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>>Okay, let’s call to order the regular business meeting of The Board of Education for Monday, February 26 to order If I could ask everyone to please stand and recite The Pledge of Allegiance >>Flag’s up here >>I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the republic for which it stands, one nation, under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all >>All right, roll call please >>Batson Pat Groody >>Here >>Kevin Huber >>Here >>Scott Luce Karin Lundstedt >>Here >>Ellen Mauer >>Here >>Mac Thurman >>Here >>Okay, so we note Jim Batson and Scott Luce absent for the record Okay, our agenda today, we’ll open it up for public comment I’ll ask that anybody speaking tonight, please state your name and address for the record and limit your comments to three minutes please We’ve got some really good educational presentations, we’ve got some student recognition tonight, and then presentations on our concussion protocol and school safety So I would highly encourage people to stay for those We’ll have updates from our student school board reps, a Superintendent’s report, we’ll approve the consent vote agenda, which was reviewed earlier this month in committee, and then brief updates from program and personnel and facilities and finance There is nothing from property Anything from Seetle, Karin? >>Just that we approved it >>Okay And ISB nothing tonight And then there’s an executive session but we will not be doing Part A, Employment of Employees, correct, right? >>Right >>All right, and so we will only discuss collective negotiating matters, that’s 5ILCS 120/2C2 and we won’t plan to take any action tonight after that session All right, anything else? All right >>Moment of silence >>Yeah >>Ladies and gentleman, before we begin this evening, we wanna take a moment of silence in recognition of the 17 victims at Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida So please join me in a moment of silence Thank you Pat? >>Okay, thank you All right, so let’s start off with our student recognition for the night Who’s going to go first? >>I think that’s me >>Dr. Koulentes, okay >>Nobody wants to talk from the public? >>Public comment >>Oh, okay, yeah, sorry Is there anybody from the public who’d like to speak? (audience laughs) >>Besides Tom >>(speaking faintly) >>Yeah >>Student recognition >>I would definitely speak public comments, but with only three minutes, you know (audience laughs) >>That’ll never work for you Tom >>I need more time All right, well, I’m Tom Koulentes, Principal of Libertyville High School, and I’m very delighted tonight to present to you some extraordinary Libertyville Wildcat athletes So we’re gonna start it off with our first one, and I’m gonna ask Amanda Peter to come up Is Amanda here? There she is So, Amanda is an All-State Goalie in ice hockey, and she plays for the Scouts Girls Hockey Association, and this is a combined team of Libertyville High School, Lake Forest High School, Stevenson High School, and Highland Park and Deerfield, correct? >>Yes >>And you guys play in the Metro Girls Hockey Division which is in the Scholastic Division, so for those of you that don’t know hockey, this means that she is competing against the best high school teams in the state of Illinois, and she has earned All-State Honors as a goalie, she’s a junior, and the Blackhawks coulda used you this year when Corey Crawford went down (audience laughs) And I’m sure you had a great time watching the USA Women’s Olympics Team capture gold Maybe we’ll see you there one day in the future I have a certificate for you And so we are super proud of you And just so you know, I play goalie in our staff floor hockey league (audience laughs) And they would trade you for me very very quickly Oh, I know you would have a team definitely willing, they would send me to the bench in a second, so congratulations >>Thank you (audience applauds) >>They are right there >>Mom and dad, you’re welcome to come over and take a picture if you’d like

>>Thank you >>Very proud of you (audience applauds) Our next student athlete that we are going to talk about is, I’m gonna bring up somebody who’s brand new to the Libertyville High School community, Mr. Dale Eggert I think he’s been here for about a week or so He’s gonna talk about one of our wrestlers, Danny Pacino >>It is with great pleasure to bring up Danny Pacino, our recent All-State Wrestler, 132 pounds, finished the season at 44 and three, and not only did he take third in the state, which is quite an accomplishment, but he happens to be our first sophomore that’s ever received All-State Honors for Libertyville Wrestling Got two more years of this guy, doesn’t just win, he also does it in a very entertaining way, which I think if you all saw him, you know what I’m talkin’ about Congratulations Danny (audience applauds) >>So in addition to being a floor hockey goalie, I was a wrestler (audience laughs) And where Danny is 44 and three, I think my record senior year was three and 44, so, we’re kinda mirror images of each other The other thing I wanna say about Danny is, not only is he, you think about the storied history of Libertyville High School Wrestling, the first sophomore to win All-State Honors is remarkable But also he is, I hope this doesn’t embarrass you, but he is an Honor Roll student for us, earning that, so he gets after it in the classroom The one thing, I’m a new principal here, and this is like the friendliest guy You think of wrestlers being kind of intimidating, walkin’ around maybe trying to act like a tough guy This is like one of the nicest guys If I had to pick an ambassador for the school, to be a welcome party, it would be him, ’cause he’s always smilin’, always talkin’ One of the first days of school, I didn’t even know him, and he was already talkin’ to me and tellin’ me all about the school So, thank you for the way you represent us >>Thank you (audience applauds) Thanks again, I appreciate it (audience applauds) >>Okay, I am gonna keep it rollin’ with some more Wildcats And so, is Tom here, Visosky? All right, come on up Tom And is Bill here tonight, Ettner, or no? No, just, okay, so Tom come on up And Stewart would you come on up too? So, every single year, the IHSA asks its 400 member schools to make nominations for the IHSA Illinois Athletic Association, what they call the All-State Academic Honors, and each school is allowed to nominate two athletes So out of 400 schools, there’s about 800 students nominated for this award And only 26 students are selected in the entire state of Illinois So out of that 800 nominations, only 26 students get nominated, or get selected for All-State Honors Most schools are ecstatic if they have one of their nominees selected Libertyville High School this year had both of our nominees selected So these are the top two of 26 student athletes in the state, And we’re gonna hear tonight, we’re also very proud that our sister school, Vernon Hills, has an All-State Academic Athlete as well So in the entire state of Illinois, 800 nominees, three of the 26 are right here in District 128 So that’s an extraordinary district accomplishment We are gonna bring up the two Libertyville Wildcats right now Both of them are runners I don’t know what that tells us here But let’s bring up Melissa Manetsch please, is Melissa here, there she is, and Alex Tam (audience applauds) And I’ll let you as coaches talk about these extraordinary scholar athletes >>All right, I’m gonna be speaking on behalf of Melissa In regards to Melissa’s athletic ability, she has been a staple over the last four years, not only to the Girl’s track program, but also to the Girl’s Cross Country program

