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Feb. 22 School Board Meeting Recap

The Ball-Chatham Board of Education met for its regularly scheduled meeting at the District Office in Chatham, Il on Wednesday, Feb. 22, 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.

COMMUNICATIONS

GMS Vocational Classroom

Christine Lehnen, GMS Principal, shared about the great things happening in the GMS Vocational Classroom, which was created to give students the skills they need to be successful, independent, and employable. Mrs. Bostrom attended along with a current student who passed out products made as part of the vocational program. Principal Lehnen’s report can be found here.

Facilities Update

Mike Dobbs, Facilities and Grounds Director, presented an update on current projects, which is available here. Information covered included the track replacement, vocational classroom, security audit, and next steps.

Field of Excellence Recognition

The board acknowledged that the GHS football field was featured in the Pioneer Athletics 2023 Calendar for the month of March.

Annual Evaluations

Superintendent Lamon provided an overview of the evaluation process for Principals, Assistant Principals, and Directors and shared about changes that will make the process more collaborative and effective. Dr. Lamon’s presentation is online for public review.

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

None were noted.


CONSENT ITEMS

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


PERSONNEL CONSENT ITEMS

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


NEW BUSINESS

It was recommended that the board approve a 99-year Lease for GMS property. The related documents for lake tract 1 and lake tract 2 are available for review. This motion passed unanimously with a 6-0 vote.


COMMUNICATIONS

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

  • March 1, 2023 - Facilities and Grounds Committee Meeting (4:00)

  • No Finance Committee Meeting for March

  • March 29, 2023 - Regular Board Meeting (6:30)

Citizens - Opportunity for Visitors to Address the School Board Concerning any Topic

None were noted.


**A link to the entire Board packet is on our website.**

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