The Board of Trustees of Illinois Eastern Community College District No. 529 adopted an operating fund budget of $31,350,524 for fiscal year July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018, at the regular meeting Tuesday, September 19th at Frontier Community College. The budget was adopted following a public hearing. The budget includes $28,257,054 in the Education Fund and $3,093,470 in the Operations and Maintenance Fund. These are the two principal operating funds of the IECC district.
The annual financial audit of community college district accounts for the past fiscal year, as prepared by independent auditors CliftonLarsonAllen, was reviewed. Except for the issue of recognizing state funding received on July 6, 2017, 6 days into FY2018, as income in FY2017, the District complied with generally accepted accounting principles and there were no material weaknesses identified on the District’s internal controls and compliance with Federal regulations. There were no findings or questioned costs. The audit was accepted for submission to the Illinois Community College Board.
Construction easements were granted to facilitate a private building project that abuts District owned property near Olney Central College.
The 2017 IECC Fact Book containing basic information about the community college district was adopted. The book gathers information from various sources into one central document regarding students, enrollment history, degrees and certificates granted, financial aid received and distributed, and the district’s annual budgets and operation.
A lease agreement was approved with the Southern Illinois Criminal Justice Training Program for office and training space at IECC’s West Richland Center.
The Security Report was approved and is an annual report that meets requirements recently approved under The Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act. The report contains crime information for the past three years, relevant policy statements, and training and educational programming related to campus safety and security, crime prevention, alcohol and drug use, and sexual misconduct.
Four affiliation agreements were approved with area health care facilities for District health related programs.
The Board approved the employment of the following personnel: Heather Sandy, as Full-Time Temporary Art Instructor at OCC, effective August 21st; Tosha Baker, as TRIO Upward Bound Coordinator, effective September 21st; Jamie Barbee as TRIO Upward Coordinator, effective September 20th; Julie Bryant as Coordinator of Public Information & Marketing, FCC, effective October 2nd; Kristie Kolb as Office Assistant, TRIO Student Support Services, effective September 25th; Jonathan Leach as TRIO Upward Bound Counselor, effective September 21st; and Meghan Lynch as TRIO Upward Bound Counselor, effective September 25th. A change in status was approved for Tiffany Cowger from Assistant Dean of Student Services at WVC to Director of TRIO Upward Bound, District Office, effective September 20th and a change in status was approved for Jodi Schneider from TRIO Upward Counselor TRIO Upward Bound Coordinator effective September 25th.
Resignations were ratified for Alyssa Parrott as Coordinator of Public Information & Marketing at FCC effective October 7th; for Samantha Weidner as Director of TRIO Upward Bound at the District Office, effective September 25th; and for Benjamin Deaton as Library Assistant at OCC effective September 9th. Retirement was ratified for Gary Wangler, Workforce Education Instructor effective December 1st.
Next regular meeting of the Board of Trustees will be Tuesday, October 17, at 7:00 p.m. at Lincoln Trail College, Robinson.