FARMINGTON CENTRAL COMMUNITY UNIT SCHOOL DISTRICT #265
October 15, 2019
Farmington Central High School Research Center
310 N. Lightfoot Road - Farmington, IL. 61531
FCJH “Be Nice” recognition was acknowledged. The school’s theme this year is “be nice” and the following students went above and beyond expectations:
8th Grade: Averie Neal, Caden Record
7th Grade: Gillian Lanser, Calvin Rudd6th Grade: Elliott Black, Maddy Lettow
FCHS recognized September Senior of the Month Devin Johnson and October Senior of the Month Dalton Powell. FCHS also has begun recognizing a student from each grade level on a month basis. Those recognized this month were: Annabelle Easley (Junior class), Emma Evans (Sophomore class), Madilyn Helle (Freshman class).
Mr. Uptmor presented on behalf of the Positive Climate Committee. The committee is made up of teachers throughout the district, parents, board member Kay Faralli, and Mr. Uptmor. Their mission statement embraces respect for all and a responsibility to care for everyone around us. October is National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month and there are a variety of activities planned throughout the district. A unity walk for all students and staff within the district will be held October 23rd, The high school will have an entire day dedicated to activities designed to unit students in varying settings on Oct. 24th, and there will be an assembly titled “Be Strong.” The committee is also looking at community engagement activities in November or December and again in early Spring. May is Mental Health Awareness Month and there will be a series of activities in conjunction with mental health awareness
Annually the district’s Emergency Plan is reviewed, updated, and adopted by the board. There were no significant changes to the district’s practices within the plan. There was a discussion in regards to there being a pause before exiting the building when a fire alarm goes off.
Arrenholz was awarded the renewal for snow removal for the 2019-2020 school year with no rate change.
FCES, FCJH, FCHS each presented their school improvement plans for the board’s action.
Curriculum Committee - There is a review of the FCHS course catalog that is in progress. Areas of focus were established for the committee. The elementary school will look at English Language Arts, junior high will look at math, science, and social studies, and the high school will be looking at science.
There was a discussion regarding the district’s delegate at the state conference next month.
The labor/ management committee had a meeting and there were discussions pertaining the time clock system.
The building and grounds committee reported out on the skid steer that will be utilized for sidewalk snow removal purposes this winter. The HVAC and infrastructure systems were reviewed, and the long term plans for that equipment. The construction projects are progressing along and discussions regarding future work was touched on.
Transportation Committee - Reviewed some of the routes of concern within the district. The district will be communicating with families that will be impacted by winter bus routes this year. There will be certain routes that buses will not be able to serve in inclement weather.
Insurance Committee - The renewal process will be enacted as it has been the last couple of years. While it is early in the annual insurance cycle the district is performing well within the plan.
The senior trip will not be to Disney World this year. There was not enough interest to continue with the plan, but other options are being explored.
The district’s risk management plan was discussed but there are no changes being recommended at this time.
Ashley Allen - FMLA Extension
Karen Siegel - Administrative Leave Extension
Nathan Darko - 1/2 HS Cheerleading Coach
Lori Lynch - Student Facilitator FCJH
Danielle Thompson - Student Facilitator FCES
Kayla Walraven - Registered Nurse
Toby Vallas - Contract Extension
Dennis McMillin - Contract Extension
Ryan Lambert - Harvest Team Sponsor and Speech Coach
Ron Boyer - Bass Fishing Coach
Jenna Putrich - Fr. Girls Basketball Coach
Michael Schmidt - 2nd Shift Custodian
Jenna Putrich - 8th Grade Basketball
FCES - Charity Adams, Cheryl Bolton, Tara Capitani, Linda Cooper, Adam Henkhaus, Angela Neal, Kara Osborn, Brittany Passmore, Eric Scott, Lori Scott, Megan Welker
Troy Cash - Music Boosters
Brent Schmider (Custodian) and Nick Hoffmann (JH Track Coach)
We adjourned at 9:15 p.m. with a relatively small crowd.