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April 29, 2021 at 7:00 PM - Regular Meeting

Agenda
1. 7:00 p.m. - Call to Order & Roll Call
2. Establishment of Quorum
3. Pledge of Allegiance
4. Approval of Agenda
5. Consent Agenda
5.a. Board of Education Meeting Minutes for Approval
Description: 
  • February 25, 2021 Board of Education Meeting Minutes
  • February 25, 2021 Board of Education Closed Session Minutes
  • *FOR REVIEW ONLY* - March 11, 2021 Board of Education Meeting Minutes
5.b. Payment of Bills
5.c. Treasurer's Report
5.d. Board Policy Adoption
5.e. Personnel Recommendations
6. Board Reports
7. Election Results
Description:  Accept Lake County Clerk Canvass of Votes from April 6, 2021, Non-Partisan Election and Proclaim Winners.  The Board of Education will review the Lake County Clerk Canvass of Votes from the April 6, 2021 election and accept the following results for the Office of Grayslake Community High School District 127 Board of Education Members for a four-year full term:
  • Amy Knutson Strack - 2,876 - Elected
  • Doulgas Nerge - 2,616 - Elected
  • Dean Thorson - 386 - Elected
8. Oath of Office - Policy 2:80
Description:  President Conlon-Wasik will adminster the Oath of Office to each newly elected Board Members, Amy Knutson Strack, Douglas Nerge, and Dean Thorson.

Because of Zoom, each newly elected Board Member will recite the Oath of Office individually.

Please read:
I (name) do solemnly swear that I will faithfully discharge the duties of the office of member of the Board of Education of Grayslake Community High School District 127, in accordance with the Constitution of the United States, the Constitution of the State of Illinois, and the laws of the State of Illinois, to the best of my ability.

