july 15

in-person and livestreamed via YouTube

The bOARDBuzz is put together following District 25 School Board Meetings and serves as a recap of what occurred.


NOTE: At the suggestion of the Superintendent and due to the anticipated interest in the topic, the Board of Education moved the Superintendent Report to earlier in the meeting. The Superintendent Report was delivered after item 7, Communications to Board Members.

Board Of Education Meeting | July 15, 2021

RECOGNITIONS AND WELCOMES

There were no recognitions at this meeting.

Community members addressed the Board during this public comment portion of the meeting. Those public comments begin at the 3:03 mark of the meeting and can be viewed by clicking here.


Public comments were also submitted via an online Google form prior to the meeting. Any public comment submitted prior to the start of the meeting at 7:30 pm on Thursday, July 15, 2021, are available in full and can be read by visiting www.sd25.org/0715Comments.

CONSENT AGENDA

MOTION: APPROVED

That the Board of Education approve those items on the Consent Agenda as follows: (A) Personnel Report; (B) Treasurer's Report (C) Invoices; (D) Regular and Closed Session Meeting minutes of June 10, 2021; (E) Extension of Intergovernmental Agreement for Food Service for District 26 to 2021-22


The consent agenda documents can be seen by clicking here to visit BoardDocs.

This portion of the meeting can be viewed by clicking here.

COMMUNICATIONS FROM BOARD MEMBERS

In this portion of the meeting, Board Members appointed to each respective committee deliver oral presentations. The Board representative attends meetings on behalf of the District 25 Board of Education and conveys relative information to the entire Board at the monthly business meeting.
  • NSSEO
  • Illinois Association of School Boards (IASB)
  • ED-RED Education Research Development
  • A Board Governance Framework


This portion of the meeting can be viewed by clicking here.

COMMUNICATIONS TO BOARD MEMBERS

In this portion of the meeting, the three organizations below address Board Members.
  • AHC PTA | Nicole Barbieri, Council President, reporting
  • ABC25 Foundation |
    Gina Faso, ABC25 Board Representative, reporting on behalf of the ABC25 President
  • ATA (Arlington Teachers Association) | Allison Berg, ATA President, reporting


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SUPERINTENDENT REPORT

action item

MOTION: APPROVED

2021-2022 SCHOOL YEAR UPDATE

Considering the excellent mitigation strategies we are skilled at implementing, and our District 25 data from June – July, the Board approved the Superintendent’s recommendation to:

  • Open school fully with all pre-pandemic procedures and activities.

  • Educate the community about the Illinois Department of Public Health's recommendation of masks for unvaccinated individuals, but

    • communicate that mask wearing for students is at the parent’s discretion.

    • communicate that mask wearing for adults is at the individual’s discretion.

    • communicate that flexibility continues to be important in case the health department guidance changes.

  • Provide for 3 foot distance where possible.

  • Partner with the health department on contact tracing/quarantine procedures.


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STUDENT LEARNING

action item

MOTION: APPROVED

That the Board of Education approve the Curriculum Equity Audit as submitted.


In August of 2020, the Board adopted a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion policy that directs the District to design and implement a curriculum to embrace and support diversity and cultural competence within our learning community. District 25 subsequently issued a Request for Proposal (RFP) to ten professionals/firms for a Curriculum Equity Audit, and the District received one proposal. After checking references, District Administration recommends an agreement with Public Consulting Group, LLC (PCG) to conduct this audit of our K-8 Literacy curriculum, K-8 Social Studies curriculum, and the Library Media Center collections to ensure they reflect the diversity of students and families in our community.


The final phase of the audit is projected to be completed by January 2022.


