Highlights from the January 27, 2020 BOE meeting
Board Briefs is a newsletter-style overview of the highlights of the Board of Education's discussion and action. You can find the meeting agenda online here, and look for minutes of the meeting to be posted after they are approved at the next BOE meeting (February 24, 2020).
Honoring National Board Certified Teacher
They shared their research, and advocated to the Board and administration for consideration.
Evie and Trevor plan to survey Springman students about their thoughts on plastic straw and water bottle use. Board members commended the students for their work, their drive, and their poise in presenting. Dr. Delli promised that District leadership would consider their proposals.
Citizens Finance Advisory Committee (CFAC) 5-Year Projections
- Referendum passes, and the District charges a fee of $3,000 for full-day kindergarten
- Referendum passes, and the District does not charge a fee for full-day kindergarten
- Referendum fails
In any of the scenarios, the District contributes operating fund balances. If the referendum passes, the budgeted contributions would defray costs to reduce the tax burden. In the event of a failed referendum, those operating funds would be the source to fund critical facility needs.
Board policy requires the District keeps a minimum 30% fund balance. If the referendum fails, the fund balance would fall below 30%. Mr. Lutz said that, if that were the case, CFAC would not recommend that the District rely solely on operating fund contributions to cover the cost of the necessary capital work. He said that in the event of a failed referendum, he expects the District would have contingency plans to avoid that dangerous financial situation.
Full-Day Kindergarten Fee
Board Vice President Jim Baumstark calculated that a $3,000 fee would equate to approximately $16 a day, or $5 an hour. Board members expressed interest in offering payment plans if a fee were implemented.
The Board will continue discussions about full-day kindergarten at future meetings.
Intergovernmental Agreement for Student Service Programs
Resolution to Award and Assign Trade Contractor Aggreements for Summer 2020 Work
Dave Torres from Nicholas & Associates, the District's construction management firm, explained that he saw it as a competitive bid climate and that the District is out early in the process.
Meet the Board of Education
Glenview District 34 is governed by a seven-person Board of Education, elected by the community, that consists of the following individuals:
- Natalie Jachtorowycz (President)
- Jim Baumstark (Vice President)
- John Heggie
- Katie Jones
- Mike Korman
- Scott Nelson
- Diane Stefani
You can contact the Board at firstname.lastname@example.org.