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 September 26, 2007 regular board meeting, the minutes from the September 26, 2007 special 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 request: HS Anatomy Class to St. Louis, MO on November 20, 2007. Roll Call Vote - Voting Yes – Donelson, Kirsch, Anselment, Becker, Maulding, Rubenacker and Ewald. Motion carried.
CORRESPONDENCE – None.
VISITORS – Several Civic students were present for a classroom assignment. The Golf team and coach Terry Aud were present to highlight their successful 2007 Golf season and 8th place finish at State.
SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT – Status
discussed with the Board the Senate Bill 1463 that came into effect on
discussed various items of interest with the Board: The high school HI-Q team will be competing
on WSIU Channel 8 on
Mr. Mitchell told the Board that the Educational Excellence Committee has decided not to continue with the young author’s program however, Roger Lane, Jr. High Language Arts teacher will provide information to those students that would like to compete outside of the school setting.
CURRICULUM – None.
OLD BUSINESS –
Motion by Rubenacker, second by Becker to adopt Policy ED-Revised regarding updates of the District student transportation policies and procedures. Vote was taken by voice and motion carried.
Mr. Mitchell updated the Board on additional information that he had located in order to begin the process of consideration of retiring Brian Sloan’s basketball jersey, number 45.
NEW BUSINESS -
Keith Botsch, was present to discuss the District’s FY’07 annual financial audit recently completed by his firm.
Motion by Anselment, second by Rubenacker to approve the FY’07 Annual Financial Audit as presented. Roll Call Vote – Voting Yes – Anselment, Rubenacker, Becker, Donelson, Kirsch, Maulding and Ewald. Motion carried.
Motion by Becker, second by Rubenacker to approve Lonnie Benbrook and Beth Casteel as new summer league committee members for a 3-year term replacing Rod Irvin and Tammy Bowman. Roll Call Vote – Voting Yes – Becker, Rubenacker, Anselment, Donelson, Kirsch, Maulding and Ewald. Motion carried.
Mr. Mitchell discussed with the Board tax levy considerations for FY ’08 and asked direction regarding the recommendations that will be presented to the Board at the November meeting.
Motion by Anselment, second by Becker to enter in to executive session at to discuss appointment, employment, compensation, and performance of specific employees; probable litigation; district legal counsel consideration; and student disciplinary action. Dennis Weedman and Gene Hanses with Robbins, Schwartz, Nicholas, Lifton and Taylor were present to discuss their firm’s services in consideration for the District’s legal counsel. Roll Call Vote – Voting Yes – Anselment, Becker, Donelson, Kirsch, Maulding, Rubenacker and Ewald. Motion carried.
Motion by Becker, second by Donelson to come out of executive session at Roll Call Vote – Voting Yes – Becker, Donelson, Anselment, Kirsch, Maulding, Rubenacker and Ewald. Motion carried.
Motion by Donelson, second by Rubenacker to approve the minutes from executive session. Vote was taken by voice and motion carried.
Motion by Maulding, second by Anselment to
accept the letter of resignation from Robin Lowery,
Motion by Becker, second by Kirsch to accept the unpaid leave of absence from Patti Miles as per her letter of request. Vote was taken by voice and motion carried.
Motion by Rubenacker, second by Anselment to employ Cindi Cox and Kathy Teffertiller as co-Jr. High cheerleading coaches for the 2007-2008 school year. Roll Call Vote – Voting Yes - Rubenacker, Anselment, Becker, Donelson, Kirsch, Maulding, and Ewald. Motion carried.
Motion by Donelson, second by Anselment to authorize to advertise for a full-time tutor for the remainder of the 2007-2008 school year. Vote was taken by voice and motion carried.
Motion by Becker, second by Maulding to adjourn. Vote was taken by voice, motion carried and the meeting adjourned at