LP Board Update -- April 22, 2020

During its Regular Board Meeting held on Wednesday, April 22, 2020 the Board of Education accomplished the following items.

  1. Recognized a moment of silence in memory of the late Board of Education member Robert Morrison.
  2. Approved the minutes of the March 18, 2020 Regular Meeting and the April 3, 2020 Special Meeting.
  3. Approved bills and payroll for LPHS and the ACC.
  4. Approved monthly LP financial statements.
  5. Sparks provided plans to fill Mr. Morrison’s seat as well as changes to the Board committee structure.
  6. Alcorn presented the Finance Committee Report.
  7. Cherpeske presented the Buildings & Grounds Committee Report.
  8. Wrobleski presented the Superintendent’s Report, sharing information on the tremendous effort by the faculty/staff to effectively enact the e-Learning system, meal train participation, the roll-out of the senior yard signs and plans for other senior celebrations, and preparing to adjust next year’s budget based on expected delays in the county taxing system.
  9. Approved a proclamation honoring Board of Education member Robert Morrison
  10. Approved a proclamation recognizing Teacher Appreciation Week – May 4-8, 2020
  11. Approved a resolution authorizing the issuance of General Obligation School Bonds (Alternate Revenue Source), Series 2020A of LaSalle-Peru Township High School District No. 120, LaSalle and Bureau Counties, Illinois for the purpose of financing the costs of certain capital projects within the District and paying for costs related thereto, as amended
  12. Approved authorizing membership in the Buy Board National Purchasing Cooperative
  13. Approved the District 120 Title I Schoolwide Plan
  14. Approved the Hillmann Pediatric Therapy, P.C. Contract for the 2020-2021 school year
  15. Approved Gorenz and Associates as LPHS and ACC auditors for 2020-2021 school year
  16. Approved the Illinois Central School Bus, LLC contract amendment through May 22, 2020
  17. Approved Cosgrove Construction, Inc. proposal to repaint Sellett Gymnasium - $24,850
  18. Approved letting bids for pizza contract for 2020-2021 school year
  19. Approved letting bids for milk/dairy contract for 2020-2021 school year
  20. Approved letting bids for bread contract for 2020-2021 school year
  21. Approved the following resignations:
    • Mrs. Katherine Meyer, Reading Specialist Teacher and Volunteer Book Club Sponsor, effective the conclusion of the 2019-2020 school year
    • Mr. Brian Currier, Assistant Football Coach, effective the conclusion of the 2019-2020 school year
    • Mr. Adam Spencer, Assistant Fresh/Sophomore Girls Tennis Coach, effective the conclusion of the 2019-2020 school year
    • Ms. Alexandria Thompson, Head Cheerleading Coach, effective the conclusion of the 2019-2020 school year
  1. Approved the following reassignment:
    • Mr. Adam Kueltzo, from Associate Principal of Student Support Services to Associate Principal for School Safety, effective for the 2020-2021 school year
  2. Approved rehiring the following positions:
    • Mr. Dan Le, Athletic Director, effective for the 2020-2021 school year
    • Mr. Brian Shaver, Dean of Students, effective for the 2020-2021 school year
    • Mr. Jason Miller, part-time Activities Director, effective for the 2020-2021 school year
    • Mrs. Amy Williams, Director of Technology, effective for the 2020-2021 school year
    • Mr. Scott Leonard, Technology Technician, effective for the 2020-2021 school year
    • Mr. Russ Anderson, Help Desk Technician, effective for the 2020-2021 school year
    • Mr. Ritchie Kowalczyk, Director of Building and Grounds, effective for the 2020-2021 school year
    • Mr. Matt Baker, Director of Communications, effective for the 2020-2021 school year
    • Mrs. Lori Whalen, Business Manager, effective for the 2020-2021 school year
    • Mrs. Sue Brooker, AAP Coordinator, effective for the 2020-2021 school year
    • Mrs. Marsha Anderson, Cafeteria Director, effective for the 2020-2021 school year
  1. Approved the following appointments:
    • Mr. Adam Spencer, Assistant Boys Soccer Coach, effective for the 2020-2021 school year (replaces Mr. Donald Ernat)
    • Mr. Coltyn Lazzarotto, Assistant Football Coach, effective for the 2020-2021 school year (replaces Mr. Jared Mundt)
  2. Approved retaining the executive/closed session minutes of the February 19, 2020 Regular Meeting and the March 5, 2020 Special Meeting.
  3. Authorized destruction of verbatim audio records from executive sessions held prior to November 1, 2018 per the Illinois Open Meetings Act, 5 ILCS 120
  4. Approved the resignation of Mrs. Paula Tuttle-Baker, Band Director, Volunteer Winter Guard Sponsor, Jazz Ensemble and Pit Orchestra, effective the conclusion of the 2019-2020 school year.