August 21, 2018 Minutes

Special Education District

Franklin and Jefferson Counties

                                            

Executive Board Minutes                                                                                                             August 21, 2018

 

The Executive Board of the Special Education District of Franklin and Jefferson Counties met in regular session on Tuesday, August 21, 2018. The meeting was held at the Franklin-Jefferson Co. Special Education Conference Room, Benton, IL, with Chairman Jason Henry presiding. 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:

Steve Smith, Benton Grade $47                                                   Gina Ilbery, Field #3

Dana Waggoner, Farrington #99                                                 Mark Miller, Opdyke, Belle Rive #5

Dave Larkin, Woodlawn Unit #209                                             Mike Denault, Summersville #79

Quent Hamilton, Zeigler-Royalton #188                                     Chris McCann, Spring Garden #178

Brock Harris, Thompsonville #174                                              Jeff Fritchtnitch, Mt. Vernon #201

Craig Kujawa, Bethel #82                                                                                                                                         Aletta Lawrence, Mt. Vernon #80                                             

Richard Towers, Christopher #99                                                

Tammy Beckham, McClellan #12                                                                                

Jason Henry, Sesser-Valier #196

Erik Estill, Rome #2

Aaron Mattox, Benton High #103

Tammy McCollum, Akin #91

Kristin Ing, Ewing-Northern #115

Alan Estes, Waltonville #1

Stuart Parks, Grand Prairie #6

Shane Gordon, Bluford #318

 

                                                           

Administrative Staff:                                                                  Guests:

Jera Pieper, Associate Director, FJSPED #801                           Rowdy Fatheree Mt. Vernon #201                

Andrea Kelley, Treasurer, FJSPED #801                                    Ron Daniels, ROE # 13

Lori McNeal, Bookkeeper, FJSPED #801    

                                                                                                                                                             

Consent Agenda:

Steve Smith moved to approve the Consent Agenda, which included:

 

   (a) Approve the Minutes of Regular Meeting of July 17, 2018

   (b) Approve the Payment of Bills

   (c) Approve the Treasurer’s Report

   (d) Approve Resolution Authorizing Interfund Loan

   (e) Approve Partnership Agreement with SIUC for Southern Region EC Programs

   (f) Approve Agreement for Hearing Impaired Teacher with Williamson County

      

Stuart Parks seconded the Motion.  Upon roll call the following vote was recorded: 

 

Voting for the Motion: Steve Smith, Tammy McCollum, Richard Towers, Aaron Mattox, Kristin Ing, Brock Harris, Quent Hamilton, Jason Henry, Alan Estes, Erik Estill, Stuart Parks, Tammy Beckham, Aletta Lawrence, Craig Kujawa, Dana Waggoner, Dave Larkin, Shane Gordon.

 

Voting against the Motion: None

 

Motion Carried.

 

 

 

 

 

Personnel:

               Acknowledge Resignations:

A motion to approve the resignation of Morgan Smith, LBS1 Teacher, and Janis Rexing, Paraprofessional, was made by Aaron Mattox, seconded by Richard Towers.

 

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

 

               Hiring of Personnel:

A motion to hire Brenda Cowling, Paraprofessional, was made by Steve Smith, seconded by Craig Kujawa. A roll call vote was taken.

 

Voting for the Motion: Steve Smith, Tammy McCollum, Richard Towers, Aaron Mattox, Kristin Ing, Brock Harris, Quent Hamilton, Jason Henry, Alan Estes, Erik Estill, Stuart Parks, Tammy Beckham, Aletta Lawrence, Craig Kujawa, Dana Waggoner, Dave Larkin, Shane Gordon.

 

Voting against the Motion: None

 

Motion carried.

 

A motion to hire Shanna Gentry, Educational Technologist, was made by Brock Harris, seconded by Dave Larkin. A roll call vote was taken.

 

Voting for the Motion: Steve Smith, Tammy McCollum, Richard Towers, Aaron Mattox, Kristin Ing, Brock Harris, Quent Hamilton, Jason Henry, Alan Estes, Erik Estill, Stuart Parks, Tammy Beckham, Aletta Lawrence, Craig Kujawa, Dana Waggoner, Dave Larkin, Shane Gordon.

 

Voting against the Motion: None

 

Motion carried.

 

A motion to hire Kaitlyn Pulliam, Educational Technologist, was made by Aletta Lawrence, seconded by Dave Larkin. A roll call vote was taken.

 

Voting for the Motion: Steve Smith, Tammy McCollum, Richard Towers, Aaron Mattox, Kristin Ing, Brock Harris, Quent Hamilton, Jason Henry, Alan Estes, Erik Estill, Stuart Parks, Tammy Beckham, Aletta Lawrence, Craig Kujawa, Dana Waggoner, Dave Larkin, Shane Gordon.

 

Voting against the Motion: None

 

Motion carried.

 

Old Business:            

 None:

 

New Business:  

  (a) Appoint Complaint Managers

  (b) Appoint Freedom of Information Act Officer

  (c) Appoint Open Meetings Act Officer

  (d) Appoint District Non Discrimination Coordinator

 

A motion to elect certain managers/officers & coordinators was made by Alan Estes, seconded by                                                                                                         Kristin Ing.

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Director’s Report:

Jera Pieper reported that two staff members have recently become certified in their respective specialty fields, a school psychologist and a vision impaired teacher. Director Pieper reported that FJSPED will purchase iReady Diagnostic for all students in member districts, and Instructional Licenses for Special Education students. Ali Nordin is the contact person for iReady. Director Pieper shared a document with EI Transition dates, and stated the LEA will not be on each notice. The Resolution for Proxy was discussed, and Director Pieper will email the electronic version to all Superintendents.  Director Pieper also mentioned that Infinitec can be used for mandated trainings, as FJSPED is a member. Directions for use will be emailed.

 

 

Other:

               None

 

Adjournment:

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

Aaron Mattox.

 

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

 

 

              

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Jason Henry, Chairman                                                  Richard Towers, Secretary