Recap of November 22 Board Meeting

Recap of November 22 Board Meeting
Posted on 11/23/2022

Special Presentations

Spotlight on 60 highlighted the work done by Culture and Climate Specialists at Waukegan High School.

Representatives from the North Chicago Think Tank recognized the top 3 WHS students in its mental health initiative art logo contest. Winners were: Bon Reza, first place, Ray Platt, second place, and  Zizi Colorado, third place. 


Actions Items

The Board voted to approve the renewal of the Embrace IEP and 504 subscription in the amount of $29,535. Embrace provides the IEP, 504 and Medicaid billing programs for staff to write IEPs and 504 plans as well as track medicaid services.  

The Board voted to approve a partnership with Pacific Educational Group (PEG) in the amount of $32,900. PEG can provide courageous conversation training and professional development to the District Leadership Team, Board of Education, School-Based Equity Facilitators and other educators in Waukegan aligned to the goals of the Department of Equity and Inclusion. 

The Board voted to approve the renewal contract with Equity in Education Partners (EEP) for the 22-23 SY in the amount of $29,500. The work with EEP in this proposal serves as a continuation of the this collaboration on equity support services, planning, and implementation in alignment with the goals of the Department of  Equity and Inclusion

The Board voted to approve the purchase the Auvik Network Monitoring Tool. The cost is $41,900.00 for 1 year of service.

The Board voted to renew the license for the Smartsheets project management solution. The cost is $33,250 for 1 year of service.

The Board voted to approve the purchase of two (2) 48 passenger yellow school buses. The estimated total cost is $137,714. The Transportation and Child Nutrition department currently has 4 yellow buses.  One of the buses (Bus #1) is no longer in operation and can't be driven.  It is recommended that Bus #1 be taken out of service. The Department is seeking approval to purchase 2 additional buses, one to replace Bus #1 and the other bus will be a spare bus.  We currently have Bus #2, which is the same year as Bus #1 and it is anticipated that Bus #2 will need to replaced soon. 

The Board voted to approve the replacement of exhaust fans at WHS-Washington Campus locker Rooms. The work will be performed by AirCon Refrigeration and Heating Inc at a cost of $46,996.

The Board voted to approve the replacement of controllers of five (5) unit ventilators at Washington Campus by Johnson Controls, Inc. at a cost of  $44.977.

The Board voted to approve the Facility Rental Waiver request for Inter Waukegan Soccer. The fees generated for the reservation are $5,376.

The Board voted to approve a three (3) year lease for two (2) Driver's Education Vehicles. The monthly lease payment for each vehicle is $549 for 36 months.

The Board voted to approve payment for CPI training for several, various administrators to be processed by the Crisis Intervention and Safety Department. The training was held October 25-26 in the amount of $60,282.

The Board voted to approve the reappointment of Ms. LaTonya Burton to the Ethics Commission for a two year term, ending on November 30, 2024.


Personnel Items

The Board voted to approve the appointments, resignations and retirements of 11 employees. 

The Board voted to approve the engagement Hodges Loizzi, Eisenhammer Rodick and Kohn to conduct Title IX training and assist in Title IX investigations, upon request of the General Counsel at a estimated cost of $30,000.

The Board voted to approve amendment 12 to the Superintendent's contract, setting forth her performance goals for the 2022-2023 school year. The Board of Education and the Superintendent have conferred and developed Performance Goals for the 2022-2023 School Year, pursuant to the requirements of her contract.  The proposed action formally adopts the agreed goals as an amendment to her contract.

The Board voted to approve DyAnnah Butler to attend the Learning Disabilities of America conference in Las Vegas, NV from 2/20/2023 through 2/23/2023in the amount of $2,005.

The Board voted to approve Margot Gillan to attend the Innovative Schools Summit: Teaching SEL Competencies and Addressing Learning Loss Conference in New York City from 2/21/2023 through 2/25/2023 in the amount of $2,881.

The Board voted to approve Gretchen Classon, Katie Rosinski, Sejla Dizdarevic, Shelby Thommesen, and Dr. Greg Bublitz to attend the National Association of School Psychologist conference in Denver, CO from 2/06/2023 through 2/11/2023 in the amount of $12,665.

The Board voted to approve the attendance of Ben Viirre and Kate Love to attend the Assistive Technology Industry Association (ATIA) National Conference in Orlando, FL from 1.31.2023 to 2.4.2023 in the amount of $5499.81.

The Board voted to approve the Diverse Learner administrators Asst. Dir. Dr. Cheryl Caesar, DL Director Dr. Gregory Bublitz, as well as Coordinators Teresa Clark, Denis Adams, Sol Luskin and DyAnnah Butler to attend the LRP National Legal Institute from 4/15/2023-4/19/2023 in the amount of $28,204.46.Additionally, the Board approved the attendance of Board Member Mr. Jeff McBride at an estimated cost of $4,700.

The Board voted to approve the attendance of 2 teachers to attend the IB Conference in Los Angeles, CA from 1/21/2023-1/23/2023 for the Middle Years Program in the amount of $5,699.91.

The Board voted to approve the Professional Travel Request for Wendy Arenas, Assistant Manager of Transportation and Rita Reyes, Child Nutrition Specialist. They will be attending the National Child Nutrition Conference in San Diego, CA. The dates are April 10-14, 2023. The estimated cost per person is $3,000.


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