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GARDNER-SO. WILMINGTON HIGH SCHOOL


GARDNER, IL 60424
OFFICIAL MINUTES OF AUGUST 17, 2016

REGULAR MEETING
CALL TO ORDER: The regular meeting of the Gardner-So. Wilmington High School Board of Education, Counties of Grundy and Kankakee, IL was called to order at 7:02 p.m. by President David Doglio.
ROLL CALL: Members present: Brooks, Doglio, Gerber, Male, Speed and Wepprecht. Also in attendance was Superintendent Mr. Michael Perrott and Principal Mr. John Engelman. All members were present “in person.”
APPROVAL OF BOARD MINUTES: July 20, 2016 (Regular & Closed Session minutes). Mrs. Brooks motioned and seconded by Mrs. Wepprecht to approve the meeting minutes for the month of July 2016.

AYES: Brooks, Doglio, Gerber, Male, Speed and Wepprecht.

MOTION CARRIED: 6-0.
PUBLIC COMMENT:

Audience: Mrs. Ida Schopp, Secretary of the Senior Citizens Group, presented GSW High School with a $100 donation check to be used to support the school curriculum and / or student supplies. She stated that the group selected the high school because it has students from all three feeder schools (Gardner, Braceville and South Wilmington). Mrs. Schopp, “The seniors (citizens) are proud of the schools and want to support the students.”
Mrs. Susan Heerdt, Teachers’ Union President, was present and told the board that the teachers ratified the Union Contract and she was present tonight to sign paperwork.
Correspondence: = None.

APPROVAL OF BILLS & PAYROLL: Mr. Male motioned and seconded by Mrs. Brooks to approve the bills for the month of August and payroll for the month of July.

AYES: Brooks, Doglio, Gerber, Male, Speed and Wepprecht.

MOTION CARRIED: 6-0.

APPROVAL OF FINANCIAL REPORTS: Mrs. Brooks motioned and seconded by Mrs. Wepprecht to approve the Financial Reports for the month of July.

AYES: Brooks, Doglio, Gerber, Male, Speed and Wepprecht.



MOTION CARRIED: 6-0
REPORTS AND DISCUSSION ITEMS:

Principal’s Report: Mr. John Engelman, Principal, reported on the following:

  • 8th Grade Algebra Orientation was held on Thurs, Aug 11 at GSW

  • Freshman Orientation was held on Thurs, Aug 11 at GSW

  • Teacher Institute Days were held on Fri, Aug 12 and Mon, Aug 15. The Grundy County Health Department presented a Mental Health Training Session to teachers during both institute days. The School Improvement Team had suggested this time of training for faculty members.

  • Start of the 2016-17 school year – GSW is off to a good start, with 2 full days already in.

  • FREE EKG Screening for students – Morris Hospital will be at GSW High School on Thurs, Aug 18 from 8:00 am to 3:00 PM giving free screening to all students during PE classes. This is a great opportunity for our students. As of today, we have 140 + students signed-up to participate.

  • Dress Code = The rules are in the GSW Hand Book and have been reviewed with our students by our administration and faculty. These rules will be enforced, especially at the start of the year with the heat.
  • SAT – Board member Cindy Gerber discussed the State of Illinois switching over to SAT from the ACT testing. Mrs. Gerber asked if GSW is looking into a testing program (SAT Suite – 3 tests that build up to SAT).



FY 16 Budget = Mr. Perrott informed the board that we still have items coming in (transportation information, general state aid numbers, etc). Revenue numbers for the education fund will probably change. At tonight’s meeting the Preliminary Budget was presented. It will be on display for the public to view for 30-days. Then at the September meeting, the Final Budget will be approved by the BOE and sent in to the State.
GAVC Budget Correction = Mr. Perrott stated that GSW and other high school districts were billed incorrectly. The errors were in two areas at the Career Center = tuition and building O&M. GSW was over-billed in one area and then was under-billed in another area. The difference between the 2 billing errors will be paid to GAVC over the entire 2016-17 school year.
Spanish Program = GSW had no luck over the summer months finding and hiring a Spanish teacher for the 2016-17 school year. Availability of Spanish teachers are very limited. There are 5 or 6 other area school looking to hire Spanish teachers. The Plan is to find a teacher. GSW has currently hired a retired Spanish teacher who will teach classes on Monday-Wed-Fri and then the students will be in the computer lab on Tuesday & Thursday participating in an on-line language lab. A sub teacher has been hired to monitor the students on Tues/Thurs lab days.

