Bloomington School District 87 Board met October 10.
Bloomington School District 87 Board met Oct. 10.
Here is the minutes provided by the board:
The Board of Education of the Bloomington Public Schools, School District 87, McLean County, Illinois, met in Regular Session.
Ms. Wilma Gleason, Board Secretary, established a quorum and the following Members were present: Ms. Brigette Beasley, Ms. Elizabeth Fox Anvick, Mrs. Tammy Houtzel, Mr. Charles Irwin, Mrs. Mary Yount, and Mr. Jim Almeda, Board President.
Present from the administrative staff were Dr. Barry
Reilly, Dr. Herschel Hannah, Dr. Diane Wolf, and Dr. Colin Manahan.
It was moved by Ms. Fox Anvick, seconded by Mrs. Yount, that the Board approve the September 26, 2018 Regular Board Minutes. Upon a roll call vote, all Members present voted “Aye”. Motion carried.
It was moved by Ms. Beasley, seconded by Mr. Irwin, that the Board approve the September 26, 2018 Closed Session Board Minutes. Upon a roll call vote, all Members present voted “Aye”. Motion carried.
Dr. Reilly thanked Sheridan custodians, Shark Council, Chris Holt, Dr. Manahan, Mrs. Jen McGowan (Principal) for their involvement with hosting the Board meeting at Sheridan.
Mr. Almeda attended a Board Policy Committee meeting.
Ms. Beasley attended the Hall of Fame banquet, two BHS football games, Sheridan parade, City of Bloomington’s City Council meeting where District 87 received a beautification award from the city.
Ms. Fox Anvick attended a Parent Engagement committee meeting with Dr. Wolf and Mrs. Houtzel, Hall of Fame banquet, BHS football game, Washington PTA meeting, Sheridan parade, City Council meeting, Principal’s Read at Bloomington Public Library where Mrs. Behrends-Harr (Sarah Raymond School of Early Education Principal) read, and a BHS soccer game.
Mrs. Houtzel attended the Parent Engagement committee meeting, BHS football game, and the Hall of Fame banquet.
Mr. Irwin attended the Hall of Fame banquet, BHS football game, Promise Council event to accept a check from State Farm, BHS’ Purple Pride Awards, and the Sheridan parade.
Mr. Wylie attended the Hall of Fame banquet and BHS football game.
Mrs. Yount attended BHS football game, Hall of Fame banquet, and City Council meeting. She gave a shout out to BHS for their online scheduling for parent teacher conferences.
Mrs. Jen McGowan escorted the Board to Ms. Garrett’s 2nd grade classroom for a presentation. Upon their return, she presented “A Day in the Life of a Shark” power point.
Dr. Reilly presented the Board Policy Manual for 1st reading. The Board will review this at the next three Board meetings, with voting for approval at the December Board meeting. Please let Dr. Reilly know if you have questions and/or recommended changes.
It was moved by Mrs. Houtzel, seconded by Ms. Fox Anvick, that the Board approve the Consent Agenda (Human Resources Report, Bills, FOIA Report, Payroll, Treasurer’s Report). Upon a roll call vote, all Members present voted “Aye”. Motion carried. (See with Original Minutes, 10-10-18/1)
Dr. Reilly informed the Board of the following:
1. Dr. Reilly attended the following events:
A. Hall of Fame banquet
B.He appreciated Chuck attending Promise Council event at Pepper Ridge (they received $25,000 to target mentoring).
C. LUDA’s fall conference in Chicago. How to recruit and retain millennials, and Illinois’ teacher shortage were two of the items discussed.
D.City Council meeting - thanks to Dr. Manahan, Custodial and Maintenance staff, Francois & Associates, Board of Education, former Board of Education members, and former Superintendent Dr. Robert Nielsen for their work in ensuring District 87’s facilities are attractive and up-to-date.
E. Economic Development Council’s dinner where the CEO of Rivian spoke.
2. He will attend the IASB Corn Belt division meeting at
Prairie Central Thursday, October 11th with Board members and the Irving Scholarship Luncheon October 19th at 11:00
3.He attended many of the events the Board attended.
District 87 students are busy; the athletic teams are doing great, and students are getting ready for concerts and productions.
It was moved by Ms. Beasley, seconded by Mrs. Yount, to approve the National Principals Month Resolution. Upon a roll call vote, all Members present voted “Aye.” Motion carried. (See with Original Minutes, 10-10-18/2)
It was moved by Ms. Fox Anvick, seconded by Ms. Beasley, to move into Closed Session for the purpose of:
The appointment, employment, compensation, discipline, performance, or dismissal of specific employees of the public body or legal counsel for the public body, including hearing testimony on a complaint lodged against an employee of the public body or against legal counsel for the public body to determine its validity and to adjourn this meeting of the Board of Education. Upon a roll call vote, all Members present voted “Aye.” Motion carried. The meeting adjourned at 7:30 p.m.