Board Briefs

May 18, 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 5/18 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.

Superintendent's Report

A committee is being put together to review guidance and explore protocols for school reopening. This committee will be led by Dr. Filippi and will consist of administrators, teachers, other staff members as well as parents. The District will communicate with parents and the community throughout the summer on any plans for the start of the school year.

Preliminary Budget 2020-2021

Dr. Filippi presented the preliminary 2020-21 budget to the Board of Education. View the presentation here.

Interfund Transfer

At the Board’s Finance Committee meeting on May 11, the Board discussed a $500,000 interfund transfer from the Transportation Fund to the Education Fund.

NSSED Funding Update

Joanna Ford, Assistant Superintendent for Student Services, shared an overview of the funding model study and the proposed new financial model for the North Suburban Special Education District (NSSED). View the presentation here.

Action Items

The consent agenda was approved.

Personnel items were approved.

Bills for payment were approved.

The destruction of closed session recordings from November 12, 2018, was approved.

The minutes for the Special Board Meeting on April 30, 2020, were approved.

The recommendation to dispose, sell, or recycle surplus goods was approved.

The appointments of a treasurer and an assistant treasurer were approved.

The settlement agreement was approved.

Committee Reports


The NSSED committee discussed their new branding which will be rolled out next year. NSSED’s new name is the True North Education Cooperative 804.


The finance committee met on May 11, 2020, to discuss the preliminary budget.


The policy committee is meeting on June 8, 2020.

Upcoming Meetings

Monday, June 8, 2020 - Regular Board Meeting