L-P Board Update -- Sept. 20, 2023

During its Regular Board Meeting held on Wednesday, September 20, 2023 the Board of Education accomplished the following items.

  1. Held a Public Hearing on the FY 2024 L-P and ACC Budgets.
  2. Approved the minutes of the August 16, 2023 Regular Meeting and the August 23, 2023 Special Meeting.
  3. An opportunity for public comment was offered.
  4. The Special Education Division was spotlighted, featuring Mrs. Kristie Witte and students discussing the Sip ‘n’ Savor program.
  5. Approved monthly L-P bills, ACC bills, payroll, and financial statements.
  6. Received TIF Reimbursements from City of LaSalle ($84,614.07), Village of North Utica (TIF 1, $34,130.41, & TIF 2, $9,122.74), and Village of Oglesby (TIF VI, $13,918.01) for a total of $141,785.23.
  7. Mr. Ferrari presented the Building and Grounds Committee Report.
  8. Mr. Merboth presented the Finance Committee Report.
  9. Dr. Wrobleski presented the Superintendent’s Report, sharing information on the annual health/life safety report, a proposed Board Retreat to review the Strategic Plan, hosting a site safety workshop, and upcoming school speaker.
  10. Mrs. Cushing presented the Principal’s Report, sharing information on the rollout of tutoring for the semester, PLC enhancements, digital PSAT testing, safety drills, and the Students of the Month breakfast ceremony.
  11. Mr. Hanson presented the Athletic Director’s Report, sharing information on recent and upcoming athletic activities, including the upcoming pink night for volleyball to benefit Cops4Cancer.
  12. Mr. Mentgen presented the Area Career Center Director’s report, sharing information on student enrollment, ACC Students of the Month, the latest community/industry support/activities, the upcoming Auto Show, and Hot Dog Day.
  13. Mr. Baker presented the Director of Communication Report, sharing information on recent communication office activities and the upcoming L-P Foundation Family Dinner.
  14. Dr. Wrobleski shared additional information regarding the FY2024 Budget
  15. Approved adopting the LaSalle-Peru Township High School FY2024 Budget
  16. Approved adopting the LaSalle-Peru Area Career Center FY2024 Budget
  17. Adopted a resolution 2024-4 naming the boys’ baseball field – Huby Sarver Field
  18. Adopted a resolution 2024-5 honoring Mr. Tom Kowalski, Class of 1957, for his contributions modernizing the L-P/ACC CTE programs
  19. Adopted a resolution 2024-6 approving the appointment of Mrs. Jennifer Does, Business Manager, as IMRF Authorized Agent
  20. Approved the 2023-2024 School Resource Officer Memorandum of Understanding for $53,798.40
  21. Approved the FY 2023 Salary Compensation Report
  22. Approved the FY 2023 IMRF Compensation Report
  23. Approved the following change orders with Tieman Builders (Soccer Building Addition):
      1. CO#1: Soffit Lighting - $4,965.80
      2. CO#2: Soccer Field Scoreboard Electrical - $1,419.96 (Total: $6,385.76)
  24. Approved the following applications for occupancy and statements of completion:
      1. Main Academic Building Amendment #80 (abatement, plumbing, doors, lights, and Quad additional costs)
      2. Main Academic Building Amendment #82 (seal coat 1927 East Facade)
      3. Main Academic Building Amendment #83 (Boiler House masonry restoration)
      4. Dolan Building Amendment #9 (HVAC replacement, windows, and door replacement)
  25. Approved the following applications for occupancy:
      1. Main Academic Building Nurse’s Office
      2. Main Academic Building Video Streaming
      3. Auto Shop Amendment #87, Items 4,8, and 9. (masonry restoration, stairs and sidewalk restorations, and lintel repair)
      4. Dolan Building Network Infrastructure
      5. East Gymnasium Pool Filter Replacement
  26. Approved the 2023-2024 School Profile
  27. Approved revising the District Organizational Chart, Policy 3:30
  28. Approved the following resignations:
      1. Mrs. Jill Fanti, Greeter/Security, effective November 3, 2023
  29. Approved the following appointments:
      1. Mr. Joshua Wooden, Permanent Substitute Teacher, effective September 21, 2023 for the 2023-2024 school year (replaces Ms. Quincie Weber)
      2. Mr. Chad Arnett, Volunteer Boys’ Basketball Coach, effective the 2023-2024 school year
      3. Mr. Kyle Pytel, Green Team Club Sponsor, effective the 2023-2024 school year (replaces Ms. Kate Lance)
      4. Mrs. Christine Theisinger, Foreign Language Club Sponsor, effective the 2023- 2024 school year (replaces Mr. Nathan Boudreau)
      5. Mr. Austin Prybylinski, Volunteer Baseball Coach, effective the 2023-2024 school year
      6. Mr. Joshua Hill, Volunteer Baseball Coach, effective the 2023-2024 school year
      7. Mrs. Ericka Tomminello, Senior Board Co-sponsor (split with Mrs. Jennifer Scoma), effective the 2023-2024 school year
  30. Approved the following activity account:
      1. Interact Club
  31. Approved the Girls’ Tennis overnight request to participate in the Purple and Gold Classic hosted by Bloomington High School, on Friday September 29th – September 30th. Expenses covered by Booster Club
  32. Reviewed and retained the following executive/closed session minutes:
      1. Regular Meeting Minutes, August 16, 2023
      2. Special Meeting Minutes, August 23, 2023
  33. Approved destructing verbatim audio records from Executive Session held prior to April 1, 2022, per the Illinois Open Meetings Act, 5 ILCS 120
      1. Regular Meeting Minutes, March 16, 2022
  34. Authorized the superintendent to negotiate the purchase of property
  35. Approved intervening with the State of Illinois Property Tax Appeal Board regarding PIN #17-05-410-012, #17-05-410-013, #17-05-410-014, and #17-05-410-015, including authority to conduct a property appraisal