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Sunnybrook School District 171 Board Agenda 12/20/21

District 171 Board regular meeting – December 20, 6:30 p.m.

LANSING, Ill. (December 17, 2021) – The December 20 meeting of the District 171 School Board begins at 6:30 p.m. The meeting will occur at Heritage Middle School, 19266 Burnham Avenue in Lansing.


  1. Call to Order
  2. Pledge of Allegiance
  3. Mission
    • The mission of Sunnybrook School District 171 is to maximize student achievement by cultivating critical thinking skills, innovative instructional practices and a collaborative school, home, and community partnership.
  4. Roll Call
    • Anyone with a login
  5. Address the Board
  6. Consent Agenda
  7. Informational Items
    • FOIA request
    • My Pal Presentation
    • Chief School Business Official, Mr. David Shrader
      • State Title Audit Results
      • Public Act 102-0519
      • January Budget Amendment
  8. Board Reports
  9. Administrator Reports
    • Superintendent, Dr. Erika Millhouse Pettis
    • Chief School Business Official, Mr. David Shrader
    • Director of Curriculum & Instruction, Dr. Lori Owens Stranc
    • Interim Director of Special Services, Mrs. Kathy Martin
    • Technology director, Mr. Mike McGowan
    • Principal, Heritage Middle School, Mrs. Chantelle Cambric
    • Principal, Nathan Hale School, Mr. Joseph Kent
  10. Family Medical Leave
    • Family Medical Leave, Ms. Cynthia Faltenberg
    • Family Medical Leave, Ms. Nicole Wisniewski
  11. Resignations
    • Resignation of Ms. Rachel Fuentes
    • Resignation of Ms. Samantha Norris
  12. Recommended Motions
    • First American Bank
    • Suburban School Cooperative Insurance Pool
    • Sunnybrook S.D. 171 in the Teacher’s Retirement System
    • Renewal of contract with PowerSchool
    • Donation of two percussion instruments
    • Heritage Gym Mezzanine rail quote
    • Employment of Ms. Jaime Garrison, Paraprofessional
    • Approval of Mr. Jeff Cohen, Brave Dialogue, December 17, 2021
    • Food Service Rate Increases
  13. Visitor’s Statements
  14. Closed Session
  15. Return to Open Session
  16. Adjournment

Schedule and Open Meetings Act

Sunnybrook District 171 Board meetings are scheduled for 6:30 p.m. on the third Monday 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 171 posts agendas and minutes on its website.

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