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Fairfield Public School District No. 112 Board of Education met December 16

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Feb 14, 2020

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Fairfield Public School District No. 112 Board of Education met Dec. 16.

Here is the minutes provided by the board:

Regular Board of Education Meeting; Monday, December 16, 2019

Minutes of the Regular Meeting of the Board of Education of Fairfield Public School District No. 112, Wayne County, Illinois, held in the District Board Room, 200 West Center, Fairfield, Illinois.

AGENDA #1 – Call to Order – The meeting was called to order at 5:00 P.M. by President Dan Coomer, who directed the Secretary to call the roll.

AGENDA #2 – Roll Call – The Secretary called the roll and the following members answered to their names as called and were found to be present:

Amy Sager, Scott Foster, Angie Koontz, Jason McCulley, Dan Coomer Members Absent: Shane Neuman, Carrie Newman

There being a quorum present, the President declared the Board of Education to be in session for the transaction of business.

OTHERS PRESENT: E. Scott England, Superintendent; April Smith, Center Street Principal; Kristina Gardner, North Side Principal; Tom Mathews, Jr., Wayne County Press

AGENDA #3 – Citizens – Non-Agenda Items.

None.

AGENDA #4 – Approval of the Minutes – A motion was made by member Jason McCulley that the Board of Education Regular and Closed Session Minutes for the held Regular Board Meeting on Monday, November 18, 2019 be approved as prepared and made available to all Board of Education members. The motion was seconded by member Amy Sager, and on a roll call vote the following members voted yea: 

Dan Coomer, Scott Foster, Jason McCulley, Angie Koontz, Amy Sager Members 

Absent: Shane Neuman, Carrie Newman 

The President declared the motion passed.

AGENDA #5 – Financial Reports

5.1 Treasurer’s Report – The Treasurer’s Report, dated November 30, 2019, was presented as follows: 

Education Fund $3,644,521.00 

Building Fund $650,043.22 

Debt Services Fund $137,567.39 

Transportation Fund $180,221.30 

IMRF Fund $293,299.42 

Working Cash Fund $271,559.44 

Tort Fund $476,074.95 

Fire Prevention/Safety Fund $246,782.97

Total $5,900,069.69

There being no additions or corrections, the President declared the Treasurer’s Report will stand approved as presented.

5.2 Salaries – Member Scott Foster made a motion that the salaries for the District for the month of December 2019, be approved and ordered paid. The motion was seconded by member Jason McCulley, and on a roll call vote the following members voted yea:

Amy Sager, Angie Koontz, Dan Coomer, Scott Foster, Jason McCulley 

Members Absent: Shane Neuman, Carrie Newman 

The President declared the motion passed.

5.3 Bills – Current bills, as listed, were presented for payment. After examination of the listed bills, Member Amy Sager made a motion to approve the bills for payment. The motion was seconded by member Jason McCulley, and on a roll call vote the following members voted yea:

Amy Sager, Dan Coomer, Angie Koontz, Jason McCulley, Scott Foster 

Members Absent: Shane Neuman, Carrie Newman 

The President declared the motion passed.

AGENDA #6 – Superintendent’s Report

6.1 Revenue Expenditure Report

Dr. England reviewed the Revenue to Expenditure Report as of November 30, 2019 with the Board. 6.2 Food Service Report

Dr. England reported on the November food service report to the Board. 6.3 Transportation Report

Dr. England reported on the November transportation report to the Board. He informed the Board that Central States has delivered final quotes. Transportation Committee will meet at the first of the new year to discuss options. 6.4 TIF Update Regarding Letter Sent to the City

Dr. England updated the Board on the demand letter sent to the City requesting the TIF money be paid as previously promised. Dr. England pointed out the City can generate their own revenue. The City has yet to respond to the letter. 6.5 Second Reading PRESS Policy 102

Dr. England reviewed potential changes to board policy as expressed in the 102nd edition of PRESS Policy. 6.6 FCC Adult Volunteer Literacy Donation

Dr. England recommended a donation of $350 be made to the FCC Adult Volunteer Literacy program. 6.7 Final Tax Levy

Dr. England reviewed the final tax levy with the Board. The tax levy presented for approval reflected an increase of 4.59%.

