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December 14, 2021 at 7:00 PM - Regular Meeting

I. Join the Meeting Remotely
Description:  The public is invited to attend the meeting remotely. Information to join the meeting is below. Join from a PC, Mac, iPad, phone, or android device.

If you would like to address the Board of Education, please send your written comments to by 5:00 pm on the evening of the meeting. Please include your name as part of your remarks.
II. Roll Call
III. Call to Order
IV. Pledge
V. Communications
V.A. D91 Parent Teacher Organization (PTO)
V.B. D91 Foundation
V.C. D91 Parent Athletic Association (PAA)
V.D. Invitation to Address the Board of Education
Description:  Per Policy 2:230 Public Comments at Board of Education Meetings and Petitions to the Board 
At each regular and special open meeting, the members of the public and District employees may comment on or ask questions of the Board, subject to reasonable constraints. 
The individuals appearing before the Board are expected to follow these guidelines: 
  1. Such a person shall submit a request in writing to the Board Secretary to address the Board. Such a request shall be received at least five (5) working days prior to the Board meeting and shall include said reason for the request.
  2. At the meeting, a person who has complied with number 1 above shall inform the Board Secretary of his/her presence at the meeting.
  3. Address the Board only at the appropriate time as indicated on the agenda and when recognized by the Board President.
  4. Identify oneself and be brief. Ordinarily, such comments shall be limited to five minutes.  In unusual circumstances, and when an individual has made a request in advance to speak for a longer period of time, the individual may be allowed to speak for more than five minutes. 
  5. The Board President may shorten or lengthen an individual’s opportunity to speak.  The President may also deny an individual the opportunity if the individual has previously addressed the Board on the same subject within the past 2 months. 
  6. The Board President shall have the authority to determine procedural matters regarding public participation not otherwise defined in Board of Education policy. 
  7. Conduct oneself with respect and civility toward others and otherwise abide by Board policy, 8:30, Visitors to and Conduct on School Property. 
Petitions or written correspondence to the Board shall be presented to the Board of Education in the next regular Board packet unless the Superintendent deems the matter to be urgent. 
VI. Staff Recognition

We will be recognizing D91’s music teacher, Mrs. Sarah Randolph.  She will be leading the KG Choir in a holiday song to be performed at the board meeting.

VII. Student Recognition

We will be recognizing the KG students of the month and the Chess Club.

VIII. Approval of Consent Agenda
The Consent Agenda is a list of routine non-controversial items, which do not require further discussion and which are approved with one motion and one roll call vote. It is an effective procedure to handle routine matters on the agenda expeditiously. All consent items shall be listed with an asterisk(*) and will be enacted with one motion. However, any member of the Board of Education may request that an item be withdrawn from the Consent Agenda and discussed in its regular order.
VIII.A. Approval of Minutes *
VIII.A.1. November Regular Meeting
VIII.A.2. November Closed Session
VIII.A.3. November Special Meeting
VIII.B. Approval of Financial Reports 
VIII.B.1. Payment of Bills (online)*
Attachments: (1)
VIII.B.2. Monthly Financial Reports (on-line)*
Attachments: (3)
VIII.B.3. Activity Accounts*
Attachments: (1)
VIII.B.4. Treasurer's Report*
Attachments: (1)
VIII.B.5. Investment Report*
Attachments: (1)
VIII.B.6. Flexible Spending Account*
Attachments: (1)
VIII.C. FOIA Report *
Description:  We have not received any requests for information under the Freedom of Information Act since the November 2021 meeting of the Board of Education.
VIII.D. Suspension Report*
Description:  Attached is the suspension report for Kelvin Grove for the month of November 2021.  There were no suspensions at Milne Grove for the month of November 2021.
IX. Board Reports/Discussion Items
IX.A. Board Discussion Committee Report

The Board Discussion Committee will meet on Tuesday, December 14, 2021 at 6:00 pm in the Kelvin Grove LRC.  The agenda discussion items are listed below.  All members are invited to attend the meeting.


