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District 215 Board meeting agenda – 1/24/23

TF Center for Academics and Technology at 6 p.m.

LANSING, Ill. (January 23, 2023) – The January 24 District 215 School Board meeting will take place at 6 p.m. at the Thornton Fractional Center for Academics and Technology. The full board packet and materials for the meeting, including all exhibits and other relevant materials, can be viewed at


  1. Welcome
    • Pledge of Allegiance
  2. Superintendent’s Report
    • Career Development Department Update
  3. Communication / Informational
    • Public Comment
    • Freedom of Information Report
    • Future Meetings: February 8, 2023 Committee of the Whole; February 28, 2023 Board Meeting D. Building Reports
    • PRESS Policies Review/Monitoring–Policies Subject to five-year cycle first read
    • PRESS Policies Drafts Update first read
    • PRESS Policies Rewritten first read
  4. Closed Session
    • Closed Session to discuss appointment, employment, compensation, discipline, performance, or dismissal of specific employee(s), specific independent contractors, specific volunteers, or District legal counsel; and student disciplinary cases.
    • Reconvene Open Session
  5. Consent
    • Approve minutes from the December 13, 2022 Open and Closed Session meetings; the January 18, 2022 Special Open and Closed meetings; and the January 18, 2022 Committee of the Whole meeting
    • Approve Personnel Report
    • Accept December 2022 FTD Monthly Financial Statements
    • Approve December/January Payables, $3,034,656.73
    • Approve December/January Activities Bills, $44,026.80
    • Approve January Payroll, $4,949,495.75
    • Approve December 2022/January 2023 Imprest, $19,615.39
    • Approval of budget preparation calendar
    • Authorize commencement of bus service bid process for regular education transportation
    • Acceptance of Bond Post Issuance Compliance Report
    • Approve contract with Volpe Consulting L.L.C. for $3,500
    • Approve destruction of closed session recording for July 27, 2021 in accordance with Policy 2:220
  6. Action items
    • Approve initiation of activity bus bid
    • Accept FY2021/22 audited financial statements
    • Approve TF South auditorium renovation contract
    • Approve the purchase of pickup trucks for North and South
    • Approve purchase and implementation of Schoology Learning Management System
    • Approve Student #2022-23I Alternative Placement
  7. Adjourn

District 215 Regular Schedule

The D215 Committee of the Whole meets on the second Wednesday of the month at 6 p.m. and Regular Board meetings are generally held on the fourth Tuesday of the month at 6 p.m. Meetings are held at the TF Center for Academics & Technology, located at 1605 Wentworth Avenue, Calumet City, IL.

Open Meetings Act

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.”

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