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April 11, 2022 at 6:30 PM - Regular Meeting

Agenda
I. ROLL CALL - 5:30 P.M. - BOARD ROOM
II. CLOSED SESSION - 5:30 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. Collective negotiating matters between the Board of Education and its employees or their representatives
II.C. Litigation that has been filed and is pending.
III. PUBLIC HEARING - 6:30 P.M. - BOARD ROOM
Description:  Conduct of Public Hearing concerning the intent of the Board of Education to sell $3,300,000.00 School Fire Prevention and Safety Bonds.
IV. PLEDGE TO THE FLAG - 6:30 P.M. - BOARD ROOM
V. 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, April 11, 2022.
VI. OPPORTUNITY FOR PUBLIC INPUT
VII. CONSENT AGENDA ACTION ITEMS
VII.A. Approval of Minutes
Description:  It is my recommendation that you approve the following minutes as presented:
VII.A.1. Regular Meeting of March 14, 2022
VII.A.2. Closed Meeting of March 14, 2022
VII.B. Administrators' Reports
Description:  It is my recommendation that you approve the Building Principals', Technology Coordinator's, Finance Director's, Curriculum Director's, and Superintendent's Reports, as presented.
VII.B.1. Building Principals' Reports
Description:  Mrs. Beth Norman
Mrs. Venita Dennis
Mr. Adam Spicer
Mr. Scott Maupin
VII.B.2. Technology Coordinator's Report
Description:  Mr. Mike McCormick
VII.B.3. Finance Director's Report
Description:  Mrs. Lisa Hipes
VII.B.4. Curriculum Director's Report
Description:  Mr. Kevin Feeney
VII.B.5. Superintendent's Report
Description:  a.    Illinois Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Report: None at this time.
b.   Dates to Remember:
          April 27.................. Senior Awards Night, 3 PM - 10 PM @                WHS
          May 6.....................WHS Band & Choir Concert 
          May 9....................WMS Final Band & Choir Concert 6:30 PM
          May 14...................WHS Graduation 10:00 a .m.
          May 26...................WMS Promotion 6:00 p.m.



c.  We received our 2021 Extended tax Rate Calculation from the Will County Clerk’s Office.                                 2021 AV       $ 263,516,439      2020 AV    $_254,075,369            +9,441,070
 2021 New Prop $   1,022,768     2020 New Prop $ 495,177           +527,591
 2021 Total Rate  4.1888____     2020 Total Rate4.2620                 -0.0732
            The Assessed Value increased 3.72%.

As you may recall, we had projected on the "Reality" Levy the following:
                                Projected            Reality             Difference
New Property:      1,082,031         1,022,76      -59,263                                    
Assessed Value 256,467,132      254,075,369  +7,049,307  Tax Rate:          4.1698               4.18888           +0.019

Those figures were determined in November before the Board of Review met. 
            We are not able to access Board of Review numbers until after January 31st.


d.         SOWIC Board Report

e. Fund Balances as of March 31, 2022: See attachment.
VII.C. Treasurer's Report
Description:  It is my recommendation that you approve the Treasurer's Report for the month of March, 2022, as presented.
VII.D. Bills and Payroll
Description:  It is my recommendation that you approve the bills and payroll for the month of April, 2022, as presented.
VII.E. Imprest Fund
Description:  It is my recommendation that you approve the Imprest Fund checks as presented, for the month of March, 2022.
VII.F. Monthly Financial Report
Description:  It is my recommendation that you approve the Monthly Financial Report as presented, for March, 2022.
VII.G. Student Activity Fund Reports
Description:  It is my recommendation that you approve the Student Activity Fund Reports as presented, for March, 2022.
VII.H. Additions to the 2021-2022 Substitute Support Staff List
Description:  It is my recommendation that you approve the following additions to the 2021-2022 Support Staff Substitute List: There are none at this time.
VII.I. Fundraisers
Description:  It is my recommendation that you approve the following Fundraisers:
VII.J. Facility Use
Description:  It is my recommendation that you approve the following Facility Use Requests:
VII.K. Donations
Description:  It is my recommendation that you accept the following donations:
There are none at this time.
VII.L. Sale or Disposal of Property No Longer Needed for School Purposes
Description:  There are none at this time.
VII.M. Approve Summer Weight Training Program
Description:  It is my recommendation that you approve the Summer Weight Training Program, per Mr. Maupin's recommendation. We have offered this program for the past several years.
VII.N. Approve Summer Driver Education Program
Description:  It is my recommendation that you authorize the Summer Drivers Education Program, per Mr. Maupin’s recommendation. We have offered this program for the past several years.
 
