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September 28, 2020 at 6:00 PM - Special Virtual Meeting

Minutes
I. Let the record show that all the Board Members and the Superintendent are present.
Let the record show the Administrators that are present.
I.A. Public hearing on the proposed 2021 budget.
I.B. Motion needed to open the public hearing.

__________ moved.  __________ seconded.  Mtion carried.
I.C. 2020 purposed budget summary statement provided by Adrian Wilkerson
I.D. Floor is open for public comments to anyone who signed in to speak about the 2021 Budget.
I.E. Motion needed to close the public hearing,

__________ moved.  __________ seconded.  Motion carried.
I.F. This is a Regular Virtual Meeting of the Board of School Trustees of the Lake Ridge Schools, Lake County, Indiana, September 28 at _______ P.M. via the Zoom Application.
I.G. Consider the attached Accounts Payable vouchers and the September 18, 2020 payroll for payment.

__________ moved.  __________ Seconded.  Motion carried.
I.H. Consider the minutes of the September 14, 2020 regular virtual school board meeting.

__________ moved.  __________ seconded.  Motion carried.
II. 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.
III. Professional Development
III.A. Recommend Kate Herron attend the Project Lead The Way Online Core Training on December 1, 2020 thru April 27, 2020 with      expenses paid from the Education Fund.
 
III.B. We are recommending Cynthia Mose-Trevino and Chris Bajmakovich attend the Title 
        IX Sexual Harassment Webinar on October 8, 2020 with expenses paid from Title 
        IIA.
 
III.C. Recommend Rick Good, Araceli Mendoza, Julie Rivera, and Mariela Luna-
        Martinez attend the Indiana School Counselor Fall Conference on November 19-20, 
        2020 in Indianapolis, Indiana with expenses paid from Title IV.

 
III.D. Recommend approving the Professional Development items.

__________ moved.  __________ seconded.  Motion carried.
IV. 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
IV.A. We are recommending accepting Thomas Schnoor’s resignation from the Title I 
        Paraprofessional position at Longfellow New Tech Elementary School effective 
        September 25, 2020.
 
IV.B. Recommend accepting Shanee Howleit’s resignation from the Title I 
        Paraprofessional position at Lake Ridge New Tech Middle School effective 
        September 7, 2020.
 
IV.C. Recommend accepting Kylie Bugajski’s resignation from the Third Grade 
        Teaching position at Longfellow New Tech Elementary School effective September 
        23, 2020.
 
IV.D. Recommend accepting Anjelica Mendoza’s resignation from the Title I 
        Paraprofessional position at Longfellow New Tech Elementary School effective 
        September 22, 2020.
 
IV.E. Recommend accepting Taylor Chamberlain’s resignation from the 
        Technology Teaching position at Lake Ridge New Tech Middle School effective 
        October 2, 2020.
 
IV.F. Recommend the following be employed as coaches at Lake Ridge New 
        Tech Middle School for the 2020-2021 season:
        Britton Johnson - 8th Grade Boys’ Basketball Coach
        Rojue Curtis - 7th Grade Boys’ Basketball Coach
        Thad Carpenter - 6th Grade Boys’ Basketball Coach
        Nyla Williams - Cheerleading Sponsor
        Alec Noworul - Wrestling Coach
 
IV.G. Recommend Danielle Rizzo be employed as the Head Start Family Support 
        Specialist effective September 29, 2020.
 
IV.H. Recommend James Flores be employed as the Head JV Baseball Coach at 
        Calumet new Tech High School for the 2020-2021 season.
 
IV.I. Recommend Bernadette Donaldson be employed as the School Health 
        Assistant for Lake Ridge New Tech Schools effective September 29, 2020.
 
IV.J. Recommend approval of the Leaves/Resignations/Employment items.

_________________ moved __________________ seconded. Motion carried.
V. New Business
V.A. We are recommending accepting the following donation(s):
        $40.00 - from various donors - for the Cheerleading Account
        $120 - from Dan Govert - for the Library Account

 
V.B. Recommend approving a Purchase Order over $10,000 to upgrade the E-
        Rate Switch paid from the E-Rate Fund.

 
V.C. Recommend approving the 2020-2021 salary schedule for Head Start employees.
 
V.D. Recommend approving the Head Start Baseline Grant Application for the 
        2021-2022 school year.
 
V.E. Recommend pproving the MOU between Lake Ridge New Tech Schools 
        and Community Healthnet Inc. (CHN) to provide health and other services.

 
V.F. Recommend approving the Football Spectator Plan and the Volleyball 
        Spectator Plan at Calumet New Tech High School.
 
V.G. Recommend approval of the new business items.

__________ moved.  __________seconded.  Motion carried.
VI. Adjournment

__________ moved.  __________ seconded.  Motion carried.
VII. 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, September 28, 2020 at 5:00 P.M.
 
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