Odell Grade School District #435
Odell, IL 60460
Board of Education Meeting
January 11, 2012
Odell Grade School Library
1. CALL TO ORDER: The meeting was called to order by Mark Johnson at 7 p.m.
2. ROLL CALL: Mrs. Francis called the roll with the following members answering, “present”: Mark
Johnson, Shari Hoegger, Mark Hilleary, Jeff LaBorence, and Jaime Wykes. Deb Snyder and Bonnie
Bolen arrived at 7:03 p.m. Superintendant Mark Hettmansberger was in attendance.
3. COMMUNICATIONS: Thank you note from Sue Francis was read.
4. CONSENT AGENDA ITEMS: The Regular Board Meeting Minutes of December 14, 2011;
Executive Session Minutes of December 14, 2011; Revised Executive Session Meeting Minutes of
November 9, 2011; Financial Report; Financial Report; Lunch Report; Transportation Report; Activity
Report; Sports Booster’s Report. A motion by S. Hoegger and second by M. Hilleary to approve the
Consent Agenda Items. Upon voice vote, the motion carried.
5. APPROVAL OF BILLS & PAYROLL: A motion by D. Snyder and seconded by J. Wykes to
approve the payment of the December bills and payroll. Upon roll call vote, the motion passed:
6. RECOGNITION OF VISITORS: Sandy Erickson and Sarah Joos.
a. Motion by M. Hilleary and second by B. Bolen to accept the bid of $1,360,900.00 from
Vanguard Contractors for the New Addition and Energy Grant Work. Upon roll call vote, the
motion passed: 7-0-0.
b. Motion by D. Snyder and second by J. Wykes to accept the 2012-2013 Public School
8. ANNOUNCEMENT AND DISCUSSION:
a. Supt. Hettmansberger discussed with the Board the building addition and energy grant
b. Supt. Hettmansberger presented information on Debt Certificates to the Board.
c. Supt. Hettmansberger informed the Board of the reimbursement the school received from
the insurance company for the bus accident on November 16, 2010.
d. Supt. Hettmansberger discussed with the Board the State Fire Marshall Inspection that was
conducted on January 10, 1012.
e. Supt. Hettmansberger discussed with the Board the phone line for the fax machine.
f. Supt. Hettmansberger discussed with the Board 8 th Grade Night for the Boys’ Basketball.
9. EXECUTIVE SESSION:
A motion by D. Snyder and second by M. Hilleary to enter executive session to consider the
appointment, employment, compensation, discipline, performance or dismissal of specific
employees of the public body, including hearing testimony on a complaint lodged against an
employee to determine its validity. Upon voice vote, the motion carried.
10. ACTION UPON RETURN TO OPEN SESSION:
a. A motion by B. Bolen and second by S. Hoegger to hire Melissa Foster as the Pre-K aide.
Upon roll call vote, the motion passed: 7-0-0.
J. Wykes motioned to adjourn the meeting and second by D. Snyder. Upon voice vote, the
motion carried. (8:01 p.m.)
Mark Johnson, President Jaime Wykes, Secretary