February 16, 2023
Board Meeting Details
This regular Board of Education meeting was held in person at the District Office.
1. Call to Order
2. Approval of Meeting Agenda
3. Adjourn To Closed Session
4. Reconvene to Open Session
5. What's Good in 109
-A World Read Aloud Day project that DPS 109 worked on, featuring students and staff along from all six schools, along with the Mayor of Deerfield, police, fire, park district, library, and DHS, and two Board of Ed members.
-Shepard's very fun reward for the highest rising MAP test scorers, the chance to throw a pie at a teacher!
Caruso is our featured school of the month, as we showcase the 3 C's in one building:
CHALLENGE - staff members shadowing students for the day to learn what their experience is like
COLLABORATE - CMS students traveling to DHS to perform with their band
CREATE - Elle B. from Caruso won the GEG Challenge from Google and was recently honored at a local conference.
Our special guest was 6th grader Eli. He talked about a special project his class worked on that required them to face an unexpected obstacle.
Click below to watch the What's Good segment!
6. Superintendent's Report
He thanked the Shepard community for putting on a great event in their recent students vs. first responders charity basketball game and commended School Resource Officer Maldonado on her basketball skills!
The steering committee for our master facility planning toured a peer school last month and plans to meet next week as they continue their process. People can follow along on the journey at www.dps109.org/ourfuture.
Caruso's auditorium is nearing the completion point! He showed two pictures from inside the theater.
Mr. Simeck has had some recent meetings with legislators where he reinforced and affirmed the board's legislative agenda to them.
Click below to watch his report.
7. Community Participation Relative to Matters on the Meeting Agenda (Policy 2:230)
8.1. Freedom of Information Requests (Policy 2:250)
8.2. Strategic Plan and Assessment Update
She discussed the latest academic data from MAP scores. Students across all grade levels are making expected growth in math and reading. You can watch more for a more detailed report and to review her slides.
You can watch the report below.
8.3. Recommendation to Appoint Assistant Treasurer
8.4. Summer Work - Building Envelope
8.5. Draft 2023/24 Board of Education Regular Meeting Dates
9.1. Consent Agenda*
Personnel items were approved.
Bills for payment were approved.
9.2. Treasurer's Report
9.3. Approval of Meeting Minutes from January 19, 2023 (Policy 2:220)
9.4. Resolution to Appoint Assistant Treasurer
9.5. Resolution Approving Surety Bond for Assistant Treasurer
9.6. Recommendation to Approve Two-Way Radio Purchase
9.7. Intergovernmental Agreement for Downtown Deerfield TIF District
9.8. Student Settlement Agreement
10. Committee Reports (Policy 2:150)
Mr. Begley said that the Executive Development Committee just met and there will be a closed session in March with pertinent information.
Mrs. Weber attended the ED-RED dinner and reported back on it.
11. Open Community Participation (Policy 2:230)
12. Board/Superintendent Other
Mr. Simeck thanked Mrs. Jakymiw and Mrs. Wener for their advocacy work.
The next school board meeting is...
Thursday, March 16, 2023 @ 7 p.m. - Regular Board Meeting