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District 215 Board meeting agenda – 9/26/23

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

The September 26 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 here.

To start Tuesday’s meeting, a public hearing will take place to discuss the 2023-24 budget. The normal board meeting will follow:


  1. Call to Order/Roll call
  2. Communication/Informational
    • Public Comments
    • Freedom of Information Report
    • Monthly Suspension Reports
    • Annual Salary Reports
    • Future Meetings–October 11, 2023 Committee of the Whole; October 24, 2023 Regular meeting
    • Building Reports
    • Superintendent’s Report/New Teacher Pinning
  3. Closed Session to discuss appointment, employment, compensation, discipline, performance, or dismissal of specific employee(s), specific independent contractors, specific volunteers, or District legal counsel.
  4. Consent
    • Approve Minutes from the August 22, 2023 Open and Closed Sessions and the September 13, 2023 Committee of the Whole meeting and the September 13, 2023 Special meeting.
    • Approve Personnel Report
    • Approve/Accept the following Financial Items
      • Accept August 2023 FTD Monthly Financial Statements
      • Approve August/September Payables, $3,584,928.70
      • Approve August/September Activities Bills, $11,728.47
      • Approve August Payroll, $2,017,801.20
      • Approve August/September 2023 Imprest, $4,076.86
    • Approve Vendor Contract for Maria Cornelious in the amount of $1,200
    • Approve Vendor Contract for DeMario Tribett in the amount of $1,200
    • Approve Vendor Contract for Dr. Kimberly Carlos not to exceed $1,500
    • Approve Vendor Contract for Swagga DJ AJ in the amount of $1,800
    • Approve Donation of Retired TF United Boys Soccer gear
    • Approve SAT Prep for Students
    • SAT Prep for Staff
    • Approve Agreement with Chicago Balfour as TFS Graduation Supplier
    • Approve MOU with Gloria J. Taylor Foundation
    • Approve Letter of Agreement with Local 683 regarding Anime Club Sponsor Lane Placement
    • Approve TFD215 Participation in IASB Administrative Procedures Project (AAP)
    • Approve Reciprocal Crime Reporting Agreement with Village of Burnham Police Department
    • Approve Reciprocal Crime Reporting Agreement with Village of Lansing Police Department
    • Approve Reciprocal Crime Reporting Agreement with Village of Calumet City Police Department
    • Approve destruction of closed session recordings for March 9, 2022 and March 22, 2022 in accordance with Policy 2:220
  5. Action
    • Approve 2023-24 Budget
    • Approve MOU with BeWell Tools
    • Approve Voice Services Contract
    • Approve Addition of Two CTE Division Leaders
    • Approve Post Secondary Success Grant Vendor
  6. Adjourn

District 215 regular meeting 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, Illinois.

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
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