VII.O. Approve Purchase of Technology Equipment for Staff Members with Payroll Deductions
Description:  It is my recommendation that you approve the purchase of technology equipment for staff members with payroll deductions to be completed no later than June 30, 2023, subject to approval by the Technology Coordinator/Superintendent's Office, with a limit of $15,000. Any employee wishing to participate after that would have to wait until next year, if we have the program.
VII.P. Approve Illinois Elementary School Association Membership for 2022-2023
Description:  It is my recommendation that you approve the membership renewal in the Illinois Elementary School Association and agree to abide by the Constitution and By-Laws of said Association for the year of July 2022 through June 30, 2023, and authorize the dues.
VII.Q. Approve Illinois High School Association Membership for 2022-2023
 
Description:  Dr. Swick recommends that you approve the renewal of membership in the Illinois High School Athletic Association for the 2022-2023 school year, and authorize the payment of dues.
 
VII.R. Approve Resolution 5-22: Public Hearing of Tentative Amended Budget
Description:  It is Dr. Swick's recommendation that you approve Resolution 5-22 to hold a Tentative Amended Budget Hearing on June 13, 2022. A preliminary workshop will be held on May 9, 2022 at 6:15 p.m. and in June 13, 2022 at 6:15 p.m. in the District Office. Budget will be on display as of May 2, 2022.
VII.S. Approve Seeking Bids on Materials and Concrete for the Building Trades House Expected to Begin in the 2022-2023 School Year
Description:  It is my recommendation that you approve seeking bids on the following items needed for Building Trades Class House which is expected to begin in the 2022-2023 school year:
1.         Building Materials
2.         Concrete

 
VII.T. Approve Consolidated District Plan
Description:  Dr. Swick supports Mr. Feeney’s recommendation to approve the Consolidated District Plan.
 
VIII. OTHER ACTION ITEMS
Description:  There is a Motion to approve the following Consent Agenda Items as presented:
VIII.A. Approve Consent Agenda Items
Description:  It is my recommendation that you approve the Consent Agenda Items.
VIII.B. Personnel
VIII.B.1. Resignations or Terminations
VIII.B.1.a. One WHS Girls' Physical Education Teacher
Description:  Dr. Swick supports Mr. Maupin's recommendation to accept the letter of resignation from the WHS Girls' Physical Education teacher.
VIII.B.1.b. One WHS Custodian
Description:  Dr. Swick recommends that you approve the letter of resignation submitted from a WHS Custodian.
VIII.B.2. Retirements
VIII.B.2.a. One WHS Principal
Description:  Dr. Swick supports the submitted irrevocable letter of retirement from the WHS Principal.
 
VIII.B.2.b. One SIS Custodian
Description:  Dr. Swick supports the submitted irrevocable letter of retirement from a SIS custodian.
 
VIII.B.3. Leaves of Absence
VIII.B.4. Reassignments
VIII.B.5. Recommendations for Employment
VIII.B.5.a.   Summer Worker Positions for Technology Department
Description:  Dr. Swick supports Mr. McCormick’s recommendation to employ part-time workers up to 25 hours per week each, for the Technology Department during the Summer of 2022. 
 
VIII.B.5.b. Student Summer Worker Positions for Custodial/ Maintenance Department
Description:  Dr. Swick supports Mr. Habing’s recommendation to employ part-time student workers during the Summer of 2022 in the Custodial/Maintenance Department, pending compliance with all federal, state, and local guidelines.  Each part-time employee may work up to 25 hours per week, and the total of all salaries paid for the summer should not exceed $7,500.00. Work schedules will be determined by Mr. Habing. Recommendations for specific employees will be made at a future meeting.
 
VIII.B.5.c. Additional Summer Hours for Guidance Counselors
Description:  Dr. Swick supports Mr. Maupin’s recommendation to allow a Wilmington High School Guidance Counselor to work up to five partial days during the month of June. She will be paid at an hourly rate as per the Collective Bargaining Agreement.

Dr. Swick also supports Mr. Maupin’s recommendation to allow both Wilmington High School Guidance Counselors to work an additional ten full days during the month of August from August 1st through August 12th and be paid the per diem rate.
 
VIII.B.5.d. Summer Weight Training Instructors
Description:  Dr. Swick supports Mr. Maupin’s recommendation to hire coaches to sponsor the 2022 Summer Weight Training Program. Only one coach will work per day, and will be paid on a timecard basis. The daily pay rate will be $134.00($33.50 per hour for a 4-hour day), per the Collective Bargaining Policy.
 
