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Gardner Community Consolidated School District 72C Board of Education met December 18

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Feb 20, 2020

Meeting 10

Gardner Community Consolidated School District 72C Board of Education met Dec. 18.

Here is the minutes provided by the board:

The meeting was held on December 18, 2019. Denny Christensen called the meeting to order at 7:06 PM.

Roll Call

Present- Christensen, Hahn, Olsen, Vitko

Absent- Hamilton, Male, Wilkey

Pledge of Allegiance

Audience Participation

Dan Liebers representing AXA Equitable presented Investment offerings of his firm. He indicated that AXA provides similar services to many school districts within the area and was #1 company in K-12 School offerings. He explained several plans that his firm could offer employees as well as the tax implications of many of these plans. Liebers explained any of his plans offer a Zero cost to the employer, except the time required to process the payroll deduction/check, and a minimal cost to the employee (2% annually up to $30, Over $25,000 invested= $0 Cost). Liebers explained several other value added services his company could offer: AXA administration, Student Loan Forgiveness Assistance, Investment Portfolio Diversification, Tax Analysis regarding Pre-Tax/Post-Tax deduction.

A motion was made to Approve the Board of Education Minutes from November 2019.

1st - Christensen

2nd - Olsen

Aye- Christensen, Olsen, Vitko

Absent- Hamilton, Male, Wilkey

Abstain- Hahn

Motion Carries

Financial Business

A motion to approve payment of bills for the month of December, 2019

1st - Olsen

2nd - Vitko

Aye- Christensen, Hahn, Olsen, Vitko

Absent- Hamilton, Male, Wilkey

Motion Carries

A motion to approve payroll in the amount of $92,212.85 (Gross) and $73,604.24 (Net).

1st - Christensen

2nd - Hahn

Aye- Christensen, Hahn, Olsen, Vitko

Absent- Hamilton, Male, Wilkey

Motion Carries

A motion to approve the treasurer’s report for the month of November, 2019

1st - Hahn

2nd - Christensen

Aye- Christensen, Hahn, Olsen, Vitko

Absent- Hamilton, Male, Wilkey

Motion Carries

Cornale presented an excerpt from the annual budget pages. The needed beginning balances were placed in these forms to allow for the correct ending balances.

A motion to approve our intent to complete and submit the School Maintenance Project Grant.

1st - Christensen

2nd - Hahn

Aye- Christensen, Hahn, Olsen, Vitko

Absent- Hamilton, Male, Wilkey

Motion Carries

A motion to approve the Proposed Payable 2020 Tax Levy.

1st - Christensen

2nd - Hahn

Aye- Christensen, Hahn, Olsen, Vitko

Absent- Hamilton, Male, Wilkey

Motion Carries

Superintendent Report/ New Business

PTG Holiday Shop- Kudos to PTG for organizing event, Hahn shared positive comments

PTG Events- Celebration assembly (Feb 14) and Trivia Night- ½ day AM with Wilhelmi Program=bully/character message

Holiday Musical - Kudos to Woods/Leone; great feedback

Vision and Hearing Screenings - 1st round completed 12-11, K,1,2,3 learners w/ IEPS

Illinois Central Transportation Contract- 3% increase for 2020-21 from 12-11 meeting. Questions still about EC/DK Monitor, maybe cameras. Merritt indicated no bus troubles so far. Olsen asked about possibly looking into buses. Several concerns were brought up including: time concerns, storage, leasing, budgeting, owning buses, how many other buses. Members requested a copy of the current bus contract.

Prairie State Insurance Cooperative Meeting - Merritt discussed Ransomware, Threat assessment, Health insurance options

● Threat process- Team included: Merritt, Bexson, Johnson, Norris

● Harrasment Policy- January 17th

● December 4, 2019 PSIC Meeting, May 16th next meeting

● 212 districts in PSIC

● Medical/Health insurance offerings in Summer 19 IVASBO Meeting- December 6th: Lasalle County Assessor present to discuss 4 year review of properties, indicated it wasn’t getting done. Discussed impact on taxing bodies

January 6, 2020 Institute day plans- Math Curiculum Review, GCSEC Behavior Specialist, Health Department Stop the Bleed instruction

Blended Preschool Program Survey- Jan/Feb Preschool for all survey results looked at, discussed IGA with Coal City/ implications, GCSEC Staffing needs/ availability

Superintendents Goals were placed into closed Session

Strategic Planning Process- Mikia Hall- IASB conference call looking at Board Goals, Stakeholders Goals/Plan Inclement Weather Notification Guidelines- hope to send out soon, 2 hour delayed start

