Kewanee School Board Agenda 05-17-2021

KEWANEE COMMUNITY UNIT SCHOOL DISTRICT #229
MEETING OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION
MONDAY, MAY 17, 2021
PETERSEN AUDITORIUM
1101 EAST THIRD STREET
KEWANEE, IL 61443

6:00 PM

I. CALL TO ORDER BY THE PRESIDENT
A. Roll call by the Secretary

II. CLOSED SESSION: * (C) (1) to consider the appointment, employment, compensation, discipline, performance or dismissal of specific employees of the District; (C) (2) to consider collective negotiating matters between the public body and its employees or their representatives, or deliberations concerning salary schedules for one or more classes of employees; (C) (5) The purchase or lease of real property for the use of the public body; (C) (8) Security Procedures; (C) (9) Student Disciplinary Cases and (11) Litigation * 5ILCS 120/2 Open Meetings The School Code of Illinois/2020

7:30 PM

All visitors MUST enter through the west door (under the canopy) of the Petersen Auditorium Foyer. Doors will open at 7:20 pm by school personnel.

III. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

IV. INVITED GUESTS
A. KHS Group Interpretation Team

V. CONSIDERATION OF MINUTES
District #229 Open Meeting – April 19, 2021
District #229 Closed Meeting – April 19, 2021
District #229 Special Open Meeting – April 27, 2021
District #229 Special Closed Meeting – April 27, 2021

VI. CONSIDERATION OF FINANCIAL AND TREASURER’S REPORTS
A. District #229

VII. CONSIDERATION OF BILLS AND PAYROLL
A. District #229

VIII. COMMENTS FROM AUDIENCE

IX. REPORT OF ADMINISTRATION
Superintendent
Congratulations to our Retirees: Gayle Burhorn; Rita Burrows; Vickey Thompson; Mary Bates and Robert Robinson
Summer Food Program Sites: Central School, KHS, Neponset Grade School, Belle, Irving, Lyle, YMCA, Fairview/Housing Authority, Lakeland Terrace & Prairie Green
Review of 2020/2021 Budget
Flags at all schools Returned to Regular Height
Mrs. Vickrey – Star Courier Teacher of the Year
City of Kewanee – Downtown TIF Expansion
ESSER II & ESSER III
B. Mrs. Dena Hodge-Bates – Neponset Principal
1. Title I Annual Review Report
C. Mr. Atwell – KHS Athletic Director
1. Sports Update
2. Passing of Ed Tunnicliff
D. Mr. Bryan – KHS Principal
1. Alternative Prom and Graduation

X. SUPERINTENDENT COMMITTEE REPORTS

XI. UNFINISHED BUSINESS

XII. NEW BUSINESS
(Consent Items A – E)
A. Consideration and Approval of Districtwide Parental Involvement Policy
B. Consideration and Approval of Belle Alexander Parental Involvement Policy
C. Consideration and Approval of Irving Parental Involvement Policy
D. Consideration and Approval of Central Parental Involvement Policy
E. Consideration and Approval of Neponset Parental Involvement Policy

(Consent Items F – J)
F. Consideration and Approval of Districtwide Title I Plan
G. Consideration and Approval of Belle Alexander Title I Plan
H. Consideration and Approval of Irving Title I Plan
I. Consideration and Approval of Central Title I Plan
J. Consideration and Approval of Neponset Title I Plan

K. Consideration and Approval of KHS Brockman Gym HVAC Bid
L. Consideration and Approval of Student Expulsion

XIII. ACTION FROM CLOSED SESSION
Resignations
Torri Price – Central 6th Grade Teacher & Patrol Supervisor – Effective End of 2020-2021 School Year
Melissa Bates – Belle 1st Grade Teacher – Effective End of 2020-2021 School Year
Retirements
Vickey Thompson – Belle Kitchen Server – Effective 5/10/21
Mary Bates – Administration Secretary – Effective 7/2/21
Robert Robinson – District Maintenance – Effective 8/1/21
Hires *
Central Title I Teacher/Long Term Substitute
Central Elementary 6th Grade Teacher
Belle 1st Grade Teacher
F/T Paraprofessional(s) at Central
Belle Kitchen Server
KHS Golf Coach
Summer Custodial Worker
Summer Cafeteria Worker(s)
Belle Kindergarten Summer School Teacher
Cafeteria Substitute(s)
Leaves
Lori Yarger – Maternity Leave – Approximate Dates – 8/6/21 through the end of 1st semester
Long Term Sub
Central Resource Teacher – Effective 2021-2022 School Year 1st Semester
Central Title I Teacher – Effective 2021-2022 School Year 1st Semester
Central 6th Grade Teacher(s) – Effective 2021-2022 School Year 1st Semester
Central Computer Teacher – Effective 2021-2022 School Year 1st Semester
KHS Alternative Teacher – Effective 2021-2022 School Year 1st Semester
Neponset P/T Music Teacher – Effective 2021-2022 School Year 1st Semester
Belle 1st Grade Teacher for Lori Yarger’s Maternity Leave
Transfers
1. Central 5th Grade Teacher to Central Alternative Teacher – Effective 2021-2022 School Year
Volunteers
Renewal/Non-Renewal of Stipend Positions
Other Action Arising From Closed Session
Hailey Cox – Elementary Teacher – Assign to Central 5th Grade for 2021-2022 School Year
Other

XIV. COMMENTS FROM VISITORS AND BOARD OF EDUCATION
Moment of Silence for Roger Hawk – Retired Henry/Stark Special Education District Employee
Moment of Silence for Jim Grier – District Insurance Agent
Comments from Board President Dr. Jeff Johnson
Other Items

XV. ADJOURNMENT

* All hires are contingent upon hirees obtaining appropriate certification and qualifications prior
to beginning job.

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