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Minooka Community High School District 111 Board of Education met December 18

By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | Feb 13, 2020

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Minooka Community High School District 111 Board of Education met Dec. 18.

Here is the minutes provided by the board:

CALL TO ORDER

The regular meeting was called to order at 6:06 p.m., following the levy hearing, by President Mike Brozovich. The meeting was held in the Academic Resource Center at Central Campus. A physical quorum was present with the following board members answering roll call:

                                      YES             NO

 Mike Brozovich            X

 Laura Hrechko             X

 Patti Ruettiger                                X

 Dee Crye                      X

 Cherie Barnes              X

 Wendi Arlis                   X

 Dustin Heap                 X

Additionally present were:

 Brent Edwards             X

 Janel Grzetich             X

 Bryan Zwemke            X

 John Troy                    X

 Kenny Lee                   X

 Colleen Ward              X

The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.

DEPARTMENT HIGHLIGHTS

PE/Health/Drivers Education Department Chair Matt Williams addressed the board to provide the department highlight for the month. Information was provided on pilot programs such as Push Velocity based training, digital drive cards, and student fitness profiles.

PUBLIC COMMENTS

There were no comments from the audience.

ADMINISTRATIVE REPORTS

Administrative reports were provided to the board members in the packets and Superintendent Lee reviewed the highlights.

CONSENT AGENDA

MOTION: by Arlis, seconded by Heap, to approve the consent agenda as presented:

A. Open Session Minutes

1. November 13, 2019 – Committee Meeting

2. November 19, 2019 - Regular Meeting

3. December 4, 2019 – Policy Committee Meeting

B. Financial Reports

1. Payment of Bills/Total

2. Employee Payroll

3. Imprest Fund Report/Total

4. Activity Fund Report

5. Treasurer’s Report (Cash/YTD – Exp/Rev)

C. Corrected Utility Bill by the Village of Minooka as Presented

Voting Aye: Arlis, Heap, Crye, Hrechko, Barnes, and Brozovich. Motion carried. Time: 6:29 p.m.

DISCUSSION ITEMS

Educational Foundation Update:

Dr. Lee reported that the Minooka Community High School Foundation for Educational Excellence held another successful event earlier this month. The Foundation will meet on December 19, 2019, to debrief and discuss ways to make the event even better. The board also learned that the foundation continues to accept grant proposals from interested teachers. The grant applications and information may be accessed on the foundation website.

Strategic Plan Update:

Dr. Lee reported that the Strategic Goal Leaders continue to meet as we progress through the school year. Strategic Goals Leaders continue to work with the Consortium for Educational Change to create a balanced scorecard to monitor progress. The group plans to have a draft version of the scorecard at the January regular meeting of the MCHS #111 Board of Education.

E-Learning:

Information was provided via a handout regarding a checklist and timeline of items accomplished regarding e-learning days. Next steps were reviewed and consensus was reached for administration to proceed with the full understanding that an e-learning day would not be called until everything was ready and everyone was comfortable as a team. This also was with the caveat that glitches are to be expected.

Policy Review:

Information was provided in the board packets regarding a policy review by Dr. Lee along with an update on compliance with regard to section 7 of the MCHS #111 Board of Education Policy Manual.

Additionally, a first reading was held of PRESS Packet 102. Cultural Assessment:

It was noted that the proposal is on the agenda for recommended approval later in the meeting. Dr. Lee noted that if approved, the process could begin on the teacher institute, January 31.

Proposed Levy:

The proposed levy was presented at the hearing and was anticipated to be recommended for approval later in the meeting. Notification of Period of Administrative Evaluation:

Board members were notified that this is the period of evaluation for administrators.

Food Services Bid:

Information was provided regarding food services bidding, in order to do due diligence. Discussion took place and consensus was reached to request the bid as per current practice of retaining the revenue and then paying an administrative fee to the vendor along with all expenses such as food and staffing costs. The remaining balance after fees and costs is the profit to the school district.

ACTION ITEMS

Proposed Levy:

MOTION: by Crye, seconded by Arlis, to approve the Levy as presented. Voting Aye: Heap, Barnes, Hrechko, Crye, Arlis, and Brozovich. Motion carried. Time: 6:50 p.m.

