January 17, 2018 Regular Meeting

Call to Order

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

Administration

Also present: Superintendent Bob Meadows, Sangamon Valley West Principal Brian Britton and Sangamon Valley High School Principal Jonathan Field.

Pledge to the Flag

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

Visitors

Vice President Jeff Stahl recognized and welcomed the visitors.  Visitors present were: Seth Barr

Consent Agenda

Erech Pierson moved and James Kent seconded the motion to approve the Consent Agenda.  Roll call vote: Ayes- Cynthia Ervin, Erech Pierson, 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 Elementary teaching assignments for the 2018-2019 school year.

Mr. Meadows thanked Mrs. Donna Ingrum, Mrs. Mindy Wisecup, Mrs. Kyleigh Covi, Mrs. Valerie Janvrin, and Mr. Brian Britton for their work on the Pre-K and Title grants and updated the Board on the status of both grants.

Mr. Meadows updated the Board on the status of the improvements being made at the MS and HS campuses per the Health Life Safety code.

Curriculum Director's Report

Mr. Field updated the Board with District MAP results.

Closed Session Minutes

Cynthia Ervin moved and Glenda Weldy seconded the motion to keep the closed session minutes from July 2017 through December 2017 closed.  Roll call vote: Ayes- Cynthia Ervin, Erech Pierson, Martha Leeper, Jeff Stahl, Glenda Weldy and James Kent. All voted in favor.  Motion carried.

SVWE PTO

James Kent moved and Erech Pierson seconded the motion to allow the SVWE PTO to use the new gym and cafeteria for a Valentine’s Dance on February 6th from 6-8pm. All voted in favor.  Motion carried.

SVWE PTO

Martha Leeper moved and Erech Pierson seconded the motion to allow the SVWE PTO to use the gym and cafeteria for a Family Movie Night on February 23rd from 6:30 to 9pm.  All voted in favor. Motion carried.

Executive Session

Cynthia Ervin moved and Glenda Weldy seconded the motion to enter closed session at 6:19 p.m. for the reasons stated on the agenda. Roll call vote: Roll call vote: Ayes- Cynthia Ervin, Erech Pierson, Martha Leeper, Jeff Stahl, Glenda Weldy and James Kent. All voted in favor.  Motion carried.

Closed Session Adjournment

Erech Pierson moved and Cindy Ervin seconded the motion to re-enter open session at 6:54 p.m. Roll call vote: Ayes- Cynthia Ervin, Erech Pierson, Martha Leeper, Jeff Stahl, Glenda Weldy and James Kent. 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- Cynthia Ervin, Erech Pierson, Martha Leeper, Jeff Stahl, Glenda Weldy and James Kent. All voted in favor.  Motion carried.

Retirement

Jeff Stahl moved and Martha Leeper seconded the motion to accept the retirement of Susan Watts as a Bus Driver effective February 2, 2018.  Roll call vote: Ayes- Cynthia Ervin, Erech Pierson, Martha Leeper, Jeff Stahl, Glenda Weldy and James Kent. All voted in favor.  Motion carried.

Resignation

Martha Leeper moved and Glenda Weldy seconded the motion to accept the resignation of Arianna Guerrero as SVEE classroom aide. Roll call vote: Ayes- Cynthia Ervin, Erech Pierson, Martha Leeper, Jeff Stahl, Glenda Weldy and James Kent. All voted in favor.  Motion carried.

Employment

Erech Pierson moved and James Kent seconded the motion to employ Dave Fleming as MS Girls Track Coach for the 2017-2018 season. Roll call vote: Ayes- Cynthia Ervin, Erech Pierson, Martha Leeper, Jeff Stahl, Glenda Weldy and James Kent. All voted in favor.  Motion carried.

Principal Contract

Cynthia Ervin moved and Glenda Weldy seconded the motion to enter into a successor contract with Jonathan Field as a principal for the Sangamon Valley School District through the 2021-2022 school year. Roll call vote: Ayes- Cynthia Ervin, Erech Pierson, Martha Leeper, Jeff Stahl, Glenda Weldy and James Kent. All voted in favor.  Motion carried.

Superintendent Contract

The motion to enter into a successor contract with Bob Meadows as Superintendent for the Sangamon Valley School District through the 2020-2021 school year was tabled until February for evaluation and salary review.

Adjournment

Erech Pierson moved and Cynthia Ervin seconded the motion that the meeting be adjourned at 6:59 p.m.  All voted in favor.  Motion carried.

Next regular meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, February 21, 2018 at 6:00 p.m.