Anna Jonesboro High School debates proposal to sell bonds in the amount of $2M
The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School District No. 81 Board of Education held a special meeting recently.
Anna-Jonesboro Community High School District No. 81 aims to create lifelong learners by providing a safe environment that values mutual respect. The district is committed to directing students on a path of becoming productive, viable citizens in a global society.
Here are the minutes as provided by Anna-Jonesboro Community High School District. No. 81:
MINUTES of a special public meeting of the Board of Education of Anna-Jonesboro Community High School District Number 81, Union and Alexander Counties, Illinois, held in the Superintendent’s Office of Anna-Jonesboro High School, 608 South Main Street, Anna, Illinois, in said School District at 7:00 o’clock P.M., on the 4th day of April, 2016.
The President called the meeting to order and directed the Secretary to call the roll.
Upon the roll being called, John Hughey, the President, and the following members were
physically present at said location: Brian Reach, Tim McGrath, Dee Blakely, Doug Edwards and
The following members were absent and did not participate in the meeting in any manner
or to any extent whatsoever: Lisa Boget
At 7:08 o’clock P.M., the President announced that the next agenda item for the Board of Education was a public hearing (the “Hearing”) to receive public comments on the proposal to sell bonds in the amount of $2,000,000 for the purpose of conforming its existing facilities that house students to the building code promulgated by the State Board of Education of the State of Illinois, by altering, reconstructing and repairing said facilities and having equipment purchased and installed therein (the “Bonds”) and explained that all persons desiring to be heard would have an opportunity to present written or oral testimony with respect thereto.
The President opened the discussion and explained that the reasons for the proposed issuance of the Bonds were as follows: roof replacement over Union Hall and the auditorium, door replacements for damaged doors, restroom renovations, replacement of the fire alarm system and any other items required to repair or replace that are in violation of Health, Life Safety rules and regulations.
Whereupon the President asked for additional comments from the members of the Board of Education. Additional comments were made by the following: None
Whereupon the President asked for any written testimony concerning the proposed issuance of the Bonds to be read into the record by the Secretary. Written testimony given by the following: None.
Whereupon the President asked for oral testimony or any public comments concerning the proposed issuance of the Bonds. Statements were made by the following: Tim King, financial consultant, who spoke in regards to the district’s current financial situation, explained the district’s current debt limitations, explained the purpose of health, life-safety bonds and discussed repayment options.
The President then announced that all persons desiring to be heard had been given an opportunity to present oral and written testimony with respect to the proposed issuance of the Bonds.
Member Housman moved and Member Hughey seconded the motion that the Hearing be finally adjourned.
After a full discussion thereof, the President directed that the roll be called for a vote upon the motion.
Upon the roll being called, the following members voted AYE: Hughey, Reach, McGrath, Blakely, Edwards and Housman. The following members voted NAY: None
Whereupon the President declared the motion carried and the Hearing was finally adjourned.
Other business not pertinent to the conduct of the Hearing was duly transacted at said meeting.
Upon motion duly made, seconded and carried, the meeting was adjourned at 7:43 p.m.