IASB PRESS Updates: First Reading- Board Policy Administrative Procedure: 3:10 Goals and Objectives, 3:60 Administrative Responsibility of the Building Principal, 4:45-AP1 Insufficient Fund Checks, 4:45-APS Local Debt Recovery Program Implementation Procedures, 4:45-E1 Cover Page Documenting the process to seek offset from the Illinois office of the comptroller, 4:45-E2 Notice of Claim and intent to seek Debt Recovery, Challenge and response to Challenge, 4:55-AP Controls for the use of District Credit and Procurement Cards, 4:70-AP Resource Conservation, 4:90 Activity Funds

Gardner 72 C Holiday Party- Friday January 10@ 6:30, EveryBuddies Food, Trivia Maybe IASB Trends in Collective Bargaining- Saturday January 25, Naperville- Kathy can sign up if interested

Three Rivers Legislative Breakfast- Saturday February 8

Old Business

Joint Annual Conference: Board members shared the following thoughts/comments

Christensen

● Art of School Boarding

o Chain of command

o Realistic goal setting

● Can’t Make this Stuff up

o Several Changes happening

o Evaluations/ process/procedures

o Court Decisions coming from Chicago

● Legislative Issues

o How good legislators do for themselves

o $15/ Hour 40K/year

● Board President Roundtable

o No solving issues alone

o Chain of Command

o Board President presence at committee meetings

o Concerns: Board members only dealing w/ personnel issues

o Never have a 4-3 vote

o Get questions answered to insure no split vote

Vitko

● Strategic Planning

o Goals Broke down

o Evaluations/ Danielson

o District Goal Evolution

o No Facilitators

Hahn

● Pass

Olsen

● 2 Finance Classes

o Expenditures/ all Numbers

o Hurried through the information

o Discussion about Tax Capped Districts

o Felt 72C give a good explanation of materials prior to these meetings

Merritt

● Goals

o Rockdale Superintendent

o IASB Goals

o IASB Facilitation Process

o Successes

o Rockdale Growth/Developments

Staff Professional Development Follow Up- Biros, Mund, Tjelle Takeaways, shared presentation from

RSAC conference

Board Committee Reports

● Building and Ground Committee

o Festival of Trees funding

● Curriculum

● Finance Committee

o FRIS report of Transportation Totals in question

● Handbook

o Way behind: Biros, Bexson, Hennessey, Walsh, Vitko working on it using IPA handbook

● Personnel

● Sports

o Athletic boosters- Bonarek Donation of popcorn bags

o Sam’s Club Membership- PTG Use/ Athletic Boosters

o Indoor Gym Usage Expectations- Reviewed Draft, discussed suggestions

● Technology

o 1:1 Device Launch- 20 Devices ordered, 5th Grade charging devices, 800-1000/cart, $6400 REAP grant

Motion to adjourn into closed session to consider information regarding the appointment, employment, or a permissible matter under the Open Meetings Act 5ILCS 120 (2) (1). Motion was made at 8:50PM

1st - Vitko

2nd - Hahn

Aye- Christensen, Hahn, Olsen, Vitko

Absent- Hamilton, Male, Wilkey

Motion Carries

Motion to adjourn closed session and return to regular session. Motion was made at 10:13PM

1st - Olsen

2nd - Hahn

Aye- Christensen, Hahn, Olsen, Vitko

Absent- Hamilton, Male, Wilkey

Motion Carries

Motion to approve Easton Ashley to assist Coach Faletti w/ 7th and 8th Volleyball for the 19-20 Season.

1st - Christensen

2nd - Hahn

Aye- Christensen, Hahn, Olsen, Vitko

Absent- Hamilton, Male, Wilkey

Motion Carries

Motion to approve the destruction of closed session meeting audio recordings and the minutes

accompanying those closed session meetings after 18 months have passed and prior.

1st - Hahn

2nd - Vitko

Aye- Christensen, Hahn, Olsen, Vitko

Absent- Hamilton, Male, Wilkey

Motion Carries

Motion to approve closed meeting minutes will not be made for public release.

1st - Hahn

2nd - Christensen

Aye- Christensen, Hahn, Olsen, Vitko

Absent- Hamilton, Male, Wilkey

Motion Carries

Motion to adjourn Regular Board Meeting at 10:23 pm

1st - Christensen

2nd - Hahn

Aye- Christensen, Hahn, Olsen, Vitko

Absent- Hamilton, Male, Wilkey

Motion Carries

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