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Sunnybrook School District 171 Board Agenda 2/26/24

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

The February 26 meeting of the District 171 School Board begins at 6:30 p.m. 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 thirty minutes will be allocated for 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 January 22, 2024, February expenses and January payroll in the amount of $1,592,992.26, as presented.
  7. Communications
  8. Information Items
    • FY 2023 Audit; Nick Cavaliere, Partner Baker Tilly US, LLP
    • Capital Projects Projections and Debt Scenarios; Robert Lewis PMA Securities, LLC
    • School Year 2023 – 2024 ISC4 Life Safety Report
    • Property Tax Relief Grant
  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. Juliann 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
    • Policy Committee – First Reading:
      • Policy 7:6:0 Residence
      • Policy 5:250: Leaves of Absence
      • Policy 7:190: Student Behavior
      • Policy 7:270: Administering Medicines to Students
      • Policy 6:230: Library Media Program
      • Policy 2:20: Powers and Duties of the School Board; Indemnification
      • Policy 2:120: Board Member Development
      • Policy 2:200: Types of School Board Meeting
      • Policy 2:220: School Board Meeting Procedure
      • Policy 4:10: Fiscal and Business Management
      • Policy 4:60: Purchases and Contracts
      • Policy 4:130: Free and Reduced-Price Food Services
      • Policy 4:160: Environmental Quality of Buildings and Grounds
      • Policy 5:30: Hiring Process and Criteria
      • Policy 5:190: Teacher Qualifications
      • Policy 5:200: Terms and Conditions of Employment and Dismissal
      • Policy 5:210 Resignations
      • Policy 5:220: Substitute Teachers
      • Policy 5:330: Sick Days, Vacation, Holidays and Leaves
      • Policy 6:15 School Accountability
      • Policy 6:30: Organization of Instruction
      • Policy 6:50: School Wellness
      • Policy 6:60: Curriculum Content
      • Policy 7:70: Attendance and Truancy
      • Policy 7:160: Student Appearance
      • Policy 7:285: Anaphylaxis Prevention, Response, and Management Program
      • Policy 7:290: Suicide and Depression Awareness and Prevention
      • Policy 8:30: Visitors to and Conduct on School Property
  11. Recommended Motions:
    • Recommended Motion: To accept the FY 2023 Audit report, as presented.
    • Recommended Motion: To award the 2024 Nathan Hale lights and ceiling project to the lowest responsible bidder, CMM Group, Inc. in the amount of $1,577,438.00, as presented.
    • Recommended Motion: To approve the purchase of Nathan Hale Art Room furniture from KI in the amount of $10,830.05, as presented.
    • Recommended Motion: To accept the Illinois FY24 School District Library Grant in the amount of $850.00, as presented.
    • Recommended Motion: To approve the 2024 summer mowing and fertilizing with American Lawn, as presented.
    • Recommended Motion: To accept the milk contract with Prairie Farms for the 2024-2025 school year, as presented.
    • Recommended Motion: To approve the minutes of the ECHO Executive Board of Directors, as presented.
    • Recommended Motion: To accept the resignation, with regret, of Ms. Angelina Bravo, Social Worker, effective May 24, 2024, as presented.
    • Recommended Motion: To approve the dismissal of Ms. Shirley Polk, full time cleaner, Heritage Middle School, effective February 14, 2024, as presented.
    • Recommended Motion: To approve the transfer of Mrs. Helene Mendoza, District Data Assistant to Pupil Services Secretary, starting July 1, 2024, non-union position, Confidential Secretary, as presented.
  12. Visitors’ Statements
  13. Closed Session
    • To move in to closed session for the purpose of the appointment, compensation, student discipline, performance for dismissal of specific employees of the district. Discussion of Policies. 5ILCS 120/2 (c) (1).
  14. Adjournment

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