She is currently a captain for my program and has been nominated by her peers in previous seasons as well She has been a state qualifier multiple times and has been an All-State Award winner in both Cross Country and Track and Field Coach Rifenburg, who is Melissa’s distance coach, had this to say, Melissa is a talented and dedicated runner who embodies good sportsmanship Melissa has always been a phenomenal runner She has extreme determination and grit to continually succeed on the track and course, exemplified by her extreme impressive personal best times and her All-State recognitions in both sports Over the past two years, she has grown into a tenacious runner who has no fear, knowing that she can compete against anyone in the state Additionally, Melissa shows her determination every day Every workout she has a smile on her face, and I cannot recall a time that she has complained She enjoys hard work, she enjoys the journey of training, and she is always asking to do more mileage, more repetitions and to run faster times She is highly motivated to succeed and to celebrate her love of this sport Additionally, Melissa is a strong leader on our team She takes time to reach out to other athletes who are on the team and gives them positive support She holds herself to an extremely high standard, not just in her running, but in every aspect of her life, something I know the other athletes recognize and appreciate Melissa is someone that I have an immense amount of respect for I respect her judgment, and I respect her opinions I view her as an extremely mature, well-rounded determined individual When I think of Melissa, I think of a person who is going to be successful in whatever she puts her mind to She is truly a go-getter who is ambitious and caring Her qualities will help any team, both on and off the field Her grade point average speaks for itself, but she doesn’t just perform well to earn grades She is genuinely interested in learning, exemplified by her mid-running conversations about solving global problems and asking to practice her trombone during the preliminary heats at the IHSA State Track meet I could go on, but I think that last statement pretty much says it all (audience laughs) Anyway, without further ado, it’s a great pleasure that I have this opportunity to present Melissa with a certificate from the Board of Education tonight, honoring her as one of the select All-State, All Academic Athletic Recipients from the IHSA (audience applauds) >>Thank you for having me tonight A few months ago I was here to recognize Alex for his All-State athleticism Tonight we will recognize both his athleticism and his academia, which is even more important I had a written speech before, but I’m just gonna mention highlights Alex has set the record in the mile for Track and Field and continues to break that this year, and he also wants to break the other distance records in the half mile and the two mile Alex has run the second fastest all-time of all Libertyville athletes for Cross Country He has also ran the fastest time on our Cross Country course Other highlights, his citizenship and academia has made him team captain for Cross Country and Track and Field, and also carries a 4.5 GPA out of 4.0 Alex is well-rounded and he also plans on continuing his athleticism and academia at the School of Miami University of Ohio, so tonight I would like to present this award to Alex Tam (audience applauds) >>Thank you >>Okay, I guess we’re gonna get it >>Congrats, School of Miami, that’s great >>Okay, good job guys Congratulations >>Good job guys (audience applauds) >>Okay, good evening I’m Jon Guillaume, Principal of Vernon Hills, and happy to be here in front of you We too have an IHSA All-State Academic athlete, student athlete, so Jordyn why won’t you come on up, Don come on up Jordyn Bunning is this year’s recipient, and Dr. Koulentes did a great job of kind of explaining that award, so I won’t But I will say this, Vernon Hills, in it’s short 17 years has had a total of seven of these award winners, which is remarkable

It’s remarkable, like Tom said, that we have three out of our district, but Jordyn is the seventh of Vernon Hills High School and we are super proud to have her tonight So Don Proft is one of her coaches, and he’s gonna speak a little bit on her behalf >>Thank you First of all, I’ll start with athletically She, Jordyn has seven State medals from her three State track meets, which is a crazy amount Sayin’ that, her class rigor, the classes she takes, her test scores are equally amazing, but what I’d rather spend our time talking about is the leader and teammate that she is She is just a natural born leader on our team She knows everybody on our team, and makes all of the new athletes feel really welcomed, knows them all by name, leads them And as a hurdler, she is another coach, and she’s constantly convincing people that they should try the hurdles The hurdle is not an easy sport to do well at And it’s amazing to watch other kids in our program run with Jordyn and do things with her and practice with her And they’re not intimidated by all this success that she’s had, in fact they ask questions and wanna be a part of, and wanna learn about why she does so well So Jordyn, congratulations on this achievement >>Thank you (audience applauds) >>Congratulations >>Thank you >>Can we get all three of the students together? >>Oh that’s so nice >>That’s so cute >>Well done (audience applauds) >>All right, to continue We’ve had several students recognized for their athletic accomplishments tonight But now we move into the Fine and Performing Arts side of it at our place, at Vernon Hills And anyone who’s been around our school for any amount of time, just understands the tremendous level at which our kids perform in the Fine and Performing Arts Now I wasn’t gonna do this, but since Dr. Koulentes said that he wrestles and plays hockey, (audience laughs) and I’d like to see Danny and him wrestle after the meeting tonight, (audience laughs) I would just like to see that I have some chops in Fine and Performing Arts also, as witnessed by, this year they allowed me to be in a musical (audience applauds) And I had 24 words (audience laughs) And I nailed every one of ’em (audience laughs) But I have no skill compared to the kids that are gonna come up here in just a little bit So I’m gonna invite Drew Russell, who’s our Fine and Performing Arts Department Supervisor, to come up here and share a little bit about these awards >>So the thing to know about Jon’s role in the play, he actually started with a line, a single word, and that’s how much confidence they had in him However, he so over-performed it that they expanded his role significantly >>Here we go >>Also, it seemed like, he doesn’t like this Hey, this is my mic right now Jon (audience laughs) >>Three minutes or less >>Yeah, also I believe you were a framer at one point, right, for art work? Look at that, little known fact about Mr. Guillaume, an artist All right, first I’m going to talk about the All-State Musicians that we