The Board of Education of
Hamilton County Community Unit District No. 10 met in regular session on the
The meeting was called to order by Board President John Ewald. Roll Call was as follows: Present – Danny Anselment, Steve Becker, Krystal Donelson, Randy Kirsch, Tom Maulding, Rodney Rubenacker and John Ewald.
Motion by Donelson, second by Kirsch to approve the following items under the Consent Agenda: The minutes from the October 18, 2005 regular board meeting, the Treasurer’s Report, the budget report, the District bill listing, and the following out-of-state trips: Kenneth Kirkpatrick to a Reading and Writing workshop in Evansville, IN on January 4, 2006 and Gifted students to the Fox Theater in St. Louis, MO on December 12, 2005. Voting Yes – Donelson, Kirsch, Anselment, Becker, Maulding, Rubenacker and Ewald. Motion carried.
CORRESPONDENCE – The Board received a thank you card from the Terry Mayberry family for a memorial book that was purchased in memory of her late husband David Mayberry.
VISITORS – Several students were present for a Civics assignment. A local boy-scout group was present to take part in the earning of an activity badge. In order to earn the badge the boys had to ask the Board two questions. The first question was asked by scout member Thomas Becker, “What are duties of school board members”? Kyle Garrett asked, “How old is the school district”?
Daniel Cox and Kent Keifer, High School FFA students, were present to thank and
show a power point presentation to the Board on their recent trip to
SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT – Status
Mr. Mitchell gave the board a brochure from Fred Vallowe highlighting the Bear Creek Arboretum and stated that Big Creek Excavation will be breaking ground for the new wetland.
Mr. Mitchell handed out enrollment information to the Board and a tentative 5th and 6th grade basketball schedule for the 2005-2006 season.
Mr. Mitchell let the Board know that the County Board has agreed to move the McLeansboro Township’s voting places to the old high school gym starting with the March, 2006 election.
Mrs. Lee reported on the upcoming events in the District such as the Veteran’s Day and Christmas programs and the Young Author’s Program. The following were Young Author classroom winners: 3rd grade Emaline Hart; 4th grade Shayna Ham; 5th grade Daniel Jamerson; 6th grade Kyle Webb and 7th grade Julianna Karcher. Overall winners were Emaline Hart 3rd/4th grades; Daniel Jamerson 5th/6th grades and Julianna Karcher, 7th/8th grades.
Mrs. Lee gave the Board information for obtaining the District report card on the Unit 10 website or the ISBE website. She also stated that the District will continue using the Terra Nova testing materials for our students local testing for one more year.
OLD BUSINESS –
Mr. Mitchell updated the Board on the baseball field lighting project. He stated that with volunteer help the lights have been assembled.
Motion by Rubenacker, second by Becker to approve the 2006 Tax Levy recommendations of a 4.17% increase with a projected $84,885 new monies received. Roll Call Vote – Voting Yes – Rubenacker, Becker, Anselment, Donelson, Kirsch, Maulding and Ewald. Motion carried.
Mr. Mitchell discussed with the Board the issue of re-bidding the Dahlgren farm land that is currently farmed by Board member Danny Anselment. The Board agreed to let Mr. Anselment continue to farm the land until the 3-year contract is finished then it will be re-bid at that time.
Mike Karcher was present to discuss and ask for approval from the Board to allow the School Foundation to proceed with the following funding consideration requests (1) set up a LED display sign at the Jr. High (2) to obtain an electronic card catalog filing system in the Jr./Sr. High Library (3) a pavilion at the athletic field (4) new tennis courts and (5) lighted basketball courts.
Motion by Kirsch, second by Anselment approve the above request from the School Foundation Committtee. Vote was taken by voice and motion carried.
Motion by Maulding, second by Donelson to approve the request from Carole Roberts, District Nurse to develop an Emergency Medical Plan for the District. Vote was taken by voice and motion carried.
Motion by Kirsch, second by Becker to enter in to executive session at to discuss appointment, employment, compensation, and performance of specific employees; collective bargaining progress; pending litigation, and student disciplinary action.
Motion by Becker, second by Anselment to come out of executive session at Vote was taken by voice and motion carried.
Motion by Donelson, second by Anselment to approve the minutes from executive session. Vote was taken by voice and motion carried.
Motion by Anselment,
second by Kirsch to accept the letter of resignation from Connie Welch as the
Varsity Cheerleading coach effective
Motion by Becker, second by Maulding to accept the letter of medical leave request from
Kim Smith retroactive to
Motion by Kirsch, second by Rubenacker to employ Melissa Goin
as the Cafeteria Supervisor/Summer League Treasurer/Unit Office
Clerical-Administrative Assistant for a 10 month position effective
Motion by Anselment, second by Donelson to authorize to advertise for any positions that might become available prior to the December board meeting because of staffing needs. Vote was taken by voice and motion carried.
Motion by Becker, second by Anselment to authorize to advertise for the following
positions: Jr./Sr. High
School Principal effective
Motion by Kirsch, second by Becker to approve the tentative collective
bargaining agreement with the Hamilton County Federation of School Related
Personnel (teacher aides/Family Resource Center Director) retroactive to
Motion by Becker, second by Kirsch to approve a 3% salary increase for each of the next three school years to transportation department employees, administrators, unit office staff, and other support staff not covered by a collective bargaining agreement retroactive to July 1, 2005. Roll Call Vote – Voting Yes – Becker, Kirsch, Anselment, Donelson, Maulding, Rubenacker and Ewald. Motion carried.
Motion by Kirsch, second by Anselment to authorize to advertise for a High School cheerleading sponsor effective immediately. Vote was taken by voice and motion carried.
Motion by Donelson, second by Rubenacker to adjourn. Vote was taken by voice, motion carried and the meeting adjourned at