LP Board Update -- May 20, 2020

During its Regular Board Meeting held on Wednesday, May 20, 2020 the Board of Education accomplished the following items.

  1. Held a Public Hearing on the issuance of general obligation bonds (alternate revenue source) series 2020a.
  2. Approved the minutes of the April 22, 2020 Regular Meeting and the May 12, 2020 Special Meeting.
  3. Administered the oath of office to new board member, Mr. Matthew Merboth.
  4. Approved bills and payroll for LPHS and the ACC.
  5. Approved monthly LP financial statements.
  6. Wrobleski presented the Superintendent’s Report, sharing information on preparing for the graduation ceremony at the LP Sports Complex, upcoming change orders for summer projects, and celebrated a positive compliance report on the special education program.
  7. Approved authorizing public display of the FY 2020 Amended District Budget
  8. Approved the permanent interfund transfer of $1,197,000 from the Working Cash Fund to the Education Fund
  9. Approved the permanent interfund transfer of $255,000 from the Working Cash Fund to the Operations and Maintenance Fund
  10. Approved transferring the capital lease payment of $131,330 from the Education Fund to the Debt Service Fund
  11. Approved purchasing two (2) Ford Transit accessible vans through the Sourcewell Purchasing Cooperative for $59,582.60 per vehicle (total cost $119,165.20)
  12. Approved temporarily suspending Policy 6:300 – Graduation Requirements exclusive to the Class of 2020
  13. Approved the District Treasurer’s Bond renewal for 2020-2021
  14. Approved the final calendar for 2019-2020
  15. Approved the 2020-2021 Event Admission Fees
  16. Approved the 2020-2021 Student Handbook Updates
  17. Approved awarding the bid for the Pizza Contract to Pizza Hut, Peru, IL for the 2020-2021 school year
  18. Approved awarding the firm bid for the Milk/Dairy Contact to Prairie Farm Dairy, Inc. Streator, IL for the 2020-2021 school year
  19. Approved awarding the bid for Bakery Products Contract to Alpha Baking Company, Inc. Chicago, IL for the 2020-2021 school year
  20. Approved Get On Track, Inc. contract for Speech-Language Pathology Services effective July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021
  21. Approved the following appointments:
    1. Ms. Emily Fritz, English Teacher, for the 2020-2021 school year (replaces Mrs. Monica Soulsby)
    2. Mrs. Brenda Carbajal, Spanish Teacher, for the 2020-2021 school year (replaces Mrs. Gloria Sampson)
  22. Approved authorizing the Superintendent to appoint staff for the following Summer School 2020 classes:
    1. Attendance Advocacy Program Credit Recovery
    2. Drivers Education
    3. English 1
    4. English 2
    5. Algebra 1
    6. Geometry
    7. Biology
    8. Chemistry
    9. World History
    10. US History
  1. Approved maternity leave for Mrs. Abby Goy (Special Education Teacher) on or about September 2, 2020 and planning to return in 6 weeks. Mrs. Goy will use her accumulated sick days for her 6 weeks of leave.
  2. Approved the building permit application for the Field of Dreams Turf Project
  3. Reviewed and retained the executive/closed session minutes of the April 22, 2020 Regular Meeting and the May 12, 2020 Special Meeting.
  4. Approved the recommended destruction of verbatim audio records from executive sessions held prior to December 1, 2018
  5. Approved the following appointments:
    1. Ms. April Eutis, associate principal for student support services, from July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2021 (replaces Mr. Adam Kueltzo)
    2. Mr. Christopher Gibson, associate principal for teaching and learning, from July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2021 (replaces Mrs. Ingrid Cushing)
    3. Mr. Jeremy Stevens, band director, for the 2020-2021 school year (replaces Mrs. Paula Tuttle-Baker)