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Newark Community High School District 18 Board of Education met September 19

By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | Nov 4, 2019

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Newark Community High School District 18 Board of Education met Sept. 19.

Here is the minutes provided by the board:

The Public Hearing regarding FY20 Budget of the Newark Community High School District #18 was called to order by Vice President Jacobs at 6:25 p.m. on September 19, 2019.

Roll call was taken showing the following board members present: Jacobs, Fletcher, Friestad, Thompson.

Absent: Chapman, Kunkel, Smith.

Visitors: None

No public comments.

A motion was made by Fletcher and Seconded by Friestad to adjourn the public hearing at 6:27 pm.

The seconded Public Hearing Regarding E-Learning Program of the Newark Community High School District #18 was called to order by Vice President Jacobs at 6:27 p.m. on September 19, 2019.

Roll call was taken showing the following board members present: Jacobs, Fletcher, Friestad, Thompson.

Absent: Chapman, Kunkel, Smith.

Victors: None

No public comments.

A motion was made by Fletcher and seconded by Friestad to adjourn the public hearing at 6:28 p.m.

The regular monthly meeting of the Newark Community High School District #18 Board of Education was called to order by Vice President Jacobs at 6:30 p.m. in the Learning Resource Center with Superintendent Smith present and Principal Still Present

Roll call was taken showing the following board members present: Fletcher, Friestad, Jacobs, Smith, Thompson.

Absent: Chapman, Kunkel

Visitors: Daniell Urton President of Student Council, Joey Peshia Vice President of Student Council. Both students gave an update on Homecoming week such as T shirt sales, Dance Tickets sales, and they also shared how great the attendance at their meetings has been.

Communications: None

A motion was made by Friestad and seconded by Smith to approve the consent agenda: the regular minutes of the August 18, 2019; approval of agenda; financial reports as of August 31, 2019 and the bills and requisitions as presented.

Voting Aye: Fletcher, Friestad, Jacobs, Smith, Thompson Voting Nay: None Absent: Kunkel, Chapman

Motion carried. The board went over the financial reports as of September 19, 2019:

August 2019, Treasurer's Report

• Education Fund: $218,732.75

• Operations and Maintenance Funds: $45,695.47

• Transportation Fund: $8,974.31

• IMRF/SOC Fund: $10,197.00

• Tort: $19,733.25

• Fire Life Safety: $5,000.00

• August 2019 payrolls in the amount of: $123,768.79

And Financial Reports, September 2019 List of Bills amounting to:

• Education Fund: $96,877.39

• Operations and Maintenance Fund: $16,165.79

• Transportation Fund: $3,508.66

• September 2019 payrolls in the amount of: $60,828.28

And Extra Board bills for September:

• Education Fund: $6,476.65

• Operations and Maintenance Fund: $389.55

• Transportation Fund: $42.00

Board Business

Lauri Pope from Mack & Associates presented the FY19 Audit. Laurie said that our current financial practices are very good. NCHS has a very positive fund balance.

A motion was made by Smith and seconded by Thompson to accept the Audit as presented.

Voting Aye: Friestad, Jacobs, Smith, Thompson, Fletcher 

Voting Nye: None 

Absent: Chapman, Kunkel 

Motion carried.

Superintendent Smith presented the Board with the FY20 Final Budget.

A motion was made by Friestad and seconded by Smith to approve the FY20 Final Budget.

Voting Aye: Jacobs, Smith, Thompson, Fletcher, Friestad 

Voting Nay: None 

Absent: Chapman, Kunkel 

Motion carried.

E-Learning Program was presented to the Board to go on as currently planned.

A motion was made by Thompson and seconded by Smith to approve the E Learning Program as currently planned.

Voting Aye: Smith, Thompson, Fletcher, Friestad, Jacobs Voting Nay: None Absent: Chapman, Kunkel Motion carried.

Superintendent Smith presented to the Board the Administrator and Teacher Salary and Benefits Form.

A motion was made by Friestad and seconded by Fletcher to approve the Administrator and Teacher Salary and Benefits Form.

Voting Aye: Smith, Thompson, Fletcher, Friestad, Jacobs

Voting Nay: None 

Absent: Chapman, Kunkel 

Motion carried.

FFA Overnight Trip was present to the Board.

A motion was made by Thompson and seconded by Smith to approve the FFA Overnight Trip as presented.

Voting Vote: 5 Ayes 

Voting: Nay: 0 Nayes 

Absent: Chapman, Kunkel 

Motion carried.

The first reading of several school Board policies were presented to the School Board. Superintendent Smith would like these policies to be approved in October.

We have had three Committee Meetings this month. B&G, Finance and Policy Meetings.

Superintendent Smith informed the Board that they had a pre-bid meeting on Monday September 16, 2019, and will keep the Board updated regarding the upcoming, potential projects.

Principal's Report:

• New staff are fitting in and doing well.. 

• Emergency Drills are completed (ALICE, Bus Evac, Fire, Severe Weather)

• SRT update – Additional academic support is working.

• We currently have 10 students attending IVVC.

• Fall sports are off to a good start.

Informational Items/Handouts:

• Board and Administrator Handout 

• Calendars Handouts 

• Master Schedule for 2019-2020 

• 9/11 Ceremony School Board convention Update

• IASB – Three Rivers Regional Meeting - October 1, 2019 

• Board Member recognition

A motion was made by Smith and seconded by Friestad to go into closed session at 7:51 p.m. to review the closed session minutes on August 15, 2019 (5ILCS 120/2/(C) (21); School Personnel matters (as per the Illinois Open Meetings, Act, “the appointment employment, compensation, discipline, performance or dismissal of specific employees of Newark Community High School (5ILCS 120/2 (c)(1)).

Voice Vote: 5 Ayes 

Voting Nay: 0 Nays 

Absent: Chapman, Kunkel 

Motion carried.

The regular board meeting reconvened at 8:12 p.m.

Roll call was taken showing the following board members in attendance: Jacobs, Smith, Thompson, Fletcher, Friestad. Absent: Chapman, Kunkel.

A motion was made by Smith and seconded by Thompson to approve the closed session board minutes for August 15, 2019.

Voting Aye: Smith, Thompson, Fletcher, Friestad, Jacobs

Voting Nay: None 

Absent: Chapman, Kunkel 

Motion carried

A motion was made by Smith and seconded by Thompson to approve Kellie Turner as the transportation director for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year at a stipend of $5,000.00 prorated as of September 19, 2019.

Voting Aye: Smith, Thompson, Fletcher, Friestad, Jacobs 

Voting Nay: None 

Absent: Chapman, Kunkel 

Motion carried.

A motion was made by Friestad and seconded by Smith to approve Cory Davidson as the assistant baseball coach for the 2019-2020 school year at a stipend of $2,145.60.

Voting Aye: Thompson, Fletcher, Friestad, Jacobs, Smith 

Voting Nay: None 

Absent: Chapman, Kunkel 

Motion carried

Upcoming Action Items, Activities, and Events:

B&G and Finance committee Meeting - October 7,8, or 9 Policy Committee Meeting – September 24, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. Award Potential Building bids School Report Card – October Meeting October Board Meeting - October 17, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.

Other Matters of Discussion: Don Smith asked about Athletic transportation and about the possibility of stopping to eat if late.

A Motion was made by Friestad and seconded by Smith to adjourn the meeting at 8:28 p.m.

Voice Vote: All Ayes 

No Nays: 

Absent: Chapman, Kunkel 

Motion carried.

Philip D. Chapman, President

Jean Fletcher, Secretary

http://www.newarkhs.k12.il.us/pdf/minutes/2019/sep-min.pdf

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