December 2013

Board Minutes - December 19, 2013


The regular scheduled meeting of the Board of Education of School District 165 was held in the Carbondale Community High School Cafeteria, 1301 East Walnut Street, Carbondale, Illinois, on Thursday, December 19, 2013, at 7:00 p.m.

Upon roll call, the following members were present:

Kathy Booziotis Mike Neill

Vicky King Brian Woodard

The following members were absent:

Linda Flowers Francis Tsung

Joe Hudgins

Also present were:

Stephen Murphy Daniel Booth

Steve Kosco

President King declared a quorum present and the regular scheduled meeting of December 19, 2013 was called toorder.

Minutes: The minutes of the regular meeting of November 21, 2013, and the special meeting of December 21, 2013, were approved as distributed.

Old Business: There were no old business items.

CTE Department Newsletter: The Board received the Career and Technical Education Department Newsletter for their review.

Public Comments: There were no public comments.

Members Answer Roll Call: Member Flowers answered roll call at 7:03 p.m. Member Tsung answered roll call at 7:04 p.m.

Payment of Bills: Motion by Booziotis, seconded by Woodard, to pay the remaining bills for the month of November, 2013; and, those available for payment for the month of December, 2013. Roll call: Booziotis, Flowers, King, Neill, Tsung and Woodard voted yes. Nay, none. Motion carried.

Committee Reports: There were no committee report items.

Bids and Quotes: There were no bid or quote items.

Semi-Annual Review of Executive Session Minutes: The unopened executive session minutes were reviewed and it was determined the need for confidentiality existed and that no unopened executive session minutes would be made public at this time. It was also determined that there were no public verbatim (audiotape) executive session minutes that were 18 months old that were eligible to be destroyed at this time.

2013 Tax Levy: Motion by Flowers, seconded by Booziotis, to approve the following:

1. Adopt the Resolution of CCHS District 165 Levy for Special Education Purposes.

2. Adopt the 2013 Tax Levy Resolution, including the 2013 Certificate of Tax Levy, with permission to file the levy in Jackson and Williamson Counties.

3. Adopt the Certificate Regarding Inapplicability of the Truth-In-Taxation Law.

4. Adopt the “PTELL” Resolution, including Exhibit A, Request To Clerk Regarding Reduction of 2013 Tax Extension Pursuant to PTELL, with permission to file with the county clerks of Jackson and Williamson Counties.

5. Adopt the Resolution authorizing the abatement of a portion of the taxes heretofore levied to pay principal and interest on $16,000,000 School Bonds of Carbondale Community High School District 165, Jackson and Williamson Counties, Illinois.

Roll call: Flowers, King, Neill, Tsung, Woodard and Booziotis voted yes. Nay, none. Motion carried.

District Policy Updates/Revisions Policies 4:100, 5:90, 6:60 and 7:185: Motion by Woodard, seconded by Flowers, to approve the updates/revisions to Board of Education Policies 4:100, 5:90, 6:60 and 7:185 as presented. Roll call: King, Neill, Tsung, Woodard, Booziotis and Flowers voted yes. Nay, none. Motion carried.

First reading on the policy updates/revisions occurred at the November 21, 2013, Board of Education meeting.

Amendment to Illinois Energy Consortium Membership and Participation Agreement: Motion by Tsung, seconded by Neill, to approve the Amendment to the Illinois Energy Consortium Membership and Participation Agreement as presented in Mr. Kosco's memo and authorization for the superintendent to sign the amendment agreement as presented. Roll call: Neill, Tsung, Woodard, Booziotis, Flowers and King voted yes. Nay, none. Motion carried.

Member Booziotis asked if the consortium was a better deal for the district. Superintendent Murphy said yes. Member Woodard asked if the agreement precluded the district from doing something else in the future. Superintendent Murphy said not for the long term. Member Booziotis asked if most school stayed with the consortium. Superintendent Murphy said yes.

Personnel: Motion by Flowers, seconded by Booziotis, to employ the following personnel as presented and to approve the following volunteer as presented:

1. Employment of Temporary English Teacher--Employ Jessica Anderson effective January 6, 2014, as a full-time temporary English teacher for the remainder of the 2013-14 school year. Ms Anderson's education and experience will place her at line zero, column BA/BS, $208.97 per day, prorated on the teacher salary schedule.

2. Employment of Title I Teacher Aide--Employ Brianna Nordstrom as a full-time Title I Teacher Aide effective January 6, 2014, at the rate of $9.65 per hour, for the remainder of the 2013-14 school year.

3. Approval of Volunteer--Approve Ana Perez as a Yearbook Club Volunteer for the 2013-14 school year as presented.

Roll call: Tsung, Woodard, Booziotis, Flowers, King and Neill voted yes. Nay, none. Motion carried.

Executive Session: Motion by Booziotis, seconded by Tsung, to consider information regarding the appointment, employment, compensation, discipline, performance or dismissal of specific employees; collective bargaining matters and litigation. Roll call: Woodard, Booziotis, Flowers, King, Neill and Tsung voted yes. Nay, none. Motion carried.

President King announced there would be no action taken by the Board following the executive session.

The meeting recessed for five minutes before the Board members went into executive session at 7:20 p.m.

Executive Session Adjourns: The executive session adjourned at 9:20 p.m.

Public Portion of the Meeting Reconvenes: The public portion of the meeting reconvened at 9:20 p.m. President King said no action was taken while in executive session.

January Board Meeting: The January Board of Education meeting will be Thursday, January 16, 2014.

Adjournment: The meeting adjourned at 9:20 p.m.