The Hancock-Henderson Quill, Inc.

West Central Begins Plans For Next Year's School Season

At the Wednesday, April 17, 2019 West Central C.U.S.D. #235 Board of Education discussion was held on two calendar options presented by Superintendent Markey.

The board discussed proposed student fees for 2019-2020. All fees would remain the same with the exception of lunch prices. It was proposed to possibly increase lunch prices by $.10 as a result of a possible mandate to do so. The district is waiting for the calculation tool to become available to determine if this will be necessary.

The board was presented with and discussed proposed FFA Trapshooting/Archery Competition guidelines.

The board discussed the continuation of selecting Student Representatives to the Board of Education. It was decided to proceed with this process and to select two representatives for the 2019-2020 school year from those that apply. The board directed Superintendent Markey to prepare and disseminate the applications.

The meeting was called to order at 6:00 p.m. in the West Central Elementary School cafeteria by Board President Jodi Arnold with all board members present at roll call. President Arnold led the audience in the Pledge of Allegiance.

Under Good News Items the following items were highlighted:

The agenda was approved as presented. d.

There were no comments from the public.

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

The board heard electronic and oral presentations from the WCES, WCMS, and WCHS School Improvement Teams regarding their proposed School Improvement Plans.

Each member of the board was presented with the book The Art of Boardmanship by Jim Burgett as a resource and discussed scheduling a special board meeting for the purpose of board training with Mr. Burgett called Boardmanship 101. 101.

The board directed Superintendent Markey to gather additional information about this training.

The board reviewed and heard reports from the building principals; Shane Tucker, Athletic Director; Melinda Frakes, District Technology Coordinator; and Shaila Ayer, District Psychologist and Special Education Director.

West Central will be hosting Softball Regionals.

The board approved a resolution proclaiming May 6-10, 2019 as National Teacher Appreciation Week and May 7, 2019 as National Teacher Appreciation Day.

The board approved a resolution proclaiming the following dates as Support Staff Days:

April 24, 2019 Administrative Professionals Day

April 25, 2019 Paraprofessional Day

April 26, 2019 Custodians/Maintenance Day

April 30, 2019 Bus Driver Day

May 1, 2019 Technology Support Day

May 2, 2019 Counselor/School Psychologist/Speech-Language Pathologist/Social ( Worker Day

May 3, 2019 Food Service Day

In other business the board:

The board entered Closed Session at 8:15 p.m. to discuss the following:( *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.

*Collective negotiating matters between the school board and its employees or their representatives, or deliberations concerning salary schedules for one or more classes of employees. yees.

*Student disciplinary cases.

*The placement of individual students in special education programs and other matters relating to individual students.

*Emergency security procedures and the use of personnel and equipment to respond to actual danger to the safety of employees, students, staff or public property.

The board exited Closed Session at 9:40 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, May 15, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. in the West Central Elementary cafeteria. The board will hold a Board Reorganization meeting on Tuesday, April 30, 2019 in the West Central Elementary cafeteria.

The board adjourned their meeting at 9:48 p.m.