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Board Briefs - September 23, 2021

  • The Board Briefs are highlights from the most recent Board of Education meetings. The purpose of the Board Briefs is to provide a timely summary to keep our staff, parents and public informed of the key items that were discussed or acted upon. More detailed information is available under the Board Schedules, Agendas and Minutes section of the District’s website. Official minutes are not posted until approval at the following meeting.

    Goal Setting and Strategic Planning              

    Mr. Cross thanked the Board for their time and efforts in helping create a direction for the strategic plan at their September 7 meeting. Mr. Cross noted that he is in the process of taking their direction and creating a draft plan that he will share with the Board, receive feedback and also review with staff for any feedback prior to final approval.

    Matching Grant for HVAC Improvements    

    The state of Illinois has a school maintenance grant that will match up to $50,000 in costs for districts that apply and are approved. Cass School District 63 will apply for this grant and if approved, will use the funding to address the most immediate HVAC needs at Concord Elementary School. Mr. Cross also shared that he has been in communication with the district's architect regarding future planning to address the district's larger HVAC needs. Later this fall, the Board Facilities Committee will meet with the architect and engineers to develop long-term solutions to this critical area.

    Test-to-Stay Program

    Mr. Cross presented the upcoming changes to the Stay Healthy, Stay Smart! Plan which will be sent to parents once finalized. The updated plan includes the Test-to-Stay Program that was developed under guidance from the Illinois Department of Public Health.

    In Key Action Items, the Board of Education… 

    • Approved the employment of Katie Robinson as temporary part-time contractual nurse at Concord Elementary School.
    • Adopted recommended Board policy updates.
    • Approved the school maintenance matching grant application.
    • Approved the updated Stay Healthy, Stay Smart! plan and test-to-stay protocols.
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