March 21, 2018 Regular Meeting

CALL TO ORDER

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

ADMINISTRATION

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

PLEDGE TO FLAG

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

VISITORS

Visitors present were: Cindy McClure, Bob McClure, Kelli Iversen, Sarah Lowe, Sue Watts.

EXECUTIVE SESSION

Jeff Stahl moved and James Kent seconded the motion to enter closed session at 6:01 p.m. for the reasons stated on the agenda. Roll call vote: Ayes- Cynthia Ervin, Erech Pierson, Martha Leeper, Jeff Stahl, Glenda Weldy, James Kent, and Stephanie Guerrero. All voted in favor.  Motion carried.

CLOSED SESSION ADJOURNMENT

Cynthia Ervin moved and Erech Pierson seconded the motion to re-enter open session at 8:10 p.m. Roll call vote: Ayes- Cynthia Ervin, Erech Pierson, Martha Leeper, Jeff Stahl, Glenda Weldy, James Kent, and Stephanie Guerrero. All voted in favor.  Motion carried.

CLOSED SESSION MINUTES

Cynthia Ervin moved and Glenda Weldy 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, James Kent, and Stephanie Guerrero. All voted in favor.  Motion carried.

PRE-TERMINATION HEARING

Jeff Stahl moved and Erech Pierson seconded the motion to approve the Superintendent’s decision to suspend Cindy McClure, without pay, effective February 23, 2018, and to dismiss her as an at-will non-certified employee, effective immediately, for engaging in gross misconduct. Roll call vote: Ayes- Cynthia Ervin, Erech Pierson, Martha Leeper, Jeff Stahl, Glenda Weldy, James Kent, and Stephanie Guerrero. All voted in favor.  Motion carried.

MS DEAN OF STUDENTS

Martha Leeper moved and Cynthia Ervin seconded the motion to employ Dave Fleming as Middle School Dean of Students effective January 1, 2018 for the 2017-2018 school year and for the 2018-19 school year. Roll call vote: Ayes- Cynthia Ervin, Erech Pierson, Martha Leeper, Jeff Stahl, Glenda Weldy, James Kent, and Stephanie Guerrero. All voted in favor.  Motion carried.

BASS TEAM

James Kent moved and Glenda Weldy seconded the motion to employ Brad Centola as HS Volunteer Bass Team Boat Captain effective immediately. Roll call vote: Ayes- Cynthia Ervin, Erech Pierson, Martha Leeper, Jeff Stahl, Glenda Weldy, James Kent, and Stephanie Guerrero. All voted in favor.  Motion carried.

RESIGNATION

Martha Leeper moved and James Kent seconded the motion to accept the resignation of Jessica Whightsil as 7th Grade Girls Volleyball Coach at the end of the 2017-2018 school year. Roll call vote: Ayes- Cynthia Ervin, Erech Pierson, Martha Leeper, Jeff Stahl, Glenda Weldy, James Kent, and Stephanie Guerrero. All voted in favor.  Motion carried.

RESIGNATION

Cynthia Ervin moved and Jeff Stahl seconded the motion to accept the resignation of Heather Kuethe as HS Boys Basketball Cheerleading Coach at the end of the 2017-2018 school year. Roll call vote: Ayes- Cynthia Ervin, Erech Pierson, Martha Leeper, Jeff Stahl, Glenda Weldy, James Kent, and Stephanie Guerrero. All voted in favor.  Motion carried.

CONSENT AGENDA

Glenda Weldy 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, James Kent, and Stephanie Guerrero. All voted in favor.  Motion carried.

SUPERINTENDENT'S REPORT

Mr. Meadows updated the Board on the Education Fund Projections for the conclusion of the 2017-2018 school year.

Mr. Meadows presented an Attendance Centers Update to the Board. 

Mr. Meadows informed the Board that the Steam Trap Replacement project is complete. 

Mr. Meadows proposed a replacement of the front doors at SVMS.

Mr. Meadows updated the Board on the status of the Food Service Bid. The Board will revisit this issue in May. 

Mr. Meadows informed the Board that a School Safety Drill is scheduled for April 5th at all campuses.  

IHSA MEMBERSHIP

Erech Pierson moved and James Kent seconded the motion to renew the membership with the IHSA for the 2018-2019 school year at no cost to the district.  All voted in favor. Motion carried.

FFA NATIONAL CONVENTION

Martha Leeper moved and Glenda Weldy seconded the motion to approve the FFA trip to the National Convention in Indianapolis on October 24-26, 2018 at no cost to the district. All voted in favor. Motion carried.

POST PROM

Cynthia Ervin moved and Erech Pierson seconded the motion to allow the 2018 Post Prom Committee to use the west campus on April 22-22, 2018. All voted in favor.  Motion carried.

MS DOOR REPLACEMENT

Jeff Stahl moved and James Kent seconded the motion to approve the replacement of the front doors of the MS by United Glass for the amount of $7,030.  Roll call vote: Ayes- Cynthia Ervin, Erech Pierson, Martha Leeper, Jeff Stahl, Glenda Weldy, James Kent, and Stephanie Guerrero. All voted in favor.  Motion carried.

BOARD RETREAT

Stephanie Guerrero informed the Board of a Board Retreat meeting on June 14, 2018 from 6-8 p.m. in the SVHS Board Room.

ADJOURNMENT

Jeff Stahl moved and Cynthia Ervin seconded the motion that the meeting be adjourned at 8:40 p.m.  All voted in favor.  Motion carried. 

Next regular meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, April 18, 2018 at 6:00 p.m.