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Marion Community Unit School District 2 Board of Education met June 18

By Michael Abella | Aug 14, 2019

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Marion Community Unit School District 2 Board of Education met June 18.

Here is the minutes provided by the board:

Page 1 June 18, 2019

Community Unit School District #186 Murphysboro, IL 62966

BOARD OF EDUCATION REGULAR MEETING June 18, 2019

The regular meeting of the Board of Education was called to order by President Rick Runge at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 18, 2019, in the Board Room at McElvain School, 593 Ava Road, Murphysboro, Illinois.

Board Members present: Mr. Brown, Dr. Doerr, Mrs. Jaynes, Mr. Green, Mr. Beavers, Mrs. Eovaldi, Mr. Runge

Administrators Present: Mr. Grode, Mrs. Bush, Mr. Todd, Mr. Keener

Administrators Absent: Mr. Ellermeyer, Mrs. Allison, Mrs. Ehlers

Others present: Steve Carrington, Georgia Marshall, Heather Parr, Chelsea Austin, Jim Helton, Kari Kilquist, Ashley Runge, Len Novara, Andrea Waddington, Aaron Hankins, Amanda Tuttle, Shelby Ahlfield, Andrew Winters, Brian Tripp, Chanez Murray

The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Aaron Hankins.

Mrs. Jaynes made the motion and Mrs. Eovaldi gave the second to approve the agenda.

A voiced vote was recorded as follows: Aye – All; Nay – None; Absent - None

The president declared the motion carried.

Mr. Green made the motion and Dr. Doerr gave the second to approve the consent agenda consisting of the following items:

District #186 regular board meeting minutes dated May 21, 2019, 

District #186 Budget Amendment Hearing Minutes dated May 21, 2019 

Tri-County regular board meeting minutes dated May 8, 2019 

Tri-County bills for June 2019 

Applications 

Reports

A voiced vote was recorded as follows: Aye – All; Nay – None; Absent - None

The president declared the motion carried.

Mr. Beavers made the motion and Mrs. Eovaldi gave the second to approve the bills for June 2019 as presented.

A roll call vote was recorded as follows:

Mr. Beavers - Aye          Mr. Green - Aye          Mr. Runge – Aye 

Mrs. Eovaldi - Aye         Mrs. Jaynes - Aye      Dr. Doerr - Aye 

Mr. Brown - Aye

The president declared the motion carried.

Under Communications, Mr. Green made a motion and Dr. Doerr gave the second to approve the resignation of Mark Hostert as 6th grade SpEd, JV baseball coach and volunteer Murphysboro Middle School baseball coach.

A voiced vote was recorded as follows: Aye – All; Nay – None; Absent – None

The president declared the motion carried.

There was one request falling under the Freedom of Information Act, Bethany Simpson with SmartProcure requesting any and all purchasing records from September 18, 2018 to current. Information was provided in a timely manner.

No public comments/concerns were presented. No employee concerns were presented.

Two Fish Bowl items were read.

Under Old Business, Mr. Grode updated the board about finances. We are expecting to get all our payments from the State. The State passed the budget, looking at the evidence based funding amount we are expected to receive $600,000.00.

The grant that was written for the $1,000,000.00 interest free loan with Egyptian Electrical Coop is still pending while we wait on the Historical Society to sign off that it won’t change the building.

Mrs. Bush stated that we received the money for the bonds.

Mr. Grode and Mrs. Bush met with Don Yewell and are waiting until the end of the month when the incurred but not reported IDNR numbers are finalized, the Trust will then need to certify that number. We will incur a 13 1⁄2 percent increase September 1, 2019, ($286,000.00) if we continue with the plan we currently have. At this time Mrs. Bush is still trying to gather more information, and it will be readdressed at July’s meeting.

Mr. Beavers made a motion and Mr. Brown gave the second to approve the amended 2019-2020 school calendar.

A voiced vote was recorded as follows: Aye – six; Nay – Dr. Doerr; Absent – None

The president declared the motion carried.

Jim Helton from the IASB was present and provided information that explained the benefits they provide regarding the superintendent search. It will be $7,900.00 for the basic search and $1,500.00 to include staff/community in this process. This process will last approximately 6-8 weeks. Mr. Runge made a motion and Mr. Brown gave the second to enter into a service agreement with the IASB.

A roll call vote was recorded as follows:

Mr. Runge – Aye           Mr. Green – Aye              Mr. Beavers - Nay 

Mr. Brown – Aye           Mrs. Jaynes - Aye       

Dr. Doerr - Aye Mrs.     Eovaldi – Aye

The president declared the motion carried.

Mr. Green made a motion and Mrs. Eovaldi gave the second to approve the following facilities to be established as fiscal depositories for the 2019-2020 school year.

First Bank and Trust – Murphysboro First Southern Bank – Murphysboro The Illinois Funds – Springfield, IL and US Bancorp Fund Services, LLC –

Milwaukee, WI (Custodian of Illinois Funds) Illinois School District Liquid Asset Fund (ISDLAF) – Warrenville, IL

A voiced vote was recorded as follows: All – Aye; Nay – None; Absent – None

The president declared the motion carried.

Mr. Beavers made a motion and Mrs. Jaynes gave the second to appoint the following individuals to serve as sub-treasurers for the 2019-2020 school year.