I further swear that: I shall respect taxpayer interests by serving as a faithful protector of the school district's assets; I shall encourage and respect the free expression of opinion by my fellow Board members and others who seek a hearing before the Board while respecting the privacy of students and employees; I shall recognize that a Board Member has no legal authority as an individual and that decisions can be made only by a majority vote at a public board meeting; I shall abide by majority decisions of the Board while retaining the right to seek changes in such decisions through ethical and constructive channels. As part of the Board of Education, I shall accept the responsibility for my role in the equitable and quality education of every student in the school district; I shall foster with the Board extensive participation of the community, formulate goals, define outcomes, and set the course for Grayslake Community High School District 127; I shall assist in establishing a structure and an environment designed to ensure all students have the opportunity to attain their maximum potential through a sound organizational framework; I shall strive to ensure a continuous assessment of student achievement and all conditions affecting the education of our children, in compliance with State law; I shall serve as education's key advocate on behalf of students and our community's schools to advance the vision for Grayslake Community High School District 127; and I shall strive to work together with the district superintendent to lead the school district toward fulfilling the vision the board has created, fostering citizenship, and personal development.
9. Recognition of Outgoing Board Member (s)
Description: 
  • Mr. Russell Chamberlin - 2009 thru 2021. 12 years of Service at Grayslake District 127.
10. Adjournment sine die
Description:  A brief recess will be held to say goodbye and honor the outgoing Board Member and to Welcome the new Board Members.
11. Call to Order
12. Roll Call of the New Board of Education
Description: 
  • Mrs. Kathleen Conlon-Wasik
  • Mrs. Amy Knutson Strack
  • Mr. Douglas Nerge
  • Mr. Jonathan Reinoso
  • Mr. Hal Sloan
  • Mr. Dean Thorson
  • Ms. Erin Westphal
13. Appointment of President and Secretary Pro-Tem
14. Reorganization of the Board of Education
14.a. Election of Officers
14.a.1) Board President
Description: 
  • President Pro Tem Reinoso will request nominations for the Office of Board President.
  • (Name Here) nominates (Name Here) for the Office of Board President.
  • President Pro Tem Reinoso will ask if there are any other nominations for the Office of Board President.
    • With no other nominations for the Office of Board President of District 127, President Pro Tem Reinoso will close nominations.
  • Must make a motion and read the motion to pass
  • Board Member (Name Here) is declared President of District 127, Lake County, Board of Education
  • THE NEWLY ELECTED BOARD PRESIDENT CONTINUES THIS BOARD MEETING FROM THIS POINT
14.a.2) Board Vice President
Description: 
  • Board President will request nominations for the Office of Board Vice President.
  • (Name Here) nominates (Name Here) for the Office of Board Vice President.
  • Board President will ask if there are any other nominations for the Office of Board Vice President.
    • With no other nominations for the Office of Board Vice President of District 127, President will close nominations.
  • Must make a motion and read the motion to pass
  • Board Member (Name Here) is declared Vice President of District 127, Lake County, Board of Education
14.a.3) Board Secretary
Description: 
  • Board President will request nominations for the Office of Board Secretary.
  • (Name Here) nominates (Name Here) for the Office of Board Secretary.
  • Board President will ask if there are any other nominations for the Office of Board Secretary.
    • With no other nominations for the Office of Board Secretary of District 127, Board President will close nominations.
  • Must make a motion and read the motion to pass
  • Board Member (Name Here) is declared Secretary of District 127, Lake County, Board of Education.
14.a.4) Appointment of Treasurer
Description: 
  • The Board needs to take action of the School Treasurer appointment.
14.a.5) Committee Assignments
Description: 
  • The Board President will appoint Board Members to the following committees for Procedural Policy. The Board President is an ex-officio member of all committees.
14.a.5)a) Facilities and Finance Committee
Description: 
  • Previous Committee Members: Mr. Nerge/Chairperson, Mr. Sloan, and Mr. Chamberlin
14.a.5)b) Program, Policy, and Personnel Committee
Description: 
  • Previous Committee Members: Mrs. Knutson Strack/Chairperson, Ms. Westphal, and Mr. Reinoso
14.a.5)c) IASB Representative
Description: 
  • Previous Representative: Mr. Reinoso
14.a.5)d) SEDOL Representative
Description: 
  • Previous Representative: Mr. Sloan
14.a.5)e) Professional Negotiations Committee
Description:  Previous Committee Members: None at this time
15. Superintendent's Report
15.a. Recognition/Good News
15.b. COVID-19 Update
15.c. FOIA Requests
Description:  All FOIA Requests have been fulfilled.
  • Jairo Gomez, Chicagoland Laborers' District Council - Bid results for District 127 Drainage Improvements.
  • Jario Gomez, Chicagoland Laborers' District Council - Bid results for District 127 Tennis Court Improvements.
  • Jario Gomez, Chicagoland Laborers' District Council - Bid results for District 127 Courtyard Improvements.
  • Shamus Quinn, Indiana, Illinois, Iowa Foundation for Fair Contracting - Bid results for District 127 all bids above.
  • Julie Dustin, DataBid - Bid results for District 127 all bids above.
16. Student Board Representative Reports
Description: 
  • Keegan Fitzgerald, GCHS Student Representative
  • Charlie Lay, GNHS Student Representative
17. Public Participation
18. Closed Session 
Description:  There is a reason for the Board of Education to enter into Closed Session as allowed under School Code 5ILCS 120/1 et. Seq.
  • Review of Closed Session Minutes
  • Review of Audio Recordings of Closed Session Minutes
  • Pending, Probable or Imminent Litigation
  • Personnel
19. Continuing Business
Description: 
  • None at this time
20. Committee Reports
20.a. Facilities and Finance
20.b. Program, Policy and Personnel
20.c. IASB
20.d. SEDOL
20.e. EDRED/Legislative
21. New Business
21.a. Review of Closed Session Minutes
Description:  Closed Session Minutes are reviewed twice annually per Board Policy 2:220. The Board needs to determine whether to declassify some minutes and retain all other Closed Session Minutes as classified from June 20, 2019, through December 31, 2020.
21.b. Disposal of Audio Recordings of Closed Session Minutes
Description:  The past 18 months of audio recordings of closed meeting will be retained starting from July 2019 through June 2020 forward.
21.c. Recommendation to Approve Temporary Technology Summer Employees
21.d. Board Policy Review - 1st Reading
Description:  No Board Action is Requested at this time.
21.e. Recommendation to Award Student Transportation Bid
21.f. Recommendation to Approve Lease for Activity Buses
21.g. Recommendation to Approve Facility Use Agreement
21.h. Performance Services Phase 6 HVAC Improvement Project
21.i. Recommendation to Approve 2021-2022 IHSA Membership
21.j. Grayslake Central Donation
Description: 
  • $120.00 to Grayslake Central High School's Principal Assistance Fund from Benevity Community Impact Fund, American Online Giving Foundation.
21.k. Legislative 
21.l. District Goals Summary
21.m. Committee of the Whole Discussion
22. Topics for Future Committee or Board Meetings and Next Meeting Reminder
Description: 
  • Facilities and Finance Committee Meeting - Thursday, May 6, 2021, at 6:30 pm.
  • Program, Policy, and Personnel Committee Meeting - Thursday, May 6, 2021, at 7:00 pm.
  • Board of Education Meeting - Thursday, May 13, 2021, at 7:00 pm.
23. Closed Session 
Description:  There is no reason for the Board of Education to enter into Closed Session as allowed under School Code 5ILCS 120/1 et. Seq.
24. Adjournment
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