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District 215 Board meeting agenda – 2/28/23

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

LANSING, Ill. (February 25, 2023) – The February 28 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 go.boarddocs.com/il/tfd215/Board.nsf/Public.

Agenda

  1. Welcome
    • Pledge of Allegiance
  2. Superintendent’s Report
    • Excellence Counts Award Barbara McDonald
  3. Communication / Informational
    • Public Comment
    • Freedom of Information Report
    • Future Meetings: March 8, 2023 Committee of the Whole; March 28, 2023 Board Meeting
    • Building Reports
  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 January 24, 2023 Open and Closed Session meetings and the February 8, 2023 Committee of the Whole meeting
    • Approve Personnel Report
    • Accept January 2023 FTD Monthly Financial Statements
    • Approve January/February Payables, $2,232,910.81
    • Approve January/February Activities Bills, $43,449.47
    • Approve February Payroll, $2,947,987.99
    • Approve January/February 2023 Imprest, $28,774.26
    • Approve Consultant/Vendor Contract–Muntu Dance Theatre–$2,000
    • Accept $1,000 donation to the Center from DonorsChoose
    • Approve Building Usage Fee Schedule
    • Accept $3,000 donation from the Cook County Southland Juvenile Justice Department
    • Accept $500 Gift Card Award for TF South from ICF
    • Approve 2023-24 Student Handbook
    • Approve 2023-24 School Calendar
    • Approve the 2023-24 Student Fees
    • Approve purchase of English 10/11 novels
    • Conduct Second Reading/Adoption of Policy 2:150 Committees
    • Conduct Second Reading/Adoption of Policy 2:250 Access to District Public Records
    • Conduct Second Reading/Adoption of Policy 3:10 Goals and Objectives
    • Conduct Second Reading/Adoption of Policy 4:55 Use of Credit and Procurement Cards
    • Conduct Second Reading/Adoption of Policy 5:170 Copyright
    • Conduct Second Reading/Adoption of Policy 5:190 Teacher Qualifications
    • Conduct Second Reading/Adoption of Policy 5:260 Student Teachers
    • Conduct Second Reading/Adoption of Policy 6:270 Guidance and Counseling Program
    • Conduct Second Reading/Adoption of Policy 7:10 E Exhibit Equal Educational Opportunities Within the School Community
    • Conduct Second Reading/Adoption of Policy 2:100 Board Member Conflict of Interest
    • Conduct Second Reading/Adoption of Policy 2:105 Ethics and Gift Ban
    • Conduct Second Reading/Adoption of Policy 2:210 Organizational Board of Education Meeting
    • Conduct Second Reading/Adoption of Policy 2:265 Title IX Sexual Harassment Grievance Procedure
    • Conduct Second Reading/Adoption of Policy 2:220-E6 Exhibit – Log of Closed Meeting Minutes
    • Conduct Second Reading/Adoption of Policy 2:240-E1 Exhibit – PRESS Issue Updates
    • Conduct Second Reading/Adoption of Policy 2:240-E2 Exhibit – Developing Local Policy
    • Conduct Second Reading/Adoption of Policy 4:10 Fiscal and Business Management
    • Conduct Second Reading/Adoption of Policy 4:140 Waiver of Student Fees
    • Conduct Second Reading/Adoption of Policy 4:165 Awareness and Prevention of Child Sexual Abuse and Grooming Behaviors
    • Conduct Second Reading/Adoption of Policy 5:20 Workplace Harassment
    • Conduct Second Reading/Adoption of Policy 5:220 Substitute Teachers
    • Conduct Second Reading/Adoption of Policy 5:250 Leaves of Absence
    • Conduct Second Reading/Adoption of Policy 5:280 Duties and Qualifications
    • Conduct Second Reading/Adoption of Policy 5:320 Evaluation
    • Conduct Second Reading/Adoption of Policy 5:330 Sick Days, Vacation, Holidays, and Leaves
    • Conduct Second Reading/Adoption of Policy 6:15 School Accountability
    • Conduct Second Reading/Adoption of Policy 6:20 School Year Calendar and Day
    • Conduct Second Reading/Adoption of Policy 6:50 School Wellness
    • Conduct Second Reading/Adoption of Policy 6:60 Curriculum Content
    • Conduct Second Reading/Adoption of Policy 6:65 Student Social and Emotional Development
    • Conduct Second Reading/Adoption of Policy 6:250 Community Resource Persons and Volunteers
    • Conduct Second Reading/Adoption of Policy 6:255 Assemblies and Ceremonies
    • Conduct Second Reading/Adoption of Policy 6:260 Complaints About Curriculum, Instructional Materials, and Programs
    • Conduct Second Reading/Adoption of Policy 6:310 High School Credit for Non-District Experiences; Course Substitutions; Re-Entering Students
    • Conduct Second Reading/Adoption of Policy 6:340 Student Testing and Assessment Program
    • Conduct Second Reading/Adoption of Policy 7:50 School Admissions and Student Transfers To and From Non-District Schools
    • Conduct Second Reading/Adoption of Policy 7:70 Attendance and Truancy
    • Conduct Second Reading/Adoption of Policy 7:100 Health, Eye, and Dental Examinations; Immunizations; and Exclusion of Students
    • Conduct Second Reading/Adoption of Policy 7:180 Prevention of and Response to Bullying, Intimidation, and Harassment
    • Conduct Second Reading/Adoption of Policy 7:250 Student Support Services
    • Conduct Second Reading/Adoption of Policy 7:285 Anaphylaxis Prevention, Response, and Management Program
    • Conduct Second Reading/Adoption of Policy 7:290 Suicide and Depression Awareness and Prevention
    • Conduct Second Reading/Adoption of Policy 7:340 Student Records
    • Conduct Second Reading/Adoption of Policy 2:220-E8 Exhibit Board of Education Records Maintenance Requirements and FAQs
    • Conduct Second Reading/Adoption of Policy 2:220-E3 Exhibit Closed Meeting Minutes
    • Conduct Second Reading/Adoption of Policy 5:120 Employee Ethics; Code of Professional Conduct; and Conflict of Interest
    • Approve destruction of closed session recording for August 11, 2021 and August 24, 2021 in accordance with Policy 2:220
  6. Action items
    • Reject Activity Bus bids
    • Adopt resolution Providing for Abatement of 2022 and 2023 Taxes in Order to Obtain Fiscal Year 2023 Property Tax Relief Grant
    • Adopt Resolution to Extend 2022 Supplemental Levy Adjustment
    • Award TFS HVAC bid
    • Award TFS Athletic Field bid
    • Adopt Resolution to Permanently transfer funds from Education & O&M Funds to Capital Projects Fund
    • Accept TFN Restroom Renovation bid
    • Approve purchase of Chromebooks
    • Approve two-year HVAC Early College Initiative cohort with Prairie State College
    • Approve Student Discipline for #2022-23J
    • Approve Student Discipline for #2022-23L
    • Approve Student #2022-23M Alternative Placement
    • Approve Student #2022-23N Alternative Placement
    • Approve Student #2022-23O Alternative Placement
    • Approve Student #2022-23P Alternative Placement
    • Approve Student #2022-23Q 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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