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West Central Board Declines To Co-op Wrestling With United
At the Wednesday, February 21, 2018, regular board meeting of the West Central C.U.S.D. #235 Board of Education discussed the request from The United School District to West Central School District with regards to a Co-op program for wrestling. The board discussed it; however, it was the consensus of the board not to pursue a Co-op with United for wrestling at this time.
The meeting was called to order at 6:00 p.m.in the West Central Elementary School cafeteria. All board members except Paul Anderson and Jodi Arnold were present at roll call.
In the absence of the President and the Vice President, Steve Lumbeck was appointed President Pro-Tempore for the evening to run the meeting.
Mr. Lumbeck led the audience in the Pledge of Allegiance.
Under Good News Items the following items were highlighted:
- Thanks was given to the early childhood team for hosting a family night and a parent advisory council meeting for our families.
- Eagle View provided dental education sessions for the students in kindergarten and second grade.
- The elementary celebrated our 100th Day of school with many activities.
- Over 75 families attended our Pastries with Parents event. We challenged them to use their problem solving skills to complete activities. Senator Jil Tracy also attended this event.
- Our third grade students attended Ag Day, which is sponsored and funded by the Warren-Henderson County Farm Bureau.
- Science scores have improved from 2016 to 2017.
- 7th Grade Boys' Basketball team advanced to the Elite 8 at state.
- Kaiden Droste has been selected to read the "Oath of Athletes" at the state track meet on Friday May 11, before the competition begins that day. The IESA selects 2 athletes to read the Oath before the day begins for each day. Normally the athletes who are awarded this honor are the highest returning placers from the previous year. It is a great honor and we should be very proud of this.
- Section #4 State FFA Degree and Proficiencies all based on their FFA Project and SAE
- Nicholas Brokaw placed 1st in Ag Services, 2nd in Swine Placement, 2nd in Diversified Crop Placement
- Nicholas Brokaw was named Section #4 Star in Ag Placement
- Nicholas will compete at the District contest on March 7 in Geneseo. Competition is based on FFA Record book and personal interview about his project areas.
- Section # 4 Public Speaking Results
- Job Interview
- Nicholas Brokaw 1st Place and advances to Districts
- Brock Bigger 4th place
- Prepared Public Speaking
- Brooke Harshbarger-Participated
- Extemporaneous Public Speaking
- Heidi Ford 2nd place and advances to Districts
- Dalton Spiker-Participated
- Creed Speaking
- Spencer Jack-Participated
- Raven Plate -Participated
- The WYSE Team competed recently and two students came back with first place finishes: Riley Peterson in Engineering Graphics and Laine Gholson in Computer Science.
The team will move on to Sectionals with a total of five students. Added to the two first place finishers will be: Tori Olson in Biology, Jenna Robertson in Chemistry, and Logan King in Computer. These students will compete at Knox College in the Sectional competition.
- The Kindergarten classrooms recently collected 10,534 pennies for the Henderson County Library.
- The potable water test results recently came back with all samples under the legal limits.
The board approved the agenda with the following addition:
a. X.F. Wrestling Co-op with United
There were no comments from the public.
The board approved the Consent Agenda. Items approved under the Consent Agenda included the following:
- The minutes of the January 17, 2018, Regular Meeting and Closed Session
- The January 2018 bills, January 2018 building Activity Account Reports, the January 2018 Treasurer's Report, and review of the District Financial Snapshot.
The board approved the 2017-2018 District Seniority List for Certified and Support Personnel as presented.
The board approved and adopted the following proposed Board policy revisions on Second Reading as presented:
- Policy 2:140-Communications To and From the Board
- Policy 2:140-E-Guidance for Board Member Communications, Including Email Use
- Policy 2:150-Committees
- Policy 2:260-Uniform Grievance Procedure
- Policy 4:15-Identity Protection
- Policy 4:110-Transportation
- Policy 4:120-Food Services
- Policy 4:130-Free and Reduced-Priced Food Services
- Policy 4:150-Facility Management and Building Programs
- Policy 4:170-Safety
- Policy 5:20-Workplace Harassment Prohibited
- Policy 5:90-Abused and Neglected Child Reporting
- Policy 5:100-Staff Development Program
- Policy 5:170-Copyright
- Policy 5:200-Terms and Conditions of Employment and Dismissal
- Policy 5:220-Substitute Teachers
- Policy 5:240-Suspension
- Policy 5:290-Employment Termination and Suspensions
- Policy 6:50-School Wellness
- Policy 6:60-Curriculum Content
- Policy 6:150-Home and Hospital Instruction
- Policy 6:300-Graduation Requirements
- Policy 6:340-Student Testing and Assessment Program
- Policy 7:10-Equal Educational Opportunities
- Policy 7:15-Student and Family Privacy Rights
- Policy 7:20-Harassment of Students Prohibited
- Policy 7:70-Attendance and Truancy
- Policy 7:180-Prevention of and Response to Bullying, Intimidation, and Harassment
- Policy 7:190-Student Behavior
- Policy 7:250-Student Support Services
- Policy 7:260-Exemption from Physical Education
- Policy 7:275-Orders to Forgo Life-Sustaining Treatment
- Policy 7:305-Student Athlete Concussions and Head Injuries
- Policy 7:340-Student Records
The board approved a 3-year bus lease with Midwest Bus Sales as presented.
In other business the board:
- reviewed and heard reports from the building principals; Mike Kelley, Student Support Specialist; Jason Kirby, Athletic Director; Melinda Frakes, District Technology Coordinator; and Shaila Ayer, District Psychologist and Special Education Director.
- discussed a proposal from the Stronghurst Summer Ball Association to replace dugouts and add fencing to the "Little Wrigley" ball field.
- was presented a proposed 2018-2019 school district calendar for discussion.
- Superintendent Markey reminded the board of their responsibilities as Mandated Reporters.
- Discussed a Resolution Authorizing and Directing the Sale and Conveyance of Certain School Sites of West Central C.U.S.D. #235 and a Contract for Sale of Real Estate. This will consist of parcels from the District property in Media.
The board entered closed session at 7:05 p.m. pursuant to the Illinois Open Meetings Act 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.
A. Student discipline.
The board exited closed session at 8:50 p.m.
The board took no action regarding personnel.
The board was reminded that the next regular meeting will be Wednesday, March 21, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. in the West Central Elementary cafeteria.
The board adjourned their meeting at 8.51 p.m.