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March 29, 2021 at 6:30 PM - Regular Meeting

Agenda
I. Call to Order
II. Roll Call
III. Communications
Description:  The Board of Education received a thank you card from Tammy Muerhoff for the sympathy plant sent on behalf of her husband's passing.

The Board of Education received a thank you card from Melissa McCullough for the sympathy plant sent on behalf of her mother's passing.
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 district received a FOIA request from Justin Miller requesting a raw response data spreadsheet for the "Quarter 4 Format Survey" Google form sent on 2/23/2021.

 
VI. Consent Agenda
VI.1. Approval of Minutes
Description:  It is recommended that the minutes from the February 22, 2021, regular meeting be approved.
 
VI.2. Approval of Treasurer's Report
Description:  It is recommended that the Treasurer’s Report for February 2021 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 February 2021, to be paid during the month of March 2021, and quick pays during the month of February 2021.

Education                     178,743.64
Building                          85,920.55
Transportation                11858.22
Tort Immunity LE                 75.00
Insurance                              0.00
Subtotal:                     276,597.41                                                               
QUICK PAYS
Education  10                 18,784.13
Building (20)                    3,756.46
Transportation (40)            126.80
Tort Immunity                 37,465.00
Subtotal:                       60,132.39
TOTAL:                       396,862.19
 
VI.4. Approval of Destruction of Audio Tapes from Executive Session
Description:  It is recommended the Board of Education approve the destruction of recordings from the Executive Session on May 20, 2019.
 
VI.5. Approval of Personnel Change
VI.5.a. Personnel - Certified - Employment
Description: 

The following individuals have been offered employment for the 2021-22 school year, effective August 9, 2021:

Stacie Drake - Wells Special Education Teacher
Lylah Lagerstam - Glenview Special Education Teacher
Susan Curry - Glenview Special Education Teacher
Katie Putnam - School Psychologist
Jacquie Shemek - Hillcrest Elementary Science

VI.5.b. Personnel - Classified - Employment
Description: 

Erica Killian has been employed as a school nurse at Wells Elementary (Pre-K), effective August 9, 2021.

Renee Just has been employed as a 2-hour general kitchen helper at Hillcrest Elementary, effective March 3, 2021.

Sandy Dunham has been employed as a volleyball coach at Glenview Middle School, effective March 30, 2021.  Ms. Dunham is also employed as an instructional aide at Glenview.

Efoe Kossi has been employed as a Parent Involvement Coordinator effective March 9, 2021.

VI.5.c. Personnel - Classified - Resignation
Description: 

Vjosa Beciri has resigned as an office/library aide at Wells Elementary, effective at the end of the 2020-2021 school year.

Efoe Kossi has resigned his position as an instructional aide at Glenview Middle School, effective March 8, 2021.

VI.5.d. Personnel - Classified - Leave of Absence
Description: 

Hannah Kupferschmid has requested the use of 20 days of  unpaid leave (March 23, 25, 30, April 1, 6, 8, 13, 15, 20, 22, 27, 29, May  4, 6, 11, 13, 18, 20, 25, 27), for personal reasons.  Ms. Kupferschmid works as an Early Childhood Parent Educator at Wells Elementary.

April Merrill has requested unpaid leave from February 23, 2021, through the end of the 2020-21 school year, for child care purposes.

Jennifer Block has requested the use of unpaid leave on February 16, 19, 23, 25, 26, March 2, 3, 4, 24 and 25

VI.5.e. Personnel - Licensed - Leave of Absence
Description: 

Theresa Wachs has requested to extend her unpaid leave of absence through April 30, 2021.  Ms. Wachs is employed as a teacher.

Jennifer "Ali" Wharfield has requested unpaid leave from April 9, 2021 through the end of the 2020-2021 school year, for maternity and childcare purposes.

VI.5.f. Personnel - Certified - Retirement
Description: 

Jean Wells has submitted her intent to retire at the end of the 2024-2025 school year.  Mrs. Wells works as a Language Arts teacher at Glenview Middle School and will retire with 25 years of district service.  She is retiring under the provisions of Option 1 of the 2020-2025 EMEA Collective Bargaining Agreement.

Jennifer Vyncke has submitted a letter of intent to retire effective at the end of the 2022-2023 school year.  Mrs. Vyncke will retire with 33 years of district service and works as a Reading Intervention teacher at Wells Elementary.

VI.5.g. Personnel - Classified - Retirement
Description: 

Denise DeDecker has submitted a letter of intent to retire on March 31, 2021.  Ms. DeDecker retires with 20 years of district service.

Wanda Cordell has submitted a letter of intent to retire at the end of the 2020-2021 school year.  Ms. Cordell retires with 20 years of district service.

VI.6. Other Financial Reports
Description:  Enclosed with the Agenda Information are the February 2021 Activity Fund Report, the Budget Summary Expense Report, and the Budget Summary Revenue Report for February 2021.
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
Description:  1.  Personalized Learning (Math)
2.  Glenview Exploratories
IX. Central Office Report
Description:  1.  Superintendent Update
  a.  Return-To-Learn
  b.  Community WiFi
  c.  Department Updates
  d.  Gratitude
 
X. Unfinished Business
XI. Executive Session
Description:  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).
XII. New Business
Description:  1.  Job Descriptions
  a.  Elementary Associate Principal
  b.  Digital Literacy
  c.  Math Interventionist
  d.  Summer Success Head Camp Counselor
  e.  Project-based Learning
  f.  Cultures and Language
2.  Approval of proposed pay rate adjustments
XIII. Return to Open Session
XIV. Action following Executive Session
XV. Adjournment
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