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Hamilton County Community Unit School District 10 Board of Education met November 19

By Michael Abella | Jan 16, 2020

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Hamilton County Community Unit School District 10 Board of Education met Nov. 19.

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 November 19, 2019 at 6:00 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 Millenbine, second by Ragan to approve the following items under the Consent Agenda: The minutes from the October 15, 2019 Regular Board Meeting, Treasurer’s Report, Budget reports, District bill listing, destruction of Executive Session Audio Recordings older than 18 months per Code, First Reading: Policy 6:40. Out of state trips: None. Roll Call Vote – Voting Yes – Millenbine, Ragan, Lueke, Gray, Woodrow, Rubenacker, and Lynch. Motion carried.

CORRESPONDENCE – None.

VISITORS/Public Comment – Civic students were present for a classroom assignment. Hamilton County Schools Foundation representatives presented a check to the district for the purchase of Virtual Reality Viewers in the amount of $20,962.41. Hamilton County Communications Foundation representative presented a check to the district for upgrading our sound system in the High School Gym in the amount of $15,000.

SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT - Status

Mr. Fetcho updated the Board on the following: Recognized the board for all their hard work and dedication. November 15, 2019 was School Board Members Day; A meeting was held with Hamilton County Coal for potential donation options and we do anticipate receiving donations; Minimum wage increases to $9.25 on January 1, 2020 and it is anticipated to be an increase of approximately $8,000 for the district; Dahlgren’s Thanksgiving Dinner will be held on November 26, 2019 at 11:30 a.m.; Reminded board that he will be out of the district Thursday, November 21, 2019 through Sunday, November 24, 2019 for the annual Triple I Conference; State Disbursements Owed: $348,536; Grade Card comparison; During November 8, 2019 Half Day School Improvement all buildings worked on curriculum development for e-Learning Days.

OLD BUSINESS –

Motion by Lueke, second by Gray to approve the resolution abating a portion of the tax levied for the year 2019 to pay debt service on general obligation school bonds, series 2019, of the District. Roll Call Vote – Voting Yes – Lueke, Gray, Rubenacker, Ragan, Millenbine, Woodrow, and Lynch. Motion Carried.

Motion by Woodrow, second by Lueke to approve the FY’20 tax levy as presented. Roll Call Vote – Voting Yes – Woodrow, Lueke, Millenbine, Ragan, Rubenacker, Gray, and Lynch. Motion Carried.

Motion by Gray, second by Millenbine to approve the quote from B&H for the purchase of $13,260.65 in new sound equipment for the high school gym. Roll Call Vote – Voting Yes – Gray, Millenbine, Lueke, Ragan, Rubenacker, Woodrow, and Lynch. Motion Carried.

Motion by Lueke, second by Rubenacker to approve the estimate from Craven’s Painting for the interior painting of the new district office in the amount of $7,345. Roll Call Vote – Voting Yes – Lueke, Rubenacker, Gray, Millenbine, Ragan, Woodrow, and Lynch. Motion Carried.

Motion by Ragan, second by Millenbine to approve the estimate from VW Drywall Inc. to finish the drywall in the new district office in the amount of $14,860. Roll Call Vote – Voting Yes – Ragan, Millenbine, Gray, Lueke, Rubenacker, Woodrow, and Lynch. Motion Carried.

Motion by Lueke, second by Woodrow to approve the low bid from Marion Concrete Construction Inc. for a concrete parking lot/sidewalk at the new district office in the amount of $72,998 and approval of Alternate 1 in the amount of $200.00. Roll Call Vote – Voting Yes – Lueke, Woodrow, Gray, Millenbine, Rubenacker, and Lynch. Voting No – Ragan. Motion Carried.

NEW BUSINESS –

Motion by Ragan, second by Millenbine to approve the FY’19 District Financial Audit as presented by Botsch & Associates. Roll Call Vote – Voting Yes – Ragan, Millenbine, Gray, Lueke, Rubenacker, Woodrow, and Lynch. Motion Carried.

Motion by Millenbine, second by Rubenacker to approve the district and school report cards as presented. Vote was taken by voice and motion carried.

Motion by Ragan, second by Woodrow to approve Jeff Fetcho, Travis McCollum and Jay Lentz as the District RIF/Recall Joint Committee representative for the 2019-2020 school year. Roll Call Vote – Voting Yes – Ragan, Woodrow, Gray, Lueke, Millenbine, Rubenacker, and Lynch. Motion Carried.

Motion by Lueke, second by Gray to approve a 3-year renewal agreement with Bushue HR as our insurance/human resource consultant per the enclosed agreement details. Roll Call Vote – Voting Yes – Lueke, Gray, Ragan, Millenbine, Rubenacker, Woodrow, and Lynch. Motion Carried.

Motion by Lueke, second by Ragan to approve applying for the FY’20 Property Tax Relief Grant. Roll Call Vote – Voting Yes – Lueke, Ragan, Woodrow, Gray, Millenbine, Rubenacker, and Lynch. Motion Carried.

Motion by Gray, second by Ragan to table approval of an Intergovernmental Transportation Agreement with Ewing-Northern to transport 1 of their students along with our student to Marion School for Hearing Impaired. Vote was taken by voice and motion carried.

Motion by Gray, second by Rubenacker to table approval of a resolution to adopt an e-Learning Program in lieu of the district’s scheduled emergency days. Vote was taken by voice and motion carried.

Motion by Lueke, second by Woodrow to convene in executive session at 7:31 p.m. to discuss appointment, employment, compensation, discipline, performance or dismissal of a specific employee(s) or office of the public body, and pending litigation pursuant to 5 ILCS 120/2(c)(1). Roll Call Vote – Voting Yes – Lueke, Woodrow, Ragan, Gray, Millenbine, Rubenacker, and Lynch. Motion carried.

Motion by Millenbine, second by Ragan to come out of executive session at 8:51 p.m. Roll Call Vote – Voting Yes – Millenbine, Ragan, Lueke, Gray, Woodrow, Rubenacker, and Lynch. Motion carried.

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

Motion by Woodrow, second by Ragan to dismiss Catherine Gaskins, non-certified, probationary Aide, effective November 8, 2019. Roll Call Vote – Voting Yes – Woodrow, Ragan, Lueke, Millenbine, Rubenacker, Gray, and Lynch. Motion Carried.

Motion by Lueke, second by Gray to employ Ingrid Drone as a part-time, hourly tutor, effective November 20, 2019. Roll Call Vote – Voting Yes – Lueke, Gray, Ragan, Rubenacker, Woodrow, Millenbine, and Lynch. Motion Carried.

Motion by Rubenacker, second by Millenbine to approve the following athletic volunteers for the 2019-2020 season: Ben Jones – Announcer; Jordan Pike – Sideboards/Clock; Mark Auten – Scorekeeper. Vote was taken by voice and motion carried.

Motion by Woodrow, second by Lueke to adjourn. Vote was taken by voice, motion carried and the meeting adjourned at 8:53 p.m.

http://www.unit10.com/uo/meetings/minutes/1920/11.19.19%20Minutes.pdf

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