Recap of September 10 Board Meeting

Recap of September 10 Board Meeting
Posted on 09/11/2019
-Representatives from Waukegan to College presented this year’s class of seniors in the program.
-The Waukegan Park District Foundation presented on its SwimSmart partnership with Waukegan Public Schools.

Action Items
-The Board of Education voted to approve the amendments to Policy 1104 Citizens Advisory Committees as proposed by the Administration. Policy 1104 was presented for first reading on August 27, 2019. Technical changes were made for second reading. No other comments were received.
-The Board of Education voted to approve the renewal purchase of Amplify (TRC, mCLASS, BURST and Kits) in the amount of $276,085. This provides K - 5 staff and students with a Universal Screener, ELA Progress Monitoring Tool, as well as BURST interventions and teacher kits to ensure data is being used to inform instruction. 
-The Board of Education voted to renew the Hobsons-Naviance contract in the amount of $48,671.28 for the 2019-2020 school year. Hobsons-Naviance is a comprehensive college and career readiness solution that helps districts and schools align student strengths and interests to postsecondary goals, improving student outcomes and connecting learning to life. The district will be using this platform to assist with the tracking of college/career readiness indicators related to ESSA.
-The Board of Education voted to approve the consulting agreement between Waukegan CUSD#60 and Ellen Greenman to provide mentoring and transitional services to the Office of Teacher Advocacy between August 2019 and October 2019 in an amount not exceeding $18,000. 
-The Board of Education voted to execute a Purchase/Sale Agreement with First Midwest Bank for the property located at 214 Washington Street, Waukegan, at a cost of $700,000. 214 Washington Street is the 37,000 square foot former First Midwest building located in downtown Waukegan. The District intends to use the building to increase the efficient functionality of the district’s office and student/staff support services, as well as to increase student academic programming and community engagement offerings at the current administrative office location. Additional information on this item can be found in this presentation. 

Financial Items
-The Board of Education held a brief public hearing on the Original Budget for 2019/2020. Following the hearing, the Board voted to approve the FY 2019-2020 Original Budget in the amount of 252,432,782.
-The Board of Education voted to authorize the District's treasurer to make any and all inter-fund loans not exceeding the aggregate sum of $10,700,000, as authorized in the Illinois School Code (105 ILCS 5/20-5) as required in order to make appropriate payments of district expenditures. This authorization will expire after June 30, 2020.

Personnel Items
-The Board of Education voted to approve appointments, retirements and resignations of 31 employees. 
-The Board of Education voted to approve the hiring of 35 bilingual tutors for all schools PK-12. Bilingual Tutors will be working in bilingual classrooms supporting students with instruction.
-The Board of Education voted to approve the attendance of William Mentzelopoulos, Educational Safety Specialist, to attend the CPI Non Violent Intervention Training Course in Oakbrook at an estimated cost of $3,800.
-The Board of Education voted to  approve the attendance of 10 staff members at the Annual Conference for Middle Level Education from November 6-9, 2019 in Nashville at a cost of $15,130.
-The Board of Education voted to approve the attendance of eight staff members at the IATDP 109th Annual Conference, October 19-23, in Nashville at an estimated cost of $13,600. The 109th IATDP conference aims to gather input from educators, researches, students, public health all those engaged in education to come together for change with a keen focus on intervention for students.
-The Board of Education voted to approve the attendance of Amy Barmann, District Director of AVID, to attend the ADL District Leadership Training in San Diego at an estimated cost of $1,135.
-The Board of Education voted to approve the attendance of Dr. Josue Cuevas, Associate Superintendent of ITS to attend the District Administration’s National Technology Chief Information Officer (CIO) Academy/Conference in Chicago. The conference consists of two sessions from October 17-19, 2019 and ​​​​​​​December 12-14, 2019. The estimated cost for the conference is $4,500. This include the registration fees, meals and per diem.

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