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District 215 Board meeting agenda – 5/25/23

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

The May 25 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. Communication / Informational
    • Public Comment
    • Freedom of Information Report
    • Future Meetings: June 15, 2023 (Special Meeting); June 27, 2023 Board Meeting
    • Building Reports
  3. Superintendent’s Report
    • Excellence Counts Award Dynecia Dixon
    • Excellence Counts Award Alexander Gillespie
  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
    • Reconvene Open Session
  5. Consent
    • Approve minutes from the April 25, 2023 Open and Closed Session meetings; the April 25, 2023 Reorganization Meeting; the May 10, 2023 Committee of the Whole meeting
    • Approve Personnel Report
    • Accept April 2023 FTD Monthly Financial Statements
    • Approve April/May Payables, $1,963,845.11
    • Approve April/May Activities Bills, $ 44,793.29
    • Approve May Payroll, $1,532,573.20
    • Approve May 2023 Imprest, $ 13,602.50
    • Accept $6,000 from the Calumet City Firefighters Assoc. for TFN Endurance 24
    • Approve Consolidated District Plan
    • Approve Carla Stone Vendor Agreement–$2,610
    • Approve professional development contracts with Inclusion for a Better Future, Inc.
    • Approve Athletic Trainer Vendor Agreement with Trademark Performance 2023-2024
    • Approve Strength Training Vendor Agreement with Trademark Performance 2023-2024
    • Approve attendance for the Board of Education to the IASB Joint Annual Conference in Chicago, November 17-19, 2023
    • Approve Dissolution of TFN Peer Mediation Activity
    • Approve renewal of NWEA MAP contract for $21,600
    • Approve Career Exploration new course description
    • Conduct Second Reading/Adoption of Policies 5:170, 8:20, 2:110, 3:40, 4:60, 5:30, 5:90, 5:125, 5:150, 5:260, 6:135, 6:230
    • Approve destruction of closed session recording for November 23 in accordance with Policy 2:220
  6. Action items
    • Approve Chicago State University Step-Up Partnership
    • Adopt Intergovernmental Agreement with the Career Development System
    • Approve Intergovernmental Agreement with South Cook ISC for Alternative Learning Opportunity Program (ALOP)
    • Approve Activity buses bid/contract
    • Approve contract with Perm-A-Seal for North tennis courts
    • Approve Johnson Control HVAC Network Proposal
    • Approve Planned Maintenance Agreement with Cummins
    • Approve OpenPath Cloud Based Access Control Contract
    • Adopt Resolution Authorizing Disposal of Personal Property – Student Personal Computers
    • Adopt Resolution Authorizing Permanent Interfund Transfer for Debt Service Purposes
    • Adopt Resolution Authorizing Repayment of Working Cash Interfund Loan for Debt Service Purposes
    • Approve School Employee Loss Fund (SELF) Workers Compensation Pool Proposal of Insurance 2023/2024 in the amount of $164,807
    • Approve purchase of resources for new Spanish curriculum implementation
    • Approve renewal of PAPER tutoring contract
  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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