Minooka Community High School District 111 Board of Education met Aug. 21.
Here is the minutes provided by the board:
CALL TO ORDER
The regular meeting was called to order at 6:00 p.m. by President Mike Brozovich. The meeting was held in the Academic Resource Center at Central Campus. A physical quorum was present with the following board members answering roll call: Mike Brozovich, Laura Hrechko, Patti Ruettiger, Dee Crye, Cherie Barnes, and Dustin Heap (arrived 6:39 p.m.). Absent from the meeting was Wendi Arlis. Additionally present were Brent Edwards, Janel Grzetich, Bryan Zwemke, John Troy, Kenny Lee, and Colleen Ward. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.
MAC Coaches Stan Tischer, Dave Barney, and Joe Tischer along with many Team Members attended the board meeting to be recognized for their accomplishments this season. The Special Olympics Team of Colin Wurzinger and James Owen were named IHSA State Champions while the Team of Alan Spencer and Colin Wurzinger earned a second-place finish in the Illinois Bass Nation High School Series. The MAC Team also presented MCHS with two different trophies that they have earned over the past few months. Coach Stan Tischer received a well-earned thank you upon his retirement.
There were no public comments.
Administrative reports were provided to the board members in the packets.
MOTION: by Ruettiger, seconded by Barnes, to approve the consent agenda as presented:
A. Open Session Minutes
1. July 10, 2019 - Committee Meeting
2. July 17, 2019 - Regular Meeting
3. July 30, 2019 - Special Meeting
4. August 1, 2019 – Board Workshop
B. Financial Reports
1. Payment of Bills/Total
2. Employee Payroll
3. Imprest Fund Report/Total
4. Activity Fund Report
5. Treasurer’s Report (Cash/YTD – Exp/Rev)
C. JJC Intergovernmental Agreement
D. Approval to Set Out-of-District Tuition Rate as Presented
E. Approval of PLTW (Project Lead the Way) Agreement
Voting Aye: Crye, Hrechko, Ruettiger, Barnes, and Brozovich. Motion carried. Time: 6:15 p.m.
Educational Foundation Update:
Board members learned that the Minooka Community High School Foundation for Educational Excellence will hold their next meeting on August 27, 2019, at 5:00 PM. The meeting will be held in Room 263 at Central Campus.
Strategic Plan Update:
It was reported that the Strategic Goal Leaders are working to meet with all strategic team members and schedule dates to meet throughout the year to formulate plans for the second year of the strategic plan. Dr. Lee also reported that in line with the Strategic Plan, Brent Edwards will provide a report on Strategic Goal 4 later in the meeting.
MCHS Athletic Hall of Fame Update:
The status of the background checks for the inductees was discussed and consensus was reached to continue with introductions and recognitions at the events – the football game and the dinner – but to not place anything permanent such as a school plaque without confirmation of a clear background check.
Dr. Lee reported that the policy review is complete and that the next step is to place the items into a calendar format to ensure that mandatory tasks within the policy manual are completed throughout the school year at the appropriate times. Strategic Planning updates will also be embedded into the calendar.
Second Readings of PRESS Packets 100 and 101:
Second readings for PRESS packets 100 and 101 were held in anticipation of approval later in the meeting.
Purchase of Vans:
Discussion was held regarding the purchase of two vans for the transportation department. Additional information will be sought.
It was noted that the tentative budget was approved on August 14, 2019, and has been placed on display. The budget hearing will be held at the September meeting.
Purchase of Engraver for CTE:
Discussion took place regarding the purchase of an engraver for the CTE department. More information will be gathered and presented to the BOE in the near future.
Graduation Date/Time and Location and Survey Results:
Discussion took place regarding the date/time and location of the 2020 MCHS graduation, along with results of the recent survey sent to students from the Class of 2020, parents, and staff. Consensus was reached to hold graduation at the MCHS football field and at 5:00 PM, as indicated by the survey results.
Football Field Spoils Removal:
Discussion took place as to the football field spoils removal and email communications regarding such were provided and added to the board packet.
Second Reading and Adoption of Policies:
MOTION: by Barnes, seconded by Ruettiger, to approve the second reading and adoption of policies from PRESS Packets 100 and 101 as presented. Hearing no objections, the motion was approved. Time: 7:08 p.m.
Risk Management Plan:
MOTION: by Heap, seconded by Barnes, to approve the Risk Management Plan as presented. Hearing no objections, the motion was approved. Time: 7:11 p.m.
