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 Becker, second by Anselment to
approve the following items under the Consent Agenda: The minutes from the November
17, 2009 regular board meeting, the Treasurer’s Report, budget report, destruction
of Executive Session Audio Tapes Older than 18 months per Code, Final Adoption:
Revised Policies EBBF-A, GAE/JCE, JBA, JD-R, & New Policies IBAA, and
The Board received a thank you note from Debbie McKinney-Huff thanking the Board for the use of the high school commons for the Annual Hospital Foundation Dinner. Also, the Board received a thank you note from the family of Fred Vallowe thanking the Board for the purchase of a memorial book in honor of his sister.
VISITORS – A civics student was present for a classroom assignment.
Chris Howton, Representative of the Hamilton County Economic Development Commission was present to ask the Board to submit a letter of support to the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity concerning the application for extension of the Hamilton County/City of McLeansboro Enterprise Zone’s termination date submitted by the Economic Development Commission. The Board authorized Mr. Mitchell to submit the requested letter.
SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT – Status.
Mr. Mitchell gave the Board the end of the first quarter enrollment showing an increase of 42 students from last year.
Mr. Mitchell told the Board that as
Mr. Mitchell told the Board that the Financial Committee will need to meet after the new year to discuss possible reduction in staff due to the financial status of the District.
The Board directed Mr. Mitchell to
allow Mr. Fetcho, as the District’s representative to attend an IHSA meeting on
OLD BUSINESS – None.
Motion by Donelson, second by Maulding to
authorize to seek fuel bids for the contract that expires
Motion by Anselment, second by Rubenacker to approve a
three year contract renewal beginning Fiscal Year ending
Mr. Mitchell discussed with the Board a proposal asking to increase the high school graduation credits and requirements for the 2011-2012 school year. The Board will discuss and approve at a later date.
Motion by Becker, second by Kirsch to approve Mr.
Mitchell as the District’s Freedom of Information Officer effective
Motion by Becker, second by Anselment to enter in to executive session at to discuss appointment, employment, compensation, and performance of specific employees; student disciplinary action, and pending litigation. Roll Call Vote- Voting Yes – Becker, Anselment, Donelson, Kirsch, Maulding, Rubenacker and Ewald. Motion carried.
Motion by Rubenacker, second by Anselment to come out of executive session at Roll Call Vote – Voting Yes – Rubenacker, Anselment, Becker, Donelson, Kirsch, Maulding, and Ewald. Motion carried.
Motion by Donelson, second by Becker to approve the minutes from executive session. Vote was taken by voice and motion carried.
Motion by Anselment, second by Kirsch to
approve the medical leave request from Heather Gunther, teacher aide, beginning
Motion by Maulding, second by Rubenacker to approve the unpaid leave of absence request from Ashley Allen, teacher aide, for second semester, 2010 to complete her student teaching. Vote was taken by voice and motion carried.
Motion by Becker, second by Kirsch to
approve Hillary Nottmeyer, high school math teacher, for Family Medical Leave
Act leave as per her request effective
Motion by Donelson, second by Rubenacker to
approve the unpaid leave of absence request from Stephanie Knight, teacher
aide, from January 8 through
Motion by Rubenacker, second by Maulding to approve Terry Drone as a volunteer girls 6th grade basketball coach and Vuel York as a volunteer 6th grade boys basketball coach for the winter 2009 season. Vote was taken by voice and motion carried.
Motion by Becker, second by Donelson to employ
Rebecca Winemiller as a part-time tutor at Dahlgren effective
Motion by Becker, second by Donelson to adjourn. Vote was taken by voice, motion carried and the meeting adjourned at