Red Bud Community Unit School District #132 Board of Education met October 20.
Red Bud Community Unit School District #132 Board of Education met October 20.
Here is the minutes as provided by the Board:
The Board of Education of Red Bud Community Unit School District No. 132, Randolph, Monroe and St. Clair Counties, Illinois, met for the Red Bud School District #132 regular meeting on Thursday, October 20 2016, at the hour of 7:00 p.m. in the media center of Red Bud High School, at which time and place there were present the following officers and members of the Board:
Diane Schoenbeck, President Norbert Kassing, Vice-President Abby Carter, Secretary Robert Doty Larry Gielow David Goetting Rick Stenzel
Present : Randy Battas Kim Schaefer
Dustin Nail Jonathan Tallman Rob Pipher George Wilkerson Ellie Rush
Visitors: Chase Bauer Danielle Miller
Stephan Bauer Isaac Miller Collin Doiron Bob Moore Kelly Doiron Courtney Nieweglowski Frederick Grohmann Drew Schneider Mary Koester Chad Stolte Stephanie Koester Lucy Stolte Sophia Koesterer Alex Suhre
Educate, Encourage, Empower, Every Student, Every Day
1. Opening of Meeting 1.1 The meeting was called to order with roll call. 1.2 There were no public Comments. 1.3 Mr. Goetting moved to approve the Agenda as presented. Seconded by Mr. Kassing. Roll call vote: Goetting, aye; Kassing, aye; Carter, aye; Doty, aye; Gielow, aye; Schoenbeck, aye; Stenzel, aye. No nays. Motion carried.
2. Consent Agenda 2.1 Mr. Kassing moved to approve the Consent Agenda as presented. 2.2 Minutes from September 20, 2016 2.3 Perandoe Minutes, Personnel, and Bills dated 10/12/16
Meeting called to order – Roll call
Approve consent agenda
2.4 Budget report 2.5 Activity Fund Reports 2.6 District Bullying Policy 2.7 Correspondence: Seconded by Mr. Gielow. Roll call vote: Kassing, aye; Gielow, aye; Carter, aye; Doty, aye; Goetting, aye; Schoenbeck, aye; Stenzel, aye. No nays. Motion carried.
3. Recognition of Guests 3.1 Bob Moore presented the Annual Financial Report for FY16. He commented that Red Bud is at the top of the ranks with a 4.0 rating. He stated that the District is in great financial shape. Mr. Tallman expressed appreciation to Mr. Moore for his services to the District.
3.2 The RBES Cross Country Team Coach, Stephanie Koester and students, Isaac Miller and Lucy Stolte were present for the meeting. Ms. Koester explained that this was the first year for the team at the Elementary School. They had a great year with 8 students participating in 10 meets. They look forward to next year’s season.
3.3 Mr. Drew Schneider, RBHS Girls’ Golf Coach, presented Sophia Koesterer as a sectional qualifier. Mr. Pipher, on behalf of Terry Meyer, RBHS Boys’ Golf Coach, presented the team of Chase Bauer, Collin Donjon, Stephan Bauer, Frederick Grohmann, and Alex Suhre. The boys advanced to sectional as a team. Appreciation to Tony Meechai for his coaching assistance during the summer.
4. Items of Business 4.1 Mr. Gielow moved to approve the Treasurer's Report for September 2016 as presented. Seconded by Mr. Doty. Roll call vote: Gielow, aye; Doty, aye; Carter, aye; Goetting, aye; Kassing, aye; Schoenbeck, aye; Stenzel, aye. No nays. Motion carried.
4.2 Dr. Stenzel moved to approve the Payment of Bills for October 2016 as presented. Seconded by Mr. Doty. Roll call vote: Stenzel, aye; Doty, aye; Carter, aye; Gielow, aye; Goetting, aye; Kassing, aye; Schoenbeck, aye. No nays. Motion carried.
4.3 Mr. Gielow moved to approve the District Financial Audit for June 30, 2016. Seconded by Mr. Kassing. Roll call vote: Gielow, aye; Kassing, aye; Carter, aye; Doty, aye; Goetting, aye; Schoenbeck, aye; Stenzel, aye. No nays. Motion carried.
4.4 Mr. Doty moved to approve an FFA overnight trip to the 360 Conference in Bloomington in November. Seconded by Dr. Stenzel. Roll call vote: Doty, aye; Stenzel, aye; Carter, aye; Doty, aye; Gielow, aye; Goetting, aye; Kassing, aye; Schoenbeck, aye. No nays. Motion carried.
4.5 Mr. Kassing moved to approve FMLA for Terry Donjon. Seconded by Mrs. Carter. Roll call vote: Kassing, aye; Carter, aye; Doty, aye; Gielow, aye; Goetting, aye; Schoenbeck, aye; Stenzel, aye. No nays. Motion carried.
4.6 Dr. Stenzel moved to approve the Facilities Sales Tax Intergovernmental Agreement with the Regional Office of Education for Monroe County. Seconded by Mr. Goetting. Roll call vote: Stenzel, aye; Goetting, aye; Carter, aye; Doty, aye; Gielow, aye; Kassing, aye; Schoenbeck, aye. No nays. Motion carried.
4.7 Mr. Dustin Nail reported on the District Curriculum Prioritization. Administration is updating the curriculum mapping process and reviewing the Illinois Learning Standards. Since there are so many standards, a process needs to be developed to prioritize them in an order that will be most beneficial for the District. They are discussing what learning is essential at each level. Mr. Tallman commended Mr. Nail for his work with this project.