have I gotta tell you, much like the award that Tom announced, schools are lucky to have a All-State Musician, maybe two, and we are really really lucky, and this is one of my favorite nights of the year Because it shows the culmination of efforts by our staff, by the really talented students, but also their parents, who spend a whole lot of time, money and car mileage on getting their children to all of the different lessons and events and fine arts activities that happen all around the greater Chicagoland, or greater Midwestern area So this is really a culmination of all those efforts and we get to show just how lucky we are, and how good a bunch of kids make us look So, what I’m gonna do is, I’m gonna call up first, our All-State Musicians, and so just for reference, our All-State Musicians are first selected for All-District What that means is, they’re in the top 10% of students in our general region If you draw a line from New Trier High School up to Harvard, Illinois, that corner of Illinois, they’re in the top 10% of those students Then from there, the top 10% of those kids make it to All-State

So I think that’s the top 1% of the state? I’m a fine arts guy, I can do that So anyway, these guys are really good So I’m gonna call them up and you all come up when I call your name and I will meet you later to pass out the certificates And we will start with Bobby Black, who’s a tuba player, and he’s an All-State Musician Come on up Bobby He’s also a vocalist and a bass player and a piano player, and he can do anything (audience applauds) Congrats Bobby And Donalie Black, for voice (audience applauds) Jillian Boes, also for voice (audience applauds) Caylee Brand, for voice (audience applauds) Kelsey Carido, voice (audience applauds) Ariel Chah for violin, I do not believe she’s here this evening Ceci Gao, flute (audience applauds) Josh Liu, alto saxophone (audience applauds) Nikki Medanovic, who is an All-Stater on piccolo, but she also made District on voice and probably would have been in All-State for that too, but she had to choose, and of course she chose band (audience laughs) (audience applauds) So one more announcement while we have these students up here, there’s also an All-Nation Ensemble, that I actually didn’t know existed, but Jillian Boes taught me all about it because she submitted a online audition and was selected to the National Association for Music Education All National Honor Ensemble So I would like to see if they can come up with some more words for that ensemble (audience applauds) Congrats Jillian All right We’ll take a picture >>Yeah, a picture >>It’s gonna be a wide picture Is that the girl from the student board too? >>Which one >>In green She’s one (mumbles) >>Ya know what, I think she is (audience applauds) >>Next up we had a number of students who were selected to be a part of the All-State Production which this year was Big Fish, which was the movie, the musical, that they made from the movie, circa 2004, and basically the All-State production, they select 40 students for the pit, 40 students for the cast, 40 students for the crew from the entire state, and we had a large number again of students involved in that production Also, by the way, Jon plays a little guitar All right, same thing for the All-State Theater students, come on up Donalie Black, coming back second time, multi-talented (audience applauds) Mackenzie Furlett, Samantha Kolber, Sofia Schmeltzer, Valerie Smith and Skylar Torrey (audience applauds) >>Listen, before we go, those of you who have been here before, I will tell you this is our favorite thing to do, is to recognize students wherever and whenever they achieve and they go higher and beyond, whatever that is So I wanna take a minute tonight again and recognize that around all these young people are family and friends and neighbors and support groups that have helped these young people get where they’re at, and accomplish what they’ve accomplished So if all the parents and any friends or family members that are here tonight, I would like you to stand up

and let us recognize you for your great work in working with the young people Come on, stand up (audience applauds) Now normally at this point, I say something like, you know you’re not required to but you can stay for the rest of the board meeting (audience laughs) Or you could exit stage left or right, depending on where we’re at And normally everybody leaves, which is okay, that’s all right Tonight we have two presentations that Dr. Groody mentioned earlier, that really are timely and significant And if you have some time, and you would like to stay, we’d love to have you stay The first presentation will be introduced by Briant Kelly in just a minute and that’s on our concussion protocol And the second presentation is the work that we’ve done and we continue to do in school, safety and security Okay, so with that said, if you have to leave, we get it, if you wanna stay, you can certainly for either or both of those topics So thanks again, and thanks for coming (audience chattering) >>Isn’t (speaking faintly) chair board? >>I think so, yeah, right? The girl in front >>(speaking faintly) change like >>Right, I thought the (speaking faintly) was younger, (speaking faintly) >>Show this year’s (speaks faintly) >>(speaking faintly) was thrilling (speaking faintly) you know >>Yeah, I know, (speaking faintly) >>All right, yep, let’s roll >>Okay, let’s go >>First I’d like to, for our first presentation, I’d like to introduce Cam Traut, she’s our school nurse from Libertyville High School, and she’s gonna present Concussion Management at Libertyville High School, which really involves two pieces, I don’t wanna steal all of her thunder, but really, The Return to Learn portion of concussion management for our students and also The Return to Play for our student athletes So at this time, I’m gonna turn it over to Cam Traut >>Thank you Good evening, thank you for inviting me here My little disclaimer is that even the school nurse gets a little sick from time to time, so I have a little bit of a head cold, so I have my tea here (laughs) and I kind of know what it feels like a little bit Every time I get a good solid head cold, I kinda know that foggy feeling that some of our students experience with a concussion, so, speaking from experience, it’s not fun. (laughs) So bear with me as I share our story here at Libertyville High School And I also wanted to start by just thanking the staff, thanking the district, the staff here at LHS Without their support, this is a team thing that we’re doing here It is definitely not a one person show So on behalf of those that I do this with, I wanna say thanks for your support in helping us do what we do and taking care of our kids every day So, to get goin’ ’cause I know you guys have got a lot goin’ on, I’m gonna move us along here The first couple of slides I’m gonna buzz right through I know you’re gonna get the presentation after I’m done, so you have some opportunities to read through a little bit more if you’re really interested in concussions like I am And I am more than happy to answer any questions too, as we go Just suffice it to say that there are at least four laws out there in the state of Illinois alone on concussion management and care So as you all know, we are dictated a lot by what we do by the laws and the policies So not just evidence-based