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in-person and livestreamed via YouTube

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This meeting was recorded and that recording can be viewed here: www.sd25.org/0318FullMeeeting.


As always, the bOARDBuzz is archived at www.sd25.org/BoardBuzz.

Board of Education Meeting | March 18, 2021

RECOGNITIONS AND WELCOMES

recognition of the d25 food services team

The Board and District 25 Administration honored, recognized, and thanked the District 25 Food Services Team for their commitment and contributions to the District 25 students, staff, and community.


Since the initial COVID-19 shutdown of March 2020, the D25 Food Services Team has distributed free meals weekly to the Arlington Heights community. That free meal total is at 781,452 and counting!


Click here to watch the recognition ceremony.

Several people addressed the Board during the public comments portion of the meeting. Those public comments begin at the 20:16 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. Comments received prior to 12 pm (noon) on Thursday, March 18, 2021 were read aloud at the meeting during the allotted time. The reading of those comments begin at the 42:17 mark of the meeting and can be viewed by clicking here.


If comments were not read aloud at the meeting it was due to running out of the allotted time for public comment. Any public comments submitted prior to the start of the meeting at 7:30 pm on Thursday, March 18, 2021, are available in full and can be read by visiting www.sd25.org/0318Comments.

STUDENT LEARNING

There were no items presented by the Department of Student Learning.

STUDENT SERVICES

There were no items presented by the Department of Student Services.

BUSINESS AND FINANCE

informational items

ANNUAL REPORT ON TAX EXEMPT BONDS

Our record keeping policy requires that the Assistant Superintendent for Business/CSBO, Stacey Mallek (the “Compliance Officer”) at least annually review the District’s contracts to determine whether the Tax Advantaged Obligations comply with the federal tax requirements applicable to each issue of the Tax Advantaged Obligations.


After review, it is Mrs. Mallek's determination that the District is in compliance with all the requirements for the Board's information.


To watch this portion of the meeting, click here.


2021-2022 STUDENT FEES

Each year the District brings recommendations to the Board of Education regarding student fees. Click here or visit BoardDocs to see the recommendations for the 2021-22 school year.


To watch this portion of the meeting, click here.

FACILITIES MANAGEMENT

action items

MOTION: APPROVED

Award Thomas Middle School Roofing Replacement


The roofing sections that are slated to be replaced at Thomas Middle School have been recently identified as needing replacement in the near term due to the physical condition of the roof, in addition to recurring smaller leaks throughout the identified roof sections.


When adding all three bids, the total fiscal impact for this project is $164,800 with $27,500 in an allowance for any potential unforeseen conditions that may occur once the project commences.


To watch this portion of the meeting, click here.


MOTION: APPROVED

Award of District Grass Cutting Service for 2021-2025


That the Board of Education award district-wide grass cutting services for 2021-2025 to Gilio Landscape Contractors in the amount of $255,424 for the 5-year term.


Based on the past growing seasons, we have added 1 additional week of service at the beginning of the season and 1 additional week at the end of the season to ensure grass areas are properly maintained throughout the entire growing season.


To watch this portion of the meeting, click here.

PERSONNEL AND PLANNING

action items

MOTION: APPROVED

Honorable Dismissal of Part-Time Clerical Assistants (Contact Tracers), Resolution A


This recommendation is based on the reduction in part-time Clerical Assistant needs during the 2021-22 school year. By reducing the number of part-time Clerical Assistants, we protect the district from future employment obligations.


"As we gain further information on our student enrollment and staffing needs, and whether we believe contact tracing will require additional staffing, we will attempt to recall as many staff members as needed." - Brian Kaye, Assistant Superintendent of Personnel & Planning


To watch this portion of the meeting, click here.


MOTION: APPROVED
Honorable Dismissal of Probationary Teachers, Resolution B


We are recommending the Honorable Dismissal of six Probationary Teachers. This recommendation is based on the decision to decrease the number of teachers employed.


"As we gain further information on our student enrollment, we will attempt to recall as many staff members as possible." - Brian Kaye, Assistant Superintendent of Personnel & Planning


To watch this portion of the meeting, click here.

SUPERINTENDENT REPORT

action items

MOTION: NO MOTION MADE

Transitional Model of Reopening Update


At this meeting, Superintendent Dr. Bein shared updated information on the following items:

  • Selection Data for March 29 –June 11
  • Metrics/Dashboard
  • Federal Relief Funding
  • IDPH/ISBE Revised Public Health Guidance for Schools
  • Summer U
  • Planning for 2021-2022


To view a PDF of the presentation, click here.

To watch this presentation, click here.


As a result of this presentation and the Board's discussion, District 25 now intends to add in-person instruction on Mondays as soon as April 26, 2021.


To watch the Board's discussion on this topic, click here.


MOTION: APPROVED

Second Reading of Policy 3:40-E


To view a PDF of this policy, click here.

To watch this portion of the meeting, click here.

informational items

STRATEGIC PLAN, 2021-2025

Over the past six months, a team of 34 people met via Zoom on ten occasions to work through a very detailed and robust Strategic Planning Process. The process was facilitated by Dr. Perry Soldwedel from the Consortium for Educational Change.


The Board reviewed the proposed version of the 2021 - 2025 Strategic Plan at this meeting. The overview of the strategic plan can be found by clicking here.


To view a PDF of the presentation, click here.

To watch this presentation, click here.

To watch the Board's discussion on this topic, click here.


The Board will review this plan again at their meeting on April 8th as a potential action item.


KINDERGARTEN RESEARCH PLAN

The Board recently asked that the District reignite the discussion and review at the research shared on Full-Day Kindergarten in 2017. This item was on the agenda to ensure that the District and Superintendent Dr. Bein is gathering the information that the Board is interested in reviewing.


Dr. Bein plans to gather and report on the following as related to Full-Day Kindergarten at a future meeting:

  • Enrollment Projections & Needs
    • Facilities
    • Cost
    • Estimated Timeline


    To watch this discussion, click here.

    UPCOMING BOARD MEETING

    School Board Meeting

    Thursday, April 8th, 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. We will have an overflow room(s) available as well, where the meeting will be livestreamed.


    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.

    Please note that not every item at the meeting may be detailed on the Board Buzz. 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.