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Hamilton County CUSD board discusses improvement projects

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By Wadi Reformado | Mar 5, 2017

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The Hamilton County Community Unit School District 10 Board of Education met Dec. 21 to discuss improvement projects.

Here are the meeting's minutes, as provided by the board:

The Board of Education of Hamilton County Community Unit District No. 10 met in regular session on the

evening of December 21, 2016 at 6:00 p.m., in the Unit Office.

The meeting was called to order by Board President Steve Becker. Roll Call was as follows: Present – Danny

Anselment, Randy Kirsch, Larry Launius, Dennis Lynch, Tom Maulding, Tim Millenbine, and Steve Becker.

Motion by Anselment, second by Launius to approve the following items under the Consent Agenda: The minutes

from the November 15, 2016 Special and Regular board meeting. Treasurer’s Report, Budget report, District bill listing,

and the destruction of Executive Session Audio Tapes older than 18 months per Code. First Reading Revised Policies:

GBRF, BBBE, BDA, KABA, DJEJ, DJEA. First Reading New Policy: DID. Out of State Trips: None. Roll Call Vote –

Voting Yes – Anselment, Launius, Kirsch, Lynch, Maulding, Millenbine, and Becker. Motion carried.

CORRESPONDENCE- None.

VISITORS/Public Comment- Gus Rawls, high school student, and Connie Lueke, club sponsor, were present to

highlight the Interact Club receiving the 2015-2016 Presidential Citation Award. Lisa Fetcho, Guidance, and Lynn

Belangee were present to discuss their recent trip to St. Charles, IL in December and our District being 1 of 5 receiving

the Raising Student Achievement Award. There was no public comment.

SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT - Status

Mr. Fetcho updated the board on the following: The new/used buses. The 1% Sales Tax is down from 2015. The Board discussed the specs of building a new bus barn. The Board approved Mr. Fetcho to continuing seeking information on the project. 

The Board discussed East Side gym floor project. A bid was put in for a Dump truck and plow located at the Village of Dahlgren. 

Enclosed in the Board packet was the 5th/6th grades basketball schedule. The state currently owes the district $821,246. Mr. Fetcho went over the parent/teacher conference survey with the Board and how all the positive comments reflected well on the teaching and administrative staff.

OLD BUSINESS –

None.

NEW BUSINESSMotion

by Kirsch, second by Anselment to approve the Resolution to Regulate Expense Reimbursements. Roll

Call Vote – Voting Yes – Kirsch, Anselment, Launius, Lynch, Maulding, Millenbine, and Becker. Motion carried.

Motion by Anselment, second by Lynch to approve to use $110,000 of Health/Life/Safety Funds for the Sr. high

school roof project. Roll Call Vote – Voting Yes – Anselment, Lynch, Kirsch, Launius, Maulding, Millenbine, and

Becker. Motion carried.

Motion by Launius, second by Lynch to approve to reschedule the February board meeting to Wednesday,

February 15, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. Vote was taken by voice and motion carried.

Motion by Lynch, second by Anselment to convene in executive session at 7:05 p.m. to discuss appointment,

employment, compensation, discipline, performance or dismissal of a specific employee(s) or office of the public body,

selling of district property, conducting student expulsion hearings, and pending litigation pursuant to 5 ILCS 120/2(c)(1).

Roll Call Vote – Voting Yes – Lynch, Anselment, Kirsch, Launius, Maulding, Millenbine, and Becker. Motion carried.

Motion by Maulding, second by Lynch to come out of executive session at 9:50 p.m. Roll Call Vote – Voting

Yes – Maulding, Lynch, Anselment, Kirsch, Launius, Millenbine, and Becker. Motion carried.

Motion by Anselment, second by Millenbine to approve the minutes from executive session. Vote was taken by

voice and motion carried.

Motion by Anselment, second by Kirsch to accept the letter of resignation from Brian Blades as the Head Football

Coach, effective November 21, 2016. Roll Call Vote -Voting Yes – Anselment, Kirsch, Launius, Lynch, Maulding,

Millenbine, and Becker. Motion carried.

Motion by Launius, second by Lynch to employ Sarah Healy as a District Office Bookkeeper contingent upon the

successful completion of a background check, and completion of necessary paperwork, effective January 3, 2017. Roll

Call Vote – Voting Yes – Launius, Lynch, Anselment, Kirsch, Maulding, Millenbine, and Becker. Motion carried.

Motion by Maulding, second by Millenbine to employ April Schaefer as an Extra Ordinary Care Aide, effective

January 3, 2017. Roll Call Vote- Voting Yes – Maulding, Millenbine, Anselment, Kirsch, Launius, Lynch, and Becker.

Motion carried.

Motion by Kirsch, second by Anselment to employ Cody Bailey as the Freshman Boys Basketball Coach for the

2016-2017 school year. Roll Call Vote – Voting Yes – Kirsch, Anselment, Launius, Lynch, Maulding, Millenbine, and

Becker. Motion carried.

Motion by Millenbine, second by Anselment to re-employ Teresa Golden as the Jr. High Volleyball Coach for the

2016-2017 school year. Roll Call Vote – Voting Yes – Millenbine, Anselment, Kirsch, Launius, Lynch, Maulding, and

Becker. Motion carried.

Motion by Maulding, second by Launius to post for a High School Softball Coach. Vote was taken by voice and

motion carried.

Motion by Millenbine, second by Lynch to approve the resolutions to declare the school properties located at 201

S. Silas Avenue and 205 S. Silas Avenue as excess property and authorize the sale of said property through sealed bids.

Roll Call Vote – Voting Yes – Millenbine, Lynch, Anselment, Kirsch, Launius, Maulding, and Becker. Motion carried.

Motion by Kirsch, second by Lynch to expel Student A, B, and C for the remainder of the 2016-2017 school year

for gross misconduct and recommend educational placement at the Regional Alternative School in Norris City starting

January 9, 2017 and receive appropriate counseling. Roll Call Vote – Voting Yes – Kirsch, Lynch, Anselment, Launius,

Maulding, Millenbine, and Becker. Motion carried.

Motion by Maulding, second by Lynch to adjourn. Vote was taken by voice, motion carried and the meeting

adjourned at 9:56 p.m.

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Board President

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Board Secretary

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