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Sunnybrook School District 171 Board Agenda 1/22/24

District 171 Board meeting – 6:30 p.m.

The January 22 meeting of the District 171 School Board begins at 6:30 p.m. The meeting will occur at Heritage Middle School, 19266 Burnham Avenue in Lansing.

Agenda – 6:30 p.m.

  1. Call to Order
  2. Pledge of Allegiance
  3. Mission
    • The mission of Sunnybrook School District 171 is to maximize student achievement by cultivating critical thinking skills, innovative instructional practices and a collaborative school, home, and community partnership.
  4. Roll Call
  5. Any person wishing to address the board about an item that is on the agenda should do so when that item is up for discussion. Visitors’ statements will be limited to two minutes per person. A total of 30 minutes will be allocated for visitor comments. All comments about items not on the agenda will be held until the Visitors’ statements at the end of the meeting. Items related to personnel issues will be redirected to the appropriate Administrator.
  6. Recommended Motion: Consent Agenda
    • To approve the Regular board of Education meeting minutes of December 18, 2023, January expenses and December payroll in the amount of $1,917,559.74, as presented.
  7. Communications
  8. Informational Items
    • Long Term Substitute Teacher, Mr. William Wilson, last day effective January 19, 2024.
    • FOIA Request: Retired Teachers Association requesting names, addresses, email addresses of any certified staff retiring this year.
  9. Board Reports
  10. Administrator Reports
    • Dr. Erika Millhouse Pettis, Superintendent
    • Dr. Lori Owens Stranc, Assistant Superintendent
    • Mr. David Shrader, Chief School Business Official
    • Ms. Juliane Greene, Director of Special Services
    • Dr. Mike McGowan, Director of Technology
    • Mrs. Chantelle Cambric, Principal, Heritage Middle School
    • Mr. Joseph Kent, Principal, Nathan Hale School
  11. Recommended Motions
    • Recommended Motion: To approve the Sunnybrook School District 171 School Board and Sunnybrook Education Association Professional Agreement, July 1, 2023-June 30, 2026, as presented.
    • Recommended Motion: To approve the renewal of our PowerSchool Agreement for PowerSchool SIS and Enrollment Express for the next year at a cost of $24,066.06, as presented.
    • Recommended Motion: To approve the Nathan Hale main office and nurse’s furniture from KI Industries in the amount of $44,660.20, as presented.
    • Recommended Motion: To approve the FMLA (Family Medical Leave) for Ms. Maya Rusinique, effective February 20, 2024, returning on April 8, 2024, as presented.
    • Recommended Motion: To approve the (FMLA) Family Medical Leave for Mrs. Jenna Holzhauser, effective January 16, 2024, returning for the beginning of the 2024-2025 school year, as presented.
    • Recommended Motion: To approve the cost for six board members to attend the NSBA (National School Board Association) conference in New Orleans, April 5-8, 2024, expenses include air fare, hotel and conference registration fees.
  12. Visitors’ Statements
  13. Recommended Motion: To move in to closed session for the purpose of the appointment, compensation, student discipline, performance for dismissal of specific employees of the district. 5ILCS 120/2 (c) (1). Superintendent/Board Relations.
  14. Adjournment

Schedule and 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.” District 171 posts agendas and minutes on its website.

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Melanie Jongsma
Melanie Jongsma
Melanie Jongsma grew up in Lansing, Illinois, and believes The Lansing Journal has an important role to play in building community through trustworthy information.