LP Board Update -- October 16, 2019

During its Regular Board Meeting held on Wednesday, October 16, 2019 the Board of Education accomplished the following items.

  1. Approved the minutes of the September 25, 2019 Regular Meeting.
  2. Student Ambassadors Jaidynne Lash and Erin Leschewski presented to the Board.
  3. Recognized Mrs. Nancy Kochis for her efforts with the forensic science program and her numerous publications. Additionally, the Board recognized member Carol Alcorn for being nominated to serve as the Illinois Association of School Boards’s Resolution Chair.
  4. Michelle Honecker-Ummel and Mrs. Katie Meyer spotlighted the English Division, presenting on Core Strategies and Reading Plus.
  5. Approved bills and payroll for LPHS and the ACC.
  6. Received TIF Reimbursement from Tonica ($12,622).
  7. Cherpeske presented the Building & Grounds Committee Report.
  8. Morrison presented the Finance Committee Report.
  9. Wrobleski presented the Superintendent’s Report, sharing information on the staff kick-off of the Strategic Planning process, the School Report Card, upcoming Parent-Teacher Conferences, and the upcoming Principals Appreciation Week Activities.
  10. Marenda presented the Principal’s Report, sharing information on recent student successes, the efforts of the associate principals, the Renaissance Rally, the blood drive, recent safety drills, professional development activities, upcoming testing plans, band and choir performances, and a student enrollment report.
  11. Le presented the Athletic Director Report, sharing information on recent athletic successes and activity updates.
  12. Mentgen presented the Director of the ACC Report, sharing information on the start of the Edu-care daycare program, installing a POS system for the ACC culinary and auto programs.
  13. Baker presented the Director of Communication Report, sharing information on communication activities, including live streaming events and homecoming reunion tours, and LP Foundation grant requests.
  14. Approved a Resolution Declaring October 21-25, 2019 Principal Appreciation Week and October 25, 2019 Principal Day
  15. Approved the 2019 Hall of Honor Inductees
  16. Approved the Beverage Provider Agreement with Coca-Cola for 2019-2024
  17. Approved the following appointments:
    1. Mr. Zachary Koesler, Technology Club Co-Sponsor, for the 2019-2020 school year (split sponsorship with the current sponsor, Mr. Andrew Wiercinski)
    2. Mr. Rob Clydesdale, Assistant Scholastic Bowl Advisor, for the 2019-2020 school year (new position)
  18. Approved allowing LEAD an overnight stay on November 8 and 9, 2019 in Kankakee, IL in order to attend the annual Illinois Unify Champion Schools Youth Activation Summit. All expenses except transportation are covered through Special Olympics of Illinois.
  19. Approved reviewing and retaining executive/closed session minutes of September 25, 2019 Regular meeting
  20. Authorized destruction of verbatim audio records from executive sessions held prior to April 1, 2018 per the Illinois Open Meetings Act, 5 ILCS 120
  21. Authorized releasing recommended closed session minutes held on the following dates with exceptions as noted in minutes in which the need for confidentiality remain: November 28, 2018; December 19, 2018; January 2, 2019; January 23, 2019; February 20, 2019; March 13, 2019; March 20, 2019; April 24, 2019; May 15, 2019; May 29, 2019; June 19, 2019
  22. Approved recommended discipline for Student #2, transfer to Safe Schools.