The Board of Education of Hamilton County Community Unit District No. 10 met in regular session on the evening of December 17, 2007, 8:00 p.m., in the Unit Office.
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 Kirsch, second by Donelson to approve the following items under the Consent Agenda: The minutes from the November 20, 2007 regular board meeting, the Treasurer’s Report, the budget report, the District bill listing, the destruction of Executive Session Audio Tapes Older than 18 months per Code, first reading of the following revised board policies: GAAA, IDAA, JBCA, JD, JDH, and JGI. There were no out of state trips. Roll Call Vote - Voting Yes – Kirsch, Donelson, Anselment, Becker, Maulding, Rubenacker and Ewald. Motion carried.
CORRESPONDENCE – None.
VISITORS – Mike Lewis and Fred Vallowe were present to discuss with the Board the possibility of offering a Scholastic Clay Target Shooting Program through the District as a sport for students in the 9th-12th grades.
Randy Kirsch became ill and left the meeting at 8:20 p.m.
SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT – Status.
Mr. Mitchell handed out and discussed with the Board various items of interest throughout the District: The Eldorado Holiday Tournament schedule, board pictures will be taken at the January 15th meeting, a spreadsheet of expenditure obligations from 2005-2007 for the District, a Risk Management Survey that the District recently conducted and suggested that the Athletic Committee schedule a meeting to discuss the retirement of Brian Sloan’s basketball jersey.
Mr. Mitchell discussed with the Board the possibility of moving the East Side School Christmas program to the new school.
Mr. Mitchell also discussed with the Board the possibility of re-establishing the nursing program at the high school level for the 2008-2009 school year.
OLD BUSINESS –
Mr. Mitchell updated the Board on building and grounds issues that have or will be completed.
NEW BUSINESS -
Motion by Anselment, second by Rubenacker authorize to advertise for fuel bids effective February 1, 2008 for 3 months, 6 months and 12 months. Vote was taken by voice and motion carried.
Motion by Becker, second by Rubenacker to enter in to executive session at 9:25 p.m. to discuss appointment, employment, compensation, and performance of specific employees; and student disciplinary action, including two expulsion hearings for students in violation of student discipline policy JD. Roll Call Vote- Voting Yes – Becker, Rubenacker, Anselment, Donelson, Maulding and Ewald. Motion carried.
Motion by Becker, second by Maulding to come out of executive session at 11:20 p.m. Roll Call Vote – Voting Yes – Becker, Maulding, Anselment, Donelson, Rubenacker and Ewald. Motion carried.
Motion by Anselment, second by Rubenacker to approve the minutes from executive session. Vote was taken by voice and motion carried.
Motion by Becker, second by Anselment to accept the letter of request for medical leave from Marilyn Ragan, cook, effective December 18, 2007. Roll Call Vote – Voting Yes – Becker, Anselment, Donelson, Maulding, Rubenacker and Ewald. Motion carried.
Motion by Donelson, second by Maulding to accept the letter of request for unpaid medical leave from Vickie Upton, bus driver, effective on the afternoon of January 15, 2008. Roll Call Vote – Voting Yes – Donelson, Maulding, Anselment, Becker, Rubenacker and Ewald. Motion carried.
Motion by Maulding, second by Rubenacker to accept the letter of retirement from Charlie Pryer, Director of Special Education/Title I Director/Test Coordinator, effective June 30, 2008. Vote was taken by voice and motion carried.
Motion by Becker, second by Rubenacker to approve the following volunteer elementary basketball coaches: Diane Coronado, Eddie Fry, Michele Lueke, David Johnson and Marcy Suchomski. Vote was taken by voice and motion carried.
Motion by Anselment, second by Donelson to authorize to advertise for special education teacher aides positions, as needed and/or as IEP’s direct. Vote was taken by voice and motion carried.
Motion by Maulding, second by Rubenaker to adjourn. Vote was taken by voice, motion carried and the meeting adjourned at 11:25 p.m.