Board Update 4/29/19
Exiting Board Meeting
The board recognized outgoing board members, Sunil Bhave, Dr. Tim Burns, and Barbara Somogyi for their years of service on the board. Special recognition was given to Barbara Somogyi for her 41 years of service on the CCSD59 Board of Education.
Agenda Item 6.0
Approval of Changes to Board Policies Recommended by IASB Press Update #100 – 6.01
The board approved the Illinois Association of School Boards (IASB) suggested revisions for February and March 2019 via their PRESS publication. A complete list of the policies affected can be viewed here.
Approval of Board Policy Changes Recommended by Administration and the Board of Education – 6.02
The board approved proposed language updates and additions to the following policy topics. Click on the below links to review updates to the individual policies.
- Policy – 2:140 – Communications To and From the Board
- Policy – 2:100 – Board Member Conflict of Interest
- Policy – 7:300 – Extracurricular Athletics
- Policy – 8:30 – Visitors to and Conduct on School Property
Approval of Ridge Intersession Fees – 6.03
The Ridge Family Center for Learning offers an intersession program to elementary students as a fee-based option, with fees covering the direct operating costs of the programming provided. The 2019-20 Ridge balanced calendar provides for two intersessions: September 30 – October 9, 2019 (8 days); and March 30 – April 3, 2020 (5 days).
The board approved the following fee arrangements for 2019-20:
2019-20 Fee 2018-19 Fee
Sep/Oct Intersession (8 days) $160 (8 days) $160
Mar/Apr Intersession (5 days) $100 (5 days) $100
Food Service Contract Renewal for 2019-20 Lunch and Breakfast Programs – 6.04
School year 2019-20 represents the third renewal for the district’s current food service management company, Organic Life. State law allows the district to renew a contract four times before a district is required to bid the service.
The per meal rates for the breakfast program will increase from $1.2509 to $1.2746. The reimbursable lunch and the a la carte equivalent rates will increase from $2.8668 to $2.9212 per meal. This increase is based on the allowable CPI of 1.9%.
The board approved the contract with Organic Life for the following rates:
2018-19 Cost 2019-20 Cost
Reimbursable Lunches $2.8668 $2.9212
Management Fee per Lunch $0 $0
A la Carte Equivalent Fee $2.8668 $2.9212
A la Carte Management Fee $0 $0
Reimbursable Breakfast $1.2506 $1.2746
Management Fee per $0 $0
Approval of District-Wide Copier Lease Solution – 6.05
The district currently leases a total of 55 multi-function copiers and is in the final year of a three-year contract with Konica Minolta. Konica Minolta extended the opportunity to participate in a proprietary One Rate Program that eliminates per copy costs and charges a fixed monthly rate which includes unlimited printing. Rates for both 36-month and 48-month contracts were proposed.
It was determined that a 36-month contract would improve overall productivity and satisfaction and permit the district to be more flexible as print needs continue to change. By implementing the Konica Minolta’s One Rate Program recommended solution for 36 months, the district will receive new and improved equipment while cutting operating costs by over 13%. The new proposal includes 54 multi-function copiers for a monthly rate of $23,905 for all devices.
The board approved the contract with Konica Minolta for their One Rate Program for 36 months.
Approval of 3-year Contract for Natural Gas – 6.06
The current contract at CCSD59 for natural gas expires on June 30, 2019. A Request For Proposal (RFP) was sent to eight providers and the district received three responses. To help prevent large cost variances created by the fluctuating market, the district asked vendors to provide fixed pricing for part or all of the natural gas costs.
Centerpoint Energy provided a quote at a fixed rate of -$0.006 per therm basis and $0.269 per therm for 50% of the District’s anticipated usage for 36 months. This combination of fixed and floating rates protects the district from extreme price variances while also taking advantage of price drops. Since Centerpoint is CCSD59’s current provider, the district would not need to incur any additional expenses for changing providers.
The board approved the quote provided by Centerpoint Energy at a fixed rate of -$0.006 per therm basis and $0.269 per therm for 50% of the District’s anticipated usage for 36 months.
Agenda Item 7.0
Elk Grove Village Technology Park Tax Increment Financing (TIF) – 7.01
The board discussed the future prospects and implications for the Elk Grove Village Technology Park TIF, as well as other TIF areas throughout the district. The board will continue to monitor the status and impact of the TIF areas on the district.
Incoming Board Meeting
Agenda Item 4.0
Welcome and Seating of Newly Elected Members of the Board of Education – 4.01
The board welcomed three new board members: Courtney Lang, Patricia Petrielli, and Randy Reid. The official certificate of results from the Cook County Clerk’s office was viewed by the board.
Oral Reading of Oath of Office and Code of Conduct – 4.02
The new board members read their oath of office, were sworn in, and were seated. The official oath and code of conduct can be viewed here.
Determination of Length of Office – President, Vice President, and Secretary to the Board of Education – 4.03
The board established the length of office for the board president, vice president, and secretary to be for a period of one year with the next election of officers to occur in 2020.
Establishment of Stipend for Board of Education Secretary – 4.04
Board Policy 2.110 states the board secretary may receive compensation as determined by the board before his/her election. The board determined, as in previous years, to not pay the stipend to the board secretary.
Nomination and Election of President – 4.05
The board elected Janice Krinsky to be the Board of Education President for a one-year term.
Nomination and Election of Vice President – 4.06
The board elected Karen Osmanski to be the Board of Education Vice President for a one-year term.
Nomination and Election of Secretary 4.07
The board elected Sharon Roberts to be the Board of Education Secretary for a one-year term.
Set Time, Dates and Location for Regular Meetings of the Board of Education for the Next Twelve Months – 4.08
As required by Illinois School Code, the board set the date, time, and place for its regular meetings for the 2019-20 school year. This information can be viewed here.
Appointment of IASB Governing Board Representative – 4.09
The board appointed Sharon Roberts as the School District 59 IASB Governing Board Representative and Janice Krinsky as an alternate representative.
Agenda Item 6.0
Proclamation for Staff Appreciation Week – May 6-10, 2019 – 6.01
The week of May 6-10, 2019, was set by the board as Staff Appreciation Week within CCSD59 as a time to recognize employees of the district for their dedicated contributions. The proclamation can be read here.