March 30, 2020
In order to comply with Governor Pritzker's Stay-At-Home order due to COVID-19, the District 109 Board of Education held the 3/30 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.
We expect to follow the same procedures for our April 20 Board of Education meeting.
Thank you for your flexibility during this time and please stay well.
Dr. McConnell discussed the current situation facing the District and its staff and families caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The District has been operating our eLearning plan since March 16th and feedback has been positive. Our teachers, staff, students, and families are going out of their way to adjust to this new reality. Dr. McConnell thanked Districts 112 and 113 for their partnership. Dr. McConnell also thanked the Village of Deerfield, the Deerfield Park District, the Deerfield Police and Fire Departments, and the public library for their dedication and support during this time.
For more information and to access communications and resources please visit the District’s extended closure resource page.
Superintendent's Search Process
The Board was joined at the meeting by School Exec Connect consultants, Dr. Ben Martindale and Dr. Linda Yonke, to discuss the process for identifying an interim superintendent and the timeline for the permanent superintendent search process. More information will be coming from the Board by the end of the week on the process.
Auditorium Bid Results
The consent agenda was approved.
Personnel items were approved.
Bills for payment were approved.
The destruction of closed session recordings from September 17, 2018, was approved.
The resolutions to dismiss part-time teachers, probationary teachers, administrators, and at-will employees were approved.
The Board of Education 2020-2021 meeting schedule was approved.
The honorable dismissal of teachers was approved.
The boiler replacements at South Park, Kipling, and Wilmot were approved.
The video surveillance installation at all District 109 sites was approved.
NSSED met prior to the schools closing due to COVID-19. The Northern Suburban Special Education District has been discussing options for renaming and rebranding.
Monday, April 20, 2020 - Regular Board Meeting
Monday, May 18, 2020 - Regular Board Meeting
Monday, June 8, 2020 - Regular Board Meeting
Previous Board Briefs
Due to the rapid nature of activity and communication the week of March 9 - 13, we missed sending the Board Briefs from the March 9th Board of Education meeting. Please see the link below for those Board Briefs and others.
March 9, 2020 Board Briefs