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Sunnybrook School District 171 Board Agenda 11/21/22

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

LANSING, Ill. (November 19, 2022) – The November 21 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
    • Recommended Motion: Move in to closed session for the purpose of the appointment, compensation, student discipline, performance for dismissal of specific employees of the district. 5ILCS 120/2 (c) (1). Superintendent/Board Relations.
  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. Public Hearing for Interfund Transfer from Fund 40 to Fund 10, not to exceed $800,000.
    • Open Transfer Hearing
    • Close Transfer Hearing
  7. Recommended Motion: Consent Agenda
    • To approve the Board of Education meeting minutes of October 17, 2022, November expenses and October payroll in the amount of $1,349,807.09, as presented.
  8. 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
  9. Board Reports
  10. Administrator Reports
  11. Recommended Motions
    • Recommended Motion: To approve the transfer of $800,000 from Transportation Fund 40 to Education Fund 10, as presented.
    • Recommended Motion: To approve the transfer of $1,500,000 from the Education Fund 10 to Capital Projects Fund 60, as presented.
    • Recommended Motion: To approve the Tax Levy for 2022, as presented:
      • Truth in taxation Law Certificate of Compliance
      • Resolution Approving the Tax Levy and Certificate of Tax Levy
      • Secretary’s Certificate – Resolution Approving 2022 Tax Levy
      • Loss Factor Resolution
      • Resolution Authorizing Reduction of Certain Fund Levies for the 2022 Levy Year
    • Recommended Motion: To authorize the Superintendent to submit an application for the Fiscal Year 2023 Property Tax Relief Grant with the Illinois State Board of Education, as presented.
    • Recommended Motion: To approve the three year future natural gas agreement with Vanguard at $0.640 per therm, as presented.
  12. Recommended Motions – Intermittent FMLA
    • To approve the Intermittent FMLA( Family Medical Leave) for Mrs. Tracy Van Witzenburg, Paraprofessional, Nathan Hale School, effective October 3, 2022 October 2, 2023, as presented.
    • To approve the renewal of Intermittent FMLA (Family Medical Leave) for Ms. Crystal Moore, Nathan Hale School, effective October 25, 2022-October 24, 2023, as presented.
  13. Recommended Motions – Resignation
    • To approve the resignation, with regret, of Ms. Natasha Green, Paraprofessional, Nathan Hale School, effective November 14, 2022, as presented.
  14. Recommended Motions – Termination
    • To approve the termination of Mr. Brian Ford, full time custodian, Nathan Hale School, effective November 10, 2022, as presented.
  15. Recommended Motions – Employment
    • Recommended Motion: To approve the contract with The Stepping Stones Group, 6th grade Special Education teacher, Ms. Roselyn Long, Heritage Middle School, effective November 21, 2022 until May 25, 2023, as presented.
    • Recommended Motion: To approve the October 11, 2022 minutes from the meeting of the ECHO Executive Board of Directors, as presented.
  16. 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.
  17. Adjournment

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