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From:              Administration Office


Date:               October 5, 2017


Pledge of Allegiance


Adoption of Agenda

The agenda of the October 4, 2017 board meeting was approved as presented.


Approval of Minutes

The minutes of the Regular Board meeting of September 20, 2017 were approved as presented.


Public Hearing

Hearing on 2018 Budgets, Bus Replacement Plan and Capital Projects Fund Plan was held.


Reports:  Superintendent – Mr. Dennis Chambers

  1. Mr. Chambers reported that we will be accepting bids for the removal of waste water and the removal of our current treatment plant after we hook up to the new sewer system. Information on bids is available on the Cowan website.  The Board will award the bid at the November 1st board meeting.  The sewer project is still anticipated to be completed by the middle of November.     
  2. Mr. Chambers, Mike Downham and Paul Hansard attended the ISBA Fall Conference on Monday, October 2, 2017.  
  3. Mr. Chambers asked the Board to be thinking about what goals they would like to have for the 2017-18 Superintendent’s evaluation.  There was discussion and Mr. Chambers will write something up to be approved at the next board meeting.  
  4. Professional Leave requests approved by the Superintendent as of September 29, 2017 were presented.   

 Opportunity for Public Comments

(No negative comments toward Corporation employees are permitted during the public meeting.  Alleged misconduct by a Corporation employee is to be addressed in an Executive session of the Board following meeting with appropriate members of the Administration.)

Mr. Kris Mace expressed concern regarding overall security.   



Business Office Recommendations


Treasurer’s Report and Approval of Claim Docket

The claims #14263 to #14328 and the payroll for September 22, 2017 as listed in Appendix #1825 were approved for payment.    




The Board approved a medical leave for Sarah Brewer through November 1, 2017.


The Board approved an extended medical leave for Amy Murphy through October 19, 2017.  She will remain in the teacher evaluation system.



The Board approved the resignation of Shelby Reser effective November 3, 2017.


Opportunity for Board Communication:

Mr. Paul Hansard highly encouraged Mr. Chambers to make it a goal to add a third position in the administration office.  He also commented that negotiations went well and that everyone worked well together.


Mr. Alan Wright commented that he would like to take a look into the student reading program.    



The October 4, 2017 regular board meeting was adjourned at 7:18 p.m.


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Highlights of October 4, 2017

Highlights of September 20, 2017

Highlights of September 6, 2017

Highlights of August 16, 2017

Highlights of August 2, 2017

Highlights of July 19, 2017