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August 11, 2020 at 10:00 AM - Regular Meeting of the ECHO Executive Board of Directors

A. Call to Order
B. Pledge of Allegiance
C. Roll Call
D. Adoption of Agenda
E. Presentation of Agenda Items & Questions/Comments from the Public
Description:  Public comments are limited to three (3) minutes per person.  At this time, the Board President will call on those who have requested to make Public Comment.  Please understand that the Board will not respond to comments made during Public Comment but may direct the Superintendent to address the matter at a later time. 
F. Approval of Board Meeting Minutes
G. Financial Reports: Consent Agenda Items: 
G.1. Financial Summary
G.2. Accounts Payable
G.3. Payroll 

H. Committee Reports
Description:  The ECHO Standing Committee Chairpersons or their designee will report on items presently in progress.
H.1. Policy Committee
H.2. Joint Finance & Personnel and Building Ad Hoc Committee
H.3. Curriculum Committee
I. Administrator's Reports
Description:  The Board will be updated on items presently in progress by the ECHO Central Office Administrators.
I.1. ECHO Central Office Administrators
I.1.a. Dr. Celia Arresola, Assistant Superintendent
I.1.a.I. Recommended FY21 Reopening Plan 
I.1.a.II. Remote Learning Process Update
I.1.a.III. FY21 Open Positions
I.1.b. Ms. Tarra Batts, Director of Finance & Operations/CSBO
I.1.b.I. Fund Balance Report
I.1.b.II. FY21 District Billings
I.1.b.III. FY20 IDEA Flow-Through & Preschool Reports
I.1.b.IV. FY21 Tentative Budget
I.1.c. Mr. Calvin Harden, Director of Technology
I.1.c.I. FY21 Technology Budget
I.1.c.II. Remote Learning Camera Solutions
I.1.d. Mr. Brian Paczesny, Buildings & Grounds Coordinator
I.1.d.I. Projects Update
I.1.d.II. FY21 Reopening Cleaning Protocols
I.2. Executive Director's Report
I.2.a. Capital Improvement Project Update
I.2.b. FY21 Board Information
J. Unfinished Business: 
J.1. Approve ECHO Policies
     2:160 Board Attorney
     4:50 Payment Procedures
     5:35 Compliance with the Fair Labor Standards Act
     5:60 Expenses 5:150 Personnel Records
     5:280 Duties and Qualifications
     6:280 Grading and Promotion
     7:90 Release During School Hours
     8:10 Connection with the Community
     8:30 Visitors to and Conduct on School Property
     8:80 Gifts to the Cooperative
     8:110 Public Suggestions and Concerns
K. New Business
K.1. Approve FY21 ECHO Program Calendar
K.2. Approve FY21 Building and Classroom Lease Agreements
     Gen. Geo. Patton School District 133
     Prairie Hills School District 144
     Hazel Crest School District 152.5
     Wolcott School District 154
     Calumet School District 155
     Sunnybrook School District 171
K.3. Approve Resolution Affirming Transitioning to School Plan for the 2020-21 School Year
K.4. Approve and Ratify the Use of Self-Certification and Verification Forms
K.5. Approve Policy - Face Covering for Students, Employees, and Visitors
K.6. Approve Financial Advisory Engagement Letter with Crystal Financial
K.7. Approve the Board of Trustees of Illinois State University Student Teaching Placement Agreement.
K.8. Approval of Personnel Items
K.8.a. Resignations
K.8.b. New Hires
L. Closed Session
M. Possible Actions after Closed Session
M.1. Workers Compensation Commission Case Appeal Surety Bond
M.2. Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for Payroll Procedures
M.3. Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for Remote Learning Days & ESY for FY20
N. Next Regular Meeting:  September 8, 2020
O. Adjournment
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