Minooka Community High School District #111 met March 1.
Minooka Community High School District #111 met March 1.
Here is the minutes provided by the Board:
Call To Order:
The regular meeting was called to order at 6:30 p.m. by President Mike Brozovich. The meeting was held in the Career Center at Central Campus. A physical quorum was present with the following board members answering roll call: Larry Troutman, Lori Lakota, Wendi Arlis, Patti Ruettiger, Kristine Shipla, Cherie Barnes, and Mike Brozovich. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.
Communications / Recognitions:
Technology Student Association:
Board members were pleased to congratulate several Technology Student Association students on their recent success at the State Conference. The students enjoyed their best performance ever this year bringing home 34 medals, including nine state champions, one TSA National Honor Society inductee, and eight TSA Achievement Award winners! Sponsor Kristen North introduced the students.
Prudential Volunteer Service Award:
Board members were pleased to honor junior student Andreanna Haritopoulos for her exemplary volunteer service and receipt of a President’s Volunteer Service Award! The award, which recognizes Americans of all ages who have volunteered significant amounts of their time to serve their communities and their country, was granted by The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program. For approximately two years, Andreanna has volunteered on Sundays from March through December at Sunrise Center Therapeutic Riding Program in Channahon where she assists individuals with special needs and physical limitations.
There were no comments from the audience.
Administrative reports were provided in the board packets.
Motion: by Ruettiger, seconded by Troutman, to approve the consent agenda as presented:
A. Open Session Minutes
1. February 12, 2018 – Committee Meetings
2. February 15, 2018 – Regular Meeting
B. Corrections to the 2019/2020 School Calendar
Hearing no objections, the motion was approved. Time: 6:48 p.m.
Educational Foundation Update:
Dr. Lee informed the board that the initial meeting of the foundation was held. He noted that they are working on articles of incorporation and the next meeting will be March 20.
Underwriters for Bonds:
John Troy reported that bids for underwriting bonds have been received and he will prepare a presentation for the next finance committee meeting in anticipation of approval at the next board meeting.
John Troy reported that he has been working on transportation bids along with Dr. Monn and Cathy Haase. It is anticipated that results will be presented at the next finance committee meeting and hopefully for approval at the next board meeting.
Lawn Mower Proposal:
John Troy reported that a proposal has been received for a larger mower which should reduce the workload significantly. It is anticipated to be recommended for approval at the next board meeting.
Memorandum of Understanding:
John Troy reported that a Memorandum of Understanding needed to be created to clear up the timeline for dues collection in the recently adopted support staff union agreement. It is anticipated to be recommended for approval at the next board meeting.
Motion: by Lakota, seconded by Ruettiger, to adjourn the meeting to executive session for the purpose of discussing matters related to minutes; the appointment, compensation, discipline, dismissal, employment and performance of specific employees of the District; student discipline; the placement of individual students in special education programs and other matters relating to individual students; security procedures and the use of personnel and equipment to respond to an actual, a threatened, or a reasonably potential danger to the safety of employees, students, staff, the public, or public property; and negotiations. Voting Aye: Arlis, Barnes, Shipla, Lakota, Troutman, Ruettiger, and Brozovich. Motion carried. Time: 6:56 p.m.
Return To Open Session:
Motion: by Troutman, seconded by Shipla, to return the meeting to open session. Hearing no objections, the motion was approved. Time: 8:24 p.m.
Actions Following Executive Session:
Closed Session Minutes-
Motion: by Arlis, seconded by Barnes, to approve the closed session minutes from the February 15, 2018, Regular Meeting. Hearing no objections, the motion was approved. Time: 8:25 p.m.
Motion: by Arlis, seconded by Ruettiger, to accept the following resignation(s) as presented:
1. Rektorski, Kathleen – Transportation Employee, effective February 15, 2018
2. Cosgrove, Leigh – Cheerleading Head Coach, effective February 22, 2018
3. Hannon, Kevin – Volleyball Boys Asst. Coach, effective February 27, 2018
Hearing no objections, the motion was approved. Time: 8:25 p.m.
Leaves of Absence:
Motion: by Arlis, seconded by Barnes, to approve the following leaves of absence under the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) as presented: Mullen, Michelle - Spec. Ed. Tchr, from approximately 2/13 – 5/29 (60 days; intermittent). Hearing no objections, the motion was approved. Time: 8:26 p.m.
Motion: by Lakota, seconded by Barnes, to approve the employment of the following certified staff member(s) for the 2018/2019 school year pending proper paperwork and background check deemed favorable by the MCHS #111 Administration: Castello, Katie – first year probationary Counselor (MA/Step 1; $44,334). Voting Aye: Arlis, Barnes, Shipla, Lakota, Ruettiger, and Brozovich. Voting No: Motion carried. Time: 8:26 p.m.
Motion: by Troutman, seconded by Arlis, to approve the following volunteers to the extracurricular positions for the 2017/2018 school year as presented, pending proper paperwork and background check deemed favorable by the MCHS #111 Administration:
1. Buss, Richard Minooka Anglers Club Volunteer
2. Stoedter, Bob Minooka Anglers Club Volunteer
3. Kay, Rollin Minooka Anglers Club Volunteer
Hearing no objections, the motion was approved. Time: 8:27 p.m.
Motion: by Lakota, seconded by Barnes, to approve the student discipline as presented for Student A as identified in closed session. Voting Aye: Arlis, Barnes, Shipla, Lakota, Ruettiger, Troutman, and Brozovich. Motion carried. Time: 8:27 p.m.
Motion: by Shipla, seconded by Troutman, to adjourn the meeting. Voting Aye: Arlis, Barnes, Shipla, Lakota, Troutman, Ruettiger, and Brozovich. Motion carried. Time: 8:28 p.m.