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School Board Meeting Recap - 5/31

May 31, 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, May 31, 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


Information: GHS Strength and Fitness Presentation


Caleb Cox, GHS Strength and Conditioning Coach, gave a presentation on the stats and student growth of those students who participated in the new Strength and Conditioning course at Glenwood HS during the 2022- 2023 school year. A link to his presentation is below.



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


Scott Curtis shared his support for Kody Kirkpatrick, GHS Boys Basketball Coach. He spoke about a near accident on the way home from a game, the record of the team, different types of coaching, and the impact Coach Kirkpatrick had on his son.


Ann Curtis Shared her support for Kody Kirkpatrick, GHS Boys Basketball Coach. She played a clip of her son's podcast interview, in which he praises Coach Kirkpatrick.


CONSENT ITEMS


Action: Adoption of Consent Agenda Items


All members voted yes to adopt the consent agenda items, which can be found here.


REORGANIZING THE BOARD


Action: Oath of Office for Board Members


Attorney Brandon Wright administered the Oath of Office to appointed board member Patrick Phipps. They then re-called the roll.


Action: Approve Board Policies and rules and regulations (Student Handbooks) of preceding Board of Education


The Board approved these items, which can be found here.


Information: Communication - Publish Board Members' Email Addresses and Bios

Board President Saunders shared that the Board member's email addresses and bios will be updated and available on the BCSD webpage at chathamschools.org


CONSENT ITEMS FOR NEW BOARD


Action - Information: First Reading of PRESS Policies


Action: Approval of Title I Schoolwide Plans


The Board approved the Title I Schoolwide Plans, the consolidated district plan, and out-of-state GHS athletic travel. Information regarding these policies and plans found online here.

PERSONNEL CONSENT AGENDA ITEMS


Action: Adoption of Personnel Consent Agenda Items


All members voted yes to adopt the personnel consent agenda items, which can be found here.


NEW BUSINESS


Information: Select Board Representatives for Board Committees


Board President Saunders shared the appointment of the new Board Committee Members:


CACC - Andrea Rediger

Diversity/Equity/Inclusion - Andrea Rediger and Laura Calerdon

Division Representative and IASB Delegate - Ann Strahle

Finance - Ryan Murphy and Pat Phipps

Facilities and Grounds - Steve Bryant and Pat Phipps

Policy - Laura Calderon and Ann Strahle


Action: Approval of Student Discipline Handbooks for 2023/24 School Year


All board members voted "yes." Further details and information can be found here.


Action: Renewal of GHS Boys Basketball Coach


Board President Saunders called for a motion to approve the renewal of the GHS Boys' Basketball Coach, Kody Kirkpatrick. Phipps moved to approve the renewal. Upon said motion being seconded by Rediger, the Board President called for a vote. Phipps, Rediger, and Strahle voted "yes". Bryant, Calderon, Murphy and Saunders voted "no".


COMMUNICATIONS


Information: Future Board Meeting Dates / Dates for 2022/23SY


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

June 7, 2023 - Facilities and Grounds Committee Meeting (4:00) - BCSD District Office, 126 W. Mulberry, Chatham, IL 62629

June 20, 2023 - Finance Committee Meeting (4:00) - BCSD District Office, 126 W. Mulberry, Chatham, IL 62629 June 28, 2023 - Regular Board Meeting (6:30) - BCSD District Office, 126 W. Mulberry, Chatham, IL 62629


Information: Citizens - Opportunity for Visitors to Address the School Board Concerning Any Topic

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