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Hamilton County Community Unit School District 10 Board of Education met June 17

By Michael Abella | Aug 14, 2019


Hamilton County Community Unit School District 10 Board of Education met June 17.

Here is the minutes provided by the board:

The Board of Education of Hamilton County Community Unit District No. 10 met in regular session on the evening of June 17, 2019 at 7:00 p.m., in the Unit Office.

The meeting was called to order by Board President Dennis Lynch. Roll Call was as follows: Present – Bob Gray, Jeff Lueke, Tim Millenbine, Clint Ragan, Ellen Rubenacker, Justin Woodrow and Dennis Lynch.

Motion by Lueke, second by Ragan to approve the following items under the Consent Agenda: The minutes from the May 21, 2019 Regular Board Meeting, Treasurer’s Report, Budget reports, District bill listing, and the destruction of Executive Session Audio Recordings older than 18 months per Code. Roll Call Vote – Voting Yes – Lueke, Ragan, Millenbine, Woodrow, Gray, Rubenacker, and Lynch. Motion carried.

CORRESPONDENCE – None

VISITORS/Public Comment – The Fox Fire Trap Team was present. The squad recently competed in State and won 1st place. Coaches were introduced to the board. Dewain Wellen was present to highlight their season and informed the board of all awards won this season. Natalie Wellen and Lynn Bouseman were present and recognized for a donation that was made to the Hamilton County FFA/Ag Program from a fish fry that they recently held in memory of A.J. Wellen. Total funds donated was $2,848. Tim King with Kings Financial Consulting was present to discuss the General Obligation School Bonds.

SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT - Status

Mr. Fetcho updated the Board on the following: Wished Clint Ragan an early Happy Birthday; Roger Lee has been chosen for the Southern Illinois Miners Hall of Fame. The ceremony will take place on June 25, 2019; State Budget information. The 2020 budget has been approved and the FY’20 looks good at this time; Design plan for the proposed District Office; Evaluation from Holcomb Engineering; State Disbursements owed: $321,414; Reminded the board that he will be on vacation the week of June 24-28; District final day enrollment for the 2018-2019 school year. Enrollment numbers are projected to drop. Clint Ragan suggested a committee for increasing enrollment numbers.

OLD BUSINESS –

Motion by Millenbine, second by Ragan to approve the resolution providing for the issue of $3,423,600 in General Obligation Bond and Refunding Bonds. This would consist of the new $2,000,000 bond and $1,423,600 in bonds that we currently owe. Roll Call Vote – Voting Yes - Millenbine, Ragan, Gray, Lueke, Rubenacker, Woodrow, and Lynch. Motion carried.

Motion by Lueke, second by Woodrow for authorization to seek bids for a new football scoreboard. Vote was taken by voice and motion carried.

Motion by Gray, second by Rubenacker for authorization to seek bids for a new athletic complex parking lot and necessary drainage work. Vote was taken by voice and motion carried.

Motion by Ragan, second by Rubenacker to approve the estimate from John Mast to install an athletic field house metal roof over the existing flat roof and siding work. Roll Call Vote – Voting Yes – Ragan, Rubenacker, Woodrow, Gray, Lueke, Millenbine, and Lynch. Motion carried.

NEW BUSINESS –

Motion by Lueke, second by Ragan to approve to establish the FY’20 Imprest Funds. Roll call vote - Voting Yes - Lueke, Ragan, Gray, Millenbine, Rubenacker, Woodrow, and Lynch. Motion carried.

Motion by Woodrow, second by Lueke to approve the Section 125 Cafeteria Plan with American Fidelity Assurance Co. Roll Call Vote – Voting Yes – Woodrow, Lueke, Gray, Millenbine, Ragan, Rubenacker, and Lynch. Motion carried.

Motion by Millenbine, second by Ragan to approve membership in the Illinois Association of School Boards for FY’20. Roll Call Vote – Voting Yes – Millenbine, Ragan, Gray, Lueke, Rubenacker, Woodrow, and Lynch. Motion carried.

Motion by Lueke, second by Ragan to convene in executive session at 8:16 p.m. to discuss appointment, employment, compensation, discipline, performance or dismissal of a specific employee(s) or office of the public body pursuant to 5 ILCS 120/2(c)(1). Roll Call Vote – Voting Yes – Lueke, Ragan, Woodrow, Gray, Millenbine, Rubenacker, and Lynch. Motion carried.

Motion by Lueke, second by Woodrow to come out of executive session at 9:56 p.m. Roll Call Vote – Voting Yes – Lueke, Woodrow, Ragan, Gray, Millenbine, Rubenacker, and Lynch. Motion carried.

Motion by Ragan, second by Rubenacker to approve the minutes from executive session. Vote was taken by voice and motion carried.

Motion by Rubenacker, second by Woodrow to accept a letter of resignation from David Brown, Band Teacher, effective at the end of the 2018-2019 school year. Roll Call Vote – Voting Yes – Rubenacker, Woodrow, Gray, Lueke, Millenbine, Ragan, and Lynch. Motion Carried.

Motion by Woodrow, second by Ragan to accept a letter of resignation from Cindy Billington, Early Childhood Teacher, effective at the end of the 2018-2019 school year. Roll Call Vote – Voting Yes – Woodrow, Ragan, Gray, Rubenacker, Lueke, Millenbine, and Lynch. Motion Carried.

