March 20, 2019 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, Cynthia Ervin, Erech Pierson, Martha Leeper, Jeff Stahl, Glenda Weldy and James Kent.

Administration

Also present: Superintendent Bob Meadows, SVP Principal Bethany Wellbaum, SVIS/MS Principal Brian Britton, and SVHS Principal Jonathan Field.

Pledge to the Flag

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

Visitors

Mr Meadows spoke on behalf of Kyle Parish regarding a proposed Eagle Scout project at the SVP campus. The Board conducted a poll of all members and approval was given for the project.

Student Discipline Hearing

Cynthia Ervin moved and Erech Pierson seconded the motion to appoint Stephanie Guerrero as hearing officer for the student discipline hearing. Roll call vote: Ayes- Stephanie Guerrero, Cynthia Ervin, Erech Pierson, Martha Leeper, Jeff Stahl, Glenda Weldy and James Kent. All voted in favor. Motion carried.

Executive Session

Jeff Stahl moved and Glenda Weldy seconded the motion to enter closed session at 6:03 p.m. for the reasons stated on the agenda. Roll call vote: Ayes- Stephanie Guerrero, 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 Jeff Stahl seconded the motion to re-enter open session at 6:57 p.m. Roll call vote: Ayes- Stephanie Guerrero, 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 Glenda Weldy 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, Jeff Stahl, Glenda Weldy and James Kent. All voted in favor. Motion carried.

Student Discipline Student SV2019-1

Erech Pierson moved and Jeff Stahl seconded the motion to expel student # SV2019-1 for two years from March 20, 2019, to March 1, 2021, based on a preponderance of the evidence presented in the expulsion hearing and based on the Board’s determination that the student engaged in egregious conduct, that the student’s continued presence at school poses a threat to school safety of other students and staff and substantially disrupts the operation of school. The Board further finds that given the severity of the student’s gross misconduct, there are no other appropriate disciplinary interventions available and that the presence of the student at school will foster a culture that the student’s behavior at school is acceptable and tolerated. The expulsion shall be held in abeyance only if the student will enroll in an alternative school during the period of his expulsion. Roll call vote: Ayes- Stephanie Guerrero, Cynthia Ervin, Erech Pierson, Martha Leeper, Jeff Stahl, Glenda Weldy and James Kent. All voted in favor. Motion carried.

Student Discipline Student SV2019-2

Jeff Stahl moved and Erech Pierson seconded the motion to expel student # SV2019-2 for two years from March 20, 2019, to the end of the 2019-20 school year, based on a preponderance of the evidence presented in the expulsion hearing and based on the Board’s determination that the student engaged in egregious conduct, that the student’s continued presence at school poses a threat to school safety of other students and staff and substantially disrupts the operation of school. The Board further finds that given the severity of the student’s gross misconduct, there are no other appropriate disciplinary interventions available and that the presence of the student at school will foster a culture that the student’s behavior at school is acceptable and tolerated. The expulsion shall be held in abeyance only if the student will enroll in an alternative school during the period of his expulsion. The student may return to Sangamon Valley High School at the beginning of the 2020-21 school year, provided successful completion and a referral from the director of the alternative school. Roll call vote: Ayes- Stephanie Guerrero, Cynthia Ervin, Erech Pierson, Martha Leeper, Jeff Stahl, Glenda Weldy and James Kent. All voted in favor. Motion carried.

Employment

Cynthia Ervin moved and Glenda Weldy seconded the motion to employ Corranda Meachum as an Individual Aide at the Primary Building. Roll call vote: Ayes- Stephanie Guerrero, Cynthia Ervin, Erech Pierson, Martha Leeper, Jeff Stahl, Glenda Weldy and James Kent. All voted in favor. Motion carried.

Resignation

Martha Leeper moved and James Kent seconded the motion to accept the resignation of Josh Patrick as HS English Teacher effective at the end of the 2018-19 school year. Roll call vote: Ayes- Stephanie Guerrero, Cynthia Ervin, Erech Pierson, Martha Leeper, Jeff Stahl, Glenda Weldy and James Kent. All voted in favor. Motion carried.

