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Plano Community Unit School District 88 Board of Education met July 15

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Oct 11, 2019


Plano Community Unit School District 88 Board of Education met July 15.

Here is the minutes provided by the board:

The Board of Education of Plano Community Unit School District No. 88 met in regular session on Monday, July 15, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. at the Plano Middle School Learning Center.

I CALL TO ORDER

President Campbell called the regular meeting to order at 6:00 p.m. Present for roll call were Campbell, Jernigan, Klatt and Waldrop. Member Ward arrived at 6:02 p.m. Member Velazquez at 6:11 p.m. and Member Martinez was absent. Others present were administrators Thurwanger, Lee and Superintendent Baker and Board Secretary Benoit. Office staff present: Appel and Seeman.

II PLEDGE TO THE FLAG

III APPROVAL OF AGENDA

Jernigan moved, and Waldrop seconded the motion, to approve the agenda as printed with a revised personnel report.

Voting aye: Jernigan, Waldrop, Campbell and Klatt.

Motion carried: 4 ayes 0 nays, 3 absent.

IV RECOGNITIONS & CELEBRATIONS

Superintendent Baker said that the IESA Sportsmanship Award will be celebrated at the next meeting to be held at Plano Middle School in December.

V PUBLIC HEARING to discuss the intention to transfer funds from the Operations & Maintenance Fund to the Capital Projects Fund

President Campbell called the public hearing to order at 6:02 p.m. to discuss the intention to transfer funds from the Operations & Maintenance Fund to the Capital Projects Fund. Superintendent Baker discussed the need for the district to transfer $1.845 million from the Operations & Maintenance Fund to the Capital Projects Funds. This transfer would allow the district to pay for renovations at the Plano High School Innovation Center and Centennial School and not adversely affect the district’s finances. Dr. Cunneen addressed the Board members and complimented them on the district’s excellent financial standing and said he looks forward to the projects that the district will be able to complete next summer.

Hearing no comments, Jernigan moved, and Waldrop seconded the motion, to close the public hearing at 6:05 p.m.

Voting aye: Jernigan, Waldrop, Campbell, Klatt and Ward.

Motion carried: 5 ayes, 0 nays, 2 absent.

VI OPPORTUNITY FOR VISITORS TO SPEAK

Dr. Jay Cunneen, district financial advisor, and Angel Vivanco were present at the meeting. No media representatives were present. No one wished to address the Board.

VII CONSENT AGENDA

Klatt moved, and Waldrop seconded the motion, to approve the consent agenda as follows:

A. Minutes

§ Special Meeting & Executive Session – June 15, 2019

§ Regular Meeting & Executive Session – June 17, 2019

B. Plano School District No. 88 Financial Statements, Bills & Payroll

Motion to approve the June 2019 Bills, Payroll and Financial Statements for Plano Community Unit School District No. 88.

C. Plano Area Special Education Cooperative (PASEC) Financial Statements

Motion to approve the June 2019 Bills, Payroll and Financial Statements for the Plano Area Special Education Cooperative.

D. PMA Reports

PMA monthly Report #592 (6/1/19-6/30/19).

E. Mission/Vision Statements & Strategic Plan Mission Statement

The Mission of Plano School District is to empower and inspire our diverse student body to achieve academic excellence, experience personal growth, and make positive contributions to society.

Vision Statement

Students

Our Students will think critically, persevere, and contribute productively to society. Families & Community

Our Families and Community members are partners in the educational process and will support the fundamental Mission of the District.

Educators

Our Educators have unwavering high expectations, believe in students, demonstrate a growth mindset, and foster a collaborative environment.

Strategic Priorities

During the 2018-19, we aligned our information and action items with the following strategic priorities and list them on the agenda each meeting and plan to continue this for FY20.

AP = Improving the academic performance of each student

GS = Good stewards of our financial resources

PG = Empowering the personal growth of each student

EP = Establishing partnerships with our families and community members to increase academic success for each student

Motion to approve the Mission/Vision Statements & Strategic Priorities for the 2019-20 school year.

F. Administrator & Teacher Salary Benefits Report

Motion to approve the Administrator & Teacher Salary Benefits Reports for Plano Community Unit School District No. 88 and Plano Area Special Education Cooperative (P ASEC.)

G. Executive Session Tape Destruction

Approve the destruction of audiotapes of executive session minutes during November 2017. Voting aye: Klatt, Waldrop, Campbell, Jernigan and Ward.

Motion carried: 5 ayes, 0 nays, 2 absent.

VIII SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT

For Action

Report No. 20-01

Approve Resolution Authorizing Transfer from the Operations and Maintenance Fund into the Capital Projects Fund Superintendent Baker said the district is very fortunate to be in the good finance situation that it is. He said the Finance Committee has done a very good job overseeing the finances and planning for capital projects. He said next summer the committee plans to focus on P.H. Miller School projects.

