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Board of Education Meeting 11-16-2020
Lisa Rosenkrans
Friday, November 13, 2020

 Pecatonica CUSD 321

1300 Main Street, Pecatonica, Illinois 61063

Winnebago County

Monday November 16, 2020, 7:00pm

Pecatonica High School Library

 The Board President has determined that a fully in-person meeting is not feasible. In order to maintain compliance with the Governor’s Executive Orders and recommendations from the Winnebago County Health Department regarding social distancing and the maximum of 10 persons allowed to gather, we strongly recommend that the public participate virtually, and no seating will be available in the room. The public will have the opportunity to view and listen to the board meeting via livestream on our district Facebook page. The public will also have the ability to participate in public comment by submitting comments via email to by 7:00 p.m. on November 16, 2020. Those comments will be read out loud, subject to time constraints, during the Audience to Visitors portion of the agenda. Please remember that Board Policies 2:230 and 8:30 still apply during this time. As such, anonymous comments or comments that violate these policies will not be read out loud. Finally, members of the public wishing to provide public comment to the Board in person may be allowed to wait outside the meeting room in a socially distanced manner and escorted into the room to address the Board in person, one at a time, at the appropriate time on the agenda.

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  1. Call to Order

  2. Roll Call

  3. Recognition of High School Students of the Month

  4. Petitions:

    1. None

  5. Reports:

    1. Elementary School Principal

    2. Middle School Principal

    3. High School Principal

    4. Technology Director

    5. Superintendent

  6. Board Communications:

  1. Thank you note from Mike Reeve’s family

  2. Thank you note from Mickey Hutting

  3. Thank you note from Joanne Chambers

  4. Superintendent search update

  1. Audience to Visitors (Comments limited to three minutes)

  2. Action on minutes of the October 19, 2020 regular meeting, and the October 26, 27, 28 and November 2 special meetings.

  3. Bills and payroll

  4. Old business:

    1. Consideration and action on a resolution providing for the issue of $1,289,000 General Obligation Limited Tax School Bonds, Series 2020, of Community Unit School District Number 321, Winnebago and Stephenson Counties, Illinois, for the purpose of increasing the Working Cash Fund of said School District, providing for the levy of a direct annual tax to pay the principal and interest on said bonds, and authorizing the sale of said bonds to the purchasers thereof.

    2. Second reading and approval of board policies:  2:260-AP1, 2:260-AP2, 2:265, 2:265-AP1, 2:265-AP2, 2:265-E,  4:180-AP1, 4:180-AP2

  5. New Business:

    1. Approve CollegeNow Contract for the 2021-2022 School Year

    2. Approve Durand-Pecatonica Football Co-Operative Inter-Governmental Agreement.

    3. IMRF Executive Trustee Ballot Resolution #11162020

    4. Levi Calendar:

      1. Publish hearing notice 7-14 days prior to hearing

      2. Adopt Tax Levy December 21, 2020

    5. First reading of board policies:  5:10 Equal Opportunity and Minority Recruitment; 5:20 Workplace Harassment Prohibited; 5:100 Staff Development Program; 5:200 Terms and Conditions of Employment and Dismissal; 5:220 Substitute Teachers; 5:330 Sick Days, Vacation, Holidays, and Leaves; 7:10 Equal Educational Opportunities; 7:20 Harassment of Students Prohibited

    6. Authorize administration to seek bus bids

    7. Authorize administration to seek an additional school van

  6. Closed Session

    1. The board will enter into closed session: (5 ILCS 120/2(c)(1))  to discuss the appointment, employment, compensation, discipline, performance, or dismissal of specific employees of the District or legal counsel for the District, including hearing testimony on a complaint lodged against an employee or against legal counsel for the District to determine its validity.  However, a meeting to consider an increase in compensation to a specific employee of a public body that is subject to the Local Government Wage Increase Transparency Act may not be closed and shall be open to the public and posted and held in accordance with this Act.Adjournment

  7. Personnel:

    1. Accept the resignations of bus driver Ron Larson, custodian Allen Sanders and golf coach Jake Dalton.

    2. Hire Elle Braun as full-time custodian

    3. Hourly rate increase for Elle Braun, Tyler Schoonhoven, Trent Swanson

  8. Adjournment

Reasonable accommodations are available upon request.  Individuals requiring special accommodations should contact Lisa Rosenkrans at (815) 239-1639 at least one week prior to the meeting date to allow for accommodations.