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Rome Community Consolidated School District 2 Board of Education met November 19

By Michael Abella | Feb 14, 2020

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Rome Community Consolidated School District 2 Board of Education met Nov. 19.

Here is the minutes provided by the board:

1. The Rome Board of Education Meeting of November 19, 2019, was called to order by President Amanda McKee with the roll call at 5:30 p.m.

2. Roll Call: John Burkett: Absent                                Wes Schumm: Absent

                   Steve Down: Present                                Kelly Tinsley: Present

                   Michael Kroeschen: Present                     Aaron Woodrome: Present

                   Amanda McKee: Present

Also in attendance were Teachers Angie Courtright, Christa Rexing, and Becky Zinzilieta, Superintendent Erik Estill, and Recording Secretary Mary Beth Voss.

Wes Schumm entered the meeting at 5:31 p.m.

3. A motion was made by Steve Down and seconded by Aaron Woodrome to approve the October 15, 2019, and November 2, 2019, (special) Board Meeting Minutes.

The motion was approved.

4. A motion was made by Michael Kroeschen and seconded by Wes Schumm to approve the October, 2019, Financial Report as presented.

Vote:   Kelly Tinsley: Yes                       Wes Schumm: Yes

           Michael Kroeschen: Yes            John Burkett: Absent

           Steve Down: Yes                       Amanda McKee: Yes

           Aaron Woodrome: Yes

The motion was approved.

5. A motion was made by Kelly Tinsley and seconded by Michael Kroeschen to approve the bills in the amount of $143,111.56.

Vote:    Aaron Woodrome: Yes            Wes Schumm: Yes

           Steve Down: Yes                     Michael Kroeschen: Yes

           Kelly Tinsley: Yes                    John Burkett: Absent

Amanda McKee: Yes

The motion was approved.

6. A motion was made by Steve Down and seconded by Wes Schumm to approve the repayment of the Revolving Fund in the amount of $318.50

Vote:   Michael Kroeschen: Yes            Kelly Tinsley: Yes

           Steve Down: Yes                       Aaron Woodrome: Yes

           John Burkett: Absent                Amanda McKee: Yes

           Wes Schumm: Yes

The motion was approved.

7. Recognition from Employees and Public

On behalf of the Rome Teachers’ Association, teacher Becky Zinzilieta thanked board members for all they do and for their time and their dedication to the district.

President Amanda McKee extended her appreciation to the teachers and faculty/staff. She commended Angie Courtright saying that she is doing an amazing job as Athletic Director.

8. Unfinished Business

None.

9. New Business

a. A motion was made by Steve Down and seconded by Kelly Tinsley to approve a proposed estimate of the 2019 aggregate tax levy that is less than 105% of the taxes extended for the previous year.

Vote:   Kelly Tinsley: Yes                    Steve Down: Yes

           Aaron Woodrome: Yes            John Burkett: Absent

           Amanda McKee: Yes              Wes Schumm: Yes

           Michael Kroeschen: Yes

The motion was approved.

b. A motion was made by Aaron Woodrome and seconded by Michael Kroeschen to approve a six-month renewal of the PRESS subscription through the IASB at a total cost of $490.00.

Vote:   John Burkett: Absent                 Steve Down: Yes

           Kelly Tinsley: Yes                       Wes Schumm: Yes

           Michael Kroeschen: Yes            Amanda McKee: Yes

           Aaron Woodrome: Yes

The motion was approved.

c. The board tabled action on a lease with National Cooperative Leasing for the playground equipment and surface.

d. A motion was made by Steve Down and seconded by Michael Kroeschen to adjourn to closed session to consider employment, compensation, performance, or potential legal matters and student discipline.

The motion was approved. Time: 5:47 p.m.

A motion was made by Steve Down and seconded by Aaron Woodrome to return to open session.

The motion was approved. Time: 6:03 p.m.

Kelly Tinsley left the meeting at 6:03 p.m.

e. A motion was made by Steve Down and seconded by Wes Schumm to approve Melina Launay and Allison Heitmeyer as co-coaches for volleyball for the 2019-2020 season.

Vote:    Aaron Woodrome: Yes            Steve Down: Yes

           Wes Schumm: Yes                  Michael Kroeschen: Yes

           John Burkett: Absent              Amanda McKee: Yes

           Kelly Tinsley: Absent

The motion was approved.

f. A motion was made by Michael Kroeschen and seconded by Aaron Woodrome to employ Betty Beckham as a 1-to-1 special education paraprofessional for an early childhood Pre-K Rome student at Waltonville for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year.

Vote:   Wes Schumm: Yes                Michael Kroeschen: Yes

           Amanda McKee: Yes            John Burkett: Absent

           Steve Down: Yes                  Kelly Tinsley: Absent

           Aaron Woodrome: Yes

The motion was approved.

g. A motion was made by Aaron Woodrome and seconded by Steve Down to employ Amanda Voyles as the part-time night custodian for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year.

Vote:    Steve Down: Yes                   Kelly Tinsley: Absent

           Wes Schumm: Yes                 Amanda McKee: Yes

           John Burkett: Absent             Michael Kroeschen: Yes

           Aaron Woodrome: Yes

The motion was approved.

h. Six board members who will be attending the Chicago Conference discussed sessions being offered that they would like to attend. President McKee stated that it would be a good idea for members to attend different sessions so that more information could be shared at the next board meeting.

10. Superintendent’s Report

a) School Report Card

Superintendent Estill shared a copy of the School Report Card with board members.

b) Student and Staff Recognition

Superintendent Estill commended Angie Courtright for the great job she is doing as Athletic

Director. He commended Chad Beckham for his preparation of Pee Wee Basketball.

c. Board Member Recognition

Superintendent Estill recognized members John Burkett and Wes Schumm for receiving Master Board Member status. He announced that Friday is Board Member Appreciation Day and he stated that he appreciates the board and all they do for the district.

d. Resignation

Superintendent Estill informed the board that Ashlen Morgan resigned as part-time custodian.

e. Inclusion Update

Superintendent Estill informed members that inclusion has been implemented across the board and is going well.

f. Miscellaneous Items

Superintendent Estill read an email he received from Melynda Breeze in regard to beginning the process of establishing a Rome Foundation. She stated that the following community members have agreed to serve on the foundation’s Board of Directors: Melynda Breeze, Doug Hoffman, Debbie Esser, Wes Schumm, Kurt Karcher, Talia Campbell, and Ross Rubenacke with Sarah Mellot serving as ex-officio.

g. Board President Comments

President Amanda McKee informed members that she received three nominations for Extraordinary Employee of the Month and that Debbie Simmons was selected for this recognition.

11. A motion was made by Michael Kroeschen and seconded by Woodrome to adjourn the meeting at 6:30 p.m.

The motion was approved.

https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/561075/November_19__2019_Board_Meeting_Minutes__1_.pdf

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