LP Board Update -- December 16, 2021

During its Regular Board Meeting held on Wednesday, December 15, 2021 the Board of Education accomplished the following items.

  1. Held a Truth-In-Taxation Public Hearing on the proposed LPHS 2021 Tax Levy for 2022-2023.
  2. Approved the minutes of the November 17, 2021 Regular Meeting.
  3. Jordyn McCoy, Dylan Kaszynski, and Allie Legrenzi presented the Student Ambassadors Report.
  4. Recognized state-qualifying swimmer Peyton Heagy and coaches Rob McNally and Jennifer Heagy.
  5. Approved monthly LP and ACC bills and financial statements.
  6. Approved the Required Board and Employee Travel Expense Reimbursements
  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 the Narrowing the Gap 2.0 Presentation along with Mrs. Cushing, Mr. Gibson, Mr. Mentgen, Mrs. Eutis, Mrs. Williams, Mr. Kueltzo, and Mr. Le.
  11. Cushing presented the Principal’s Report, sharing information on School Improvement Team progress, exceptional turnout for the 8th Grade Athletics & Activities Night, and recent professional development training.
  12. Le presented the Athletics & Activities Report, sharing information on winter sports, struggles of COVID mitigation implementation at sports events, and IHSA plans for the upcoming post-season activities.
  13. Mentgen presented the Director of the ACC Report, sharing information on a positive health inspection for the Corner Café, approval of the ACC ESSER III grant requests, and the latest updates on ACC class activities.
  14. Baker presented the Director of Communication Report, sharing information on recent Communication Office activities and the L-P Foundation awarding $11,003.86 in grant requests from the L-P faculty.
  15. Approved adopting the 2021 Tax Levy for School Year 2022-2023
  16. Approved awarding contracts for the Dolan Building/Auto Shop Renovation Phase 2 (Total - $291,008):
    1. Base Bid A- Sidewalk Replacement Auto Shop Contract to Vissering Construction Company, for a Total - $52,700
    2. Base Bid B- Masonry Restoration Auto Shop Contract to Otto Baum Company, Inc. for a Total - $112,415
    3. Base Bid C- Window Replacement Dolan Building Contract to Koolmaster LaSalle, for a Total - $125,893
  1. Approved awarding the Snow Removal Service Contract to Illinois Valley Excavating
  2. Approved the following course proposals:
    1. Project Lead the Way Cybersecurity
    2. Advanced Placement European History
  3. Approved the 2021 Hall of Honor Inductees
  4. Approved establishing the Cross-Country Activity Account
  5. Approved the Forensic Science Club
  6. Approved the following resignations:
    1. Mr. Kyle Pytel, Head Boys’ Golf Coach, effective the conclusion of the 2021-2022 school year
    2. Ms. Caroline Laird, Permanent Sub, last day will be December 9, 2021
  7. Approved the following appointments:
    1. Mr. Ryan Huebbe, Assistant Softball Coach, effective for the 2021-2022 school year (replaces Mrs. Carie Lawrence)
    2. Mr. Kevin Alleman, Musical Volunteer, effective for the 2021-2022 school year
    3. Ms. Perla Escatel, Musical Volunteer, effective for the 2021-2022 school year
    4. Ms. Patricia Olsen, Musical Volunteer, effective for the 2021-2022 school year
    5. Ms. Ashley Hurst, Musical Volunteer, effective for the 2021-2022 school year
  1. Approved the following retirements:
    1. Approval to accept with regret the retirement of Mrs. Jacqueline Actis, Payroll Specialist, effective May 13, 2022
    2. Approval to accept with regret the retirement of Mrs. Joyce Sell, Duplicating/Bookstore, effective December 31, 2022
  2. Approved for the Varsity Wrestling teams overnight stay in Springfield on December 17, 2021 to compete at the Joe Bee Invitational in Springfield on December 18, 2021. The expenses will be funded by the Mat Club.
  3. Reviewed and retained the Executive/Closed Session minutes of the November 17, 2021 Regular Meeting
  4. Approved the recommended destruction of verbatim audio records from Executive Sessions held prior to July 1, 2020 (June 24, 2020 Regular Meeting)
  5. Approved the resignation of Mrs. Taylor Krull, School Counselor, effective January 14, 2022