practice, but the laws that we have to make sure that we’re adhering to every day And then I’ve got some information about prevalence from a national standpoint And good old definitions of a concussion These are the two resources that I would highly recommend, they are always up-to-date, they are always evolving in their definitions as well And symptoms, I think we’re pretty well versed on the typical symptoms and recovery, and again I can go into this further I’ll touch a little bit about this in my presentations, but I’ll stop here with the current treatment, and just say a few words about this just to kinda set the stage for what we’re doing So the current treatment is a short period of full cognitive and physical rest That’s where you start with, and that’s very much shortened Gone are the days where you stick somebody in a dark room for a very long time for weeks on end until they’re symptom-free They’re saying now that’s not a good idea, and as I put it to the kids, it messes with your head on a whole nother level, when you’re stuck in a room all by yourself and you can’t look at your phone and you can’t look at the TV,

and you can’t look at your screen Imagine for an adolescent what that feels like, or us, when we’re not feeling well and we’re stuck at home So they say shorten that, and it’s all about really re-introducing your normal activities of daily life, and slowly but making sure that you’ve got a little bit of that going on, even during recovery And it’s a balance, it’s all about that balance between rest and activity And when I’m talking to the students about this, and this is all new as of last April, to give you an idea of how this whole concussion management is ever-evolving and changing So I draw the imaginary line and I say, here’s your line, here’s where your symptoms are at, we wanna stay down below this line So you can do whatever you want, as long as it doesn’t make it worse and goes over that line So you can read, you can look at your phone, you can look at your screen on your computer, video games even, you can do things, but as long as you don’t increase your symptoms and once you do, you gotta back off and rest, so there’s that balance And we all know, balance is a big challenge for our adolescent friends as they’re trying to, sometimes they’re like, oh I feel great, and here they are 0-60 the next minute, and I see them the next day, and they’re kind of a few steps backwards just because they’ve tried to do too much all at once So again it’s that balance, and we coach ’em through that as we move through the protocol As Briant alluded to, Return to Learn, and Return to Learn is gaining much more focus When we first heard about concussions back around 2008, 2009, 2010-ish, right around in there, it was big with the NHL and the NFL, of course we all know about the movie and such that came out It was all the focus of Return to Play Through the years, it has now evolved into, and they feel that Return to Learn is actually the most important piece And if you do Return to Learn well, Return to Play is gonna go very easily and smoothly for most students So there’s a gradual, again, like Return to Play, there’s a gradual return to activity, but this is cognitive So in our world, of course, this is the academic And something to remember is that each concussion is very unique So even if you get a second concussion, that concussion is going to potentially be very unique from the first one that you sustained Symptoms typically become more subjective They’re not as visible as a student gets better, so it gets harder and more challenging for us as clinicians to help identify what really is going on with that student and how we can best support him with our protocol And, again, like I said, it’s challenging to find that balance between rest and activity During Return to Learn, it’s very important, again I’m talking about the team As a nurse I know, and I am taught, we never work alone We always work with a team We’re always about multidisciplinary teamwork So this is no different in a concussion, as you can imagine You have teachers and parents and physicians and specialists and staff that I work with, supportive staff, the social workers, the school counselors, all of us play a very important role in helping that student, supporting that student through that concussion recovery Even when the student can tolerate a full day of school, some accommodations still might need to be in place for that student And Return to Play, I won’t talk about this very much ’cause I think we’re all pretty familiar with this as well So, let me share a little bit of the background of how this came to be, and where I come from, and my approach My overarching goal, always, is, as a school nurse, is to keep students healthy, safe and ready to learn That’s my mainstay, that’s what I operate from, that’s the foundation And to do that, I use, and some of you might have heard of this, the Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child movement that’s out now This is an approach It combines the Coordinated school Health Model with the Whole Child Approach, so that we bring together the health outcomes and the educational outcomes, pull ’em together to provide more services and to provide a better outcome, a total better outcome for our children and their communities, which leads to healthier communities And a healthy community is defined by Healthy People 2010 is one that continuously creates and improves both it’s physical and social environments Helping people to support one another in aspects of daily life, and to develop to their fullest potential If that doesn’t say what we do here at Libertyville and Vernon Hills across our district for our students, I don’t know what does We’re all about helping students reach their fullest potential And as school nurses, I’m all about helping them from a health lens to reach their fullest potential as well We bring the knowledge of the educational environment and health systems together Like I said, we’re promoting better health outcomes and hopefully consequently we’re promoting better educational outcomes as well

And then the last, the 21st Century Framework for School Nursing, NASN, the National Association of School Nursing developed this model about two or three years ago now, and that’s our foundation for practice So there’s things like care management and quality assurance and leadership, and all of those pieces that, as a nurse working in the school, are very important to us and we try to exude that as we work from day to day So those are the things that gave me the foundation, or the theory behind leading me to creating our Concussion Protocol here at LHS So it started way back in 2009 Again, if you remember, that’s about when concussions started to come to the forefront They were gettin’ a lot of publicity in the NFL and the NHL, and other sports And at that point, we had seen a few concussions here and there, but not that many diagnosed And it was very traditional in the sense that we got a note from the doctor, it said they were out of their sport and activity for a week, and then they were back in it after that week was over This particular student was a freshman football player, and he sustained three concussions in about the time span of a month Now, all of us, I hope, at this point in time, almost 10 years later would say, what, that’s