LP Board Update -- May 2018

During its Regular Board Meeting held on Wednesday, May 16, 2018 the Board of Education accomplished the following items.

  1. Approved the minutes of the April 18, 2018 Regular Meeting.
  2. Student Ambassador Connor Cofoid presented to the Board. He was presented a thank you gift for his service from the Board.
  3. Recognized the Personal Finance Challenge team members, Jalen Depenbrock, Charmi Patel, Abhi Patel, and Rachel Hickey, and coaches Scott Lauer and Tiara Bedenko-Hill, Journalism competitors, Hailey Maurice, Hope Beelman, Kendall Jenkins, and Emily Anderson, and sponsor Alexandra West, and Special Olympics Youth Activation Committee members, Emily Anderson and Alex Angelini.
  4. Michele Honecker-Ummel and Shelly Phillips spotlighted the English division, focusing on inquiry-based research projects.
  5. Sparks presented the President’s Report.
  6. Cherpeske presented the Building & Grounds Committee Report.
  7. Alcorn presented the Policy Committee Report.
  8. Lynch presented the Programs Committee Report.
  9. Meier presented the Finance Committee Report.
  10. Wrobleski presented the Superintendent’s Report, sharing information on a recent FOIA request, budgetary planning and the district’s EAV, an update on the potential aviation program for the ACC, and district insurance figures.
  11. Wrobleski presented the Principal’s Report, sharing information on Teacher Appreciation Week activities.
  12. Mentgen presented the ACC/SRAVTE Director’s report, sharing information on the recent ACC Car Show and establishing additional dual credit opportunities with IVCC.
  13. Baker presented the Director of Communication & Fundraising report, sharing information on Renovation-related communication activities, plans to release a year-in-review video on Friday, and recent and upcoming LP Foundation activities.
  14. Approval to authorize public display of the FY 2018 Amended Budget
  15. Approval of the permanent interfund transfer of $2,000,000 from the Working Cash Fund to the Education Fund
  16. Approval to transfer the Capital Lease Payment of $145,000 from the Education Fund to the Debt Service Fund
  17. Approval of the following LPHS Renovation Project Change Orders:
    1. #98 – Roof curb framing and insulation: $6,438.00
    2. #99 – IVEO electrical additions: $440.00
    3. #100 – EMI Eliminated Work: Credit ($72,009.00)
    4. #101 – BR#14 VE Credit – Eliminate Wenger Products: Credit ($109,436.00)
    5. #102 – BR#14 VE Credit – Furnish & Install PLAM Countertops: Credit ($20,906.00)
    6. #103 – BR#14 VE Credit – Eliminate Band RM Lift & Associated Electrical: Credit ($74,725.00)
    7. #104 – Phase 3 Rm 310 & 311 TC-3 to TC-5 Cabinet Changes: $434.00
    8. #105 – Phase 2 Tower Doors & Storage Rm 339 Punchlist: $9,282.00
    9. #106 – BR #13 VE Credit – Eliminate Niche Outside Prep Rm 309.1: Credit ($9,532.00)
    10. #107 – Phase 3 Rooms 319&320 Exit Signs: $1,392.00
    11. #108 – Split spring break abatement work on first floor into two phases: $5,800.00
    12. #109 – Floor tile abatement in rooms 113.4, 114.4, 115.1, and 116.1 (quad locker room offices): $3,850.00
    13. #110 – Removal of windows in rooms 118.4 and 119 (opens into the garage): $1,576.00
    14. #111 – Ceiling demolition in model class room 102B, previously intended for salvage and re-installation: $1,000.00
    15. #112 – Phase 4 first floor – T&M work for abatement of pipe insulation exposed after demolition of block masonry: $20,644.05
    16. #113 – Phase 4 second floor - T&M work for abatement of pipe insulation exposed after demolition of block masonry and plaster ceiling: $10,534.20
    17. #114 – Quad Locker Room – Unit Price abatement of pipe insulation: $12,600.00