Resignation

Jeff Stahl moved and James Kent seconded the motion to accept the resignation of Josh Myers as HS Head Boys Basketball Coach effective immediately. Roll call vote: Ayes- Stephanie Guerrero, Cynthia Ervin, Erech Pierson, Martha Leeper, Jeff Stahl, Glenda Weldy and James Kent. All voted in favor. Motion carried.

Resignation

Cynthia Ervin moved and Martha Leeper seconded the motion to accept the resignation of Paxton Campbell as MS Assistant Girls Basketball Coach effective immediately. Roll call vote: Ayes- Stephanie Guerrero, Cynthia Ervin, Erech Pierson, Martha Leeper, Jeff Stahl, Glenda Weldy and James Kent. All voted in favor. Motion carried.

Consent Agenda

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

Superintendent’s Report

Mr. Meadows informed the Board of the Compact Bargaining Meeting to be held May 29-31, 2019.

Mr. Meadows discussed the lighting upgrade to be completed at the Bus Garage at the SVHS campus.

Mr. Meadows informed the Board of the Roof Replacement needed on the South Wing of the High School.

Mr. Meadows discussed tree removal to be completed at the Middle School and High School campuses.

Mr. Meadows informed the Board that he hopes to present a list of 2019 Summer Work Items in the April Board meeting.

Board Policy Manual

Martha Leeper moved and Glenda Weldy seconded the motion to adopt the District Policy Manual as recommended by the Illinois Association of School Boards. Roll call vote: Ayes- Stephanie Guerrero, Cynthia Ervin, Erech Pierson, Martha Leeper, Jeff Stahl, Glenda Weldy and James Kent. All voted in favor. Motion carried.

IHSA Membership

James Kent moved and Erech Pierson seconded the motion to renew the membership with IHSA for the 2019-20 school year at no cost to the district. All voted in favor. Motion carried.

IESA Membership

James Kent moved and Martha Leeper seconded the motion to renew the membership with IESA for the 2019-20 school year at a cost to the district of $875. Roll call vote: Ayes- Stephanie Guerrero, Cynthia Ervin, Erech Pierson, Martha Leeper, Jeff Stahl, Glenda Weldy and James Kent. All voted in favor. Motion carried.

Drama Club Trip

Cynthia Ervin moved and Jeff Stahl seconded the motion to approve the Drama Club trip to St Louis on April 4, 2019. Roll call vote: Ayes- Stephanie Guerrero, Cynthia Ervin, Erech Pierson, Martha Leeper, Jeff Stahl, Glenda Weldy and James Kent. All voted in favor. Motion carried.

QNS Technology Upgrades

Martha Leeper moved and Erech Pierson seconded the motion to approve the QNS technology upgrades as presented at a cost of $20,716.15. Roll call vote: Ayes- Stephanie Guerrero, Cynthia Ervin, Erech Pierson, Martha Leeper, Jeff Stahl, Glenda Weldy and James Kent. All voted in favor. Motion carried.

Tractor Purchase

James Kent moved and Erech Pierson seconded the motion to approve the purchase of a tractor with front loader for the cost of $12,849 after trade in. Roll call vote: Ayes- Stephanie Guerrero, Cynthia Ervin, Erech Pierson, Martha Leeper, Jeff Stahl, Glenda Weldy and James Kent. All voted in favor. Motion carried.

Tree Removal

Jeff Stahl moved and James Kent seconded the motion to approve the removal of 3 trees from the Middle School and High School campuses by Leka Tree Service in the amount of $6,500. Roll call vote: Ayes- Stephanie Guerrero, Cynthia Ervin, Erech Pierson, Martha Leeper, Jeff Stahl, Glenda Weldy and James Kent. All voted in favor. Motion carried.

MS/HS Diploma Distribution

Stephanie Guerrero and Martha Leeper will distribute diplomas at the Middle School Promotion Ceremony on Thursday, May 23, 2019. Cynthia Ervin and Erech Pierson will distribute diplomas at the High School Graduation Ceremony on Saturday, May 25, 2019.

Next regular meeting is scheduled for April 17, 2019.

Adjournment

Jeff Stahl moved and Erech Pierson seconded the motion that the meeting be adjourned at 7:29 p.m. All voted in favor. Motion carried.