Library = GSW Librarian, Becky Morgan, retired at the end of the 2015-16 school year. With her departure, this has opened up a door to change the way we use the library. GSW will use the local library, Fossil Ridge Library in Braidwood, to find any needed books for students and teachers will use our on-line resource program. Teachers have been assigned “Library Duty Periods”. During each period teachers will be available in the library to assist students needing laptops and checking out books. The library will be used 1st hour for our Student Publications Class.

First Reading of Board Policy Revisions/Additions = Board Policy Revisions/Additions were distributed to each board member for 1st review. There are only 3 policies for 1st review, so Mr. Perrott reviewed them with the board members and they will be approved at tonight’s meeting. Two of the areas are in community relations = board member and administration connections with the community and the use of school facilities (public/community use of facilities). The other area involves home school students and extra-curricular. An amendment will be made to the existing policy stating that home school students may participate in sports or extra-curricular activities as long as they follow the IHSA rules, school rules, and district policies for residency and registration.
Transportation Contract = Mr. Perrott is recommending that the board approve the Transportation Contract with Illinois Central School Bus. The contract is a 2.5% increase.

Calendar Revision = The 2016-17 school year calendar will have one revision. On April 5, 2017 it shows an 11:30 AM early dismissal for students. This will be changed to a 12 noon dismissal. The reason for the change is that April 5 will be a SAT testing day and students will need that extra 30-mins in order to finish testing, etc.

Class Rank = Mr. Perrott informed the board members that a committee meeting was held on Tuesday, August 2nd at GSW HS to discuss Class Rank. The team members consisted of the original group of 2 board members (Katy Wepprecht and Cindy Gerber), Ms. Kilmer, Mr. Engelman and several parents. The committee is recommending the following = The top 2 academic students will be selected using grade percentages for all classes taken during their high school career. There will be NO change for this year’s senior class – except if there are several valedictorians, and then there will be no salutatorians at graduation. For this year’s academic top Juniors and Sophomores – the last 2 years grades will be converted to percentages and for the remainder of high school, top students will be followed based on their percentage grades and narrowed down to the top 2 students – who would be Valedictorian and Salutatorian. This year’s freshman class will start fresh with top students being found / broken down based on their percentage grades. All students will still receive GPA (grade point averages).

Other items = Mr. Perrott asked the board members their opinions – should GSW start printing the pocket-size tri-fold sports cards/calendars again? Several community members have asked for them. We didn’t print them last year but could easily have them printed for this year. The opinion was that it would be nice to have the cards printed. Perrott said that he would follow through and have them printed as soon as possible.
OLD BUSINESS:

Building/Grounds Projects = Mr. Perrott reported on the following:


  • Bleachers in gym – installed and ready for use

  • Wheelchair / chair lift = installed and ready for use. We have one student currently using it every day and this student has been trained on how to use it properly.

  • Switch-gear room – still need to finish up the pipe work in that area. This project will be completed before the cold weather begins.

  • Library Stage – still in process of finishing. It is about 80% complete.

  • Tuck-pointing – complete and wall has been washed

  • Band Stairwell – in process. Completion date is set for October 15.

EXECUTIVE SESSION: Upon the recommendation of the President, Mr. David Doglio, Mrs. Brooks motioned and seconded by Mrs. Gerber to go into closed session at 9:25 p.m.

2:220-E2

  • The appointment, employment, compensation, discipline, performance, or dismissal of specific employees of the District or legal counsel for the District, including hearing testimony on a complaint lodged against an employee or against legal counsel for the District to determine its validity. 5 ILCS 120/2(c)(1).


  • Collecting negotiating matters between the District and its employees or their representatives, or deliberations concerning salary schedules for one or more classes of employees. 5 ILCS 120/2(c)(2).

AYES: Brooks, Doglio, Gerber, Male, Speed and Wepprecht.

MOTION CARRIED: 6-0.


REGULAR SESSION: Mrs. Wepprecht motioned and seconded by Mrs. Gerber to return to regular session at 11:12 p.m.

AYES: Brooks, Doglio, Gerber, Male, Speed and Wepprecht.