  1. Approval of the LPHS Risk Management Manual
  2. Approval of Memorandum of Understanding with the LP Federation of Teachers regarding the 2018-2019 ACC Calendar
  3. Approval to establish the Athletic Physical Training Activity Fund Account
  4. Approval of Studio Drawing beginning in 2019-2020
  5. Approval to purchase the Nevco Football Scoreboard for $16,451.00
  6. Approval to purchase the Nevco Delay-of-Game Clocks for $5,265.00
  7. Approval to purchase subscription to Crisis Go for $4,100 first year cost
  8. Approval to purchase new teacher laptop computers from Dell, Inc. for $85,986.06
  9. Approval to award the bid for the Pizza Contract to Pizza Hut, Peru, IL for the 2018-2019 school year
  10. Approval to award the escalator bid for the Milk/Dairy Contact to Prairie Farm Dairy Inc., Streator, IL for the 2018-2019 school year
  11. Approval to award the bid for Bakery Products Contract to Alpha Baking Company, Inc., Chicago, IL For the 2018-2019 school year
  12. Approval of the final calendar for 2017-2018
  13. Approval to renew the Girls Swim Cooperative team agreement for the 2018-2019 and 2019-2020 school years with Ottawa Township High School, Streator Township High School and Earlville Township High School
  14. Approval of Get On Track, Inc. contract for Speech-Language Pathology Services effective July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019
  15. Approval of the Student Handbook Revisions for 2018-2019
  16. Approval of the 2018-2019 Event Admission Fees
  17. Approval of the follow resignations:
    1. Mr. Mike Fisher, Debate Coach, effective the conclusion of the 2017-2018 school year
  18. Approval of the following appointments:
    1. Mrs. Holly Skoog, Administrative Assistant to the Dean of Students, effective September 4, 2018 (replaces Mrs. Judy Anderson)
    2. Ms. Meghan Coleman, Special Education Teacher, effective the 2018-2019 school year (replaces Mr. Levi Derber)
    3. Mrs. Katherine A. Meyer, Reading Specialist/Social Science Teacher, effective the 2018-2019 school year (replaces Mrs. Lynn Jakse)
    4. Mr. Jim McCabe, Head Girls Bowling Coach, effective for the 2018-2019 school year (replaces Mr. Terry Pytel)
    5. Mr. Adam Kueltzo, Head Boys Bowling Coach, effective for the 2018-2019 school year (replaces Mr. Bob Stubler)
    6. Mr. Mike Fisher, Chess Club Sponsor, effective for the 2018-2019 school year (replaces Ms. Christina Weber)
    7. Mr. Aaron Guenther, Assistant Girls Basketball Coach, effective for the 2018-2019 school year (replaces Ms. Kourtney Ewald)
    8. Mr. Geovanni DiRosa, Assistant Football Coach, effective for the 2018-2019 school year (replaces Mr. Levi Derber)
    9. Mr. Brian Currier, Volunteer Football Coach, effective for the 2018-2019 school year
  1. Approval of Paternity Leave for Mr. Matt Rebholz (Physical Education Teacher) on or about September 10, 2018 and returning on or about October 12, 2018, and will be using his accumulated sick days.
  2. Approval of the overnight trip for the Girls Varsity Basketball Team to Wisconsin Dells in Wisconsin, June 17-19, 2018. This trip is being funded by the Booster Club and fundraising money.
  3. Approval for the Renaissance Committee to attend the annual Jostens’ Renaissance National Conference in July to Orlando, Florida. All attendees depart on Wednesday, July 11, 2018 and return on Sunday, July 15, 2018.
  4. Reviewed and retained the Executive/Closed Session minutes of the April 18, 2018 Regular Meeting.

Board President Tony Sparks presents Student Ambassador Connor Cofoid with a parting gift. The Board recognized the Personal Finance Challenge team, Journalism team, and Special Olympics representatives.