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Benton Community Consolidated School District No. 47 Board of Education met June 24

By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | Aug 15, 2019

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Benton Community Consolidated School District No. 47 Board of Education met June 24.

Here is the minutes provided by the board:

Prayer was led by Bob Pankey.

Pledge was led by John Metzger.

The Board of Education of Benton Community Consolidated School District No. 47, Franklin County, Illinois met in Regular Session on the 24th day of June 2019 at 6:00 p.m. President, Brad Wilson, called the meeting to order. Upon roll being called those members present were: John Metzger, Bob Pankey, Brad Wilson, and Ron Winemiller. Gary Messersmith, Lex Stewart, and Derek Stowers were absent.

In the absence of Secretary Gary Messersmith, Ron Winemiller will serve as Secretary.

Introduction of New Teachers (June/July Meeting)

CLOSED SESSION

Brad Wilson recommended that the Board adjourn to Closed Session for the purpose of discussing the appointment, employment, discipline or evaluation of personnel, litigation or potential litigation, and to discuss collective bargaining issues.

John Metzger moved to adjourn to Closed Session for the purpose of discussing the appointment, employment, discipline or evaluation of personnel, litigation or potential litigation, and to discuss collective bargaining issues. Bob Pankey seconded the motion. Upon roll being called the following vote was recorded: John Metzger – yes, Bob Pankey – yes, Brad Wilson – yes, and Ron Winemiller - yes. Gary Messersmith, Lex Stewart, and Derek Stowers were absent. Motion carried.

Closed Session convened at 6:02 p.m.

John Metzger moved to reconvene to open session. Ron Winemiller seconded the motion. Upon roll being called the following vote was recorded: John Metzger – yes, Bob Pankey – yes, Brad Wilson – yes, and Ron Winemiller - yes. Gary Messersmith, Lex Stewart, and Derek Stowers were absent. Motion carried.

Open Session reconvened at 6:24 p.m.

CONSENT AGENDA

Ron Winemiller moved to approve the Consent Agenda. The items assigned to the Consent Agenda were as follows:

5. 5.1 Approve the Minutes of the Regular Board Meeting on May 20, 2019

5.2 Approve Treasurer’s Report (May 2019)

5.3 Approve Payment of Bills (May 2019)

5.4 Accept Resignation of Teacher, Scott McKenty, effective at the End of the 2018-2019 School Year

5.5 Accept Resignation of Teacher Aide, Jonathon Walters, effective at the End of the 2018-2019 School Year

5.6 Approve Maternity Leave for Teacher, Michelle Snell, from October 13, 2019, to December 9, 2019

5.7 Approve Melinda Thomas as Authorized IMRF Agent

5.8 Approve Prevailing Wage Resolution

5.9 Approve Ancillary Service Bids

5.10 Approve Title I Consolidated District Plan

John Metzger seconded the motion. Upon roll being called the following vote was recorded: John Metzger – yes, Bob Pankey – yes, Brad Wilson – yes, and Ron Winemiller - yes. Gary Messersmith, Lex Stewart, and Derek Stowers were absent. Motion carried.

PUBLIC COMMENTS

None

ADMINISTRATIVE REPORT

Ellen Gibbs reported to the Board of Education regarding:

 New Reading Series

 I-Pads for Kindergarten

 Chromebooks

Dr. Stephen Smith reported to the Board of Education regarding:

 Financial Updates

 EBF for 2019-2020

 Budget

 Audit July 22 – 26, 2019

NEW BUSINESS

John Metzger moved to approve the Employment Contract for Jerry Corn, Assistant Principal/AD, for the 2019-2020 School Year as presented. Bob Pankey seconded the motion. Upon roll being called the following vote was recorded: John Metzger – yes, Bob Pankey – yes, Brad Wilson – yes, and Ron Winemiller - yes. Gary Messersmith, Lex Stewart, and Derek Stowers were absent. Motion carried.

Bob Pankey moved to approve Salary for At-Will Non-Certified Employees for the 2019- 2020 School Year as presented. Ron Winemiller seconded the motion. Upon roll being called the following vote was recorded: John Metzger – yes, Bob Pankey – yes, Brad Wilson – yes, and Ron Winemiller - yes. Gary Messersmith, Lex Stewart, and Derek Stowers were absent. Motion carried.

Ron Winemiller moved to approve the FW Electric’s Lighting Proposal as presented. John Metzger seconded the motion. Upon roll being called the following vote was recorded: John Metzger – yes, Bob Pankey – yes, Brad Wilson – yes, and Ron Winemiller - yes. Gary Messersmith, Lex Stewart, and Derek Stowers were absent. Motion carried.

John Metzger moved to approve the Resolution to Abate/Transfer $185,000 from Working Cash Fund to Capital Projects Fund. Bob Pankey seconded the motion. Upon roll being called the following vote was recorded: John Metzger – yes, Bob Pankey – yes, Brad Wilson – yes, and Ron Winemiller - yes. Gary Messersmith, Lex Stewart, and Derek Stowers were absent. Motion carried.

PERSONNEL

Bob Pankey made a motion to approve the employment of Valerie Kinsman as K-4 Office Secretary effective July 25, 2019. Ron Winemiller seconded the motion. Upon roll being called the following vote was recorded: John Metzger – yes, Bob Pankey – yes, Brad Wilson – yes, and Ron Winemiller - yes. Gary Messersmith, Lex Stewart, and Derek Stowers were absent. Motion carried.

OTHER BOARD ITEMS

 The Board of Education recognized bookkeeper, Robbie Steckenrider, for 21 years of service and congratulated her on her retirement effective June 30, 2019.

 Chicago Conference – November 2019

ADJOURNMENT

Ron Winemiller moved to adjourn the meeting at 6:32 p.m. Bob Pankey seconded the motion. Upon roll being called the following vote was recorded: John Metzger – yes, Bob Pankey – yes, Brad Wilson – yes, and Ron Winemiller - yes. Gary Messersmith, Lex Stewart, and Derek Stowers were absent. Motion carried.

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