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December 14, 2020 at 6:30 PM - Board of Education Regular Meeting

I. Call to Order
II. Roll Call
III. Communications
IV.  Public Comment
Description:  At this time, the President of the Board of Education will recognize visitors and ask if any citizen of the community is interested in speaking to members of the Board of Education. Time allowed will generally be limited to three minutes for each individual, unless waived by the President. All individuals who wish to address the Board of Education must sign up in advance. The President may limit the opportunity to address the Board in cases where a person has previously addressed the Board on the same or related subject. Issues brought to the Board prior to being channeled through the proper chain of command will be referred back to the appropriate level.
V. FOIA Requests 
Description:  The Board of Education received a FOIA request from a non profit organization regarding education resources.  The request was responded upon in the appropriate time frame.
VI. Consent Agenda
VI.1. Approval of Minutes
Description:  It is recommended that the minutes from the November 16, 2020 regular meeting be approved.
VI.2. Approval of Treasurer's Report
Description:  It is recommended that the Treasurer Report for November 16, 2020 be approved subject to audit.
VI.3. Approval of Accounts Payable 
Description:  It is recommended that the Board of Education approve the payment of bills listed, received during the month of November 2020, to be paid during the month of December 2020 .and quick pays during the month of November 2020.

Education                     443,124.51
Building                          34,636.27
Transportation                  4,334.81
Tort Immunity LE            33,033.00
Insurance                         1,541.67
Capital Projects             49,962.00
Subtotal:                     565,090.59                                                                  
Education (10)                13,688.07
Tort Immunity                   2,790.50
Subtotal:                        16,478.57 
TOTAL:                         581,569.16

VI.4. Approval of Destruction of Audio Tapes from Executive Session
Description:  It is recommended the Board of Education approve destruction of recordings from the Executive Session on February 25, 2019.
VI.5. Approval of Personnel Change
VI.5.a. Personnel - Classified - Employment

May Turner has been employed as Administrative Assistant to the Superintendent, effective November 30, 2020.  

VI.5.b. Personnel - Classified - Leave of Absence
Description:  Lylah Lagerstam has requested unpaid leave from January 4, 2021 until May 3, 2021, for the purpose of completing her student teaching assignment.
VI.5.c. Personnel - Licensed - Employment
Description:  Riyadh Mahdi has been employed as a Transitional Bilingual Education teacher at Glenview, effective at the beginning of the 2021-2020 school year.
VI.5.d. Personnel - Classified - Resignation
Description:  Abbie Deaton has resigned as an instructional aide at Hillcrest Elementary, effective December 18, 2020.
VI.6. Other Financial Reports
Description:  Enclosed with the Agenda Information is the November 2020 Activity Fund Report, the Budget Summary Expense Report, and the Budget Summary Revenue Report for November 2020.
VII. Committee Reports
VII.1. United Education Foundation
VII.2. Wellness Committee
VII.3. BHASED Governing Board
VII.4. Board Delegate to AFSCME
VIII. Informational Items
IX. Central Office Report
X. Executive Session
Description:  In accordance with Chapter 5, Act 120, Section 2, of the Illinois Open Meetings Act, an Executive Session will be held to discuss:

Litigation, when an action against, affecting or on behalf of the particular public body has been filed and is pending before a court or administrative tribunal, or when the public body finds that an action is probable or imminent, in which case the basis for the finding shall be recorded and entered into the minutes of the closed meetings.  5 ILCS 120/2(c)(11).

The purchase or lease of real property for the use of the public body, including meetings held for the purpose of discussing whether a particular parcel should be acquired. 5 ILCS 120/2(c)(5).

The appointment, employment, compensation, discipline, performance, or dismissal of specific employees of the public body or legal counsel for the public body, including hearing testimony on a complaint lodged against an employee of the public body or against legal counsel for the public body to determine its validity.  However, a meeting to consider an increase in compensation to a specific employee of a public body that is subject to the Local Government Wage Increase Transparency Act may not be closed and shall be open to the public and posted and held in accordance with this Act. 5 ILCS 120/2(c)(1).
XI. Return to Open Session
XII. Unfinished Business
XII.1. EMSD Return To Learn In-Person Discussion
XIII. New Business
XIII.1. First Reading of Board Policies 3:40; 4:80; 4:90; 5:270; 6:20; 6:315; 6:340; 7:100; 7:140; 7:300
XIII.2. Approval of new bus leases
XIII.3. 2021-2022 School Calendar
XIII.4. Memorandum of understanding with AFSCME regarding long-term disability insurance
XIII.5. Appointment of May Turner as School Board Secretary and District # 37 FOIA Officer effective January 5, 2021.  Julie Moreno to serve as alternate FOIA Officer.
XIII.6. Approval of an Agreement and Addendum for the purchase of real estate at 560 19th Street, East Moline IL.
XIV. Adjournment
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