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Herscher Community Unit School District 2 Board of Education met May 6

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Jul 10, 2019


Herscher Community Unit School District 2 Board of Education met May 6.

Here is the minutes provided by the board:

A motion at 6:00 p.m. to enter into closed session for the purpose of considering information regarding: personnel was made by D. Ruder and was seconded by P. Daly. P. Daly, aye; J. Hastings, aye; J. Reick, aye, L. Rewerts, aye; D. Ruder, aye, S. Sullivan, aye.

Ayes 6 Nays 0

A motion at 6:53 p.m. to come out of closed session was made by J. Hastings and was seconded by L. Rewerts.

Ayes 6 Nays 0

The regular meeting was called to order at 7:02 p.m. by Board President S. Sullivan. Roll Call: P. Daly, J. Hastings, J. Reick, L. Rewerts, D. Ruder, S. Sullivan, Supt. Decman, HHS Principal B. Elliot, HIS Principal B. Miller, LMS Principal M Chavers, BGS Principal M. Wepprecht, Special Services Director S. Parsons, Curriculum Director P Falk, RTI Coordinator J. Fulton, Maintenance Director L. Houberg, reporter from the Herscher Pilot, and other visitors.

Pledge of Allegiance

District Good News

Students of the Month Recognition

2nd – Remi Royal (Chebanse) daughter of Cassandra & Thomas Royal

3rd –Tatyana Kuriger (Reddick) granddaughter of Ruth Seplak

4th – Ava Garrett (Herscher) daughter of Karin & Jacob Garrett Speaking

5th – Austin Buckley (Reddick) son of Alison & Scott Buckley

6th – Riley Havener (Kankakee) daughter of Meagan & Brent Havener

7th – Zachary Robertson (Kankakee) son of Jenelle & Jason Robertson

8th – Ben Jensen (Kankakee) son of Billie & Terry Jensen

HS – (12th) Erica Perry (Reddick) daughter of Kimberly Perry & James Perry

Consent Agenda:

A motion was made by P. Daly and was seconded by D. Ruder to approve the items listed on the Consent Agenda:

A. Approval of Minutes from previous meeting(s)

Apr 29, 2019 @ 6:00 p.m. – Special/Closed Session

B. Treasurer’s Report / Balance Sheet – Investment Summary

C. Bills, Salaries and Investments totaling $28,830,412.14.

This figure includes $2,051,778.02 in regular bills (including addendum), $1,286,513.81 in payroll/benefits and $25,492,120.31 in investments. (Addendum = $11,659.16)

D. Approval of Resolution re: Closed Session Recordings/ Minutes older than 18 mos.

E. Approval of Leave Request

P. Daly, aye; J. Hastings, aye; J. Reick, aye, L. Rewerts, aye; D. Ruder, aye, S. Sullivan, aye.

Ayes 6 Nays 0

Public Comment Period – Those wishing to address the Board on a district-related matter must sign in prior to this portion of the meeting and state the subject of their comments. Forms are on the district website (under Board of Education/Meeting Agendas) for the public to complete and bring with them. No discussion of individual personnel or students is permitted during public comment. Personnel/student concerns should first be directed to an administrator and if necessary a private session will be arranged with the Board to discuss such concerns.

High School Bass Fishing Proposal – HS Students: H. Kohl, E. Welsh, M. Benoit

Superintendent’s Report:

A. Donations/Grants/Acknowledgements - 0

B. Report regarding KACC – J. Reick

C. FOIA Report - 2

D. Overnight Trips Update – 2

E. Procurement Committee Update –P. Daly/D. Ruder

F. Other

New Business

A motion was made by D. Ruder and was seconded by P. Daly to accept the Certified Resignation of Devin Curry (LMS P.E./Girls Basketball Coach), eff. end of the 18-19SY, as recommended. P. Daly, aye; J. Hastings, aye; J. Reick, aye, L. Rewerts, aye; D. Ruder, aye, S. Sullivan, aye.

Ayes 6 Nays 0

A motion was made by D. Ruder and was seconded by P. Daly to accept the Extra-Curricular Resignation of Kathryn Schmidt (HHS Creative Writing Club Sponsor), Brian Dexter (LMS Gr 6 Boys Basketball Coach), and Margaret Heck (LMS Speech Coach), as recommended. P. Daly, aye; J. Hastings, aye; J. Reick, aye, L. Rewerts, aye; D. Ruder, aye, S. Sullivan, aye.

Ayes 6 Nays 0

A motion was made by D. Ruder and was seconded by P. Daly to approve the Non-Certified Hire of Tricia Grigas (HHS Food Service Cashier) and Kelly Hannan (Maintenance) as recommended. P. Daly, aye; J. Hastings, aye; J. Reick, aye, L. Rewerts, aye; D. Ruder, aye, S. Sullivan, aye.

