Board Meeting Synopsis of Chadwick-Milledgeville CUSD #399
The softball girls and their coaches. were recognized Monday night (6/17/13) at the Chadwick Milledgeville School Board Meeting on winning the State Softball Championship Class 1A.
From L to R, in front row are: Seniors Taylor Murphy, Kelsey Hayen, Kristen Geary, Kaylee Hayen, Elizabeth Bryant; and in the back row are: School Board President Sandi Baylor-Schmidt, Bryanna Flynn, Jenna Bibler, Assistant Coach Joe Leddy, Breyana Henson, Taylor Grenoble, Coach Brad Grenoble, Shannon Graff, Assistant Coach Drew Bush, Aly Bush, Courtney Swalve, and Morgan Adolph. Not pictured are Senior Emily Bush and Kayleigh Leddy.
The Chadwick-Milledgeville School Board met Monday, June 17, 2013, at the Milledgeville HS Library.
After the roll was called and approval of the agenda and consent items, Public Comments were heard.
Employees with Perfect Attendance for 2012-13 were recognized:
Certified employees were Kyle Knutti, Kelly Leddy, Barb Peugh, Brian Rahn, Martin Stauffer, Dave VanLangen, Amy Workman, Jason Wroble, and Shevawn Yochem.
Non-certified employees were Valerie Geary, Deb Herin, and Darla Turner. Letter congratulating Coach Jason Wroble & the Milledgeville-Eastland Boys Track Team on qualifying an individual for the IHSA State Track Meet.
Letters congratulating Coach Brad Grenoble, Joe Leddy, Drew Bush & the Milledgeville High School Softball team on their State Softball Championship.
Thank you received from Mrs. Jan Bowers for memorial flowers.
Letter thanking Sheila & Branden Alexander for their donation of $100 to purchase Junior High Quiz Bowl questions.
Approved and accepted Bids for Bread, Milk and Gasoline/Fuel: Bread- Bimbo Bakeries; Milk- Werhane Enterprises; Fuel- Carroll Service Lanark.
Approved price quote for installation of card access door control systems at both the Chadwick and Milledgeville Buildings. Superintendent Schurman noted that the price quotes represent the cost of installing key fob readers on the remaining doors both at Chadwick and Milledgeville. The key fobs have worked very well and allow greater control and security.
Approved the final list of Life Safety projects for the 2013 survey. The project list includes the following: restroom remodels at Milledgeville, parking lot resurfacing, new roof at Chadwick, asbestos tile removal, athletic locker replacement, wheel chair lift replacement, etc. The cost of the Life Safety improvements will total approximately $2,010,708.
Approved Student Registration & Lunch Fees for the 2013-14 school year. Superintendent Schurman noted that fees are unchanged with the following exceptions: In order to augment the technology budget to help pay for the new 1:1 computer initiative at the high school a lap top fee of $50 for 9-12 students has been created. Grade 9-12 book rental fees have been decreased by $10 to $50 per student. Finally lunch prices have been increased 15 cents across the board.
Designated Superintendent Tim Schurman to review, accept, and sign-off on the financial statements of the district which include the audit report, annual financial report, and the annual data collection for single audits.
Approved resolution that explains that there have been no purchases made by members of the board of education from the Chadwick-Milledgeville CUSD #399 for fiscal year 2013 with exceptions noted in a letter to our auditor. Superintendent Schurman noted that the District did make purchases from former board member’s spouse’s businesses: Bushman’s Service $4,103.65 and Milledgeville Oil $801.10.
Accepted Bid for liability & workers compensation insurance package from Trissel, Graham, and Toole with WRM Insurance and QBE Insurance for the 2013-14 school year. Superintendent Schurman reported the following premium costs will be incurred by the District: Property/Liability $44,480, T-Bond $1,524 and Workers Compensation with QBE Insurance for $24,522.
Approved 2013-14 regular board meeting schedule dates and times. Superintendent Schurman noted the schedule is the same as last year. We will again meet on the third Tuesday during the months of January and February in order to avoid conflicts with national holidays. In addition, he noted that the September date has been moved back to Monday the 24th in order to comply with budget display requirements.
Approved contractual agreement with Eastland School District #308 to serve as host of the Moodle (Modular Object-Oriented Dynamic Learning Environment) Server at an annual cost of $800/year with set up/service costs at $25/incident.
Superintendent Schurman noted that Mr. Eric Haan will administer the server and provide technical support for use of Moodle which will be used to deliver instruction for the 1:1 initiative at the high school.
Technology improvements summary report for 2012-13. Superintendent Schurman summarized a list of improvements provided by our Technology Coordinator made this past school year as we prepared for implementation of the 1:1 initiative at the high school. Substantial infrastructure upgrades, wiring, and wireless switch upgrades were made at Milledgeville. In addition, security cameras were installed in both buildings and bus cameras were installed in all district buses. Computer lab upgrades and substantial hardware purchases were also made.
Entered Closed Session at: 8:47 P.M. Voted to come out at 9:25 P.M. Motions out of closed session:
Approved Non-certified salary increase of 2% for the 2013-14 school year.
Approved one year contract extension for Paula Rademacher.
The contract is for the 2013-14 school year and includes a 2% salary increase.
Accepted the resignation/retirement of Mrs. Deloris Stiles as Special Education Aide.
Accepted the resignation of Mr. Kyle Knutti as class sponsor.
Approved hiring Mr. Kyle Knutti as Varsity Girls Basketball Coach for the 2013-14 season.
Approved Mr. Keith Mayne to mow at $10.50 per hour.
Upheld student suspensions.
IASB Convention Plans November 22-24: Schurman reported that reservations were sent in Monday, June 10, 2013
Report on Educational and Legislative Issues: Superintendent Schurman reported that the legislature maintained level funding of General State Aide and transportation which is much better than expected. However, there was no action taken on pension reform but I expect a special session will be called later this year.
Early Step Pre-K Report: Superintendent Schurman reported that next year’s grant application has been submitted to the Illinois State Board of Education for approval.
Reviewed Carroll County Sex Offender List.
Principal Rademacher reported that the 1:1 lap tops have been delivered and that student orientation programs for lap top use have been scheduled for early August. She also reported that Ms. Kelsey Hayen and Mr. Doug Williams were named female and male Athletes of the Year.
Summer Work update: Superintendent Schurman reported that cleaning and painting work in both buildings are on track. In addition, he noted that the all-weather track will be resurfaced prior to July 31.
Initial ISAT Scores: Superintendent Schurman reported that students in grades K-8 did pretty well considering the cut scores were raised significantly this year. We had 100% meet and exceed in 4th grade science and 95% meet and exceed in 7th grade science. The test scores will be used to guide plans for curriculum changes and instructional improvement.
Summer School: Superintendent Schurman reported that the program started June 3 and will run through June 27. There are 47 students participating in grades K-8.
Adjournment at 9:31 P.M.
Next Board Meeting - Monday, July 15, 2013, at 7:00 P.M at the Milledgeville High School Library.
Chadwick-Milledgeville CUSD #399
2013-14 Schedule of Regular Board Meeting
Note: Regular monthly board meetings will take place on the third Monday of each month at 7:00 P.M. in the Milledgeville High School library with three exceptions. January and February board meetings will take place on the third Tuesday in order to avoid conflicts with national holidays. In addition the September meeting is a week later due to the requirement by the state that the budget be on display for 30 days. Note the schedule is subject to change if circumstances require a change. If meeting dates or times are changed the staff and press will be notified at least 48 hours in advance.