REND LAKE COLLEGE BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING HIGHLIGHTS -- APRIL 11, 2006

04/11/2006

GARRETT KECK REPLACES RACHEL SVEDA AS STUDENT TRUSTEE

Bid farewell to Student Trustee Rachel Sveda (Christopher) and welcomed newly elected Garrett Keck to the advisory position on the board. Chairman Hunt Bonan thanked Sveda for her contribution to the board during the past year. “We certainly appreciate all of your help in making us a better governing body,” he said. President Mark S. Kern alluded to several critical issues which the board addressed during her tenure. “She did not always have a lot to say, but when she did you could tell it was well organized and a lot of thought had gone into it. She represented her constituents very well.” Trustee Marvin Scott agreed, “She was always on target (with her comments). She always knew what was going on.” Sveda, in turned, thanked everyone for the opportunity. “I have been very informed and have learned a lot. I got a lot out of the experience,” she commented.

Keck attended Vandalia High School. He was recruited to play golf for the Warrior team which finished second in the nation the past spring for the second time in the team’s history. Keck lives in Benton and is majoring in Business. His father operates Guaranteed Air Freight and Forwarding located in Mt. Vernon.

OLD NATIONAL BANK TO CONTINUE PROVIDING DEPOSITORY SERVICES THRU 2010

Accepted the bid from Old National Bank to provide banking depository services during the fiscal years of 2007, 2008 and 2009. One of four bids received, the one from Old National was the only one for 100 per cent of Federal Funds Rate to be paid on both Accounts and CDs. According to administrative rationale provided, “The interest rates offered by Old National Bank on both the daily cash accounts and on the certificates of deposit provided the greatest returns for the college. The college has held its funds with Old National since July 1, 2003, and during that period of time the college has been well served by the services and returns offered by Old National Bank.”

EVRARD-STRANG AWARDED RUNNING TRACK CONTRACT WITH LOW BID

Accepted the low bid of $571,000 from Evrard-Strang Construction, Inc. of Marion for materials and labor necessary to construct a running track on the Ina campus. Five bids were received, with two rejected because they did not comply with bid specs. The accepted bid was in line with the engineer’s estimate and lower than any of the other four bids by more than $1,000, according to Vice President of Finance and Administration Bob Carlock. Previous experience also weighed in favor of Evrard-Strang.

NEW RADIOLOGY PROGRAM AND 14 RELATED COURSES -- 19 IN ALL -- APPROVED

Approved a new Radiology program and 14 courses which will be a part of it, as well as five other credit courses, and authorized their submission to the Illinois Community College Board for action.

• Courses in the new program include Introduction to Radiology; Radiographic Procedures; Patient Care; Radiographic Equipment and Imaging I, II and III; Intermediate Radiographic Procedures; Radiology Clinical I, II, III and IV; Radiology Pathology; Radiation Biology, and Cross-Sectional Anatomy.

• NURS 1625 – CNA Instructor

• NURS 1626 – Alzheimer’s Disease Instructor

• PYED 1152 – Yoga I

• PYED 1153 – Tai Chi I

• PYED 1154 – Ai Chi I

PAUL SANDROCK APPOINTED FULL-TIME CHEMISTRY INSTRUCTOR EFFECTIVE IN FALL

Appointed Paul Sandrock as a full-time Chemistry Instructor, effective August 21, on a 36-week, tenure-track contract. His placement on the salary schedule will be commensurate with his experience and educational background. Sandrock has been serving in a full-time capacity since last Fall. He received both his Bachelor and Master of Science degrees in Chemistry from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale. He also was employed as a Researcher by SIUC from June 2004-November 2005.

RESIGNATIONS ACCEPTED FROM CINDYHOARD, NATHAN NOBBE

Accepted with regret the resignations of two employees . . .

• Cindy Hoard, Retail Manager at Rend Lake College Market-Place in Mt. Vernon, effective April 5. She has accepted a director’s position with Cedarhurst Center for the Arts in Mt. Vernon.

• Nathan Nobbe, from the position of Programmer Analyst with the Information Technology Department, effective April 7.

VENDING CONTRACT WITH LYNCH'S SNACKS AND VENDING EXTENDED THRU 2010

Approved extension of the current vending agreement with Lynch’s Snacks and Vending of Ewing from July 1, 2006, through June 30, 2010. Lynch’s Snacks and Vending agrees to pay the college 25 per cent of gross receipts less sales tax for canned soda sales and 20 per cent of gross receipts less sales tax for other vending sales. The current agreement expires June 30.

R.L.C. FOUNDATION CHILDREN'S CENTER INCREASES PRIVATE PAY RATES $1 PER DAY

Approved revisions to the Administrative Procedure regarding Payment of Fees for the RLC Foundation Children’s Center. Effective May 1, the private pay rate for each age level – Children up to 2 1/2; Children 2 1/2-3; Children 3-6, and School-Age – will increase $1 per day. The new rates are $19 per day for the three oldest categories ($10 per day for extended care during the academic year for ages 3-6) and $26 per day for children up to age 2 1/2. Administrative rationale provided indicates the Illinois Department of Human Services increased its child care payment rates for qualifying children April 1. RLCF Children’s Center rates have not changed since March 2004.

OUT-OF-DISTRICT TUITION RATES SET AT $99 PER CREDIT HOUR

Set Out-of-District Tuition Rates at $99 per credit hour beginning Fall Semester 2006. That figure represents the minimum allowed of 1.5 times the highest in-district tuition rate of any neighboring contiguous Illinois Community College District.

ON-CAMPUS AGREEMENT WITH N.A.P.A. FACILITY TO END

Approved termination of an agreement with NAPA Auto Parts Store of McLeansboro relating to the operation of an on-campus facility. Contract terms give either party the right to terminate the agreement on a 90-day notice.

OTHER ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURE REVISIONS . . .

• Approved a resolution which would allow the college to participate in the Illinois School District Liquid Asset Fund Plus, which offers a pooled money market product to school districts. This is viewed by administrators as an optional, “back-up plan” not expected to be used unless needed.

• Revised internal Administrative Procedures re: Fundraising Activities and Purchasing Procedures.

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