LP Board Update -- August 20, 2020

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

  1. Approved the minutes of the July 15, 2020 Regular Meeting and the July 28, 2020 Special Meeting.
  2. Approved bills and payroll for LPHS and the ACC.
  3. Approved monthly LP financial statements.
  4. Received TIF reimbursement from City of LaSalle (TIF I) for $31,013.52.
  5. Cherpeske presented the Building and Grounds Committee report.
  6. Alcorn presented the Finance Committee report with Dr. Wrobleski presenting the FY 2021 LPHS Tentative Budget and Mrs. Whalen explaining the structure of our financial documents using Infinite Visions.
  7. Alcorn presented the Policy Committee report.
  8. Wrobleski presented the Superintendent’s Report, sharing information on the annual Triple I Conference being cancelled and summer renovation updates
  9. Cushing presented the Principal’s Report, sharing information on preparing for the return to school, including Edgenuity training, new teacher orientation, redesigning freshmen orientation, and other back-to-school updates
  10. Le presented the Athletic Director’s Report, sharing information on COVID impacts to the sports schedule and making adjustments to meet the new guidelines
  11. Mentgen presented the ACC Director’s Report, sharing information on preparing for the start of the school year, planning to work with Habitat for Humanity, and presenting a commemorative plaque to Dr. Wrobleski and the Board of Education recognizing the renovations to the ACC wing of the East Building
  12. Baker presented the Director of Communication Report, sharing information on recent family communication efforts connected to returning to school in the midst of the COVID pandemic
  13. Approved the tentative LPHS FY21 Budget and placed it on public display
  14. Approved the tentative ACC FY21 Budget and placed it on public display
  15. Approved the following Howard Fellows Stadium Renovation change orders:
    1. #2 – Flowable fill under settled concrete, $1,182.00
    2. #3 – Fix vandalism, $900.00
  16. Approved the District’s Annual Review of Safety Plans, Protocols, Procedures, and School Safety Drills Report
  17. Approved the following surety bonds:
    1. Alternate Revenue Bond (Series 2013) surety, $320.00
    2. Working Cash Bond (Series 2015) surety, $115.00
    3. Alternate Revenue Bonds (Series 2020A) surety, $580.00
  1. Approved the updated Board Policy 7:190 – Prohibited Student Conduct
  2. Approved the updated Student Handbook language – Student Communicable Disease Guideline Compliance
  3. Approved the updated Board Policy 5:40 – General Personnel: Communicable and Chronic Infectious Disease
  4. Approved the 2020-2021 health insurance premiums
  5. Approved the employee computer purchase program
  6. Approved the Blood-Borne Pathogens Exposure Control Plan for 2020-2021 school year
  7. Approved the following resignations:
    1. Ms. Deana Brown, Musical Program Director, effective July 31, 2020
    2. Ms. Deana Brown, Winter Guard Program, effective June 30, 2020
  8. Approved the following appointments:
    1. Mr. Cameron Mignone, Assistant Baseball Coach, for the 2020-2021 school year (replaces Mr. Kevin Keating)
    2. Ms. Monica Davidson, LEAD Sponsor, for the 2020-2021 school year (replaces Mrs. Kristie Witte)
  9. Accepted with regret the retirement of Mr. Hollis Vickery (Paraprofessional) effective the conclusion of the 2020-2021 school year
  10. Accepted with regret the retirement of Mrs. Brenda Sadnick (Paraprofessional) effective the conclusion of the 2020-2021 school year
  11. Approved paternity leave for Mr. Patrick Goy (Physical Education) beginning October 1, 2020 and ending on October 9, 2020. Mr. Goy will be using his accumulated sick days.
  12. Approved the application for temporary occupancy, ACC Wing
  13. Reviewed and retained executive/closed session minutes of July 15, 2020 Regular meeting
  14. Authorized the destruction of verbatim audio records from executive sessions held prior to March 1, 2019 per the Illinois Open Meetings Act, 5 ILCS 120
  15. Authorized releasing recommended closed session minutes held on the following dates with exceptions as noted in minutes in which the need for confidentiality remain: January 15, 2020, February 19, 2020, March 5, 2020, April 22, 2020, May 12, 2020, May 20, 2020, June 24, 2020
  16. Approved the following resignations:
    1. Ms. Casey Loving, Paraprofessional and Key Club Sponsor, effective July 14, 2020
    2. Mr. Doug Kurkowski, Assistant Varsity Wrestling Coach, effective at the conclusion of the 2019-2020 school year.
    3. Mr. Rocky McKnight, Assistant Varsity Wrestling Coach, effective at the conclusion of the 2019-2020 school year.
    4. Mr. Ed Wrobleski, Head Wrestling Coach, effective at the conclusion of the 2019-2020 school year.
  1. Approved the Memorandum of Understanding with the LaSalle-Peru Federation of Teachers, Local 604, suspension of tenured teachers evaluations for 2020-2021