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March 2, 2022 at 7:00 PM - SPECIAL BUSINESS MEETING

Agenda
A. Call to Order and Roll Call.                                                                 7:00 p.m.
B. Public Comment/Response.                                                            
C. Changes to the Agenda.
Description:  This item allows Board Members to add or modify the agenda at the beginning of the meeting.  The Board President will need consensus to modify the agenda.

D. Old Business Discussion.

D.1. Resolution Regarding Local Control to Mitigate COVID-19 - Action Item.

Attachments: (3)
E. Committee Reports.
E.1. Policy Committee - Ms. Gunn.
E.1.a. PRESS Plus #108 Update Memo - First Reading. 
Attachments: (1)
E.1.a.1) Policy 6:15 - School Accountability. 
Attachments: (1)
E.1.a.2) Policy 6:20 - School Year Calendar and Day. 
Attachments: (1)
E.1.a.3) Policy 6:50 - School Wellness.
Attachments: (2)
E.1.a.4) Policy 6:60 - Curriculum Content.    
2 questions need to be answered.  See the description below.  
Description: 
Question 1.

105 ILCS 5/27-23.6 entitled Anti-bias education allows districts to incorporate activities to address intergroup conflict, with the objectives of improving intergroup relations on and beyond the school campus, defusing intergroup tensions, and promoting peaceful resolution of conflict.

Boards that adopt a policy to incorporate activities to address anti-bias education and intergroup conflict pursuant to this law must make information available to the public that describes the manner in which the district has implemented the activities. Methods for making this information available include: the district’s website, if any, and in the district’s offices upon request. See 2:250-E2, Immediately Available District Public Records and Web-Posted Reports and Records, available at PRESS Online by logging in at www.iasb.com. Districts may also include the information in a student handbook and in district newsletters. The Ill. Principals Association (IPA) maintains a handbook service that coordinates with PRESS material, Online Model Student Handbook (MSH), at: www.ilprincipals.org/resources/model-student-handbook.

Does the District provide anti-bias education and intergroup conflict resolution?

 Yes (default)
 No (IASB will remove the sentence regarding anti-bias education and intergroup conflict resolution from policy 6:60. If the Board has adopted policy 6:180, IASB will also remove Anti-bias education and intergroup conflict resolution from its list of extended instructional programs.)
*Question 2.

The repealed family life and sex education programs (105 ILCS 5/27-9.1 and 5/27-9.2, amended by P.A. 102-522) were replaced with the National Sex Education Standards (NSES) (105 ILCS 5/27-9.1a, added by P.A. 102-522) and a developmentally appropriate consent education curriculum (105 ILCS 5/27-9.1b, added by P.A. 102-522). But at the time of PRESS Issue 108’s publication, the term family life, "including evidence-based and medically accurate information regarding sexual abstinence," remained in the Comprehensive Health Education Program (CHEP) (105 ILCS 110/3, amended by P.A. 102-464). The CHEP also includes many other health education topics that all elementary and secondary schools in Illinois must provide, including teen dating violence (105 ILCS 110/3.10, see 7:185, Teen Dating Violence Prohibited, for the required "teen dating violence policy") and cardiopulmonary resuscitation and automated external defibrillator use. For ease of administration, 6:60-AP1, Comprehensive Health Education Program, content includes reference to the new NSES curriculum that is outlined in more detail at 6:60-AP2, Comprehensive Personal Health and Safety and Sexual Health Education Program (National Sex Education Standards (NSES)). 105 ILCS 5/27-9.1a, added by P.A. 102-522. While the NSES law is effective immediately, ISBE has until 8-1-22 to develop its learning standards and resources, and at the time of PRESS Issue 108’s publication, no guidance existed about whether districts that provide the now-repealed family life and sex education programs formerly in 105 ILCS 5/27-9.1 and 9.2, repealed by P.A. 102-522, may continue to do so for: (a) their 21-22 school years, and/or (b) continuing into the 22-23 school year and subsequent school years. Consult the board attorney if the district offered the now-repealed family life and sex education program to assess whether that program may continue during the 21-22 school and/or school years beyond.