VIII.B.5.e. Technology Department Summer Workers
Description:  Dr. Swick supports Mr. McCormick’s recommendation to employ  workers for up to 25 hours per week each, for the Technology Department, for Summer 2022. Employment is contingent on completion of all paperwork, and meeting all local, state and federal guidelines. 
VIII.B.5.f. One SIS (Other) Attendance Secretary
Description:  Dr. Swick supports Mrs. Dennis's recommendation to employ a SIS (Other) Attendance Secretary for the 2022-2023 school year. Employment is pending compliance with all federal, state, and local guidelines.
VIII.B.5.g. One SIS Library Aide
Description:  Dr. Swick supports Mrs. Dennis's recommendation to employ a SIS Library Aide for the 2022-2023 school year.  Employment is pending compliance with all federal, state, and local guidelines.
VIII.B.5.h. One SIS 3-hour Server
Description:  Dr. Swick supports Mrs. Brownlee's recommendation to retroactively employ a SIS 3-hour server for the 2021-2022 school year.  Employment is pending compliance with all federal, state, and local guidelines.
VIII.B.5.i. One WMS Girls' PE and Health Teacher
Description:  Dr. Swick supports Mr. Spicer's recommendation to employ a WMS Girls' PE/Health Teacher for the 2022-2023 school year.  Employment is pending compliance with all federal, state, and local guidelines.
VIII.B.5.j. One WHS PE Teacher
Description:  Dr. Swick supports Mr. Maupin's recommendation to employ a WHS PE teacher for the 2022-2023 school year. Employment is pending compliance with all federal, state, and local guidelines.
VIII.B.5.k. One WHS Assistant Girls' Basketball Coach
Description:  Dr. Swick supports Mr. Maupin's recommendation to retroactively employ an Assistant Girls' Basketball Coach for the 2021-2022 school year. Employment is pending compliance with all federal, state, and local guidelines.
VIII.B.5.l. One Volunteer Assistant WHS Softball Coach
Description:  Dr. Swick supports Mr. Goff's recommendation to employ a WHS Volunteer Assistant Softball coach for the 2021-2022 school year. Employment is pending compliance with all federal, state, and local guidelines.
VIII.B.5.m. One Seasonal, Non-Union, Part-time, Groundskeeper
Description:  It is Dr. Swick's recommendation that you approve a seasonal, non-union, part-time groundskeeper for up to 185 hours between mid-April and mid-October at the  hourly rate of $13.00 per hour. Employment is pending compliance with all federal, state and local guidelines.
VIII.C. Approve the Purchase, Adoption, and Implementation of Textbooks
Description:  Dr. Swick supports Mr. Feeney’s recommendation to purchase, adopt, and implement the following textbooks into the Bruning Elementary and LJ Steven’s Intermediate School curriculum beginning with the 2022/2023 school year, that have been on Public display for 30 days: 
1. Superkids Reading Program©2022 (Student textbooks, teacher resources, and online components for Bruning Elementary and LJ Steven’s Intermediate curriculum, for a period of 6 years= ($62,150.09).
2. HMH Into Reading Program © 2022 (Student textbooks, teacher resources, and online components for 3rd  through 5th Grade Classrooms, for a period of 6 years= ($81,878.46)
VIII.D. Approve Participation and Expenses for Board Members to Attend the Joint Annual (IASA, IASB, IASBO) Conference
Description:  Dr. Swick recommends that you approve the participation and expenses for all 7 School Board Members to attend the Joint Annual Conference in Chicago, November 17-20, 2022.
VIII.E. Approve Title One School-Wide Plans for Bruning, SIS, WMS, and WHS
Description:  I support Mr. Feeney's recommendation to approve the Title One School-Wide Plans for Bruning, SIS, WMS, and WHS.
VIII.F. Approve 2022-2023 Student/Parent Handbooks
Description:  It is Dr. Swick's recommendation to make changes to the 2022-2023 school handbooks for Bruning Elementary, L.J. Stevens Intermediate School, Wilmington Middle School, and Wilmington High School, as per building principals and Board Handbook Committee recommendations.
VIII.G. Approve a 1-year transitional contract for an Elementary School Assistant Principal
Description:  It is Dr. Swick’s recommendation that you approve a 1-year transitional contract for an Elementary School Assistant Principal for the 2022-2023 school year, in the amount of $62,000.00. Employment is pending compliance with all federal, state, and local guidelines.
 
VIII.H. Approve Multi-Year Contract for Technical Integration/Service Specialist/Director of Technology
Description:  It is Dr. Swick’s recommendation that you approve a new, 4-year contract for Mark Langusch to continue serving as Technology Integration / Service Specialist during FY23 and FY24 - receiving a 3% increase in base annual salary during the first year of the agreement, transitioning to the role of Director of Technology (Tech Coordinator) during FY25 and FY26.
 
VIII.I. Approve the Memorandum of Agreement with the Will County Health Department 
Description:  It is Dr. Swick’s recommendation that you approve the MOU with the Will County Health Department for conducting and interpreting Covid-19 Antigen Testing.
 
IX. 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 Lauren Kempes

 IASB Delegate/Legislative Liaison - Peggy Kunz

 Negotiations Committee - Terry Anderson and Peggy Kunz

 TAB/Leadership Committee - Terry Anderson

 
Three Rivers Governing Board - Lauren Kempes

  WILCO Board of Control - Peggy Kunz
X. CORRESPONDENCE
Description: 
  • One thank you card was received from the Bugg family for the donation that was made at the time of Megan’s passing.
  • One Thank you letter was received from Children's Cancer Therapy Development Institute for the donation that was made at the time of Megan Bugg's passing.
XI. ADJOURN
Description:  To adjourn until the next regular meeting on Monday, May 9, 2022, at 6:30 PM. Closed session will begin at 6:00 PM. The Budget Workshop will be at 6:15 p.m.

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