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West Central Explores New Health Insurance Carrier

At the July 18, 2018, regular meeting of the West Central C.U.S.D. #235 Board of Education, Superintendent Markey updated the board on the progress of the exploration of a new health insurance carrier.

A committee of board members, administrators, and both certified and non-certified staff was formed. They heard presentations from Kepple Companies as well as ISEBC.

After hearing both presentations and doing a comparison of the two companies, the committee is recommending a switch to ISEBC for the district employee health insurance.

The board will be presented with this recommendation and asked to act on it at the August meeting. If the board approves, Superintendent Markey and the committee will work with ISEBC to make this switch with an anticipated effective date of July 1, 2019.

The meeting was called to order at 6 p.m. in the elementary library by Board President Arnold. All board members were present at roll call with the exception of Bryan Spence and Mike Lenahan. Board member Lenahan arrived at 6:04 p.m. President Arnold then led the audience in the Pledge of Allegiance.

Under Good News Items, the following accomplishments were highlighted:

The board approved the agenda with the following additions/deletions:



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

As a result of not being able to secure a Golf Coach for the 2018 season, Mr. Kirby presented the option of conducting golf similar to the way swimming, bowling, and cross country are run. As a result of this discussion, the plan is to manage golf for the 2018-2019 season in the same manner as swimming, bowling, and cross country.

In other business the board:

The following future agenda items were noted:

a. Bus Lease for 15 passenger bus

b. Golf

c. District Health Insurance

d. Baseball Scoreboard

e. District Facilities

The board entered closed session at 7:08 p.m. to discuss the following subjects:

A.The appointment, employment, compensation, discipline, performance, or dismissal of specific employees of the public body or legal counsel for the public body, including hearing testimony on a complaint lodged against an employee of the public body or against legal counsel for the public body to determine its validity;

B. Discussion of minutes of meeting lawfully closed under the Open Meetings Act, whether for purposes of school board approval of the minutes or semi-annual review of the minutes as required by the Act.

The board exited closed session at 8:11 p.m.

The board took the following action in regards to personnel:

The board was reminded that the next regularly scheduled meeting will be Wednesday, August 22, 2018.

There being no other business to come before the board, the board adjourned their meeting at 8:24 p.m.