Mount Vernon City school board reviews revenue comparison
The Mount Vernon City Schools, District 80 Board of Education met Jan. 21 to review the five year revenue comparison.
Here are the meeting's minutes, as provided by the board:
January 21, 2017
The Mount Vernon City Schools, District 80 Board of Education reconvened in a special meeting on Saturday, January 21, 2017, at the District Office, 2710 North Street, Mt. Vernon, Illinois, at 8:54 a.m. The following board members answered roll call: Nunnery, Lee, Hollmann, Greathouse, Holt, Zirkelbach, and Reynolds. Also present: Travis Morse – Register News, Josh Jones – Sentinel, Director of Curriculum Instruction, and Assessments Dr. Dee Ann Schnautz, Superintendent Aletta Lawrence, Assistant Superintendent Ryan Swan, and Connie Knowles, board secretary.
President Reynolds called the meeting reconvened from Friday night at 8:54 a.m.
SALARY PROJECTIONS Mrs. Lawrence presented a 3-year forecast of salary projections.
ISBE FINANCIAL PROFILE Mrs. Lawrence advised that the District’s total financial profile score from the FY16 audit was a 3.54 on a 4.0 ratings scale.
FIVE YEAR COMPARISON OF REVENUES AND EXPENDITURES The Board examined the trend comparisons of the past five year’s expenditures and revenues.
MISCELLANEOUS FINANCIAL INFORMATION The Board reviewed an analysis of the Tax Levy encompassing FY2013 through the FY17 budget.
GRANTS UPDATE Mr. Swan presented an update on Grants, highlighting the recent news of an unexpected $340,000.00 for Title I as a final allotment rather than $35,000 – $40,000 the District anticipated. Currently the District is exploring updating curriculum with those Title I funds.
FY18 Curriculum Goals Dr. Schnautz gave updates on these topics.
Supplemental Curriculum Dr. Schnautz gave updates on these topics.
Curriculum and CHROME Books Dr. Schnautz and Mr. Swan gave an update on this topic.
RTI AND IREADY Dr. Schnautz gave updates on these topics noting that iReady has replaced AimsWeb as the diagnostic testing program at District 80.
PARCC AND ILLINOIS SCHOOL REPORT CARD Dr. Schnautz gave an update on these topics.
First Grade Tutors Dr. Schnautz gave an update on the tutoring program, noting that this year the program has been fortunate to have more volunteers.
TAG (Talented and Gifted) Dr. Schnautz gave an overview of information on TAG, which was included in the board material.
DEVELOP BOARD GOALS 2017-2018 Board goals were discussed and Mrs. Lawrence will compile a list to be reviewed at the next board meeting.
STRATEGIC PLAN DRAFT The Strategic Plan Draft was presented to the board for final input from the Board before the Final Plan is brought to the board for approval.
PROGRESS REPORT Mrs. Lawrence presented the progress report of board goals achieved at each school in the district.
DIVERSITY TRAINING Board Member, Brishanta Lee, reported on this topic. She shared information gathered at a session attended at the IASB Conference held in Chicago in November, 2016. She is still seeking out persons involved in the session to possibly present a program to District 80 staff.
LONGEVITY FOR ADMINISTRATORS Mrs. Lawrence asked the board to consider granting longevity to administrators at District 80. This is a benefit included in the contract for certified staff that administrators do not currently receive. A chart of administrators and their time in the district was provided to the board.
BOARD ORIENTATION COMMITTEE A committee to develop a guide for new board members was formed. Cleo Holt and Matt Reynolds will be serving on the committee.
BID BUS CONTRACT? Mrs. Lawrence advised that the current Durham Bus contract will be expiring. She cited several instances that Durham Bus was not in compliance with their contract amounting to $406.27 being deducted from their invoices for services in September and October, 2016. Discussion followed on whether to bid or extend current contract for transportation.
ADJOURNMENT Motion by Lee, second by Hollman to adjourn the meeting.
Roll Call: Ayes – Lee, Hollmann, Nunnery, Greathouse, Zirkelbach, Holt, and Reynolds.
Nays – None. Absent - None. Motion carried.
The meeting adjourned at 11:40 p.m.
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