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July 27, 2020 at 6:00 PM - Virtual Meeting

Agenda
I. Let the record show that all the Board Members and the Superintendent are present.
Let the record show the Administrators that are present.
II. Consider the attached Accounts Payable Vouchers and the July 17, 2020 payroll for payment.

____________ moved. ____________________ seconded. Motion carried.
III. Consider the minutes of the March 9, 2020 regular school board meeting and July 13, 2020 regular virtual school board meeting.

_________________ moved. _________________________ seconded. Motion carried.
NOTE:  Because of school closure due to COVID-19 and the Cancellation of several board meetings before moving to virtual board meetings, the minutes from March 9, 2020 have not yet been approved.
IV. Consider the Treasurer Report as of May 30, 2020. 

__________ moved.  __________ seconded.  Motion carried.
V. Consider the 1st Midwest Self-Insurance Fund Treasurer Report as of May 30, 2020.

__________ moved.  __________ seconded.  Motion carried.
VI. Consider the 1st Midwest Athletic Complex Donations Fund Treasurer Report as of May 30, 2020.

__________ moved.  __________ seconded.  Motion carried.
VII. Superintendent and/or School Board Member Report

Strategic Priority 1:  The School Board and Administration creates a positive, safe learning environment for all students and staff.

Strategic Priority 2:  All learners will demonstrate academic growth through college and career readiness curriculum.

Strategic Priority 3:  The School Board and Administration will maximize opportunities to develop and improve communication and relationships at all levels of the Lake Ridge New Tech Schools family and community to support social, emotional, and civic development of all learners.

Strategic Priority 4:  The School Board and Administration will ensure that Lake Ridge New Tech Schools operates with fiscal responsibility.
VIII. Professional Development
VIII.A. Recommend Dr. Sharon Johnson-Shirley and Adrian Wilkerson attend the ISBA/IAPSS/IASBO School Budgeting and Finance Seminar on August 12, 2020 using a virtual meeting application.
VIII.B. Recommend approving the Professional Development items.

__________ moved.  __________ seconded.  Motion carried.
IX. Leave/Resignation/Employment
All new employment to Lake Ridge New Tech Schools is contingent upon a cleared Expanded Criminal History Background Check within 30 days and a cleared Expanded Child Protection Index Check within 60 days of effective date.  IC 20-26-2-1.5 and IC 20-26-2-1.3
IX.A. Recommend Ana Parish be employed as the Attendance Clerk at Longfellow New Tech Elementary School Effective August 1, 2020.
IX.B. Recommend Rhonda Cox be employed at an Art Teacher at Longfellow New Tech Elementary School effective August 17, 2020.
IX.C. Recommend April Morrow be employed as the Dean of Students at Longfellow New Tech Elementary School effective August 1, 2020.
IX.D. Recommend Jacquelyne Elman be employed as the nurse at Lake Ridge New Tech Middle School effective August 17, 2020.
IX.E. Recommend Katherine Walker be employed as a Kindergarten Teacher at Longfellow New Tech Elementary School effective August 17, 2020.
IX.F. Recommend accepting Maria Wallace’s resignation from the EL Title I Paraprofessional position at Lake Ridge New Tech Middle School effective July 17, 2020.
IX.G. Recommend accepting Sheryl Araujo’s resignation from the Title I Paraprofessional position at Lake Ridge New Tech Middle School effective July 22, 2020.
IX.H. Recommend approval of the Leaves/Resignations/Employment items.

_________________ moved __________________ seconded. Motion carried.
X. New Business
X.A. Recommend approving the attached list of Non-Resident Transfer Students for the 2020-2021 school year.
X.B. Recommend approving the following fundraiser(s) at Calumet New Tech High School:
July 28 thru August 10, 2020 – BSN Sports/Go Fund Me donations – for the Golf Fund
X.C. Recommend approving the contract between Geminus Head Start, Lake Ridge Head Start Delegate and Clarity Clinic of Northwest Indiana for Behavior Health Services for the 2020-2021 school year.
X.D. We are recommending accepting a donation of 100 masks from the Masks for NWI Healthcare Workers.
X.E. Recommend approving a Purchase Order over $10,000 for new windows for the Head Start section of the Administration Building paid from Head Start Funds.
X.F. Recommend approval of the new business items.

__________ moved.  __________seconded.  Motion carried.
XI. Adjournment

__________ moved.  __________ seconded.  Motion carried.
XII. Exhibit B

The Board of School Trustees will meet in a virtually closed executive session in accordance with IC 5-14-1.5-6.1 (b):  To discuss the assessment, design and implementation of school safety and security measures, plans and systems on Monday, July 27, 2020 at 5:00 P.M.
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