Feb 25, 2019 - Mr. Stu Bloom from the Earlville Post and Mr. Ryan Richardson were present. ... 2018-2019 school year was made by Mr. Zimmerman.
EARLVILLE COMMUNITY UNIT SCHOOL DISTRICT 9 BOARD MEETING MINUTES February 25, 2019 The regular meeting of the Board of Education of Earlville Community Unit School District 9, DeKalb, LaSalle and Lee Counties, Illinois, held at the Earlville School on the 25th day of February, 2019 was called to order by School Board President Barbara Meloy at 7:00 p.m. ROLL CALL The following members answered roll call: Mr. John Eager, Mrs. Angie Koontz, Ms Jennie Smith, Mr. Carl Zimmerman, Mr. Adam Browder, Mr. Jeff Maly, and Mrs. Barbara Meloy. Administrators: Mr. Rich Faivre, Mrs. Jenette Fruit, and Mr. Brent Thomas were present. VISITORS PRESENT Mr. Stu Bloom from the Earlville Post and Mr. Ryan Richardson were present. MOTIONS ARISING OUT OF CLOSED SESSION A motion to accept the resignation of Virjean Haywood as part-time librarian at the end of the 2018-2019 school year was made by Mr. Zimmerman. Mr. Eager seconded the motion. Upon roll call vote, the following members voted aye: Mr. Browder, Mr. Zimmerman, Ms Smith, Mrs. Koontz, Mr. Eager, Mr. Maly, and Mrs. Meloy. The motion carried. VISITOR COMMENTS CONSENT AGENDA A motion was made by Mr. Eager to approve the Consent Agenda which consists of Minutes, Bills, and Payroll. Mr. Zimmerman seconded the motion. Upon roll call vote, the following members voted aye: Mr. Browder, Mr. Zimmerman, Ms Smith, Mrs. Koontz, Mr. Eager, Mr. Maly, and Mrs. Meloy. The motion carried. FINANCIAL REPORTS A motion was made by Mr. Eager to approve the Financial Reports. Mrs. Koontz seconded the motion. Upon roll call vote, the following members voted aye: Mr. Browder, Mr. Zimmerman, Ms Smith, Mrs. Koontz, Mr. Eager, Mr. Maly, and Mrs. Meloy. The motion carried. COMMITTEE REPORTS School Leadership Team - Mrs. Fruit reported to the Board the proposed additions of several courses for the 2019-2020 school year including an additional junior high and high school technology course, transitional math, Recent U.S. History, Dual Credit Accounting, Dual Credit Life Time Fitness, Dual Credit Agriculture, and Elementary/Junior High Choir. The Board packets included a first reading for members. Building and Grounds - The committee met and reviewed the initial facility assessments from ESG. Mr. Faivre told the Board he is working with some companies to get some of the plans worked out and will have a report at the March meeting.
ADMINISTRATIVE REPORTS Mrs. Fruit Student Recognition Math Team - Several winnings were reported by Mrs. Fruit along with praising High School Math teacher Mrs. Robyn Guelde for her work with the students. LaSalle County Board Meeting – Brennan Sweeney and Darlene Sparks were recognized from Earlville High School and Junior High. John Ourth Recognition Breakfast – Kennedy Meloy and Brennan Sweeney Student of the Month – Landon Larkin was chosen for the month of February. Mr. Faivre Compliance Review – The Regional Office of Education began the four year compliance review. Minimum Wage Increase – Mr. Faivre will be meeting with the Finance Committee to discuss the current pay rates and a recommendation for the Board will be presented. OLD BUSINESS Live Stream of Events – The district is seeking sponsorship for the live streaming. Several area businesses have expressed interest in participating in the sponsoring of this addition which will help defray the cost to the district. NEW BUSINESS Public School Calendar – ISBE still has not opened the calendar for school districts to view. Mr. Faivre is hopeful it will be open soon. IESA Speech – The administration is proposing the addition of an IESA speech team for the junior high students. The Board members were provided with a 1st reading of the proposal. IHSA Cross Country – The administration is proposing the addition of a high school cross country team. The Board members were provided with a 1st reading of the proposal. ADJOURN Mr. Zimmerman made a motion return to closed session at 7:48 p.m. with a second by Ms Smith. All members voted aye by voice and the motion carried.
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