Consolidated High School District 230 Board of Education met June 27.
Here is the minutes provided by the board:
Call to Order/Pledge of Allegiance/Roll Call Board President Tony Serratore called to order the Regular School Board Meeting of the Consolidated High School District 230 School Board at 6:00 PM on June 27, 2019 in the First Floor Board Room at the Administration Center after which the Pledge of Allegiance was recited. The following members were physically present and answered roll call. Members: Gracias, O’Sullivan, Murphy Peterson, O’Connor, Hardek and Serratore. Member Dalton was absent. Member Serratore made a motion, seconded by Member O’Connor to appoint Member Murphy Peterson as acting Board Secretary in Member Dalton’s absence.
Executive Session Upon motion by Member O’Sullivan seconded by Member Murphy Peterson and unanimously voted, the Board adjourned to Executive Session at 6:02 PM to (1) To consider information regarding the appointment, employment, compensation, discipline, performance, or dismissal of a specific employee of or legal counsel for the public body; (2) To discuss student disciplinary cases; (3) to discuss matters relating to placement of individual students in Special Education programs, and to consider other matters relating to individual students; (4) to discuss collective negotiating matters or deliberations concerning salary schedules for one or more classes of employee and (5) to discuss pending or probable litigation against, affecting, or on behalf of the public body. Roll call vote: Yea—Gracias, O’Sullivan, Murphy Peterson, O’Connor, Hardek and Serratore. Nay—0. Motion carried.
Member Murphy Peterson made a motion, seconded by Member Gracias to return to Open Session at 6:46 PM. Roll Call Vote: Yea—Gracias, O’Sullivan, Murphy Peterson, O’Connor, Hardek and Serratore. Nay—0. Motion carried.
Amendments to Agenda None
Member O’Sullivan made a motion, seconded by Member Gracias that the School Board approve Personnel Action including licensed staff co-curriculars (2019-2020); licensed staff employment (2019-2020) and leaves of absences; professional support staff employment; support staff employment, change of position, leave of absences, resignations and retirement. Roll Call Vote: Yea—Gracias, O’Sullivan, Murphy Peterson, O’Connor, Hardek and Serratore. Nay—0. Motion carried.
Member Hardek made a motion, seconded by Member Gracias that the School Board approve the out of school Suspension for the period May 18, 2019 through June 12, 2019. Roll Call Vote: Yea—Gracias, O’Sullivan, Murphy Peterson, O’Connor, Hardek and Serratore. Nay—0. Motion carried.
All Board and committee meeting minutes approved by the Board will be posted on the District website.
Approval of Consent Agenda Member Serratore referred the Board to the Consent Agenda items, all of which were previously provided to the Board and posted on the District 230 website. Member Hardek made a motion, seconded by Member O’Sullivan that the School Board approve the following Consent Agenda items as presented.
● IASB Annual Dues 2019-2020
● FY’20 Budget Schedule including setting the date for the Public Hearing on September 26, 2019
● Resolution Designating Interest in the Working Cash Fund
● Resolution Allowing Expenditures Before Budget Adoption
● FY’20 Student Fees
● Executive Minutes and Audio Recordings
● Athletic Trainers
● Instructional Materials Adoption
● ALL In Attendance Business Partnership Advertising
● Routine Business Services Resolution (bill listing enclosed)
● Approval of Minutes from Open/Executive Board, Committee Meetings & Special Board Meeting.
Member Murphy Peterson requested clarification on the ALL IN Attendance Business Partnership Advertising. Ms. Erdey shared that the businesses partnering in the ALL IN attendance initiative will be acknowledged on social media, the Districts ALL IN website as well as a banner in each of the buildings. Roll Call Vote: Yea—Gracias, O’Sullivan, Murphy Peterson, O’Connor, Hardek and Serratore. Nay—0. Motion carried.
Board Committee Reports
Report on Education Member O’Sullivan shared the Education Committee met on June 3, 2019 at which time Dr. Dryier shared an Institute Day Update as well as the ALL IN attendance initiative. Dr. Dryier also shared the 2019 Co-Curricular summary. Mr. Hughes shared information regarding Media Center revisions including next steps. Dr. Gonzales provided curriculum updates including Instructional Materials for review. The July Education Committee meeting is cancelled. The next Education Committee meeting will be on August 5, 2019 at which time new committee members will be welcomed.
