Board Briefs - Key Highlights

board briefs

Here are a few highlights from the Board of Education meeting. Full meeting agendas can be viewed on our website or by clicking here, and full livestream recordings are also available and can be viewed here. 

Board Briefs – May 26, 2022

Click here to watch the Superintendent’s Update (video)

Board Recognitions

Student's Name Grade School
Katelyn Gazdacka, 12th grade, Lake Zurich High School
Sara Knaga, 7th grade, Middle School South
Dylan Nikolov, 6th grade, Middle School North
Oroderhowho Akpoigbe, 5th grade, Seth Paine Elementary
Kimberly Radtke, 5th grade, Sarah Adams Elementary
Mia Kaufmann, 5th grade, May Whitney Elementary
Winston Summerfield, 5th grade, Isaac Fox Elementary
Joel Farias, 4th grade, Spencer Loomis Elementary
Lisa Ballotti - Lake Zurich High School
Kristen Krueger - May Whitney Elementary
2022 Retirees
Leslie Allen
Barbara Belke (Summer 2021)
Candice Chacon
Victoria Cullinan
Cynthia Di Vito
Francine Emmons
Ellen Finer
Angela Fortune
Linda Hampe
Ann Helzel
Franci Henderson
Karen Landen
Sue Lindquist
Paula Littell
Sue Martine
Susan Mc Bride
Sonja Nagle
Laura Raineri
Geraldine Sansone
Lisa Siedentop-Wing
Diane Slonski
Anita Smith
Hortensia VanWetering
Lise Veesenmeyer
Jayne Walsh
Robert Woelke (Summer 2021)
Kristin Zeiger (Summer 2021)
Denise Zuk (Summer 2021)
Andrew Ziarnik

Reports to the Board

  • EdVironment Presentation – A student panel from Lake Zurich High School briefed the board on their student created Earth Day activities prepared for all grade levels along with the feedback data they collected and analyzed for future programming planning.
  • Strategic Plan 1A22 - Universal Social-Emotional Learning Implementation – Dr. McArdle and a representative panel presented an overview of the implementation, outcomes, and celebrations following the completion of the action plans associated with 1A22 of the Forward 95 Strategic Plan.
  • Strategic Plan 2C20 – Meaningful Data to Guide Practices – Dr. Walsh provided the Board of Education with a review of past work, currently used data tools/dashboards, updates on their current usage and future needed implementations.
  • Summer School 2022 Update – Dr. Walsh provided the Board of Education with an enrollment update and associated fees.
  • Capital Projects Fund Usage to Support Master Facilities Plan – Dr. Romano presented a recommendation for the use of an annual transfer of funds as an operational expense to provide a dedicated funding source for capital projects and limit operating deficits for capital projects to specific and intentional uses of fund balances within the Education Fund, O&M Fund, and Working Cash Fund.
  • Recapture Levy Allocation – Dr. Romano presented the administrative recommendation that funding that is received as part of the new recapture levy established under Public Act 102-0519 be assigned to the Capital Projects Fund to support the projects identified under within the Master Facilities Plan.

Facility Committee Meeting Update

  • Solar Guaranteed Energy Savings
  • Long Range Facility Plan Draft
  • May Whitney Site Demolition and Future Preparation
  • Project Updates

Discussion Without Action

2022-2023 Tentative Budget Update – Dr. Romano presented the Revenue and Expense Guidelines that will be employed in the development of the Tentative Budget to be shared with the Board of Education on June 23, 2022 for the 2022-2023 school year.

Discussion With Action

  • 2022-2023 Parent-Student Handbook – Dr. McArdle presented the recommendations for proposed language/editorial changes and edits to the Parent-Student Handbook for 2022-2023. Motion approved.  
  • Sodexo Contract Extension – Dr. Romano recommended the extension of the Sodexo contract for the 2022-2023 school year. Motion approved.