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December 17, 2019 at 6:00 PM - Regular Meeting

Agenda
1. Roll Call (6:00 p.m.)
2. Closed Session
It is recommended that the Board move into closed session to consider information regarding the appointment, employment, compensation, discipline, performance, or dismissal of specific employees of the public body or legal counsel for the public body, including hearing testimony on a complaint lodged against an employee of the public body or against legal counsel for the public body to determine its validity; student disciplinary cases; and security procedures and the use of personnel and equipment to respond to an actual, a threatened, or a reasonably potential danger to the safety of employees, students, staff, the public, or public property. 
3. Recall to Order of Open Session (7:00 p.m.)
4. Pledge of Allegiance/Student Recognition
5. Staff Recognition
6. Public Hearing Regarding Columbus Day and Veteran's Day as Student Attendance Days
7. Truth in Taxation Hearing for Levy Year 2019
8. Changes/Deletions to the Agenda
9. Statements from Visitors
The President will recognize members of the audience who wish to make a brief statement to the Board regarding any items listed on the agenda. The Board will take all statements under advisement without discussion.
10. Communications
11. FOIA Requests
12. Board Committee Reports
12.1. Niles Township District for Special Education #807
12.2. Village of Skokie-Morton Grove
12.3. ED-RED
12.4. Subcommittee Reports
13. Administrative Reports
13.1. School and District Updates
13.2. Calendar 2020-21
13.3. Proposed Start/End Times 2021-2022
13.4. CFC Annual Report 2018-19
13.5. Curriculum Update (Lincoln):  Responding to Bias at School    
13.6. Equity Work Group Launch
14. New Business
14.1. Approval of Five Year Review Policies. 
14.2. Approval of Policies for First Reading in Sections 2, 4, and 5.
14.3. Approval of Policy First Read Section(s) 5, 6, and 8 (PARTIAL)
14.4. Approval of Policy First Read Section(s) 7:20, 7:150, 7:270 and 4:190
14.5. Resolution (i) authorizing and providing for a lease agreement for the purpose of building and equipping a new school building and improving the site thereof and for the issuance of approximately $25,125,000 Taxable General Obligation Lease Obligations (Alternate Revenue Source), Series 2020, evidencing the rights to payment under said agreement, (ii) providing for the pledge of certain revenues to the payment of principal and interest on said Lease Obligations under said lease agreement and the levy of a direct annual tax sufficient to pay such principal and interest if the pledged revenues are insufficient to make such payment and (iii) authorizing the sale of said Lease Obligations to the purchaser thereof.
15. Old Business
16. Consent Agenda
It is recommended that the consent agenda for December 17, 2019 be approved as listed.
16.1. Approval of Minutes
16.1.1. Regular Meeting – November 19, 2019
16.1.2. Facilities & Finance Meeting - December 16, 2019
16.2. Payment of Bills dated November 30, 2019 in the amount of $673,684.80.
16.3. Personnel
16.4. Resolution Authorizing the Adoption of the Levy for the 2019 Levy Year
Approve the amounts to be levied for the year 2019 on the equalized assessed value for all taxable property within School District 69, Cook County, Illinois and authorize the President and Secretary of this Board to sign and file the Certification of Tax Levy, including the foregoing amounts and purposes with the Clerk of Cook County.
16.5. Resolution Authorizing Reduction of Certain Fund Levies for the 2019 Levy Year
Approve the resolution titled “Resolution to Instruct the County Clerk How to Apportion 2019 Tax Levy Extension Reductions for Skokie School District #69, Cook County, Illinois” be approved as presented by the Superintendent, and that the President and Secretary be authorized to sign the resolution on behalf of the Board.
16.6. Property Tax Abatement
It is recommended that the Board approve the application for the Tax Year 2019 Property Tax Relief Grant.
16.7. Official School Calendar 2020-21
Approve the school calendar, with a beginning date of August 24, 2020 and a closing date of May 28, 2021, including Parent/Teacher Conference days of October 12, 2020 and April 5, 2021, and the Teacher Institute days of August 19, 2020, August 20, 2020, November 3, 2020 and February 26, 2021 be approved as the official school calendar, year 2020-2021, of School District 69, Cook County.
16.8. Approval of Five Year Review Policies
Approve the Five Year Review Policies to be maintained as they exist as follows 2:40, 2:50,
2:60, 3:60, 4:90, 5:35, 5:40, 6:65, 8:25, 8:95, 2:240, 4:140, 5:130, 5:310, 6:110, 6:120, 6:190,
6:230, 7:170, and 7:185.
17. Comments from Visitors
The President will recognize members of the audience who wish to make comments to the Board regarding any topics related to School or District business. The Board will take all comments under advisement without discussion. If a member of the public raises an issue or concern that requires follow-up, the Board President or Superintendent will do so in a timely manner.
18. Future Meeting Dates
18.1. Regular Board of Education Meeting – Tuesday, January 21, 2020 – 7:00 p.m. – Maier Administration Center Board Room 
18.2. ED-RED's 49th Annual Legislative Dinner - Monday, January 27, 2020 - 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. - Cafe La Cave
19. Closed Session
It is recommended that the Board move into closed session to consider information regarding the appointment, employment, compensation, discipline, performance, or dismissal of specific employees of the public body or legal counsel for the public body, including hearing testimony on a complaint lodged against an employee of the public body or against legal counsel for the public body to determine its validity; student disciplinary cases; and security procedures and the use of personnel and equipment to respond to an actual, a threatened, or a reasonably potential danger to the safety of employees, students, staff, the public, or public property. 
20. Adjournment

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