The Board of Education of Hamilton County Community Unit District No. 10 met in regular session on the evening of November 20, 2007, 6:00 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 Becker, second by Donelson to approve the following items under the Consent Agenda: The minutes from the October 16, 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 and the following Out-of-state trip requests: Jr. High Band students to St. Louis, MO on January 22, 2008 and HS Cheerleaders to Paducah, KY on November 2-4th, 2007. Roll Call Vote - Voting Yes – Becker, Donelson, Anselment, Kirsch, Maulding, Rubenacker and Ewald. Motion carried.
CORRESPONDENCE – The Board received an invitation to the Dahlgren Grade School Thanksgiving Feast presentation and a thank you card from John and Valerie Gray and family thanking the Board for the memorial book that was placed in the Hamilton County Jr./Sr. High School Library in memory of their son, Jordan Gray.
Mr. Mitchell read to the Board a request from Fred Vallowe, High School Science Department, asking to make a presentation to the Board at the December 17, 2008 board meeting.
VISITORS – Several Civic students were present for a classroom assignment.
FFA students Jason Waier, Bryce Lueke, Kyle Ragan and Chris Richards were present to highlight their recent FFA Convention trip to Indianapolis, IN and thanked the Board for their support.
SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT – Status
Mr. Mitchell asked for the Board’s input on continuing to pursue those parents of students at the elementary level that have not paid their student’s breakfast or lunch fees to date.
Mr. Mitchell discussed various items of interest with the Board: The health services department has sent a letter to parents making them aware of the Staph.infection concerns receiving national attention and which provides parents with practical suggestions to reduce the incidence in contracting the infection; distributed a proposal for a Senior Class Trip/Senior Activity and Post Prom guidelines; and handed out the end of the First quarter enrollment stating that the District is down eight students from this time last year.
Mr. Mitchell discussed with the Board that he and Clint Winemiller met with Pepsi Representatives asking what Pepsi would provide to the athletic program if the District was to renew their contract with them. The District would have to extend the current contract to the year 2025 and would receive $25,000 if the Board agreed to such a proposal. This will be discussed at a further meeting.
CURRICULUM – None.
OLD BUSINESS –
Motion by Becker, second by Kirsch to adopt the 2007 tax levy as proposed. Roll Call Vote – Voting Yes – Becker, Kirsch, Anselment, Donelson, Maulding, Rubenacker and Ewald. Motion carried.
NEW BUSINESS -
Motion by Anselment, second by Donelson to change the December Regular Board meeting date and time from Tuesday, December 18, 2007 at 6:00 p.m. to Monday, December 17, 2007 at 8:00 p.m. Vote was taken by voice and motion carried.
The Board discussed considerations for use of the Dahlgren School farm ground as the three year lease ends as of December 31, 2007. The Board received a request from the FFA asking for consideration to use the land. After discussing the issue the Board agreed that they would not seek bids for the land and allow the FFA program to utilize the ground. The Board has asked in return that the FFA students keep various records to update the Board on the progress of the project.
Carole Roberts, Health Services Nurse was present to discuss issues that may or will come in to affect concerning 5th and 6th grade health exam requirements, including the HPV shot series for 6th grade female students.
Motion by Anselment, second by Maulding to suspend the requirements for fifth grade health exams due to new legislation. Vote was taken by voice and motion carried.
Motion by Kirsch, second by Rubenacker to approve the School Improvement Plans for Dahlgren, East Side and the Jr./Sr. High School. Vote was taken by voice and motion carried.
Motion by Becker, second by Anselment to enter in to executive session at 7:35 p.m. to discuss appointment, employment, compensation, and performance of specific employees; probable litigation; and student disciplinary action. Roll Call Vote – Voting Yes – Becker, Anselment, Donelson, Kirsch, Maulding, Rubenacker and Ewald. Motion carried.
Motion by Anselment, second by Becker to come out of executive session at 7:55 p.m. Roll Call Vote – Voting Yes – Anselment, Becker, Donelson, Kirsch, Maulding, Rubenacker and Ewald. Motion carried.
Motion by Rubenacker, second by Maulding to approve the minutes from executive session. Vote was taken by voice and motion carried.
Motion by Becker, second by Donelson to accept the letter of request for an unpaid medical leave from Michelle Johnson, Pre-School teacher aide, effective noon December 10, 2007. Roll Call Vote – Voting Yes – Becker, Donelson, Anselment, Kirsch, Maulding, Rubenacker and Ewald. Motion carried.
Motion by Donelson, second by Anselment to employ Cindy McCormick as a full-time tutor assigned to East Side School effective December 14, 2007 for the remainder of the 2007-2008 school year. Roll Call Vote – Voting Yes – Donelson, Anselment, Kirsch, Becker, Maulding, Rubenacker and Ewald. Motion carried.
Motion by Rubenacker, second by Anselment to approve the attached list of volunteer elementary basketball coaches for the 2007-2008 school year. Vote was taken by voice and motion carried.
Motion by Kirsch, second by Maulding to approve Reggie Dockery as a volunteer boy’s varsity assistant basketball coach and Jenny Allen as a volunteer girl’s varsity assistant basketball coach for the 2007-2008 school year. Vote was taken by voice and motion carried.
Motion by Rubenacker, second by Anselment to re-appoint Mark Auten as the Summer League Coordinator and Lisa Auten as the Summer League Concessions Manager for the 2008 season. Roll Call Vote- Voting Yes – Rubenacker, Anselment, Becker, Donelson, Kirsch, Maulding and Ewald. Motion carried.
Motion by Kirsch, second by Maulding to adjourn. Vote was taken by voice, motion carried and the meeting adjourned at 8:00 p.m.