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October 13, 2020 at 10:00 AM - Regular Meeting

Agenda
A. Pledge of Allegiance
B. Roll Call
C. Adoption of Agenda
D. 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. 
E. Approval of Board Meeting Minutes
F. Approval of Financial Reports:
Description:    
F.1. Financial Summary
F.2. Accounts Payable Report
F.3. Payroll Report
Description: 
Payroll Totals for September 2020 
9/4/2020  $    701,499.29
9/18/2020  $    673,200.59
Total September 2020  $ 1,374,699.88
G. Committee Reports
Description:  The ECHO Standing Committee Chairpersons or their designee will report on items presently in progress.
G.1. Policy Committee
G.2. Joint Finance & Personnel and Building Ad Hoc Committee
G.3. Curriculum Committee
H. Administrator's Reports
Description:  The Board will be updated on items presently in progress by the ECHO Central Office Administrators.
H.1. ECHO Central Office Administrators
H.1.a. Dr. Celia Arresola, Assistant Superintendent, HR & Curriculum 
H.1.a.I. Program Enrollments/Open Positions Report
H.1.a.II. Curriculum Committee Update
H.1.a.III. ECHO Reopening Plan Update
H.1.b. Ms. Tarra Batts, Director of Finance & Operations/CSBO
H.1.b.I. Fund Balance Report
H.1.b.II. FY21 District Tuition Payment Report
H.1.b.III. IDEA Flow-Through & Preschool Grant Tracking Report
H.1.b.IV. Change of Signatories on Flexible Spending Account at Providence Bank
H.1.b.V. Thornton Township Treasurer's Office Update
H.1.b.VI. First Student Transportation Update
H.1.c. Mr. Calvin Harden, Director of Technology
H.1.c.I. Student/Staff Call Analytics
H.1.c.II. Distribution of Technology Devices Update
H.1.c.III. Frontline Report App Update
H.1.c.IV. Content Filtering Software
H.1.d. Mr. Brian Paczesny, Buildings & Grounds Coordinator
H.1.d.I. PPE Update
H.1.d.I.a. N95 Mask Fit Training
H.1.d.II. Cleaning Protocols App
H.1.d.III. FY21 Snowplowing Services Bids
H.1.d.IV. School Dude Reports
H.2. Superintendent's Report
H.2.a. Capital Improvement Project Updates
H.2.b. Strategic Plan Update
H.2.c. FOIA Request
I. Unfinished Business
J. New Business
J.1. First Reading of ECHO Amended and/or New Policies
• 2:220 - Board of Directos Meeting Procedure
• 2:260 Uniform Grievance Procedure
• 2:265 (NEW) Title IX Sexual Harrassment Grievance Procedure
• 5:10  Equal Employment Opportunity and Minority Recruitment
• 5:20 Workplace Harassment Prohibited
• 5:100 Staff Development Program
• 5:220 Substitute Teachers
• 5:330 Sick Days, Vacation, Holidays and Leaves
• 7:10 Equal Educational Opportunities
• 7:20 Harassment of Students Prohibited
• 7:180 Prevention of and Response to Bullying, Intimidating and Harassment
• 7:185 Teen Dating Violence Prohibited
J.2. Approval of Extension of the Remote Learning Plus Plan 
J.3. Consent Agenda to Award Contracts for New Construction Project
Description: 
1. Approve contract with Concrete by Wagner, Inc. for Bid Package #3 - Sitework Concrete in the amount of $279,734.00.
2. Approve contract with Pavement Systems, Inc. for Bid Package #4 - Paving in the amount of $197,304.00.
3. Approve contract with Knudsen Construction, Inc. for Bid Package #9 - Carpentry and General Construction in the amount of $2,050,000.00.
4. Approve contract with J. Adler Roofing & Sheet Metal, Inc. for Bid Package #10- Roofing and Sheet Metal in the amount of $528,470.00.
5. Approve contract with CMM Group, Inc. for Bid Package #11 - Aluminum Windows in the amount of $524,317.00.
6. Approve contract with Pinnacle Flooring Company for Bid Package #12 - Flooring in the amount of $660,000.00.
7. Approve contract with Spec Athletic, Inc. for Bid Package #13 - Gymnasium Flooring in the amount of $66,390.82.
8. Approve contract with Just Rite Acoustics, Inc. for Bid Package #14 - Acoustical Ceilings in the amount of $344,853.00.
9. Approve contract with Oosterbaan & Sons Co. for Bid Package #15 - Painting in the amount of $266,400.00.
10. Approve contract with The Larson Equipment and Furniture Co. for Bid Package #16 - Markerboards/Tackboards in the amount of $91,673.00.
11. Approve contract with Interiors for Business for Bid Package #17 - Lockers in the amount of $56,450.00.
12. Approve contract with The Larson Equipment and Furniture Co. for Bid Package #18 - Bleachers in the amount of $30,878.00.
13. Approve contract with Carroll Seating Company for Bid Package #19 - Gymnasium Equipment in the amount of $43,450.00.
14. Approve contract with Colley Elevator Co. for Bid Package #20 - Hydraulic Elevator in the amount of $140,122.00.
15. Approve contract with Flo-Tech Mechanical Systems, Inc. for Bid Package #22 - HVAC Sheet Metal and Controls in the amount of $1,824,600.00.
16. Approve contract with Quality Control Systems, Inc. for Bid Package #23 - HVAC Piping in the amount of $984,000.00.
17. Approve contract with Absolute Fire Protection, Inc. for Bid Package #24 - Fire Protection in the amount of $254,000.00.
18. Approve contract with Tri-Electronics, Inc. for Bid Package #26 - Data & Low Voltage in the amount of $837,185.00.
J.4. Approval of the Removal and/or Addition of Signatories on the Flexible Spending Benefit Plan Account at Providence Bank
J.5. Approval of FY21 Independent Contractor Agreements
1. Omni Therapeutics, Inc.
2. Pedia Staff
3. Sertoma
4. Therapy Care
J.6. Approval of Contract with LineWize
J.7. Approval of Contracts with American Lawn and ASC for Snow Plowing Services
J.8. Approval of Personnel Items
J.8.a. New Hires
K. Closed Session
Description:  RECOMMENDATION:  Motion to adjourn to Closed Session pursuant to Section 2 (c)(1)(2)(5) of the Open Meetings Act, matters related to the for the purposes of consideration of the appointment, employment, compensation, discipline, performance, or dismissal of specific employees of the Joint Agreement; and matters related to the Collective Bargaining Agreements.
L. Possible Actions after Closed Session
L.1. Approval of Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) re:  Long Term Substitutes
L.2. Approval of Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) re:  Remote Learning during Covid-19 Pandemic
M. Adjournment
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