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Earlville Community Unit School District 9 Board of Education met July 17.

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Oct 6, 2017

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Earlville Community Unit School District 9 Board of Education met July 17.

Here is the minutes provided by the Board:

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 17th day of July, 2017 was called to order by School Board President Barbara Meloy at 7:00 p.m.

ROLL CALL

The following members answered roll call: Mrs. Angie Koontz, Mrs. Lisa Harness, Ms. Jennie Smith, Mr. Jeff Maly, Mr. Carl Zimmerman and Mrs. Barbara Meloy. Mr. John Eager was absent.

Administrators: Mr. Rich Faivre and Mrs. Jenette Fruit were present.

VISITORS PRESENT

Mrs. Natalie Mahler, Ag and FFA Advisor; Stu Bloom from the Earlville Post; Tamara Abbey from the News Tribune.

MOTIONS ARISING OUT OF CLOSED SESSION.

A motion was made by Mr. Zimmerman to hire Alexis Maxwell as junior high volleyball coach for the 17-18 school year. Mr. Maly seconded the motion. Upon roll call vote, the following members voted aye: Mrs. Koontz, Mrs. Harness, Mr. Maly, Mr. Zimmerman, Ms Smith, and Mrs. Meloy. The motion carried.

A motion to was made by Mrs. Harness to hire John Pilmer at Bachelor’s step 0 for the position of high school math and business teacher for the 2017-18 school year pending certification and passing police background check. Mr. Zimmerman seconded the motion. Upon roll call vote, the following members voted aye: Ms. Smith, Mrs. Koontz, Mrs. Harness, Mr. Maly, Mr. Zimmerman, and Mrs. Meloy. The motion carried.

A motion was made by Mr. Zimmerman to hire John Pilmer as junior high basketball coach for the 17-18 school year. Ms Smith seconded the motion. Upon roll call vote, the following members voted aye: Mrs. Koontz, Mrs. Harness, Mr. Maly, Mr. Zimmerman, Ms Smith, and Mrs. Meloy. The motion carried.

A motion was made by Ms Smith to hire Zack Price as Senior Class Advisor for the 17-18 school year. Mr. Zimmerman seconded the motion. Upon roll call vote, the following members voted aye: Mrs. Koontz, Mrs. Harness, Mr. Maly, Mr. Zimmerman, Ms Smith, and Mrs. Meloy. The motion carried.

VISITOR COMMENTS

Mrs. Mahler presented the Board with the year overview from the 2016-17 school year and what the FFA department has been accomplishing.

CONSENT AGENDA

A motion was made by Mrs. Koontz to approve the Consent Agenda which consists of Minutes, Bills, and Payroll. Mr. Maly seconded the motion. Upon roll call vote, the following members voted aye: Mrs. Koontz, Ms. Smith, Mr. Zimmerman, Mrs. Harness, Mr. Maly, and Mrs. Meloy. The motion carried.

FINANCIAL REPORTS

A motion was made by Mr. Zimmerman to approve the Financial Reports. Mrs. Harness seconded the motion. Upon roll call vote, the following members voted aye: Mrs. Koontz, Ms. Smith, Mr. Zimmerman, Mrs. Meloy, Mr. Maly, and Mrs. Meloy. The motion carried.

ADMINISTRATIVE REPORTS

Mr. Faivre School Van – Mr. Faivre has been looking into a newer 10 passenger van for the school. He is waiting to hear back from Central State Bus Company. This size van is difficult to find.

Illinois State Funding – Mr. Faivre reported to the Board that the bottom line is there is no funding for schools right now. The State has passed the budget, but this does not include education funding.

Mrs. Fruit Interquest Detections K9 Unit – Mrs. Fruit met with a K9 dog and owner and will present the Board next month with her findings. Mrs. Fruit wants more presence of searching for drugs, alcohol, etc.

OLD BUSINESS

Possible District Reorganization with Paw Paw – The meeting went well. Each Board was asked to bring options and ideas to the next meeting.

Electronic Marquee – A motion to approve the PTA plans to erect an electronic sign where the current sign sits was made by Ms Smith and seconded by Mr. Zimmerman. Upon roll call vote, the following members voted aye: Ms. Smith, Mr. Zimmerman, Mrs. Harness, Mrs. Koontz, Mr. Maly, and Mrs. Meloy. The motion carried.

NEW BUSINESS

A motion was made by Mrs. Koontz to accept the contract with Rival 5 to install and support Voice Over IP for a 5 year lease. Mr. Zimmerman seconded the motion. Upon roll call vote, the following members voted aye: Ms. Smith, Mr. Zimmerman, Mrs. Harness, Mrs. Koontz, Mr. Maly, and Mrs. Meloy. The motion carried.

A motion was made by Ms Smith to approve the contract with Marco to supply and support the district’s copy machines for a 5 year lease. Mr. Maly seconded the motion. Upon roll call vote, the following members voted aye: Mrs. Koontz, Ms. Smith, Mr. Zimmerman, Mrs. Harness, Mr. Maly, and Mrs. Meloy. The motion carried.

A motion was made by Mrs. Koontz to approve “All School Eligibility” beginning in the 2017-2018 school year as presented. Ms Smith seconded the motion. Upon roll call vote, the following members voted aye: Mrs. Koontz, Mrs. Harness, Mr. Maly, Mr. Zimmerman, Ms Smith, and Mrs. Meloy. The motion carried.

A motion to approve The Horton Group as Health insurance broker for the 2017-2018 school year was made by Mr. Zimmerman. Ms Smith seconded the motion. All members voted aye by voice and the motion carried.

ADJOURN

Ms Smith made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 7:52 p.m. with a second by Mrs. Harness. All members voted aye by voice and the motion carried.

http://www.earlvillecusd9.org/vimages/shared/vnews/stories/53b9780b22dad/July%2017%202017.pdf

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