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Bradley-Bourbonnais Community High School District 307 Board of Education met September 18.

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Nov 11, 2017


Bradley-Bourbonnais Community High School District 307 Board of Education met Sept. 18.

Here is the minutes provided by the Board:

Meeting was Called to Order at 6:10 p.m. by Board Vice President Tom Cooke.

Present at Roll Call: Brezinski, Caldwell, Downey, Mann, O’Gorman, Cooke and Student Representative, Joi Strickland.

Individuals present at Roll Call other than Board of Education members: Superintendent Wakeley, Brian Wright, Chris Hammond, Scot Boudreau, Kyle Boudreau, Laurie Januski, Donna McGovern, Robert White, Dirk Campbell, Candace Sherman, Robert Zimbelman and guests from Kankakee School District 111: Darrell Williams, Jess Gathing, Mary Larchie, Angela Shea and Barbara Wells.

Absent at Roll Call: Clark.

Pledge of Allegiance

Public Comments – None

Mr. Mann motioned to approve the Consent Agenda, which includes:

Minutes from Regular Board Meeting August 14, 2017

Additional Activity Accounts

Surplus Equipment

Bills

Financial Report

Band, Choir and Orchestra Team Building trip to New York, Thursday, March 22 – Sunday, March 25, 2018

Bus Aide, Part-Time Position, $11 per hour

Gay-Straight Alliance Club

Resignations

Johnna Parker, Cafeteria Server

Sara Youssef, Assistant Badminton Coach

Hires

Dana Romano, Assistant Scholastic Bowl Coach

Ed Nowman, Assistant Robotics (Volunteer)

Dr. Caldwell seconded the motion.

Yeas: Brezinski, Caldwell, Cooke, Downey, Mann, O’Gorman.

Nays: None.

Presentations and/or recognitions – Darrell Williams from Kankakee School District 111 presented a Kankakee Kays shirt to Board President Hollice Clark to wear as an honorary K for a day. A friendly wager was made between the School Board Presidents as to who would win the football game between the Boilermakers and Kays on September 1st. Kays won this time on their new turf.

Committee Reports –

Joi Strickland provided the Student Report. Marching Band, Orchestra and Choir are busy preparing for their upcoming concerts in October. Try-outs are finished for the fall musical, Cinderella. There will be 71 students involved. The Red Hot BBTEPPERS are preparing their Christmas traveling show. The 30 member traveling theatre group performed at 12 senior living facilities and festivals over the summer. All of BBCHS’ varsity teams have received All City titles.

Mr. Hammond reported the Operations Committee met to discuss the Homecoming events, FY-18 budget, and personnel items that were approved in the Consent Agenda.

Dr. Wright stated the Principal’s Committee met to discuss Boiler Block and EOS. He was happy to report after 2 ½ days of distributing Chromebooks to students, BBCHS is now officially 1 to 1. Enrollment for the 2017-18 school year is at 2,084 down 11 from 2106-17. There were 130 attendees at the parent meeting held the first week of school.

Mr. White reported the Curriculum Committee met. All departments are writing and/or validating assessments this year with the exception of the English department who will re-boot in the spring. The AP test scores and data were discussed. The team is working with Equal Opportunity Schools focusing on ensuring BB’s AP classes represent the student body.

The Community/Employee Relations Committee met to discuss the Staff Fall Picnic scheduled for Thursday, October 26th. The Alumni brat tent served 325 on Friday, September 15th at the Homecoming game. BBCHS hosted dinner for eighty-one people for the Class of 1967’s 50th reunion. Opening ceremonies begins at 9 am on Tuesday, September 26th for the annual Boilermaker Fall Games. An estimated 625 students and volunteers will be in attendance.

Dr. Wakeley reported IASB will be hosting the Three Rivers Division Dinner on Monday, October 30th at Prairie Bluff Golf Club in Lockport.

The following committees did not meet: Executive and KARVES.

Correspondence and/or Superintendent’s Comments – Dr. Wakeley informed the Board of an overnight trip the PE department will be offering to Davis Creek. Students attending will have the opportunity to use the camping skills they learned in class.

Unfinished Business– Mr. Hammond presented details regarding the FY18 budget.

Mr. O’Gorman motioned to approve the FY18 budget as presented.

Mr. Cooke seconded the motion.

Yeas: Brezinski, Caldwell, Cooke, Downey, Mann, O’Gorman, Clark.

Nays: None.

New Business – Dr. Wakeley advised BBCHS’ current website provider, SOCS, expires December 2017. He requested approval for the bridge renewal for an additional 6 months at the current price. Bids for website providers will be solicited and presented to the Board for review and approval.

Mr. Cooke motioned to approve the extension of the current website provider’s contract as presented.

Mrs. Brezinski seconded the motion.

Yeas: Brezinski, Caldwell, Cooke, Downey, Mann, O’Gorman, Clark.

Nays: None.

Dr. Wakeley provided the breakout of the costs for the Strategic Plan for approval. He listed names of the volunteers and estimated a total of 37-38 participants.

Dr. Caldwell motioned to approve the costs for the Strategic Planning Process as presented.

Mr. Downey seconded the motion.

Yeas: Brezinski, Caldwell, Cooke, Downey, Mann, O’Gorman, Clark.

Nays: None.

Dr. Wakeley recommended increasing (2) administrative assistant positions from 10 month to 12 month positions.

Mr. Downey motioned to approve the reorganization for the administrative assistants as presented.

Mr. Cooke seconded the motion.

Yeas: Brezinski, Caldwell, Cooke, Downey, Mann, O’Gorman, Clark.

Nays: None.

With no Other Business, Mr. Mann motioned to Adjourn at 6:54 p.m.

Mr. Downey seconded the motion.

Yeas: Brezinski, Caldwell, Cooke, Downey, Mann, O’Gorman, Clark.

Nays: None.

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