Committee Discussion Items

  • Overview of D91 Curriculum Review Process

  • Current D91 Curriculum Review Cycle

    • PE/Health & Fine Arts Update

    • Math Review 


Information discussed at the meeting will be reviewed with the full board during the Board reports/discussion items portion of the meeting Tuesday.  I look forward to seeing the committee members and all who are interested on Tuesday at 6:00 in the KG LRC.

IX.B. Nominations for Board Recording Secretary

At the November board meeting, we discussed electing a recording secretary who is responsible for the review of board minutes by the board secretary as well as typing up minutes from closed session meetings.  The recording secretary would also be responsible for being the second signature on various documents, such as staff contracts, financial reporting, etc. confirming the board’s approval of an action item instead of the district paid board secretary signature.


At the board meeting, we will be looking for nominations for the recording secretary by the board members.  A formal vote for the Recording Secretary position will take place during action items.

IX.C. First Reading of Policies - Press Policy Issue 108

Attached you will find a copy of the PRESS Policy Update Memo, Issue 108.  This will include complete descriptions for each draft update. All actual policies with highlighted changes are attached as well.


Please review the policies. The Board will review and discuss these on Tuesday. Updates will be made as the Board deems necessary and they will be submitted for official Board approval as part of the January meeting.

X. Reports of the Superintendent
X.A. COVID Update
Description:  On Tuesday night, Dr. Wilkey will provide an update on Shield testing at both buildings and the recent vaccination clinics that have taken place at Kelvin Grove.  The information will also include reviewing the current mitigations in place and COVID exclusion numbers. 
XI. Action Items
XI.A. 2021 Certificate of Tax Levy



Approve the Certificate of Tax Levy for the 2021 levy as recommended.



Last month I shared with the board, as a part of the November meeting, the estimated amount of the certificate of tax levy. There have been no changes since the November 9, 2021 meeting.


The certificate (attached) will be submitted to the County Clerk’s Office. The county clerk will make the required adjustments based on the tax cap and exemptions. In April or May, we will receive certification of the final extension for 2021.


It is recommended that the Board approve the Certificate of Tax Levy for 2021 as presented and authorized by the President and Secretary to sign the Certificate of Tax Levy (and any other documentation to be filed in regards to the 2021 levy).

XI.B. FY22 Math Audit Proposal


Approve math audit in the amount of $6,900 to be paid from our ESSER III funds.



As part of the curriculum review process and in response to possible gaps due to the pandemic, it is recommended that we participate in a math audit between December 2021 and May 2022 to help identify the strengths and weaknesses of our current math program.  In addition, we anticipate gaining insight that will allow us to develop a work plan moving forward to increase student growth in mathematics.

It is my recommendation that the Board of Education approve the math audit to be paid from ESSER III funds.

XI.C. Workers Compensation Contract with IPRF


Approve the IPRF (Illinois Public Risk Fund) Contract for Workers’ Compensation in the amount of $20,132.



The District has had a contract with  the IPRF since July of 2012 for workers’ compensation. To date we have been very pleased with the service we have been provided with through IPRF. The premium cost from January 1, 2021 to December 31, 2021 was $19,537.00. 

The proposal we received for January 1, 2022 to December 31, 2022 is $20,132.00. In addition, we have received a preferred loss ratio grant in the amount $2,812.00. 

It is my recommendation that the Board of Education approve the contract for workers’ compensation services through Illinois Public Risk Fund for January 1, 2022 to December 31, 2022.

XI.D. Personnel Report
XI.E. Vote/Approve Recording Secretary Position


Approve Recording Secretary Nominee as presented.



During the board discussion in the meeting, the board will determine the nominee for Recording Secretary to be approved during action items.

XII. Informational Items
XII.A. Correspondence
XII.B. Legislative Report
XII.C. Upcoming Dates
XIII. Closed Session
Collective negotiating matters between the District and its employees or their representatives, or deliberations concerning salary schedules for one or more classes of employees. 5 ILC 120/2(c)(2).
XIV. Adjournment

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