January 25, 2023 Board Meeting Recap
The Ball-Chatham Board of Education met for its regularly scheduled meeting at the District Office in Chatham, Il on Wednesday, Jan. 25, 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.
CACC Students of the Month
Board member and CACC Rep Andrea Rediger recognized the following students as CACC students of the month:
September: Ruth Turner - Audio/Video Production, Drew Verenski - Building Trades, Joan Gonzalez - Electrical Engineering, Emma Rightnowar - EMT, Luke Leahy - Law Enforcement, Macy Moriconi - Nursing Assistant, Jude Yakes - Welding II
October: Christina Mann - Audio/Video Production, Ryder Hollis - Auto Tech II, Madison Nava - Cosmetology, Apollo Nicholson - Graphic Arts, Dylan Smith - HVAC/E, Noelle Daniels - IT Networking/Cyber Security, Ty Draper - Welding I
November: Michelle Goutsalenko - Coop/WBL, Illyania Rocha - Graphic Arts, Yasmeen Salem - Nursing Assistant
December: Bryson Schnitker - Building Trades, Bryse Butler - Coop/WBL, Taryn Waterman - Cosmetology, Megan Ore - Medical Assistant, Traevion Amos - Nursing Assistant
GIS Leader Presentation
This was postponed due to an unforeseen circumstance
Curriculum and Instruction
Superintendent Dr. Becca Lamon and Assistant Superintendent Jennifer Farnsworth shared the first of a two-part annual report on curriculum, instruction, bullying, and equity. The updated goals are:
● Goal 1: Work to attract and retain highly qualified staff and increase staff diversity.
● Goal 2: Provide equitable opportunities and resources to lessen the achievement gap.
The full report is available here.
Citizens - Opportunity for Visitors to Address the School Board Concerning any Agenda Topic
Julie McAllister shared her encouragement and positive opinion of the ambassador program.
All members of the Board voted to approve the Consent items, which can be found here.
PERSONNEL CONSENT ITEMS
All members of the Board voted to approve the Personnel Consent items, which can be found here.
Second Reading of PRESS Policies 2:260 and 2:265
Future Board Meeting Dates
February 1, 2023 - Facilities and Grounds Committee Meeting (4:00)
February 14, 2023 - Finance Committee Meeting (4:00)
February 22, 2023 - Regular Board Meeting (6:30)
Citizens - Opportunity for Visitors to Address the School Board Concerning any Topic
Julie McAllister thanked the Board for its collaboration with the Ball-Chatham Education Association and introduced new BCEA secretary Christi Ropac.