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Property tax joint resolution, reopening updates – District 158 Board Agenda 3/17/21

District 158 Board regular meeting – March 17, 7:00 p.m.

LANSING, Ill. (March 14, 2021) – The March 17 meeting of the District 158 School Board begins at 7:00 p.m. The meeting will occur at Memorial Junior High School at 2721 Ridge Road in Lansing. Guests should enter the building through Door 19, wear a face mask, and observe all health pandemic safety requirements of the State of Illinois. Socially-distanced seating will be available in the East Gymnasium and North Multipurpose Room. The meeting may be watched virtually at the following link:


    • Note: The Board of Education reserves the right to make changes as deemed necessary
    • Pledge of Allegiance – Oak Glen Student
    • Roll Call
    • Public participation
    • Approval of Consent Agenda
    • February 17, 2021 District 158 Board of Education regular meeting
    • February 17, 2021 District 158 Board of Education closed session
    • March 9, 2021 District 158 Board of Education Curriculum Committee meeting
    • Retirement of Oak Glen First Grade Teacher Carol Losnedahl effective June 30, 2021
    • Resignation of Memorial Junior High School Music/Choir Teacher Hailey Rumbles effective at the end of the 2020-2021 school year
    • Resignation of Oak Glen School Fourth Grade Teacher Eric Peterson effective at the end of the 2020-2021 school year
    • Approve the employment of Katie Chayhitz as District ESL Teacher at a salary of $54,570.90 effective at the start of the 2021-2022 school year
    • FMLA Lester Crawl Primary Center District Relief Teacher Karen Kern effective March 2, 2021 through June 2, 2021
    • FMLA Memorial Junior High School School Learning Art Teacher Delia Rivera effective March 15, 2021 through June 2, 2021
    • Prelist of invoices to be paid
    • FOIA – Memorial Parents
    • Saturday & Summer School Programs
    • Reopening Plan Update
    • Finance Report
    • Miscellaneous
    • Approve the second reading and recommended revisions to the District 158 Board Policy Manual as presented
    • Curriculum Committee Report
    • Adopt the Elementary English Language Arts Curriculum Wonders by McGraw-Hill as presented
    • Approve up to 655 refurbished laptop computers identified by the administration as unnecessary for school district purposes and authorize the Superintendent to distribute as presented
    • Approve the 2021-2022 Audit Contract with John Kasperek, Co. for $23,150
    • Action regarding commercial property tax resolution
    • Closed session to consider information regarding the appointment, employment, compensation, discipline, performance, or dismissal of specific employees (5 ILCS 120/2(c)(1)) and litigation (5 ILCS 120/2(c)(11))
    • Approve 2020-2021 Certified Staff PA 97-0008 List
    • Possible action(s) following closed session regarding litigation
    • Miscellaneous items from Superintendent and School Board
    • Adjournment

Schedule and Open Meetings Act

District 158 meetings are scheduled for 7:00 p.m. on the third Wednesday of each month.

The Open Meetings Act requires that “An agenda for each regular meeting shall be posted at the principal office of the public body and at the location where the meeting is to be held at least 48 hours in advance of the holding of the meeting.” District 158 posts agendas and board packets in a folder on its website.

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Josh Bootsma
Josh Bootsma
Josh is Managing Editor at The Lansing Journal and believes in the power and purpose of community news. He covers any local topics—from village government to theatre, from business openings to migratory birds.