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Bismarck Henning Community Unit School District 1 Board of Education met May 13

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Aug 2, 2019

Meeting 07

Bismarck Henning Community Unit School District 1 Board of Education met May 13.

Here is the minutes provided by the board:

The regular meeting of the Board of Education of Community Unit School District No. 1 was called to order by President, Dave Clapp at 6:30 p.m. in the Ellen R. Morris Board Room.

Steve Lane Tricia Hagley Cheryl Brumett, Justin Watt, Maridith Hearnley, Dave Clapp, and Emily Gernand

Audience members present: Rusty Campbell, Lisa Acton, Jim and Sheryl Ribbe, Tammy Duncan and Corey Potter, ONI.

Information presented about the Tuition Waiver Hearing for non-resident pupils. Any certified staff member would be allowed to enroll their children at Bismarck-Henning CUSD#1 even though they do not reside in the district.

Motion by Tricia Hagley, second by Cheryl Brumett to adjourn Tuition Waiver Hearing at 6:35 p.m. Motion carried by unanimous voice vote

Motion by Steve Lane, second by Maridith Hearnley to approve the agenda of the May 13 regular board meeting. Motion carried by unanimous voice vote.

Motion was made by Steve Lane, second by Cheryl Brumett to approve the minutes of the April board meeting. Motion carried by unanimous voice vote.

Motion by Maridith Hearnley, second by Emily Gernand to approve the bills of the month. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

Activity fund balances were approved.

Motion by Tricia Hagley, second by Justin Watt to approve the 2019-2020 school calendar. We are required to have 176 days in the school calendar for 2019-2020. There will be changes in the way the parent-teacher conferences are set-up to accommodate the new calendar. Motion carried by unanimous voice vote.

Motion by Steve Lane, second by Cheryl Brumett to approve Illinois Public Risk Fund for our insurance renewal. Corey Potter from ONI presented any changes and updated insurance information. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

The JH Booster Club minutes were presented and approved.

Lisa Acton, Elementary principal presented an update. The 3rd graders went to the Planetarium and the 4th grade went to the Lincoln Museum in Springfield. The Kindergarten program will have a revised report card system. The Laura Girton -5K Run was completed this year. Money was donated to the Bismarck-Henning Education Foundation of $1 per student. We are having teacher training on Class Dojo for behavior. We had a successful science fair with at least 100 projects. Next year's Family Night or Math Night will be April 16, 2020. RTI and Fuzzy Friday is every Friday. They are working on completing safety buckets for each classroom to go along with the ALICE Training.

Mr. Campbell presented the junior high principal's report. Spring concert was a great success. DARE students went to the PSB, 6th grade students participated in the Conservation Olympics and 7th grade is going to Springfield on May 28 to visit the Lincoln Museum and 8th grade is going on their class trip to Holiday World. May 23 is 8th grade night. There will be a Talent Day in the junior high. The last Eagle hour of the year will be a carnival and cakewalk.

Information presented on Title 1/Title 11 - Consolidated District Plan/Foster Care Plan. We went over the information with Hoopeston-Area. Motion to approve plan as presented by Emily Gernand and second by Cheryl Brumett. Motion carried by unanimous voice vote.

There will be Summer Curriculum Collaboration Days on June 19, 26, July 3, 17, 24 and August 7 from 8-12 noon. This will be for K-12 staff. There will be a Smeken's Professional Development training on August 14 from 8-3 pm. A Writing/Reading/Content-Area Literacy Strategies will be December 4 and March 6.

We had a parent request and it was discussed.

Motion by Maridith Hearnley, second by Cheryl Brumett to approve 1st reading of the BHEA Acceleration Policy as presented. Motion carried by unanimous voice vote.

Motion by Steve Lane, second by Tricia Hagley to approve the 2nd reading of policy 5:2120 Bloodborne Pathogen Standards; 5:2120-API Bloodborne Pathogen Exposure Control Plan; and Junior high handbook changes for 2019-2020. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

Coop High School update - the metal on the Wilcox Gym needs to be painted or replaced. We had eight games rained out for the softball field. We are still dealing with field problems.

VASE - no information

Motion by Cheryl Brumett, second by Steve Lane to accept the resignation of Rachel Heidrick as elementary teacher. Motion carried by unanimous voice vote.

Motion by Steve Lane, second by Tricia Hagley to accept the resignation of Tia Petersen, elementary teacher, at the end of the 2018-2019 school year. Motion carried by unanimous voice vote.

Motion by Cheryl Brumett, second by Maridith Hearnley to accept the resignation of June Cotten at the end of the 2018-2019 school year. Motion carried by unanimous voice vote.

Motion by Tricia Hagley, second by Emily Gernand to accept the retirement of Mariann Kelly as 4.5 hour cook for the elementary school at the end of the 2018-2019 school year. Motion carried by unanimous voice vote.

Motion by Tricia Hagley, second by Emily Gernand to accept the resignation of Carmen Whorrall as 5.5 hour cook for the elementary school as of April 30, 2019, Motion carried by unanimous voice vote.

Motion by Tricia Hagley, second by Justin Watt to accept the retirement of Stan Rush as bus driver at the end of the 2018-2019 school year. Motion carried by unanimous voice vote.

Motion by Steve Lane, second by Maridith Hearnley to accept the retirement of Kevin Jackson, Elementary custodian at the end of the 2018-2019 school year. Motion carried by unanimous voice vote.

Motion by Justin Watt, second by Emily Gernand to approve Trinity Dawson as elementary teacher for the 2019-2020 school year. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

Motion by Steve Lane, second by Cheryl Brumett to approve Murad Abed as elementary PE teacher for the 2019-2020 school year. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

Motion by Justin Watt, second by Maridith Hearnley to approve Bill Shank as Elementary custodian as of June 1, 2019. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

Motion by Emily Gernand, second by Cheryl Brumett to approve 3-year Administrative Contract beginning July 1, 2019-June 30, 2022 for Lisa Acton, Elementary Principal. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

Motion by Tricia Hagley, second by Steve Lane to approve 3-year Administrative Contract beginning July 1, 2019-June 30, 2022 for Rusty Campbell, JH Principal. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

Motion by Maridith Hearnley, second by Emily Gernand to approve a 3-year Administrative Contract for Aubrey Carpenter as Director of Curriculum and Assessment beginning July 1, 2019 - June 30, 2022. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

Motion by Tricia Hagley, second by Steve Lane to approve a 3.25% salary increase for the 2019 2020 school year for those not covered by the BHEA contract. It would be the same raise as those governed by the collective bargaining agreement for all union employees. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

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