not good, and that would never happen in today’s world, I hope It won’t happen here, I can say, at Libertyville High School that won’t happen So we received one of those notes that said they can go back, or a couple of those notes, that said they could go back in about a week or so On that third concussion, that student, after being knocked unconscious and his symptoms persisted, he was referred to a specialist down at Lurie Children’s, Dr. LaBella, we became very good friends (laughs) through the concussion professional world and how you manage a concussion, because she is a concussion specialist And I got my first note from her that said, he can come to school, he can attend school, but he can’t do anything Not tests, no quizzes, no reading, no nothing, just be present in the classroom So this is the school nurse looking at this, going, are you kidding me? How do I tell my teachers that this student can’t do anything They can be there but don’t expect them to do a thing So even for me, and my lack of knowledge at the time about concussions, this was a tough challenge And so I’m always about taking doctors recommendations and translating that into the classroom for the teacher I want to present it to them from their lens, so they know what to expect from their student, and how to interact with the student as well So that’s when I began my own research into concussions I started by identifying an issue So this was an issue, wondered about it a little bit more, started doing some research And then as the year progressed, started to see the incidence of concussions rise at LHS I saw lots of different symptoms, saw lots of different presentations, all sorts of things We started to gather some information I went to my supervisor, Ole Stevens, and said, hey, we’ve got something brewing here I don’t know what’s going on, but I see this growing and not really lessening, but becoming more of an issue We’re doing these things, but I feel like we’re doing things all over the place and there’s no organized attack, or an organized pursuit of care for these kids So I made a list, and that summer I found out through my feelers and professional connections that Glenbrook South High School was way ahead of the learning curve on concussions and already had a fully functioning protocol And so I contacted their athletic trainer, their school nurse, got information They graciously shared their protocol with me And that summer was my summer project, of taking their protocol, taking the evidence-based research I had read, combining those, knowing my environment here in LHS and how our systems are in place, and tweaking it and creating a protocol that fit what I thought fit our needs here at LHS And then that fall I approached our administrators Went to Building Council, and I had data all ready for them I collected, I presented the data, I had a rough draft of a protocol and a proposal for a task force with a timeline ready to go And they graciously approved it and said, yep, go for it And so after pulling the protocol together and spending a year hashing out and tweaking, and making it even better for our students at Libertyville, we formalized it in May 2011 and then that fall we launched it, and I invited Dr. LaBella to talk with our staff, because I observed that there was a definite educational need there, too, for staff So they understood from the classroom what to expect for these kids

that were dealing with concussions And over the years our protocol has evolved as the current research does, as I said We continue to learn and we tweak our system as new research comes out And we change and improve our monitoring systems for all of our kids And I’ll share a few examples of that a little bit later Here’s our Concussion Oversight Team at Libertyville You can see the diversity and the multidisciplinary approach that we have This is from research and this is from other schools that I’ve chatted with Just making sure that all the different areas are a part of our oversight team, and that’s part of one of the laws, that said that we have to have an oversight team in place Thankfully we already had our task force ready to go And so we just switched over, and became the official Oversight Team So a question that I was asked by Briant is to describe what our progression is once we find out about a diagnosis or there’s a report of an injury So this is what we do We get the report in a couple of ways, the athletic trainer we might get it from, we might get it from the actual coach through their reports, their head injury reports, a parent might call us or the LST, and the LST has been fabulous about calling us They now know that the terms head injury and concussion and those are buzz words for them, and they give us a call in the nurse’s office, so we can do some follow-up And then we either call the student if they’re in school We call the student down to talk to us about how they’re feeling We assess their symptoms, and if they have been diagnosed, we take the appropriate steps, and if they haven’t then we might be recommending some follow-up with the parents at that point The ideas that we want to try to notify the student and the family as soon as possible, because we know then we can talk to them about that shortened time of rest, and we can explain what the protocol looks like We can share what a concussion looks like, and symptoms to watch for and things to watch for in those early times Because you may not see the symptoms right away They sometimes evolve over a period of time And what we’ve developed this year to try to protect the student and to help the teachers, if we don’t have a diagnosis and we’re kinda not sure how things are going The student seems okay, but we know that as the day goes on they might start to feel some symptoms We give ’em a note to share with their teacher, we call it a teacher pass, and it’s been working terrifically for us for that little window of time where we may not have a diagnosis but we think somethin’s goin’ on So we do that And then if there’s a diagnosis and we’re very certain that there’s going to be a diagnosis, then we’re notifying teachers through an email and it’s not just teachers I have a set email, standard email, that explains what a concussion is Explains very briefly the overview of the management of a concussion now And I give ’em a copy of our protocol So it’s teachers, it’s the athletic trainer if they’re in a sport, it’s the coach, so the coach is aware right away as well They typically know but we like them to know formally that there’s a concussion And then they’re involved in the comments that I might make to teachers to update as we go through recovery The athletic directors as well, so they can support the coaches if they have any questions or athletic trainers along the way We also, if they’re in fine arts, I include Dustin Helvie, our fine arts director as well, so he can take of things from that end if there’s any concerns, or things that I might not be aware of, or activities that are coming up Social worker, school counselor, all of those people who are critical to that student in their concussion recovery First day back for the student, they come directly to us We talk, we explain the protocol to them Hopefully they understand it You never know, that first day back they’re a little foggy still, so it’s a constant coaching and chatting