4.8 Mr. Tallman reported on his attendance at the State Superintendent Conference. He attended sessions on student innovative learning, digital strategies in the classroom, connecting with the community, school security, and the affordable care act.
5. Executive Session 5.1 There was no Executive Session
6. Action from Executive Session 6.1 Dr. Stenzel moved to approve the hiring of Charlie Fox as a volunteer assistant high school basketball coach. Seconded by Mr. Kassing. Roll call vote: Stenzel, aye; Kassing, aye; Carter, aye; Doty, aye; Gielow, nay; Goetting, aye; Schoenbeck, aye. One nay, six ayes. Motion carried.
6.2 Mr. Kassing moved to approve the resignation of Dave Lucht as high school head softball coach. Seconded by Mr. Gielow. Roll call vote: Kassing, aye; Gielow, aye; Carter, aye; Doty, aye; Goetting, aye; Schoenbeck, aye; Stenzel, aye. No nays. Motion carried.
7. Administrator's Reports 7.1 Elementary School - Ms. Ellie Rush presented a written report including the following:
• RBES will have the First Extraordinary Royal Assembly on November 4th. This is a school-wide assembly dedicated to specific individuals from each grade level who have been nominated by the teachers. Mr. Wilkerson explained that the assembly will include dress-up and a red carpet. Signs will be put in the yards at the homes of the “extraordinary royals”. This will be awarded quarterly.
• There have been great meetings and discussions during the Staff Development Days, School Improvement Plan days, and Teacher In-Service days. The staff have collaborated and are working with Mr. Nail on priority standards, seeking out other resources to help engage students and for achievement.
• Check out Twitter or Facebook for many cool happenings in the classrooms with technology.
• Upcoming Events: Boys and Girls Basketball games; Report Cards– October 21; Parent/Teacher Conferences– October 25 and 27; Dental Safari– November 1; Hoops for a Cure game– November 5th; Language Arts Festival– November 22
7.2 High School - Mr. Rob Pipher presented a written report including the following:
• The topics discussed on the school improvement day on 9/23 were: 1) Past workings of the faculty committees - organizational, technology, and instruction and setting future goals for each committee. 2) Each individual teacher developed two goals for themself. One goal was related to technology and the other a general goal. Both tied into an aspect of the evaluation plan. Mr. Pipher will be able to monitor and support teachers in pursuit of their two goals throughout the year.
• RBHS had a very successful College and Career night on October 3 in the main gym. There were 50 college/trade school/apprenticeship representatives in attendance. There were 100 students and parents from RBHS and other surrounding schools in attendance. By moving to the main gym, the number of representatives increased from 40 to 50. Plans are for even more growth in the future. Appreciation to Mrs. Shelly Jokerst and Mrs. Sharon Koester for their time and efforts to plan a successful event for the students and parents.
• Mr. Pipher attended the Southwestern Illinois Regional Leadership and Development Committee Meeting. Students honored as future leaders were seniors Frederick Grohmann and Kendra Shepard. Teachers, Tammy Herbert and Terry Meyer also attended the presentation about the solar eclipse next summer.
• The industrial technology students attended Manufacturing Day sponsored by the SWIC Granite City campus on October 14. Fifty RBHS students joined approximately 1,200 area students to learn about the industrial technology program at SWIC and the career opportunities this type of training will provide students. The students then went to St. Louis to tour the plant/shop area of MDA. They were able to see the training in action and talk to employees about their career advancement. Mr. Pipher attended with the group and received several compliments from SWIC staff and business people about the professionalism and behavior of the students. Thank you to Mr. Piel for planning this trip and preparing the students for it.
• RBHS is hosting a town hall meeting Tuesday, October 18 in the library. The meeting will focus on teen drinking in Randolph county and ways we can combat the increased rate of drinking by teenagers,
7.3 Curriculum - Mr. Dustin Nail presented a written report including the following:
• Tech “Walks”- Administrators in both buildings have been using google forms to complete “Tech Walks” in their buildings. This process has been put in place to evaluate the amount and type of instructional technology used in both buildings. Feedback will be used to help plan future staff development as it relates to technology.
• PSAT- All juniors at RBHS participated in PSAT testing on October 19th. This practice test was given based on the recommendation of a committee of teachers, administrators, and students. One goal of this test is to help prepare students for the state-wide test that will be given in April. Teachers and administrators will also be able to use the data when making instructional decisions.
• PARCC- The preliminary results from last year’s PARCC exams were received. Currently, we are working to identify gaps between our current curriculum and tested standards. Official results will not be release until November. Administration will provide a full report when the scores are officially released.
• Grade level meetings were held to address the narrowing of standards in math. Teachers and administration met to continue the work that started with the curriculum mapping process. These groups are working to identify priority standards, which will best prepare the students for future success.
7.4 Other – Mr. Randy Battas reported that there are a few windows on backorder. The project
will be completed as soon as they are received and installed. Since the beginning of summer Mr. Battas has been doing lead testing of the district water. All water is below acceptable levels.
7.5 Mr. Jonathan Tallman reported that it is the responsibility of the cooperative members of
the Career Center of Southern Illinois to fund transportation and maintenance improvements through the 2017-2018 year. For many years, the LPN program brought in sufficient revenue to cover these expenditures. As of lately, the revenues for that program have decreased. In the near future, the district may be asked to assist in some funding. Mr. Tallman commented that October is National Principal’s Month. He commended his building administrators for being strong instructional leaders for the district. He expressed appreciation to them for their service.
8.1 The meeting was adjourned at 7:52. All in favor.