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District 215 Board meeting agenda – 3/28/23

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

LANSING, Ill. (March 26, 2023) – The March 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.


  1. Welcome
    • Pledge of Allegiance
  2. Superintendent’s Report
    • Excellence Counts Award Maria Chavez
    • TF North Speech Team
  3. Communication / Informational
    • Public Comment
    • Freedom of Information Report
    • Future Meetings: April 12, 2023 Committee of the Whole; April 25, 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 February 28, 2023 Open and Closed Session meetings and the March 8, 2023 Committee of the Whole meeting
    • Approve Personnel Report
    • Accept February 2023 FTD Monthly Financial Statements
    • Approve February/March Payables, $2,701,432.57
    • Approve February/March Activities Bills, $17,577.38
    • Approve March Payroll, $ 3,187,288.37
    • Approve February/March 2023 Imprest, $4,400.25
    • Approve 2023-24 IHSA Membership for TF South
    • Approve 2023-24 IHSA Membership for TF North
    • Adopt 5% CTE usage fee for services
    • Approve Purchase of SAT Prep Sessions
    • Approve Summer Camps
    • Accept $5,000 toward TF South athletic uniforms from alumnus/MLB standout Curtis Granderson, Jr.
    • Accept $200/goods Donation from Paulette Patterson
    • Approve Donation of Retired TF United Soccer Gear/Girls’ Basketball Gear to the TFN Booster Club
    • Approve destruction of closed session recording for September 8, 2021 and September 28, 2021 in accordance with Policy 2:220
  6. Action items
    • Approve New Elective Courses
    • Approve Purchase of Algebra II Resources for New Curriculum
    • Accept Transportation Bid
    • Approve Food Service Department Restructuring
    • Approval of Contract for TFS Football Field Renovation
    • Approval of contract for TFN Phase 2 Restroom Renovation Work
    • Approval of contract for TFS Gymnasium HVAC Replacement
    • Approve Student Discipline for #2022-23R
    • Approve Student #2022-23S Alternative Placement
    • Approve Student #2022-23T Alternative Placement
    • Approve Student #2022-23U Alternative Placement
    • Approve Student #2022-23V 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.”

Josh Bootsma
Josh Bootsma
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