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Dimmick Community Consolidated School District 175 Board of Education met May 20

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Aug 27, 2019

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Dimmick Community Consolidated School District 175 Board of Education met May 20.

Here is the minutes provided by the board:

Call to Order

President Deb Black called the meeting to order at 6:30 p.m. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.

Roll Call

Roll call showed members present: Michelle Rich, Heather Seghi, Sid Haas, Gina Mudge, Josh Turigliatti, Laurie Ernat and Deb Black.

Visitors

Mrs. Donna Gerrard

Approval of Board Agenda

Laurie Ernat made a motion to approve the agenda as presented. Michelle Rich seconded the motion. A voice vote indicated all yeas. Nays: None. Motion carried.

Public Comment

None.

Consent Agenda

Michelle Rich made a motion to approve the consent agenda. Laurie Ernat seconded the motion. Roll call yeas: Rich, Ernat, Mudge, Seghi, Haas, Turigliatti and Black. Nays: None. Motion carried.

Reports, Updates and Information

School Improvement Team Report

A master fieldtrip schedule was developed for K-8 grades. The PTO has offered to pay $20.00 per student for fieldtrips to help offset the cost of the transportation. Room parents are asked to assist as chaperones and will know in advance what time of the year the trips will take place. Mr. Linnig went over the changes to the Parent/Student Handbook for the school year 2019-2020 and the handbook awaits approval. Two parents are needed to serve on the School Improvement Team for the upcoming school year.

2019 Tax Levy Extension Report

The 2019 EAV figures from the LaSalle and Bureau Counties were received. The tax rate will be $1.5386 which is 5.16 cents lower than last year.

Finance Committee

Michelle Rich and Laurie Ernat volunteered to serve on the Finance Committee.

The committee appointments await approval.

TIF Report

Mr. Linnig gave an overview of the annual Joint Review Board Meetings for the City of Peru held on May 16, 2019 and for the City of LaSalle on May 20, 2019.

ISBE/Legislative Updates

Mr. Linnig gave the board a summary of the changes to the Prevailing Wage Act and also summarized HB3053 which would appoint a task force to identify schools targeted for possible consolidation through a mandated referendum.

Facilities Update

The leech field has been back filling into the septic tank due to the excessive rain and saturated ground. The District has been having the tanks pumped in order to keep school open. Mr. Linnig has contacted civil engineer, Ken Giordano to develop options to remedy the issue.

FY'19 Audit

The proposal for $7,200.00 for the 2019 Audit from Hopkins and Associates awaits approval.

Teacher Excellence Recognition

This year at the ROE #35 Educator Excellence Banquet, Mrs. Ficek was one of two recognized for the Educator Excellence Award. Congratulations!

Food Service Contract

The annual food service contract with Peru Elementary is up for renewal. There is no increase in price from the previous year and the contract awaits approval.

Other

The RtI Spring benchmark data was compiled and 5 students graduated out of the RtI program. 10 students will be remaining. The Board will look to schedule a strategic planning session sometime in August before school resumes.

Action Items

Approval of the 2017-18 Parent Student Handbook

Heather Seghi made a motion to approve the 2019-2020 Parent/Student Handbook. Sid Haas seconded the motion. Roll call yeas: Seghi, Haas, Mudge, Ernat, Rich, Turigliatti and Black. Nays: None. Motion carried.

Approval of Finance Committee

Gina Mudge made a motion to accept Michelle Rich and Laurie Ernat to the Finance Committee. Josh Turigliatti seconded the motion. Roll call yeas: Mudge, Turigliatti, Seghi, Haas, Rich, Ernat and Black. Nays: None. Motion carried.

Approval of Auditing Services

Michelle Rich made a motion to approve the auditing services of Hopkins and Associates for the fee of $7,200.00. Gina Mudge seconded the motion. Roll call yeas: Rich, Mudge, Ernat, Seghi, Haas, Turigliatti and Black. Nays: None. Motion carried.

Approval of Food Service Contract FY 2019-2020

Heather Seghi made a motion to approve the Food Service Contract for the 2019-20 school year with Peru Elementary. Gina Mudge seconded the motion. Roll call yeas: Seghi, Mudge, Ernat, Rich, Turigliatti, Haas and Black. Nays: No. Motion carried.

Executive Session

Sid Haas made the motion to adjourn to executive session to discuss the appointment, employment, compensation, discipline, performance or dismissal of specific employees and discussion of security procedures at 7:33 p.m. Heather Seghi seconded the motion. A voice vote indicated all yeas. Nays: None. Motion carried.

Regular meeting reconvened at 8:20 p.m.

Action Items Following Executive Session

Approval of Sid Haas made a motion to approve the employment of Brooke Larsen as the Employment First Grade teacher. Heather Seghi seconded the motion. Roll call yeas: Haas, Recommendations Seghi, Mudge, Ernat, Rich, Turigliatti and Black. Nays: None. Motion carried.

Approval of Salary and Wages FY 2019-2020

Laurie Ernat made a motion to approve the salary and wages for the 2019-2020 school year as discussed in executive session. Michelle Rich seconded the motion. Roll call yeas: Ernat, Rich, Turigliatti, Mudge, Seghi, Haas and Black. Nays: None. Motion carried.

Adjournment

Sid Haas made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 8:23 p.m. Heather Seghi seconded the motion. A voice vote indicated all yeas. Nays: None. Motion carried.

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