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June 2024 Board Meeting Recap

The Ball-Chatham Board of Education met for its regularly scheduled meeting at the District Office in Chatham, IL on Wednesday, June 26, 2024.



The following is a summation of the items discussed and those that were approved.


1. CLOSED SESSION 

  • 1.1 Adjournment from Regular Session to Closed Session 

  • 1.2 Topics of Closed Session 

  • 1.3 Closed Session Minutes [5 ILCS 120/2(c)(21)] 

  • 1.4 Semi Annual Review of Closed Session Minutes and Audio Recordings older than 18 Months [5 ILCS 120/2(c)(21)] 

  • 1.5 Adjournment from Closed Session to Regular Session 


2. OPEN SESSION 

  • 2.1 Call Meeting to Order - Board President Tiffani Saunders called the meeting to order at 6:30pm. 

  • 2.2 Pledge of Allegiance- All stood for the Pledge of Allegiance.  

  • 2.3 Roll Call – Roll call was taken and Bryant, Murphy, Phipps, Rediger, Strahle, and Saunders were present. Calderon was absent. Superintendent, Dr. Lamon was also present.  


3. APPROVAL OF AGENDA 

  • 3.1 Approval of Agenda - Board member Bryant moved to approve the agenda for the regular meeting, June 26, 2024. Upon said motion being seconded by Rediger, President Saunders called for a vote. All members present voted “yes”. 

  • 3.2 Action Items from Closed Session - Board member Bryant moved to approve the action items from the Closed Session be approved. Upon said motion being seconded by Rediger, President Saunders called for a vote. All members present voted “yes”. 

4. COMMUNICATIONS 

  • 4.1 Student Recognition of Boys State Track and Tennis Qualifier and Placer – The Board recognized the students who qualified for State Track and Field and Tennis for the IHSA State Finals Series. In attendance were McKenzie Doe III, who qualified for the High Jump and Ben Loeffler who qualified for Tennis. Also recognized were Larry Wills for Long Jump, Van Schneider for the 800-meter run (earning 11th Place), Ben Wilcoxen for the 400-meter run. Recognized for the relay teams were Micah Grussenmeyer, Will Patzia, Van Schneider, Ben Wilcoxen, Blake Lehnen, Colton Ladage, and Larry Wills for the 4 X 400 meter relay and Carter Simmons, Van Schneider, Ayden Groves, Will Patzia, Mason Daley, Edward Wilson, and Logan Reible for the 4 X 800 meter relay.  And the Board would like to recognize the IHSA 2A Boys Tennis Ubaydah Mahmood.  

  • 4.2 Citizens- Opportunity for Visitors to Address the School Board Concerning any Agenda Topic – There were no visitors that wanted to address the board.  


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. Upon said motion, Murphy seconded the motion. President Saunders called for a vote. All members present voted “yes”. 

  • 5.2 Minutes of Regular Board Meeting, May 22, 2024 

  • 5.3 Minutes of Facilities and Grounds Committee Meeting, June 12, 2024 

  • 5.4 Minutes of Policy Committee Meeting, June 13, 2024 

  • 5.5 Minutes of DEI Committee Meeting, June 13, 2024 

  • 5.6 Minutes of Finance Committee Meeting, June 18, 2024 

  • 5.7 Treasurer/Financial Report 

  • 5.8 School District Accounts Payable 

  • 5.9 School Activity Account Reports 

  • 5.10 FOIA Requests 


6. PERSONNEL CONSENT AGENDA ITEMS 

  • 6.1 Adoption of Consent Personnel Agenda Items - President Saunders called for one item to be removed from the consent agenda as discussed in the Closed Session meeting. It was requested to remove one hire and vote on that as new business. A motion for the Personnel Consent Agenda items with the one item removed. Rediger moved to adopt the Consent Personnel Agenda. Upon said motion, Murphy seconded. President Saunders called for a vote. All present voted “yes”. 

  • 6.2 Resignations 

  • 6.3 New Hires 

  • 6.4 Retirements 

  • 6.5 Transfers 

  • 6.6 Contracts and Contract Addendums 

  • 6.7 Leaves of Absence 

  • 6.8 Spring Coach Contract Renewal 


7. NEW BUSINESS 

  • 7.1 9-12 English Resource Adoption – It is the recommendation that the quotes for English III and AP Lit be approved as English Resources. President Saunders called for a motion for the acceptance of the English Resources. Rediger moved to approve the English Resources. Upon said motion, Bryant seconded.  President Saunders called for a vote. All members present voted “yes”. 

  • 7.2 First Reading of PRESS Policies – this is for information only. 

  • 7.3 Compensation Adjustment for Ronald McClure – It is the recommendation of Administration to modify the offered ESP Custodian compensation rate for Ronald McClure effective June 26, 2024 from $15.89 per hour to $18.26 per hour. President Saunders called for a motion for the acceptance of the compensation adjustment for Ronald McClure. Phipps moved to approve the compensation adjustment for Ronald McClure. Upon said motion, Murphy seconded.  President Saunders called for a vote. All members present voted “yes”. 


8. COMMUNICATIONS 

  • 8.1 Future Board Meeting Dates for 2024/2025 SY 

  • Monday, July 1, 2024 at 5:00 PM Negotiations- GHS 

  • Tuesday, July 2, 2024 at 5:00 PM Negotiations- GHS 

  • Wednesday, July 10, 2024 at 4:00 PM Facility/Grounds Meeting - District Office 

  • Tuesday, July 16, 2024 at 4:00 PM Finance Committee Meeting - District Office 

  • Wednesday, July 17, 2024 at 5:30 PM Policy Meeting - District Office 

  • Wednesday, July 24, 2024 at 6:30 PM (Open Session) - Regular Board of Education Meeting - District Office 

  • 8.2 Citizens - Opportunity for Visitors to Address the School Board Concerning Any Topic -  

  • There were no visitors that wanted to address the board. 


9. ADJOURNMENT 

  • 9.1 Adjournment of Regular Meeting- President Saunders called for a motion to adjourn. Phipps moved to adjourn, upon said motion Bryant seconded. All present voted “yes”. 

 

Meeting adjourned at 6:39PM 

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