News

June 9, 2022

A video recording of tonight’s board meeting will be posted to the District 54 YouTube Channel when it has finished processing.

Public Comment:
The Board received no online public comments and one in-person public comment from a parent regarding enrolling her child in a dual language program.

Freedom of Information Act:
District 54 received and replied to five Freedom of Information Act requests since the last report to the Board related to the location of special education programs, documents and communications with First Student, blueprints and drawings of planned revisions to a Muir bathroom, the relocation of special education programs, bathroom procedures and employee job titles and certifications. 

Consent Agenda:  The School Board approved the following items on the Consent Agenda.

  • The minutes of the regular and closed-session Board of Education meetings on May 19, 2022
  • Resignations, leaves, retirement rescindments, retirement, employment and salary adjustments of personnel
  • The re-employment of one employee
  • The 2022-23 salaries for administrators, non-represented staff, and operations and maintenance staff
  • The 2022-23 rates for substitutes
  • Checks dated May 20 and June 3, 2022
  • The treasurer’s report on cash and investments for April 2022
  • The monthly update of revenues and expenditures for May 2022
  • The reappointment of Ric King as the District 54 Treasurer
  • The purchase of a treasurer’s bond for 2022-23
  • The 2022-23 Worker’s Compensation insurance policy
  • The contract with Asset Control Solutions to conduct an assessment and reappraisal of the district’s fixed assets and property 
  • The purchase of technology licensing and support.
  • A one-year extension of the intergovernmental cooperation agreements for the use of District 54 facilities with the Hoffman Estates Park District, Golden Corridor Family YMCA and Schaumburg Park District

Board President’s Report:

Board President Mary Kay Prusnick and the entire School Board celebrated Board Member Barb Hengels and Assistant Superintendent Cassie Williams at tonight’s meeting.

Barb was honored for 25 years of service as a school board member, having been appointed to the board in 1997. She was lauded as a mentor, a friend and a lifelong supporter of children.

The Board also recognized Cassie, the assistant superintendent of special education, who is retiring this week after 30 years of employment in District 54. Board members thanked Cassie on behalf of the thousands of District 54 students whose lives she has impacted in her decades of service.

D54 Education Foundation Report:

Board Vice President announced that the Foundation raised more than $31,000 at its golf outing this week and thanked everyone who volunteered, golfed, donated or sponsored to the event. All money raised will be used to support students from financially struggling families.

New Business: 

  • The Board approved the 2022-23 Tentative Budget
  • The Board approved a resolution calling for a public hearing on the 2022-23 Budget on August 11, 2022.
  • The Board approved the dates for the 2022-23 Board of Education Meetings.
  • The Board approved the appointment of representatives from the community to serve on the District Citizens’ Advisory Committee for the 2022-2023 school year. 
  • The Board had a first reading of revisions to the following policies:
    • 6:230(b) – Textbook, Instructional and Library Media Center Material Inspection or Reconsideration and
    • 7:190 – Student Behavior.

Announcements:

Board members congratulated District 54 students who graduated from eighth grade in May and thanked everyone responsible for the successful graduation celebrations.

Adjournment:

The Board adjourned at 7:47 p.m.