The Morrisonville Community Unit School District #1 Board of Education met in regular session on Thursday, April 16, 2015 with all members in attendance.
Janet Walch addressed the Board regarding the employment status of Bob Montgomery for the 2015-2016 school year. She reviewed the many new computers and monitors obtained by Mr. Montgomery, examples of trips he has taken for pickups, and a partial list of locations for the computer pickups.
Terri Deal inquired of the Board the status of cheerleading for the 2015-2016 school year. A determination of the location of junior high school and high school cheerleading will be made at the same time as cooperative athletic team discussions are concluded with Panhandle and Edinburg/South Fork.
The consent agenda was approved with the exception of the invoice for Design Architects for professional services for the Morrisonville Elementary School renovation project. The Board of Education stated that the project needs to begin renovation prior to any further approvals of Design Architects’ invoices.
The Extracurricular Committee met on March 26, 2015 with representatives of South Community Consolidated District #14 for the purpose of discussions of additional athletic cooperatives with not only South Fork, but also Edinburg. A combined meeting will be held with all three school boards to determine the future of current and any additional athletic cooperatives.
The Technology Committee met on April 16, 2015. A recommendation for approval of a proposal of Common Goal Systems, Inc. for web-based student management, lunch, discipline, scheduling, health records, and on-site training days in the amount of $6,424.75 was approved by the Board of Education. This program, called TeacherEase, replaces Info Now, STI for student management, and the Fast Lane lunch module.
During Mrs. Christy Willman’s Morrisonville Elementary School Principal’s report, the Board approved the installation of asphalt on two areas of the playground. This project will be paid for by Early Childhood Pre-K 3-5 grant funds and Early Childhood 0-3 grant funds. The project is scheduled for Summer 2015 and, upon completion, will allow preschool children a much improved surface to ride tricycles and other pedal toys.
Morrisonville Jr/Sr High School Principal Ann Little requested and received permission on behalf of the Post-Prom Committee for use of school facilities.
Interim Superintendent Rich Wilson reviewed the April 7, 2015 meeting with representatives of Panhandle Community Unit School District #2. Common school calendars have been developed and approved, a common school day is a future goal, and high school classes in several subjects will be offered to students in both Morrisonville and Lincolnwood, Another meeting will be scheduled to further discuss additional athletic cooperatives.
Direct deposit through People’s Bank & Trust for all employee payroll checks was approved at a cost of $698 for the period July 1, 2015 through June 30, 2016.
The Board of Education adjourned sine die.
During adjournment, Dereke Dunkirk and Bill Harmon were recognized and awarded plaques for both having served twelve years on the Board by Board of Education Vice-President Ed Goebel.
Upon reconvening as a new Board, Dale Brockamp, Gerry Goebel, and Ed Goebel were sworn in as new Board members with terms expiring in 2019.
Ed Goebel was unanimously elected President, Dale Brockamp was elected Vice-President, Robert Gowin was elected Secretary, and Debbie Forbes was approved as Treasurer.
All existing Board policies were approved by the new Board.
The regular Board meeting schedule was approved with Board meetings being on the third Thursday of each month, except for Tuesday, November 17, 2015, with meetings being held at 7:00 p.m. in the Unit Office.
Dale Brockamp, Gerald Goebel, and Bryan Fesser will be Board representatives at the junior high school graduation. Ed Goebel, Bill Harmon, Kevin Moomey, Dale Brockamp, and Bryan Fesser will be Board representatives at the high school graduation.
The 2015-2016 school calendar was adopted with Teachers’ Institute on August 17, 2015 and the first day of student attendance being August 18, 2015.
Lively, Mathis, Hooper & Noblet, Ltd. were approved as school district auditors for the FY15 audit at a cost of $6,465 which represented a 3% increase.
Approval of a letter for acceptance as a member of the Regional Office of Education #3 Regional Vocational System Education for Employment #410, effective July 1, 2016, was given.
President Ed Goebel appointed the following committees:
The meeting adjourned at 11:15 p.m.