Cultural Assessment:

MOTION: by Arlis, seconded by Hrechko, to approve the Cultural Assessment Proposal with Walker Thomas Group as presented. Voting Aye: Heap, Barnes, Hrechko, Crye, Arlis, and Brozovich. Motion carried. Time: 6:50 p.m.

SIPC IGA:

MOTION: by Arlis, seconded by Heap, to approve the SIPC (Schools of Illinois Public Cooperative) Intergovernmental Agreement as presented. Voting Aye: Heap, Barnes, Hrechko, Crye, Arlis, and Brozovich. Motion carried. Time: 6:51 p.m.

Project Change Orders:

MOTION: by Arlis, seconded by Barnes, to approve the two change orders for the outdoor athletic facility and HVAC as presented. Voting Aye: Heap, Barnes, Hrechko, Crye, Arlis, and Brozovich. Motion carried. Time: 6:51 p.m.

Grant Application:

MOTION: by Arlis, seconded by Heap, to approve the submission for the School Maintenance Project Grant as presented. Voting Aye: Heap, Barnes, Hrechko, Crye, Arlis, and Brozovich. Motion carried. Time: 6:52 p.m.

EXECUTIVE SESSION

MOTION: by Arlis, seconded by Crye, to adjourn the meeting to executive session for the purpose of discussing matters related to minutes; the appointment, compensation, discipline, dismissal, employment and performance of specific employees of the District; the purchase or lease of real property for the use of the public body, pending litigation, and negotiations. Voting Aye: Heap, Barnes, Hrechko, Crye, Arlis, and Brozovich. Motion carried. Time: 6:53 p.m.

RETURN TO OPEN SESSION

MOTION: by Heap, seconded by Crye, to return the meeting to open session. Hearing no objections, the motion was approved. Time: 7:21 p.m.

ACTIONS FOLLOWING EXECUTIVE SESSION

Closed Session Minutes

MOTION: by Heap, seconded by Crye, to approve the closed session minutes as presented:

 November 13, 2019, Committee Meeting

 November 19, 2019, Regular Meeting

Hearing no objections, the motion was approved. Time: 7:22 p.m.

Personnel

Resignations:

MOTION: by Arlis, seconded by Heap, to accept the following resignation(s) as presented:

 Mangan, Julie - Custodian - eff. 11/27/19

 Conner, Collette - Technology Asst. - eff. 12/4/19

 Dite, Kerry - Special Education Aide - eff. 12/10/19

Hearing no objections, the motion was approved. Time: 7:22 p.m. 

Leaves of Absence:

MOTION: by Arlis, seconded by Barnes, to approve the following leaves of absence under the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) as presented: Bradford, Carol – Teacher-PI from approximately 12/20/19 – 1/31/20 (19 days). Hearing no objections, the motion was approved. Time: 7:22 p.m.

Employment:

MOTION: by Heap, seconded by Arlis, approve the employment of the following administrative staff member(s) as presented, pending proper paperwork and background check deemed favorable by the MCHS #111 Administration: Pendergast, Chris - Social Studies Department Chair (annual salary of $85,000); eff. 7/1/2020. Voting Aye: Heap, Barnes, Hrechko, Crye, Arlis, and Brozovich. Motion carried. Time: 7:22 p.m.

MOTION: by Arlis, seconded by Hrechko, to approve the following extracurricular appointments for the 2019/20 school year as presented, pending proper paperwork and background check deemed favorable by the MCHS #111 Administration: Tripp, Ryan - Indoor Percussion - Group VI/Step 2; second half ($849). Voting Aye: Heap, Barnes, Hrechko, Crye, Arlis, and Brozovich. Motion carried. Time: 7:24 p.m.

MOTION: by Arlis, seconded by Hrechko, to approve the MOU regarding position retention as presented. Voting Aye: Heap, Barnes, Hrechko, Crye, Arlis, and Brozovich. Motion carried. Time: 7:24 p.m.

ADJOURNMENT

MOTION: by Hrechko, seconded by Crye, to adjourn the meeting. Voting Aye: Heap, Barnes, Hrechko, Crye, Arlis, and Brozovich. Motion carried. Time: 7:24 p.m.

https://v3.boardbook.org/Public/PublicItemDownload.aspx?mk=50357290&fn=minutes.pdf

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