with them daily We do a daily check-in with them We have a Google doc that we’ve created We use that as our assessment tool It’s a zero to six rating, rate your headache, rate your nausea, rate your processing, rate different aspects of a concussion symptom, so that we have a better idea what they’re feeling Because we all know if we ask a teen how they’re feeling they just might say, okay, I’m good and we want a little bit more, and this tool really helps them express themselves and share with us how they’re feeling Once the student is symptom free, and they get a note from their doctor to clear ’em, if they’re an athlete, they get to start the Return to Play progression with the athletic trainer If they’re not an athlete but they’re in PE, and we’ve received that clearance, then we’re gonna work with We don’t have a formalized system for Return to Play in PE, and at the grade schools you’ll hear about this issue with recess, how do you return a student safely to recess if they’re younger There’s nothing in the law, and there’s not a lot out there in best practice or research except to say if they’re returning to physical activity, they should go through some sort of Return to Play activity So we talk with the PE teachers,

and find out what the current activity is, we find out if we can get them on a stationary bike, maybe in the cardio room if they’re near there, and they can be monitored They do a little bit there, they come back, they report to us, we go through our steps of asking them how their symptoms are, when we progress them that way It’s a little more informal, but we still err on the side of caution We’re very conservative with that because it’s not a formal Return to Play process And we wanna make sure, again, safety, it’s all about safety and making sure that kids return safely to their activities If the symptoms are prolonged beyond the average two to three week recovery period, then we’re looking at something different We might be chatting with the parents and their primary physician about seeking out some specialist care and support There might be some therapies You might have heard about vestibular therapy, physical therapy for a concussion, that’s balance therapy or vision therapy Some things like that, that might help speed along that recovery time And we’re also, in the back of my mind, I’m starting to wonder, hmm, is this gonna need a 504, is this really gonna be prolonged We are terrific here at LHS about supporting our students, accommodating their needs So the formal 504 I’m not as concerned about for that reason, but for other reasons, moving on forward down the line, I wanna make sure that these kids have what they need officially to support them and make sure they’re well taken care of for their future too, if needed IEPs are very rarely needed We have one student that had that potential for an IEP, and that was a very very traumatic brain injury, and other things going on along with the concussion Another piece of this whole process is evaluation For me as a nurse, this is a very important part of any process of anything that we do We’re constantly evaluating and tweaking and improving It’s very important in this protocol, and I’ve alluded to that, how we’re looking for ways to always update and stay current with what we do I collect feedback not only from nurses and students and parents, and how they felt going through the protocol, but of course staff, teachers are constantly giving me great unique creative ideas of things that we can do for these kids in the classroom to support them There’s technology out there that they’re pointing me to, to support kids, like audio learning is much easier than visual learning for some of them So they’re pointing me to different resources and such, so I really appreciate that An example of something that we added a couple years ago We had our first student that was in driver’s ed with a concussion, and we all kinda went, oh yeah, we definitely don’t want this kid out there on the road driving with a concussion So we quickly added that to our protocol as well, for obvious reasons, a safety issue for everybody involved And then we added our fine arts department director, Dustin, as I said That was a late addition as well, because believe it or not, or maybe you would, if you’ve seen some of the recent musicals that we’ve done here, on roller skates and things Although we did not have a concussion from the roller skating musical, if you all remember that one I said a lot of prayers during that season But we did have some concussions from musicals So for various unusual reasons And so that presented a whole different level of challenges with rehearsals, practices, what’s required, keeping those kids safe, giving them the ability to rest and not feel the pressure of having to attend a performance or a rehearsal that would go to nine or 10 o’clock at night So those are the kinds of things that we constantly are looking to tweak and add to our concussion protocol We meet at least once a year, and we do that either by email or we meet in person, which I think we’ll do this year, just because we’ve got some other things that I wanna talk through in person, some challenges that have arisen So I love our group, I love what we do, I’m so proud of, like I said, the entire staff that has played a role in this from being a student’s teacher to being on the Concussion Oversight Team Now the statistics, I know you all are really interested in statistics, and where we’re at with our concussions So really, truly, overall, we definitely hit the mark in the national averages So I’ve collected statistics going all the way back to 2009, and so we’ve seen 470 concussions come through our office in that time And you’ll see, I think it comes out pretty well, the blue is the total concussions The athletic is the red, I believe And then the non-athletic is the shorter one So you can see athletics plays a critical role in concussions in our school And really, truly, across the board, that’s where you’ll see the most concussions of course

Concussions by grade and gender, just an interesting stat, girls are definitely, they see more concussions in girls, and most of the articles that I read, that’s just across the board, and there’s lot of theories for that So I broke it down by sport and by gender, ’cause I thought this was interesting as well So 257 females And the number one sport, which I think most of us would guess, is soccer And then cheer And cheer is just starting to come through in stats in research when you read it It hadn’t been there before Volleyball and home, things that happened at home, or outside of the school Basketball, car accident, and so you can see, water polo is on the rise too, as more and more girls get involved And something with these sports too, it’s not just about high school sports This includes club sports So I broke that down and I can show you those numbers if you’re really curious That is growing So we’re starting to see that And kids are playing sports year round, so we’re seeing an increase in concussions for a number of reasons Something to keep in mind, I was just at a conference where a pediatrician, a sports doctor, talked about overuse injuries, and how kids are constantly in sports, and they’re specializing in one sport which isn’t that good, according to this one physician He spoke on the dangers of that