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Sparta Community Unit School District 140 Board of Education met August 8

By South West Illinois News Reports | Nov 13, 2019

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Sparta Community Unit School District 140 Board of Education met Aug. 8.

Here is the minutes provided by the board:

The regular meeting was called to order at 7:01 p.m. by President Corey Rheinecker and upon the roll being called, Corey Rheinecker and the following members of the Board of Education answered present: Angela Craig, Howard Gallois, Kevin Holliday, Kenneth Kempfer, Jennifer Morgan and Alan Young. Absent: none. Others present were: Superintendent Dr. Gabrielle Schwemmer; Recording Secretary Tina Witherby; Principals Scott Beckley, Chris Miesner and Amy Price; and members of the faculty and press (County Journal).

Board President Corey Rheinecker led everyone in the Pledge of Allegiance.

With no public comment requests, the meeting continued.

Kevin Holliday moved; Howard Gallois seconded to approve the minutes of the July 11, 2019, regular meeting as presented. Roll call vote. Yeas: Holliday, Gallois, Kempfer, Morgan, Young, Craig and Rheinecker. Nays: none. Motion carried.

Angela Craig moved; Howard Gallois seconded to approve the Bills, Payroll, Cash Flow and Fund Balances as presented. Roll call vote. Yeas: Craig, Gallois, Holliday, Kempfer, Morgan, Young and Rheinecker. Nays: none. Motion carried.

The next board meeting will be September 12, 2019, at 7 p.m. at the Sparta Lincoln School.

Principal Scott Beckley presented the SAT/PSAT results. Out of 74 freshmen, 76% improved their overall score. Out of 69 juniors, 68% improved their overall score. The online registration process was used this year.

Chris Miesner, Principal of Evansville Attendance Center reported that his new teachers attended professional development offered by the district. The Lime Energy project is almost completed.

Sparta Lincoln School Principal Amy Price reported that Kindergarten Parent Orientation had been held. The gymnasium floor will be sealed tomorrow.

Dr. Schwemmer reported that a cart for chrome books was purchased for Sparta Lincoln School Music Department. The district has offered professional development for teachers. Donna Whyte will be at the district for two days. NWEA also gave a basic overview of the assessment system. Open house will be held at all schools on Monday with a block party from 6-8 p.m.

Howard Gallois moved; Kevin Holliday seconded to rescind the employment of Alexis Keller as English/Language Arts Teacher at Sparta High School per her request. Roll call vote. Yeas: Gallois, Holliday, Kempfer, Morgan, Young, Craig and Rheinecker. Nays: none. Motion carried.

Kevin Holliday moved; Jennifer Morgan seconded to approve the FY 2020 Tentative Budget, to establish the Public Hearing on the Budget which will be held prior to the September 2019 board meeting, to publish notice of the Public Hearing and to display the FY 2020 Tentative Budget in the district office for 30 days. Roll call vote. Yeas: Holliday, Morgan, Gallois, Kempfer, Young and Rheinecker. Nays: Craig. Motion carried.

Angela Craig moved; Jennifer Morgan seconded to adopt Instruction Policies #6:255 Assemblies and Ceremonies; #6:260 Complaints About Curriculum, Instructional Materials and Programs; #6:270 Guidance and Counseling Program; #6:280 Grading and Promotion; #6:290 Homework; #6:300 Graduation Requirements; #6:310 High School Credit for Non-District Experiences; Course Substitutions; Re-entering Students; #6:315 High School Credit for Students in Grade 7 or 8; #6:320 High School Credit for Proficiency; #6:330 Achievement and Awards; #6:340 Student Testing and Assessment Program; and General School Administration Policy #3:30E Organizational Chart and General School Administration Policy #3:70-AP Administrative Procedure–Succession Plan.as presented. Roll call vote. Yeas: Craig, Morgan, Gallois, Holliday, Kempfer, Young and Rheinecker. Nays: none. Motion carried.

First readings were held for Student Policies #7:10 Equal Educational Opportunities; #7:15 Student and Family Privacy Rights; #7:20 Harassment of Students Prohibited; #7:30 Student Assignment and Intra-District Transfer; #7:40 Nonpublic School Students, Including Parochial and Home-Schooled Students; #7:50 School Admissions and Student Transfer To and From Non-District Schools.

