July 17, 2019 Regular Meeting

Call to Order

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

Administration

Also present: Superintendent Bob Meadows.

Pledge to the Flag

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

Jeff Stahl entered the meeting at 6:01 p.m.

Visitors

President Stephanie Guerrero recognized and welcomed the visitors.  Visitors present were: Jennifer Centola, Sierra Centola, Tara Becker, Riley Becker, Teara Floyd, Dakota Floyd, and Kendall Kirby. 

Superintendent’s Report

Mr. Meadows updated the Board on the HS Boys Basketball Cooperative.

Mr. Meadows informed the Board of communication he received regarding a Consolidation Feasibility Study.

Mr. Meadows discussed the ENGIE Financial Update.

Mr. Meadows updated the Board on status of the Summer Work Projects at each campus.

Executive Session

Jeff Stahl moved and Erech Pierson seconded the motion to enter closed session at 6:15 p.m. for the reasons stated on the agenda. Roll call vote: Ayes- Cynthia Ervin, Erech Pierson, Martha Leeper, Jeff Stahl, Glenda Weldy, 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 6:33 p.m. Roll call vote: Ayes- Cynthia Ervin, Erech Pierson, Martha Leeper, Jeff Stahl, Glenda Weldy, and Stephanie Guerrero. All voted in favor.  Motion carried.

Closed Session Minutes

Erech Pierson moved and Martha Leeper 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 Stephanie Guerrero. All voted in favor.  Motion carried.

Employment

Cynthia Ervin moved and Glenda Weldy seconded the motion to employ Amber Davis as a 2nd Grade Teacher. Roll call vote: Ayes- Cynthia Ervin, Erech Pierson, Martha Leeper, Jeff Stahl, Glenda Weldy, and Stephanie Guerrero. All voted in favor.  Motion carried.

Employment

Erech Pierson moved and Glenda Weldy seconded the motion to employ Sara Ingram as a Middle School Science Teacher. Roll call vote: Ayes- Cynthia Ervin, Erech Pierson, Martha Leeper, Jeff Stahl, Glenda Weldy, and Stephanie Guerrero. All voted in favor.  Motion carried.

Employment

Jeff Stahl moved and Glenda Weldy seconded the motion to employ Nick Viele as the HS Head Varsity Basketball Coach. Roll call vote: Ayes- Cynthia Ervin, Erech Pierson, Martha Leeper, Jeff Stahl, Glenda Weldy, and Stephanie Guerrero. All voted in favor.  Motion carried.

Employment

Martha Leeper moved and Glenda Weldy seconded the motion to employ Alexa Jones as HS Assistant Volleyball Coach. Roll call vote: Ayes- Cynthia Ervin, Erech Pierson, Martha Leeper, Jeff Stahl, Glenda Weldy, and Stephanie Guerrero. All voted in favor.  Motion carried.

Employment

Erech Pierson moved and Cynthia Ervin seconded the motion to employ Alexa Jones as MS Head Volleyball Coach.  Roll call vote: Ayes- Cynthia Ervin, Erech Pierson, Martha Leeper, Jeff Stahl, Glenda Weldy, and Stephanie Guerrero. All voted in favor.  Motion carried.

Employment

Cynthia Ervin moved and Erech Pierson seconded the motion to employ Joe Scanavino as HS Head Scholastic Bowl Coach. Roll call vote: Ayes- Cynthia Ervin, Erech Pierson, Martha Leeper, Jeff Stahl, Glenda Weldy, and Stephanie Guerrero. All voted in favor.  Motion carried.

Employment

Martha Leeper moved and Cynthia Ervin seconded the motion to employ Joe Scanavino as MS Assistant Scholastic Bowl Coach. Roll call vote: Ayes- Cynthia Ervin, Erech Pierson, Martha Leeper, Jeff Stahl, Glenda Weldy, and Stephanie Guerrero. All voted in favor.  Motion carried.

Resignation

Erech Pierson moved and Cynthia Ervin seconded the motion to accept the resignation of Josh Myers as HS PE Teacher, Dean of Students, and Activities Director. Roll call vote: Ayes- Cynthia Ervin, Erech Pierson, Martha Leeper, Jeff Stahl, Glenda Weldy, and Stephanie Guerrero. All voted in favor.  Motion carried.

Resignation

Martha Leeper moved and Glenda Weldy seconded the motion to accept the resignation of Leann Myers as Kindergarten Teacher. Roll call vote: Ayes- Cynthia Ervin, Erech Pierson, Martha Leeper, Jeff Stahl, Glenda Weldy, and Stephanie Guerrero. All voted in favor.  Motion carried.

