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Sunnybrook School District 171 Board Agenda 10/17/22

District 171 Board meeting – 6:30 p.m.

LANSING, Ill. (October 14, 2022) – The October 17 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.

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: Consent Agenda
    • To approve the Budget Hearing minutes of September 19, 2022, Regular Board of Education meeting minutes of September 19, 2022, October expenses and September payroll in the amount of $1,177,142.60, as presented.
  7. Communications
    • Informational Item: Dr. Erika Millhouse Pettis: Ms. Cheryl Nawrocki, returning as a part-time Paraprofessional for the 2022-2023 school year
      Mr. David Shrader, Tentative Levy
  8. Board Reports
  9. 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
  10. Recommended Motions – FMLA (Family Medical Leave)
    • To approve (FMLA) Family Medical Leave, Mrs. Amy Pelke, third grade teacher, Nathan Hale School, effective September 28, 2022, returning 3-4 weeks after, as presented.
  11. Recommended Motions – Employment
    • To approve employment for Ms. Tiffany Ward, Paraprofessional, salary of $17.00 per hour, effective pending successful background check results, as presented.
  12. Recommended Motions
    • To approve submission of the School Maintenance Grant Application to Illinois School Board of Education in the amount of $50,000 for Summer 2023 Heritage HVAC project, as presented.
    • To approve the snow removal contract with American Lawn, as presented.
    • To approve the bid process for the proposed summer 2023 capital projects, as presented.
    • To approve the installation of four FOB key door strikes by Computers Nationwide at Heritage and Nathan Hale at a total cost of $10,492.
    • To ratify the August 9, 2022 regular board meeting minutes, September 13, 2022 Public Hearing minutes and the regular meeting minutes of September 13, 2022 of the ECHO Executive Directors, as presented.
    • To ratify FY23 Independent ECHO Joint Agreement Contractor Agreements, as presented:
      • EDU Healthcare
      • Winston Hall
      • Diane Scherer
    • To ratify the ECHO Admin Contracts for 2022-2023:
      • Alexander, Admin Contract, 260 day
      • Herbst, Admin Contract, 260 day
    • To ratify the Affiliation Agreement, PSC, ECHO, as presented.
  13. 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.
  14. Closed Session
    • To move in to closed session for the purposes of discussing the appointment, employment, compensation, discipline, performance or dismissal of specific employees of the district and student discipline matters. 5ILCS 120/2 (c)(1). Superintendent/Board relations.
  15. Return to open session
  16. Adjournment

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