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August 24, 2020 at 6:00 PM - Regular 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 August 14, 2020 payroll for payment.

____________ moved. ____________________ seconded. Motion carried.
III. Consider the minutes of the August 10, 2020 regular virtual school board meeting.

_________________ moved. _________________________ seconded. Motion carried.
 
IV. 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.

Kathy Dusseau, Transportation Director, will provide a presentation to the Board on bus routes for the 2020-2021 school year.
V. Professional Development
V.A. Recommend Adrian Wilkerson attend the virtual ISBA/IAPSS Collective Bargaining Seminar on August 21, 2020 with expenses paid from the Operations Fund.
V.B. Recommend Dr. Shirley, Jonathan Evans, Kim Osteen, Ken Buckley, Glenn Johnson, and Dan Diehl attend the ISBA/IAPSS 2020 Virtual Fall Conference on September 28-29, 2020 with expenses paid from the Operations Fund. 
 
V.C. Recommend Monica Deffenbaugh attend the Minding the Math Gap:  How to Manage a Students’ Math Gaps virtual workshop on September 11, 2020 with expenses paid from Title IIA.



 
VI. Recommend approving the Professional Development items.

__________ moved.  __________ seconded.  Motion carried.
VII. 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
VII.A. Recommend the following be employed for ECA (extra-curricular activities) at Longfellow New Tech Elementary School for the 2020-2021 school year:
        Jennifer Lindemer - Student Council Sponsor
        Tabitha Henry - Arrival/Dismissal Bus Duty
        Karen Hernandez - Arrival/Dismissal Bus Duty
        Andrea Greene- Arrival/Dismissal Bus Duty
        Andrea DeFrier - Arrival/Dismissal Bus Duty
 
VII.B. Recommend the following be employed for ECA (extra-curricular activities) at Calumet New Tech High School for the 2020-2021 school year:
                        Andrew Sobucki - Junior and Senior Class Sponsor
                        Nicole Williams - Sophomore Class Sponsor
                        LuAnn Forste - Freshman Class Sponsor
                        Francis Allen - Debate Sponsor
                        Mark Vecchi, Anna Farkas, Dan Brugioni, Karen Lee, Nicole
                        Williams, Jeff Keehn - 
High School Department Chair (6
                        positons) 

                        Rhonda Franklin - Dramatics Sponsor
                        Regin Johnson - Honor Society
                        Anthony Klimczak - Student Council Sponsor
                        Dan Brugioni - Yearbook Sponsor
 
Presenter: 
VII.C. Recommend the following be employed for ECA (extracurricular activities) at Lake Ridge New Tech Middle School for the 2020-2021 school year:
        Taylor Chamberlain - National Junior Honor Society
        Charlotte Pitts - Student Council Sponsor
        Rose Phelan - Team Leader 5th grade
        Wendy Brown/Delores Estrada - Team Leader 6th grade
        Ryan Vondrak - Team Leader 7th grade
        Susanna Cuevas/Jodi Hogan - Team Leader 8th grade
        Cheryl Moore - Cross Country Coach
 
VII.D. Recommend accepting Josie Werhowatz’ resignation from the Counselor position at Longfellow New Tech Elementary School effective August 17, 2020.
 
VII.E. Recommend approval of the Leaves/Resignations/Employment items.

_________________ moved __________________ seconded. Motion carried.
VIII. New Business
VIII.A. Recommend re-approving the following policy:
        PO3220.01 - Teacher Appreciation Grant
 
VIII.B. Recommend approving the 2020-2021 salary schedule for non-contract positions.

 
VIII.C. Recommend approving the 2020-2021 administrator contracts.

 
VIII.D. Recommend approving stipend pay for our school nurses Roxanne Shimek and Tiffini Mikulich for work that is above and beyond the scope of the normal school year due to COVID-19.
 
VIII.E. Recommend approving the attached list of Non-Resident Students at Calumet New Tech High School for the 2020-2021 school year.
 
VIII.F. We are recommending approving the attached list of Non-Resident Students at Lake 
        Ridge New Tech Schools for the 2020-2021 school year.
 
VIII.G. Recommend approving the resolution to approve school bus routes for the 2020-2021 school year.

 
VIII.H. Recommend approving the MOU between Lake Ridge New Tech Schools and Edgewater Health for behavioral health issues with students.

 
VIII.I. Recommend approving the Continuation of Services Contract between Lake Ridge New Tech Schools and the New Tech Network for the period of July 1,
2020 through June 30, 2022.

 
VIII.J. Recommend approval of the new business items.

__________ moved.  __________seconded.  Motion carried.
IX. Adjournment

__________ moved.  __________ seconded.  Motion carried.
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