent's Report

Mr. Meadows updated the Board on the status of the proposed detachment.

Mr. Meadows updated the Board on the status of the Pre-K Grant.

Curriculum Director's Report

Mr. Field discussed and offered a cost projection for the Reading curriculum currently being piloted in the district.  

Faciltiies Usage Policy

Discussion of proposed changes to the Facilities Usage Policy was tabled until the October Board Meeting. 

Amended Budget

Cynthia Ervin moved and Martha Leeper seconded the motion to accept the amended 2017-2018 budget as presented. Roll call vote: Ayes- Stephanie Guerrero, Cynthia Ervin, Erech Pierson, Martha Leeper, and Jeff Stahl.  All voted in favor.  Motion carried.

District Audit

Jeff Stahl moved and Erech Pierson seconded the motion to approve the 2017 district audit as presented. Roll call vote: Ayes- Stephanie Guerrero, Cynthia Ervin, Erech Pierson, Martha Leeper, and Jeff Stahl.  All voted in favor.  Motion carried.

Consultant

Discussion on Dr. Bill Phillips as a consultant was tabled.

Illiopolis Fall Festival

Erech Pierson moved and Martha Leeper seconded the motion to allow the Village of Illiopolis to use the middle school for their Annual Fall Festival. All voted in favor.  Motion carried.

Executive Session

Jeff Stahl moved and Cynthia Ervin seconded the motion to enter closed session at 6:55 p.m. for the reasons stated on the agenda.  Roll call vote: Ayes- Stephanie Guerrero, Cynthia Ervin, 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 7:06 p.m. Roll call vote: Ayes- Stephanie Guerrero, Cynthia Ervin, Erech Pierson, Martha Leeper, and Jeff Stahl.  All voted in favor.  Motion carried.

Closed Session Minutes

Martha Leeper moved and Cynthia Ervin 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, and Jeff Stahl.  All voted in favor.  Motion carried.

Resignation

Jeff Stahl moved and Erech Pierson seconded the motion to accept the resignation of Kelly Pevler as SVWE bus monitor. Roll call vote: Ayes- Stephanie Guerrero, Cynthia Ervin, Erech Pierson, Martha Leeper, and Jeff Stahl.  All voted in favor.  Motion carried.

Employment

Cynthia Ervin moved and Erech Pierson seconded the motion to employ Cody Trigg as the 8th Grade Girls Basketball coach. Roll call vote: Ayes- Stephanie Guerrero, Cynthia Ervin, Erech Pierson, Martha Leeper, and Jeff Stahl.  All voted in favor.  Motion carried.

Employment

Cynthia Ervin moved and Jeff Stahl seconded the motion to employ Rhonda Wiese as the SVHS Assistant Scholastic Bowl coach. Roll call vote: Ayes- Stephanie Guerrero, Cynthia Ervin, 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 Jennifer Williams as SVWE bus monitor.  Roll call vote: Ayes- Stephanie Guerrero, Cynthia Ervin, Erech Pierson, Martha Leeper, and Jeff Stahl.  All voted in favor.  Motion carried.

Attorney

Martha Leeper moved and Cynthia Ervin seconded the motion to retain the services of Guin Mundorf Attorneys at Law. Roll call vote: Ayes- Stephanie Guerrero, Cynthia Ervin, Erech Pierson, Martha Leeper, and Jeff Stahl.  All voted in favor.  Motion carried.

FMLA

Cynthia Ervin moved and Erech Pierson seconded the motion to approve the FMLA request of Jonathan Field to begin on approximately November 10, 2017. Roll call vote: Ayes- Stephanie Guerrero, Cynthia Ervin, Erech Pierson, Martha Leeper, and Jeff Stahl.  All voted in favor.  Motion carried.

Next Regular Meeting is scheduled for October 18, 2017 at 6 p.m. in the SVHS Board Room.

Adjournment

Martha Leeper moved and Erech Pierson seconded the motion that the meeting be adjourned at 7:10 p.m.   All voted in favor. Motion Carried.