LP Board Update -- September 24, 2020

During its Regular Board Meeting held on Wednesday, September 23, 2020 the Board of Education accomplished the following items.

  1. Held a Public Hearing on LPHS FY 2021 Budget and ACC FY 2021 Budget.
  2. Approved the minutes of the August 19, 2020 Regular Meeting and September 8, 2020 Special Meeting.
  3. Student Ambassadors Amanda Burkart and Katelyn Lamps remotely presented to the Board.
  4. Recognized members of the technology team, Amy Williams, Scott Leonard, Russ Anderson, Holly Ziegler, and Nicci Gibson, for their exceptional efforts to support students and staff during the remote learning process.
  5. Approved monthly LP and ACC financial statements.
  6. Received TIF reimbursements from Village of North Utica ($25,189.59), Village of North Utica ($58,253.91), and City of LaSalle ($155,167.39) for a total of $238,610.39.
  7. Sarver presented the Public Relations Committee Report.
  8. Cherpeske presented the Building & Grounds Committee Report.
  9. Alcorn presented the Policy Committee Report.
  10. Alcorn presented the Finance Committee Report.
  11. Wrobleski presented the Superintendent’s Report, sharing information on Board president Sparks and Board vice president Alcorn receiving Master Board Member status from the IASB, the school being recognized by U.S. News & World Reports as the top high school in the region, the progress of Strategic Plan implementation, and planning a ribbon cutting ceremony for Howard Fellows Stadium turf project.
  12. Cushing presented the Principal’s Report, sharing information on teacher evaluations, staying up-to-date on COVID-related education standards and mandates, preparing for safety drills, administering the SAT for seniors, and implementing other curriculum activities for the remote learning process.
  13. Le presented the Athletic Director’s Report, sharing information on the latest updates for athletics, recent changes to the IHSA return-to-activities plan, and the return of student extracurricular activities.
  14. Mentgen presented the Director of the ACC Report, sharing information on the ACC Student of the Month, updates on ACC teachers adapting to remote learning challenges, and developing a new dual credit program with IVCC.
  15. Baker presented the Director of Communication Report, sharing information on recent communication video projects and new marketing materials for the Strategic Plan.
  16. Approved adopting the LaSalle-Peru Township High School FY2021 Budget
  17. Approved adopting the LaSalle-Peru Area Career Center FY2021 Budget
  18. Approved the Area Career Center Joint Agreement Resolution FY2021
  19. Approved the Salary Compensation Report
  20. Approved the LPHS School Profile 2020-2021
  21. Approved the PRESS Board Policies Recommendations (Issue 104) (2nd Reading)
  22. Approved the PRESS Board Policies Recommendations (Issue 105) (2nd Reading)
  23. Approved adopting the Resolution to Regulate Expense Reimbursements- Policy 2:125-E3
  24. Approved the following resignations:
    1. Mr. Leo Trujillo, Assistant Girls Soccer Coach, effective July 15, 2020.
    2. Ms. Lainie Schweickert, Assistant Varsity Softball Coach, effective September 11, 2020
  25. Approved the following appointments:
    1. Mr. Shane Cowsert, Key Club Sponsor, effective for the 2020-2021 school year (replaces Ms. Casey Loving)
  26. Approved paternity leave for Mr. Rob Clydesdale (Social Science Teacher) beginning Monday, January 4, 2021 and ending on Monday, January 18, 2021. Mr. Clydesdale will be using his accumulated sick days
  27. Reviewed and retained executive/closed session minutes of August 19, 2020 Regular meeting and September 8, 2020 Special meeting
  28. Authorized destruction of verbatim audio records from executive sessions held prior to April 1, 2019 per the Illinois Open Meetings Act, 5 ILCS 120
  29. Approved appointing Mr. Matthew Rebholz as Head Wrestling Coach, effective for the 2020-2021 school year (replaces Mr. Ed Wrobleski)