Resignation

Erech Pierson moved and Glenda Weldy seconded the motion to accept the resignation of Carol Stacey as MS Assistant VB Coach. Roll call vote: Ayes- Cynthia Ervin, Erech Pierson, Martha Leeper, Jeff Stahl, Glenda Weldy, and Stephanie Guerrero. All voted in favor.  Motion carried.

Resignation

Jeff Stahl moved and Cynthia Ervin seconded the motion to accept the resignation of Jennifer Williams as a Bus Monitor.  Roll call vote: Ayes- Cynthia Ervin, Erech Pierson, Martha Leeper, Jeff Stahl, Glenda Weldy, and Stephanie Guerrero. All voted in favor.  Motion carried.

Salary Schedule

Martha Leeper moved and Erech Pierson seconded the motion to approve the 2% salary increases of the superintendent and building principals for the 2019-20 school year. Roll call vote: Ayes- Cynthia Ervin, Erech Pierson, Martha Leeper, Jeff Stahl, Glenda Weldy, and Stephanie Guerrero. All voted in favor.  Motion carried.

Consent Agenda

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

Alternate Revenue Source

Martha Leeper moved and Glenda Weldy seconded the motion to adopt the resolution declaring the intention to issue General Obligation bonds (Alternate Revenue Source) of Sangamon Valley Community Unit School District Number 9, Macon, Sangamon and Christian Counties, Illinois, in an amount not to exceed $6,800,000 pursuant to the Local Government Debt Reform Act of the State of Illinois, as amended, for the purpose of paying the costs of improving school sites and altering, repairing and equipping school buildings and facilities of said District. Roll call vote: Ayes- Cynthia Ervin, Erech Pierson, Martha Leeper, Jeff Stahl, Glenda Weldy, and Stephanie Guerrero. All voted in favor.  Motion carried.

Working Cash Fund

Erech Pierson moved and Martha Leeper seconded the motion to adopt the resolution declaring the intention to issue $2,700,000 Working Cash Fund Bonds of Sangamon Valley Community Unit School District Number 9, Macon, Sangamon and Christian Counties, Illinois, for the purpose of increasing the Working Cash Fund for said school district, and directing the notice of such intention be published in the manner provided by law.

ENGIE

Jeff Stahl moved and Erech Pierson seconded the motion to approve, pending the final legal agreement and the acquisition of appropriate funding, the Phase One contract with ENGIE for a total amount not to exceed $7,680,018. Roll call vote: Ayes- Cynthia Ervin, Erech Pierson, Martha Leeper, Jeff Stahl, Glenda Weldy, and Stephanie Guerrero. All voted in favor.  Motion carried.

Sentinel

Cynthia Ervin moved and Glenda Weldy seconded the motion to renew the subscription of the Sentinel for the 2019-20 school year at a cost of $19.00 per subscription. Roll call vote: Ayes- Cynthia Ervin, Erech Pierson, Martha Leeper, Jeff Stahl, Glenda Weldy, and Stephanie Guerrero. All voted in favor.  Motion carried.

Accounting Software

Martha Leeper moved and Erech Pierson seconded the motion to purchase Skyward Accounting Software at a total cost of $36,426. Roll call vote: Ayes- Cynthia Ervin, Erech Pierson, Martha Leeper, Jeff Stahl, Glenda Weldy, and Stephanie Guerrero. All voted in favor.  Motion carried.

Closed Session Minutes

Jeff Stahl moved and Erech Pierson seconded the motion to keep the closed session minutes from January 2019 through June 2019 closed. Roll call vote: Ayes- Cynthia Ervin, Erech Pierson, Martha Leeper, Jeff Stahl, Glenda Weldy, and Stephanie Guerrero. All voted in favor.  Motion carried.

Safe School

Glenda Weldy moved and Erech Pierson seconded the motion to enter into an agreement with the Macon-Piatt Regional Office of Education for Safe School and Futures Unlimited for the 2019-2020 school year. Roll call vote: Ayes- Cynthia Ervin, Erech Pierson, Martha Leeper, Jeff Stahl, Glenda Weldy, and Stephanie Guerrero. All voted in favor.  Motion carried.

Summer Rec Program

Cynthia Ervin moved and Erech Pierson seconded the motion to allow the Summer Rec. Program to use 2 buses and drivers at no cost to the district.  All voted in favor. Motion carried.

A special Board Meeting will be held on July 26, 2019 at 5:00 p.m.

Adjournment

Jeff Stahl moved and Martha Leeper seconded the motion be adjourned at 7:15 p.m. All voted in favor. Motion carried.

Next regular meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, August 21, 2019 at 6:00 p.m.