Chester Community Unit School District 139 Board met September 10.
Chester Community Unit School District 139 Board met Sept. 10.
Here is the minutes provided by the Board:
The Board of Education of Chester Community Unit School District No. 139 met in the Chester Community Grade School Conference Room on September 10, 2018. President Hammel called the Special Meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. Members present: Dan Colvis, Tom Welge, Chuck Fricke, Mitch Hammel. Members absent: Trent Vasquez, Debi Caraway, Jamie Eggemeyer
Superintendent Pasero described the incident involving Jason Parrish, his son, and another student. Mr. Pasero stated that his son and the other student were arguing, which led to the student hitting his son twice. Parrish’s son found Mr. Parrish and the two approached the other student. Mr. Parrish asked for his name to which the student responded with only a first name. Superintendent Pasero went on to state that Mr. Parrish then told his son to attack the other student using a racial slur in the process. Mr. Pasero said that about that same time Principal Meyer arrived and pulled Parrish’s son away from the other student, letting him know that he would need to leave the premises. Parrish’s son asked if they could gather their things first and Mrs. Meyer approved. After several minutes passed, Mrs. Meyer approached Mr. Parrish and his son, again instructing them to leave to which Mr. Parrish protested. Mrs. Meyer then walked both Mr. Parrish and his son out of the football field area.
Mr. Parrish responded to allegations presented, stating that he and his son did approach the other student to find out his name for the purpose of reporting the other student to Principal Meyer. Mr. Parrish stated that he did not use a racial slur. Mr. Parrish stated that he only offered his son the option of reporting the other student to administration but that his son began punching the other student instead. Mr. Parrish also stated he had been told by an acquaintance the other student has a history of making claims of racial injustice.
Mr. Fricke motioned to approve a resolution barring Jason Parrish from extra-curricular events, both home and away, for a period of one calendar year. Mr. Colvis seconded the motion. Upon roll call all members voted yea. 4 yea, 0 nay, 3 absent; motion carried.
Motion was made by Mr. Colvis and seconded by Mr. Fricke to adjourn the special meeting at 7:09 p.m. Upon roll call all members voted yea. 4 yea, 0 nay, 3 absent; motion carried.
The next REGULAR MEETING of the Board of Education will be held on Thursday, September 20, 2018, directly following the BUDGET HEARING at 7:00 p.m. in the Chester Community Grade School Conference Room, 650 Opdyke Street, Chester, IL 62233.