LP Board Update -- November 2018

During its Regular Board Meeting held on Wednesday, November 28, 2018 the Board of Education accomplished the following items.

  1. Approved the minutes of the October 24, 2018 Regular Meeting and November 13, 2018 Special Meeting.
  2. Recognized student-athletes and coaches of the state-qualifying cross-country team: Logan Johnson, Ashley Heagy, and coach John Beatty.
  3. Spotlighted the World Languages program, featuring Mr. Boudreau discussing recent Spanish classes’ activities including Dia De Los Muertos cultural projects.
  4. Received TIF Reimbursements from Village of North Utica – TIF I ($28,675.76) and TIF II ($6,322.53); and SuperValu TIF ($29,785.48).
  5. Tim Custis of Gorenz & Associates presented the auditor’s report.
  6. Sparks presented the President’s Report, providing an update on training and development experiences at the recent school board conference.
  7. Alcorn presented the Policy Committee Report.
  8. Lynch presented the Programs Committee Report.
  9. Wrobleski presented the Superintendent’s Report, sharing information on the tentative tax levy, the upcoming 8th Grade Academics and Activities Open House, updates to the prevailing wage, and introduced Mrs. Cushing and Mr. Pytel who presented the State of the District Report focusing on student learning and performance.
  10. Jeanblanc presented the Principal’s Report, sharing notes on Mr. Sash’s efforts toward improving school safety and security, addressing trauma-informed issues and hosting Parent-Teacher Conferences.
  11. Parker presented the Athletic & Activities Director’s report, sharing information on the fall all-conference teams and other accomplishments, a recent Scholastic Bowl success, results of the Cavalier Classic tournament, and upcoming athletic and activities events.
  12. Mentgen presented the ACC/SRAVTE Director’s report, sharing information on preparing for an aviation program through the ACC.
  13. Baker presented the Director of Communication & Fundraising report, sharing information on the Veterans Day program and the recent LP Foundation grant recipients.
  14. Approved the 2018 School Report Card.
  15. Approved adopting the 2019-2020 Tentative Tax Levy.
  16. Approved the FY2018 Annual Statement of Affairs.
  17. Approved the Department of Human Services Reporting Checklist.
  18. Approved the Summer 2019 Health/Life Safety Project Recommendations for $503,456.00.
  19. Approved letting bids for two school vehicles (Suburban and Special Education Transport Van).
  20. Approved the following LPHS Renovation Project Change Orders:
    1. CO 230 PCI-385 - Rework Door Opening 145.4: $1,900.00
    2. CO 231 PCI-403 - Miscellaneous Block Extras Thru 10-26: $11,047.00
    3. CO 232 PCI-404 - Miscellaneous Tower Extras and Credits Thru 10-9: $11,686.00
    4. CO 233 PCI-405 - Misc Oosterbaan Phase 5 Allowance Work: $970.00
  1. Approved the Treasurer’s Bond renewal of the Series 2016 and Series 2017 General Obligation Bonds.
  2. Approved a resolution to recommend Sue Stanish as the District 120 selection for IMRF Executive Trustee.
  3. Reviewed PRESS Board Policies Recommendations (1st Reading).
  4. Approved the following resignations:
    1. Ms. Jessica Dergance, Cafeteria Salad Bar Server, effective November 9, 2018
  5. Approved the following reassignment:
    1. Ms. Diane Dalzot, Ala Carte Line to Salad Bar Server (replacing Ms. Jessica Dergance), effective November 29, 2018
  6. Approved the following appointments:
    1. Ms. Paula Tuttle, Volunteer Winter Guard Sponsor, effective for the 2018-2019 school year
    2. Mr. Drew Nelson, Volunteer Girls Basketball Coach, effective for the 2018-2019 school year
  7. Approved accepting with regret the retirement of Mrs. Meg Kowalczyk (School Counselor) effective the conclusion of the 2023-2024 school year.
  8. Reviewed and retained the Executive/Closed Session minutes of the October 24, 2018 Regular Meeting and the November 13, 2018 Special Meeting.
  9. Approved authorizing the Superintendent to negotiate the purchase of property not to exceed $30,000.

The board Recognized student-athletes and coaches of the state-qualifying cross-country team.  Mr. Boudreau discussed recent Spanish classes’ activities including Dia De Los Muertos cultural projects.