Two choices exist for school boards related to providing students with a sex education curriculum:

  1. No sex education; or
  2. NSES a/k/a Comprehensive Personal Health and Safety and Sexual Health Education Program (105 ILCS 5/27-9.1a, added by P.A. 102-522, and see 6:60-AP2, Comprehensive Personal Health and Safety and Sexual Health Education Program (National Sex Education Standards (NSES))).

While boards are not required to include sex education curriculum information in their policies, if they offer it, the new law requires them to identify the curriculum their district uses along with the name and contact information, including an email address, of a school staff member who can respond to inquiries about instruction and materials. 105 ILS 5/27-9.1a(e), added by P.A. 102-522. Methods for making this information available include: the district’s website, if any, and in the district’s offices upon request. See 2:250-E2, Immediately Available District Public Records and Web-Posted Reports and Records, available at PRESS Online by logging in at www.iasb.com.

If NSES is offered, ensure that the superintendent implements both 6:60-AP1, Comprehensive Health Education Program, and 6:60-AP2, Comprehensive Personal Health and Safety and Sexual Health Education Program (National Sex Education Standards (NSES)).

If developmentally appropriate consent education curriculum pursuant to 105 ILCS 5/27-9.1b is offered, ensure that implementation of 6:60-AP3, Developmentally Appropriate Consent Education, aligns with this policy.

Enter the board's choice below regarding communication to their communities in this policy about the sex education curriculum offered by the district:

 The Board does not offer NSES or developmentally appropriate consent education. (No change to the policy.)
 The Board offers NSES and/or developmentally appropriate consent education, but the Board will not communicate the curriculum chosen in this policy. (No change to the policy.)
 The Board offers National Sex Education Standards (NSES) curriculum, and the Board would like to communicate that in this policy. (IASB will add the following sentence: The Superintendent shall implement a comprehensive health education program in accordance with State law, including a personal health and safety and sexual health education program (National Sex Education Standards) pursuant to 105 ILCS 5/27-9.1a.)
 The Board offers National Sex Education Standards (NSES) curriculum and developmentally appropriate consent education curriculum, and the Board would like to communicate both in this policy. (IASB will add the following sentences: The Superintendent shall implement a comprehensive health education program in accordance with State law, including a personal health and safety and sexual health education program (National Sex Education Standards) pursuant to 105 ILCS 5/27-9.1a. The Superintendent shall also implement a developmentally appropriate consent education curriculum pursuant to 105 ILCS 5/27-9.1b.)
 The Board either does not offer NSES, or offers NSES but does not want to communicate that in this policy, but the Board does offer developmentally appropriate consent education curriculum and wants to communicate it in this policy. (IASB will add the following sentence: The Superintendent shall implement a comprehensive health education program in accordance with State law, including a developmentally appropriate consent education curriculum pursuant to 105 ILCS 5/27-9.1b.)
Attachments: (1)
E.1.a.5) Policy 6:120 - Education of Children with Disabilities.
Attachments: (1)
E.1.a.6) Policy 6:135 - Accelerated Placement Program.
Attachments: (1)
E.1.a.7) Policy 6:340 - Student Testing and Assessment Program.
Attachments: (1)
E.1.a.8) Policy 7:10 - Equal Educational Opportunities.
Attachments: (1)
E.1.a.9) Policy 7:20 - Harassment of Students Prohibited.
Attachments: (1)
E.1.a.10) Policy 7:60 - Residence.
Attachments: (1)
E.1.a.11) Policy 7:70 - Attendance and Truancy.
Attachments: (1)
E.1.a.12) Policy 7:80 - Release Time for Religious Instruction/Observance.
Attachments: (1)
E.1.a.13) Policy 7:150 - Agency and Police Interviews. 
Attachments: (1)
E.1.a.14) Policy 7:160 - Student Appearance.
1 question needs to be answered.  See the description below.  
Description:  Question.

