Board Update 8-2-21
Agenda Item 4.0
2021-22 Return to School Plan Presentation – 4.01
The board reviewed the district’s 2021-22 Return to School Plan, which was updated in alignment with the most current guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Illinois Department of Public Health, the Illinois State Board of Education, and the Cook County Department of Public Health. Information about the opening and operation of the district’s schools for the 2021-22 school year was presented, including updates regarding distancing parameters, usage of personal protective equipment, quarantine procedures, mitigation strategies, and learning plans.
Agenda Item 6.0
Discussion of the 2021-22 Return to School Plan – 6.01
The board discussed the Return to School Plan that was presented earlier in the board meeting. A comprehensive document covering the entire updated Return to School plan can be viewed below.
- 2021-22 Return to School Plan – 6.01a
Agenda Item 7.0
Approval of the 2021-22 Return to School Plan – 7.01
After viewing the summary presentation, listening to public comments, and holding additional discussion, the Return to School Plan for the 2021-22 school year was approved by the board. The plan went into effect beginning August 2, 2021, with the understanding that the plan may be modified and updated as required to conform to the requirements or guidance of any entity with authority over the district (i.e., the Governor of Illinois, the Illinois Department of Public Health, the Illinois State Board of Education, etc).
2021-22 Budget – 7.02
The 2021-22 budget was finalized as outlined below.
Tentative to Final 2021-22 Board Memorandum and Final Budget Presentation – 7.02a
The 2021-22 tentative budget for CCSD59 has been on public display since July 1, 2021, at both the district’s administration building and on the district’s website. The process of adoption includes a review of recommended changes to the budget, a public hearing, and the final adoption, currently scheduled for August 9, 2021. The adopted budget must be submitted to the Illinois State Board of Education.
Refinements made to the tentative budget based on COVID-19 expenses, potential facility maintenance and upgrades, insurance for and flooding at Holmes Junior High, and the resource allocation plan all resulted in the following changes from the presented FY22 tentative budget to the final budget:
- Additional claimed funding from ESSER II and ESSER III
- Additional funding shifted to cover expenses
- COVID-19 purchases related to the return to school
- Salary updates for non-negotiated and administrative staff
Operations and Maintenance Fund
- COVID-19 purchases related to cleaning and sanitation
- Additional identified projects pertaining to building upkeep
- Holmes placeholders for flooding
- Salary updates for administrative staff
- Additional expenditures after calculating salaries
Capital Projects Fund
- Movement of capital equipment out of O&M and into capital projects
Health Life Safety Fund
- Construction billing being updated since June
The entire budget presentation can be viewed here.
Recommendation for Changes to the 2021-22 Tentative Budget – 7.02b
The board approved the proposed changes from the tentative budget put on public display on July 1, 2021, to the final budget being recommended for adoption.
All revenue and expenditures are viewable in the resolution linked above.
Public Hearing for the 2021-22 Budget
Section 17-1 of the Illinois Code requires that a budget be adopted within the first calendar quarter of the fiscal year. Having been on public display more than the required thirty (30) days, the board held a public hearing prior to adoption of the budget. The board will vote on the final adoption of the 2021-22 budget at the August 9, 2021, board meeting.