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2020 July Board News
Kerry Herdes
Thursday, July 16, 2020


July 15, 2020

The Board approved the agenda of minutes, bills and payroll and the treasure’s report.

The Board awarded the milk, food, and bread bids to the following: Stark Distributing, Kohl Wholesale,  and Bimbo and Aunt Millie’s bakeries.

The Board approved the June 2020 1st Reading of the Press Plus policy June update.

The Board approved an interfund loan from Education to Operations and Maintenance.

The Board approved minutes of closed session from January 1, 2020 to June 30, 2020 and voted to keep these minutes closed to the public.

The Board heard an update from Superintendent Kerry Herdes on the Governors on the New Regions in the “Restore Illinois” plan. New Regions in the “Restore Illinois” plan. The Superintendent thought this was a better mapping than just the 5 regions from before and would give South Central the best potential to stay open for the entire 2020-2021 school year.

***The Governor stated it would take stricter measures to be implemented in one of these regions, if they see a rise in their positivity rate over seven days of a 10-day period, along with either an increase in hospital admissions or reduction in hospital surge capacities. Additionally, if the positivity rate spikes over eight percent for three consecutive days, Pritzker said many stay-at-home measures could be reimposed as part of a “failsafe” so back to Phase 3 in other words. Phase 5 would only occur if a vaccine was discovered and used.

1.     NORTH: Boone, Carroll, DeKalb, Jo Daviess, Lee, Ogle, Stephenson, Whiteside, Winnebago

2.     NORTH-CENTRAL: Bureau, Fulton, Grundy, Henderson, Henry, Kendall, Knox, La Salle, Livingston, Marshall, McDonough, McLean, Mercer, Peoria, Putnam, Rock Island, Stark, Tazewell, Warren, Woodford

3.     WEST-CENTRAL: Adams, Brown, Calhoun, Cass, Christian, Greene, Hancock, Jersey, Logan, Macoupin, Mason, Mason, Menard, Montgomery, Morgan, Pike, Sangamon, Schuyler, Scott

4.     METRO EAST: Bond, Clinton, Madison, Monroe, Randolph, St. Clair, Washington

5.     SOUTHERN: Alexander, Edwards, Franklin, Gallatin, Hamilton, Hardin, Jackson, Jefferson, Johnson, Marion, Massac, Perry, Pope, Pulaski, Saline, Union, Wabash, Wayne, White, Williamson

6.     EAST-CENTRAL: Champaign, Clark, Clay, Coles, Crawford, Cumberland, De Witt, Douglas, Edgar, Effingham, Fayette, Ford, Iroquois, Jasper, Lawrence, Macon, Moultrie, Piatt, Richland, Shelby, Vermillion.

7.     SOUTH SUBURBAN: Kankakee, Will

8.     WEST SUBURBAN: DuPage, Kane

9.     NORTH SUBURBAN: Lake, McHenry

10.  SUBURBAN COOK: Suburban Cook

11.  CHICAGO: City of Chicago


The Board hired a new district band teacher, Andrew Steininger for the 2020-2021 school year.

The Board hired Curt Jones as SCHS Boys Baseball Coach and Courtney Kman as SCMS Volleyball coach for the 2020-2021 school year.

The Board approved the following volunteer assistant coaches:

Stephen Robb SCMS Baseball and SCHS High School Basketball

Logan Lotz-SCHS High School Basketball

Trevor Markley-SCMS Basketball

Justin Dodson-SCMS Baseball

Courtney Kman-SCHS Volleyball