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November 8, 2021 at 6:30 PM - Regular Meeting

Agenda
I. ROLL CALL - 6:00 P.M. - BOARD ROOM
II. CLOSED SESSION - 6:00 P.M. - CONFERENCE ROOM
Description:  To discuss in closed session and to take action in open session:
II.A. The appointment, employment, compensation, discipline, performance, or dismissal of specific employees/coaches.
II.B. Acquisition (purchase or lease)  of real property
II.C. Litigation that has been filed and is pending.
III. PLEDGE TO THE FLAG - 6:30 P.M. - BOARD ROOM
III.A. APPROVE THE AGENDA
Description:  It is my recommendation that the Board approve the agenda for the regular meeting of the Board of Education of Wilmington Community School District No. 209-U, for Monday, November 8, 2021.
IV. OPPORTUNITY FOR PUBLIC INPUT
V. CONSENT AGENDA ACTION ITEMS
V.A. Approval of Minutes
Description:  It is my recommendation that you approve the following minutes as presented:
V.A.1. Approve Regular Meeting Minutes of October 18, 2021
V.A.2. Approve Closed Meeting Minutes of October 18, 2021
V.B. Administrators' Reports
Description:  It is my recommendation that you approve the Building Principals', Technology Coordinator's, Business Manager's, Curriculum Director's, and Superintendent's Reports, as presented.
V.B.1. Building Principals' Reports
Description:  Mrs. Beth Norman
Mrs. Venita Dennis
Mr. Adam Spicer
Mr. Scott Maupin
V.B.2. Technology Coordinator's Report
Description:  Mr. Mike McCormick
V.B.3. Finance Director's Report
Description:  Mrs. Lisa Hipes
V.B.4. Curriculum Director's Report
Description:  Mr. Kevin Feeney
V.B.5. Superintendent's Report
Description:  Dr. Matt Swick:

a. Illinois Freedom of Information Act Report: One FOIA was received from Marcell Kentre, requesting electronic copies of the most recent Transportation RFP and beverage RFP documents.  Mr. Feeney responded via email, providing the requested information.

b. Illinois Freedom of Information Act: One FOIA was received from Vince Espi with Local Labs requesting electronic records of any contracts and documents relating to business with Panorama education. Mr. Feeney responded via email stating that the Wilmington School District has not done any business with Panorama education.


c. Dates to Remember: Please see attachment

d. School Report Card Overviews are attached. Full reports are available, and will be posted to the website.

e. Seven WHS students have been selected as Illinois State Scholars.

f. We have been notified of the final 2022 IMRF Rate. We will decrease from 16.21% to 13.66%. 

g. SOWIC notes.  Please see  attached.

h. Fund Balances as of November 30, 2021: See attachment.
V.C. Treasurer's Report
Description:  It is my recommendation that you approve the Treasurer's Report for the month of October, 2021, as presented.
V.D. Bills and Payroll
Description:  It is my recommendation that you approve the bills and payroll for the month of November, 2021, as presented.
V.E. Imprest Fund
Description:  It is my recommendation that you approve the Imprest Fund checks as presented, for the month of October, 2021.
V.F. Monthly Financial Report
Description:  It is my recommendation that you approve the Monthly Financial Report as presented, for October, 2021.
V.G. Student Activity Fund Reports
Description:  It is my recommendation that you approve the Student Activity Fund Reports as presented, for October, 2021.
V.H. Additions to Substitute Lists for 2021-2022
Description:  It is my recommendation that you approve the additions to the 2021-2022 Substitute Support Staff Lists: None at this time.
 
