August 17, 2020 at 6:30 PM - Regular

Call to Order
Pledge of Allegiance
Roll Call
Declaration of Quorum
Public Hearing to Sell $2,750,000 Working Cash Fund Bonds
Discussion/Action -  Bond Public Hearing
Board President requests a motion and a second from the Board of Education to enter into a public hearing concerning the intent of the Board of Education of Community High School District Number 217, Cook County, Illinois to Sell Bonds in the amount of $2,750,000 for the purpose of increasing the working cash fund of the District.
Board President states that a hearing is being held to receive comments regarding the District's plans to sell  $2,750,000 working cash funding bonds for the purpose of increasing the working cash fund of the District.
Board President asks the Board for any further comments about the bond sale.
Board President asks the public for any written or oral testimony about the bond sale.
Board President requests a motion and a second from the Board of Education to adjourn the public hearing concerning the intent of the Board of Education of Community High School District Number 217, Cook County, Illinois to Sell $2,750,000 Working Cash Funding Bonds.
Approval of Minutes
July 20, 2020 - Regular Minutes
July 20, 2020 - Closed Session Minutes
       Persons wishing to address the Board of Education are expected to follow School Board Policy 2:230
President’s Report – Dr. Kozal
Information - Meet the New Staff (New hires since August 2019) 
Nick Berrios - Library Media Specialist
Deborah Cane - Social Science Teacher
Olivia Cooper - ELL Teacher
Brandon Cotter - Principal
John Dagres - Assistant Principal of Teaching and Learning
Rosalia Ermitage - Instructional Aide
Charles Farnsworth - Instructional Aide
Andrew Garcia - Science Teacher
Claudia Gonzalez - Secretary to the AP of Student Services (Pending Board Approval)
Brian Grider - Assistant Principal of Student Services
Marinna James - Instructional Aide
James Kantzavelos - Math Department Chairperson
Chris Kelly - Deaon of Students
Carlos Marquez - ESS Teacher
Michael Mathieu - PE Teacher
Samantha Matuszak - Student Teacher - Science
Jacques Moses - Instructional Aide (Pending Board Approval)
Rebecca Mundy - Instructional Aide (Pending Board Approval)
Kyle Murray - Math Teacher
Gary Nothnagel - Interim Director of Buildings and Grounds
Lisa Nowakowski - Instructional Aide
Marisol Onate - Intern - Counseling
Bijal Patel - Director of Educational Support Services
Vanessa Patino - Intern - Social Work
Cynthia Peralta Barrientos - Instructional Aide
Esatella Perez - Custodian 
Meredith Rigo - Instructional Aide
Luisa Rodriguez - Intern - Social Work
Michael Rojas - Student Teacher - English
Melissa Shanley - Speech Pathologist (Pending Board Approval)
Ryan Skendzel - Director of Athletics
Gianni Spadoni - Instructional Aide
Taylor Stamps - English Teacher
Alexa Tanglis - Science FMLA Coverage Teacher
William Toulios - Interim Superintendent
Susan Tracy - Speech Pathologist (Pending Board Approval)
Nicole Wasko - Assistant Principal of Student Activities and Community Engagement 
Carlette White - Instructional Aide
Margaret Wrublik - Psychologist
Scott Zajac - Student Teacher - Humanities
Discussion/Action - Request approval to adjourn to Executive Session for the purposes of discussing:
The appointment, employment, compensation, discipline, performance, or dismissal of specific employees of the public body, including hearing testimony on a complaint lodged against an employee to determine its validity. 5 ILCS 120/2(c)(1).
Collective negotiating matters between the public body and its employees or their representatives, or deliberations concerning salary schedules for one or more classes of employees. 5 ILCS 120/2(c)(2).
Discussion/Action - Request approval of the Personnel Report/Consent Agenda Items.
*All hires are pending successful completion of pre-employment requirements.
Interim Superintendent's Report - Dr. Toulios
Discussion/Action - Approve the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) - Reopening and Operational Plan with the Teachers Union, Local 571, IFT-AFT, AFL-CIO
Discusion/Action - Approve the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) regarding COVID Re-Opening for Student Supervisors and Instructional Aides
Discussion/Action - Approve the Professional Development for Teachers on Equity
Discussion/Action - Approve the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) for Athletics and Activities
Information - FOIA
Mr. Steven Duplain - July 28, 2020
Titles, salaries, email addresses of teachers and administrators
Citywide Building Maintenance - July 20, 2020
Bid proposals for custodial services
Information - Board Committee Minutes
Finance - July 20, 2020
Principal's Report - Dr. Cotter
Information - Upcoming Events
Freshman and Transfer Students First Day - Remote Synchronous Learning
Monday - August 17, 2020 - 8:00a.m. - 2:55p.m.
Tentative - First Day for All Students - Remote Synchronous Learning
Tuesday - August 18, 2020 - 8:00a.m. - 2:55p.m.
Centennial Gala Celebration - Chicago Marriott, Burr Ridge
June 12, 2021
5:30p.m. - Cocktails
6:30p.m. - Dinner
8:30p.m.- Argo After Hours Gathering
Assistant Principal's Report -
Mr. Dagres - Teaching & Learning
Mr. Grider - Student Services
Mr. Simov - Director of Technology
Miss Wasko - Student Experiences and Community Engagement
Business Manager – Mr. Murphy
Informational - Fiscal Year End 2019-2020 Financial Review
Discussion/Action - Approve Posting 2020-2021 Tentative Budget 
Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) Legal Budget Form (thirty (30) day) posting started August 18, 2020.
Budget Report
Discussion/Action - Approve Financial Report and Monthly Payroll
Discussion/Action - Approve Accounts Payable/Imprest
Discussion/Action - Approve Roof Inspection & Maintenance Contract
Discussion/Action - Approve One Year Lease of Surface Devices
Discussion/Action - Approve Donation from Mr. Thomas Burbridge
Informational - 2020 Summer Construction Projects Update
Informational - Student Activity Fund 
Thank you card from Carol McGowan and Family
Thank you card from Kiera Vizza-Milligan and Family
Thank you card from Nicolette Kiburz and Family
Letter from The Argo Teachers Council and presentation of framed "Best High Schools 2020" framed poster
"ACE braves the pandemic to hand out scholarships"
DesPlaines Valley News, Thursday, August 13, 2020
Unfinished Business
New Business
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