LP Board Update -- February 19, 2020

During its Regular Board Meeting held on Wednesday, February 19, 2020 the Board of Education accomplished the following items.

  1. Approved the minutes of the January 15, 2020 Regular Meeting and the February 7, 2020 Special Meeting.
  2. Student Ambassador Erin Leschewski presented to the Board.
  3. Recognized student singers and musicians who were chosen to perform in the ILMEA State Concerts: Emma Anderson, Catherine Engels, Aubrey Garretson, Reid Rynke, Quinn Pleskovitch, and Fred Davis and directors Paula Tuttle and Matt Butler.
  4. Carol Navarro, Mrs. Nancy Kochis, and Mrs. Angelique Depenbrock spotlighted the Science division, including a variety of recent projects in chemistry, forensic science, physics, biology, and anatomy and physiology.
  5. Approved bills and payroll for LPHS and the ACC.
  6. Approved monthly LP financial statements.
  7. Received TIF reimbursements from Village of North Utica ($2,616.06 – TIF I and $311.93 – TIF II), Advantage Logistics ($28,932.16), and Village of Tonica ($819.37).
  8. Morrison presented the Finance Committee Report.
  9. Wrobleski presented the Superintendent’s Report, sharing information on preparing staffing plans for next school year, developing recommendations for administrative restructuring, receiving financial reimbursements for water damage, and updates on the Field of Dreams funding campaign.
  10. Marenda presented the Principal’s Report, sharing information on recent accomplishments and activities by our students, incoming freshmen conferences, the upcoming IPA recognition breakfast, and preparing for standardized testing for the second semester, and reviewing the school enrollment numbers.
  11. Le presented the Athletic Director’s Report, sharing information on recent athletic accomplishments and upcoming games and activities and providing updates on the Hall of Honor induction ceremonies.
  12. Mentgen presented the Director of the ACC Report, sharing information on preparing for projects with Habitat for Humanity and Thyme restaurant, reviewing initial enrollment numbers for next school year, investigating potential summer programs for junior high students, and working to develop a “women in engineering” program.
  13. Baker presented the Director of Communication Report, sharing information on transitioning to the new website design and upcoming LP Foundation events.
  14. Approved the Behavior Threat Assessment and Management Team protocols
  15. Approved the Statement of Completion, Main Academic Building, H/LS Amendment #78 Statement of Completion for Emergency Water Main Repair
  16. Approved the Treasurer’s Surety Bond Certificate for the Series 2020 General Obligation Bond -$2,404.00
  17. Approved the Treasurer’s Bond renewal for the Series 2019 General Obligation Bonds - $1,091.00
  18. Approved the 2020 Intergovernmental Agreement with the City of LaSalle on the usage of the Rotary Park Baseball Field
  19. Approved establishing the Field of Dreams Activity Account
  20. Approved the following resignation:
    • Mr. Donald Ernat, Assistant Boys Soccer Coach, effective the conclusion of the 2019- 2020 school year
  21. Approved the following appointment:
    • Mr. Coltyn Lazzarotto, Volunteer Assistant Boys Track and Field Coach, effective thev2019-2020 school year
  22. Approved the request for the Key Club’s overnight trip to Springfield on Friday, March 13 through Sunday, March 15 to attend the annual Illinois-Eastern Iowa District Convention Leadership Conference (DCLC). The convention costs will be paid by club fundraising.
  23. Approved the request for the Varsity Baseball team’s overnight trip to Champaign Central High School on Friday, May 22nd through May 23rd to participate in the Charlie Due Wood Bat Tournament. The trip costs will be paid through the baseball program, booster and camp account to cover all expenses for the players and coaches.
  24. Approved the ACC Auto Show at the Creve Coeur Street practice field west of the ACC Pope Building on Sunday, September 27, 2020 from 7 am to 1 pm.
  25. Approved reviewing and retaining executive/closed session minutes of January 15, 2020 Regular meeting and February 7, 2020 Special meeting
  26. Authorized the destruction of verbatim audio records from executive sessions held prior to August 1, 2018 per the Illinois Open Meetings Act, 5 ILCS 120
  27. Authorized releasing recommended closed session minutes held on the following dates with exceptions as noted in minutes in which the need for confidentiality remain: July 1, 2019, July 17, 2019, August 21, 2019, September 4, 2019, September 25, 2019, October 16, 2019, November 20, 2019, December 12, 2019, and December 18, 2019