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Mt Zion Community Unit School District 3 Board met Oct. 15

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Dec 4, 2019

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Mt Zion Community Unit School District 3 Board met Oct. 15.

Here is the minutes provided by the Board:

President Todd Garner called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.

Call to Order

Board members present were: Todd Garner, John Flora, Kristi Niles, Jeffrey Sams, and Dave Brandon. Nathan Brock and Jerry Birkey were absent.

Roll Call

Administration present consisted of: Dr. Travis R. Roundcount, Superintendent of Schools; Brian Rhoades, Associate Superintendent of Schools; Brandi Kelly, Principal of McGaughey Elementary School; Gary Gruen, Principal of Mt. Zion Grade School.

Administration Present

The Pledge of Allegiance was cited by those present and led by Mt. Zion Grade School students: Everett Short and Anna Rigg from Mrs. Larrison’s class, and Grayson Buckley and Lily Gherardini from Mrs. Swartz’ class.

Pledge of Allegiance

The Regular Meeting Minutes of September 16, 2019 were approved as presented by general consent.

Regular Meeting Minutes

Board President Garner stated there were no visitor communication requests.

Visitor Communications

Board President Garner recognized Dr. Travis Roundcount who introduced (1) Bob Swartz of BKD, LLP who provided an overview and summary of the District’s 2019 financial audit. (2) Shane Mendenhall of BRE Law, LLP who addressed the Board regarding his client Dr. Jacob

Sams’ plans to expand his orthopedic practice, potentially in the Mt. Zion area. (3) Brandi Kelly, McGaughey Elementary School Principal, who shared information with the Board regarding the Birthday Book Program at McGaughey.

Staff Communications

Dave Brandon introduced a motion to approve the Second Reading of Policy 7:180 related to the prevention of and response to bullying, intimidation, and harassment. Seconded: Kristi Niles. Discussion took place by the Board and Administration. Roll call: John Flora, Kristi Niles, Jeffrey Sams, Dave Brandon, Todd Garner, yea. Motion carried 5-0. (see Book of Attachments.)

Policy 7:180 - Second Reading and Approval (Prevention of and Response to Bullying, Intimidation, and Harassment)

Jeffrey Sams presented a motion to accept the Annual Audit Report as presented. Seconded: Dave Brandon. Discussion took place by the Board and Administration. Roll call: Kristi Niles, Jeffrey Sams, Dave Brandon, Todd Garner, John Flora, yea. Motion carried 5-0. (See Book of Attachments.)

Annual Audit Report

Kristi Niles introduced a motion to approve payment of the presented list of October 2019 Fund Warrant Checks: 26400-26556. Seconded: John Flora. Roll call: Jeffrey Sams, Dave Brandon, Todd Garner, John Flora, Kristi Niles, yea. Motion carried 5-0. (See Book of Attachments.)

Fund Warrants - October 2019

Jeffrey Sams presented a motion to approve payment of the presented lists of September 2019 Imprest Fund Warrants as follows: Imprest Fund Warrant Check: 3242, and Athletic Imprest Fund Warrant Checks: 12793-12903. Seconded: Dave Brandon. Roll Call: Dave Brandon, Todd Garner, John Flora, Kristi Niles, Jeffrey Sams, yea. Motion carried 5-0. (See Book of Attachments.)

Imprest and Athletic Imprest Fund Warrants - September 2019

Kristi Niles introduced a motion that the July 2019 through September 2019 Financial Treasurer’s Reports be accepted and filed for audit. Seconded: John Flora. Roll Call: Todd Garner, John Flora, Kristi Niles, Jeffrey Sams, Dave Brandon, yea. Motion carried: 5-0. (See Book of Attachments.)

Financial Treasurer’s Reports - July 2019 Through September 2019

The Board reviewed the District’s 2018-2019 Compensation Report for per the School Code Section 10-20.47 - compensation report to 105 ILCS 5 guidelines. Dr. Roundcount stated that the report would be posted on the District’s website. (See Book of Attachments.)