V.I. Fundraisers
Description:  It is my recommendation that you approve the following Fundraisers:
V.J. Facility Use
Description:  It is my recommendation that you approve the following Facility Use Requests:
V.K. Donations
Description:  It is my recommendation that you accept the following donations: None at this time.
V.L. Sale or Disposal of Property No Longer Needed for School Purposes
Description:  There are none at this time.
V.M. Approve Application for School Assistance in Federally Affected Areas and Appoint Representative for Public Law 874
Description:  This is an annual application for School Assistance in Federally Affected areas, specifically for us, the Joliet Ammunition Plant. It is my recommendation that you approve the application for School Assistance in federally connected areas and to appoint Dr. Matt Swick, Superintendent, as the authorized representative for Public Law 874 commitments.
V.N. Approve Scheduling the Truth-In-Taxation Hearing for December 13, 2021 at 6:15 p.m.
Description:  We are compiling information from the Assessors to prepare our 2021 levy. In order to make sure that we access all the dollars available to us, I am recommending that we hold a Truth-In-Taxation Hearing on December 13, 2021 at 6:15 p.m. The 2021 Estimated Levy and Calendar are included among the agenda attachments.
V.O. Approve Curriculum- Program of Studies for the 2022-2023 School Year
Description:  It is my recommendation that you approve the Wilmington High School Program of Studies for the 2022-2023 school year as submitted by Dr. Swick and Mr. Maupin.
V.P. Approve the Intergovernmental Agreement - Grundy County Reciprocal Reporting Agreement
Description:  This is an annual agreement that we have with Grundy County allowing us to share information with them. It is my recommendation that you approve the Reciprocal Reporting Agreement with Grundy County.
 
V.Q. School Improvement Plans
Description:  It is my recommendation that you approve the School Improvement Plans for Bruning Elementary School, L.J. Stevens Intermediate School, Wilmington Middle School, and Wilmington High School.
 
V.R. Approve the Renewal of the Networking Agreement with Guardian Angel Community Services
 
Description:  It is my recommendation that you approve the renewal of the annual agreement with Guardian Angel Community Services.
 
VI. OTHER ACTION ITEMS
Description:  There is a Motion to approve the following Consent Agenda Items as presented:
VI.A. Approve Consent Agenda Items
Description:  It is my recommendation that you approve the Consent Agenda Items.
VI.B. Personnel
VI.B.1. Resignations or Terminations
VI.B.2. Retirements
VI.B.3. Leaves of Absence
VI.B.3.a. One WMS Secretary
Description:  Dr. Swick supports the retroactive FMLA request from a WMS Secretary.  Leave began on October 18, 2021, and she returned to work on November 1, 2021.
VI.B.4. Reassignments
VI.B.5. Recommendations for Employment
VI.B.5.a. One Part-time, 4-hour, 9-month, Bruning Custodian
Description:  Dr. Swick supports Mr. Habing’s recommendation to employ a Part-time, 4-hour, 9-month Bruning Elementary Custodian for the 2021-2022 school year. Employment is pending compliance with all federal, state, and local guidelines.
 
VI.B.5.b. One Volunteer Assistant WHS Wrestling Coach
Description:  Dr. Swick supports Mr. Goff's recommendation to employ a Volunteer Assistant WHS Wrestling Coach for the 2021-2022 season.  Employment is pending compliance with all federal, state and local guidelines.
VI.B.5.c. One WMS Assistant Track Coach 
Description:  Dr. Swick supports Mr. Spicer's recommendation to employ a WMS Assistant Track coach at Step 11 on the Collective Bargaining Agreement for the 2021-2022 season. Employment is pending compliance with all federal, state and local guidelines.
VI.C. Adopt Resolution 14-21: Land Acquisition
Description:  It is my recommendation that you adopt Resolution 14-21 for the purchase of vacant land located at 921 Wedgewood Ct. for the purchase price of $40,000.00.
 
VI.D. Adopt Resolution 15-21: Land Acquisition
Description:  It is my recommendation that you adopt Resolution 15-21 for the purchase of vacant land located at 924 Winchester Green Drive for the purchase price of $40,000.00.
 
VII. DISCUSSION ITEMS - PRESIDENT'S PREROGATIVE
Description:  Board Policy - Stephanie Southall and C.J. Dziuban

Facilities Update/Construction Committee - Terry Anderson and Ben Stickel

Foundation for Excellence - Tim Cragg

Handbook Committee - Ben Stickel and Katrina Plese

IASB Delegate/Legislative Liaison - Peggy Kunz

Negotiations Committee - Terry Anderson and Peggy Kunz

TAB/Leadership Committee - Terry Anderson

Three Rivers Governing Board - Katrina Plese

WILCO Board of Control - Peggy Kunz
VIII. CORRESPONDENCE
Description:  None at this time.
IX. ADJOURN
Description:  To adjourn until the next regular meeting on Monday, December 13, 2021, at 6:30 PM. Closed session will begin at 6:00 PM.

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