Tentative CBA approved by school board

Tentative CBA approved by school board

The Carlinville School District Unit 1 approved the Tentative Collective Bargaining Agreement negotiated with the Carlinville Education Association at its monthly meeting Monday night.

The agreement is for two-years, calling for a one percent increase to the salary schedule for both the 2015-16 and 2016-17 school years.Additionally, a slight increase will be given to those teachers  who have pursued or will pursue approved graduate degree programs.

The board also accepted a motion to approve salary increases to all building principals and the business manager to their annual contract.

In addition, the board approved a 1 percent increase to the salary schedules for all educational support personnel for the 2015-16 school year.

The board defeated a motion by a 5-2 vote over a tuition waiver for the CUSD #1 faculty. The motion would have set a date for a public heaing for the purpose of establishing a tuition waiver for children of certified staff employed by the district.

A motion was accepted to re-employ educational support personnel for fiscal year 2016.

The board tabled any action over long-term planning for the school district.

Different groups would meet with school board members either during one seven-hour session or three hours during a four or five day stretch.

The last such meeting happened nine years ago. Superintendent Mike Kelly it was time for another meeting to take place. It was tabled until another meeting.

Recommended changes to the activities handbook presented by the activities committee were approved.

The resignation of Jenifer DeLong as an instructional aide was accepted, while Elizabeth Fish was hired as secretary for Carlinville High School for the 2015-16 school year. Shay Kellerman was also hired as social studies teacher at Carlinville Middle School for 2015-16.

Proposed changes for the Board of Education Policy Manual were accepted by the board. The board also voted to release minutes for execuive session for January 12, February 9, April 13, May 18 and June 8 meetings. The Mach 16 and May 11 executive session minutes will not be released due to confidentiality.

An update on the summer renovations going on around the CHS building was discussed.

New doors have been ordered and will be ready for installation within two weeks. The masonry tuckpointing is continuing this week at the high school. All existing ceilings in the band room and middle school hallways have been removed, and new tiles will be installed after receiving them.

Midwest Track Builders/DeLauent Paving and Asphalt has mobilized on site July 9 for the resurfacing of the high school track. DeLaurent has removed existing track surface and began leveling on July 9. Weather permitting, the track will be cleaned and roughed up and leveled, the asphalt base will be primed and leveled in preparation for the new Seal Flex surface.

The monthly spotlight focused on he Calrinville Custodian Staff. Kelly complimented the staff for their work under very hot and difficult conditions during the summer time.