The Morrisonville Board of Education met on Thursday, September 15, 2016 at 7:00 PM in the Unit Office. The following Board members were present: Ed Goebel, Dale Brockamp, Bob Gowin, Bryan Fesser and Bobbie Harker. Also present were Superintendent Gary DePatis and principals Ann Little and Christy Willman. Board members Gerry Goebel and Kevin Moomey were not present.
The meeting began with the budget hearing on the FY17 budget. There were no persons there to provide comment on the budget. Superintendent DePatis went over briefly the budget summary, which is the same as was discussed last month. The current budget is showing a deficit in the education fund of approximately $16,000, which is less than the deficit last year in that fund of $58,000. The district finances seem to be trending in the right direction.
Principals Little and Willman reported that MAP testing is complete and they will report on those scores at the October meeting.
Mrs. Willman reported that the fundraising campaign is complete and seems to have been very successful.
Principal Little reported that attendance at the junior high and high school is up from this same time last year and we hope that the trend continues. She also told the board of some upcoming events. The Mohawk Volleyball Tournament will be September 28, 30 and October 1. Also homecoming week October 17-21 with the dance on Saturday, October 22, 2016
Superintendent DePatis provided the budget for FY17. He also discussed the information from the Technology Committee meeting from earlier that day. The discussion was about plans for implementation of a 1:1 program for the district. The plan includes the continued upgrade of the network infrastructure over the next year as well as providing necessary training for the teachers to provide effective instruction using this platform. The current plan would begin implementation with students during the 2018-2019 school year.
Adam Mathias, the district auditor, was at the meeting to present the annual financial report. The audit had no findings and he commented that the board has done a good job of watching the district finances and things are trending in a positive direction. He will file the required report with the Illinois State Board of Education and provided copies for the district to file with the county clerks and regional superintendent of schools.
The following action was taken by the Board during the meeting.
The next regular Board meeting will take place on Thursday, October 20, 2016 at 7:00 PM.
The meeting adjourned at approximately 9:30 PM.