November 17, 2022
Board Meeting Details
This regular Board of Education meeting was held in person at the District Office.
1. Call to Order
2. Approval of Meeting Agenda
3. Closed Session
The board adjourned to closed session at 6:06 p.m. to discuss:
Security procedures, school building safety and security, and the use of personnel and equipment to respond to an actual, a threatened, or a reasonably potential danger to the safety of employees, students, staff, the public, or public property. 5 ILCS 120/2(c)(8)
4. Reconvene to Open Session
5. What's Good in 109
The 109 Gives Back Thanksgiving Food & Supply Drive (showcasing collections at Wilmot)
-Caruso scientists embarking on their annual Halloween Science Spooktacular
-South Park holding a very special and memorable Veterans Day assembly and welcoming almost a dozen veterans to the buildng
-Kipling 4th graders hanging out at the grocery store with their teacher and shopping to help those in need
-Shepard Baking Club's successful start to the school year!
-Student musicians from both Caruso and Shepard being recognized for qualifying for ILMEA All District 7 Honors Ensembles!
Walden is our featured school of the month, as we showcase the 3 C's in one building:
CHALLENGE: Students learning to navigate robots and new technology in STEAM class
COLLABORATE: 2nd grade classes coming together for some fun activities on Spider Day, like spinning a class web
CREATE: Walden is having their first school musicals in years... the 3rd graders put on a show this week traveling through U.S. music history
Finally, Ms. Bartkowicz's 1st grade class was featured in a video about their "Thankful Tree" project. The board members and administrators were given leaves to write down what they are thankful for and they will be added to the tree!
6. Superintendent's Report
He spent time in kindergarten at Wilmot, where students had a pajama party reward for demonstrating great behavior and other classes had a visit from the Deerfield Bannockburn Fire Department to show off some of their equipment.
A number of our schools had great Veterans Day events. South Park hosted a wonderful assembly that featured a number of veterans with ties to students. Mr. Kuo, an Army veteran, spoke to four different classes at Walden about his service.
DPS 109 has had and is scheduled to have a number of collaborative meetings. There was a math placement meeting with District 113. The 440 group is scheduling a follow-up math progression data meeting for the spring.
Mr. Simeck congratulated Dr. Dale Fisher, who was recently sworn in as president of AASPA.
He also thanked the board members for their service, as just two days prior was Board Member Appreciation Day in Illinois.
7. Community Participation Relative to Matters on the Meeting Agenda (Policy 2:230)
8. Public Hearing: Tax Levy
9.1. Freedom of Information Requests (Policy 2:250)
9.2. Memorandum of Understanding - COVID-19 Additional Instructional Stipend-2022-23
9.3. Memorandum of Understanding - Online Training
9.4. Bid Results - Summer Work 2023
9.5. Legislative Priorities
10.1. Consent Agenda*
Meeting minutes were approved.
Personnel items were approved.
Bills for payment were approved.
Destruction of closed session audio was approved.
10.2. Treasurer's Report - October 2022
10.4. Resolution Approving the Aggregate Levy for the Year 2022
10.5. Resolution Authorizing Levy For Special Education Purposes
10.6. Resolution Authorizing A Supplemental Property Tax Levy To Pay The Principal Of And Interest On Outstanding Limited Bonds Of School District Number 109, Lake County, Illinois
10.7. Consultant Contract Approval Heidy LaFleur
11. Committee Reports (Policy 2:150)
Mrs. Jakymiw reported that TrueNorth met this month.
Mr. Morrison reported on policy committee. Recommendations from that will be brought forth to the December meeting. They will try to coordinate a meeting in January to review PRESS updates.
12. Open Community Participation (Policy 2:230)
13. Board/Superintendent Other
Several board members and Mr. Simeck are attending the Triple I conference this weekend in Chicago.
President Montgomery gave Dr. Filippi a shoutout for the clean and successful audit and for recent business awards from ASBO.
14. Adjournment to Closed Session
To discuss: Collective negotiating matters between the public body and its employees or their representatives, or deliverations concerning salary schedules for one or more classes of employees. 5 ILCS 120/2(c)(2)
The Board reconvened to Open Session following that for the sole purpose of adjournment.
The next school board meeting is...
Thursday, December 15, 2022 @ 7 p.m. - Regular Board Meeting