Kankakee School District 111 Board of Education met July 27
Kankakee School District 111 Board of Education met July 27.
Here is the minutes as provided by the board:
A special meeting of the Board of Education of Kankakee School District No. 111, Kankakee County,
Illinois, was held at 6:30 p.m. in Room 217 at Lincoln Cultural Center, 240 Warren Avenue, Kankakee,
Members present: Mary Archie
Jess Gathing, Jr.
Karen Johnston, Vice President
Angela Shea, Secretary
Members absent: Darrell Williams
A quorum was declared present.
Meeting with the Board was:
Dr. Genevra A. Walters, Superintendent
Robert Grossi, Assistant Superintendent
Dr. Kathleen O’Connor, Assistant Superintendent
Vicki Scott, Recording Secretary
There were no news media reporters present.
The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Barbara Wells, Board President.
There were no public comments.
The following items were presented:
1. The 2017-18 Food Services Employee Work Schedules were presented for approval.
2. The following personnel items were presented for approval:
Name Position Effective Date
Resignations/Retirements – Licensed Educational Professionals
Jennifer Donovan 2nd Grade Teacher at Mark Twain End of the 2016-17 School Year
Brenda Kenyon Vocational Music Teacher at KHS/KJHS End of the 2016-17 School Year
Resignations – Support Personnel
Lucille Lewis Cafeteria Helper at King End of the 2016-17 School Year
Mary Ellen McElroy Dual Language Paraprofessional at Mark Twain End of the 2016-17 School Year
Mega O’Neil Parks Library Aide at Steuben End of the 2016-17 School Year
Appointments – Licensed Educational Professional
Eboni Bell 5th Grade Teacher at King August 14, 2017
Stefan Benoit English Teacher at KHS August 14, 2017
Melissa Guzman 5th Grade Dual Language at Kennedy August 14, 2017
Ashley Haley ESL Teacher at Edison/Taft August 14, 2017
Rachel Jordan 6th Grade Teacher at King August 14, 2017
Jodi Latham Learning Partner District Wide August 14, 2017
Stephanie Lohrbach 2nd Grade Teacher at Mark Twain August 14, 2017
Lauren Ratliff Physical Education at Taft August 14, 2017
Maria Spargur 2nd Grade Teacher at Mark Twain August 14, 2017
Terina Taylor Special Education Co-Teacher at Mark Twain August 14, 2017
Ashley Tetter Special Education Co-Teacher at Mark Twain August 14, 2017
Appointments – Support Personnel
Sue Bennett Library Aide at Mark Twain August 14, 2017
Linda Campbell Paraprofessional at KJHS August 14, 2017
Kelly Costanza Library Aide at Taft August 14, 2017
Miriam Gaytan 10 Month Office Secretary at King August 14, 2017
Rhonda Love Library Aide at LCC/Montessori August 14, 2017
Elizabeth Miller Hearing Impaired Interpreter District Wide August 14, 2017
Amanda Pepin Non-Instructional Aide at Taft August 14, 2017
Bridgett Underwood Non-Instructional Aide at Edison August 14, 2017
Carol Williamson Paraprofessional at LCC/Montessori August 14, 2017
Lisa Zarate Non-Instructional Aide at Edison August 14, 2017
Appointments – Extra-Duty Assignments
Boaz Phillips Assistant Football Coach at KHS July 27, 2017
Shannon Porter Hearing Impaired Interpreter August 14, 2017
Motion was made by Johnston, seconded by Gathing, to approve the above listed Consent Agenda
items as presented. Roll Call Vote – Ayes: Archie, Gathing, Johnston, Lightfoot, Shea, and Wells.
Nays: none. Motion carried.
1. Loan Request
Mr. Grossi explained that as part of the District’s Turf Field construction project, the district needed to
obtain a permit from the Gar Creek Drainage District. Included in the application was the need for a
$10,000 letter of credit from a bank for the purpose of providing an irrevocable letter of credit to the Gar
Creek Drainage District. The District worked with HomeStar Bank to secure the loan and letter.
Approval of this loan request will authorize Mr. Grossi, Assistant Superintendent of Business Services,
to sign all documents related to this loan request and any resulting letter of credit or other documents
related to this transaction on behalf of the Board of Education.
President Wells asked if there were any questions and hearing none, asked for a Roll Call Vote.
Motion was made by Johnston, seconded by Gathing, to approve the loan request as presented. Roll
Call Vote--Ayes: Gathing, Johnston, Lightfoot, Shea, Archie and Wells. Nays: none. Motion carried.
Information and Proposals
1. The following personnel transfers were reported:
Staff Member Transferred To Effective Date
Jennifer Bukowski 3rd Grade Teacher at Edison August 14, 2017
Katherine Devries 2nd Grade Teacher at Mark Twain August 14, 2017
Barbra Southard 2nd Grade Teacher at Edison August 14, 2017
2. Recap of Bills
At 6:38 p.m. a motion was made by Johnston and seconded by Archie to adjourn the meeting. All
ayes; motion carried.