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, April 26, 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.
Additionally, here is a link to Supt. Dr. Lamon’s video recap of the meeting.
Recognition: GMS Wrestling State Medalists
Several leaders from GMS recognized Glenwood Middle/Intermediate School wrestlers for their performance at the IESA 2A State Wrestling Meet.
Recognition: GMS Volleyball State Champions
They also shared that under the leadership of 8th Grade Coach Angie Riggle, our volleyball team completed an undefeated season, culminating in a 25-17, 25-18 state championship match victory over Homer Glen Homer. Volleyball finished the season with a perfect record of 30-0.
Presentation: Food Service Annual Report
Chad Martel, Director of Food Service, presented his annual report. He addressed his concerns regarding increasing operational costs, staffing shortages, aging equipment and facilities, and reimbursable meal prices. His presentation can be viewed in its entirety here.
Information: 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.
Information: Election Results from April 4, 2023 Election for Board Members
Full Four-Year Term - Steven Bryant
Full Four-Year Term - Ryan Murphy
The Board thanked departing Board Members Kyle Barry and Patrick Phipps for their service.
REORGANIZING THE BOARD
Action: Oath of Office for Board Members
New members took the Oath of Office and approved Superintendent Dr. Becca Lamon as President Pro Tempore.
Action: Roll Call-New Board
The Board Clerk then called the roll and noted all were present.
Action: Election of Officers
Tiffani Saunders accepted a nomination as Board President and was approved by the Board.
Laura Calderon accepted a nomination as Board Vice President and was approved by the Board.
Andrea Rediger accepted a nomination as Board Secretary and was approved by the Board.
Action: Approve Board Policies and rules and regulations (Student Handbooks) of preceding Board of Education
The Board moved to adopt all current board policies, rules, and regulations.
PERSONNEL CONSENT ITEMS
All members of the Board voted to approve the personnel consent items, which can be found here.
Dr. Becca Lamon introduced the newly hired Director of Transportation, Mr. Mark Daley, to the board.
Action: RFP Tech 24-001 Copier/Printer Lease
Josh Mulvaney, Director of Technology, presented bids for the copier and printer lease, which was approved by the Board. The RFP can be found here: RFP Tech 24-001 Bid Tabulation
Action: RFP Tech 24-002 Interactive LED Panels
Mr. Mulvaney presented the bids for the purchase of interactive LED panels, which was approved by the Board. The RFP can be found here: RFP Tech 24-001 Bid Tabulation
Action: RFP Tech 24-003 Desktops
Mr. Mulvaney presented the bids for the purchase of Desktops, which was approved by the Board. The RFP can be found here: RFP Tech 24-003 Bid Tabulation
Action: RFP Tech 24-004 Chromebooks
Mr. Mulvaney presented the bids for the purchase of Chromebooks, which was approved by the Board. The RFP can be found here: RFP Tech 24-004 Bid Tabulation
Information, Policies: First Reading of PRESS Policies
Dr. Lamon shared that the policy committee has reviewed these changes that were due to change in Illinois State Law. This item was for information only.
Action (Consent): Intergovernmental Cooperation Agreement - ROTCE
Dr. Becca Lamon shared that the agreement had language changes and minor changes to when meetings were to be held. It requires an action from both boards in order for the changes to take place. The Board approved the Intergovernmental Cooperation Agreement with ROTCE.
Action: Intergovernmental Cooperation Agreement - CACC
Dr. Lamon shared that CACC's agreement underwent some substantial changes to the structure of their two functioning boards, executive board and board of controls. She noted that previously there were seven board members for CACC and now every district that is served will have a board member at the table for equity in decision making. The Board approved the Intergovernmental Cooperation Agreement with CACC.
Action: Board Meeting Dates for 2023/24 School Year
The Board approved the board meeting dates for 2023/24.
Information: 10.1 Future Board Meeting Dates / Dates for 2022/23SY
May 3, 2023 - Facilities and Grounds Committee Meeting (4:00)
May 23, 2023 - Finance Committee Meeting (4:00)
May 31, 2023 - Regular Board Meeting (6:30)
There will be a special meeting held on May 15, 2023 that starts with the open session at 5:15 p.m.
Information: Board Appointment
Anyone interested in filling a vacancy on the Ball-Chatham Community Unit School District #5 Board of Education should complete an online interest form located on the Ball- Chatham School District homepage or at bit.ly/2023BoardVacancy.
The Board intends to hold special board meetings to interview and consider selected candidates. The anticipated date of the first special meeting is May 15, 2023. The new board member is anticipated to be installed on May 31, 2023. In order to serve on the Board of Education, a person must be a U.S. citizen, at least 18 years of age, a resident in the Ball-Chatham School District for at least one year, and a registered voter. Information: Citizens - Opportunity for Visitors to Address the School Board Concerning Any Topic. None were noted.
The full meeting video is on the BCSD Youtube channel.