June 8, 2020 at 5:30 PM - Regular Meeting

Agenda
1. Call to Order with the Pledge of Allegiance.
 
2. Roll Call.
 
3. Adopt Official Agenda giving the President discretion to take items out of order or in executive session as needed.
 
4. Approve the Minutes of the Regular Meeting held on May 11, 2020.
 
5. Consider approval of bills as presented in the amount of $2,298,593.06 be authorized; that salaries for the month of June 2020 be authorized; that quick pay for May 2020 in the amount of $149,000.11 be approved; and that July 2020 salaries and bills to be quick paid be authorized.
 
6. Requests signed by interested citizens who attend the Board of Education meeting who request to speak to the Board. 
 
7. Consent Agenda. (Items 7-A through I - Personnel Committee Recommendations)
 
7.A. Employ Stephanie Bell as a teacher for the 2020-2021 school year, effective August 13, 2020, pending successful completion of pre-employment requirements.
 
7.B. Employ Judith Billups as a special education teacher for the 2020-2021 school year, effective August 13, 2020, pending successful completion of pre-employment requirements.
 
7.C. Employ Kristopher Fields as a teacher for the 2020-2021 school year, effective August 13, 2020, pending successful completion of pre-employment requirements.
 
7.D. Employ Jessica Hankammer as a teacher for the 2020-2021 school year, effective August 13, 2020, pending successful completion of pre-employment requirements.
 
7.E. Employ Jess Henderson as a teacher for the 2020-2021 school year, effective August 13, 2020, pending successful completion of pre-employment requirements.
 
7.F. Employ Sherina Johnson as a Curriculum Specialist for the 2020-2021 school year, effective July 1, 2020, pending successful completion of pre-employment requirements.
 
7.G. Employ Tyler Owens as a social work intern for the 2020-2021 school year, effective August 13, 2020, pending successful completion of pre-employment requirements.
 
7.H. Employ Adrienne Reed as a Curriculum Specialist for the 2020-2021 school year, effective July 1, 2020, pending successful completion of pre-employment requirements.
 
7.I. Employ Felicia Rush-Taylor as a principal for the 2020-2021 school year, effective July 1, 2020, pending successful completion of pre-employment requirements.
 
7.J. Create a District Data Specialist position.
 
7.K. Create a secretarial position at the Academic Character Development Center (ACDC).
 
7.L. Accept the written resignation of Michelle Burkhart, teacher, effective at the close of the 2024-2025 school year.  Mrs. Burkhart is requesting to retire under Article 50 - Early Retirement Incentive for Certified Staff Members Eligible for TRS, of the Cahokia Federation of Teachers contract.  Mrs. Burkhart would also like to reserve the right to apply for any additional state retirement incentives that may become available before her retirement date.
 
7.M. Accept the written resignation of Emily Feldker, special education teacher, effective at the close of the 2019-2020 school year.
 
7.N. Approve Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) leave for Melanie Kozak, physical therapist, effective Monday, July 6, 2020 through Monday, October 5, 2020.  Mrs. Kozak will be using her accumulated sick and personal leave days in conjunction with her FMLA leave.  Commencement or termination of this leave may be adjusted.
 
7.O. Employ Tawnya Martin as a teacher for the 2020-2021 school year, effective August 13, 2020, pending successful completion of pre-employment requirements.
 
7.P. Approve Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) leave for Gloria Perry, principal, effective Wednesday, March 11, 2020, through Sunday, April 12, 2020.  Mrs. Perry will be using her accumulated sick and personal leave days in conjunction with her FMLA leave.  Commencement or termination of this leave may be adjusted.
 
7.Q. Appoint Casey Satterfield as a behavioral coach for the 2020-2021 school year.
 
7.R. Approve the written resignation of Brian Arceneaux, paraprofessional, effective May 28, 2020.
 
7.S. Approve a leave of absence for Melanie Armstrong, paraprofessional, effective February 5, 2020, through February 5, 2021.
 
7.T. Employ Marion Deboe as a Curriculum Clerk, effective July 1, 2020, pending successful completion of pre-employment requirements.
 
7.U. Employ Keyanna Flowers as a Curriculum Clerk, effective July 1, 2020, pending successful competion of pre-employment requirements.
 
7.V. Approve a leave of absence for Robbin Madden, maintenance, effective March 13, 2020, through March 13, 2021.
 
7.W. Appoint Melanie Miller as College and Technical Education Specialist, effective July 1, 2020, pending successful completion of pre-employment requirements.
 
7.X. Employ Isaac Ray as an Admissions Officer, effective July 1, 2020, pending successful of pre-employment requirements.
 
7.Y. Employ Maurice Scott as Assistant Baseball Coach for the 2020-2021 school year.
 
7.Z. Employ Gloria Ware as Assistant Middle School Girls Track Coach for the 2020-2021 school year.
 
7.AA. Approve the revised budget for Cahokia Unit School District #187 for the 2019-2020 school year.
 
7.AB. Approve the BoardBook Premier Subscription Agreement between CUSD #187 and the Illinois Association of School Boards.
 
7.AC. Approve PreK-8 and high school student handbooks for the 2020-2021 school year.
 
7.AD. Approve the Contract Renewal Agreement for Food Management Services with Sodexo America LLC, for the 2020-2021 school year.
 
7.AE. Approve Category Two e-rate at a cost of $96,105.50.  Funding from USAC is $74,061.97 and district portion is $22,043.53.
 
7.AF. Approve change order for Wirth Middle School Health/Life Safety summer improvements in the amount of $16,020.26.
 
7.AG. Approve change order for Huffman School parking lot repairs in the amount of $15,000.
 
7.AH. Approve change order for Wirth Middle School roof repairs in the amount of $7,813.
 
7.AI. Amend the district calendar for the 2020-2021 school year to revise the tentative last day for students to May 21, 2021.
 
7.AJ. Adopt Resolution #20-17 authorizing the Superintendent to enter into a MOU with the St. Clair County Sheriff's Department for school resource officers.
 
7.AK. Adopt Resolution #20-18 authorizing the Superintendent to enter into an agreement with Touchette Regional Hospital for workplace drug testing for the 2020-2021 school year.
 
7.AL. Adopt Resolution #20-19 abating the working cash fund in the amount of $750,990.
 
7.AM. Adopt Resolution #20-20 approving the Solar Facilities Site Lease and Subscription Agreement with Clean Energy Design Group, Inc.
 
7.AN. Adopt Resolution #20-21 authorizing the Superintendent to enter into an agreement with The Golden Apple Foundation, pending legal review.
 
8. Old Business.
 
9. New Business. 
 
9.A. Election of Treasurer of the Board of Education for a one-year term.
 
10. Superintendent's Report.
 
11. Administrators' Reports.
11.A. Deputy Superintendent Report.
11.B. Budget Summary Report.
11.C. Curriculum Report.
11.D. Non-Certified Personnel Report.
11.E. Special Education Report.
11.F. Technology Report.
11.G. Retention & Recruitment Report.
 
12. Board Committee Reports: Building and Grounds, Curriculum and Instruction, Finance, Negotiations, Personnel, Policy.
 
13. Executive Session.
 
13.A. Appointment, employment, compensation, discipline, performance, litigation, or dismissal of specific employees.  5ILCS 120/2(c)(1).
 
14. Adjournment.
 
15. Informational Items. 
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