February 19 2019

 

 

Special Education District

Franklin and Jefferson Counties

                             

 

Executive Board Minutes                                                                                                        February 19, 2019

 

The Executive Board of the Special Education District of Franklin and Jefferson Counties met in regular session on Tuesday, February 19, 2019. The meeting was held in the Conference Room at the Franklin-Jefferson Counties Special Education Office, Benton, IL.  Chairman Henry called the meeting to order at 9:00 a.m. Roll was taken by the recording secretary, and a quorum was established.  All listed Executive Board Members were physically present. 

 

Executive Board Present:                                                           Executive Board Absent:

Tammy McCollum, Akin #91                                                       Mike Green, Waltonville #1

Brock Harris, Thompsonville #174                                              Gina Ilbery, Field #3

Dave Larkin, Woodlawn Unit #209                                              Alette Lawrence, Mt. Vernon #80  

Craig Kujawa, Bethel #82                                                             Dana Waggoner, Farrington #99                                                                     Richard          Towers, Christopher #99                                                Chris McCann, Spring Garden #178             

Aaron Mattox, Benton #103                                                         Jeff Fritchtnitch, Mt. Vernon #201

Steve Smith, Benton #47                                                               Mark Miller, Opdyke-Belle Rive #5              

Quent Hamilton, Zeigler-Royalton #188                                    

Jason Henry, Sesser-Valier #196

Erik Estill, Rome #2

Tammy Beckham, McClellan #12

Kristin Ing, Ewing-Northern #115

Stuart Parks, Grand Prairie #6

Mike Denault, Summersville #79

Shane Gordon, Bluford #318

 

 

Aministrative Staff:                                                                     Guest:

Jera Pieper, Director, FJSPED #801                                                           Ron Daniels, ROE #13                                                            Andrea Kelley, Treasurer, FJSPED #801                                                       

Lori McNeal, Bookkeeper, FJSPED #801                                                                                                                                                                                       

 

Consent Agenda:

Stuart Parks moved to approve the Consent Agenda, which included:

   (a) Approve the Minutes of Regular Meeting of January 15, 2019

   (b) Approve the Payment of Bills

   (c) Approve the Treasurer’s Report

    

Dave Larkin seconded the Motion.  Upon roll call being called the following vote was recorded: 

 

Voting for the Motion: Dave Larkin, Tammy Beckham, Mike Denault, Tammy McCollum,

Brock Harris, Craig Kujawa, Erik Estill, Quent Hamilton, Jason Henry, Aaron Mattox,

Kristin Ing, Richard Towers, Steve Smith, Shane Gordon, Stuart Parks.

 

Voting against the Motion: None

 

Motion Carried.

 

Personnel:  

 Hiring of Personnel:

A motion was made by Craig Kujawa, seconded by Erik Estill to approve Taryn Zapp as a Certified Teacher. A roll call vote was taken.

 

Voting for the Motion: Dave Larkin, Tammy Beckham, Mike Denault, Tammy McCollum,

Brock Harris, Craig Kujawa, Erik Estill, Quent Hamilton, Jason Henry, Aaron Mattox,

Kristin Ing, Richard Towers, Steve Smith, Shane Gordon, Stuart Parks.

 

Voting against the Motion: None

 

Motion Carried.

 

A motion was made by Aaron Mattox, seconded by Dave Larkin to approve Kaci Kirkpatrick as an Ed Tech. A roll call vote was taken.

 

Voting for the Motion: Dave Larkin, Tammy Beckham, Mike Denault, Tammy McCollum,

Brock Harris, Craig Kujawa, Erik Estill, Quent Hamilton, Jason Henry, Aaron Mattox,

Kristin Ing, Richard Towers, Steve Smith, Shane Gordon, Stuart Parks.

 

Voting against the Motion: None

 

Motion Carried.

 

Director Employment Contract:

A motion to approve the employment contract(s) as presented for Director of Special Education, Jera Pieper was made by Tammy Beckham, seconded by Stuart Parks. A roll call vote was taken.

 

Voting for the Motion: Dave Larkin, Tammy Beckham, Mike Denault, Tammy McCollum,

Brock Harris, Craig Kujawa, Erik Estill, Quent Hamilton, Jason Henry, Aaron Mattox,

Kristin Ing, Richard Towers, Steve Smith, Shane Gordon, Stuart Parks.

 

Voting against the Motion: None

 

Motion Carried.

 

A motion to approve the amended employment contract for Director of Special Education Jera Pieper was made by Kristin Ing, seconded by Quent Hamilton. A roll call vote was taken.

 

Voting for the Motion: Dave Larkin, Tammy Beckham, Mike Denault, Tammy McCollum,

Brock Harris, Craig Kujawa, Erik Estill, Quent Hamilton, Jason Henry, Aaron Mattox,

Kristin Ing, Richard Towers, Steve Smith, Shane Gordon, Stuart Parks.

 

Voting against the Motion: None

 

Motion Carried.

 

 

Old Business:  None

 

 

New Business:

Consider a lease between FJSPED #801 and Spero Services:

A motion to approve the agreement between FJSPED & Spero was made by Aaron Mattox, seconded by Mike Denault. A roll call vote was taken.

 

Voting for the Motion: Dave Larkin, Tammy Beckham, Mike Denault, Tammy McCollum,

Brock Harris, Craig Kujawa, Erik Estill, Quent Hamilton, Jason Henry, Aaron Mattox,

Kristin Ing, Richard Towers, Steve Smith, Shane Gordon, Stuart Parks.

 

Voting against the Motion: None

 

Motion Carried.

 

 

Director’s Report:   

Jera Pieper presented information regarding professional development opportunities for Trauma Train the Trainer and Behavior Interventions workshop. Information regarding the Superintendent verification of iStar data was shared as well.

 

                                                           

Other:  

Dr. Henry reminded the board of the upcoming Governing Board Meeting on March 26, 2019 at FJSPED at 6:30p.m.

 

Adjournment:

At 9:12 a.m. a motion to adjourn was made by Dave Larkin, seconded by Shane Gordon. 

 

The motion carried with a voice vote of all ayes, with nays being none.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Jason Henry, Chairman                                                  Richard Towers, Secretary