And, because they’re in constant sports, they’re seeing more injuries Concussions is just one of ’em And here are the males, and we all could guess, football Football is definitely the highest number, across the board between males and females So those are my statistics, that’s my information I’m glad to take a few questions I know we’re on a tight schedule, so if we don’t have time, I’m gonna stick around for a little while and then I left my contact information for you as well >>Any questions for Cam from the board or students? >>I’m assuming we do similar at Vernon Hills too, right, yeah, okay >>Yeah, they do have a protocol, yeah I just didn’t feel comfortable speaking directly to that >>Yeah, no that’s fine >>So, Cam, we wanna thank you for your leadership, of course, in the district and at Libertyville on this issue, and you’ve certainly taken us to kind of the front edge or the leading edge of this, and it’s really quite amazing to see it in action, so, our kids are certainly, and parents of course, are certainly the beneficiaries of those efforts, and I know that, as more research continues to develop, that your group will do exactly what you talked about doing tonight It will fold that in, it will make additions wherever they need to be So we just wanna thank you for everything that you’ve done >>Sure, sure, thank you, thank you (audience applauds) >>Before we begin our presentation on school safety and security We have a number of special guests with us this evening So what I’m gonna ask you to do is just stand up and remain standing, and when we get done we’ll all give you a round of applause for your efforts in coming tonight and working behind the scenes with us So first of all, our Police Chiefs, from Libertyville, Clint Herdegen, Clint would you stand And from Vernon Hills, Pat Kreis, so thank both of you for coming (audience applauds) From our Fire Chiefs, Fire Department Chiefs, from Libertyville, Rich Carani, and from Countryside, which includes, obviously, Vernon Hills, Jeff Steingart (audience applauds) Associate Superintendent, Briant Kelly, Assistant Principals from LHS, Eric Maroscher, and from VHHS, Greg Stilling Team Leaders, Jason Schroeder and Meagan Silverberg from LHS, and Bill Bellecomo from Vernon Hills Our School Resource Officers, from LHS Dusan Racic, and from VHHS Santos Rodriguez, and from School Security and Safety staffs, from LHS, Bob Uliks, and from VHHS Tina Blomgren So let’s give them all a round of applause (audience applauds) And thank you for all your work with us, and you may be seated now, thank you >>Well, good evening My name is Dr. Prentiss Lea, and I’m the Superintendent at Community High School District 128 As we all now know, a little more than a week ago, another unimaginable mass shooting tragedy took place at Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida LHS and VHHS Principals, Tom Koulentes

and Jon Guillaume, and then I, shared detailed messages with LHS and VHHS students and parents in the wake of that horrific event As parents and students, like me, you may be feeling profound sadness and/or anger about the Douglas High School Shooting But also what data suggests is a disturbing and growing trend in public schools as multiple school shootings have occurred across the nation in recent years That trend, and the ensuing loss of lives and such mindless acts of violence are concerning and scary Following up on information that Dr. Guillaume and Dr Koulentes shared with students, staff and parents earlier, on behalf of the District 128 Board of Education and Administration, I want to assure you, that the health, wellness and safety of our students and staff has been and will continue to be our highest priority As Dr. Guillaume and Dr Koulentes and I noted, consulting with school security experts and local law enforcement, District 128 has invested several million dollars over the past few years to install state-of-the-art-security upgrades at LHS, VHHS and the District 128 office Some of those upgrades are very visible and obvious, and others, by design, are not, and they will never be In addition we continue to utilize and effectively partner with our extremely knowledgeable and professional local police departments and related first responders in Libertyville and Vernon Hills in developing, assessing and implementing school security plans, including our substantive emergency crisis drills In addition, District 128 has long partnered with Libertyville and Vernon Hills Police Departments to share the cost of armed, highly trained, full-time Police Resource Officers at LHS and VHHS Also, the Lake County Rapid Response Group, which would respond in an extreme emergency shooter situation, has and continues to do live rapid response training at both LHS and VHHS We are honored to provide the Rapid Response Group the opportunity to do live training at both schools, to hone and improve their response But also, because as a result of training in our buildings, the response group is familiar with our buildings, if they would ever need to respond at LHS and VHHS Finally, as Dr. Guillaume, Dr. Koulentes and I have shared, every school shooting situation is different However, law enforcement continues to advise us that the best first line of defense to prevent such tragedies, is for students to report anything concerning or out of the ordinary to adults, and for the adults to then process that information As such, we encourage students and/or parents to share anything concerning, our out of the ordinary with us, and we will thoroughly assess and act on the information as required We call that, See Something, Share Something Our commitment and approach to providing a safe school climate as the foundation of our two excellent high schools has never been more important than in the world we live in today We have invested in, and taken profound structural security measures over the past four years, and we continue to work closely with law enforcement, to learn and then apply the knowledge that is gained to our security assessment, planning and application at LHS, VHHS and our District office We will continue to work together to ensure the health, wellness and safety of students and staff To that end, this evening, we would like to take the opportunity to provide a holistic overview and review of our School Safety and Security work For our presentation tonight, beyond my introduction and overview, we will look at building security measures, security technology, school safety and security personnel, community resources, proactive school safety and security measures, and then we will have a closing and a final review, and then we will be happy to take questions So without further ado, I’d like to introduce Associate Superintendent, Briant Kelly, Briant >>Thanks Dr. Lea So, again, he mentioned that we’re gonna talk a little bit about our building security measures, some of the technology that we’ve implemented in our building, look at some of the resources that we utilize with our personnel, but also with the community So to do that, to help us, I’m gonna utilize a lot of the people that were introduced just a little bit earlier from our School Resource Officers to our Team Leaders, to our Security and Safety personnel