Report on Student Services The Student Services Committee Chair, Melissa Gracias shared that in lieu of the June 11, 2019 Student Services meeting, the District held the Annual Goal Setting Meeting. Member Gracias shared the next Student Services Committee Meeting will welcome new committee members and will be held on August 13, 2019.
Report on Building and Finance Member Hardek, Vice Chair for Building and Finance Committee provided information regarding the June 17, 2019 committee meeting. Topics discussed included the Resolution to Abate Working Cash, Resolution Designating Interest in the Working Cash Fund and the Resolution Allowing Expenditures before Budget Adoption. Also discussed was the possibility of solar panels at the schools. Mr. Lavelle shared that student fees will remain the same for the 2019-2020 school year and also shared the Athletic Trainer contracts. The July committee meeting will be cancelled and the next meeting will be Monday, August 19, 2020 at 7PM at the Administration Center.
Business Mr Lavelle reported working cash bonds were issued in April and the proceeds from this were received in May. These funds were deposited into the working cash fund as required. Mr. Lavelle is recommending the Board approve the District treasurer to abate $4,500,000 from working cash fund to the District’s operations and maintenance fund. This money will then be moved to the capital projects fund on as needed basis. Member O’Sullivan made a motion, seconded by Member O’Connor that said resolution as presented and read by title be adopted. After a full and complete discussion, the President directed the Secretary to call the roll for a vote upon the motion to adopt said resolution. Roll call vote: Yea—Gracias, O’Sullivan, Murphy Peterson, O’Connor, Hardek and Serratore. Nay—0. Motion carried.
Construction/Facility Reports Mr. Hughes shared that summer projects have begun and are progressing quickly. Mr. Hughes reported on the progress of the wireless card reader door installation, the bollards and the Sandburg chiller. Mr. Hughes shared the safety protocols as it relates to the card readers and lock down capabilities are being reviewed by the Principals, Deans and local Police Departments. Dr. Gay reported visiting each of the schools with Mr. Hughes and Mr. Keating to see how the summer projects are progressing.
Report of the Superintendent of Schools Dr. Gay shared Board Policies for first reading. 4:190-Targeted School Violence Prevention Program, 6:15-School Accountability, 6:185-Remote Educational Program and 6:210-Facility Management and Building Programs and shared these policies will be on display for 30 days. Member O’Sullivan made a motion seconded by Member O’Connor that the School Board approve the First Reading and Public Display of Board Policies 4:190, 6:15, 6:185 and 6:210. Voice Vote: Yea—Gracias, O’Sullivan, Murphy Peterson, O’Connor, Hardek and Serratore. Nay—0. Motion carried.
Dr. Gay shared Board Policies for adoption. Policy 4:30-Revenue and Investments, 4:100-Insurance Management, 4:110-Transportation and 4:150-Faculty Management and Facility Programs noting that these policies have been on display for 30 days. Member O’Sullivan made a motion, seconded by Member Gracias that the School Board approve the Adoption of Board Policies 4:30, 4:100, 4:110 and 4:150. Roll Call Vote: Yea—Gracias, O’Sullivan, Murphy Peterson, O’Connor, Hardek and Serratore. Nay—0. Motion carried.
Dr. Gay on behalf of Administration thanked the Board for a great year and distributed the S4 FY’20 goals. Dr. Gay shared the goals will be discussed at the District’s Leadership Team retreat that will be held on July 18, 2019. Dr. Gay shared that while the goal setting process and priortization of these goals has been successful, in the fall, the District will to look at ways to improve the process, specifically to the priortization process. Member Serratore shared that the Goals Setting process was implemented six years ago and has been very successful and is looking forward to working collaboratively to ensure another great school year. Member Gracias made a motion, seconded by Member O’Connor that the School Board approve the District 230 S4 FY’20 School Improvement Plan as presented. Roll Call Vote: Yea—Gracias, O’Sullivan, Murphy Peterson, O’Connor, Hardek and Serratore. Nay—0. Motion carried.
Dr. Gay shared that this afternoon, the District was notified that it has won its first National Award by winning the National School Public Relations Association (NSPRA)
Distinguished Achievement award of Merit in the category of Internet Website for the District’s new Website.
District 230 Foundation Update Mrs. Erdey shared the District 230 Foundation will be off in the month of July and will be meeting again in August.
Upon motion by Member Murphy Peterson, seconded by Member Gracias to adjourn the meeting at 7:16 PM. Yea—Gracias, O’Sullivan, Murphy Peterson, O’Connor, Hardek and Serratore. Nay—0. Motion carried.