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STUDENT SERVICES

information items


District 25 offers a full continuum of special education services for students with Individualized Education Plans (IEPs). The purpose of this presentation given by Assistant Superintendent of Student Services, Dr. Peg Lasiewicki, was to provide the Board of Education with an overview of the Department of Student Services. The main items in this presentation include:

  • District 25’s continuum of educational services
  • Illinois State Board of Education's definitions of educational environments
  • A breakdown of Student Services Staff
  • The number of students in District 25 receiving special education
  • Questions for the future


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BUSINESS AND FINANCE

action items

MOTION: APPROVED

2021-2022 Consolidated District Plan


The Consolidated District Plan (CDP) allows recipients of federal grants to answer one set of planning questions to meet the requirements of the following federal formula grants: Title I, Title II, Title III, Title IV, Title V, IDEA and IDEA preschool. District 25 receives funding through all of these grants except Title V. Assistant Superintendent of Business/CSBO, Stacey Mallek, presented this year's CDP to the Board of Education.


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FACILITIES MANAGEMENT

There were no items presented by the Department of Facilities Management.

PERSONNEL AND PLANNING

action items

MOTION: APPROVED

Additional Middle School Cross Country Coach Stipends


Currently, the District utilize two Cross Country Coach positions at each middle school. These two coaches supervise and support upwards of 180 students at each middle school because cross country involves 6th, 7th, and 8th graders. If they were stationary in a gym it would be easier to manage and supervise like a basketball, poms, cheerleading, or volleyball team. However, this sport requires extensive running which we believe demands more supervision and coaching support.


The District recommended that the Board approve two additional stipend positions so that each middle school can have up to three Cross Country Coach stipends moving forward.


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MOTION: APPROVED

Superintendent Contract Amendment


The Personnel Department noticed a typographical error in the Superintendent Contract that was approved at the June 10, 2021 meeting. The $7,864 payment that is made instead of the Board's payment for insurance was transposed in the contract to read $7,684. An amendment was presented to the Board to correct this typographical error so that the contract reflects the correct annual amount of $7,864.


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PUBLIC COMMENT PORTION

The District 25 Board of Education offers a second opportunity for public comment at each Board Meeting that takes place once all the agenda items have been presented, discussed, or voted on.


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FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS

COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE MEETINGS (NO ACTION CAN BE TAKEN)
  1. August 12, 2021 from 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    Board Training on Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion
    Will be broadcasted live via a YouTube link that will be posted at www.sd25.org/BoardAgenda.
  2. September 2, 2021 from 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    Board discussion on full-day kindergarten
    Will be broadcasted live via a YouTube link that will be posted at www.sd25.org/BoardAgenda.


UPDATE ON SPECIAL OLYMPICS

The Special Olympics topic will likely be brought to the Board of Education in August or early Septemenber.


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UPCOMING BOARD MEETINGS

Committee of the Whole Meeting

Thursday, Aug. 12th, 5-7pm

1200 South Dunton Avenue

Arlington Heights, IL

This Committee of the Whole meeting will be broadcasted live and recorded. The link for this can be found on the Board Agenda page (www.sd25.org/BoardAgeda) the week of the meeting.


No action can be taken at a Committee of the Whole meeting. This Committee of the Whole meeting will focus on the Board's training in Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion.

School Board Meeting

Thursday, Aug. 12th, 7:30pm

1200 South Dunton Avenue

Arlington Heights, IL

This meeting will be held at the Dunton Administration Building and will be livestreamed via YouTube. That link will be posted on the Board Agenda page (www.sd25.org/BoardAgenda) the week of the meeting.


This meeting will allow audience members in the room.


Visit www.sd25.org/BoardAgenda closer to the day of the meeting for the most accurate details of how the meeting will be held.


Public Comments

Anyone who has a public comment and is not going to attend the meeting in-person is welcome to submit their comment using the following process by filling out the public comments Google Form.


Meeting Recordings

A video of the meetings will be recorded and uploaded to our site the following day on the 'Board Agenda' page and on our 'Catch up on Meetings' page.

Arlington Heights School District 25

Together today to transform tomorrow.

Please note that not every item at the meeting may be detailed on the bOARDBuzz. This is intended to hit the topics of high interest to the community. For the full agenda for each meeting, visit www.sd25.org/BoardAgenda.