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April 11, 2016 at 7:30 PM - Board of Education Regular Meeting

Minutes
I. CALL TO ORDER FOR REGULAR MEETING
Discussion:  Meeting called to order at 7:33 PM
I.1. Pledge to the Flag
I.2. Roll Call
I.3. Notification of Open Meetings Law Posting
Discussion:  Copy of Open Meetings law posting identified
I.4. Recognition of Recording
II. CONSENT AGENDA
II.1. Approval of Agenda
II.1.a. Approval of the Agenda for April 11, 2016
II.2. Approval of minutes
II.3. Approval to Pay Claims and file financial reports
II.3.a. working Monthly Budget
II.3.b. Monthly Budget of Receipts
II.3.c. Activity Accounts
II.3.d. County Treasurers' Reports
III. RECOGNITION OF VISITORS
Discussion:  MEA addressed school board regarding calendar, coaching, interviews and communication by reading a letter.
IV. REPORTS
IV.1. Village of Morrill
IV.2. Student Council
IV.3. Curriculum/Americanism:Stauffer, Guerue, Burford
IV.4. Building/Grounds/Transportation: Sherrod, Burford, Zwiebel
IV.5. Staff Relations: Zwiebel, Burford, Hessler
IV.6. Finance: Hessler, Guerue, Burford (Zwiebel)
IV.7. Morrill School's Foundation: Stauffer, Zwiebel
IV.8. Technology Report
Discussion:  Technology ticket/Help Desk system had been put in place to address teacher and custodial issues.
IV.9. Activity Report
Discussion:  Mr Guerue, Mr Seibert and Mr. Bassett had a dry run with the new video and electronic start at the Mitchell track meet. It was a success. Kolby Folck has created workouts for high school students and currently working with the students after school. Adam Jantzi has encouraged the school to get "Team Builder" for students which is in line with our current technology program.
IV.10. Secondary Principal's Report
Discussion:  Cell phone policy has improved issues with students using phones during school. NESA testing is being done in the gymnasium. Prom is at the end of the month and currently working on graduation
IV.11. Elementary Principal's Report
Discussion:  Elementary had a successful Kindergarten Open House. NESA testing is taking place. Penny Carnival 5pm-8pm this Saturday
IV.12. Superintendent's Report
Discussion:  Superintendent Sherwood discussed Headstart, Alicap Local Agent Fee,Van Decals from Whiting Signs, Summer Lunch Expansion, Elementary Access Points and budget.
V. UNFINISHED BUSINESS
V.1. Discuss/consider cancelling Ameresco's Measurement and Verification Contract
Action(s):
Cancellation of Ameresco's Measurement and Verification Contract Passed with a motion by Mr. Bill Zwiebel and a second by Mr. Dick Burford.
  • Mr. Dick Burford: Yea
  • Dr. Cynthia Guerue: Yea
  • Jim Hessler: Yea
  • Dave Sherrod: Yea
  • Billy Stauffer: Yea
  • Mr. Bill Zwiebel: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Discussion:  Mr. Sherwood informed the Board that both the attorney and Ameresco had the opinion that there would be no penalty for cancellation of the Measurement and Verification Contract.
V.2. Consider/possibly accept the resignation of staff member(s)
Action(s):
Cancellation of Ameresco's Measurement and Verification Contract Passed with a motion by Mr. Bill Zwiebel and a second by Mr. Dick Burford.
  • Mr. Dick Burford: Yea
  • Dr. Cynthia Guerue: Yea
  • Jim Hessler: Yea
  • Dave Sherrod: Yea
  • Billy Stauffer: Yea
  • Mr. Bill Zwiebel: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
V.3. Consider/possibly approve the contracts of new staff for 2016-2017
Action(s):
Approve contracts for new employees for the 2016-2017 school year - Caleb Wiggins, Craig Hall, Lauren Armstrong, Erica DePenna, Jessica Mihevc and Ryan Burnison. Passed with a motion by Dr. Cynthia Guerue and a second by Mr. Dick Burford.
  • Mr. Dick Burford: Yea
  • Dr. Cynthia Guerue: Yea
  • Jim Hessler: Yea
  • Dave Sherrod: Yea
  • Billy Stauffer: Yea
  • Mr. Bill Zwiebel: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
V.3.a. Caleb Wiggins-Math
V.3.b. Lauren Armstrong-Elementary
V.3.c. Craig Hall-English
V.3.d. Erica DePenna-Guidance Counselor
V.3.e. Jessica Mihevc-Elementary
V.3.f. Ryan Burnison-Social Studies
V.4. Discuss/possibly approve the 2016-2017 School Calendar
Action(s):
Approval of the 2016-2017 School Calendar Passed with a motion by Mr. Dick Burford and a second by Dr. Cynthia Guerue.
  • Mr. Dick Burford: Yea
  • Dr. Cynthia Guerue: Yea
  • Jim Hessler: Yea
  • Dave Sherrod: Yea
  • Billy Stauffer: Yea
  • Mr. Bill Zwiebel: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Discussion:  BOE was updated on the the new changes, reflective of staff input, to the 2016-2017 School Calendar 188 staff contact days and 175 student contact days.
V.5. Discuss Affordable Care Act provisions for classified staff
Discussion:  Research is currently taking place for insurance options for classified staff. Rex Schultze was contacted and offered recommendations that would meet Affordable Care Act and provide $3,000 contribution per employee, who opt to take coverage.
V.6. Consider/possibly approve administrative wages for the 2016-2017 school year
Action(s):
Approval administrative wages for the 2016-2017 school year Passed with a motion by Billy Stauffer and a second by Mr. Dick Burford.
  • Mr. Dick Burford: Yea
  • Dr. Cynthia Guerue: Yea
  • Jim Hessler: Yea
  • Dave Sherrod: Yea
  • Billy Stauffer: Yea
  • Mr. Bill Zwiebel: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
V.7. Consider/possibly approve classified wages for the 2016-2017 school year
Action(s):
Table consideration of classified wages until a later meeting Passed with a motion by Mr. Dick Burford and a second by Billy Stauffer.
  • Mr. Dick Burford: Yea
  • Dr. Cynthia Guerue: Yea
  • Jim Hessler: Yea
  • Dave Sherrod: Yea
  • Billy Stauffer: Yea
  • Mr. Bill Zwiebel: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
V.8. Consider/possibly approve Summer School/Flexible Funding Proposal for Summer 2016
Action(s):
to table Summer School/FLexible Funding for Summer 2016 Passed with a motion by Dr. Cynthia Guerue and a second by Mr. Bill Zwiebel.
  • Mr. Dick Burford: Yea
  • Dr. Cynthia Guerue: Yea
  • Jim Hessler: Yea
  • Dave Sherrod: Yea
  • Billy Stauffer: Yea
  • Mr. Bill Zwiebel: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Discussion:  Proposal is currently in progress
VI. NEW BUSINESS
VI.1. Discuss and consider Elementary bathroom modifications proposal
Discussion:  May be able to get grants to cover cost given it is an upgrade with ADA accommodations. We will continue to look at modifications for the proposed bathrooms
VII. Next Regular Meeting Date May 9, 2016
VIII. ADJOURNMENT
Discussion:  Meeting adjourned at 9:26.

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