LP Board Update -- October 20, 2021

During its Regular Board Meeting held on Wednesday, October 20, 2021 the Board of Education accomplished the following items.

  1. Approved the minutes of the September 22, 2021 Regular Meeting and the September 30, 2021 and October 6, 2021 Special Meetings.
  2. The Renaissance Program presented the Jostens Platinum School of Distinction Award.
  3. Jordyn McCoy presented the Student Ambassadors Report.
  4. Recognized L-P security staff members Randy Huebbe and Jean Ganze for their exceptional efforts during recent student altercations.
  5. Approved monthly LP and ACC bills and financial statements.
  6. Received TIF reimbursements from the City of Peru – Downtown Tax Declared Surplus TIF ($17,411.80) and the Village of Tonica – TIF II ($6,185.48) for a total of $23,597.28.
  7. Sarver presented the Building & Grounds Committee Report
  8. Lynch presented the Programs Committee Report
  9. Merboth presented the Finance Committee Report
  10. Wrobleski presented the Superintendent’s Report, sharing information on Principal Appreciation Month, working with Bernardi Securities for a promotional video, and the recent ROE safety inspection.
  11. Cushing presented the Principal’s Report, sharing information on the upcoming Parent-Teacher Conferences, starting SEL groups to Narrow the Gap, efforts by the ad hoc safety committee to address recent student issues, and the return of an in-person Renaissance Students of the Month breakfast ceremony.
  12. Mentgen presented the Director of the ACC Report, sharing information on the ACC Car Show, a positive preliminary audit report, a collaborative project between the CAD and Programming programs, potential impacts of vaccine mandates for CNA students, and Culinary Corner students assisting with the Hall of Honor.
  13. Baker presented the Director of Communication Report, sharing information on recent Communication Office activities and the upcoming L-P Foundation Family Dinner fundraiser at the Right Spice in Peru on Monday, November 8 from 4:30-8 p.m. Tickets are $10.
  14. Approved a resolution declaring October 24-30, 2021 Principal Appreciation Week and October 29, 2021 Principal Day
  15. Approved the 6th Street Main Entrance Landscaping Proposal submitted by R & R Landscaping & Irrigation, Inc for $21,439.80
  16. Approved the AP Microeconomics New Course Proposal
  17. Approved renewal of Series 2016 General Obligation Surety Bond ($1,774.00)
  18. Approved the following appointments:
    1. Mr. David Spudic, Winter Weight Training Supervisor, effective for the 2021-2022 school year (replaces Mr. Bill Booker)
    2. Mr. Randy Gunia, Head Boys’ Bowling Coach, effective for the 2021-2022 school year (replaces Mr. Jeff Miller)
    3. Mr. Matthew Lambert, Assistant Baseball Coach, effective for the 2021-2022 school year (replaces Mr. Bob Reese)
  1. Reviewed and retained the Executive/Closed Session Meeting Minutes for the September 22, 2021, Regular Meeting and September 30, 2021 and October 6, 2021, Special Meetings
  2. Approved the recommended destruction of verbatim audio records from Executive Sessions held prior to May 1, 2020 (April 22, 2020, Regular Meeting)
  3. Approved a Memorandum of Understanding with MOU with the LaSalle-Peru Federation of Teachers Local 604 – Compensation for Head Cheer Coach also performing Assistant Cheer Coach duties.