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Board Meeting Recap 8/23/23

REGULAR MEETING BALL-CHATHAM COMMUNITY UNIT SCHOOL DISTRICT #5 - Closed Session - 5:15 p.m.; Regular Session - 6:30 p.m. (Wednesday, August 23, 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.


-Dr. Lamon’s short video recap is HERE,

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

-The full meeting video is on the BCSD Youtube channel

Procedural: 2.2 Pledge of Allegiance


Action: 2.3 Roll Call


3. APPROVAL OF AGENDA


Action: 3.1 Approval of Agenda


Action: 3.2 Action Items from Closed Session


The board voted to approve all action items from the closed session.


4. COMMUNICATIONS


4.1 - Strategic Plan Update: Dr. Lamon presented this information regarding vision, goals, and projects for 2023/2024, to the Board.

Information: 4.4 Citizens- Opportunity for Visitors to Address the School Board Concerning any Agenda Topic


No citizens spoke.


5. BUDGET HEARING


Charlotte Montgomery, BCSD CSBO, presented a report on the tentative FY2024 budget and took questions from the Board. The budget will be reviewed at the Budget Hearing at the September Board meeting on September 27, 2024 at 6:30 p.m. at the District Office, 201 W. Mulberry, Chatham, IL 62629.

6.-7. CONSENT ITEMS AND PERSONNEL CONSENT ITEMS


The Board adopted all items under the relevant sections listed here.

8. NEW BUSINESS


Mike Dobbs, Dir. of Facilities and Grounds, presented bids for the items listed in section 8 here. All were approved.


9. COMMUNICATIONS

Information: 9.1 Future Board Meeting Dates

Upcoming Board of Education meeting dates for 2023/24 school year:

  • Wednesday, September 6, 2023, at 4:00 PM - Facilities and Grounds Meeting - District Office

  • Tuesday, September 19, 2023, at 4:00 PM - Finances Committee - District Office

  • Wednesday, September 27, 2023 at 6:30 PM (Open Session) - Regular Board of Education Meeting - District Office

Information: 9.2 Citizens - Opportunity for Visitors to Address the School Board Concerning Any Topic


-Jo Barnard addressed the Board to share her thoughts and concerns regarding transportation problems and school start times.


-Georgie Euler addressed the Board to share her thoughts and concerns regarding transportation problems and school start times.


-John Freml addressed the Board to share his thoughts and concerns regarding bathroom access and hateful comments made against transgender students by members of the community in public social media forums.


10. ADJOURNMENT


The meeting was adjourned.



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