Recap of June 25 Board of Education Meeting

Recap of June 25 Board of Education Meeting
Posted on 06/26/2019
Recap of June 25 Board Meeting
Action Items
-The Board of Education voted to approve the purchase of Custodial supplies at a cost of $282,326. 
-The Board of Education voted to accept a bid from Northbrook-based F. E. Moran., totaling $303,000 for the Glen Flora Elementary Chiller project. 
-The Board of Education voted to approve one year contractual agreement with Dr. Judy Elliott to build consensus and infrastructure to systematically implement MTSS throughout Waukegan Public Schools at a cost of $24,000.
-The Board of Education voted to the purchase of the Second Step (social emotional learning) curriculum from the Committee for Children at a cost of $27,747. Second Step is used for Tier 1 and Tier 2 supports for PreK-5th grade student population.
-The Board of Education voted to grant Continuing Resolution Authority (CRA) to the Superintendent or her designee for ongoing activities that have financial implications until the Annual Budget has been presented and adopted. The school district's budget must be adopted by the end of the first quarter of the fiscal year (September 30).
-The Board of Education voted to waive all facility usage fees for 1 Route 4 Change Inc. The event will consist of a basketball game in the Main gym at Washington Campus on July 19, 2019 featuring celebrity athletes. The proceeds will benefit the community of Waukegan and the high school athletic department.
-The Board of Education voted to all facility usage fees be waived for Northshore Life and Learning in regard to their Midwest Youth Conference on June 28, 2019. This will be held in gym A and B at Washington Campus. The cost to the district is 885.
-The Board of Education voted to approve the Information Technology Services (ITS) department to renew Access One's contract. The contract is extending from annual to 36 month, which includes a $5,000 per month savings.
-The Board of Education voted to approve the Consolidated District Plan (CDP) as part of the pre-planning process for other federal grant application submissions.
-The Board of Education voted to approve the AIG proposal for Athletic Catastrophic Accident Insurance renewal and authorize the Superintendent to execute and accept the renewal contract.
 -The Board of Education voted to accept the recommendation of Brad West, Consultant for the District's insurance, and to accept the proposal from Safety National for the District's excess workers compensation vendor.
-The Board of Education voted to approve the acceptance of the contract with Employer's Claim Service to continue its third-party administration services for the District's self-insurance worker's compensation program.
-The Board of Education voted to approve a bid from McHenry-based Jasco Electric, with a bid totaling $361,814.00 for the Weiss Field Lights project and the LED alternate, with an additional cost of $74,186.00 for Parking lot lights. Added to Jasco Electric's bid is an hourly engineer cost estimation of $5,000 payable to CS2 Design Group, LLC (Engineers), a project contingency of 10% of construction costs, and the advertisement cost of $1,356.00, for a total project budget approval of $485,956.
-The Board of Education voted to approve the ratified contract with the Waukegan Paraprofessional Union, and to authorize the President and Secretary of the Board of Education to sign the agreement on behalf of the Waukegan Community Unit School District No. 60 Board of Education.
-The Board of Education voted to approve $4,200 in funding for an outside speaker and administrative support expense requirements for a District 60 administrator legal conference currently scheduled to be held at Miguel Juarez Middle School on August 6-7, 2019.
 
 
 
Personnel Items
-The Board of Education voted to approve a proposed Amendment which extends the General Counsel's contract through the end of calendar year 2019
-The Board of Education voted to approve the creation of a new educational support position in the General Counsel's office to provide paralegal and administrative support beginning in School Year 2020 at a estimated cost of $55,000, and to approve a Westlaw contract agreement, associated with that position, at an annual cost of $4,200 for school year 2019-2020.
-The Board of Education voted to attendance of Superintendent Theresa Plascencia to attend the CUBE National Conference in Miami on September 26-28, 2019 at an approximate cost of $2,000.
-The Board of Education voted to approve the attendance of Carolina Fabian, F.A.C.E. Manager at the 2019 Family & Community Engagement Conference in Reno, NV July 10-July 12, 2019 at an estimated cost of $1,800. The cost includes: Registration Fee, Airfare, Mileage and Meals Per Diem.
-The Board of Education voted to approve the creation of seven (7) additional MTSS positions in District 60. Clearview Elementary and Jefferson Middle School will receive one FTE apiece, and five additional FTEs will be split among 14 schools.
-The Board of Education voted to approve and appoint Jennifer Witherspoon as the Board Hearing Officer for student discipline and suspension appeal cases beginning July 1, 2019.
-The Board of Education voted to authorize James Sheppard and Roberto Ochoa to attend the Certified Plant Supervisor (CPS) certification training and examination conducted by the Illinois Association of School Business Officials on October 15-17, 2019 at an estimated total cost of $1,848. 
-The Board of Education voted to approve the vacation rollover requests of 10 employees. 
-The Board of Education voted to approve for the CORE Team (Scope and Sequence team ) to attend the Curriculum Mapping Conference in Chicago, from July 23-July 26, 2019 at an estimated cost of $59,669. The cost includes: Registration Fee , Per Diem, hotel, salaries, benefits, and mileage
-The Board of Education voted to approve Instructional Coaches to attend the Teacher Training Three Day Institute-Center for Biliteracy from August 6-August 8, 2019 at an estimated cost of $63,387. The cost includes: Registration Fee , Per Diem, salaries, benefits, and mileage.
-The Board of Education voted to approve the appointments, resignations, retirements and terminations of 29 employees, including he appointment of Dr. Gregory Bublitz as the District’s new Director of Diverse Learners.
 

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