New board member, re-opening update, diversity initiatives — School District 158 Board Agenda 8/18/21

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District 158
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District 158 Board regular meeting – August 18, 7 p.m.

LANSING, Ill. (August 15, 2021) – The August 18 meeting of the District 158 School Board begins at 7 p.m. The meeting will occur at the Administration Center, 18300 Greenbay Avenue in Lansing. Guests should enter the building through Door 1, and are encourage to wear a face mask if not fully vaccinated for COVID-19. Socially-distanced seating will be available. The meeting may be watched virtually at the following link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84690366226.

Agenda

  1. OPENING ITEMS
    • Note: The Board of Education reserves the right to make changes as deemed necessary
    • Pledge of Allegiance – Coolidge student
    • Roll Call
    • Board correspondence
  2. CONSENT AGENDA
    • Approval of Consent Agenda #1
    • July 21, 2021 Public Hearing ESSER Minutes
    • July 21, 2021 District 158 Board of Education Regular Meeting Minutes
    • July 21, 2021 District 158 Board of Education Meeting Closed Session Minutes
    • August 4, 2021 Special Board Meeting Minutes
    • August 4, 2021 Special Board Meeting Closed Session Minutes
    • Approve the employment of Jacqueline Alderfer as Coolidge School Paraprofessional effective August 16, 2021
    • Approve the employment of Dulce Lopez as Coolidge School Paraprofessional effective August 16, 2021
    • Approve the employment of Angela Gaona as Coolidge School Paraprofessional effective August 16, 2021
    • Approve the employment of Nyeisha Winfrey as Coolidge School Paraprofessional effective August 16, 2021
    • Approve the employment of Anais Villalpando as Oak Glen School Paraprofessional effective August 16, 2021
    • Approve the employment of Erin Crawford as Oak Glen School Paraprofessional effective August 16, 2021
    • Approve the employment of Myrtle Miller as Reavis School Paraprofessional effective August 16, 2021
    • Approve the employment of Nicholas Bernas as Memorial Junior High School Paraprofessional effective August 16, 2021
    • Approve the employment of Juanita Wallace as Coolidge School Playground Supervisor effective August 18, 2021
    • Approve the employment of Stephanie Avila as Coolidge School Playground Supervisor effective August 18, 2021
    • Approve the employment of Sheila Lloyd as Coolidge School Playground Supervisor effective August 18, 2021
    • Approve the employment of Brenda Cooper as Oak Glen School Playground Supervisor effective August 18, 2021
    • Approve the employment of Norma Macudzinski as Oak Glen School Playground Supervisor effective August 18, 2021
    • Approve the employment of Danelia Salazar as Reavis School part-time custodian effective August 16, 2021
    • Prelist of invoices to be paid
    • End of Consent Agenda #1
  3. SUPERINTENDENT’S AGENDA
    • Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Initiatives
    • Reopening Plan Update & COVID-19 Vaccination Site
    • Miscellaneous
  4. NEW BUSINESS
    • Approve the Resolution providing for the issue of approximately $7,405,000 General Obligation Limited Tax Refunding School Bonds, Series 2021, of the District, for the purpose of refunding certain outstanding bonds of said School District, providing for the levy of a direct annual tax to pay the principal and interest on said bonds, and authorizing the execution of a Bond Purchase Agreement with Raymond James & Associates, Inc., in connection with the sale of said bonds
    • Approve up to 50 refurbished laptop computers identified by the administration as unnecessary for school district purposes and authorize the Superintendent to distribute as presented
    • Closed session to consider information regarding the appointment, employment, compensation, discipline, performance, or dismissal of specific employees (5 ILCS 120/2(c)(1)) and the setting of a price for sale or lease of property owned by the public body (5 ILCS 120/2(c)(6))
    • Oath of Office administered to newly appointed School Board Member
  5. CLOSING ITEMS
    • Miscellaneous items from Superintendent and School Board
    • Adjournment

Schedule and Open Meetings Act

District 158 meetings are scheduled for 7 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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