March 16, 2023
Board Meeting Details
This regular Board of Education meeting was held in person starting at Caruso Middle School, then recessed and reconvened at the District Center as noted below.
1. Call to Order
2. Approval of Meeting Agenda
3. Recognition at Caruso Middle School: Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the New Auditorium
4. Recess Meeting to Reconvene at the District Center
5. Reconvene Meeting at the District Center, 517 Deerfield Road
6. Adjourn to Closed Session
7. Reconvene to Open Session
8. What's Good in 109
-Staff from Wilmot, South Park, and Caruso teaming up to put on a volleyball match for charity late last week. The project was spearheaded by students at Wilmot. They raised over $2,000!
-Shepard students creating a March Madness podcast in the CMA lab
-2nd graders at Walden facing the challenge of making homemade instruments out of common supplies
Kipling is our featured school of the month, as we showcase the 3 C's in one building:
Our special guests were 2nd graders from Ms. DiJohn's class. They presented their non-fiction research projects to the board, along with asking them some questions at the end.
Click below to watch the What's Good segment!
10. Superintendent's Report
He shared more sights & sounds from around the district, where he caught Dr. Faust participating in a PE dance unit at South Park. He also showed short video clips of the Kagan training that staff participated in during the recent Institute Day.
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.
Click below to watch his report.
11. Community Participation Relative to Matters on the Meeting Agenda (Policy 2:230)
12.1. Freedom of Information Requests (Policy 2:250)
12.2. 2023-24 Fees Recommendation
13.1. Consent Agenda*
Meeting minutes were approved.
Personnel items were approved.
Bills for payment were approved.
Destruction of closed session audio was approved.
13.2. Treasurer's Report
13.3. Approval of the 2023/24 Regular Board Meeting Schedule
13.4. Non-Renewal of Probationary Staff - Year 4
13.5. Approval of Summer 2023 Building Envelope Work - Illinois Contract Glazing
13.6. Approval of Summer 2023 Building Envelope Work - Mertes Contracting Corp.
14. Committee Reports (Policy 2:150)
Mr. Morrison gave an update on the most recent Policy Committee meeting.
15. Open Community Participation (Policy 2:230)
16. Board/Superintendent Other
Mr. Begley echoed his thanks for the work that went into the auditorium renovation. He also expressed his appreciation for the 2nd graders from Kipling that presented to the board.
Mr. Simeck said he is incredibly happy for the opportunities our children will have with this new performance space at Caruso.
The next school board meeting is...
Thursday, April 20, 2023 @ 7 p.m. - Regular Board Meeting