Jernigan moved, and Klatt seconded the motion, to to approve the Resolution Authorizing Transfer from the Operations and Maintenance Fund into the Capital Projects Fund in the amount of $1,845,000.

During discussion, President Campbell added that the Board is very fortunate to be able to look at projects and complete the upgrades that will make the district facilities attractive and functional for the students and community. He thanked Dr. Jay Cunneen for his guidance and expertise.

Voting aye: Jernigan, Klatt, Campbell, Waldrop and Ward. Motion carried: 5 ayes, 0 nays, 2 absent.

Report No. 20-02

Set High School Graduation Date

Waldrop moved, and Jernigan seconded the motion, to approve to set the 2020 Plano High School graduation date as Sunday, May 24, 2020 at 2:00 p.m.

Voting aye: Waldrop, Jernigan, Campbell, Klatt, Velazquez and W ard.

Motion carried: 6 ayes, 0 nays, 1 absent.

Report No. 20-03

Policy Review: First Reading

Klatt moved, and Jernigan seconded the motion, to approve the following policies for a first reading: 2.110, 2.140, 2.140-E, 2.230, 2.240, 3.10, 3.60, 4.20, 4.55-AP, 4.90, 5.30-AP1, 5.40, 5.120-E, 5.130, 5.180, 6.40, 6.110, 6.120-AP2, 6.120-AP2,E1, 6.280-AP, 6.340, 7.40-AP, 7.170, 7.250-AP1, 7.280-AP, 7.280-E2 & 8.25- AP.

Voting aye: Klatt, Jernigan, Campbell, Velazquez, Waldrop and Ward.

Motion carried: 6 ayes, 0 nays, 1 absent.

Report No. 20-04

Approve Updated Bus Mechanic Job Description

Waldrop moved, and Klatt seconded the motion, to approve the updated Bus Mechanic job description.

Voting aye: Waldrop, Klatt, Campbell, Jernigan, Velazquez and Ward.

Motion carried: 6 ayes, 0 nays, 1 absent.

Report No. 20-05

Personnel Report

Jernigan moved, and Waldrop seconded the motion, to approve the revised personnel report as follows:

1. T ermination:

§ Chris Soberski – Bus Driver, effective 5/30/19

2. Retirement:

§ Donald Riddle – Head Mechanic, effective 10/1/19

3. Resignations (end of the 2018-19 school year, unless noted otherwise):

§ Mark Benoit – Second Shift Custodian, Plano High School, effective 7/26/19 § Jessica Schien – Spanish Teacher, Plano Middle School

§ Javier Suarez – Computer Technician, effective 7/19/19

4. Contracts (effective 2019-20 school year, unless noted otherwise):

§ Alyssa Eads – 6th Grade Teacher, Emily G. Johns School, BA+0/Step 1 ($43,491)

§ Zachary Oleksiak – Social Studies/English/Language Arts Teacher, Plano Middle School, BS+0/Step 5 ($48,006)

§ Jacqelyn Pursel – Long-Term Substitute 5th Grade Teacher, BS+0/Step 1 ($43,491; one-

year leave for Sibley)

§ Tristan Spivey – Social Studies/English Language Arts Teacher, Plano Middle School,

BA+0Step 1 ($43,491)

5. Employment:

§ Weslye Brown – Instructional Aide, Plano Middle School, $12.06/hour, effective 8/14/19

§ Marisela Garcia – District Translator/Interpreter, $20.60/hour, effective 7/15/19 (approx. 10 hours/week)

§ Keith Lobdell – Head Mechanic - $57,000/year, effective 7/22/19

§ Denise Secor – Administrative Assistant-Grant Support, $20.60/hour, effective 7/15/19 (approx. 15 hours/week)

6. Transfers (effective 2019-20 school year, unless noted otherwise):

§ Kendall Ertz – from Assistant Cook to Head Cook at Emily G. Johns School, $13.21/hour

§ Marisela Rodriguez-Garcia – from District Translator at the Administration Office to Bilingual Secretary at Plano High School, $12.55/hour, effective 8/12/19 (approx. 30 hours/week)

§ Maria Orozco – from 3 Hour/Day to 4 Hour/Day Assistant Cook at Emily G. Johns School

7. Leave Requests:

§ Jeffrey Johnson – Bus Driver, effective approx. 8/12/19-TBD

§ Jeffrey McGray – Bus Driver, effective approx. 8/12/19-TBD

8. FY20 Middle School Extra- and Co-Curricular Assignments:

Name

Activity

Step

Tier

Stipend

Weslye Brown

Wrestling

1

6

$3,479.28

Weslye Brown

Assistant Track

1

7

$2,174.55

Delaney Brummel

Student Council

1

9

$978.55

Tristan Spivey

Boys Basketball

1

6

$3,479.28

9. FY20 High School Extra- and Co-Curricular Assignments:

Name

Activity

 Step

  Tier

 Stipend

Weslye Brown

Assistant Football

 1

  4

 $4,784.01

John Clarke

Assistant Football

 1

  4

 $4,784.01

Josh Mitchell

Assistant Football

 1

  4

 $4,784.01

10. PASEC Personnel Report:

- Contract-Certified:

• Danielle Peckhart - PASSES Teacher, Centennial, $44,663

- Contract- Non-Certified:

• Katie Long - Paraprofessional, PH Miller, $14.50/hour

• Rachel Jones - Paraprofessional, PH Miller, $10.75/hour

- At the March 7, 2019 PASEC Board meeting, a 3% salary increase was recommended and approved for certified PASEC staff and Carly Rowe for the 2019-20 school year. At the May 9, 2019 PASEC Board Meeting, a $1.00 an hour raise was recommended and approved for all non-certified PASEC staff. As the fiscal agent for PASEC, the Plano School District No. 88 Board of Education also needs to approve the salary increases for PASEC certified and non-certified staff for the 2019-20 school year.

Voting aye: Jernigan, Waldrop, Campbell, Klatt, Velazquez and Ward. Motion carried: 6 ayes, 0 nays, 1 absent.

For Information

Report No. 20-06

Summer Capital Projects Update

Superintendent Baker reviewed pictures from the summer projects and said they are already outdated, since construction is moving so quickly. Operations Director Bryan Appel reviewed the summer projects:

• Bus barn renovation – there will be new restrooms with a new epoxy floor and updated employee lounge.

• Middle School learning center – the new floors and carpeting are done. The old high school LRC furniture, and some new pieces, will be moved into the space. The space will look like a mini Innovation Center, with a collaboration area.

• Middle School gymnasium – the floors have been refinished and new motorized backboard motors have been in the gym.

• Parking lot lights at P.H. Miller and Emily Johns have been replaced.

• Centennial School drive – this area is a little behind schedule, since 30 days of construction have been lost due to bad weather.

• PH Miller playground – the large playground pieces have been installed. Poured in place surface will be installed the week of July 22nd. It should be ready for preschool classes which begin a week later than regular school days.

• Centennial windows – inside windows are all complete and some outside windows remain. The new cafeteria windows are installed and bring much more light into the space.

• Centennial storm sewer – this has been installed and sidewalks will be installed tomorrow.

• Street lights at Centennial – the lights have been trenched and will be ready for the hard surface areas, but may be delayed in the playground area.

• Innovation Center – this area changes on a daily basis. It will be ready for meetings on August 12th. The largest hold up has been the ceiling tiles, which may be installed after school begins.

• P.H. Miller Renovation – drawings and designs have just begun, but there are many questions about plans for the future.

President Campbell thanked Bryan Appel for his leadership and hard work this summer.

Report No. 19-102

Athletic Director Year End Review

Jim Schmidt gave his Athletic Director Year End Review, including participation numbers in various clubs and activities, GPA’s for each sport and athletic highlights for the year. He reviewed a list of athletes that will be competing at the collegiate level in the fall.

Report No. 19-102

IX BOARD COMMENTS/FOIA

Superintendent Baker distributed copies of the summer issue of the District Reporter newsletter. Plans are to distribute this semi-annually. The next issue would be planned for January or February 2020. Title I funds were allocated to produce this newsletter. Board members agreed it looks very awesome and were anxious to hear community feedback.

Board Secretary Benoit reported on one FOIA:

§ Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, New York University (copy of charter school applications)

Mike Jernigan commented that the Reaper Up youth football camp started today and will be held from Monday-Wednesday. He also commented that the purple dugout and the soccer shelters look very good. Superintendent Baker said there are plans to improve the soccer facilities, including an irrigation system and perimeter fencing.

X FUTURE BOARD OF EDUCATION AGENDA

§ FY20 PASEC Final Budget

§ FY20 District 88 Tentative Budget

§ Summer Enrichment Program Recap

§ Opening of Schools Reports

§ Bill Woody Dedication – August

XI EXECUTIVE SESSION

Velazquez moved, and Waldrop seconded the motion, to go into executive session at 6:53 p.m. to discuss student disciplinary cases (5 ILCS 120/2(c)(9)).

Voting aye: Velazquez, Waldrop, Campbell, Jernigan, Klatt and Ward.

Motion carried: 6 ayes, 0 nays, 1 absent.

Velazquez moved, and Waldrop seconded the motion, to come out of executive session at 7:16 p.m.

Voting aye: Velazquez, Waldrop, Campbell, Jernigan, Klatt and Ward.

Motion carried: 6 ayes, 0 nays, 1 absent.

XII ACTION FROM EXECUTIVE SESSION

There was no action from executive session.

XIII ADJOURNMENT

Waldrop moved, and Klatt seconded the motion, to adjourn the meeting at 7:17 p.m. Voting aye: Waldrop, Klatt, Campbell, Jernigan, Velazquez and Ward.

Motion carried: 6 ayes, 0 nays, 1 absent.

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