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February 11, 2020 at 6:00 PM - Regular Meeting

Agenda
I. Preliminary
I.A. Call to Order and Roll Call
I.B. Pledge of Allegiance
I.C. Approval of Board of Education Minutes
Description:  It is recommended that the Board of Education approve the minutes of the regular meeting of January 28, 2020, including the executive session minutes to remain confidential.
I.D. Approval of Additions and / or Deletions
I.E. Approval of Agenda
II. Special Items
II.A. Dr. Lawrence will provide a report of the first 100 days of school...Information
Description:  Dr. Lawrence will give a presentation and handout of the observations and actions of the first 100 day of school to the School Board Members.
III. Reports
III.A. Board Members
III.B. Superintendent
III.C. RIEA President
IV. Communications
IV.A. Requests from persons wishing to speak on certain agenda items will be called upon at the appropriate time.
IV.B. Citizens wishing to address the Board of Education on items not on the agenda. Comments should be limited to three (3) minutes. (Matters regarding specific employees or students are of a confidential nature and will not be heard in open session.)
V. Action of Routine Matters
V.A. Request for Future Agenda Items
V.B. Blanket Motion
Description:  Opportunity will be given for the selection of items that need no discussion to be approved at the appropriate time on the agenda.  The following items are recommended for the Blanket Motion:
V.B.1. Contracts (a-b)...Action
V.B.1.a. Annual ELA Professional Development...Action
Description:  It is recommended the Board of Education approve the professional development contract with Amplify, 55 Washington Street, Suite 900 Brooklyn, NY in the amount of $9,600. Title funds will be used for this purchase.
V.B.1.b. Comprehensive Audit - District Special Education Services...Action
Description:  It is recommended the Board of Education approve the contract with WestEd Special Education specialists to work in conjunction with our district to conduct a comprehensive needs assessment of our special education services.   The contract with WestEd, 730 Harrison Street, San Francisco, CA, in the amount of $85,932. Title 1(a) School Improvement funds will be utilized for this purchase.
V.B.2. December 2019 Financial Statements...Action
Description:  It is recommended that the Board of Education approve the December 2019 Financial Statements.
V.B.3. List of Donations...Action
Description:  It is recommended that the Board of Education accept the list of donations
V.B.4. Fundraiser Requests...Action
Description:  It is recommended that the Board of Education approve the February Fund Raiser requests.
V.B.5. Overnight/Extended Field Trip Request...Action
Description:  It is recommended that the Board of Education approve the overnight/extended field trip request of the Rock Island High School Debate Team from March 13, 2020 to March 14, 2020 to attend the 2020 IL Debate Community JVN State Debate Tournament in Belvidere, IL.
V.B.6. Bills for Payment...Action
Description:  It is recommended that the Board of Education authorize Bills for Payment dated January 31, 2020 in the amount of $3,771,162.88.
V.B.7. Certified Appointments...Action
Description:  It is recommended that the Board of Education approve the following certified appointments for 2019-20 school year of Melony Williams, Marquisha Harris, Emilie Heald.
V.B.8. Non-Certified Appointments...Action
Description:  It is recommended that the Board of Education approve the following non-certified appointments for the 2019-20 school year of Stacey Gilliland, Carley Crawley, Robert DeMeyer, Helena Bazer, Juan Granja, Marissa Soliz, Aaron Baresel, Michelle Allen.
V.B.9. Non-Certified Coach..Action
Description:  It is recommended that the Board of Education approve the following non-certified coach for the 2019-20 school year of Blake Newberg.
V.B.10. Non-Certified Resignations...Action
Description:  It is recommended that the Board of Education accept the following non-certified resignations during the 2019-20 school year of Kathleen Locke, NS General Help at the Intermediate Academy, with less than one year of service.
VI. Operations
VI.A. Board Policy Revisions...Information
Description:  Members of the Administrative team will present recommended revisions to Board Policies as received from the Illinois Association of School Boards policy service.
VI.B. Strategic Plan Quarterly Report . . . Information and Action
Description:  The District Leadership Team will share the second quarter report to the Board of Education, including the ISBE designated school reports. It is recommended that the Board of Education approve the school improvement plans for Frances Willard and Longfellow.
VII. Business/Finance
VII.A. Illinois School Maintenance Project Grant...Action
Description:  It is recommended that the Board of Education approve the application for the Illinois School Maintenance Project Grant for Restroom Renovations at Rock Island High School Stadium as presented.
VIII. Personnel
VIII.A. Certified Absence Without Pay…Action
Description:  It is recommended the Board of Education approve the one (1) day suspension without pay for employee 20/10/13 and issue a notice to remedy.
IX. Executive Session
Description:  It is recommended that the Board of Education move to executive session to discuss the appointment, employment, compensation, discipline, performance, or dismissal of specific employees of the public body,including hearing testimony on a complaint lodged against an employee of the public body or against legal counsel for the public body to determine itsvalidity. 5 ILCS 120/2(c) (1).  Collective negotiating matters between
the public body and its employees or their representatives, or deliberations concerning
salary schedules for one or more classes of employees. 5 ILCS 120/2(c) (2).
X. Adjournment
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