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By Cynthia Haggitt
Calhoun District #40 held a special school board meeting on Monday, Sept. 27, at 4:30 p.m. in the Calhoun High School(CHS) cafeteria. In that meeting, the school board met and approved the agenda for the school year’s fiscal budget. They also discussed and went over the reports for adoption of consent agenda from prior meetings. The board also discussed the expenditures and receipts of the school’s financial reports and went over the activity accounts report. The board also went over the food service, transportation and the extracurricular report.
The most important discussion of the night was the action items prior to the board going into executive session and the board considered approving the athletic co-op with Brussels CUSD #42.
“The board approved an athletic co-op with the Brussels School District. The co-op is currently written to begin with boys and girls high school basketball, high school baseball, high school softball and cheerleading for the 2021-2022 seasons,” Superintendent of Calhoun District 42 Andrea Lee said. “ The intergovernmental agreement is currently being reviewed by the Calhoun CUSD 40’s attorney.”
She mentioned that the language in the agreement is being updated and clarified.
“The co-op is still pending approval from the IHSA.” Lee said.
The board went into executive session mainly for the purpose of discussion regarding the appointment, employment, compensation, discipline, performance, or dismissal of specific employee(s); legal counsel, collective negotiating matters or deliberations; board vacancies; evidence or testimony presented in a hearing where authorized by law; purchase or lease of real property; sale or purchase of securities, investments or investment contracts; security procedures; student disciplinary cases or any matter involving an individual student; litigation; self-evaluation, practices and procedures, or professional ethics; minutes of meetings lawfully closed; internal control weaknesses, potential fraud risk areas; establishment of reserves, settlement or discussion of claims, loss or risk management information, records, data, advice or communications from or with respect to any insurer of the District. 5 ILCS 120/2(c) . The board then took action following the executive session to consider the approval of personnel and announced the next board meeting on Oct. 19.