November 16, 2020
Board Meeting Details
The November 16 regular board meeting was held both on site at the District Office and remotely via Zoom. Due to COVID-19 gathering restrictions, only 10 people were permitted inside the boardroom at any given time, observing proper physical distancing and wearing face coverings. Members of the public could listen/observe the meeting by logging in to a designated Zoom webinar. For open/community participation, a laptop was set up in the District Office to accommodate live public comment. The district also created a dedicated voicemail line for public comment.
Truth In Taxation Public Hearing
Teacher Presentation -- South Park School
Consultation with Dr. Daniel Johnson
Community Participation Relative to Matters on the Meeting Agenda
Mr. Steckling talked briefly about the 109 Gives Back initiative that has been launched. The Fill The Bin Challenge is ongoing this week and there will be more information about a holiday gift giving drive coming out later this week.
MAP/Illinois School Report Card Update
Learning Environment Status Update
Ms. Arnold discussed the attention that is being focused on social emotional needs for students and staff.
Ms. Ford said that limited return of Early Learners and special education students has gone well. They don't anticipate bringing back any additional students right now.
Ms. Arnold discussed the road ahead for the learning model for all students. She said that there have been pros and cons between holding the hybrid schedule and reverting to the 109 Online schedule. The administration is recommending that elementary students pivot to a reformed 109 Online curriculum until in-person instruction resumes, keeping their current teachers. They recommend that next Monday, November 23 be used as a planning day for elementary staff, with a new schedule being implemented on November 30.
Mr. Filippi discussed facility risk mitigation and COVID-19 related expenditures.
1st Draft of Proposed 2021-2022 School Calendar
Special Meeting Minutes from September 29, 2020 were approved.
Personnel items were approved.
Destruction of Closed Session Recordings from April 29, 2019 was approved.
Bills for payment were approved.
Treasurer's Report from October 2020 was approved.
Mid Year Bonus and Gift Card Expenditure was approved.
Resolution Approving the Aggregate Levy for 2020 was approved.
Resolution Authorizing Levy for Special Education Purposes was approved.
Resolution Providing for the Payment of Debt Service and Abating Taxes was approved.
3 Memorandums of Understanding were approved.
Open Community Participation
Upcoming School Board Meetings
Monday, December 14, 2020 -- Regular Board Meeting
Monday, January 11, 2021 -- Regular Board Meeting