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El Paso Gridley CUSD #11

Board of Education Report
March 18, 2019
Regular Board Meeting
Centennial School


Visitors Present - 6

Reports, Updates, and Informational Items

  • EPG Secures Grant for Social-Emotional Screener
    Mrs. Buss reported EPG is 1 of 5 districts in the state of Illinois awarded a grant to partner with Quincy Public Schools and the Illinois Children’s Healthcare Foundation (ILCHF) to support the purchase and implementation of a social-emotional screener. A team of EPG staff will partner with the other schools, QPS, and ILCHF over the next ten months to pilot a screening tool, share information with the community, and plan how to provide support for our schools in the areas of most need.

Board Meeting Discussions

  • 2018-19 School Calendar
    Mr. Kurz shared the districts’ students will make up 5 of the 6 canceled days. Students’ last day of attendance this year will be June 4th. The Teacher Institute will be on June 5th.

  • 2019-20 School Calendar
    Mr. Kurz recommended “Option 2” as the calendar for the 2019-20 school year. Students first day of school will be on Monday, August 19th. They discussed the fact there is some pending legislation that may change the requirements to the school calendar. In the event those changes are needed, a modified calendar will be brought to the Board of Education.

  • HS Parking Lot Project
    The Board of Education discussed the project to repair the parking lot north of the high school, including drainage issues near the football bleachers and/or press box. Pilot holes revealed the need to establish a new base for a parking lot. The district will put the project out to bid which would include providing a concrete modified subgrade and an asphalt surface. There will be alternate bids solicited to determine prices of including the road that exits to the west of the HS, as well as a concrete parking lot.

Consent and Action Items

  • Approved past open and closed meeting minutes

  • Approved financial reports and bills

  • Approved administrative recommendation for the following personnel actions:

    • Kari Kapps, CT & EPG HS Music Teacher (Hire)

    • Sarah Webster, EPG JH Math Teacher (Hire)

    • Josh Krone, EPG JH Dean & Athletic Director (Hire)

    • Alex DePauw, EPG HS Track Coach (Hire)

    • Dennis Ludwig, EPG HS Track Coach (Hire)

    • Jeannie SantAmour, As Warranted JH Track Coach (Hire)

    • Gustav Johnson, JH Track (Volunteer)

    • Corey Bohlmann, Ken Colmone, Kyle Colmone, Gary Gundy, Brent Hankel, Stuart Hoselton, Mike Krug, Jarrin Landrus, John Landrus, Eric Pokarney, Fred Quam, Greg Umland, Hunter Umland, Sawyer VanHoveln, Todd VanHoveln, and Chris Gentes, Bass Fishing Captains (Volunteer)

    • Chris Gentes, JH Head Wrestling Coach (Resignation)

    • Brady SantAmour, JV Football Coach (Resignation)

    • Justin Oertle, HS Football 1st Assistant Coach (Resignation)

  • Approved IHSA Membership for 2019-20.

  • Approved IESA Membership for 2019-20.

  • Approved the revised school calendar for 2018-19. Students’ final day will be June 4, 2019. Teacher Institute Day will be June 5, 2019.

  • Approved the school calendar for 2019-20. Students’ first day will be August 19, 2019. Teacher Institute Day to start the year will be August 15, 2019.

  • Approved putting HS Parking Lot Project out to bid.

The next regular meeting of the Board of Education will be April 29, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. in the Centennial School Library.



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