L-P Board Update -- April 19, 2023

During its Regular Board Meeting held on Wednesday, April 19, 2023 the Board of Education accomplished the following items.

  1. Approved the minutes of the March 15, 2023 Regular Meeting.
  2. Recognized the ILMEA State Band and Choral participants, Alton Beck (Orchestra), Grace Eitutis (Jazz Band), Jordyn McCoy (Band), Gabrielle Mosley (Band), Elisabeth Kamke (Honors Chorus), Emily Kmetz (Honors Chorus), Nora Maier (Honors Chorus), Noah Ruiz (All-State Chorus), and Aiden Schneider (All-State Chorus), and band director Mr. Jeremy Stevens and choir director Mrs. Natalie Verucchi.
  3. The Mathematics Division was spotlighted with Mr. Bjerkaas and Kaden Dellinger sharing information on the PLTW Course CS Essentials and Cybersecurity.
  4. An opportunity for public comment was offered.
  5. Approved monthly L-P, ACC bills, payroll, and financial statements.
  6. Received correspondence from the family of Larry Glynn and Mrs. Cheryl DePaepe on behalf of the L-P Foundation.
  7. Mr. Sarver presented the Building and Grounds Committee Report.
  8. Dr. Wrobleski presented the Finance Committee Report.
  9. Mrs. Alcorn presented the Policy Committee Report.
  10. Dr. Wrobleski presented the Superintendent’s Report, sharing information on the end of year activities, including testing and graduation preparation, the upcoming dedication of the Herbolsheimer Alumni Room, preparing the FY ’24 budget with Mrs. Whalen, and recent FIOA requests.
  11. Mrs. Cushing presented the Principal’s Report, sharing information on student ceremonies, including the Honor Society Induction and the upcoming Senior Awards night, reaching testing participation milestones, the handbook committee process, and recently obtained input from students.
  12. Mr. Kuziel presented the Athletics & Activities Report, sharing information on spring sports standings, Interstate 8 Art Festival accomplishments, and a gift from the Schweickert family to support the golf program.
  13. Mr. Mentgen presented the ACC Director’s Report, sharing information on additional partnerships with local businesses, the ACC Student of the Month, donations by the Fire Science program to the IV Food Pantry, the first annual welding competition at IVCC, and enhancements to some ACC classroom facilities.
  14. Mr. Baker presented the Director of Communication Report, sharing information on recent and upcoming Communication Office activities and L-P Foundation Trivia Night.
  15. Approved a proclamation recognizing Teacher Appreciation Week – May 8-12, 2023
  16. Approved awarding Valor Technologies, Inc. the Auto Shop Phase III Window Abatement Contract for $14,965
  17. Approved rejecting all bids for the Athletic Complex Support Buildings Project
  18. Approved the following change order:
      1. CO 1 – Abel Plus Services, Inc. Contract (Dolan Abatement): $1,500 (for additional overtime cost for working on Saturday, April 1, 2023, including onsite workers time and warehouse personnel)
  19. Approved purchasing 2020 Ford Expedition for $65,480.26 from Schimmer Ford
  20. Approved letting bids for the following 2023-2024 contracts:
      1. Pizza
      2. Milk/Dairy
      3. Bread
  21. Approved the following retirements:
      1. Mrs. Michelle Sittler, Science Teacher, effective the conclusion of the 2027-2028 school year
  22. Approved the following resignations:
      1. Mr. Jason Hartman, Volunteer Assistant Football Coach, effective March 13, 2023
      2. Mrs. Alyssa Cherveny, Family Consumer Community Leaders of America (FCCLA), effective the conclusion of the 2022-2023 school year
      3. Ms. Alexandra West, Student Publication Sponsor, effective the conclusion of the 2022-2023 school year
      4. Mrs. Catherine (Kate) Lance, Green Team Sponsor, effective the conclusion of the 2022-2023 school year
      5. Mr. Nathan Boudreau, Spanish Teacher and Coach, effective the conclusion of the 2022-2023 school year
      6. Mrs. Natalie Lindig, Volunteer Woodwind Instructor, effective March 5, 2023
  23. Approved the following appointments:
      1. Mrs. Amanda Banik, Assistant Cheerleading Coach, effective for the 2023-2024 school year, including tryouts in the 2022-2023 school year (replaces Ava Lumpkins)
      2. Ms. Emma Walke, English Teacher, effective for the 2023-2024 school year (replaces Kourtney O’Boyle)
  24. Approved the following FMLA leave requests:
      1. Mr. Andrew Nelson, FMLA/paternity leave, beginning August 14, 2023, through August 25, 2023. He will use his accumulated sick days to cover the leave.
      2. Mrs. April Eutis, FMLA leave, April 17, 2023, through May 10, 2023.
  25. Approved a request for the Girls Track and Field team overnight stay at the L-P Sports Complex on May 13, 2023, through May 14, 2023. The purpose of the overnight is a team bonding activity. Permission slips will be obtained for each participating student. Expenses will be funded by the team’s Booster Club account.
  26. Approved reletting bids for the Athletic Complex Support Buildings Project
  27. Approved reviewing and retaining the Executive Closed Session minutes for March 15, 2023 Regular Meeting
  28. Approved destructing verbatim audio records from Executive Session held prior to October 1, 2021, per the Illinois Open Meetings Act, 5 ILCS 120
      1. Special Meeting Minutes, October 6, 2021,
      2. Regular Meeting Minutes, October 20, 2021
  29. Approval of the following reassignments:
      1. Ms. Kate Lance, Interim Associate Principal for School Safety to Associate Principal for School Safety for the 2023-2024 school year, effective July 1, 2023, thru June 30, 2024 
      2. Mr. Jason Miller, Interim Dean of Students to Dean of Students/Activities Director for the 2023-2024 school year, effective August 1, 2023, thru June 30, 2024