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Anna Community School District No. 37 Board of Education met January 16

By Philip Gonzales | Mar 21, 2020

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Anna Community School District No. 37 Board of Education met Jan. 16.

Here is the minutes provided by the board:

Board President Grant Capel called the meeting to order at 5:30 p.m.

Lori Foster was appointed temporary secretary for the meeting.

Roll Call

                                                              Present            Absent             Arr. Late

            Grant Capel                            ____X_____       __________       __________

            Craig Dillman                          __________       ____X_____       __________

            Tracee Foley                           ____X_____       __________       __________

            Lori Foster                              ____X_____       __________       __________

            Pam Needling                         __________       ____X_____       __________

            Elaine Ray                               __________       ____X_____       __________

            Dave Sullivan                          _____X____       __________       __________

Others:

            Superintendent, Julie Bullard

            Principals, Mark Laster, Charlotte Massey, Rob Lannom

A motion was made by Dave Sullivan and seconded by Tracee Foley to approve the agenda for the meeting.  Roll call vote:  Grant Capel, yea; Tracee Foley, yea; Lori Foster, yea; Dave Sullivan, yea. Motion carried.

A motion was made by Tracee Foley and seconded by Dave Sullivan to approve the consent agenda of the following items:  minutes of December 16, 2019 regular meeting, activity fund report, revolving fund report, treasurer’s report, cafeteria report, insurance report, bills and payroll,  Second reading and approval of updates to the following policies:  5:50 Drug and Alcohol Free Workplace; E-Cigarette, Tobacco, and Cannabis Prohibition, 5:90 Abused and Neglected Child Reporting, 5:100 Staff Development Program, 5:120 Employee Ethics; Conduct; and Conflict of Interest, 5:200 Terms and Conditions of Employment and Dismissal, 5:220 Substitute Teachers, 5:250 Leaves of Absence, 5:290 Employment Termination and Suspensions, 6:20 School Year Calendar and Day, 6:60 Curriculum Content, 6:150 Home and Hospital Instruction, 7:20 Harassment of Students Prohibited, 7:150 Agency and Police Interviews, 7:270 Administering Medicines to Students, 8:30 Visitors to and Conduct on School Property, 5:330 Sick Days, Vacation, Holidays, and Leaves, 3:40-E Checklist for the Superintendent Employment Contract Negotiation Process, 5:20-E Resolution to Prohibit Sexual Harassment, 4:150 Facility Management and Building Programs.  Roll call vote: Grant Capel, yea; Tracee Foley, yea; Lori Foster, yea; Dave Sullivan, yea. Motion carried.

A motion was made by Dave Sullivan and seconded by Grant Capel to approve the resolution authorizing issuance of individual procurement cards.  Roll call vote:  Grant Capel, yea; Tracee Foley, yea; Lori Foster, yea; Dave Sullivan, yea. Motion carried.

A motion was made by Tracee Foley and seconded by Dave Sullivan to destroy all closed session recordings made before July 2018.  Roll call vote:  Grant Capel, yea; Tracee Foley, yea; Lori Foster, yea; Dave Sullivan, yea. Motion carried.

A motion was made by Tracee Foley and seconded by Dave Sullivan to approve the superintendent’s use of 6 consecutive vacations days to be used January 24 – January 31.  Roll call vote:  Grant Capel, yea; Tracee Foley, yea; Lori Foster, yea; Dave Sullivan, yea. Motion carried.

A motion was made by Dave Sullivan and seconded by Grant Caple to approve the sale of recently eliminated security cameras and DVR’s.  Roll call vote:  Grant Capel, yea; Tracee Foley, yea; Lori Foster, yea; Dave Sullivan, yea. Motion carried.

A motion was made by Tracee Foley and seconded by Dave Sullivan to approve the submission of the final maintenance grant proposal.  Roll call vote:  Grant Capel, yea; Tracee Foley, yea; Lori Foster, yea; Dave Sullivan, yea. Motion carried.

A motion was made by Dave Sullivan and seconded by Grant Capel to grant Dr. Bullard permission to begin preparing the 2020-2021 budget.  Roll call vote:  Grant Capel, yea; Tracee Foley, yea; Lori Foster, yea; Dave Sullivan, yea. Motion carried.

A motion was made by Tracee Foley and seconded by Dave Sullivan to grant Dr. Bullard permission to spend 2020-2021 funds before the final approval in July or August 2020.  Roll call vote:  Grant Capel, yea; Tracee Foley, yea; Lori Foster, yea; Dave Sullivan, yea. Motion carried.

Superintendent Bullard reported on the following:

  • IASB Information
  • FOIA Request(s)
  • Anna Community Consolidated School District #37 Educational Foundation Update
  • Finances
  • Building Construction & Improvements Update
  • Goal Setting
  • Reminder – Local Board of Education Members are Mandated Reporters Under ANCRA
Mr. Laster, Mrs. Massey and Mr. Lannom reviewed their building reports.

A motion was made by Tracee Foley and seconded by Dave Sullivan to enter into executive session for the purpose of: 

  • The appointment, employment, compensation, discipline, performance, or dismissal of specific employees of the public body or legal counsel for the public body, including hearing testimony on a complaint lodged against an employee of the public body or against legal counsel for the public body to determine its validity.  5ILCS 120/2(c)(1)
  • Collective negotiating matters between the public body and its employees or their representatives, or deliberations concerning salary schedules for one or more classes of employees.  5ILCS 120/2/(c)(2)
Roll call vote:  Grant Capel, yea; Tracee Foley, yea; Lori Foster, yea; Dave Sullivan, yea. Motion carried.

Board went into executive session at 6:07 p.m.

Board returned to open session at 6:15 p.m.

A motion was made by Tracee Foley and seconded by Dave Sullivan to approve the executive session minutes of December 16, 2019 meeting.  Roll call vote:  Grant Capel, yea; Tracee Foley, yea; Lori Foster, yea; Dave Sullivan, yea. Motion carried.

A motion was made by Dave Sullivan and seconded by Lori Foster to approve the memorandum of understanding with the AEEA regarding the athletic director assistant.   Roll call vote:  Grant Capel, yea; Tracee Foley, yea; Lori Foster, yea; Dave Sullivan, yea. Motion carried.                                   

A motion was made by Tracee Foley and seconded by Dave Sullivan to approve the memorandum of understanding with the AEEA regarding the transportation director assistant.  Roll call vote:      Grant Capel, yea; Tracee Foley, yea; Lori Foster, yea; Dave Sullivan, yea. Motion carried.

A motion was made by Dave Sullivan and seconded by Tracee Foley to adjourn at 6:17 p.m. with the next meeting being a regular meeting scheduled for February 20, 2020.   Voice vote:  Motion carried.

MINUTES ARE NOT OFFICIAL UNITL APPROVED AT THE NEXT REGULARLY SHEDULED MEETING OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION.

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