Motion by Rubenacker, second by Millenbine to accept a letter of resignation from Eugene “Penny” Vanwinkle, Assistant High School Baseball Coach, effective May 20, 2019. Roll Call Vote – Voting Yes – Rubenacker, Millenbine, Gray, Lueke, Ragan, Woodrow, and Lynch. Motion Carried.

Motion by Rubenacker, second by Millenbine to accept a letter of resignation from Dennis Lynch, Director of Sporting Clays, effective June 17, 2019. Roll Call Vote – Voting Yes – Rubenacker, Millenbine, Gray, Lueke, Ragan, Woodrow, and Lynch. Motion Carried.

Motion by Lueke, second by Ragan to accept an irrevocable four year notice of intent to retire letter from Tonyia Neal, Elementary Teacher, effective at the end of the 2022-2023 school year. Roll Call Vote – Voting Yes – Lueke, Ragan, Gray, Rubenacker, Millenbine, Woodrow, and Lynch. Motion Carried.

Motion by Lueke, second by Ragan to accept an irrevocable four year notice of intent to retire letter from Pandora Reyling, Elementary Teacher, effective at the end of the 2022-2023 school year. Roll Call Vote – Voting Yes – Lueke, Ragan, Gray, Rubenacker, Millenbine, Woodrow, and Lynch. Motion Carried.

Motion by Lueke, second by Ragan to accept an irrevocable four year notice of intent to retire letter from Debra Johnson, Elementary Teacher, effective at the end of the 2022-2023 school year. Roll Call Vote – Voting Yes – Lueke, Ragan, Gray, Rubenacker, Millenbine, Woodrow, and Lynch. Motion Carried.

Motion by Gray, second by Rubenacker to approve bus driver salary increases based on years of service in the following amounts for the 2019-2020 school year: Lori Benbrook: $250; Brandi Bowman: $200; Jamie Brock: $225; Vida Dial: $300; Bert Irvin: $400; Vicki Lueke: $225; Kristi McMurtry: $200: Debbie Mitchell: $250; Kim Price: $250; Eddie Shelton: $250; Linda Shelton: $250; Teresa Webb: $200. Roll Call Vote – Voting Yes – Gray, Rubenacker, Lueke, Millenbine, Ragan, Woodrow, and Lynch. Motion Carried.

Motion by Gray, second by Lueke approve a salary increase to $24,166.66 for Samantha Lueke, a 10 month Administrative Transportation Secretary, for the 2019-2020 school year. Roll Call Vote – Voting Yes – Gray, Lueke, Rubenacker, Millenbine, Ragan, Woodrow, and Lynch. Motion Carried.

Motion by Lueke, second by Gray to approve a stipend of $3,000 for Angela McMahon for the additional job duty of District Office Logistics Coordinator, effective with the start of the 2019-2020 school year. Roll Call Vote – Voting Yes – Lueke, Gray, Millenbine, Ragan, Woodrow, and Lynch. Voting No – Rubenacker. Motion Carried.

Motion by Lueke, second by Rubenacker to employ Jessica Weise as a Band/Music Teacher, contingent upon successful completion of a background check and completion of necessary paperwork, effective with the start of the 2019-2020 school year. Roll Call Vote – Voting Yes – Lueke, Rubenacker, Gray, Millenbine, Ragan, Woodrow, and Lynch. Motion Carried.

Motion by Rubenacker, second by Millenbine to employ Sydney Williams as a Jr. High Blended Learning Lab Monitor, contingent upon successful completion of a background check and completion of necessary paperwork, effective with the start of the 2019-2020 school year. Roll Call Vote – Voting Yes – Rubenacker, Millenbine, Gray, Lueke, Ragan, Woodrow, and Lynch. Motion Carried.

Motion by Rubenacker, second by Millenbine to employ Denise Givens as a grant funded, Prevention Initiative Baby Talk Specialist, contingent upon successful completion of a background check and completion of necessary paperwork, effective with the start of the 2019-2020 school year. Roll Call Vote – Voting Yes – Rubenacker, Millenbine, Ragan, Woodrow, and Lynch. Voting No – Gray, and Lueke. Motion Carried.

Motion by Rubenacker, second by Lueke to employ Alison Burke as a grant funded, Early Childhood Teacher, contingent upon successful completion of a background check and completion of necessary paperwork, effective with the start of the 2019-2020 school year. Roll Call Vote – Voting Yes – Rubenacker, Lueke, Gray, Millenbine, Ragan, Woodrow, and Lynch. Motion Carried.

Motion by Woodrow, second by Gray to recall Lauren Schlachter and Stacy Taylor as Special Education Aides for the 2019-2020 school year. Roll Call Vote – Voting Yes – Woodrow, Gray, Lueke, Millenbine, Ragan, Rubenacker, and Lynch. Motion carried.

Motion by Millenbine, second by Lueke to post for Teacher Aides. Vote was taken by voice and motion carried.

Motion by Millenbine, second by Lueke to post for Director of Sporting Clays. Vote was taken by voice and motion carried.

Motion by Ragan, second by Millenbine to authorize and approve to bid up to a maximum established amount for the IDOT property located at the corner of Route 142 and Golf Course Road. Roll Call Vote – Voting Yes – Ragan, Millenbine, Lueke, and Rubenacker. Voting No – Gray, Woodrow, and Lynch. Motion Carried.

Motion by Gray, second by Lueke to adjourn. Vote was taken by voice, motion carried and the meeting adjourned at 10:06 p.m.

http://www.unit10.com/uo/meetings/minutes/1819/6.17.19%20Minutes.pdf

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