Kim Kilpatrick – MHS 

Joseph Johnson – MMS 

Samantha Smith – CARR 

Emily Hahn – GJAL

A voiced vote was recorded as follows: Aye – All; Nay – None; Absent – None

The president declared the motion carried.

Mr. Brown made a motion and Mrs. Jaynes gave the second to adopt “An Ordinance Ascertaining the Prevailing Rate of Wages for Laborers, Workmen and Mechanics Employed on Public Works for Said District”.

A voiced vote was recorded as follows: Aye – All; Nay – None; Absent – None

The president declared the motion carried.

Mr. Beavers made a motion and Mr. Green gave the second to approve the renewal of Property and Liability Insurance (ISDA) and Worker’s Compensation, School Board Legal Liability and Student Accident as presented.

A roll call vote was recorded as follows:

Mr. Beavers – Aye              Mrs. Eovaldi – Aye            Mr. Runge - Aye 

Mr. Green – Aye                 Mr. Brown – Aye 

Mrs. Jaynes – Aye             Dr. Doerr – Aye 

The president declared the motion carried.

Mr. Beavers made the motion and Dr. Doerr gave the second to move into closed session pursuant to Section 2 of the Open Meetings Act, 5 Illinois Compiled Statutes 120/2(c), to review: 1. The appointment, employment, compensation, discipline, performance or dismissal

of specific employees of the district including hearing testimony on a complaint lodged against an employee to determine its validity. 2. 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.

A roll call vote was recorded as follows:

Mr. Beavers – Aye              Mrs. Eovaldi – Aye             Mr. Runge - Aye 

Dr. Doerr – Aye                   Mr. Brown - Aye 

Mrs. Jaynes – Aye              Mr. Green– Aye

The president declared the motion carried.

The board moved into closed session at 7:37 p.m. The board returned to open session at 9:44 p.m.

Mr. Beavers made a motion and Mr. Green gave the second to approve the closed session minutes from the regular meeting dated May 21, 2019.

A voiced vote was recorded as follows: Aye- All; Nay – None; Absent – None

The president declared the motion carried.

Mr. Brown made a motion and Mr. Beavers gave the second to employ Stephanie Finke as the principal at GJAL.

A roll call vote was recorded as follows:

Mr. Brown – Aye              Mr. Green – Aye              Mr. Runge - Aye 

Mr. Beavers – Aye           Mrs. Jaynes - Aye 

Dr. Doerr – Aye                Mrs. Eovaldi – Aye

The president declared the motion carried.

Mr. Green made a motion and Mrs. Jaynes gave the second to approve the voluntary transfer of Valerie Burgess from Health at MMS to Dean of Students at Carruthers and Katie Russell from Reading Specialist at Carruthers to 6th grade SpEd at MMS.

A roll call vote was recorded as follows:

Mr. Green – Aye             Mrs. Eovaldi – Aye         Mr. Runge - Aye 

Mrs. Jaynes – Aye         Mr. Brown – Aye Dr. 

Doerr – Aye                    Mr. Beavers – Aye

The president declared the motion carried.

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Mrs. Eovaldi made a motion and Mrs. Jaynes gave the second to employ the following individuals:

Stephanie Mobbs – GJAL Para Aide Rebecca Marten – CARR Para Aide Ann Carrington – CARR Library Aide Gloria Parker – GJAL Music Kelly Carpenter – 6th grade Language Arts Justin Conti – 8th grade Language Arts Susan Phoenix – MMS GearUp Kallie Link – MHS English Kylee Median – MHS GearUp Intern Rebekah Kosco – CARR/MMS SLP Jessica Coleman – CARR SpEd Resource Kim Cantwell – MMS Health Marian Laughland – MHS Frosh VB Coach Audrey Vaughn – MHS JV VB Coach Mike Laughland – MHS Volunteer VB Coach Nathan Hinkle – MMS Volunteer Baseball Coach Jason Jarrett – MHS Boys Basketball Volunteer Coach Bill Dietz, Drew Hopkins – MHS Wrestling Volunteer Coaches

A roll call vote was recorded as follows:

Mrs. Eovaldi – Aye        Mr. Brown – Aye           Mr. Runge - Aye 

Mrs. Jaynes – Aye         Mr. Beavers - Aye 

Mr. Green – Aye             Dr. Doerr – Aye

The president declared the motion carried.

Mrs. Eovaldi made a motion and Dr. Doerr gave the second to authorize posting the following positions: Carruthers Reading Specialist; Carruthers 3rd grade.

A roll call vote was recorded as follows:

Mrs. Eovaldi – Aye          Mr. Brown – Aye         Mr. Runge - Aye 

Dr. Doerr – Aye Mr.         Beavers - Aye 

Mrs. Jaynes – Aye          Mr. Green – Aye

The president declared the motion carried.

Mr. Beavers made a motion and Mr. Green gave the second to convert the suspension of Principal, Matthew Todd to suspension without pay for Monday, June 3 and Tuesday, June 4, 2019.

A roll call vote was recorded as follows:

Mr. Beavers – Aye          Mr. Brown – Aye          Mr. Runge - Aye 

Mr. Green – Aye             Dr. Doerr - Aye 

Mrs. Eovaldi – Aye         Mrs. Jaynes – Aye

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The president declared the motion carried.

Mr. Brown made a motion and Dr. Doerr gave the second to adjourn the meeting at 9:52 p.m.

A voiced vote was recorded as follows: Aye – All; Nay – None; Absent – None

The president declared the motion carried.

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