July 13, 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 June 8, 2020.
 
5. Consider approval of bills as presented in the amount of $2,646,104.11 be authorized; that salaries for the month of July 2020 be authorized; that quick pay for June 2020 in the amount of $1,051,125.68 be approved; and that August 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. Accept the written resignation of Sarah Grandcolas, teacher, effective Monday, July 22, 2020.
 
7.B. Accept the written resignation of Alison Schumacher, principal, effective at the close of the 2019-2020 school year.
 
7.C. Accept the written resignation of Vicki Wilson, special education teacher, effective at the close of the 2019-2020 school year.
 
7.D. Employ Sierra Wood as a Data Specialist for the 2020-2021 school year, effective August 13, 2020, pending successful completion of pre-employment requirements.
 
7.E. Approve the start date change of Marion Deboe, Curriculum Clerk, from Wednesday, July 1, 2020, to Monday, July 13, 2020.
 
7.F. Approve the start date change of Keyanna Flowers, Curriculum Clerk, from Wednesday, July 1, 2020, to Tuesday, July 7, 2020.
 
7.G. Appoint Leslie Johnson as secretary at the 8th Grade Academy, effective Thursday, July 23, 2020.
 
7.H. Create two Classroom Support Specialist positions.
 
7.I. Create an Assistant Director of Technology position.
 
7.J. Create a custodial position at the Academic Character Development Center (ACDC).
 
7.K. Employ Drake Augustine as a teacher for the 2020-2021 school year, effective August 13, 2020, pending successful completion of pre-employment requirements.
 
7.L. Appoint Denise Buettner as the 21st Century/Early Childhood Coordinator, effective Monday, July 22, 2020.
 
7.M. Employ Christopher Chipman as a teacher for the 2020-2021 school year, effective August 13, 2020, pending successful completion of pre-employment requirements.
 
7.N. Employ Troy Cobb as a social worker for the 2020-2021 school year, effective August 13, 2020, pending successful completion of pre-employment requirements.
 
7.O. Employ Pam Elliott as a teacher for the 2020-2021 school year, effective August 13, 2020, pending successful completion of pre-employment requirements.
 
7.P. Employ Sasha Hanvey as a teacher for the 2020-2021 school year, effective August 13, 2020, pending successful completion of pre-employment requirements.
 
7.Q. Employ Gregory Hudson as a teacher for the 2020-2021 school year, effective August 13, 2020, pending successful completion of pre-employment requirements.
 
7.R. Employ Keev'a Johnson as a teacher for the 2020-2021 school year, effective August 13, 2020, pending successful completion of pre-employment requirements.
 
7.S. Employ Michael Oranika as a teacher for the 2020-2021 school year, effective August 13, 2020, pending successful completion of pre-employment requirements.
 
7.T. Accept the written resignation of Sonya DeBruce, custodian, effective at the close of the 2024-2025 school year.  Ms. DeBruce is requesting to retire under Article 27 - Early Retirement Incentive of the Service Workers Council of the Cahokia Federation of Teachers, Local 1272 contract.  Ms. DeBruce would like to reserve the right to apply for any additional state retirement incentives that may become available before her retirement date.
 
7.U. Appoint Elaine Doias as a Title I Paraprofessional for the 2020-2021 school year, effective August 17, 2020.
 
7.V. Accept the written resignation of Janice Downard, custodian, effective Thursday, June 25, 2020.
 
7.W. Appoint Sherry Gibson as the Early Childhood Assistant Parent Communication Specialist, effective July 13, 2020.
 
7.X. Employ Donald Gilmer as a mechanic, effective July 16, 2020, pending successful completion of pre-employment requirements.
 
7.Y. Approve Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) for Kshon McCall, effective Wednesday, July 22, 2020, through Wednesday, October 14, 2020.  Mr. McCall will be using his sick, personal, and vacation time, and will be docked for the remainder of this leave.  Termination of this leave may be adjusted depending on his doctor's instructions.
 
7.Z. Employ Mary Mueller as the Staff Accountant, effective July 15, 2020, pending successful completion of pre-employment requirements.
 
7.AA. Appoint Robin Riley as a Title I Paraprofessional for the 2020-2021 school year, effective August 17, 2020.
 
7.AB. Approve Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) for Bernadette Wiggins, effective Wednesday, July 8, 2020, through Wednesday, September 30, 2020.  Ms. Wiggins will be using her sick, personal and vacation time, and will be docked for the remainder of this leave.  Termination of this leave may be adjusted depending on her doctor's instructions.
 
