August 21, 2019 Regular Meeting

Public Hearing

Call to Order

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

Open Public Hearing

Martha Leeper moved and Glenda Weldy seconded the motion to open the Public Hearing concerning the intent of the District to issue $2,700,000 working cash fund bonds to increase the District’s working cash fund and $6,800,000 general obligation bonds (alternate revenue source) for the school facility purposes. Roll call vote: Ayes- Stephanie Guerrero, Martha Leeper, Glenda Weldy, James Kent, and Jeff Stahl. All voted in favor. Motion carried.

Close Public Hearing

Jeff Stahl moved and James Kent seconded the motion to close the Public Hearing on the intent to sell bonds. Roll call vote: Ayes- Stephanie Guerrero, Martha Leeper, Glenda Weldy, James Kent, and Jeff Stahl. All voted in favor. Motion carried.

Adjournment

Martha Leeper moved and Glenda Weldy seconded that the Public Hearing be adjourned at 6:06 p.m. All voted in favor. Motion carried.

Regular Meeting

Call to Order

President Stephanie Guerrero called the August meeting to order at 6:06 p.m.  Board members present were: Stephanie Guerrero, Martha Leeper, Glenda Weldy, James Kent, and Jeff Stahl. Absent: Erech Pierson and Cynthia Ervin.

Administration

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

Pledge to the Flag

Ms. Wellbaum led the group in the Pledge of Allegiance.

Visitors

President Stephanie Guerrero recognized and welcomed the visitors.  Visitors present were: Amber Davis, Andy Flenner, and Holly Flenner. 

New Teachers

Mr. Meadows introduced to the Board and welcomed to the District: Amber Davis-2nd grade teacher at SVP, Holly Flenner-5th grade teacher at SVIS, and Andy Flenner-District Social Worker.

Executive Session

Jeff Stahl moved and James Kent seconded the motion to enter closed session at 6:10 p.m. for the reasons stated on the agenda. Roll call vote: Ayes- Stephanie Guerrero, Martha Leeper, Glenda Weldy, James Kent, and Jeff Stahl. All voted in favor. Motion carried.

Closed Session Adjournment

Glenda Weldy moved and James Kent seconded the motion to re-enter open session at 6:16 p.m. Roll call vote: Ayes- Stephanie Guerrero, Martha Leeper, Glenda Weldy, James Kent, and Jeff Stahl. All voted in favor. Motion carried.

Closed Session Minutes

Jeff Stahl moved and James Kent seconded the motion to accept the closed session minutes as read in closed session. Roll call vote: Ayes- Stephanie Guerrero, Martha Leeper, Glenda Weldy, James Kent, and Jeff Stahl. All voted in favor. Motion carried.

Employment

James Kent moved and Glenda Weldy seconded the motion to employ Andy Goldstein as a Volunteer Assistant Football Coach. Roll call vote: Ayes- Stephanie Guerrero, Martha Leeper, Glenda Weldy, James Kent, and Jeff Stahl. All voted in favor. Motion carried.

FMLA

James Kent moved and Martha Leeper seconded the motion to grant Carl Spath leave under the Family Medical Leave Act to begin on approximately October 29, 2019.  Roll call vote: Ayes- Stephanie Guerrero, Martha Leeper, Glenda Weldy, James Kent, and Jeff Stahl. All voted in favor. Motion carried.

Consent Agenda

Jeff Stahl moved and Martha Leeper seconded the motion to approve the consent agenda as presented. Roll call vote: Ayes- Stephanie Guerrero, Martha Leeper, Glenda Weldy, James Kent, and Jeff Stahl. All voted in favor. Motion carried.

Superintendent’s Report

Mr. Meadows shared with the Board the 2019-2020 student enrollment numbers.

Mr. Meadows reviewed the FY20 District Budget.

Ms. Wellbaum, Mr. Britton, and Mr. Field reported to the Board that the school year has started well.  They highlighted the success of Breakfast in the Classroom in the Primary and Intermediate buildings, new lunch program district-wide, and AP classes offered at the High School.

Resignation

Jeff Stahl moved and Glenda Weldy seconded the motion to accept the resignation of Cindy Ervin as School Board Member effective immediately. Roll call vote: Ayes- Stephanie Guerrero, Martha Leeper, Glenda Weldy, James Kent, and Jeff Stahl. All voted in favor. Motion carried.

District Budget

Martha Leeper moved and James Kent seconded the motion to approve the FY20 tentative school district budget. Roll call vote: Ayes- Stephanie Guerrero, Martha Leeper, Glenda Weldy, James Kent, and Jeff Stahl. All voted in favor. Motion carried.

District Budget Hearing

Martha Leeper moved and James Kent seconded the motion to set a hearing on the 2019-2020 tentative school district budget as part of the regular board meeting on September 25, 2019.  All voted in favor. Motion carried.

Working Cash

Glenda Weldy moved and Jeff Stahl seconded the motion to transfer $211,000 from Working Cash to Capital Projects to cover the cost of the summer work projects.  Roll call vote: Ayes- Stephanie Guerrero, Martha Leeper, Glenda Weldy, James Kent, and Jeff Stahl. All voted in favor. Motion carried.

Bus Garage

James Kent moved and Glenda Weldy seconded the motion to accept the bid from Pete Mack Farm & Industrial Painting to paint the Bus Garage and Lean-to at a cost of $9,500.  Roll call vote: Ayes- Stephanie Guerrero, Martha Leeper, Glenda Weldy, James Kent, and Jeff Stahl. All voted in favor. Motion carried.

Band Trip

James Kent moved and Jeff Stahl seconded the motion to approve the HS Band trip to Cedar Point in Sandusky, Ohio in June 2020 at no cost to the district.  All voted in favor. Motion carried.

Village of Illiopolis

Jeff Stahl moved and Glenda Weldy seconded the motion to allow the Village of Illiopolis to use the Old Gym at the Middle School for their annual Community Halloween Party on October 26, 2019. All voted in favor.  Motion carried.

Cub Scout Pack 91

Martha Leeper moved and Jeff Stahl seconded the motion to allow Cub Scout Pack 91 to use the Primary Cafeteria to hold their Pack Join-Us Night on September 9, 2019. All voted in favor. Motion carried.

Due to the 30 days that the FY20 Budget must be on display, there will be a Budget Hearing on September 25, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. with the Regular Meeting immediately following.

Adjournment

Glenda Weldy moved and Jeff Stahl seconded the motion be adjourned at 7:06 p.m. All voted in favor. Motion carried.