Unity Point Community Consolidated School District 140 Board met June 8.
Here is the agenda provided by the Board:
The regular meeting of the Board of Education of Unity Point School District #140 will be held in the Library at Unity Point School on Thursday, June 8, 2017, at 6:00 pm. An Executive Session will be held during the course of the meeting to consider the appointment, employment, compensation, discipline, performance or dismissal of specific employees of the public body. Action is expected.
Approval of Agenda
Approval of Consent Agenda
-Approval of May 11, 2017 Regular Meeting Minutes
-Approval of Schedule of Bills
-Presentation of Financial Reports
Recognition of Guests and Visitors/Public Comment:
The Board of Education welcomes the audience to make public or employee comments. The Board has set aside time in the agenda specifically for this purpose. Pursuant to Board Policy 2.230, each speaker shall be limited to a 5- minute presentation. Please be aware that, while this is the time for the public to express its opinions and/or concerns, the Board may or may not comment regarding public presentations. If a matter of public comment warrants discussion or action of the Board of Education, such discussion or action will be added to the agenda for a future meeting.
New Board Member Oath of Office:
*John Longueville was appointed to the Board during the May meeting to fill the vacancy created by Eric Jung. Mr. Longueville will fulfill the remaining two years of a four-year term.
Adopt Resolution for Membership in the Prairie State Insurance Cooperative:
*The Prairie State Insurance Cooperative was approved at the May board meeting as our provider of Multi- Peril School Liability Insurance for a three-year period beginning July 1, 2017. The administration recommends that the board adopt the resolution for membership as presented.
Tri-County Secondary Transitional Experience Program (STEP):
*Denise Jones, Transition Specialist, has contacted Unity Point about the possibility of summer employment for a student worker in maintenance through the work program at Carbondale High School. STEP is a training/placement program that helps students with disabilities prepare to transition to employment and community participation during and after high school. Unity Point has participated in this program for the past three summers. The administration recommends the employment of a student worker for 12- 15 hours per week at the hourly minimum wage rate of $8.25.
Adopt Prevailing Wage Rate Ordinance:
*Pursuant to the rules promulgated by the Illinois Department of Labor, it is necessary to adopt “An Ordinance Ascertaining the Prevailing Rate of Wages for Laborers, Workmen and Mechanics Employed on Public Works for Said District” as provided by the Illinois Department of Labor.
Update Regarding Gym Lighting Upgrades:
*Replacement of existing light fixtures in Ludwick Gym with LED fixtures will begin in the next few weeks. The administration is currently investigating lighting incentives from Ameren to offset the associated costs. Future sales tax monies will cover all additional costs. Should you have any questions, please contact Mr. Laser.
Award Bids for Bread, Milk, Food, and Diesel Fuel
*The administration recommends approval of the following bids as presented:
1. Bread Bid: Bimbo Bakeries
2. Milk Bid: Prairie Farms
3. Fuel Bid: Hines Oil Company
4. Food Bids: Summary As Presented
Bids were received from Bimbo Bakeries and Lewis Bakery for bread. Prairie Farms and Hines Oil Company were the only bids received for milk and fuel. The fuel bid does contain an escalator feature, as we would expect. The price quoted for diesel fuel is $2.0165, which is a 0.005 increase over last year’s price per gallon of $2.0115. Bids for food items for the first half of the upcoming school year were received on May 18, 2017. Ulli has reviewed each bid, item by item, and a summary report is included for your review.
Approve Intergovernmental Agreements with ROE 30 Alternative School Programs:
*It is the recommendation of the administration to renew the district’s intergovernmental agreements with the Regional Office of Education in order to participate in the COPE Safe Schools Program and SOAR Alternative Program for the 2017-2018 school year.
*2016-2017 Enrollment Report/2017-2018 Registration Update
*Approval of 2017-2018 Athletic and Kidz Klub Handbook Revisions-Handbook revisions have been on review since the May board meeting. The administration has not received any inquiries, comments, or questions relating to the updates; therefore, it is the recommendation of the administration to approve the revisions as presented for the 2017-2018 school year.
*2017-2018 Student/Parent Handbook Revisions
-Enclosed are the proposed changes for the student/parent handbook for 2017-2018 school year. The administration will present any additional changes during the July and possibly August board meetings with the expectation for final approval at that time. An overview of the changes will be provided during the meeting.
-2017-2018 Employment Issues
*The administration recommends employment of the following positions:
1. First Grade Teacher(s)—2 Positions
2. Athletic Director
3. Assistant Softball Coach
4. Cheerleading Coach
*The administration recommends approval of the following aide assignments:
1. See Recommendation Letter
*Remaining positions to fill for 2017-2018 school year:
1. Arabic Teacher
2. 5/6 Physical Education/Health Teacher
3. Head Girls Basketball Coach
4. Assistant Boys Basketball Coach