"At The Board" April 21, 2015











? Board President, Beverley Scroggins, presented GCHS teacher, Amy Heath, with a certificate for receiving the "2014-2015 High School Chemistry Teacher of the Year" award by the American Chemical Society.


? Board President, Beverley Scroggins, presented GCHS teacher Amy McQuiggan with a certificate for receiving her first coaching "Diamond Award" by the National Speech and Debate Association.


? GCHS Principal, Daren DePew, reviewed the AdvancedEd report for Granite City Senior High School accreditation.


? Director of Buildings Services, Brad Eavenson, discussed the GCHS cafeteria renovations that will be paid from remaining bond funds that can only be used for construction projects. There will be no additional costs to the District.


? Board Member, Ron Dillard, addressed everyone in attendance and thanked them, the District, and Families, for their years of friendship and kindness.


? Approved the Minutes of the Regular Meeting of the Board of Education held on March 24, 2015.


? Approved the following consent agenda items:


? Treasurer’s Report




1. Treasurer’s Report for March 2015; (803 & a)



? Bill List




1. Bill List from April 9, 2015; (804 & B1-B48)


2. Bill List from April 16, 2015; (805 & B1-B21)



? Bids




1. District Pest Control Bid #01-16; (806)


2. Coolidge Walk-In Freezer/Refrigerator Bid #39-15; (807)


3. Cisco Wireless Bid #31-15; (808)


4. Paper Supplies; (808)



? Field Trip




1. GCHS Wrestling; (809)


2. GCHS Girls Soccer; (809)



? Requests from Various Organizations; (810)




1. Artistic Gymnastics Institute of Metro St. Louis


2. Dental Safari


3. Tanks Training Facility


4. South Springfield Catholic Athletic Conference;


Use of Facilities



? Gifts; (810)


? Retirements and Resignations




Name Position Reason Effective


Susan Goedeke Secretary/GCHS Retirement 06/30/2019



? Approved the following Leaves of Absence:




Name Position Reason Effective


Erin Ernst Spec Ed Teacher/Coolidge Medical 08/10/2015 – 11/02/2015


Cindy Mefford 6th Grade/Grigsby Medical 04/13/2015 – 04/21/2015



? Approved the following extensions to Leaves of Absence:




Name Position Reason Effective


Elaine Streicher Cafeteria/Wilson Medical 01/12/2015 – 05/31/2015


Ken Britt Custodian/Worthen Medical 03/15/2015 – 06/30/2015



? Approved a district-wide hiring freeze due to lack of funding as well as the tax referendum not passing.


? Accepted the following Extra-Curricular Resignations:




Name Position


Liz Niepert Spirit Club (Red Peppers)/GCHS


Gayla Bennett Co-Sponsor Student Council/CJHS



? Approved the following Extra-Curricular Recommendations:




Name Assignment


Meagan Watkins Head Football / Basketball / Competition


Cheer Coach/GCHS


Steve Roustio Head Basketball Coach/GCHS


George Kirgan Head Wrestling Coach/GCHS


Melanie Williams Head Bowling Coach/GCHS


Whitney Sykes Head Girls Basketball Coach/GCHS



? Approved the Summer School Food Service Program for students at Worthen Elementary as well as the community.


? Approved the Community Eligibility Provision program or the 2015-2016 school year for grades K-4.


? Approved the Elementary Summer School Program at no cost for grades K-5 since they are covered under Title I funds and $150 per student in 6th grade since they are not covered by Title I funds.






? Approved the 2015-2016 Kindergarten Registration dates.


? Approved Option C as the 2015-2016 School Calendar.


? Reviewed the following:


? Freedom of Information Act Report.


? District Activity Fund Statements for February 2015.


? Expelled one CJHS student for infractions of the student "Code of Conduct" with services per Policy 7:215, per the administrations recommendations.


? Approved the Executive Session Minutes of the Regular Meeting of the Board of Education held on March 24, 2015.


Posted Date:4/22/2015