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West Central Board Discusses Vision Action Team Committees

At the October 18th meeting of the West Central School Board the established Vision Action Team Committees was discussed. They are as follows: 1) Make West Central a Destination School, 2) Life Skills, Real World, and Vocational Training, and 3) Mental Health.

Mrs. Arnold and Mr. Anderson will serve on the Make West Central a Destination School Action Team. Mr. Spence and Mrs. Bigger will serve on the Life Skills, Real World, and Vocational Training Action Team. Mr. Lumbeck and Mr. Lenahan will serve on the Mental Health Action Team.

The meeting was called to order at 6:00 the West Central Elementary School cafeteria by Board President Paul Anderson. All board members were present at roll call except Steve Lumbeck. Board member Lumbeck arrived at 6:56 p.m.

President Anderson led the audience in the Pledge of Allegiance.

Under Good News Items the following items were highlighted:

The board approved the meeting agenda as presented.

The board approved the Consent Agenda. Items approved under the Consent Agenda included the following:

The board approved the FY17 District audit report as presented. West Central C.U.S.D. #235 received a Total Profile Score of 4.00 out of 4.00 and a Financial Profile Designation of RECOGNITION. They thanked the District office staff Nancy Clark, Shelly Nelson, and Jaime Shultz for their outstanding work to ensure accurate record keeping.

The board approved the Architects Annual Inspection Report for district owned temporary buildings as presented.

The board approved a FBLA trip to the National Fall Leadership Conference to St. Louis, MO on November 10-12, 2017 as presented.

The board reviewed and heard reports from the building principals as well as a Technology Report from Mrs. Frakes, a report from our District Psychologist and Special Education Director, Shaila Ayer, and a report from Jason Kirby, our Athletic Director.

The following items were noted:

The board heard an update from Mrs. Markey with regard to the Media facility.

The board will participate in the Illinois Association of School Boards training on Monday, November 6, 2017, 5:00 - 9:00 p.m. at the West Central north campus.

Superintendent Markey is beginning the process of creating/updating job descriptions to present to the board for approval. She presented them with a sample job description to get feedback. All job descriptions will be reviewed. A few will be presented at each meeting.

The board entered closed session at 6:45 p.m. to discuss matters related to student discipline and personnel. The board exited closed session at 7:42 p.m.

The board took the following action in regards to personnel:

The Board was reminded that the next regularly scheduled meeting will be Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. in the West Central Elementary cafeteria. There will be a Special Board Meeting on November 6, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. for the purpose of conducting IASB Board training.

There being no other business to come before the Board, the Board adjourned their meeting at 7:44 p.m.