December 2015

Board Minutes - December 17, 2015

Link to video of December 17, 2015 Board of Education:


The regular scheduled meeting of the Board of Education of School District 165 was held in the Carbondale Community High School Cafeteria, 1301 East Walnut Street, Carbondale, Illinois, on Thursday, December 17, 2015, at 7:00 p.m.

Upon roll call, the following members were present:

Kathy Booziotis Vicky King

Brad Cole Francis Tsung

Linda Flowers Brian Woodard

Joe Hudgins

Also present were:

Stephen Murphy Dallas Terry and Joshua Loyd

Donna Fager Matt Young

Daniel Booth CCHSEA Represented

Melanie Brink

Approval of Minutes: Motion by Cole, seconded by Flowers, to approve the minutes of the regular scheduled meeting of November 12, 2015. Roll call: Booziotis, Cole, Flowers, Hudgins, King, Tsung and Woodard voted yes. Nay, none. Motion carried.

Old Business: There were no old business items.

CTE Department Presentation: CCHS Career and Technical Education Department Chair, Dallas Terry, did a presentation for the Board regarding the activities of the CTE Department. Mr. Terry advised the Board that students in the Culinary Occupations Class receive a Food Handler Certificate at the end of the course. Member Cole asked if this allowed the students to be Certified Food Service Managers. Mr. Terry advised that it did not. Member Cole requested the Jackson County Health Department be contacted to assist in implementing a program to certify students as Food Service Managers so that they may obtain managerial positions in the food service industry following graduation.

CCHS student, Josh Loyd, advised the Board of the SkillsUSA Team’s activities at the recent L.E.A.D. (Learn, Educate, Act and Dream) Conference held in Tinley Park.

Computer Technology/Network Administrator Presentation: CCHS Computer Technology/Network Administrator, Matt Young, did a presentation for the Board regarding the computer technology used in the district and the district’s use of E-Rate funding. He advised that future technology plans include updating the district telephone system.

Public Comments: There were no public comments.

Payment of Bills: Motion by Tsung, seconded by Booziotis, to pay the remaining bills for the month of November, 2015; and, those available for payment for the month of December, 2015. Roll call: Cole, Flowers, Hudgins, King, Tsung, Woodard and Booziotis voted yes. Nay, none. Motion carried.

2015 School Report Card PARCC Test Scores: The Board received the 2015 School Report Card PARCC Test Scores.

2016-17 Curriculum Proposals: Motion by King, seconded by Hudgins, to approve the 2016-17 curriculum proposals as presented:

CTE Department

Medical Terminology 1

Tech for Success (Zoology/Veterinary Tech)

Fine Arts Department

Art Appreciation

Music Appreciation

Foreign Language Department

American Sign Language I & II

Physical Education Department

Individual & Dual Sports

Science Department

Zoology/Veterinary Tech

Social Studies Department

Human Geography

World Geography


Dual Credit Classes through John A. Logan College:

CTE Department:


Electrical Trades

Medical Terminology

Fine Arts Department:


Art Appreciation

Music Appreciation

Foreign Language Department:

American Sign Language I

American Sign Language II

Roll call: Flowers, Hudgins, King, Tsung, Woodard, Booziotis and Cole voted yes. Nay, none. Motion carried.

Public Relations Committee Update: Superintendent Murphy apprised the Board of the ideas that were being discussed in the Public Relations Committee Meetings. Following discussion by the Board, it was agreed there were mixed philosophies among the members regarding the use of tax payer dollars for the purpose of promoting the district through public relations. The Board requested Superintendent Murphy to bring a Public Relations Committee recommendation to the Board at a future Board meeting.

Bids and Quotes: There were no bid or quote items.

2015 Tax Levy: Motion by Tsung, seconded by King, to approve the following:

1. Adopt the Resolution of CCHS District 165 Levy for Special Education Purposes.

2. Adopt the 2015 Tax Levy Resolution, including the 2015 Certificate of Tax Levy, with permission to file the levy in Jackson and Williamson Counties.

3. Adopt the Certificate Regarding Inapplicability of the Truth-In-Taxation Law.

4. Adopt the “PTELL” Resolution, including Exhibit A, Request To Clerk Regarding Reduction of 2015 Tax Extension Pursuant to PTELL, with permission to file with the county clerks of Jackson and Williamson Counties.

5. Adopt the Resolution authorizing the abatement of a portion of the taxes heretofore levied to pay principal and interest on $16,000,000 School Bonds of Carbondale Community High School District 165, Jackson and Williamson Counties, Illinois.

Roll call: Hudgins, King, Tsung, Woodard, Booziotis and Flowers voted yes. Cole voted no. Motion carried.

Semi-Annual Review of Executive Session Minutes: Motion by Tsung, seconded by Hudgins, to approve the semi-annual review of the unopened executive session minutes; and, to make public the following executive session minutes: May 21, 2015 and June 18, 2015; and, that the need for confidentiality still exists for the unopened executive session minutes and they will remain unopened at this time; and, to destroy the verbatim record (audiotape) executive session minutes that are 18 months old or older per P.A. 93-0523. Roll call: King, Tsung, Woodard, Booziotis, Cole, Flowers and Hudgins voted yes. Nay, none. Motion carried.

Approval of Volunteer: Motion by King, seconded by Booziotis, to approve Cody Lennon as a P.E. class volunteer. Roll call: Tsung, Woodard, Booziotis, Cole, Flowers, Hudgins and King voted yes. Nay, none.Motion carried.

January Board Meeting: The January Board of Education meeting will be Thursday, January 21, 2016.

Adjournment: Motion by Booziotis, seconded by Tsung, to adjourn the meeting. Roll call: Woodard, Booziotis, Cole, Flowers, Hudgins, King and Tsung voted yes. Nay, none. Motion carried. The meeting adjourned at 8:50 p.m.