Board Briefs

June 8, 2020

In order to comply with Governor Pritzker's Stay-At-Home order due to COVID-19, the District 109 Board of Education held June 8, 2020, Board of Education Meeting virtually. No one was onsite at the District Center, our regular meeting location. Members of the public could listen to the meeting by calling a designated number. For open/community participation we created a dedicated voicemail line for public comment.

Thank you for your flexibility during this time and please stay well.

Public Hearing

A public hearing was held concerning the transfer of $500,000 from the Transportation fund to the Education fund.

There were no comments.

Superintendent's Report

Dr. McConnell discussed the end of the school year and device drop off going on at each school. He shared his appreciation for the middle school principals and their drive-by graduation celebrations. Dr. McConnell also discussed the updated state guidance and how summer school will be online this year.

Update on 2020-2021 Superintendent's Search

Dr. Linda Yonke and Dr. Ben Martindale of School Exec Connect gave an update on the process for the upcoming 2021-22 Superintendent search. Details and a schedule of timelines will be shared next week in the Board of Education section of the District 109 website.

Action Items

The consent agenda was approved.

Personnel items were approved.

Bills for payment were approved.

The destruction of closed session recordings was approved.

The treasurer's report for April 2020 was approved.

The meeting minutes were approved.

The interfund transfer of $500,000 from the transportation fund to the education fund was approved.

The annual bank depository was approved.

The annual resolution for serious safety hazards was approved.

The adoption of the prevailing wage was approved.

The designation of interest was approved.

The acceptance of donations was approved.

The amendment to and renewal of the Olson Transportation Contract was approved.

Committee Reports


The Policy Committee met prior to this meeting to review press suggestions.

Upcoming Meetings

Monday, July 27, 2020 - Regular Board Meeting

Monday, August 24, 2020 - Regular Board Meeting

Monday, September 21, 2020 - Regular Board Meeting