Recap of September 28 Special Board Meeting

Recap of September 28 Special Board Meeting
Posted on 09/29/2020

The Board of Education voted to  approve the use of the emergency purchasing authority exception to the competitive bidding requirements [105 ILCS 5/10-20.21(a)(xiv)] in connection with Cristo Rey’s proposed use of ESSER grant funds under the CARES Act. Private schools are entitled to a proportionate share of funds provided to local educational authorities (LEAs) under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act and the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Act (ESSER).  Cristo Rey, 3106 Belvidere Road, is entitled to such funds, which are managed by Waukegan Public Schools, as the LEA.  In turn, ISBE requires that the local LEA use public purchasing procedures to secure the supplies identified by the private school grant recipient. The District's Purchasing, Grant and Construction Managers will continue to work with Cristo Rey representatives to support the project utilizing the purchasing methodology authorized by the Board.


The Board of education voted to upgrade the existing ISP connection from 4GB to 10GB. This upgrade will be beneficial for our district to support all the new Chromebooks that we are going to provide to our students, teachers, staff and paraprofessionals. Currently, the district is responsible to pay $128,672.40 on a yearly basis for 4GB. With the new upgrade, the district will be responsible to pay $ 194,328.00 for 10 GB. The difference is $65,655.60.


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