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New Hope Community Consolidated School District 6 Board of Education met December 17

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Feb 15, 2020

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New Hope Community Consolidated School District 6 Board of Education met Dec. 17.

Here is the minutes provided by the board:

The New Hope Board of Education met on December 17, 2019 at 6:00 P.M. in the work room of the school.

President Jason Simpson called the meeting to order at 6:04 P.M.

Roll Call:

Present: Jason Simpson

Derek Smothers

Nate Carter

Ryan Green

Rhonda Clark

Ryan Duckworth

Absent: Dan Devous

Also Present: Julie Harrelson, Superintendent

Melanie HillBrittney Johnson

Ashley SiedlerJeff Morris

Derek Smothers made a motion to approve the November 19, 2019 regular meeting minutes with no corrections noted.  Second by Nate Carter.

Voice Vote:Yea:Jason Simpson, Derek Smothers, Ryan Duckworth,

Nate Carter, Ryan Green, Rhonda Clark

Nay:NoneCarried

Superintendent Julie Harrelson presented the Treasurer’s Report and current financial information.  Bank balances as of November 30, 2019.

Fairfield National Bank Checking:$1,095,469.49

IPTIP:$940.68

Fairfield National Bank Money Market:$739,244.87

Rhonda Clark made a motion to accept the treasurer’s report.  Second by Derek Smothers.

Voice Vote: Yea: Ryan Green, Rhonda Clark, Jason Simpson, Derek Smothers, Ryan Duckworth, Nate Carter

Nay: None

Carried

Dan Devous arrived at 6:06 P.M.

Derek Smothers made a motion to pay the bills with no additions or exclusions noted.  Second by Ryan Green.

Voice Vote: Yea: Rhonda Clark, Dan Devous, Jason Simpson, Derek Smothers, Ryan Duckworth, Nate Carter, Ryan Green

Nay:None

Carried

President’s Prerogative:   Jason Simpson presented the board with thank you cards received from employees in regards to the bonus received.  In addition, Mr. Simpson read the resignation letter from Leah Young to the board.

Superintendent Report:  Mrs. Harrelson has applied again for the property tax relief grant although it is not expected to be approved.  She applied last year but it was denied.  E-Learning program was approved by the ROE the Wednesday after last month’s board meeting.  The program must sit for 30 days before being used, that waiting period will end on Friday.  Building inspection resulted in sitations for using the stage as storage, use of extension cords in some rooms, remove all plug in air fresheners, spray paper on wall downstairs with flame retardant, would like to have fire detection in mezzanine upstairs.  We are still looking for bus drivers.  Mrs. Everett is interested in running the A.M. route.  Mrs. Harrelson and Rhonda Clark were selected to participate in the Global Service project in the Dominican Republic sometime between June 10th-18th.  

Unfinished Business:

1.  Rhonda Clark made a motion to adopt board policy update issue 102.  Second by Derek Smothers.

Voice Vote: Yea: Ryan Duckworth, Nate Carter, Ryan Green, Rhonda Clark, Dan Devous, Jason Simpson, Derek Smothers

Nay: None

Carried

New Business:

1.  Nate Carter made a motion to approve tax levy.  Second by Derek Smothers.

Voice Vote: Yea: Nate Carter, Ryan Green, Rhonda Clark, Dan Devous, Jason Simpson, Derek Smothers, Ryan Duckworth

Nay: None

Carried

2.  Rhonda Clark made a motion to increase cook and paraprofessional substitute pay to $9.25 per hour.  Second by Ryan Green.

Voice Vote: Yea: Ryan Green, Rhonda Clark, Dan Devous, Jason Simpson, Derek Smothers, Ryan Duckworth, Nate Carter

Nay: None

Carried

3.  Derek Smothers made a motion to approve application for FY20 School Maintenance Grant Project.  Second by Dan Devous.

Voice Vote: Yea: Dan Devous, Jason Simpson, Derek Smothers, Ryan Duckworth, Nate Carter, Ryan Green, Rhonda Clark

Nay: None

Carried

Dan Devous made a motion to enter executive session at 6:19 P.M. for individual students, personnel employment and compensation.  Second by Nate Carter.

Voice Vote: Yea: Jason Simpson, Derek Smothers, Ryan Duckworth, Nate Carter, Ryan Green, Rhonda Clark, Dan Devous

Nay: None

Carried

Dan Devous made a motion to return to open session at 6:43 P.M.  Second by Ryan Duckworth. 

Voice Vote: Yea: Derek Smothers, Ryan Duckworth, Nate Carter, Ryan Green, Rhonda Clark, Dan Devous, Jason Simpson

Nay: None

Carried

Dan Devous made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 6:44 P.M.  Second by Rhonda Clark.

Voice Vote: Yea: Ryan Duckworth, Nate Carter, Ryan Green, Rhonda Clark, Dan Devous, Jason Simpson, Derek Smothers

Nay: None

Carried

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