Board Meeting Summary for Monday, November 20

The Board of Education provides a "Board Meeting Summary" after each Board meeting. The summary includes a brief description of the main topics and action items. These summaries are not meant to replace minutes. The minutes for each meeting are approved and posted after the next regularly scheduled meeting. We hope these summaries provide some basic information and context around the reports, presentations and action items. For the full packet of information including presentations and reports,  Click Here.

Meetings are video streamed live online and the videos are archived on the District website, Click Here. Please note the time markers throughout the document below for your convenience.


Roll Call
President Stephanie Clark, Vice President Kurt Buchholz, Secretary Jason Loebach, Robert Bruno, Bruce Currie (came in late), Linda D'Ambrosio, Erica Nelson

Superintendent's Report  |  watch
  • Immunization Report - Dr. Gordon informed the community that the required Immunization Report for the 2018 school is posted publicly.
  • Illinois Association of School Boards Triple I Conference - Administrators and Board members attended the Triple I conference in Chicago, December 17 and 18. Superintendent Gordon, Chief Communications Officer Erika Krehbiel and Board members President Stephanie Clark and Erica Nelson presented a session about the Long-Range Plan to a standing room only crowd of over 100 people.
  • Legacy Goals - Dr. Gordon reminded the Board and community about the Board of Education Legacy Workshop that took place on August 19, 2017. Many of the current conversations happening in the District and at the Board table directly connect to Board Legacy Goals such as being a model school district, district budget and program space. In relation to budgeting and proposed reductions, Dr. Gordon expressed that he and his cabinet team will not be presenting any reductions to current programs, which includes AEC, PBL, Dual-Language, and FLES.

Board Reports  |  watch

Public Participation  | 
watch

Presentations | watch

Fall Academic Update 

School Improvement Plans Update   |  watch
Each school principal presented highlights from their School Improvement Plans.
  

Discussion  |  watch

Preliminary Levy
  • Assistant Superintendent for Finance, Facilities and Operations Eric DePorter explained the timeline of when the levy needs to be filed. Board will take action on the levy on December 18.
  • The Board also discussed the estimated budget for next year related to planning for capital projects.
Action Items  |  watch

Consent Agenda
1. Personnel Report
a) Employment Recommendations
b) Resignations
c) Internal transfers
d) Dismissals

2. Finance, Facilities and Operations
a) Treasurer's Report
b) Investment Schedule
c) Monthly Revenue/Expenditure Summary Report
d) Summary of Bills and Payroll
e) Vandalism Report
f) Disposal of Surplus Property
g) FOIA Report
h) School District Payment Order - October 31, 2017 - November 13, 2017

3. Other Matters
a) Board Meeting Minutes
1) November 6, 2017 - Regular Meeting Minutes
2) November 6, 2017 - Regular Meeting Minutes - Closed

Voted Yes:  Stephanie Clark, Kurt Buchholz, Jason Loebach, Robert Bruno, Bruce 
Currie, Linda D'Ambrosio, Erica Nelson

Superintendent's Recommendations
  • Professional Development to Support Inclusive School Initiative Contract Addendum
    Voted Yes:
    Stephanie Clark, Kurt Buchholz, Jason Loebach, Robert Bruno, Bruce  Currie, Erica Nelson    Voted No: Linda D'Ambrosio
  • Approval to Place the 2017 Levy on Display
    Voted Yes:  Stephanie Clark, Kurt Buchholz, Jason Loebach, Robert Bruno, Bruce Currie, Linda D'Ambrosio, Erica Nelson

Adjourned to Closed Session

Board Discussion following Closed Session Click Here to listen.  Board members provided additional feedback to Dr. Gordon on information they would like to review relative to possible reductions in the 2018-2019 Budget.  


Upcoming Meetings
-Monday, November 27, 2017,  Special Board Meeting, 7:00 p.m., Central Services Office
-Monday, December 4, 2017, Regular Board Meeting, 7:00 p.m.,
Central Services Offices

-Monday, December 18, 2017, Public Hearing and Regular Board Meeting, 7:00 p.m., Central Services Office