LP Board Update -- December 18, 2019

During its Regular Board Meeting held on Wednesday, November 20, 2019 the Board of Education accomplished the following items.

  1. Held a truth-in-taxation public hearing on proposed 2019 levy for FY2021.
  2. Held a public hearing on the issuance of General Obligation Bonds (Health Life Safety) Series 2020.
  3. Approved the minutes of the November 20, 2019 Regular Meeting and the December 12, 2019 Special Meeting.
  4. Student Ambassadors Jaidynne Lash, Erin Leschewski, and Marley Crabbe presented to the Board.
  5. Recognized state-qualifying swimmer Peyton Heagy and coaches Rob McNally and Jennifer Heagy.
  6. Nathan Boudreau spotlighted the World Languages program, including holiday culture projects, preparing students for bi-literacy tests, and other upcoming student activities.
  7. Approved bills and payroll for LPHS and the ACC.
  8. Approved required Board and Employee Travel Expense reimbursements.
  9. Board and admin attendees to this year’s Triple I Conference discussed key-learnings.
  10. Cherpeske presented the Building & Grounds Committee Report.
  11. Morrison presented the Finance Committee Report.
  12. Alcorn presented the Policy Committee Report.
  13. Wrobleski presented the Superintendent’s Report, sharing information on updating district threat assessment protocols, recent FOIA requests, and the proposed tax levy.
  14. Members of the administration and community presented The 120 Promise: L.P.H.S. 2026 Strategic Plan
  15. Marenda presented the Principal’s Report, sharing information on recent student successes and activities, preparing for the Harbor Homeroom program, and 8th Grade Academic and Athletics/Activities Night. Mr. Kueltzo highlighted some of the activities happening in the Students Services Department.
  16. Le presented the Athletic Director’s Report, sharing information recent athletic accomplishments and upcoming activities.
  17. Mentgen presented the Director of the ACC Report, sharing information on ACC class activities and student programs.
  18. Baker presented the Director of Communication Report, sharing information on preparing for the transition to the new website design, and live streaming events.
  19. Approved adopting the Tax Year 2019 Levy for FY 2021
  20. Approved letting bids for the East Gym/ACC Renovation Project
  21. Approved authorizing the superintendent to submit the Property Tax Relief Grant Application
  22. Approved PRESS Board Policies Recommendations (2nd Reading)
  23. Approved a resolution to sell surplus equipment – uncoated free weights
  24. Approved the following appointments:
    1. Mr. Ken Nelson, Volunteer Boys’ Swim Coach for the 2019-2020 season
    2. Mrs. Julie Jenkins, Art Teacher (1.0 FTE) for the 2020-2021 school year (replaces Mrs. Larisa Sarver)
  25. Approved the Varsity Wrestling teams overnight stay in Springfield on December 20, 2019 to compete at Rochester High School and at the Springfield High School Invitational. The expenses will be funded by the Mat Club.
  26. Approved reviewing and retaining executive/closed session minutes of the November 20, 2019 Regular meeting and the December 12, 2019 Special meeting.
  27. Authorized destruction of verbatim audio records from executive sessions held prior to May 16, 2018 per the Illinois Open Meetings Act, 5 ILCS 120.
  28. Approved appointing Mrs. Ingrid Cushing as principal, effective July 1, 2020 (replaces Mr. Dan Marenda, interim principal).