Board Meeting Summary
March 15th, 2023
President Snider welcomed visitors: Tim Kaus, Jeremy and Casey Flikkema, and Colleen, Kellen, Erin and Kaden Henze and asked if they wanted to address the board. Mrs. Henze thanked the board for their time and service, and specially highlighted her husband's 20 plus years of service and how proud she was. Dr. Kashner complimented Member Henze for his service to the district and how they are looking forward to celebrating him and the other board members retiring from service formally at our April meeting.
During communications, Dr. Kashner shared the preK board report. He noted that they do have a posting for a preK teacher and aide and that he has been informed that he has heard they have a great candidate.
Information regarding Old Business, New Business, and the Personnel is listed below.
IHSA and IESA membership is an annual renewal. There is no upfront cost for either agency and will be billed later depending on programs entered. The only change to the 2023-2024 school calendar was to change conferences to 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm on November 2nd. Dr. Kashner shared the first draft of the 2024-2025 calendar. He complimented the committee for its thoughtfulness and discussion on dates. Ultimately, the calendar mirrors the two previous years calendars in most ways. The changes include no school on Tuesday, November 5th, 2024 due to election day. This change will also change the p/t conferences for 2024-2025 to Friday, November 1st and Monday, November 4th respectively. The shared transportation agreement was updated to reflect current gas prices. Dr. Kashner commented that this partnership has worked well for numerous years and he thanked Chadwick-Milledgeville for this continued partnership and flexibility.
Dr. Kashner shared a proposal to provide half day childcare for staff members children who are enrolled in the preschool program. He shared that his rationale is to provide an affordable on-site childcare option. Additionally, he feels that this would provide a benefit to attract and keep young teachers in our district. Currently, three other local districts provide this service. Dr. Kashner shared that it would be a paid program and completely self-funded. The space utilized currently sits empty in the afternoon due to having three preK sections instead of four.
The BOE approved a 5th grade field trip to the Lake Carroll Fish Hatchery and a band trip to Great America. The BOE also approved the use of the gym for high school basketball.
Personnel and Job Vacancies
- Daniel Nieves - Custodian
- Deb Myers - Administrative Assistant (12 mo at EJSHS)
- Chelsea Hasken - JV Girls Basketball Coach
- Marian McWorthy - Cheerleading Advisor
- Brandon Love - Custodian
- Ally Owen - 1st Grade
- Danika Starr - Instructional Aide
- Custodian (part time and full time)
- Homebound Tutor
- Cheerleading Advisor
- JV Girls Basketball Coach