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					Wethersfield Board of Education 439 Willard Street Kewanee, IL 61443 MINUTES OF THE JANUARY 8, 2009 PUBLIC HEARING ON THE HOLIDAY WAIVER APPLICATION President Kenney called the January 8, 2009 Public Hearing on the district’s Holiday Wavier Application to order at 6:30 PM with the following members present: Bryan, Draminski, Fargher, Nelson, Schwerbrock, Swedman, and Kenney. Also in attendance were Principal Johnston, Principal Friedman, Supt. Kazubowski, Star Courier Correspondent Dave Clarke, Jeannie Abbot, Jay Hagaman, David Youngman and his wife, and Chris Kendall. President Kenney announced that the Public Hearing for the Wethersfield School District’s Holiday Waiver Application shall begin. He stated that the intent of the law had been followed with the proposed Holiday Waiver Application and that it was the board’s intent to act on the application within the regular portion of the board meeting. President Kenney directed Supt. Kazubowski to review the proposed Holiday Waiver Application for the board and for the public. Comments From Board Members At the conclusion of Mr. Kazubowski’s review, President Kenney asked if there were any comments from board members. There were no comments from the board. Comments From the Public President Kenney asked if there were any written or oral comments from the public. There were no public comments. President Kenney announced that all persons desiring to be heard had been provided an opportunity, and hearing no further questions or comments he announced the public hearing is hereby closed. ADJOURN At 6:35 PM a motion was made by Draminski and seconded by Bryan to adjourn the Public Hearing on the Wethersfield School District’s Holiday Waiver Application. On a roll call vote the following members voted “Yes:” Bryan, Draminski, Fargher, Nelson, Schwerbrock, Swedman, and Kenney. The motion carried 7-0. _________________________________________ Dan Bryan, Secretary Date Wethersfield Board of Education 439 Willard Street Kewanee, IL 61443

MINUTES OF THE JANUARY 8, 2009 REGULAR MEETING

President Kenney called the January 8, 2009 Regular Meeting to order at 6:36 PM with the following members present: Bryan, Draminski, Fargher, Nelson, Schwerbrock, Swedman, and Kenney. Also in attendance were: Principal Friedman, Principal Johnston, Supt. Kazubowski, Star-Courier Correspondent Dave Clarke, Jennie Abbot, Dave Youngman and his wife, Jay Hagaman and Chris Kendall. REGULAR BUSINESS

Minutes A motion was made by Nelson and seconded by Swedman to approve Minutes of the December 11, 2008 Regular Meeting and Executive Session and the December 11, 2008 Public Hearing on the 2008 Tax Levy. On a roll call vote the following members voted “Yes:” Bryan, Draminski, Fargher, Nelson, Schwerbrock, Swedman, and Kenney. The motion carried 7-0. Bills, Financial Reports, and Investment Report Supt. Kazubowski communicated that we did receive approximately $80,000 in State categorical payments that had been back-logged over 80 days. He also indicated that rumors coming out of Springfield are that due to the State budget crisis we should not expect to see 100% funding on our categorical payments for this fiscal year. Unfunded categorical areas that would affect Wethersfield the most would be transportation funding, special education funding, and pre-kindergarten funding. The board asked Mr. Kazubowski to send a follow up letter to our two representatives letting them know we received some of the categorical funding that was due to the district but that we as a district are still concerned about the State not funding education and other important State programs adequately. A motion was made by Schwerbrock and seconded by Bryan to approve the Bills, Financial Reports, Budget Summary and Investment Report as presented. On a roll call vote the following members voted “Yes:” Bryan, Draminski, Fargher, Nelson, Schwerbrock, Swedman, and Kenney. The motion carried 7-0. Correspondence Supt. Kazubowski shared a holiday card we received from Terrance Huggins and his family. Suspensions A motion was made by Schwerbrock and seconded by Swedman to approve the suspensions as presented. On a roll call vote the following members voted “Yes:” Bryan, Draminski, Fargher, Nelson, Schwerbrock, Swedman, and Kenney. The motion carried 7-0. Comments from Visitors There were no comments from visitors. Board Reports President Kenney asked Board Members to share any reports on matters related to various committees and organizations. Dan Bryan reported that the PATT purchased $1,500 worth of digital cameras for classroom use, approved several student enrichments, and are planning for PATT Family Fun Night that will take place on January 31. Bob Swedman communicated that the Music Boosters are beginning their annual Fudge Sale Fundraiser. OLD BUSINESS Energy Systems Group-Geothermal Presentation David Youngman from the Energy Systems Group provided the board with a presentation on his company as well as how a Geothermal heating system could benefit the school district. The board directed Supt. Kazubowski to place this as an agenda item in February so further discussion could occur. Seniority Lists A motion was made by Nelson and seconded by Fargher to approve the Seniority Lists for both certified and non-certified staff as presented and to authorize Supt. Kazubowski to distribute the seniority lists to the staff by February 1st, as required by law. On a roll call vote the following members voted “Yes:” Bryan, Draminski, Fargher, Nelson, Schwerbrock, Swedman, and Kenney. The motion carried 7-0.

