Hartsburg Emden Community Unit School District 21 Board met October 16
Hartsburg Emden Community Unit School District 21 Board met October 16.
Here is the minutes as provided by the board:
Call to Order
Booth- Aper - Here
Zinser - Here Cross - Here
Groth - Here Beekman - Here Phillips - Present
Focus on Education
Lynn Curry and Robert Ham
Mrs. Curry-7th and 8th grade Reading/English; trying to find news articles; 7th grade boys are into King Arthur right now; working on annotations-using kindles and audio books; writing personal narratives and adding dialogue correctly-move on to informational writing and research next; bench-marking went well; working with high school Spanish students right now; junior beta and junior high student council-Soctober and Red Ribbon Week 10/30-11/03.
Mr. Ham-1 st year at Hartem; 7th year teaching; Algebra I, Geometry, Pre-Calc and Calculus; have every intention to help out with high school baseball and would like to help out at the score table at basketball games; goal-use math as a “vehicle” to create successful citizens-use proficiency of communication.
Introduction of Guests/Persons Wishing to Address the Board
a. J.M. Abbott & Associates, LTD – Audit
a. Everything looks good on the audit. Lori does an awesome job having everything
prepared and ready. Had to re-classify a few things: O & M $1200 loss from
previous year; transportation $24,000 decrease; working cash $17,000 increase
over last year; did away with TORT; per capita tuition-$11,150; average
attendance 188.38; our district is collecting almost 100% of property taxes each
a. Approve minutes of the September 20, 2017 meeting
b. Approve payment of payroll and monthly bills
c. Approve Activity Report
d. Approve Financial Report
e. Approve Treasurer’s Report
f. Approval of Superintendent submission of Title Plan and Grant
g. Approve Agenda
Motion by Zinser to approve the Consent Agenda. Seconded by Aper.
Booth - Cross - Y
Groth - Y Zinser - Y
Phillips - Y Aper – Y Beekman - Y
2 open houses at the school board conference
a. Principal’s Report
a. Approve Hunter Langley as unpaid volunteer assistant for junior high cheer; fire drills are
done-bus evacuation drills next week; P/T conferences 80% attendance at Emden
Elementary, 31% attendance at JH/HS; Baylee Baker and Olivia Garcia ILMEA
competitors; JHBK started practice today; 3 junior high speech competitors, 2 first
places, 1 third place; 2:00 dismissal this Wednesday; Veterans Day program and Beta
Club blood drive coming up
b. Superintendent’s Report
a. Tax Levy-CPI 2.1; school board conference next month; transportation-Pastor Chris
Bivens passed the written test; Blue Bird meeting on Friday to discuss bus leases;
committee formed for Strategic Planning-2 board members, 2 parents, 2 teachers, 2
paraprofessionals, 2 administrators; AD report-preparing for winter sports
New Business – Information
a. Legislative Update
Motion by Cross to enter into Closed Session... (state reason below). Seconded by Groth.
Closed Session under 5 ILCS 120/2c(9) Student disciplinary cases and under 5 ILCS 120/2c(1) appointment, employment, compensation, discipline, performance, or dismissal of specific employees, including hearing testimony on a complaint lodged against an employee to determine its validity.
Cross - Y Aper - Y
Zinser - Y Booth -
Phillips - Y Beekman - Y Groth - Y
Time entering into Closed Session: 8:10pm
Motion by Aper to return to Open Session... Seconded by Zinser.
Time returning to Open Session: 8:48pm
Roll Call to resume to Open Session:
Booth - Cross - Y
Groth - Y Beekman - Y
Zinser - Y Phillips – Y Aper - Y
New Business – Action
Adjournment – Time: 8:49pm
October 16, 2017
Motion by Zinser to approve the FY 17 Annual Audit as presented. Seconded by Aper.
All in favor:
Yea - 6
Motion by Beekman to approve Hunter Langley as unpaid volunteer Assistant Junior High Cheerleading Coach for the 2017-18 school year. Seconded by Zinser.
Aper – Y Booth -
Zinser - Y Phillips - Y
Cross - Y Groth - Y Beekman - Y
Motion by Zinser to adjourn at 8:49pm. Seconded by Beekman.
All in favor:
Yea - 6
Greg Phillips, President Dirk Aper, Secretary