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February 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.28, 2024.


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.



3. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

3.1 Approval of Agenda- Board member Rediger moved to approve the agenda for the regular meeting, February 28, 2024. Upon said motion being seconded by Calderon, President Saunders called for a vote. All members present voted “yes”. 


3.2 Action Items from Closed Session- President Saunders called for a motion to approve the closed session minutes and action items  from January 29, 2024 and February 13, 2024. Rediger moved to approve the closed session minutes from January 29, 2024 and February 13, 2024. Upon said motion being seconded by Phipps, President Saunders called for a vote. All board members voted “yes”. 


4. COMMUNICATIONS

4.1 CACC Students of the Month - The following students were recognized as CACC Students of the Month. Their names were called and given a certificate of achievement. For December, Preston Paisley for Building Trades, Gage Jackson for Coop/Work Based Learning, Gabby Williams for Early Childhood, Sadie Wise for Graphic Arts. CACC Students of the Month were also recognized Rylan Finneran for Coop/WBL and Vernell Morris for HVAC/E. In attendance was Rylan Finneran.


4.2 Congressional App Challenge Winner- Navtej Bhatti was recognized as the winner of the Congressional App Challenge from Congresswoman Nikki Budzinski of the 13th District. The Board offered Navtej an opportunity to share about his APP that garnered his award. 


4.3 Scholastic Art Awards Winners- Students were called to the front and given a certificate in recognition of the Scholastic Art Awards they have earned. Sukrity Wosti - 1 Gold Key (painting), 1 Silver Key Art Portfolio,Cassandra Feld - 1 Gold Key (sculpture) and American Visions Nominee, Samantha Guy - 1 Gold Key (photography), 1 Honorable Mention (photography), Alice Nifong - 1 Silver Key (ceramics and glass), 1 Honorable Mention (ceramics and glass), Emily Harris - 1 Silver Key (ceramics and glass), Ella Rightnowar - 1 Silver Key (ceramics and glass), Sophia Brooks - 1 Gold Key (drawing and illustration, 1 Silver Key (drawing and illustration), 2 Honorable Mentions (painting), 1 Silver Key Art Portfolio, Allissa Krouse-Schafer - 1 Gold Key (drawing and illustration), 1 Silver Key (drawing and illustration, 1 Honorable Mention (comic art), 1 Honorable Mention (photography), 1 Honorable Mention Art Portfolio, Nathan Gibson - 1 Gold Key (editorial cartoon sponsored by the Herb Block foundation), 1 Gold Key (photography), 1 Silver Key (editorial cartoon sponsored by the Herb Block foundation), 1 Honorable Mention (drawing and illustration), Hailey Higgins - 1 Silver Key (painting), Jordin Sarra - 1 Honorable Mention (ceramics and glass), 1 Honorable Mention Art Portfolio, Trinity Caldwell - 1 Honorable Mention (drawing and painting), Emelia Martin - 1 Honorable Mention (painting), McKenna Danes - 1 Honorable Mention (digital art), Evan House - 1 Honorable Mention (photography), Izabela Scott - 1 Honorable Mention (photography)


4.4 Citizens- Opportunity for Visitors to Address the School Board Concerning any Agenda Topic- There were no citizens to recognize. 


5. CONSENT ITEMS

5.1 Adoption of Consent Agenda Items- President Saunders called for the adoption of the Consent Agenda. Rediger moved to adopt the consent agenda presented before the Board. Upon said motion, Murphy seconded the motion. President Saunders called for a vote. All members voted ‘yes”.

  • 5.2 Minutes of Regular Board Meeting, January 24, 2024

  • 5.3 Minutes of Special Board Meeting, February 13, 2024

  • 5.4 Minutes of Facilities and Grounds Committee Meeting, February 14, 2024

  • 5.5 Minutes of Finance Committee Meeting, February 13, 2024

  • 5.6 Treasurer/Financial Report

  • 5.7 School District Accounts Payable

  • 5.8 School Activity Account Reports

  • 5.9 Resolution to Dispose of Surplus and Non Salvageable Equipment

  • 5.10 FOIA Requests

6. PERSONNEL CONSENT AGENDA ITEMS

6.1 Adoption of Consent Personnel Agenda Items- President Saunders called for a motion for the Personnel Consent Agenda items. Calderon moved to approve the Personnel Consent Agenda. Upon said motion Phipps seconded. President Saunders called for a vote. All present voted “yes”. Phipps congratulated the retirees and in particular Joan Parks who taught for 19 years and applauded all the retirees. 

  • 6.2 Resignations

  • 6.3 New Hires

  • 6.4 Retirements

  • 6.5 Transfers

  • 6.6 Leaves of Absence

  • 6.7 Addendum

  • 6.8 2024/25 Fall Coach Renewals


7. NEW BUSINESS

7.1 Bid Partial Roof Replacement at Chatham Elementary School - Mike Dobbs presented the bid for partial roof replacement at Chatham Elementary School. Mike asked for consideration of the Board to approve the bid. President Saunders called for a motion to approve the bid for partial roof replacement. Phipps moved to approve the bid for partial roof replacement. Upon said motion, Calderon seconded. President Saunders called for the vote. All present voted “yes”.


7.2 Second Reading and Adoption of PRESS Policies and District Reviewed Policies- President Saunders called for a vote to adopt the PRESS Policies and District Reviewed Policies after they have had a second reading. Calderon moved to adopt the PRESS Policies and District Reviewed Policies. Upon said motion, Bryant seconded. President Saunders called for the vote. All present voted “yes”.


7.3 First Reading of PRESS Policies- President Saunders mentioned the First reading for PRESS policies listed are available to be reviewed.


8. COMMUNICATIONS

8.1 GIS - Student Goal Setting- Principal Elizabeth Gregurich presented to the Board about student goal setting tools that were used this year. She indicated student involvement and student growth. 


8.2 Human Resources Department Update- Human Resources Director Lisa Nobles presented a department update to the Board.  


8.3 Future Board Meeting Dates / Dates for 2023/2024 SY - President Saunders announced upcoming Board meetings. There was a correction for March 27, it is Wednesday, not Tuesday as it was indicated.  


8.4 Citizens - Opportunity for Visitors to Address the School Board Concerning Any Topic- The Board recognized a citizen from the floor. Deborah Rupright stated that she is a parent and also a substitute teacher in the district. Ms Rupright wanted to share her compliments to the teaching staff where she has seen first hand the difficulties and challenges that teachers face.  


9. ADJOURNMENT

9.1 Adjournment of Regular Meeting- President Saunders called for the adjournment of the meeting. Rediger moved to adjourn the meeting. Upon said motion, Bryant seconded. All present voted “yes”.



Thank You, 

BCSD5 Admin

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