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Bradley-Bourbonnais Community High School District 307 Board of Education met September 16

By Michael Abella | Nov 18, 2019

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Bradley-Bourbonnais Community High School District 307 Board of Education met Sept. 16.

Here is the minutes provided by the board:

Meeting was Called to Order at 6:00 p.m. by Board Vice-President, Mike O’Gorman.

Present at Roll Call: Brezinski, Cooke, Edmonds, Kuntz, Mann and O’Gorman.

Individuals present at Roll Call other than Board of Education members: Superintendent Wakeley, Tiffany Kohl, Evan Tingley, Brian Wright, Candace Wells, Kyle Nevils, Kate Lippoldt, Callie Kant, Robert White and Chris Hammond.

Absent at Roll Call: Caldwell.

Pledge of Allegiance

Public Comments – None.

Introductions – Dr. Wright presented 13 new teachers to the School Board for the 2019-20 school year. With 3 weeks under their belts, the school year is off to a smooth start. He is looking forward to another successful year.

BBEA president, David Williams, provided a presentation showcasing teachers at work in their classrooms and the summer educational opportunities the teachers attended. At the monthly Board meetings members from the BBEA will highlight students learning and growing in the classroom. BBCHS teachers continue to work hard to exceed expectations.

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

Minutes from Regular Board Meeting August 12, 2019

Transportation Agreement with BESD 53

Bills

Financial Report

Hires:

Coaching Recommendations for the 2019-20, Winter Sports

Paige Sylvester, Special Olympics Head Coach

John Mammosser, Full-time Maintenance and Grounds Tech

Mike Kohl, Assistant Boys Basketball coach, E-MA

Joey Sorich, Boys Assistant Scoccer Coach, D-BA

Resignations:

Sarah Lenfield, Head Badminton Coach

John Shoffstall, Spanish Teacher, effective December 20, 2019

PJ Leech, Maintenance and Grounds Tech

Diane Regas, Cafeteria Server

Retirement:

John Klimchuk, Special Education Teacher, end of 2019-20 school year

Mr. Cooke seconded the motion.

Yeas: Brezinski, Cooke, Edmonds, Kuntz, Mann and O’Gorman.

Nays: None.

Committee Reports –

Student Report – Student representative, Thomas Musgrave reported the BBCHS Orchestra will host their Annual Hauntcert, a Halloween themed concert, next month. Students from area feeder schools will have the opportunity to play and learn about the different instruments.

Student Success & Learning Culture Committee – The committee met to discuss the Goal 6 and AP updates, the dual credit partnership, Redefining Ready, EOS, and the racial literacy book studies. The team discussed the SEL restructuring, student engagement, attendance incentives and open campus lunch rewards. The Student Success report will be available and discussed in October. The meeting agenda and minutes can be found on Google docs.

Professional Culture & Family and Community Partnerships Committee- The committee discussed the two-day training attended by the entire BBCHS staff during District Institute and the positive remarks following the meeting. BB academy opportunities, MCP training and racial literacy book studies were also discussed. ALICE training has been scheduled for March 6. A FASFA completion workshop will be held during the College Fair scheduled in the BBCHS main gym on Wednesday, September 25th. The meeting agenda and minutes can be found on Google docs.

Finance and Operations & Optimal Facilities Committee- The committee met to discuss the Auditorium project’s progress, farm ground, referendum and the Strategic Planning Task Force. The meeting agenda and minutes will be located on Google docs.

KARVES – The committee did not meet.

IASB –Dr. Wakeley and Dr. Caldwell will attend the annual Three Rivers dinner meeting which will be held on October 1st in Lockport. Dr. Caldwell was nominated as an At Large Board member.

The following committees did not meet: KARVES.

Correspondence and/or Superintendent’s Comments – Dr. Wakeley asked the Board to select a date to schedule interviews for the open Board member position. The new Board member will be seated at the October Board meeting to allow them an opportunity to attend the November School Board conference in Chicago.

Unfinished Business – Mr. Mann motioned to adopt the FY20 budget presented in the Budget Hearing.

Mr. Cooke seconded the motion.

Yeas: Brezinski, Cooke, Edmonds, Kuntz, Mann and O’Gorman.

Nays: None.

The Strategic Plan Goal Activities for 2019-20 were presented. An in-depth presentation for each different goal will be highlighted every month.

New Business: -

Mr. Hammond provided an update on the Auditorium project’s progress. The completion date is scheduled for October 4th. The change order cost details were discussed.

Mr. Cooke motioned to approve the change order for the auditorium project as presented.

Mr. Kuntz seconded the motion.

Yeas: Brezinski, Cooke, Edmonds, Kuntz, Mann and O’Gorman.

Nays: None.

Dr. Wright presented the enrollment/attendance data for the 2019-20 school year and how it compared to the 2018-19 data. Currently 1947 students are walking the halls of BBCHS.

Other Business: -

Dr. Wakeley thanked Tom Cooke on behalf of BBCHS and the School Board for his years of service to BBCHS as a Board member and the Vice-President of the Board. Mr. Cooke thanked the School Board, Dr. Wakeley and the Administration team, stating it was his privilege to have served on the Board. He is proud to see how the school has grown and changed over the past years, where the school is now and he is excited to see the direction the school is headed. Although sad to be leaving his position on the School Board, he is confident that he is leaving the school in the hands of young, great leadership.

The Board chose a date for interviewing the individuals interested in filling the open Board position. The Board plans to seat the new member in 60 days.

With no Other Business, Mr. Mann motioned to Adjourn at 7:47 p.m.

Mrs. Brezinski seconded the motion.

Voice vote:

Carried: 6

Defeated: 0

https://go.boarddocs.com/il/bbchs/Board.nsf/public

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