The Board of Education of
Hamilton County Community Unit District No. 10 met in regular session on the
meeting began Board President John Ewald asked for a moment of silence in remembrance
of Board Member Rodney Rubenacker who passed away
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, and John Ewald.
by Kirsch, second by Anselment to approve the following items under the Consent
Agenda: The minutes from the September 21, 2010 regular board meeting and the
minutes from the September 21, 2010 special board public hearings on the budget
and administrative costs waiver, the Treasurer’s Report, budget report, bill
listing, and destruction of Executive Session Audio Tapes Older than 18 months
per Code, Out of State Trip: Speech Staff to
– The Board received a thank you note from Karen Miller, Director of Thursday
VISITORS – Terry Aud, Golf coach, and Donald Christenson who placed 8th in State Golf were present to highlight the Golf club season and their trip to state competition.
SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT - Status
Mr. Mitchell gave and/or highlighted the following items with the Board: The new concrete log in front of the fox at the football field is ready to be painted by the high school art class. The Board and the teachers union are offering to pay for flu shots for the staff again this year. Lovella Craddock, one of the people involved in organizing an all class reunion to be held in the year 2012, will be selling memory bricks to be placed at the new high school during this event.
Mr. Mitchell told the Board that he
and John Ewald traveled to
Mr. Mitchell received a call from a concerned citizen about animals on leashes being allowed to relieve themselves on school property. The Board suggested asking the city to post signs to detour this from happening.
Mr.Mitchell told the Board that the State still owes the District $391,249 from last FY’10 and with what is owed for this FY’11 the State owes the District a total of $699,000.
Mr. Mitchell told the Board that the
District’s School Report Card shows that ACT scores are up. He also stated that he received a “Law Alert”
message that the moment of silence in schools that had been removed will be
reinstated as of
Mr. Mitchell told the Board that
OLD BUSINESS –
Keith Botsch, District auditor was present to discuss the FY’10 Financial Audit with the Board. Mr. Botsch stated as a whole the District is in good financial shape.
Motion by Becker, second by Anselment to approve the FY’10 financial audit as read. Roll Call Vote – Voting Yes – Becker, Anselment, Donelson, Kirsch, Maulding, and Ewald. Motion carried.
The Athletic and Building and Grounds committees will meet and refer to Policy FA regarding procedures for naming school facilities. Those appointed are Tom Maulding, John Ewald, and Randy Kirsch who will replace Rodney Rubenacker on the Building and Grounds committee. This is in response to a request to name the football field in honor of Carl Mauck.
The Board discussed the tax levy consideration for FY’11 making a recommendation to Mr. Mitchell to pursue a tax rate increase less than 5% as to not to cause the District to have a truth in taxation hearing.
Motion by Donelson, second by Becker to approve a revised Administrator Evaluation Instrument and Job Description for the District effective for the 2010-2011 school year. Vote was taken by voice and motion carried.
Mr. Mitchell discussed with the Board the legal process that has to be taken in order to fill a vacancy on the school Board.
Motion by Anselment, second by Maulding to approve to apply for a state energy efficiency grant that is a 50/50 match up to $500,000 maximum to primarily complete the roof work needing to be done. Vote was taken by voice and motion carried.
Motion by Donelson, second by Kirsch to enter in to executive session at to discuss appointment, employment, compensation, and performance of specific employees; student disciplinary action; pending litigation; and the selection of a person to fill a vacancy in a public office. Roll Call Vote – Voting Yes – Donelson, Kirsch, Becker, Anselment, Maulding, and Ewald. Motion carried.
Motion by Becker, second by Kirsch to come out of executive session at Roll Call Vote – Voting Yes – Becker, Kirsch, Anselment, Donelson, Maulding, and Ewald. Motion carried.
Motion by Anselment, second by Donelson to approve the minutes from executive session. Vote was taken by voice and motion carried.
Motion by Donelson, second by Kirsch to employ
Jody Braden as a 6/7th time classroom teacher aide assigned to
Motion by Becker, second by Anselment to
employ Amanda Currie as a special education teacher aide assigned to
Motion by Maulding, second by Kirsch to employ
Stacey Atkinson as a special education teacher aide assigned to
Motion by Anselment, second by Maulding to employ
Abbi Buchanan as a remedial education teacher assigned to
Motion by Becker, second by Donelson to employ Michelle Middendorf as a high school tutor on an as needed basis for the remainder of the 2010-2011 school year. Roll Call Vote -Voting Yes – Becker, Donelson, Kirsch, Anselment, Maulding, and Ewald. Motion carried.
Motion by Kirsch, second by Anselment to employ Lori
Benbrook as a part-time tutor at
Motion by Maulding, second by Donelson to employ Ashley
Green as a computer lab monitor assigned to
Motion by Becker, second by Anselment to approve the attached list of elementary volunteer basketball coaches for 4th and 5th grades and a volunteer cheerleading coach for the 2010-2011 school year. Vote was taken by voice and motion carried.
Motion by Kirsch, second by Maulding to authorize to advertise for a freshman boy’s basketball coach for the 2010-2011 school year. Vote was taken by voice and motion carried.
Motion by Anselment, second by Kirsch to appoint Terry Rubenacker to fill the school board vacancy that was created due to the passing of Board member Rodney Rubenacker. Roll Call Vote – Voting Yes – Anselment, Kirsch, Becker, Donelson, 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