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Board Meeting Recap

The Ball-Chatham Board of Education met for its regularly scheduled meeting at the District Office in Chatham, IL on Wednesday, July 26, 2023.

The following is a summation of the items discussed and those that were approved, as well as links to those items in the Board packet.


Opportunity for Visitors to Address the School Board Concerning any Agenda Topic. None were noted.


The board adopted consent and personnel consent agenda items, which can be found here.


Presentation: - Superintendent Year in Review

Dr. Becca Lamon provided a year in review presentation regarding her first year with Ball-Chatham. She highlighted school visits, community involvement, new leadership involvement, and recognitions throughout the district.

Title IX Update - Dr. Lamon provided an update on the progress of the Title IX OCR Investigation. She shared that the process is still ongoing and that she will update the board and the community further in a couple of months.

Bids - Mike Dobbs, Director of Facilities & Grounds, presented and received board approval for bids regarding GHS restroom partitions, GHS auditorium lighting, and a radiator replacement projects.

First Reading of PRESS Policy updates - The policies that were up for first reading are online here.

Threat Assessment Team - Dr. Lamon presented the following staff and community members as the 2023/24 school year district Threat Assessment Team:

Randy Allen - Director of Safety and Security

Becca Lamon - Superintendent

Aimee Sutton - Teacher GIS

Allyson Mann - Counselor GMS

Kayla Bimm - Psychologist

Marne Countryman - Social Worker

Verne Foli - Chief of Chatham Police Department

The board voted to approve this team.


Future Board Meeting Dates:

Wednesday, August 9, 2023, 4:00 PM - Facilities and Grounds Meeting - District Office

Thursday, August 10, 2023, 4:00 PM - Policy Committee - District Office

Tuesday, August 15, 2023, 4:00 PM - Finances Committee - District Office

Wednesday, August 23, 2023, 6:30 PM (Open Session) - Regular Board of Education Meeting - District Office

Board President Saunders noted that there is an update to the February Board Meeting. It was inaccurately advertised as February 21, 2024, but will be held on February 28, 2024.

Opportunity for Visitors to Address the School Board Concerning any Agenda Topic. None were noted.


-A link to the entire Board packet can be found here.

-The full meeting video is on the BCSD Youtube channel.


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