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Sullivan Community Unit School District 300 Board met March 11

By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | Jun 25, 2019

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Sullivan Community Unit School District 300 Board met March 11.

Here is the agenda provided by the board:

The regular meeting of the Board of Education of Sullivan Community Unit School District No. 300 of Moultrie, Shelby, and Coles Counties, Illinois was duly called and held at 6:30 p.m., at the Sullivan High School Media Center within the boundaries of said District.

Stollard as Secretary Pro Tem.

Roll Call – Present: Grooms, Horn, Poland, Stollard, Wheeler, White

Roll Call – Absent: Wood

Citizens Non-Agenda

Items: None

Board member Wood arrived at 6:34 p.m.

Informational Items:

High school student, Ally Elzy, presented her “This I Believe” essay which will be aired on the radio. Cami Badman presented the Board with letters written by her AP Language and Composition class which is comprised of seniors. The students chose to write the Board of Education on the topic of valedictorian, salutatorian, and Latin honors.

Consent Agenda:

Motion by Poland, seconded by Grooms, to approve the following items on Consent Agenda:

Minutes of the Regular Meeting on February 11, 2019; bills in the amount of $144,671.16; and, the treasurer’s report.

Designated First Community Bank of Sullivan as funds depository

Authorized the Superintendent to prepare the FY19 amended budget

Authorized the employment of five summer workers

Approved the Student Council trip to the IASC Convention in Lombard on May 2-4, 2019

Approved the High School Girls’ Basketball team camp at Notre Dame from June 28-30, 2019

Approved IESA/IHSA memberships and agreed to adopt and abide by the constitution and by-laws of the IHSA and IESA for the 2019-2020 school year and remit required dues

Principals’ Reports:

Building principals reviewed their monthly reports.

Action Items:

Approval of Changes to Kindergarten Screening Tool and Report Card – Kindergarten teachers proposed changing the kindergarten screener and report card to become more aligned with first grade expectations. Wheeler moved the Board approve the recommended changes to the Kindergarten screener and report card as presented. Grooms seconded. On roll call, all voted yea.

Approval of Football and Swimming Cooperative Agreements – The current cooperative agreements expire at the end of the 2018-2019 school year. Poland moved the Board approve the football and swimming cooperative agreements as presented. Stollard seconded. On roll call, all voted yea.

Closed Session – Wheeler moved, seconded by Grooms, to enter closed session at 6:53 p.m. to discuss appointment, employment, compensation, discipline, performance, or dismissal of specific employees; collective negotiations matters; student discipline; matters related to individual students and minutes of meetings lawfully closed pursuant to statute sections 5 ILCS 120/2 [c] 1, 2, 9, 10, 14. On roll call, all voted yea.

Open Session – Grooms moved, seconded by Stollard, that the Board return to open session and approve the closed session minutes of February 11, 2019 regular meeting at 8:38 p.m. On roll call, all voted yea.

Personnel Report – Grooms moved, seconded by Stollard, that the Board approve the personnel report. On roll call, all voted yea.


April Moran Special Education Aide






Zach Devore Asst. HS Boys Track 3/11/2019

Lance McCain Asst. HS Girls Basketball 3/11/2019

Superintendent’s Report:

Superintendent Walk recognized both the high school scholastic bowl team and WYSE team who finished their seasons as regional champions. Special education numbers are increasing and he will be reviewing staffing levels in the near future. Administration has been reviewing the IHSA rules for a pole vault runway. The IHSA has changed their guidelines so they can no longer share a run way with long jump and triple jump. The intention is to place the pole vault runway north of the football field. One Book One Sullivan book discussion was very successful. Administration is looking at extra-curricular opportunities at the middle school level. Mr. Walk is awaiting regulations from the state of Illinois regarding the school calendar. He is hoping to present the 2019-2020 school calendar at the April Board meeting.


Being no further business before the Board at this time, there was a motion made by Poland, and seconded by Grooms, to adjourn at 8:50 p.m. On roll call, all voted yea.

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