AGENDA #7 – Principals’ Reports

7.1 North Side School

Mrs. Gardner reported that the kindergarten class had their Thanksgiving Feat on November 26. Pre-k classes went to the Career Development Center to carol on December 5. Third grade also caroled on the Courthouse Square on December 13. Roasted Chestnuts kicked off their 2019 School Christmas Tour on December 3. PTO had their Christmas Shoppe for Kids on December 11 and 12. Three successful Christmas programs were held. On the last day of school before break, North Side will vote on their top 10 Christmas songs and then have a school sing-a-long. 7.2 Center Street School

Mrs. Smith reported that the boys’ Colts basketball team took 1st place at the Wayne City Tournament with another close win over Cisne. Enrichment students have been working on engineering projects in preparation for Team Quest. 5th/6th grade basketball tryouts are underway. After a successful Social Media Assembly for Parents, the same presenters will be back on December 18 to present to the student body. Later that evening the band/choir will perform their Christmas concert. Center Street Band was given $200 for marching in the Christmas parade. The Roasted Chestnuts also performed last week at Center Street.

AGENDA #8 – Board Members Request/Report

None.

AGENDA #9 – Action Items

9.1 A motion was made by member Scott Foster to adopt the Board policy revisions and updates from PRESS Issue 102 as presented. The motion was seconded by member Amy Sager, and on a roll call vote the following members voted yea:

Amy Sager, Scott Foster, Jason McCulley, Dan Coomer, Angie Koontz 

Members Absent: Shane Neuman, Carrie Newman 

The President declared the motion passed.

9.2 A motion was made by member Jason McCulley to approve the donation of $350 to the FCC Adult Volunteer Literacy program. The motion was seconded by member Scott Foster, and on a roll call vote the following members voted yea:

Angie Koontz, Scott Foster, Amy Sager, Dan Coomer, Jason McCulley 

Members Absent: Shane Neuman, Carrie Newman 

The President declared the motion passed.

9.3 A motion was made by member Amy Sager to approve the final tax levy as presented by the Superintendent. The motion was seconded by member Jason McCulley, and on a roll call vote the following members voted yea:

Amy Sager, Angie Koontz, Scott Foster, Jason McCulley, Dan Coomer 

Members Absent: Shane Neuman, Carrie Newman 

The President declared the motion passed.

AGENDA #10 – Closed Session to Discuss Information Regarding Appointment, Employment, Retirement, or Dismissal of an Employee, Labor Relations, Collective Negotiations, Litigation, and Student Discipline (5ILCS 120/2a)

10.1 A motion was made by member Amy Sager that the Board enter Closed Session at the hour of 5:23 P.M. The motion was seconded by member Scott Foster, and on a roll call vote the following members voted yea:

Scott Foster, Jason McCulley, Angie Koontz, Dan Coomer, Amy Sager 

Members Absent: Shane Neuman, Carrie Newman 

The President declared the motion passed.

10.2 A motion was made by member Jason McCulley that the Board end the Closed

Session at the hour of 5:38 P.M. The motion was seconded by member Scot Foster, and on a roll call vote the following members voted yea:

Angie Koontz, Amy Sager, Dan Coomer, Jason McCulley, Scott Foster 

Members  Absent: Shane Neuman, Carrie Newman 

The President declared the motion passed.

AGENDA #11 – Action Items

11.1 A motion was made by member Amy Sager to employ Misty Snyder as a

paraprofessional for the FY20 school year. The motion was seconded by member Jason McCulley, and on a roll call vote the following members voted yea:

Jason McCulley, Dan Coomer, Angie Koontz, Amy Sager, Scott Foster 

Members Absent: Shane Neuman, Carrie Newman 

The President declared the motion passed.

AGENDA #12 – Information Items.

Dr. England read a thank you to the District from Junior Achievement

AGENDA #13 – Adjournment

A motion was made by member Scott Foster that the meeting adjourn at 5:45 P.M. The motion was seconded by member Amy Sager, and on a roll call vote the following members voted yea:

Scott Foster, Amy Sager, Angie Koontz, Dan Coomer, Jason McCulley 

Members Absent: Shane Neuman, Carrie Newman 

The President declared the motion passed.

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