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Rescheduled: Sunnybrook School District 171 Board Agenda 1/31/22

Rescheduled from January 24 — District 171 Board regular meeting is now January 31, 6:15 p.m.

LANSING, Ill. (January 29, 2021) – The January 31 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. The meeting was pushed back a week due to a lack of a quorum on January 24.


  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
  5. Address the Board
  6. Consent Agenda
  7. Informational Items
    • FOIA request
      • Illinois Retired Teacher Association
    • Chief School Business Official, Mr. David Shrader
      • Public Act 102-0519: Property Tax Recovery Levy Law
      • Bloom Township Trustees of Schools Annual Investment Report
      • FY 22 South Cook ISC4 Health/Life Safety Visit Report
      • Selection of a presenter (Mr. Jeff Cohen or IASB) to provide Superintendent Evaluation, professional development
  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. Recommended Motions – Employee Transactions
  11. Recommended Motions – FMLA
  12. Further Recommended Motions
  13. Visitor’s Statements – restricted to two minutes per person.
  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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Josh Bootsma
Josh Bootsma
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