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Herscher Community Unit School District 2 Board of Education met July 8

By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | Sep 10, 2019

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Herscher Community Unit School District 2 Board of Education met July 8.

Here is the minutes provided by the board:

A motion at 6:30 p.m. to enter into closed session for the purpose of considering information regarding: negotiations was made by D. Ruder and was seconded by J. Powers. P. Daly, aye; J. Hastings, aye; J. Powers, aye; J. Reick, aye, L. Rewerts, aye; D. Ruder, aye, S. Sullivan, aye.

Ayes 7 Nays 0

A motion at 6:47 p.m. to come out of closed session was made by J. Hastings and was seconded by J. Powers.

Ayes 7 Nays 0

The regular meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m. by Board President S. Sullivan. Roll Call: P. Daly, J. Hastings, J. Powers, J. Reick, L. Rewerts, D. Ruder, S. Sullivan, Supt. Decman, HHS Principal B. Elliot, reporter from the Herscher Pilot, and other visitors.

Pledge of Allegiance

Consent Agenda:

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

A. Approval of Minutes from previous meeting(s) June 17, 2019 @ 6:00 p.m. – Regular/Closed Session June 17, 2019 @ 7:00 p.m. – Regular/Open Session

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

C. Bills, Salaries and Investments totaling $22,992,054.92.

This figure includes $621,856.31 in regular bills (including (2) addendums) $1,284,636.24 in payroll/benefits and $21,085,562.37 in investments. (Addendums = $86,838.63)

D. Approval of membership renewal with ISDLAF

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

F. Approval of Leave Request

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

Ayes 7 Nays 0

Public Comment Period – There were no speakers.

Superintendent’s Report:

A. Donations/Grants/Acknowledgements - 0

B. Report regarding KACC – J. Reick

C. FOIA Report – 0 so far

D. Overnight Trips Update – 0 so far

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

F. Maintenance Project List Update

G. Other

New Business

A motion was made by D. Ruder and was seconded by P. Daly to accept the Certified Resignation of Seth Wenzelman (HIS Special Education) as recommended. P. Daly, aye; J. Hastings, aye; J. Powers, aye; J. Reick, aye, L. Rewerts, aye; D. Ruder, aye, S. Sullivan, aye.

Ayes 7 Nays 0

A motion was made by P. Daly and was seconded by D. Ruder to approve the Certified Hire of Megan Brosseau (LMS PE) as recommended. P. Daly, aye; J. Hastings, aye; J. Powers, aye; J. Reick, aye, L. Rewerts, aye; D. Ruder, aye, S. Sullivan, aye.

Ayes 7 Nays 0

A motion was made by J. Reick and was seconded by J. Hastings to approve the Certified Hire of Morgan Daly (HHS Biology) as recommended. P. Daly, aye; J. Hastings, aye; J. Powers, present; J. Reick, aye, L. Rewerts, aye; D. Ruder, aye, S. Sullivan, aye.

Ayes 6 Nays 0 Present 1

A motion was made by D. Ruder and was seconded by J. Powers to approve the Non-Certified Hire of Cassandra Bashayreh (HIS Parapro), Jennifer Abel (LMS Parapro) Aliesha Kadlec (HIS/HHS Parapro) Tonya Anaya (HHS Parapro), Kelly Tobey (HIS Parapro) Betty Martin (LMS Bus Driver), as recommended. P. Daly, aye; J. Hastings, aye; J. Powers, aye; J. Reick, aye, L. Rewerts, aye; D. Ruder, aye, S. Sullivan, aye.

Ayes 7 Nays 0

A motion was made by D. Ruder and was seconded by J. Powers to approve the Extra-Curricular Appointments of Sara Meister (LMS Cross Country Coach), Chris Cooper (LMS Co-Student Council Sponsor), Carmin Joffe (LMS Co-Student Council Sponsor), Luke Engelman (HHS Asst. Football Coach), Trevor Berns (HHS Asst. Football Coach) and Demarkus English (HHS Asst. Football Coach), as recommended. P. Daly, aye; J. Hastings, aye; J. Powers, aye; J. Reick, aye, L. Rewerts, aye; D. Ruder, aye, S. Sullivan, aye.

Ayes 7 Nays 0

A motion was made by D. Ruder and was seconded by P. Daly to approve Resolution to Authorize Notice to Remedy to Teacher Sherri Morris, as recommended. P. Daly, aye; J. Hastings, aye; J. Powers, aye; J. Reick, aye, L. Rewerts, aye; D. Ruder, aye, S. Sullivan, aye.

Ayes 7 Nays 0

A motion was made by D. Ruder and was seconded by J. Hastings to approve Resolution to Authorize Notice to Remedy to Paraprofessional Karen Bush, as recommended. P. Daly, aye; J. Hastings, aye; J. Powers, aye; J. Reick, aye, L. Rewerts, aye; D. Ruder, aye, S. Sullivan, aye.

Ayes 7 Nays 0

There was a discussion regarding the proposed bass fishing team at HHS.

A motion was made by P. Daly and was seconded by J. Powers to renew the Agreement to Participate in Co-Ed Golf Co-op for the 19-20 and 20-21 school years, as recommended. P. Daly, aye; J. Hastings, aye; J. Powers, aye; J. Reick, aye, L. Rewerts, aye; D. Ruder, aye, S. Sullivan, aye.

Ayes 7 Nays 0

A motion was made by D. Ruder and was seconded by P. Daly to award bid for fuel for 19-20 district vehicles to Petroleum Traders Corporation (Fort Wayne, IN) at $2.33/gal (HBG diesel)(50,000 gallons) and Heritage FS Inc. (Gilman, IL) at $2.691/gal (LBG diesel)(20,000 gallons) and $2.366/gal (HBG gasoline)(5,000 gallons), as recommended. P. Daly, aye; J. Hastings, aye; J. Powers, aye; J. Reick, aye, L. Rewerts, aye; D. Ruder, aye, S. Sullivan, aye.

Ayes 7 Nays 0

A motion was made by D. Ruder and was seconded by J. Reick to renew the Agreement to Participate in Swim-Team Co-op for the 19-20 and 20-21 school years, as recommended. P. Daly, aye; J. Hastings, aye; J. Powers, aye; J. Reick, aye, L. Rewerts, aye; D. Ruder, aye, S. Sullivan, aye.

Ayes 7 Nays 0

First reading of Board Policy Manual additions/revisions as presented via IASB Press Plus Issue 101.

Other: none

Old Business:

Other: none

QUESTIONS FROM THE COMMUNITY

Reporter from Herscher Pilot requested the name of an individual speaking regarding the proposed bass fishing team.

A motion at 7:30 p.m. to adjourn was made by J. Hastings and was seconded by P. Daly. P. Daly, aye; J. Hastings, aye; J. Powers, aye; J. Reick, aye, L. Rewerts, aye; D. Ruder, aye, S. Sullivan, aye.

Ayes 7 Nays 0

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