Neponset Deactivation Agreement A motion was made by Fargher and seconded by Draminski authorizing Supt. Kazubowski to submit a letter to the Neponset School District setting our tuition rate for Neponset students for the next two years at $6,459 which is $500 more than the current State per pupil foundation level rate. On a roll call vote the following members voted “Yes:” Bryan, Draminski, Fargher, Nelson, Schwerbrock, Swedman, and Kenney. The motion carried 7-0. Approval of Working Cash Fund Loan A motion was made by Schwerbrock and seconded by Fargher to approve a $60,000 temporary loan from the Working Cash Fund to the Tort Fund. On a roll call vote the following members voted “Yes:” Bryan, Draminski, Fargher, Nelson, Schwerbrock, Swedman, and Kenney. The motion carried 7-0. Holiday Waiver Application A motion was made by Fargher and seconded by Swedman to approve the Holiday Waiver Application as presented and to authorize Supt. Kazubowski to submit the application to the Illinois State Board of Education. On a roll call vote the following members voted “Yes:” Bryan, Draminski, Fargher, Nelson, Schwerbrock, Swedman, and Kenney. The motion carried 7-0. School Lunch Program Update Sherri Matuszyk provided a detailed report on the district’s school lunch program. She indicated that the average daily lunch count is up over 140 students since the 2000-2001 school year and that breakfast participation has increased between 10% to 20%. School Board Election Update Supt. Kazubowski reported that 4 people that have picked up school board election packets for the 5 open board seats (4- four year terms and 1- two year unexpired term) for the April election. He reminded board members that petition packets can be picked up anytime during normal office hours but that they must be filed starting at 7:45 AM on January 20 and ending at 5:00 PM on January 26. Other Old Business Principal Johnston and Mr. Hagaman provided the board with an update on the J-Kyle Braid fundraiser that is scheduled to be held at Lavender Crest near Geneseo. Mr. Johnston and Mr. Hagaman recommended that Wethersfield participate in the fundraiser that will be held at Lavender Crest and to leave it up to the individual student’s parents whether or not they want their student to attend the event. The board felt this was a good solution to some of the concerns that were raised last month. It was communicated that the Wethersfield Academic Foundation’s Post Valentine’s Day Dance would be held at the Flemish American Club in Kewanee on February 21 from 8:00 PM-midnight and that advanced tickets for the dance could be purchased for $10 per person from Mr. Kazubowski at the unit office. NEW BUSINESS Appoint FY 10 Auditors A motion was made by Bryan and seconded by Schwerbrock to approve Gorenz & Associates as our FY 10 Auditors. On a roll call vote the following members voted “Yes:” Bryan, Draminski, Fargher, Nelson, Schwerbrock, Swedman, and Kenney. The motion carried 7-0. Approve Board Policies A motion was made by Schwerbrock and seconded by Nelson to approve board policies 9-110.1, 10-200.3, 10-230, 10-530.1, 10-410, and 11101 as presented. On a roll call vote the following members voted “Yes:” Bryan, Draminski, Fargher, Nelson, Schwerbrock, Swedman, and Kenney. The motion carried 7-0. Combined Board Training Supt. Kazubowski reminded the board that the annual combined board training would be taking place in February and that he was meeting with Judy Taylor and representatives from Stark County, Annawan, Galva, and Bradford on January 13 to plan the training. He indicated that

more details would follow once the event was finalized. He asked board members to e-mail him possible topics they would like to have at the board training. Principal’s Report Principal Friedman and Principal Johnston provided the board with an overview of their reports. Other New Business Mr. Johnston provided the board with an update on the Prairie Land Conference deciding not to be a part of the West Prairie Trail Football Conference after the 2009 football season. In response to the Prairie Land Conference decision he reported that the Lincoln Trail Conference was going to actively pursue schools to join the Lincoln Trail Conference for football so that the conference could become self sufficient and have no cross over games. He stated that it was the intent of the principals to expand to either 10 teams or 12 teams. Mr. Johnston also reported that the Lincoln Trail Conference principals, by a vote of 5-4 with Wethersfield voting “no” approved an Alwood-Cambridge co-op in all sports except for football beginning with the 2009 school year. Mr. Johnston stated the reason Wethersfield voted “no” was that numbers showed both Alwood and Cambridge could support their own teams in volleyball, boy’s basketball, and girl’s basketball and that a co-op in these sports was not necessary. Mr. Johnston also communicated that it is more than likely football co-ops for Alwood-Cambridge and Galva-ROWVA would be approved starting with the 2010 school year. Comments from Visitors There were no comments from visitors. CLOSED SESSION A motion was made by Bryan and seconded by Draminski to enter into Executive Session at 8:52 PM for the purpose of Employment of Personnel and Evaluation of Personnel and Individual Student Matter. On a roll call vote the following members voted “Yes:” Bryan, Draminski, Fargher, Nelson, Schwerbrock, Swedman, and Kenney. The motion carried 7-0. OPEN SESSION A motion was made by Bryan and seconded by Fargher to return to Open Session at 10:40 PM. On a roll call vote the following members voted “Yes:” Bryan, Draminski, Fargher, Nelson, Schwerbrock, Swedman, and Kenney. The motion carried 7-0. Athletic Competitions A motion was made by Fargher and seconded by Draminski to approve renaming the Wethersfield Thanksgiving Basketball Tournament the Wally Keller Thanksgiving Basketball Tournament beginning with the 2009-2010 basketball season. On a roll call vote the following members voted “Yes:” Bryan, Draminski, Fargher, Nelson, Schwerbrock, Swedman, and Kenney. The motion carried 7-0. ANNOUNCEMENTS a. b. c. d. e. f. ADJOURN A motion was made by Swedman and seconded by Fargher to adjourn at 10:41 PM. On a roll call vote the following members voted “Yes:” Bryan, Draminski, Fargher, Nelson, Schwerbrock, Swedman, and Kenney. The motion carried 7-0. ______________________________________ Combined Board Training – TBD NO SCHOOL- January 19, 2009- Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday PATT Family Fun Night/Spaghetti Supper- January 31, 2009 Midwinter Dance- February 7, 2009 at Elks Club- 7:00 PM Next Board Meeting – February 12, 2009 at 6:30 PM WAF Post Valentine’s Day Dance- February 21, 2009 8:00-midnight

Dan Bryan, Secretary

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