Compensation Report

Dave Brandon presented a motion to go into Executive Session at 7:31 p.m. for the purpose of discussing the appointment/employment/reassignment/leave of absence/compensation possible litigation/resignation/discipline, performance, or dismissal of specific employees of the public body/and selection of a person to fill a vacancy in a public office. Seconded: Jeffrey Sams. Roll call: John Flora, Kristi Niles, Jeffrey Sams, Dave Brandon, Todd Garner, yea. Motion carried 5-0.

Executive Session

President Garner called the meeting to return to order at 9:03 p.m. Roll call: Kristi Niles, Jeffrey Sams, Dave Brandon, Todd Garner, John Flora. Absent: Nathan Brock and Jerry Birkey.

Return to Order

Dave Brandon introduced a motion to approve the presented personnel-related items, as follows, pending a drug test and background check for new employees.

Employment:

Wendy Albrecht

Mt. Zion Intermediate School

Food Service Assistant

Effective November 1, 2019

Haven Daly

Mt. Zion Jr. High School

Junior High School Assistant Volleyball Volunteer

Effective September 17, 2019

Julie Daly

Mt. Zion Jr. High School

Group VII -Junior High School Assistant Volleyball

Effective September 17, 2019

Brian Edwards

Mt. Zion Jr. High School

Show Choir Chaperone Volunteer

Effective September 17, 2019

Carey Flesch

Mt. Zion Jr. High School

Show Choir Chaperone Volunteer

Effective September 17, 2019

Steven Graham

Mt. Zion High School

Full-time Custodian, 8 hours per day, $10.74/hour|

Effective October 16, 2019

Jennifer Moore

Mt. Zion Jr. High School

Show Choir Chaperone Volunteer

Effective September 17, 2019

Brittany Qualls

Mt. Zion Jr. High School

Show Choir Chaperone Volunteer

Effective September 17, 2019

Zachary Schaeffer

Mt. Zion High School

Group III - High School Assistant Girls' Basketball Coach

Effective October 11, 2019

Roseanne Schollmeir

Mt. Zion Intermediate School

Teaching Assistant, 5.95 hours per day, $17.00/hour

Effective October 16, 2019

Amy Schultz

Mt. Zion School District

Swim Coach Volunteer

Effective October 4, 2019

Heather Westerfield

Mt. Zion Jr. High School

Show Choir Chaperone Volunteer

Effective September 17, 2019

Employment of District Subs (Effective Immediately):

Kelly Allen-Smith

Kimberly Beals

Grace Bollinger

Chrissy Brown

Haley Burton

Ellen Hoffman-Damery

Erin Janvrin

Kara Miller

Jill Monroe

Sheri Moon

Jonathan Smith

Cliff Tucker

Margaret Waller

Angel Wilson

Leave of Absence:

Heather Marshall

McGaughey Elementary School

Playground Supervisor

Unpaid leave of absence for the dates:

September 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 2019

Resignations:

Laura Bolsen

Mt. Zion School District

Food Service, Assistant Cook

Effective September 27, 2019.

Christen Cantrell

Mt. Zion Grade School

Playground Supervisor

Effective October 17, 2019

Ed Pacey

Mt. Zion High School

Swim Coach Volunteer

Effective October 8, 201

Seconded: Kristi Niles. Roll Call: Jeffrey Sams, Dave Brandon, Todd Garner, John Flora, Kristi Niles, yea. Motion carried 5-0. (See Book of Attachments)

General Discussion

Associate Superintendent, Brian Rhoades, informed the Board that the High School’s General Office Activity Fund Account is used to pay for such expenditures as: fees for presenters, special projects, website renewals, etc. President Garner stated there were no further items to discuss during General Discussion. Dave Brandon stated there were no correspondence items to share.

Next Regular Meeting

President Garner announced Tuesday, November 19, 2019, 7:00 p.m. as the next regular meeting of the Board of Education, to be held at the Mt. Zion C.U.S. D. #3 District Office, 1595 W. Main St., Mt. Zion, IL 62549.

Adjournment

The Board of Education Meeting was adjourned by general consent at 9:04 p.m.

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