MOTION CARRIED: 6-0.
CLASS RANK: Mrs. Wepprecht motioned and seconded by Mrs. Gerber to approve the Class Rank Revisions.

AYES: Brooks, Doglio, Gerber, Male, Speed and Wepprecht.

MOTION CARRIED: 6-0.
APPROVAL OF BOARD POLICY REVISIONS/ADDITIONS (2nd Reading): Mrs. Brooks motioned and seconded by Mrs. Gerber to approve the Board Policy Revisions/Additions (2nd Reading).

AYES: Brooks, Doglio, Gerber, Male, Speed and Wepprecht.

MOTION CARRIED: 6-0.
APPROVAL OF BOARD POLICY REVISIONS/ADDITIONS (1st Reading): Mrs. Brooks motioned and seconded by Mrs. Gerber to approve the Board Policy Revisions/Additions (1st Reading).

AYES: Brooks, Doglio, Gerber, Male, Speed and Wepprecht.

MOTION CARRIED: 6-0.
TRANSPORATION CONTRACT: Mr. Male motioned and seconded by Mrs. Brooks to approve the Transportation Contract – Illinois Central School Bus.

AYES: Brooks, Doglio, Gerber, Male, Speed and Wepprecht.

MOTION CARRIED: 6-0.

SPANISH TEACHER RESIGNATION: Mrs. Brooks motioned and seconded by Mrs. Gerber to accept the Spanish Teacher Resignation, Anne Fritsch.

AYES: Brooks, Doglio, Gerber, Male, Speed and Wepprecht.

MOTION CARRIED: 6-0.

PROM SPONSOR: Mrs. Brooks motioned and seconded by Mr. Male to approve the Prom Sponsor(s), Angel Dallio & Rebecca DeHeer.

AYES: Brooks, Doglio, Gerber, Male, Speed and Wepprecht.

MOTION CARRIED: 6-0.
SADD SPONSOR: Mrs. Brooks motioned and seconded by Mrs. Wepprecht to Accept SADD Sponsor Resignation (Kris Spiezio) and Approve SADD Sponsor – Rebecca DeHeer.

AYES: Brooks, Doglio, Gerber, Male, Speed and Wepprecht.

MOTION CARRIED: 6-0.
SOCIAL WORKER RESIGNATION: Mr. Male motioned and seconded by Mrs. Wepprecht to accept Social Worker Resignation – Beth Lawless.

AYES: Brooks, Doglio, Gerber, Male, Speed and Wepprecht.

MOTION CARRIED: 6-0.
HIRE SOCIAL WORKER: Mrs. Gerber motioned and seconded by Mrs. Wepprecht to Hire Social Worker, Lily Shinn.

AYES: Brooks, Doglio, Gerber, Male, Speed and Wepprecht.

MOTION CARRIED: 6-0.
NON-CERTIFIED PERSONNEL WAGES: Mrs. Wepprecht motioned and seconded by Mrs. Gerber to approve Non-Certified Personnel Wages – Increase.

AYES: Brooks, Doglio, Gerber, Male, Speed and Wepprecht.

MOTION CARRIED: 6-0.
FY17 SCHOOL CALENDAR REVISION: Mrs. Brooks motioned and seconded by Mrs. Gerber to approve the FY17 School Calendar Revision.

AYES: Brooks, Doglio, Gerber, Male, Speed and Wepprecht.

MOTION CARRIED: 6-0.
AUGUST 24, 2016 BOARD MEETING: Mrs. Brooks motioned and seconded by Mrs. Wepprecht to cancel the 2nd regular meeting for the month of August.

AYES: Brooks, Doglio, Gerber, Male, Speed and Wepprecht.

MOTION CARRIED: 6-0.

SUPERINTENDENT INFORMATION ITEMS: Superintendent Perrott reviewed the following:


  • FOIA REQUESTS – current spreadsheet was distributed to board members.

  • Next Regular Board meeting will immediately follow the FY 17 Budget Hearing on September 21 at 7pm in the GSW High School Board Room.

BOARD OF EDUCATION REQUESTS: None.


ADJOURNMENT: Mrs. Gerber motioned and seconded by Mrs. Brooks to adjourn the meeting at 11:23 PM

AYES: Brooks, Doglio, Gerber, Male, Speed and Wepprecht.



MOTION CARRIED: 6-0.
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PRESIDENT, DAVID DOGLIO SECRETARY, CARLA HUSTON




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