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Board of Education Regular Meeting

Thursday, April 27, 2023

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Presentation

Spring Wood National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) students gave a presentation to the Board with an overview of the community service projects that they completed during the 2022-23 School Year.  Thank you to Ms. Nekyha and the SW Administrators for their support!

Please click on the image (right) to see the students' projects that included the following:

  • Soup for Superheroes
  • Sensory Garden 
  • Egg Hunt at ECC
  • Making Blankets
  • Visiting Waterbury and Greenbrook
  • Valentine's Day at the Nursing Home
  • Book Donation Drive
  • Teacher & Staff Appreciation
  • Card Making for Homeless
  • Mental Health Awareness Poster

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First page of the PDF file: NJHS2023ProjectsSchoolBoardPresenation1

Board Member Appreciation

Three Board Members were recognized for their hard work and dedication to Keeneyville School District 20 as their board terms expired with the April 27, 2023 meeting.  These members joined the Board in 2015 and have worked tirelessly to make meaningful decisions for our students and school community.  We are extremely grateful for all that they have accomplished over the years and they will definitely be missed by all.

Heather Weishaar
Board President
Served 2015 - 2023
Sara Bruno
Board Vice President
Served 2015 - 2023
April Dislers
Board Member
Served 2015 - 2023

Board Reorganization

Several Board Members took the Oath of Office and joined the Board of Education, including two re-elected members and three newly elected members. 

Board Reorganization was the first order of business with the Election of Officers, Approval of 2023-24 Board Meeting Dates, and Appointment of Organizational Representatives on various committees.  We are excited to have our new Board Members in place and give them a warm welcome!

Board Meeting Schedule 2023-24

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First page of the PDF file: BOARDOFEDUCATIONMEETINGDATES2023-2024

Administration of the Oath of Office

Outgoing Board Vice President Sara Bruno administered the Oath of Office to incoming Board Members.  Left Picture (left to right): Farwa Ahmed (re-elected, 4 year term), Sarah Dellaria (new, 4 year term), Brent Seehafer (new, 4 year term), Shontel Johnson (new, 4 year term), and Andrea Schnorr (re-elected, 2 year term).

Election of Officers

Congratulations to the newly elected Board Officers!  Left Picture: Farwa Ahmed, President (center) and Andrea Schnorr, Vice President (left).  Right Picture: Jennifer Kuban, Secretary (left).

Board Meeting Highlights

  • The Board approved consent agenda items including the approval of routine financial and personnel reports, as well as the approval of Substitute Rates for 2023-24 School Year, Approval of Intergovernmental Cooperation Agreement for Mutual Assistance in Response to Crisis in the Public Schools of DuPage County, Illinois, and other service provider contracts.
  • The Board's President Report was shared, including reporting from the Board Self-Monitoring Report, Wellness Committee, District Finance and Facilities Committee, and Parent-Teacher Advisory Committee.  Some of the highlights include:
    • Open enrollment starts in May for Aflac supplemental insurance plans available to all staff, with coverage beginning July 1, 2023.
    • Teacher Appreciation Week will be celebrated the week of May 8th.
    • Wellness Screening incentive of $50 per employee for participating in the optional Fall 2022 screening.
    • Final plans for Summer 2023 construction include replacing Spring Wood's parking lot, replacing lockers at Greenbrook, reconfiguring the office at Greenbrook, and updating all bathrooms at Spring Wood.
    • Tuition reimbursement has been available for certified staff members, paid at 75% of the cost of the NIU tuition rate.  The Board agreed to extend the tuition benefit to non-certified staff members, paid at 50% of the cost of the NIU tuition rate.
    • Substitute rates for 2023-24 will be raised to ensure we continue to attract quality candidates.  Daily substitute rates will increase to $150 per day, and long-term substitute and retiree substitute pay will increase to $250 per day.
  • Administrator Written Reports were submitted to the Board, but there were not any verbal reports from the Administrators at the meeting this month.

Upcoming Events

  • Monday, May 1 - Grades 1-8 Registration for 2023-24 School Year Opens
  • Monday, May 1 - D20 Summer School & Exploration Camp Registration Opens
  • Tuesday, May 9 - District Registration Open House @ SW Commons 4-7pm
  • Friday, May 19 - School Improvement Day (AM CLASSES ONLY)
  • Tuesday, May 23 - Newcomer Registration Open House & Summer Kick-Off @ SW Commons 4-7pm
  • Thursday, May 25 - Regular Board of Education Meeting
  • Friday, May 26 - 8th Grade Promotion Ceremony @ Lake Park High School (6pm)
  • Monday, May 29 - Memorial Day (NO SCHOOL)
  • Wednesday, May 31 - Last Day of School

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