Norris City Omaha Enfield Community Unit School District 3 Board of Education met February 20
Norris City Omaha Enfield Community Unit School District 3 Board of Education met Feb. 20.
Here is the minutes provided by the board:
The regular meeting of the Board of Education of the Norris City-Omaha-Enfield
Community Unit School District #3 of White, Hamilton and Gallatin Counties, Illinois, was called to order by Karen Weiss at 7:00 p.m. in the Superintendent’s Office on Wednesday, February 20, 2019. All members had been previously notified and those answering roll call were: Matt McArthy, Karen Weiss, Mike Hite, and Paul Black. Also attending were Jimmy Foster, Matt Vollman, Todd Haley and Carla Carter. Joe Lane, Scott Riggs, and Lincoln Hobbs were absent.
Karen Weiss made the motion to accept the minutes as presented. Mike Hite seconded. A unanimous vote followed.
Lincoln Hobbs entered meeting at 7:03 p.m.
The bills were approved on a motion by Karen Weiss and second by Matt McArthy. Roll Call Vote: Matt McArthy, Aye; Karen Weiss, Aye; Lincoln Hobbs, Aye; Mike Hite, Aye; and Paul Black, Aye. Motion Carried.
During the Trustees Report, Mr. Vollman updated the Board that the District has received transportation money, pre-k grant money and White County property tax deposit. All funds are currently in good standing.
Attendance at the high school for January was 93.4%. Mr. Haley thanks Mrs. Large and Mrs. Ramsey, students and parents on a job well done at Homecoming. FFA week activities are currently going on. He congratulated the high school cheerleaders for placing 1st at the GEC tournament. There will be a play at the high school on March 8th and 9th.
Mr. Foster reported attendance at NCO as 93.4%. He projects February’s attendance to be low due to the high number of students affected by illness. Basketball is finished for the season with a 2nd place win at state. The history Fair was February 7th with over 50 student projects and 18 of those have advanced to Regionals in March. Volleyball is halfway through the season. Yearbook sales have wrapped up this week at NCO.
Mrs. Carter stated that attendance was 92% at Booth in January. Pre-k screenings will be March 13th and 14th. Mrs. Carter reported a lot of illness with students and staff in the last 2 weeks.
The Booth Trust report was approved on a motion by Matt McArthy and a second by Paul Black. The balance is $31,039.36. Roll Call Vote: Matt McArthy, Aye; Karen Weiss, Aye; Lincoln Hobbs, Aye; Mike Hite, Aye; and Paul Black, Aye. Motion Carried.
A motion was made by Lincoln Hobbs to let bids for mowing. Matt McArthy seconded. A unanimous vote followed.
Lincoln Hobbs made the motion to accept the Work Plan for School Improvement and seconded by Matt McArthy. A unanimous vote followed.
Karen Weiss made the motion and Lincoln Hobbs seconded to approve the second reading of the updated Board policies: 2:80 Board Member Oath and Conduct;2:120 Board Member Development; 4:130 Free and Reduced-Price Food Services; 4:130-E Exhibit-Free and Reduced-Price Food Services; Meal Charge Notifications; 4:170 Safety; 5:30 Hiring Process and Criteria; 5:60 Expenses; 5:100 Staff Development Program; 5:220 Substitute Teachers; 6:20 School Year Calendar and Day; 6:60 Curriculum Content; 6:310 Credit for Alternative Courses and Programs, and Course Substitutions; 7:70 Attendance and Truancy; 7:100 Health, Eye, and Dental Examinations; Immunizations; and Exclusion of Students; 7:190 Student Behavior; 7:250 Student Support Services; 7:260 Exemption from Physical Education; 7:270 Administering Medicines to Students; 7:290 Suicide and Depression Awareness and Prevention; 7:290 Suicide and Depression Awareness and Prevention; 7:305 Student Athlete Concussions and Head Injuries. The second reading will be held at the February 2019 meeting. A unanimous vote followed.
Lincoln Hobbs made the motion to accept the retirement of Bruce Weiss. Matt McArthy seconded. A unanimous vote followed.
Mr. Vollman gave the Board an update of the Collective Bargaining Agreement negotiations.
The meeting adjourned at 9:30 p.m. on a motion by Lincoln Hobbs and second by Mike Hite. A unanimous vote followed.