June 15, 2023
Board Meeting Details
This regular Board of Education meeting was held in person at the District Center.
1. Call to Order
2. Approval of Meeting Agenda
3. Closed Session
The board moved into closed session at 6:33 p.m. to discuss: The appointment, employment, compensation, discipline, performance, or dismissal of specific employees, specific individuals who serve as independent contractors in a park, recreational, or educational setting, or specific volunteers of the public body or legal counsel for the public body, including hearing testimony on a complaint lodged against an employee, a specific individual who serves as an independent contractor in a park, recreational, or educational setting, or a volunteer of the public body or against legal counsel for the public body to determine its validity. However, a meeting to consider an increase in compensation to a specific employee of a public body that is subject to the Local Government Wage Increase Transparency Act may not be closed and shall be open to the public and posted and held in accordance with this Act. 5 ILCS 120/2(c)(1).
4. Reconvene To Open Session
5. Declaration of Board of Education Vacancy (Policy 2:70)
Unfortunately, statutes require that the vacated seat be filled within an amount of time laid out by law. As such, it is the Board's intent to have the position filled in time for the July meeting. In these circumstances, eligible members of the public are invited to apply to serve out the remainder of Mrs. Wener's term.
Application information will be posted tomorrow on dps109.org. Our thoughts continue to be with Mrs. Wener's family.
6. Superintendent's Report
Mr. Simeck reflected on the loss of Mrs. Wener and her incredible service to our district. Her loss continues to be profoundly felt.
He congratulated the Class of 2023, which graduated since the last meeting.
There is a busy summer underway, with summer school classes already up and running. Work is being done on basically every building around the district. There are also a number of professional development opportunities that staff will be partaking in this summer that we are looking forward to.
Mr. Simeck asked Mr. Steckling to present the first analysis of the district's Net Promoter Score. This was measured based on a one-question survey sent out in the final weeks of school. Based on responses, DPS 109 has a baseline net promoter score of 46.2, which ranks just below the excellent level (according to Bain & Company). This has been added to our strategic plan dashboard online alongside the other key performance indicators. The Net Promoter Score will be measured annually.
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. Resolution to Set a Public Hearing - Education Fund to Operations & Maintenance Fund to Capital Projects Fund
8.3. Policy 4:82 - Capital Assets
8.4. ISBE Consolidated District Plan
8.5. Annual Bank Depository Approval
8.6. Annual Resolution to Approve Serious Safety Hazards
8.7. Resolution to Designate Interest
9.1. Special Election of Officer/Nominations for Board Secretary (Policy 2:210)
9.2. Consent Agenda*
Meeting minutes were approved.
Personnel items were approved.
Bills for payment were approved.
Destruction of closed session audio was approved.
9.3. Treasurer's Report
9.4. Approval of Settlement of 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, and 2021 Tax Rate Objections
9.5. Approval of ISBE Consolidated District Plan
9.6. Approval of Open Meeting Minutes from the IASB Governance Workshop on May 18, 2023
9.7. Approval of Closed Session Minutes from the IASB Governance Workshop on May 18, 2023
9.8. Approval of Regular Meeting Minutes from May 25, 2023
9.9. Approval of Closed Session Meeting Minutes from May 25, 2023
9.10. Approval of DEA Collective Bargaining Agreement
9.11. Approval of Public School Calendar Addendum for Parent/Teacher Conferences
9.12. Approval of Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) - De-escalation Training
9.13. Approval of Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) - Strategic Plan Leaders
9.14. Approval of Administrative/Exempt Contracts/Compensation
9.15. Approval of New Administrative Contract - Caruso Middle School Associate Principal
9.16. Approval of New Administrative Contract - Walden Elementary School Assistant Principal
9.17. Approval of Net56 Contract
9.18. Approval of Policy 4:82 - Capital Assets
9.19. Approval of Annual Bank Depository Approval
9.20. Annual Resolution to Approve Serious Safety Hazards
9.21. Approval of Resolution to Designate Interest
10. Committee Reports (Policy 2:150)
Mr. Kuo said the finance committee met last week to review the initial draft of the budget. It will be coming to the full board as an information item.
Mrs. Jakymiw will be attending the TrueNorth meeting next week. She attended recent graduations at North Shore Academy and said they were amazing.
Mr. Morrison said that the policy committee is planning a meeting in July.
11. Open Community Participation (Policy 2:230)
12. Board/Superintendent Other
Mr. Simeck thanked the administrative team for their work and dedication during their recent professional development retreat.
Mrs. Jakymiw encouraged everything to think of one thing they are thankful for in Mrs. Wener's honor.
The next school board meeting is...
Thursday, July 27, 2023 @ 7 p.m. - Regular Board Meeting