Kevin Holliday moved; Angela Craig seconded to enter into closed session at 7:22 p.m. to discuss items related to the appointment, employment, compensation, discipline, performance, or dismissal of specific employees of the public body and to discuss collective negotiating matters between the public body and its employees or their representatives, or deliberations concerning salary schedules for one or more classes of employees. Roll call vote. Yeas: Holliday, Craig, Gallois, Kempfer, Morgan, Young and Rheinecker. Nays: none. Motion carried.

Howard Gallois moved; Angela Craig seconded to come out of executive session at 8:31 p.m. Roll call vote. Yeas: Gallois, Craig, Holliday, Kempfer, Morgan, Young and Rheinecker. Nays: none. Motion carried.

Jennifer Morgan moved; Howard Gallois seconded to approve the executive session minutes as presented for the July 11, 2019, meeting. Roll call vote. Yeas: Morgan, Gallois, Holliday, Kempfer, Morgan, Young and Rheinecker. Nays: none. Motion carried.

Jennifer Morgan moved; Howard Gallois seconded to employ Tishia Nichols as a Full-Time Teacher with the District for the 2019-2020 school year with 12 years of experience subject to and contingent upon successful completion of a criminal history background check, physical, drug screening and proper licensure. Roll call vote. Yeas: Morgan, Gallois, Holliday, Kempfer, Young, Craig and Rheinecker. Nays: none. Motion carried.

Jennifer Morgan moved; Howard Gallois seconded to employ Theresa Schanz as a Full-Time Teacher with the District for the 2019-2020 school year with no years of experience subject to and contingent upon successful completion of a criminal history background check, physical, drug screening and proper licensure. Roll call vote. Yeas: Gallois, Craig, Holliday, Kempfer, Morgan, Young, and Rheinecker. Nays: none. Motion carried.

Jennifer Morgan moved; Angela Craig seconded to employ Kelly Green as a Full-Time Teacher with the District for the 2019-2020 school year with 13 years of experience subject to and contingent upon successful completion of a criminal history background check, physical, drug screening and proper licensure. Roll call vote. Yeas: Morgan, Craig, Gallois, Holliday, Kempfer and Young. Nays: Rheinecker. Motion carried.

Howard Gallois moved; Jennifer Morgan seconded to approve Julie Tiemann as a Volunteer Assistant Cross Country Coach at Evansville Attendance Center for the 2019-2020 school year. Roll call vote. Yeas: Gallois, Morgan, Holliday, Kempfer, Young, Craig and Rheinecker. Nays: none. Motion carried.

Angela Craig moved; Jennifer Morgan seconded to approve Michael Hall as an Assistant Football Coach at Sparta High School for the 2019-2020 school year subject to and contingent upon successful completion of a criminal history background check. Roll call vote. Yeas: Craig, Morgan, Gallois, Holliday, Kempfer, Young and Rheinecker. Nays: none. Motion carried.

Kevin Holliday moved; Howard Gallois seconded to approve Benitez Brown as an Assistant Football Coach at Sparta High School for the 2019-2020 school year subject to and contingent upon successful completion of a criminal history background check. Roll call vote. Yeas: Craig, Gallois, Holliday, Morgan and Rheinecker. Nays: Kempfer and Young. Motion carried.

Angela Craig moved; Jennifer Morgan seconded to approve Staci Kramper as a Co-Sponsor for the Honors Banquet at Sparta High School for the 2019-2020 school year. Roll call vote. Yeas: Craig, Morgan, Gallois, Holliday, Kempfer, Young and Rheinecker. Nays: none. Motion carried.

Jennifer Morgan moved; Howard Gallois seconded to approve Zac Drumwright as a Volunteer Assistant Baseball Coach at Sparta Lincoln School for the 2019-2020 school year. Roll call vote. Yeas: Morgan, Gallois, Holliday, Kempfer, Young, Craig and Rheinecker. Nays: none. Motion carried.

Kevin Holliday moved; Angela Craig seconded to approve Ryan Pillers as a Volunteer Cross Country Coach at Sparta Lincoln School for the 2019-2020 school year subject to and contingent upon successful completion of a criminal history background check. Roll call vote. Yeas: Craig, Holliday, Morgan and Rheinecker. Nays: Gallois, Kempfer and Young. Motion carried.

Angela Craig moved; Howard Gallois seconded to adjourn the meeting at 8:39 p.m. Roll call vote: Yeas: Craig, Gallois, Holliday, Kempfer, Morgan, Young and Rheinecker. Nays: none. Motion carried.

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