LP Board Update -- August 24, 2022

During its Regular Board Meeting held on Wednesday, August 24, 2022 the Board of Education accomplished the following items.

  1. Approved the minutes of the June 22, 2022 Regular Meeting and the July 5, 2022 and July 25, 2002 Special Meetings.
  2. Received comments from the public, regarding issues such as questions over agenda items, the number of public education administrators in LaSalle County, school lunch programs, and the Regional Office of Education website.
  3. Approved monthly L-P and ACC bills and financial statements.
  4. Received correspondence from the family of Fred R. Sell, the family of Marvin Masterson, and Mrs. Cheryl DePaepe on behalf of the LPHS Foundation.
  5. Received TIF reimbursements from the Village of North Utica (TIF I, $70,487.78; TIF II $15,321.04; TIF IV, $14,138.14 for a total of $99,946.96) and City of LaSalle ($51,459.50) for a total of $151,406.46.
  6. Mr. Sarver presented the Building and Grounds Committee Report.
  7. Dr. Wrobleski & Mrs. Whalen presented the Finance Committee Report.
  8. Mrs. Alcorn presented the Policy Committee Report.
  9. Dr. Wrobleski presented the Superintendent’s Report, sharing information on the start of the school year, recent FOIA requests, current student enrollment statistics, and student demographic changes over the past 20 years, particularly the growth in students qualifying for free or reduced lunch.
  10. Mrs. Cushing presented the Principal’s Report, sharing information on back-to-school activities for faculty and students, and the United Cavaliers theme for the year.
  11. Mr. Kuziel presented the Athletics & Activities Report, sharing information on the start of the fall athletic season, the Spirit Week pep rally, and Meet the Cavs.
  12. Mr. Mentgen presented the ACC Director’s Report, sharing information on early successes in the CAD program, ACC enrollment and the FY23 budget, and mitigations in the Dolan Building.
  13. Mr. Baker presented the Director of Communication Report, sharing information on recent Communication Office activities.
  14. Adopted Resolution 2023-1, approving the tentative LPHS FY23 Budget and place it on public display
  15. Adopted Resolution 2023-2, approving the tentative ACC FY23 Budget and place it on public display
  16. Approved purchasing 556 Creve Coeur Street for $52,680.00 and associated closing costs
  17. Approved the following change orders:
      1. CO #1: Main Building Masonry Restoration Project, $480.00 (Remove and install backer rod and joint sealant on east parapet wall cap joints)
      2. CO #1: East Gym Park Lot Lights Project, $9,723.00 (Additional equipment and labor to excavate concrete and brick debris at light pole bases and to bore for new underground conduits)
  18. Adopted Resolution 2023-3 approving to Regulate Expense Reimbursements
  19. Approved the District’s Annual Review of Safety Plans, Protocols, Procedures, and School Safety Drills Report
  20. Approved the School Resource Officer Memorandum of Understanding for 2022-2023
  21. Approved revising the District Organizational Chart, Policy 3:30
  22. Approved updated 2022-2023 Student Handbook language – Early Graduation Policy
  23. Approved the employee computer purchase program
  24. Approved the Blood-Borne Pathogens Exposure Control Plan for 2022-2023 school year
  25. Approved establishing the following positions:
      1. General Maintenance – Grounds-Keeper (2) – 1.0 FTE
      2. Hallway Security – Main Building – 2.0 FTE
      3. Hallway Security – East Building/ACC Wing – 1.0 FTE
      4. Part-time 2nd Shift Greeter
  26. Approved the 2023 Disney Marching Band Trip, April 1-6, 2023
  27. Approved the following retirements with regret:
      1. Ms. Theresa Wolfe, PRIDE Paraprofessional, effective the conclusion of the 2022-2023 school year
      2. Mr. Randy Gunia, English Teacher, effective the conclusion of the 2027-2028 school year
      3. Mrs. Marsha Anderson, Cafeteria Director, effective November 11, 2022
      4. Mrs. Shelly Phillips, English Teacher, effective the conclusion of the 2026-2027 school year
  28. Approved the following resignations with regret:
      1. Mrs. Niki Hurst, Paraprofessional, effective July 27, 2022
      2. Mrs. Amy Woods, Registrar, effective September 9, 2022
  29. Approved the following reassignment:
      1. Madison Bara, Head Cheer Coach, effective for the 2022-2023 school year (replaces Ms. Kelly O’Donnell)
  30. Approved the following appointments:
      1. Mr. Leo Trujillo, Assistant Boys’ Soccer Coach, effective for the 2022-2023 school year (replaces Mr. Adam Spencer)
      2. Mr. Jack Mertes, Volunteer Assistant Football Coach, effective for the 2022-2023 school year
      3. Mrs. Katie Shevokas, Part-time SRAVTE College and Career Pathways Coordinator, effective August 23, 2022 (new position)
  31. Approved allowing Knights of Columbus to conduct a Tootsie Roll Candy Sale on Friday, September 30, 2022, at the L-P football game at Howard Fellows Stadium.
  32. Approved the following athletic overnight trips:
      1. Approval for the Cross-Country Campout/Cookout on August 19 to August 20, 2022, to Fox River Bend in Sheridan. Permission form is required for participation. Food expense funded by the Booster Club.
      2. Approval for the volleyball team overnight trip on August 26 to August 27, 2022, to Springfield. The overnight is for the Crusader Classis, hosted by Springfield Lutheran at The University of Springfield Illinois. Travel expenses funded by the Booster Club.
      3. Approval for the Girls Tennis team overnight trip to Bloomington on September 30 to October 1, 2022. The overnight is for the Purple and Gold Classic hosted by Bloomington High School. Travel expenses funded by the Booster Club.
  33. Approved reviewing and retaining executive/closed session minutes of June 22, 2022, Regular meeting
  34. Authorized the destruction of verbatim audio records from executive sessions held prior to March 1, 2021, per the Illinois Open Meetings Act, 5 ILCS 120