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December 21, 2022 Board Meeting Recap

The Ball-Chatham Board of Education met for its regularly scheduled meeting at the District Office in Chatham, Illinois on Wednesday, December 21, 2022.

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


With Charlotte Montgomery, CSBO, unable to attend, Supt. Dr. Becca Lamon provided an update on last month’s tax levy presentation including the cash reserve balance and obligations of funds related to its operational levy. The reserves data can be found here.


GES Administration and Staff spoke about their ”Heart Up, Mind Up” initiative, which helps students develop strong character and foster self-confidence.

Supt. Dr. Becca Lamon shared a report celebrating her first six months at BCSD5. Dr. Lamon talked about how she’s executed her vision to develop a board communications plan, implement strategic initiatives, and build relationships with school and community groups.

You can access Dr. Lamon’s presentation here.

Citizens - Opportunity for visitors to address the School Board concerning any agenda topic - None were noted.


All members of the Board voted to approve the Consent items, which can be found here.


All members of the Board voted to approve the Personnel Consent items, which can be found here.


School Principals presented changes to their 2023/24 course handbooks for GHS, GMS, and GIS. The Board approved the changes as presented. Summaries are listed below for your review.

Board policies were presented and made available for a first reading. They will be approved at a future meeting. Policies are accessible online.


With Director of Facilities & Grounds Mike Dobbs unable to attend, Supt. Dr. Becca Lamon provided an update regarding the cost of the GHS Roof Replacement project (Phase II). The project cost was corrected to $570,926 and approved by the board.


Upcoming Board of Education meeting dates for 2022/23 school year:

  • January 4, 2022 - Facilities and Grounds Committee Meeting (4:00)

  • January 17, 2022 - Finance Committee Meeting (4:00)

  • January 24, 2022 - Regular Board Meeting (6:30)

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

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