MOTION: by Arlis, seconded by Heap, to adjourn the meeting to executive session for the purpose of discussing matters related to minutes; the appointment, compensation, discipline, dismissal, employment and performance of specific employees of the District; and security procedures and the use of personnel and equipment to respond to an actual, a threatened, or a reasonably potential danger to the safety of employees, students, staff, the public, or public property. Voting Aye: Heap, Barnes, Ruettiger, Hrechko, Crye, and Brozovich. Motion carried. Time: 7:11 p.m.
RETURN TO OPEN SESSION
MOTION: by Heap, seconded by Barnes, to return the meeting to open session. Hearing no objections, the motion was approved. Time: 7:32 p.m.
ACTIONS FOLLOWING EXECUTIVE SESSION
Closed Session Minutes
MOTION: by Ruettiger, seconded by Barnes, to approve the closed session minutes as presented:
July 10, 2019, Committee Meeting
July 17, 2019, Regular Meeting
July 30, 2019, Special Meeting
Hearing no objections, the motion was approved. Time: 7:35 p.m.
MOTION: by Ruettiger, seconded by Hrechko, to approve that all of the closed session minutes reviewed from the time period of January 2018 through June 2018 and the summary of previous review of minutes of September 2003 through December 2017 remain closed and not subject to public examination as there is a need for confidentiality which still exists, and to approve that the audio recordings from June 2017 through December 2017 are no longer required by law to be maintained and can be destroyed. It is noted that 18 months have passed since being made and the board has approved
the particular minutes of those meetings. Hearing no objections, the motion was approved. Time: 7:36 p.m.
MOTION: by Ruettiger, seconded by Barnes, to accept the following resignation(s) as presented:
Carhart, Lauren - Interventionist - eff. 8/10/19
Croxton, Dawn - ARC Aide - eff. 8/10/19
Adelmann, Kyle - Pit Orchestra - eff. 8/13/19
Hearing no objections, the motion was approved. Time: 7:36 p.m. Employment:
MOTION: by Ruettiger, seconded by Barnes, to approve the employment of the following support staff member(s) as presented, pending proper paperwork and background check deemed favorable by the MCHS #111 Administration:
Walker, Kellen - Interventionist (SS2 - $17.23/hr)
Rowe, Courtney - Interventionist (SS2 - $17.23/hr)
Meyerhoff, Jake - Campus Monitor; full-time (SS3 - $17.97/hr)
Voting Aye: Heap, Barnes, Ruettiger, Hrechko, Crye, and Brozovich. Motion carried. Time: 7:37 p.m.
MOTION: by Heap, seconded by Hrechko, to approve the employment of the following transportation staff member(s) as presented, as at-will employees, pending proper paperwork and background check deemed favorable by the MCHS #111 Administration:
Patton, Hannah - Bus Aide (per route - $53.64/4 hrs.)
Meyer, Christal - Bus Driver (regular route - $89.59)
Guistat, Julia - Bus Driver (special education route - $111.97)
Dobczyk, Deanne- Bus Driver (regular route - $89.59)
Velazquez, Anadaisy- Bus Aide (per route - $53.64/4 hrs.)
Freeman, Dawn- Bus Aide (per route - $53.64/4 hrs.)
Voting Aye: Heap, Barnes, Ruettiger, Hrechko, Crye, and Brozovich. Motion carried. Time: 7:38 p.m.
MOTION: by Barnes, seconded by Hrechko to approve the following extracurricular appointments for the 2019/20 school year as presented, pending proper paperwork and background check deemed favorable by the MCHS #111 Administration:
LeFlore, Alexandra MCHS Book Club Group VI/Step 1 ($1,698)
Mullen, Michelle Asst. AD Activities Group III/Step 2 ($4,351)
Wolfe, Jenny Student Council Asst. Sponsor Group III/Step 1 ($4,351)
Williams, Matt Football Volunteer
Smith, Matt Football Volunteer
Sheets, Rick MAC Volunteer
Host, Joe MAC Volunteer
List of Returning As Presented Volunteers
Voting Aye: Barnes, Ruettiger, Hrechko, Crye, and Brozovich. Voting to Abstain: Heap. Motion carried. Time: 7:39 p.m.
MOTION: by Ruettiger, seconded by Heap, to adjourn the meeting. Voting Aye: Crye, Heap, Hrechko, Ruettiger, and Brozovich. Motion carried. Time: 7:39 p.m.