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March 9, 2021 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. Financial Reports: Consent Agenda Items: 
Description:    
F.1. Accounts Payable Report
F.2. Payroll Report
Description: 
FEBRUARY 2021 PAYROLL  TOTALS
   
2/5/2021 683,843.57
2/19/2021 684,516.33
Total February 2021 1,368,359.90
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/Staff Vacancy Reports
H.1.a.II. FY21 ESY Calendar
H.1.a.III. FY22 ECHO Program Calendar
H.1.a.IV. FY22 Projections
H.1.a.V. Vaccination Update
H.1.b. Ms. Tarra Batts, Director of Finance & Operations/CSBO
H.1.b.I. Financials
H.1.b.II. Postage Machine Lease Agreements
H.1.b.III. FY22 Lease Agreements & Addendums
H.1.b.IV. MacArthur School Phase I HVAC Project Financing 
H.1.b.V. Recommendation for Non-Member District Tuition Rates
Description:  In accordance with ECHO Articles of Agreement - Article IV. Finance, Section 1A5. Billing Procedures for Non-member Districts

*Billing rates for non-member districts shall be established annually by the Board.
H.1.b.VI. Pandemic EBT for Students
H.1.c. Mr. Calvin Harden, Director of Technology
H.1.c.I. E-Rate Update
H.1.c.II. Bandwidth Changes
H.1.d. Mr. Brian Paczesny, Buildings & Grounds Coordinator
H.1.d.I. PPE Updates
H.1.d.II. Health/Life Safety Report
H.1.d.III. MacArthur HVAC Phase I Project Bid Recommendation
H.2. Superintendent's Report
H.2.a. Capital Improvement Update
I. Unfinished Business
J. New Business
J.1. First Reading of the ECHO Amended and/or New Policies
  • 3:40 Superintendent
  • 4:45 Insufficient Fund Checks and Debt Recovery
  • 4:55 Use of Credit and Procurement Cards
  • 4:80 Accounting and Audits
  • 4:90 Student Activity and Fiduciary Funds
  • 5:270 Employment At-Will, Compensation and Assignment
  • 6:20 School Year Calendar and Day
  • 6:280 Grading and Promotion
  • 6:340 Student Testing and Assessment Program
  • 7:140 Search and Seizure
  • 7:300 Extracurricular Athletics
  • 7:325 Student Fund-Raising Activities
J.2. Approval to Maintain Closed Session Minutes & the Destruction of Closed Session Recordings
Description:  The ECHO Policy Committee met on Wednesday, March 3rd to review Closed Session Minutes and recommended that the minutes remain closed due to the fact that the need for confidentiality still exists.  The Committee also recommended the destruction of  those recorded Closed Session meetings recorded no less than 18 months after completion.
J.3. Approval of Use of $75,000 from Fund Balance for Phase I of HVAC Project at MacArthur School
J.4. Approval of FY22 Non-Member District Tuition Rates
Description:  In accordance with ECHO Articles of Agreement - Article IV. Finance, Section 1A5. Billing Procedures for Non-member Districts

*Billing rates for non-member districts shall be established annually by the Board.
J.5. Approval of Contract with Quality Control Systems, Inc.
J.6. Approval of Contract with Sullivan Electrical Contractors, Inc.
J.7. Approval of Lease Agreement with Pitney Bowes
J.8. Approval of FY22 Classroom Lease Agreements with Wolcott SD #154, Sunnybrook SD #171 & Thornton HSD #205
J.9. Approval of FY22 Salary Increases for Non-Bargaining Staff
J.10. Approval of Personnel Items
 
J.10.a. Retirement Notifications
Description: 
Retirement Notifications
Name Position Program EFFECTIVE
Deborah Greenberg Occupational Therapist EC 06/04/2021
Patti Schassburger Registered Nurse ECHO 08/01/2021
J.10.b. Resignations
Description: 
Resignations:
Name Position Program Effective
Ashley McCloud Parent Educator FEP 03/01/2021
Beth Wierzbicki LBS1 ECHO 06/04/2021

 
K. Closed Session
L. Possible Actions after Closed Session
L.1. Action re: Termination of Non-Certified Staff Member
L.2. Action re:   Memorandum of Understanding Between the ECHO Joint Agreement and the ECHO Employee Association, IEA-NEA Regarding Extension of the Family First Coronavirus Response Act {"FFCRA"}.
L.3. Action re:  Memorandum of Understanding Between the ECHO Joint Agreement and the ECHO Employee Association, IEA-NEA Regarding E- Learning Day
M. Next Regularly Scheduled Meeting - April 13, 2021
N. Adjournment
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