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Minooka Community High School District 111 Board of Education met August 14

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Oct 11, 2019


Minooka Community High School District 111 Board of Education met Aug. 14.

Here is the minutes provided by the board:

CALL TO ORDER

The committee meeting was held in Room 263 at central campus and called to order by Secretary Wendi Arlis at 5:30 p.m. The following board members were in attendance: Dustin Heap, Wendi Arlis, Laura Hrechko, Dee Crye, and Patti Ruettiger (arrived at 6:36 p.m.). Absent from the meeting were Cherie Barnes and Mike Brozovich. Also in attendance at the meeting were Kenny Lee, John Troy, Bryan Zwemke, and Colleen Ward.

PUBLIC COMMENTS

There were no comments from the audience.

FINANCE COMMITTEE

Financial Reports:

Financial reports were reviewed.

Tentative Budget:

John Troy presented the tentative budget for FY20. It is anticipated to be recommended for approval later in the meeting.

JJC Intergovernmental Agreement:

The Memorandum of Understanding for Joliet Junior College Dual Credit was presented. It is anticipated to be recommended for approval at the regular board meeting.

Out-of-District Tuition Rate:

The proposed out-of-district tuition rate of $11,862.63 was presented. It is anticipated to be recommended for approval at the regular board meeting.

Engraver for CTE:

Information was presented for purchasing an engraver for the CTE program (Project Lead the Way). The cost is approximately $18,000. Additional information will be sought. Consensus was reached to place the item on the agenda for further discussion at the regular board meeting.

Purchase of Vans:

The recommendation to purchase two vans for the transportation department was presented. Consensus was reached to place the item on the agenda for further discussion at the regular board meeting.

Project Lead the Way Agreement:

The formal agreement for Project Lead the Way was presented. Consensus was reached to place the item on the agenda for recommended approval at the regular board meeting.

POLICY COMMITTEE

PRESS Packets 100 and 101:

Recommendations from PRESS Packets 100 and 101 were presented to the board. Consensus was reached to place the item on the agenda for recommended approval at the regular board meeting.

Policy 7:190 Student Behavior:

Discussion took place regarding Policy 7:190 and the potential disparities to come with the new law effective January 1, 2020, legalizing marijuana use. Discussion also took place as to the effect the law would have on the student handbook. Suggestions were raised to include the Parent Advisory Committee for input.

PRESS Plus:

Discussion took place regarding the additional policy subscription service with IASB, PRESS Plus. PRESS Plus presents recommendations compared to a District’s current policies as opposed to the more generic policies on file with PRESS. It was noted that it is difficult to keep track of changes that have been rejected from PRESS and customizations that have been made to the District Policy Manual. With the current subscription, rejected changes will continue to be presented by PRESS and can be inadvertently revised and added in; customizations can be easily overlooked and deleted out. It was reported that the PRESS Plus Service would provide protection for the board as people and positions change.

Athletic Hall of Fame:

Information was provided regarding the status of obtaining background checks for Hall of Fame inductees. The item will be placed on the agenda for further discussion at the regular board meeting.

Risk Management Plan:

Consensus was reached to place the Risk Management Plan on the agenda for recommended approval at the regular board meeting.

School Board Training:

Board members were reminded of the self-evaluation training scheduled for next Thursday. B&G COMMITTEE

Summer Work/Athletic Complex Discussion:

Updates on the summer work and athletic complex were provided, noting that jobs are progressing and are on track. Additionally, the change order for the south end was presented and consensus was reached to present for approval later in the meeting.

PERSONNEL COMMITTEE

MOTION: by Heap, seconded by Hrechko, to adjourn the meeting to executive session for the purpose of discussing personnel and security. Voting Aye: Heap, Arlis, Hrechko, Crye, and Ruettiger. Motion carried. Time: 6:37 p.m.

RETURN TO OPEN SESSION

MOTION: by Heap, seconded by Hrechko, to return the meeting to open session. Hearing no objections, the motion was approved. Time: 6:54 p.m.

ACTION ITEMS

Change Order:

MOTION: by Heap, seconded by Crye, to approve the change order as presented. Voting Aye: Heap, Crye, Hrechko, Arlis, and Ruettiger. Motion carried. Time: 7:03 p.m.

Tentative Budget:

MOTION: by Hrechko, seconded by Crye, to approve and post the tentative budget as presented. Voting Aye: Heap, Crye, Hrechko, Arlis, and Ruettiger. Motion carried. Time: 7:04 p.m.

GRADUATION DATE/TIME

Preferences for dates and times for graduation were discussed. Consensus was reached to send out a survey to gather input.

ADJOURNMENT

MOTION: by Heap, seconded by Hrechko, to adjourn the meeting. Hearing no objections, the motion was approved. Time: 7:08 p.m.

https://v3.boardbook.org/Public/PublicItemDownload.aspx?mk=50343628&fn=minutes.pdf

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