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West Central School Board
Upgrade On WCMS Concession Stand Forthcoming
Biggsville- At the May 20th West Central board meeting the board approved a request submitted by the WCMS Student Council to provide some updating to the indoor WCMS Concession stand.
Items to be completed including painting the concession stand, adding some shelves, adding at least one electrical outlet and a new counter top and sink. The middle school student council had originally proposed paying for these improvements with their own funds. It was suggested that the board could pay half of those expenses.
After a brief discussion, the board approved the request to complete the upgrades as requested but with the stipulation that the district would pay half of the amount of the repairs.
Board President Brent called the meeting to order in the WCES Cafeteria at 7 p.m. with all board members except Mr. Lumbeck were present at roll call. Mr. Lumbeck entered the meeting at approximately 7:13 p.m.
President Brent then led the audience in the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
Under Good News Items, the board first recognized the following students for participating in the 2015 IESA State Track Meet:
- Jarid Guyton - 4 x 100
- Luke Ditsworth - 4 x 100, 100, 200, Long Jump
- Dawson Link - 4 x 100, 110 hurdles, Long Jump, High Jump
- Bailey Tucker - Shot Put, 4 x 100
- Asa Stanley - 1600
- Damien Fues - 4 x 100
- Jordon Roller - 110 Hurdles
- Landon Beelman - 110 Hurdles
- Corinne Booton - 100, 400 and Long Jump
- Mady Reed - Long Jump
- Brenna Lillie - 100
The board also reviewed a Prezi presentation made by WCES Teacher Jamie Hennings regarding the 2014-2015 WCES Enrichment program. Many of the activities that the students were engaged in this year were highlighted.
Other items offered as good news items included:
- The High School Honors Night program was mentioned as being very well done.
- High School Graduation was highlighted
- It was noted that this year the WCMS Student Council raised over $4000 this year.
- WCHS FFA Student Regan Bowman recently earned first place in the State FFA Ag Mechanics contest
- WCHS Student Kendra Spiker qualified for the state IHSA track meet in Long Jump
- The WCHS Baseball Team won their first regional game
- The Courageous Smiles Track Meet was highlighted. Thanks were given to all staff who participated and congratulations were offered to all students who participated
- Mr. Boyle was thanked for purchasing special tassels for two graduating seniors to wear during graduation for participating in the WCHS FBLA club for four years
- The WCHS Girls Softball Team was congratulated for being Co Lincoln Trail Champs for 2015
The board approved the agenda as presented.
There was no one present to address the board on any agenda items.
The board approved the consent agenda as presented. The following items were approved under the consent agenda:
- The minutes of the April 16, 2015, Regular Meeting; the Special Meetings of April 30, 2015, May 5, 2015, May 6, 2015, May 14 and 15, 2015; the Closed Sessions of April 16, 2015 (Session 1 and Session 2), May 6, 2015 and May 14 and May 15, 2015.
- The board's continued membership in the Illinois Association of School Boards
- The summer 2015 Behind the Wheel Driver Ed Program
- The request to Declare the South Campus press box and speakers as surplus district property. These two items will be given to the Henderson County Fair Board and members of the fair board will remove the items for the district.
Agenda item X-D Consider Approval of Request by WCMS Student Council to Update WCMS Concession Stand (indoor) was pulled from the Consent Agenda.
The board took the following action regarding district financial activity:
- Approved all bills as presented
- Approved the WCES, WCMS and WCHS activity accounts as presented
- Approved the April Treasurer's report as presented
- Heard a report from Mr. Grimm on the District Financial Report. The report indicated that in terms of actual revenue and expenses to budget, the district should be at 83.33%. The board was informed that revenue actually received is at 90.92% and expenditures are at 68.81%. The board was informed that the state of Illinois owes District 235 $72,847.14.
In other business the board:
- approved a renewal quote from the Unland companies for the district insurance package in the amount of $133,687. This is a 1.7% increase over the FY 15 amount for district coverage.
- approved a quote from Nick's Cycling and Fitness of Burlington in the net amount of $22,393.25 for five new elliptical's, 5 new treadmills and five new spin bikes. This equipment will be used by the WCHS Personal Fitness PE classes.
- approved a quote from Advanced Plumbing & Mechanical of Monmouth, for north campus storm water sewer repairs in the amount of $23,675. Additional repairs to this system are being investigated further and will be reported back to the board as they become available.
- Board President Brent mad the following Board Committee Assignments:
- Building and Grounds: Lumbeck and Buss
- Policy: White and Lenahan
- Transportation: Anderson and Arnold
- heard reports from the three building principals, a curriculum report from Mr. Grimm, a report from Mrs. Smith regarding special education activities and from Mrs. Frakes regarding the district technology program.
- discussed whether or not board members would like to attend the annual School Board Conference in Chicago in November. Board member Lumbeck indicated that he would like to attend.
- A request was made to discuss the number of sixth grade boys who wish to play WCMS baseball at the June board meeting.
- took the following personnel action:
- Accepted the resignation of Randy Frakes as WCMS Assistant Principal/District Athletic Director
- Accepted the resignation of Larry Ives as part-time WCHS Science teacher
- Employed Kaitlin Hutchcroft as WCHS Long Term Substitute Spanish Teacher
The board entered Closed Session at approximately 7:55 p.m. to discuss matters pertaining to personnel. The board exited Closed Session at approximately 10:35 p.m. No action was taken.
There being no other matters to come before the board, the board adjourned their meeting at 10:38 p.m.