LP Board Update -- February 24, 2022

During its Regular Board Meeting held on Wednesday, February 23, 2022, the Board of Education accomplished the following items.

  1. Approved the minutes of the January 19, 2022 Regular Meeting and the February 6, 2022 Emergency Meeting.
  2. Sparks presented the President’s Report.
  3. Received comments from members of the public on topics including COVID mitigation policies, curriculum standards, and FOIA requests/Closed Session minutes.
  4. Discussed the Appellate Court COVID Mitigations ruling
  5. Merboth presented the Finance Committee Report
  6. Lynch presented the Building & Grounds Committee Report
  7. Approved monthly LP and ACC bills and financial statements.
  8. Received correspondence from the LP Foundation.
  9. Received TIF reimbursements from the Village of North Utica TIF I ($3,700.55) and TIF II ($2,142.89), City of LaSalle ($10,160.12), City of Peru 2020 Tax Year TIF Reimbursements ($34,642.84), and LaSalle County Collector Peru TIF Surplus ($23,677.35) for a total of $74,323.75.
  10. Wrobleski presented the Superintendent’s Report, sharing information on preparing for next year’s staffing needs and recent FOIA requests. Dr. Wrobleski and the Board discussed the proposed LPHS Reopening Plan V2.
  11. Le presented the Athletics & Activities Report, sharing information on recent athletic accomplishments, upcoming post-season athletic activities, and recent fine arts activities.
  12. Mentgen presented the Director of the ACC Report, sharing information on the planning for student enrollment for next school year, recent academic accomplishments, and the ACC Student of the Month.
  13. Baker presented the Director of Communication Report, sharing information on recent Communication Office activities, ticket sales for the upcoming spring musical, and updating the LPHS Alumni Directory.
  14. Approved amending the 2021-2022 LPHS Reopening Plan
  15. Approved the 2022-2023 District Calendar
  16. Approved the renewal of Series 2020 General Obligation Surety Bond ($2,404.00)
  17. Approved letting bids for the following projects:
    1. Main Building Masonry Restoration Project (1927 Wing, Boiler House Chimney, Boiler House Masonry)
    2. Pool Filtration Replacement Project
    3. Main Building Tunnel Water Drain Repair and Asbestos Abatement Project
  18. Approved selling property located at Pin #17-16-414-016 (Lot Four (4) in Block Seven (7) in LaSalle Center) to Mertel Investment Co. Inc. for $5,000.00
  19. Approved the following appointments:
    1. Mrs. Andrea Eichelkraut, LP Honor Society Sponsor, for the 2021-2022 school year (replaces Mrs. Taylor Krull)
    2. Mr. Randy Gunia, Varsity Head Boys’ Golf Coach, for the 2022-2023 school year (replaces Mr. Kyle Pytel)
    3. Ms. Madeline Piller, Assistant Girls’ Track & Field Coach, for the 2021-2022 school year (replaces Ms. Emily Fritz)
    4. Mr. Trevor Samolinski, Volunteer Assistant Baseball Coach, for the 2021-2022 school year
    5. Mr. Noah Hancock, Assistant Girls’ Track & Field Coach, for the 2021-2022 school year (replaces Ms. Alexandra West)
    6. Ms. Alyssa McCauley, English Teacher for the 2022-2023 school year (replaces Mr. Justin Lewis)
    7. Mr. William Shalter, English Teacher, for the 2022-2023 school year (replaces Mrs. Jill Hoelzer)
  20. Approved the following maternity leave request:
    1. Mrs. Addie Kostellic (English Teacher) beginning on or about August 21, 2022 and ending at the conclusion of first semester 2022-2023 school year. Mrs. Kostellic will be using her accumulated sick days and rest of days as FMLA/unpaid days. Mrs. Kostellic will be returning second semester of January 2023.
  21. Approved the ACC Auto Show at Creve Coeur Street practice field west of the ACC Pope Building on Sunday, September 25, 2022
  22. Approved a request for the Key Club’s annual overnight trip on Friday, March 11 through Sunday, March 13 to attend the annual Illinois-Eastern Iowa District Convention Leadership Conference (DCLC). The convention costs will be paid by club fundraising.
  23. Approval to review and retain executive/closed session minutes of January 19, 2022 Regular meeting
  24. Tabled the destruction of verbatim audio records from executive sessions held prior to September 1, 2020 per the Illinois Open Meetings Act, 5 ILCS 120
  25. Approved of FMLA Leave request for Mr. Aaron Beale
  26. Approved filing of petition with the LaSalle County Board of Review and/or Property Tax Appeal Board relating to:
    1. Riverstone Group, Inc., Parcels #20-05-402-000, #20-05-400-000, #20-08-211-000, #20-08-212-000, & #20-08-415-000
    2. COVIA Solutions Inc., Parcels #19-09-144-000, #19-09-208-000, #19-09-344-000, #19-09-346-000, #19-09-404-000, #19-10-101-000, #19-10-102-000, #19-10-105-000, #19-10-203-000, #19-10-204-000, #19-10-206-000, #19-10-210-000, #19-10-300-000, #19-10-301-000, #19-10-400-000, #19-11-110-000, #19-11-300-000, #19-11-302-000, #19-11-304-000, #19-11-305-000, #19-11-306-000, #19-14-100-000, #19-14-101-000, #19-14-204-000, #19-15-102-000, #19-15-105-000, #19-15-106-000, #19-15-107-000, #19-15-200-000, & #19-15-301-000
    3. COMM 2014-LC17 38th Street LLC, Parcel #17-05-415-001
  27. Approved authorizing an appraisal of COVIA Solutions Inc. parcels included in PTAB filing