Sunnybrook School District 171 Board Agenda 9/19/22

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District 171
The District 171 main office is located at 19266 Burnham Avenue in Lansing. (Photo: Josh Bootsma)
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District 171 Board regular meeting and budget hearing – 6 p.m.

LANSING, Ill. (September 16, 2022) – The September 19 meeting of the District 171 School Board begins at 6 p.m. with a budget hearing. The meeting will occur at Nathan Hale School, 19055 Burnham Avenue in Lansing.

Budget hearing – 6 p.m.

  • Call to Order
  • Pledge of Allegiance
  • 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.
  • Roll Call
  • Any person wishing to address the board about an item that is on the agenda should do so when that item is up for discussion. Visitors’ statements will be limited to two minutes per person. A total of 30 minutes will be allocated for visitor comments. All comments about items not on the agenda will be held until the Visitors’ statements at the end of the meeting. Items related to personnel issues will be redirected to the appropriate Administrator.
  • 2022-2023 Proposed Budget
    • Open Budget Hearing
    • Close Budget Hearing
    • Approval of Adoption of Proposed Budget Resolution
  • Visitors’ Statements
  • Adjournment

Agenda – 6:30 p.m.

  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. Any person wishing to address the Board about an item that is on the agenda should do so when that item is up for discussion. Visitors’ statements will be limited to two minutes per person. A total of thirty minutes will be allocated for Visitors’ Statements at the end of the meeting. Items related to personnel issues will be redirected to the appropriate Administrator.
  6. Recommended Motion
    • To approve the August 8, 2022 regular Board of Education meeting minutes, closed session minutes, August 11, 2022 Special Board of Education meeting minutes, September expenses and August payroll in the amount of $1,752,626.23, as presented
  7. Communications
    • Informational Item:
  8. Informational Items
    • Ms. Juliann Greene, Director of Pupil Services
    • The district conducted its Annual Safety meeting August 25, 2022 and had first responders participate from both, Lansing and Lywood.
    • Dr. Erika Millhouse Pettis
    • Mrs. Diane Witting, Long term substitute, Ms. Charlene Jones
    • September 19, 2022 – October 7, 2022
  9. Board Reports
  10. Administrator Reports
    • Superintendent, Dr. Erika Millhouse Pettis
    • Assistant Superintendent/Director of Curriculum & Instructional, Dr. Lori Owens Strand
    • Chief School Business Official, Mr. David Shrader
    • Director of Pupil Services, Ms. Juliann Greene
    • Director of Technology, Mr. Mike McGowan
    • Principal, Heritage Middle School, Mrs. Chantelle Cambric
    • Principal, Nathan Hale School, Mr. Joseph Kent
  11. Recommended Motions – FMLA (Family Medical Leave)
    • To approve the FMLA (Family Medical Leave) for Ms. Ashley Stalter, Social Worker, Nathan Hale School, effective October 17, 2022, returning January 9, 2023, as presented.
    • To approve the FMLA (Family Medical Leave) for Mrs. Amy Pelke, third grade teacher, Nathan Hale School, effective August 22, 2022, returning on September 6, 2022, as presented.
    • To approve the intermittent FMLA (Family Medical Leave) for Mrs. Shanna Koonce, nurses’ aide, Nathan Hale and Heritage Middle School, effective for the 2022-2023 school year, as presented.
    • To approve the intermittent FMLA (Family Medical Leave) for Mrs. Roxanne White, Paraprofessional, Nathan Hale School, effective for the 2022-2023 school year, as presented.
  12. Recommended Motions – Retirement / Resignations
    • To approve the retirement, with regret, of Ms. Teresa Ramos, Cafeteria Server, Nathan Hale School, effective May 25, 2023, as presented.
    • To approve the resignation, with regret, of Ms. Jaime Garrison, Paraprofessional/CHC, Nathan Hale School, effective September 23, 2022, as presented.
  13. Recommended Motions – Employment
    • To approve the employment of Mr. Anthony James, evening Custodian, Heritage Middle School, salary of $18.00 per hour, effective September 20, 2022, pending successful background check results, as presented.
    • To approve the employment of Ms. Jennifer Estrada, Music teacher, Nathan Hale School, salary of $46,003.00, Step 1 of Lane BA, effective September 20, 2022, pending successful background check results, as presented.
    • To approve the employment of Ms. Jasmin Reynolds, Paraprofessional, salary of $17.00 per hour, effective September 20, 2022, pending successful background check results, as presented.
    • To approve the contract for Ms. Linda Kooy, Speech Pathologist, $60.00 per contract hour for speech services, effective for the 2022-2023 school year, as presented.
    • To approve the employment of Ms. Natasha Green, Paraprofessional, salary of $17.00 per hour, effective September 20, 2022, pending successful background check results, as presented.
  14. Recommended Motions
    • To approve the E.T. Paddock Enterprises, Inc. Heritage bleachers repairs quote in the amount of $11,799.00, as presented.
    • To approve the Threat Assessment Plan Created and Assembled, as presented.
    • To approve the purchase of PALS Curriculum for Pre-K. PALS goes hand in hand with our newly purchased and implemented research based Pre-K Creative Curriculum. The purchase price for both hard copy and digital is $1,499.00, as presented.
    • To approve Dr. Paula Kluth has been contracted to work with the district to support professional development in Co-teaching. Projected cost for PD is estimated to be $15,200.00, with an additional $1,100.00 for electronic materials, and $785.00 in books to purchase, as presented.
    • To approve the removal and upgrade with the new LED light fixtures in the Nathan Hale commons ($25,855.00) and Nathan Hale stage ($6,220.00), as presented.
    • To approve the increase in Substitute Teacher pay fate for the 2022-2023 school year, as presented.
    • To approve the 2021-2022 teacher/administrator compensation report, as presented.
    • To ratify the June 14, 2022 minutes of the regular meeting of the ECHO Executive Directors, as presented.
    • To ratify the FY23 Independent ECHO Joint Agreement Contractor Agreements for the following:
      • Kaleidoscope Education Solutions
      • Lyndsi Wydra
      • Maxim healthcare Services
      • Milestones
      • New Mediscan II, LLC
      • Omni
      • Select Savvy
      • Soliant
      • Spotter
      • Stepping Stones Group
      • Sunbelt Staffing DBA
    • To ratify the FY23 ECHO Budget, as presented.
  15. Visitors’ Statements
    • Visitors’ statements will be restricted to two minutes per person. A total of thirty minutes will be allocated for visitor comments. Statements related to personnel and/or confidential matters will be directed to an appropriate Administrator.
  16. Closed Session
    • To move in to closed session for the purpose of the appointment, compensation, discipline, performance for dismissal of specific employees of the district. 5ILCS 120/2 (c)(1). Superintendent/Board Relations.
  17. Return to open session.
  18. Adjournment

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