LP Board Update -- July 17, 2019

During its Regular Board Meeting held on Wednesday, July 17, 2019 the Board of Education accomplished the following items.

  1. Approved the minutes of the June 19, 2019 Regular Meeting and the July 1, 2019 Special Meeting.
  2. Received TIF reimbursements from Village of Tonica – TIF Final ($5,709.86) and City of Oglesby – TIF 1 4th Distribution ($11,897.66)
  3. Morrison and Mr. Cherpeske presented Joint Building & Grounds/Finance Committee Reports
  4. Cherpeske presented the Building & Grounds Committee Report
  5. Morrison presented the Finance Committee Report
  6. Wrobleski presented the Superintendent’s Report, sharing information on the positive results of the FY19 audit with Gorenz and Associates. Dr. Wrobleski commended the efforts of Mrs. Lori Whalen, Mrs. Margie Schmitt, Mrs. Diane Bergagna, Mrs. Julie Bleck, Mrs. Barb Franklin, Mrs. Kathy Prosinski, and Mrs. Joyce Sell for all their hard work during the course of the year and in the weeks leading up to the audit. Dr. Wrobleski shared a copy of the book The Advantage: Why Organizational Health Trumps Everything Else in Business by Patrick Lencioni. The administration and division chairs will be conducting a book study with this text over the course of the coming school year. On July 30 and 31, the administrative team will be participating in a leadership advance, held at LPHS. Mrs. Whalen and Dr. Wrobleski continue to work on the FY2020 District budget.
  7. Approved of the FY 2020 District Consolidation Plan
  8. Approved the School Resource Officer Memorandum of Understanding with the LaSalle Police Department for 2019-2020 school year ($44,265.00)
  9. Approved a contract with Tyler Technologies for Infinite Visions Enterprise Edition Financial Software ($65,348)
  10. Approved proceeding with the Howard Fellows Stadium Field of Dreams artificial turf replacement project contingent on raising a minimum of half the cost from outside donations by May 31, 2020
  11. Approved the Byrne and Jones Letter of Intent for the Howard Fellows Stadium Field of Dreams project
  12. Approved the Illinois Valley Excavating, Inc. proposal to demolish buildings located at 110 10th Street, Peru, IL and 536 Creve Coeur Street, LaSalle, IL and to create a gravel lot at 110 10th Street, Peru, IL ($20,600)
  13. Approved establishing the Gay-Straight Alliance activity account
  14. Approved the following resignations:
    • Mr. John Cruz, Head Freshman Baseball Coach, effective for the 2019-2020 school year
  15. Approval of the following appointments:
    • Mr. Nick McLaughlin, Volunteer Assistant Boys Track Coach, effective for the 2019-2020 school year
    • Mrs. Lori Johnson, Family and Consumer Science Teacher (1.0 FTE), effective for the 2019-2020 school year
    • Ms. Lexi Thompson, Head Cheerleading Coach, effective for the 2019-2020 school year (replaces Ms. Taylor Alba)
  1. Approved recalling the following employees pending their acceptance of employment per the Support Staff Union Contract 2019-2020 school year:
    • Mrs. Brenda Sadnick, Title I Paraprofessional
    • Mrs. Ronda Simcich, Title I Paraprofessional
    • Mrs. Katherine Baker, S.T.E.P. Job Coach
  1. Approved maternity leave for Mrs. Michele Pacheco (Social Worker) on or about November 22, 2019 and planning to return on March 3, 2020, and will use her 12 accumulated sick days and FMLA to cover the leave
  2. Approved reviewing and retaining executive/closed session minutes of June 19, 2019 Regular meeting and July 1, 2019 special meeting
  3. Authorized the destruction of verbatim audio records from executive sessions held prior to January 1, 2018 per the Illinois Open Meetings Act, 5 ILCS 120