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Leland Community Unit School District 1 Board of Education met July 17

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Oct 11, 2019


Leland Community Unit School District 1 Board of Education met July 17.

Here is the minutes provided by the board:

1. CALL TO ORDER

President Plote called the regular meeting to order at 7:03 p.m.

2. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

3. ROLL CALL

Present: Anderson, Miller, Riskedal, Shumway, Todd and Plote 

Absent: Wesson

Also in attendance were Administrators Jodi Moore, Chris Bickel and District Bookkeeper Jason Zaleski.

4. BOARD SALUTES

Salutes include the following: Mr. Bickel gave a shout out to Mr. Pajkos for the Summer Enrichment program. There were 22 students who participated. Additionally, Krystal Lite Landscaping updated the bike stand area. Mrs. Plote extended the appreciation for the second-grade class and Mrs. Gudmunson for planting the flowers at the grade school entrance and Mrs. Niles for the flower pots at the high school entrance.

5. OPEN FORUM

President Plote welcomed LEA members Brooke Grzanich and Technology Director Chris Bland. Other visitors included Andrea Bloom from the Earlville Post and MJ Grzanich, Leland student.

No discussion followed.

6. APPROVAL OF CONSENT AGENDA

Shumway moved and Todd seconded the motion to approve the consent agenda as follows: 6.1 Regular Meeting Open and Closed Session minutes from June 19, 2019.

6.2 Monthly Bills for June and July as presented.

Mrs. Moore mentioned the LEASE invoicing will be different this year with the cost upfront to the district and then will be billed based on quarterly expenditure. Music account money is being earmarked for choral risers with an estimate of $8,000.

Ayes: Anderson, Miller, Riskedal, Shumway, Todd and Plote. 

Nays: none

MOTION CARRIED on 6-0 vote.

7. APPROVAL OF RESOLUTION CALLING A PUBLIC HEARING ON INTENT TO EFFECT INTERFUND TRANSFER

Riskedal moved and Miller seconded the striking of this item from the agenda.

Ayes: Miller, Riskedal, Shumway, Todd, Anderson, and Plote 

Nays: None

MOTION CARRIED on 6-0 vote.

8. APPROVAL OF FACILITY INTERCOM SYSTEM UPGRADE

Riskedal moved and Todd seconded the motion to approve the recommendation to accept the proposal from ITR Systems for the facility intercom system upgrade.

Mr. Bland reviewed the bid with the BOE. There is no re-occurring cost. This could still be installed this summer prior to the start of the fall semester. This is in addition to the phone upgrade.

Ayes: Riskedal, Shumway, Todd, Anderson, Miller, and Plote 

Nays: None

MOTION CARRIED on 6-0 vote.

9. APPROVAL OF AGREEMENTS FOR POLICY MANUAL CUSTOMIZATION SERVICE AND PRESS PLUS MAINTENANCE

Riskedal moved and Miller seconded the motion to approve the recommended agreement with IASB for district policy manual customization service and PRESS Plus maintenance service.

Mrs. Moore explained that these policies are the backbone of the district. This would allow for better use of administration time instead of correlating the book on their own.

Ayes: Shumway, Todd, Anderson, Miller, Riskedal, and Plote 

Nays: None

MOTION CARRIED on 6-0 vote.

10. APPROVAL OF CREATION OF STANDING BOARD POLICY COMMITTEE

Shumway moved and Riskedal seconded a motion to approve the creation of a standing board committee for the purpose of researching policy issues and providing information and recommendations to the board.

Discussed possible members who were interested.

Ayes: Todd, Anderson, Miller, Riskedal, Shumway, and Plote 

Nays: None

MOTION CARRIED 6-0 on a vote.

Plote nominated Anderson, Miller, and Wesson to the committee.

11. APPROVAL OF ADMINISTRATION REPORT

Miller moved and Todd seconded the motion to approve the administration report as presented.

Mr. Bickel presented a quick summation of the MAP spring assessment tools. He will present the entire overall scores in October when they are publically released. The District’s goal is 75% of students will reach their growth potential. This year 54.7% accomplished this.

Mrs. Anderson would like to see the trend line of year over year per class and how the teacher takes the year in summation to plan for the next year. Mrs. Plote inquired about the SAT analysis essay and how collectively the students performed poorly on and how that may be addressed.

Ayes: Anderson, Miller, Riskedal, Shumway, Todd, and Plote 

Nays: None

MOTION CARRIED on 6-0 vote.

12. DISCUSSION OF DISTRICT BUDGET

Mrs. Moore presented a highlight of the budget for 2018-2019.

13. DISCUSSION OF DISTRICT STRATEGIC PLANNING

Mrs. Moore reminded everyone of the upcoming Strategic Planning meeting in September.

14. EXECUTIVE SESSION

Miller moved and Riskedal seconded the motion to go into executive session to discuss matters related to employee performance as it relates to the appointment, employment, compensation, discipline, performance, or dismissal of specific employees of the public body or legal counsel for the public body, including hearing testimony on a complaint lodged against an employee of the public body or against legal counsel for the public body to determine its validity. Also, for matters related to litigation, when an action against, affecting or on behalf of the particular body has been filed and is pending before a court or administrative tribunal, or when the public body finds that an action is probable or imminent, in which the basis for the finding shall be recorded and entered into the minutes of the closed meeting. Including discussion of minutes of meetings lawfully closed, whether for purposes for approval by the body of the minutes or semi-annual review of the minutes as mandated by Section 2.06.05 ILCS 120/2(c)(21).

Ayes: Miller, Riskedal, Shumway, Todd, Anderson, and Plote 

Nays: None

MOTION CARRIED on 6-0 vote and the meeting entered closed session at 8:08 pm Shumway moved and Riskedal seconded the motion to return to open session at 9:55pm.

Ayes: Anderson, Miller Riskedal, Shumway, Todd, and Plote 

Nays: None

MOTION CARRIED on 6-0 vote.

15. APPROVAL OF RECOMMENDATION FOR POSITIONS

Riskedal moved and Miller seconded the motion to approve Lisa Featherston as the district social worker as recommended by administration.

Ayes: Miller, Riskedal, Shumway, Todd, Anderson, and Plote 

Nays: None

MOTION CARRIED on 6-0 vote.

16. APPROVAL OF RECOMMENDATION FOR POSITIONS

Riskedal moved and Miller seconded the motion to approve Kayla Frieders for Middle School Volleyball Head Coach, Middle School Volleyball Assistant Coach - Krystyna Frieders, and Middle School Head Soccer Coach - Dustin Frieders as recommended by administration.

Ayes: Riskedal, Shumway, Todd, Anderson, Miller and Plote 

Nays: None

MOTION CARRIED on 6-0 vote.

17. APPROVAL OF STATUS OF CLOSED MEETING MINUTES FROM JULY 2017 THROUGH DECEMBER 2017

Todd moved and Riskedal seconded the motion to maintain closed minutes.

Ayes: Shumway, Todd, Anderson, Miller, Riskedal, and Plote 

Nays:

MOTION CARRIED on 6-0 vote.

18. ADJOURNMENT

Riskedal moved and Rodd seconded the motion to adjourn. On a voice vote, the MOTION CARRIED 6-0.

Meeting adjourned at 9:58 pm.

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