If the board would like to expand upon the law’s requirement of race, ethnicity, or hair texture, IASB will amend this sentence as follows: "The District does not prohibit hairstyles or hair textures historically associated with historically associated with race, ethnicity, or hair texture, or any other protected classes under Board policy 7:10, Equal Educational Opportunitiesincluding, but not limited to, protective hairstyles such as braids, locks, and twists." 

Would the board would like to expand upon the law’s requirement of race, ethnicity, or hair texture?

 No (default)
 Yes.
Attachments: (1)
E.1.a.15) Policy 7:180 - Prevention of and Response to Bullying, Intimidation, and Harassment.
Attachments: (1)
E.1.a.16) Policy 7:190 - Student Behavior. 
1 question needs to be answered.  See the description below.  
Description: 

Question.
Are cell phones required to be kept out of sight?

 Yes (default)
 No. (IASB will remove "and out-of-sight")
Attachments: (1)
E.1.a.17) Policy 7:200 - Suspension Procedures.
Attachments: (1)
E.1.a.18) Policy 7:210 - Expulsion Procedures. 
Attachments: (1)
E.1.a.19) Policy 7:240 - Conduct Code for Participants in Co-curricular Activities.
Attachments: (1)
E.1.a.20) Policy 7:250 - Student Support Services.
Attachments: (1)
E.1.a.21) Policy 7:260 - Exemption from Physical Education.
Attachments: (1)
E.1.a.22) Policy 7:290 - Suicide and Depression Awareness and Prevention.
Attachments: (1)
E.1.a.23) Policy 7:310 - Restrictions of Publications; Elementary Schools.
Attachments: (1)
E.1.a.24) Policy 7:340 - Student Records.
Attachments: (1)
E.1.a.25) Policy 7:345 - Protection of Student Personal Information Online.
Attachments: (1)
E.1.b. PRESS 108 Policies - CBA Review.
E.1.b.1) Policy 5:230 - Maintaining Student Discipline. 
Attachments: (1)
E.1.b.2) Policy 5:240 - Suspension
Attachments: (1)
E.1.b.3) Policy 5:290 - Employment Terminations and Suspensions.
Attachments: (1)
E.1.c. PRESS 108 Policies Needing 5-Year Review.
E.1.c.1) Policy 4:120 - Food Services - 5-Year Review.
Attachments: (1)
E.1.c.2) Policy 7:30 - Student Assignment and Intra-District Transfer.
Attachments: (1)
E.2. Education Committee - Ms. Murphy/Ms. Klyber.

E.2.a. Math Curriculum Review Process.

E.2.b. Strategic Plan Goal Four - Family and Community Partnerships.

Attachments: (3)
E.3. Facilities Committee - Mr. Marhoul.
E.4. Personnel Committee - Mr. Muirheid.
E.5. Finance Committee - Mr. Barsotti.
F. Future Meeting Dates.
F.1. March 16, 2022 - Regular Business Meeting, 7:00 p.m. in the Multi-Purpose Room of Ames. (The Board will enter into Closed Session at 6:15 p.m., if necessary, and return to Open Session at 7:00 p.m.).
F.2. April 6, 2022 - Committee of the Whole Meeting, 7:00 p.m. in the Multi-Purpose Room of Ames School.
F.3. April 20, 2022 - Regular Business Meeting, 7:00 p.m. in the Multi-Purpose Room of Ames. (The Board will enter into Closed Session at 6:15 p.m., if necessary, and return to Open Session at 7:00 p.m.).
G. Enter Into Closed Session (If needed).
Description:  *Collective negotiating matters or deliberations concerning salary schedules for one or more classes of employees.5 ILCS 120/2(c)(2).

Security procedures and the use of personnel and equipment to respond to an actual, threatened, or reasonably potential danger. 5 ILCS 120/2(c)(8).
H. Return to Open Session.
I. Adjournment.

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