Ayes 6 Nays 0

A motion was made by J. Hastings and was seconded by P. Daly to approve the Extra-Curricular Appointments of Rob Grosso (HHS Head XC Coach), Peggy Heck (HHS Asst. XC Coach), Kevin Promis (Co-SADD Sponsor), Julia Daly (Co-SADD Sponsor), Amanda Williams (Co-Best Buddies Sponsor), Kevin Promis (Co-Best Buddies Sponsor), Amy Tibbetts (Co-Best Buddies Sponsor), and David Payne (HHS Co-Strength & Conditioning Coach), as recommended. P. Daly, aye; J. Hastings, aye; J. Reick, aye, L. Rewerts, aye; D. Ruder, aye, S. Sullivan, aye.

Ayes 6 Nays 0

A motion was made by P. Daly and was seconded by D. Ruder to award the Bid for Financing the Bus Purchase to People’s Bank (Kankakee, IL) for the amount of $412,551.05 as recommended. P. Daly, aye; J. Hastings, aye; J. Reick, aye, L. Rewerts, aye; D. Ruder, aye, S. Sullivan, aye.

Ayes 6 Nays 0

A motion was made by D. Ruder and was seconded by P. Daly to award the Bid for Furniture for LMS Renovation Project to Frank Cooney Co. (Wood Dale, IL) for the amount of $238,717.13 as recommended. P. Daly, aye; J. Hastings, aye; J. Reick, aye, L. Rewerts, aye; D. Ruder, aye, S. Sullivan, aye.

Ayes 6 Nays 0

A motion was made by D. Ruder and was seconded by P. Daly to declare district owned items as surplus, as recommended. P. Daly, aye; J. Hastings, aye; J. Reick, aye, L. Rewerts, aye; D. Ruder, aye, S. Sullivan, aye.

Ayes 6 Nays 0

A motion was made by P. Daly and was seconded by D. Ruder to approve move the April 2020 Regular Board meeting to Tues. April 14, 2020 (due to Easter Monday), as recommended. P. Daly, aye; J. Hastings, aye; J. Reick, aye, L. Rewerts, aye; D. Ruder, aye, S. Sullivan, aye.

Ayes 6 Nays 0

A motion was made by P. Daly and was seconded by L. Rewerts to award the Bid for HHS Track Resurfacing/Renovation Project to Track Surfaces Co. (St. Charles, IL) for (8 lane alternate) $222,471 and Kankakee Valley Const. Co. (Kankakee, IL) for (8 lane alternate) $482,008, for a TOTAL Projected cost of $482,008 for 8 lanes, as recommended. P. Daly, aye; J. Hastings, nay; J. Reick, aye, L. Rewerts, aye; D. Ruder, nay, S. Sullivan, aye.

Ayes 4 Nays 2

A motion was made by P. Daly and was seconded by J. Hastings to approve the renewal of property, casualty and other insurance package for 2019-2020 fiscal year, to Glatfelder Public Practice (American Alternative, AXIS Insurance, AXIS Accident and Health and IPRF) for the amount of $283,174, as recommended. P. Daly, aye; J. Hastings, aye; J. Reick, aye, L. Rewerts, aye; D. Ruder, aye, S. Sullivan, aye.

Ayes 6 Nays 0

A motion was made by P. Daly and was seconded by D. Ruder to approve Consolidated District Plan for federal grants, as recommended. P. Daly, aye; J. Hastings, aye; J. Powers, aye; J. Reick, aye, L. Rewerts, aye; D. Ruder, aye, S. Sullivan, aye.

Other: None

Old Business:

Ayes 6 Nays 0

A motion was made by D. Ruder and was seconded by P. Daly to approve the additions/revisions to the Board Policy Manual, presented last month via IASB Press Plus Issue 100, as recommended. P. Daly, aye; J. Hastings, aye; J. Reick, aye, L. Rewerts, aye; D. Ruder, aye, S. Sullivan, aye.

Other: None

Ayes 6 Nays 0

QUESTIONS FROM THE COMMUNITY

J Mau – regarding what the total cost for the track project would be.

B Noffke – wondering if they are moving the high-jump area during track project. D Emling – wondering what the cost difference was between the 6 lane and 8 lane. J Mau – wondering about LMS renovation timeline, if still on track.

A motion at 7:58 p.m. to adjourn was made by P. Daly and was seconded by J. Hastings. P. Daly, aye; J. Hastings, aye; J. Reick, aye, L. Rewerts, aye; D. Ruder, aye, S. Sullivan, aye.

Ayes 6 Nays 0

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