Greenfield Community Unit School District 10 Board of Education met Dec. 10.
Here is the minutes provided by the board:
The Board of Education of Greenfield Community Unit School District No. 10 met in regular session, in the Administrative Office, on December 17, 2018.
1. President Knittel called the regular meeting to order at 6:55 p.m. Upon roll call the following members were present: Josh Roberts, Chris Goode, Joe Kinser, Elliott Turpin, Brandi Rynders and Rodney Knittel. Chris Weller was absent. Also present were Superintendent Kevin Bowman, High School Principal Beth Bettis, Ron Plogger, Amy and Carsan Smith, Kyleigh McEvers, Janice Meyer, Pat Theivagt and Becky McClelland.
2. Rynders motioned and Roberts seconded to approve the agenda as presented. Upon roll call Rynders, Goode, Kinser, Roberts, Turpin and Knittel voted “Aye”. Motion carried.
3. Roberts motioned and Rynders seconded to approve the November 19, 2018 regular and executive session board meeting minutes as presented. Upon roll call Roberts, Turpin, Goode, Kinser, Rynders and Knittel voted “Aye”. Motion carried.
4. Goode motioned and Kinser seconded to approve the consent agenda items as presented. Upon roll call Turpin, Rynders, Roberts, Goode, Kinser and Knittel voted “Aye”. Motion carried. (See Exhibit No. 1 attached to the Official Minutes)
5. District Highlights – Literary Contest participants Kyleigh McEvers and Carsan Smith entertained the BOE with their presentation titled “Hold the Boat”. They received first place and Judge’s Choice award.
6. Ron Plogger reported on Facilities and Transportation:
-Mulch will be added to the playground
-Dirt work to be finished around buildings for water run-off
-District Office roof
– repairs will continue as needed
-Elementary fence is in progress
-High School window project
–blinds have been installed and project is complete
-Elementary water fountain will be replaced in near future
-High School water fountain on the 1st floor has been replaced -Cafeteria project
– convection oven and dishwasher have been installed
-Bus # 7 had transmission repaired and Bus #3 has new brakes installed
7. Elliott Turpin reported on the Greenfield Foundation for Educational Excellence. The spring pork chop dinner will be held on Sunday, March 17, 2019. The next meeting will be January 16, 2019.
8. Superintendent Bowman gave a FRIS financial update.
9. Superintendent Bowman reviewed District Enrollment and Discipline numbers with the Board. (See Exhibit No. 2 attached to the Official Minutes)
10. Prairie State Insurance Cooperative is reviewing options and gathering information for health insurance. We have submitted information to them on the District’s health plans.
11. Personnel- Patricia Theivagt has submitted her resignation as a teacher aide in the district, effective December 3, 2018.
12. Superintendent Bowman presented his annual list of Greenfield CUSD #10 Accomplishments, Additions, and Changes.
13. The annual Post-Issuance Tax Compliance Report has been prepared by the Superintendent. This report verifies that all applicable federal tax rules and regulations have been complied with. (See Exhibit No. 3 attached to the Official Minutes)
14. The Fall Sports Coop invoice has been revised to show the addition of $610 of football revenue from the IHSA playoff game. This revision will be forwarded to Northwestern CUSD for their approval and payment.
15. Superintendent Bowman reported on an energy savings opportunity with Future Green. This company has been vetted by the IASA, IASB and IASBO. There is an opportunity to save 15% on electric bills by joining the plan. There is also an option to allow the community to participate for a 10% savings and 5% coming back to the school. A third option includes solar panels built on school property. Consensus reached was to move forward with Future Green and see which options will best fit the district.
16. A list of Certificate of Deposit options were presented to the Board of Education. Bowman feels the time is right to move some of the District funds to a certificate of deposit to earn better interest rates. A 15-month special is currently paying 2.25%. (See Exhibit No. 4 attached to the Official Minutes)
17. No Executive Session was held.
18. Kinser motioned and Roberts seconded to adopt the Tax Levy as presented. Upon roll call Rynders, Kinser, Roberts, Turpin, Goode and Knittel voted “Aye”. Motion carried. (See Exhibit No. 5 attached to the Official Minutes)
19. Goode motioned and Turpin seconded to accept the resignation of Patricia Theivagt as a teacher aide, effective December 3, 2018. Upon roll call Rynders, Kinser, Roberts, Turpin, Goode and Knittel voted “Aye”. Motion carried.
20. There was no action on transportation.
21. There was no action on facilities.
22. Rynders motioned and Kinser seconded to adopt Board Policies 2:80-Board Member Oath and Conduct; 2:120-Board Member Development; 4:45-Insufficient Fund Checks and Debt Recovery; 4:170-Safety and Security; 5:60-General Personnel; 5:220-Professional Personnel; 6:60-Instruction-Curriculum Content; 6:310-Instruction-HS Credit for Non-District Experiences; 7:70-Students-Attendance and Truancy; 7:100-Students-Health, Eye and Dental Exams; Immunizations; and Exclusion of Students; 7:190-Students Behavior; 7:260-Students-Exemption from Physical Education;7:305-Student Athlete Concussions and Head Injuries. Upon roll call Turpin, Goode, Rynders, Kinser, Roberts and Knittel voted “Aye”. Motion carried. (See Exhibit No. 6 attached to the Official Minutes)
23. Turpin motioned and Roberts seconded to approve the Resolution abating the taxes heretofore levied for the year 2018 to pay debt service on the General Obligation School Bonds (Alternate Revenue Source), Series 2017, of Community Unit School District No. 10, Greene, Macoupin, Morgan, and Jersey Counties, Illinois. Upon roll call Goode, Rynders, Kinser, Roberts, Turpin and Knittel voted “Aye”. Motion carried. (See Exhibit No. 7 attached to the Official Minutes)
24. Roberts motioned and Kinser seconded to approve the transfer of $1,000,000 from the general fund to a certificate of deposit at United Community Bank, Greenfield, Illinois, for a term of 15 months at 2.25 % interest rate. Upon roll call Rynders, Kinser, Roberts, Turpin, Goode and Knittel voted “Aye”. Motion carried. (See Exhibit No. 4 attached to the Official Minutes)
25. Rynders motioned and Kinser seconded to adjourn the meeting at 7:40 p.m.