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District 158 School Board Agenda 10/18/23

The October 18 meeting of the District 158 School Board begins at 6 p.m. The meeting will occur at the Administration Center, 18300 Greenbay Avenue in Lansing. Guests are asked to park in the new Lester Crawl Primary Center lot accessible from Illinois Street and enter through Door 1. The meeting can be watched virtually as the following link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82661668466.

Agenda

  1. OPENING ITEMS
    • Note: The Board of Education reserves the right to make changes as deemed necessary
    • Recognition of ABCDE Award Recipient Roneta Stubbs
    • Pledge of Allegiance
    • Roll Call
    • Public Participation
    • Board Correspondence
  2. CONSENT AGENDA
    • Approval of Consent Agenda
    • September 20, 2023 Public Hearing Minutes
    • September 20, 2023 Regular Board Meeting Minutes
    • September 20, 2023 Regular Board Meeting Closed Session Minutes
    • September 27, 2023 Buildings & Grounds Committee Minutes
    • October 10, 2023 Curriculum Committee Minutes
    • Resignation of Chatia Williams as Coolidge Elementary School Paraprofessional effective September 21, 2023
    • Resignation of Reavis School Playground Supervisor Joshua Johnson effective September 22. 2023
    • Resignation of Linda Hess Coolidge Elementary School secretary effective at the end of the 2023-2024 school year
    • Resignation of Reavis School Playground Supervisor Felixs Flores effective October 11, 2023
    • Early retirement of Valerie Kooy as Memorial Junior High School Career Education Teacher effective at the end of the 2023-2024 school year
    • Retirement of Michele Schab as Memorial Junior High School STEM Teacher effective at the end of the 2026-2027 school year
    • Employment of Dante Pryor as Memorial Junior High School ELA Teacher effective October 10, 2023 at a prorated salary of $50,503.12
    • Employment of Lucy Herrera as Reavis Elementary School Paraprofessional effective September 25, 2023
    • Employment of Stephanie Oceguera as Reavis Elementary School Paraprofessional effective October 10, 2023
    • Employment of Hailey Montalvo as Reavis Elementary School Paraprofessional effective October 16, 2023
    • Employment of Haley Poindexter as Coolidge Elementary School Paraprofessional effective October 16, 2023
    • Employment of Whitney Fletcher as Coolidge Elementary School Playground Supervisor effective October 10, 2023
    • FMLA for Coolidge Elementary School Nichole Harris Second Grade Teacher effective December 4, 2023
    • Memorial Junior High School eighth grade class trip
    • Prelist of invoices to be paid
    • End of Consent Agenda
  3. SUPERINTENDENT’S AGENDA
    • Freedom of Information Act
    • Strategic Long Range Plan
    • Local Education Agency Review
    • Miscellaneous
  4. NEW BUSINESS
    • Buildings & Grounds Committee Meeting Report
    • Curriculum Committee Meeting Report
    • Closed session to consider information regarding the appointment, employment, compensation, discipline, performance, or dismissal of specific employees (5 ILCS 120/2(c)(1)); student matters (5 ILCS 120/2(c)(9)), and school security (5 ILCS 120/2(c)(8))
    • Possible action(s) following closed session regarding personnel
    • Miscellaneous items from Superintendent and School Board
  5. CLOSING ITEMS
    • Adjournment

Schedule and Open Meetings Act

District 158 meetings are usually scheduled for the third Wednesday of each month.

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.” District 158 posts agendas and board packets in a folder on its website.

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