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November 12, 2020 at 6:30 PM - Regular Board of Education Meeting

1. Call to Order
2. Roll Call
3. Pledge of Allegiance
4. Reception of Guests and Public Communications
“A board meeting is a business meeting that is conducted in front of the public, but not a meeting of the public” (Illinois Association of School Boards, 2013). Those who wish to address the Board during the business meeting may do so during this portion of the meeting."
5. Approval of Bills for Payment - $ 303,458.96
6. Consent Agenda
6.1. Approval of October 8, 2020 Regular Meeting Minutes and October 8, 2020 Closed Session Minutes
6.2. Approval of Payroll                            
Education Fund                                 $ 286,158.72
Building Fund                                    $  21,572.57
Transportation Fund                         $   12,647.71 
Total                                                  $ 320,379.00
6.3. Approval of NES and NJSHS Activity Accounts
6.4. Accept Donations
Description:  NES received several books from the New York Road Runners Rising Running program.  This is from last year when the students did the required activities we earned the books.
7. Consider a Motion to Approve a Resolution Authorizing the Submission of a Waiver to the Illinois State Board of Education
8. Consider a Motion to Approve the Tentative Tax Levy
Description:  Two documents attached.  As usual, I tried to estimate high.  Being subject to PTELL, we won't get what we ask for  - only what PTELL will allow.
9. Set a Special Meeting to hold the Truth in Taxation Hearing and Approval of the Tax Levy
Description:  Notice of the Tax Levy hearing must be on display 30 days prior to the hearing.  Our December meeting is scheduled for December 10.  That is only 28 days.  We can either schedule a special meeting on December 16 or move the regular meeting to a date after December 12.
10. Information and Administrative Reports
10.1. Superintendent's Report
10.2. Elementary Principal's Report
10.3. Junior-Senior High Principal's Report
10.4. AD/Dean of Students' Report
11. Review Monthly Cash Flow Report
12. Closed Session for Exception 1, the employment compensation, discipline, performance, or dismissal of specific employees of the public body; Exception 2, Collective bargaining matters between the school board and its employees or their representatives, or deliberations concerning salary schedules for one or more classes of employees; Exception 10, The placement of individual students in special education  programs and other matters relating to individual students; Exception 11, Pending litigation
Description:  Exception 1:
We need to discuss the first round of principal interviews.  We interviewed five candidates:  Jordan Bear, Yvonne West, Cody Lewis, Leigh Ann Stuckemeyer, and Mary Ellen Thomas.  We need to narrow down the finalists and come up with a time to interview finalists as a whole board.
Exception 2:
Nothing at this time
Exception 10:
Mrs. Helmers would like to discuss a returning student to NES and why we may need to consider employing an additional paraprofessional.
Exception 11:
I have heard nothing else from the attorney on the lawsuit.
13. Accept Resignations
14. Hire Personnel
15. Approve Volunteers
16. Approve Advertising for Open Positions
17. Agenda Items for Future Meetings
18. Adjourn
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