7.AC. Employ Harold Wright, Jr. as the Assistant Director of Technology, effective July 13, 2020, pending successful completion of pre-employment requirements.
  
7.AD. Approve change order for Huffman, Maplewood and Wirth H/L Safety summer improvements in the amount of $33,474.74.
 
7.AE. Approve change order for Penniman and Wirth Health/Life Safety summer improvements in the amount of $8,220.12.
 
7.AF. Approve change order for Maplewood and Wirth Health/Life Safety summer improvements in the amount of $4,420.32.
 
7.AG. Approve change order for Wirth Middle School roof repairs in the amount of $6,772.00.
 
7.AH. Approve payment to Mississippi Valley Insurance Cooperative (MISSVIC) in the amount of $826,029.00 for property and casualty insurance for the period of July 1, 2020 - June 30, 2021.
 
7.AI. Re-appoint Derek Filcoff to serve as the hearing officer for the student discipline hearings for the 2020-2021 school year.
 
7.AJ. Amend the district calendar for the 2020-2021 school year to change November 3, 2020 to a holiday per SB 1863 and the Illinois State Board of Education.
 
7.AK. Adopt Resolution #20-22 authorizing the President of the Board of Education to enter into Agreement with Thomas R. Ysursa and his law firm of Becker, Hoerner, Thompson & Ysursa, P.C.
 
7.AL. Adopt Resolution #20-23 authorizing the President of the Board of Education to enter into Agreement with Michael Wagner and his law firm of Clayborne, Sabo & Wagner, LLP.
 
7.AM. Adopt Resolution #20-24 certifying that the conditions for previously approved hazardous routes continue to exist and that funding on these routes be requested for the 2020-2021 school year.
 
7.AN. Adopt Resolution #20-25 authorizing the destruction of audio tape recordings of the following closed session meetings:   July 9, 2018; July 25, 2018; August 6, 2018; September 10, 2018; October 24, 2018; November 5, 2018.
 
7.AO. Adopt Resolution #20-26 to extend the administrative agreement for Arnett Harvey as Superintendent through June 30, 2023.
 
7.AP. Adopt Resolution #20-27 to extend the administrative agreement for Tanya Mitchell as Deputy Superintendent through June 30, 2023.
 
7.AQ. Adopt Resolution #20-28 authorizing the Superintendent to enter into a MOU with the Cahokia Police Department for school resource officers at Cahokia High School, pending legal review.
 
7.AR. Adopt Resolution #20-29 authorizing the Superintendent to enter into a MOU with the Cahokia Police Department for a school resource officer at ACDC, pending legal review.
 
7.AS. Adopt Resolution #20-30 authorizing the Superintendent to enter into a Memorandum of Understanding with the Local 1272, IFT-AFT, AFL-CIO.
 
7.AT. Adopt Resolution #20-31 authorizing the Superintendent to enter into a School Staffing Service Agreement with SHC Services, Inc. d/b/a Supplemental Health Care.
 
7.AU. Adopt Resolution #20-32 authorizing the Superintendent to enter into a 48 month agreement with AEP Energy, subject to approval by legal and administration.
 
8. Old Business.
 
9. New Business. 
 
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.
 
12.A. Policy Committee Recommendations.  The following proposed policy revisions and additions to the Board Policy Manual are available for public viewing for the next thirty days with plans for adoption at the August 10, 2020, board meeting:

Revisions: 2:20, 2:70, 2:70-E, 2:100, 2:105, 2:110, 2:125, 2:125-E1, 2:125-E2, 2:160, 2:160-E, 2:200, 2:220, 2:220-E2, 2:220-E6, 2:260, 3:40-E, 4:15, 4:30, 4:50, 4:60, 4:80, 4:150, 4:180, 5:10, 5:20, 5:20-E, 5:30, 5:50, 5:60, 5:60-E1, 5:60-E2, 5:90, 5:100, 5:120, 5:150, 5:200, 5:220, 5:250, 5:280, 5:290, 5:330, 6:20, 6:60, 6:135, 6:150, 6:280, 6:300, 7:20, 7:40, 7:70, 7:90, 7:130, 7:150, 7:180, 7:190, 7:270, 7:325, 7:340, 8:10, 8:30, 8:80, 8:110
Additions: 2:220-E9, 7:345
 
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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