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.
by Kirsch, second by Rubenacker to approve the
following items under the Consent Agenda: The minutes from the
CORRESPONDENCE – None.
VISITORS – Several students were present for a Civics assignment.
SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT – Status
Mr. Mitchell gave the board an update on the recent school foundation BBQ held in September and that $8,000 has been awarded to teachers in the form of mini-grants since the inception.
Mr. Mitchell stated that the picture frames that were installed in the commons area at the Jr./Sr. High school that were in need of different plastic covers has been completed and commended Lovella Craddock and all the volunteers that helped complete the task.
Mr. Mitchell asked Steve Miller, of Area Sports.net to speak to the Board concerning the installation of a wireless antenna by Hamilton County Telephone Cooperative in the gyms at the Jr/Sr. high so that he can broadcast the sporting events via internet. Mr. Miller told the Board that using a wireless antenna would not work due to some interference but the Board verbally agreed to allow the installation of a mounted antenna.
Mr. Mitchell informed the Board that
the 5-year waiver the Board had voted on to attend school on Casmir Pulaski Day
Mr. Mitchell stated that C.R. Sloan,
HS Ag instructor invited the Board to attend the National FFA Convention on
Mr. Mitchell told the Board about the 4th grade classes attending a Conservation Day event at Dennis and Jackie Frey’s farm. This event had been planned in conjunction with the annual conservation poster contest giving the students an idea of what conservation really is.
Mr. Mitchell handed out a tentative plan from Lewis Winemiller for the upcoming 5th and 6th grade basketball season.
Mrs. Lee presented a short video to show to the Board depicting various versions of arboretums. The video was provided by Fred Vallowe, HS Science teacher.
Mrs. Lee discussed the results from the District’s School Report Card stating that not many changes have occurred from last year and that the District is keeping with or is above the state average in most categories.
Mr. Keith Botsch, of Botsch and Associates, CPA was present to discuss the district’s FY ’05 audit. Mr. Botsch stated that he felt with the findings of the annual audit that the District is in a sound financial situation.
Motion by Becker, second by Donelson to approve the FY ’05 audit report as presented. Roll Call Vote- Voting Yes – Becker, Donelson, Anselment, Kirsch, Maulding, Rubenacker and Ewald. Motion carried.
OLD BUSINESS –
Motion by Anselment, second by Kirsch to approve the final adoption of Board Policy IFBG, concerning acceptable use policies for using district technology. Vote was taken by voice and motion carried.
Motion by Donelson, second by Anselment to approve the quote received from Banterra Bank for the financing of the ball-field lights. Roll Call Vote – Voting Yes – Donelson, Anselment, Becker, Maulding, Rubenacker and Ewald. Abstain voting – Kirsch. Motion carried.
Mr. Mitchell informed the Board on the recent
break-in at the
Mr. Mitchell provided the Board with an update on
the completed Summer League season and the upcoming
Mr. Mitchell asked the Board for direction as to the 2006 tax levy to be approved at the November meeting. The consensus of the Board was to present a tax levy slightly less that a 5% increase over last years tax extension.
Motion by Becker, second by Maulding to enter in to executive session at 8:50 p.m. to discuss appointment, employment, compensation, and performance of specific employees; collective bargaining progress, pending litigation, and student disciplinary action. Vote was taken by voice and motion carried.
Motion by Kirsch, second by Maulding to come out of executive session at Vote was taken by voice and motion carried.
Motion by Anselment, second by Becker to approve the minutes from executive session. Vote was taken by voice and motion carried.
Motion by Donelson, second by Becker to authorize to advertise for a Summer League Concessions Manager for the 2006 season. Vote was taken by voice and motion carried.
Motion by Anselment, second by Maulding to authorize to advertise for a Summer League Coordinator for the 2006 season. Vote was taken by voice and motion carried.
Motion by Kirsch, second by Rubenacker to authorize to post for any positions that might become available prior to the November board meeting because of staffing needs. Vote was taken by voice and motion carried.
Motion by Donselson, second by Anselment to authorize to advertise for a 10-month position of cafeteria supervisor/summer league treasurer/clerical/administrative assistant for the 2005-2006 school year. Vote was taken by voice and motion carried.
Motion by Becker, second by Kirsch to
approve the tentative agreement between the Hamilton County Board and the
Illinois Federation of Teachers Local 4148 from
Motion by Donelson, second by Maulding to adjourn. Vote was taken by voice, motion carried and the meeting adjourned at