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Sunnybrook School District 171 Board Agenda 2/27/23

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

LANSING, Ill. (February 24, 2023) – The February 27 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
    • Recommended Motion: To approve the regular board of education meeting minutes of January 23, 2023, February expenses and January payroll in the amount of $1,233,583.07, as presented.
  7. Communications
    • FOIA Request: SmartProcure — Requesting any and all purchasing records from 10/3/22 to current date.
    • FOIA Request: Illinois Retired Teachers Association — Requesting names and email addresses of any certified teachers, administrators, nurses, counselors, etc. who are retiring this year.
    • FOIA Request: News Local Labs — Requesting Employee Information, First Name, Last Name, Position, Department, Pay Rate Year to Date, Gross Pay for the years: 2020, 2021, and 2022.
  8. Board Reports
  9. Administrator Reports
  10. Informational Items
    • Mr. David Shrader
    • Property Tax Relief Grant Update
    • Financial Profile Score
    • Annual Investment Report for fiscal year ending June 30, 2022
    • Annual Life Safety Results
  11. Recommended Motions – Resignations
    • Recommended Motion: To approve the resignation of the Paraprofessional, Ms. Jasmine Reynolds by her voluntary abandonment of her employment.
    • Recommended Motion: To approve the resignation of the Custodian, Mr. Craighton Watt by his voluntary abandonment of his employment.
  12. Recommended Motions – Employment
    • Recommended Motion: To approve the employment of Mr. Johnathan Franks, full time custodian, salary of $18.00 per hour, effective February 28, 2023, as presented.
  13. Recommended Motions
    • Recommended Motion: To approve the 2023 summer mowing and fertilizing contract with American Lawn, as presented.
    • Recommended Motion: To approve the bid from e2Services for a WiFi6 upgrade at a cost of $125,624, as presented.
    • Recommended Motion: To accept the School Maintenance Grant award in the amount of $50,000, as presented.
    • Recommended Motion: To accept the June 30, 2022 audited statements, as presented.
    • Recommended Motion: To approve the Abatement of Levy adjustment amount for 2022, Tax Levy, as presented.
    • Recommended Motion: To approve the purchase of a John Deere X738 with mower deck and snow blower assemblies in the total amount of $20,149.41 for Nathan Hale, as presented.
    • Recommended Motion: To approve a 5-year contract with Vero Networks to provide a lit fiber connection between Heritage and Nathan Hale at a cost of $1,100 per month pre E- Rate discounts, as presented.
    • Recommended Motion: To approve the 2023-2024 ISBE school calendar, as presented.
    • Recommended Motion: To approve Intermittent FMLA (Family Medical Leave) for Ms. Aarti Malhotra, as presented.
    • Recommended Motion: To approve the minutes of the January 17, 2023 meeting of the ECHO Executive Board of Directors, as presented.
  14. 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.
  15. Closed Session
    • Recommended Motion: To 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.
  16. Return to Open Session
  17. Adjournment

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