So lookin’ up here and talkin’, we’ll kinda give an overview, and at the end, I hope that if you have any questions, feel free to ask some questions So to kinda start us off, just kinda get in the mood of the lockdown, and we have a video from Dusan Racic, so we’re gonna start that video >>Hello, my name is Duce Racic, and I’m a School Resource Officer here at Libertyville High School Today I’m gonna show you the procedures for a school lockdown For those of you who are unfamiliar, a school lockdown is a means of securing the building and it’s occupants from both internal and external threats There are seven steps involved to a school lockdown Step One, look into the hallway and bring in any students and staff Teachers, upon hearing the lockdown alarm, you should check the hallways outside of your room Have those students and staff members in the hallway immediately enter your room and close your door Please keep in mind that the classroom doors are default locked Students should enter the nearest classroom that they are directed towards In the absence of a nearby classroom, you should secure yourself in the nearest room as soon as possible, or leave the building if you are near an exit Please keep in mind that if you leave the building, you may not know the location of the threat Please exercise caution If students and staff are outside the school when a lockdown has been initiated, do not make any attempts to enter the school If you see the exterior lockdown strobes activated, leave the area until you’ve been notified by officials that the area is safe and secure for you to return Step number two, close the door and make sure it’s secure Please make sure that you pull the door closed The fob activated locks will only function for 30 seconds after a lockdown is initiated, which will provide the user a short period of time to open an already closed door with your fob Once 30 seconds have elapsed, all fobs will be deactivated until after the conclusion of the lockdown Step number three, close the room’s blinds Closing the blinds prevents threats from seeing possible targets, both directly and by reducing the amount of ambient light inside the room This also makes the room appear as if it is empty Step number four, turn off all lights Like step number three, turning off the lights reduces the chances of being seen by a potential threat If a threat can’t see you, the likelihood of harm is reduced Step number five, find the blind spot or safe corner of the room and away from the door Staying away from the door and out of sight in conjunction with steps number three and number four, reduces the likelihood that you will be detected by a threat, and may also reduce your chances of injury should a door be breached Step number six, silence cell phones and stay off cell phones Although you may be tempted to use your cell phone, doing so may increase your risk of harm, and place first responders at a disadvantage It is important to silence your phones and stay off them If a threat can’t hear you, it can’t find you Additionally, if a large number of people uses cell phones at the same time, it can overload the cellular network and obstruct communications for first responders Please stay off your cell phones Step number seven, be prepared to blockade the door if needed and be prepared to fend off anyone froM penetrating the room There may be a need to blockade the door There are many ways to do this Whether it be by placing furniture, such as desks and bookshelves against the door, or binding the door arm with a belt You should use whatever objects you can to block the door as effectively as possible In a lockdown situation, where a threat is present, the police will make every effort to arrive at the scene and stop the threat as soon as possible However, there may be a need for you to take action prior to police intervention As a last resort, if your door is breached by a threat, you have every right to take whatever measures necessary to protect yourself Use whatever items you have available These items can include books, Chromebooks, staplers, et cetera Protect yourself with whatever means you have at your disposal Now that we have gone through the steps to a lockdown, let’s review Step number one, look into the hallway and bring in any students and staff Step number two, close the door and make sure it’s secure Step number three, close the room’s blinds Step number four, turn off all lights Step number five, find the blind spot or safe corner of the room and stay away from the door Step number six, silence cell phones, and stay off cell phones Step number seven, be prepared to blockade the door if needed, and be prepared to fend off anyone penetrating the room I hope that this information was both informative and helpful By following the proper procedures, we can greatly reduce the risk of harm should a threat arise Now ultimately, prevention is our greatest asset

Please notify LHS staff should you ever hear of any threats directed against the school and its occupants, even if you believe it may be a joke If you have any additional questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me Thank you very much for your attention, and please be safe >>That lockdown drill video just kinda gives you a glimpse of some of the safety measures you have, but we’re gonna talk about a lot of those in our presentation today So the first that I wanna introduce are Bob Uliks from LHS and Tina Blomgren from Vernon Hills They’re in charge of our security and safety staff >>Good evening, thank you As Briant said, I’m Bob Uliks, the Director of Campus Safety at Libertyville High School I also previously had the privilege of serving as the School Resource Officer at LHS from 2004 til 2016 There are several aspects to school safety, both physical and interpersonal I’ll begin tonight with some of the physical things that we do to keep our kids safe One of the first things you’ll notice at Libertyville and Vernon Hills High School are the bollards Bollards create a barrier to stop or slow down a vehicle either accidentally or intentionally directed towards our entrance While they’re decorative in nature, they’re very effective, extremely effective in slowing a threat We’ve seen that more in the world where people are now using vehicles as weapons It’s the same technology that they employ at state department buildings, government buildings and embassies Safety film on entrances, windows and doors This is a safety film that we’ve used for years here at LHS and Vernon Hills What the safety film does is fortify the glass and significantly delays or prevents the glass from being compromised, thus providing time to identify a threat and address that threat appropriately We have a small video for you to watch What I’ll just note is, in the video, there are two small vignettes The one on the left is without safety film, the one on the right has the safety film (guns firing) (kicks thudding) I think by that time he’d be too tired to do anything else So that would have almost completely effectively stopped the Sandy Hook Incident That was the way he got into that school, was shooting through the glass I won’t get into ballistics, because that’s a very complicated issue, but I can tell you that we use safety film on all of our entrances, the doors and windows located, as well as other specific areas in the school The next thing, we have entrance doors locked with a two stage entry system and intercom system The entrance doors are locked daily at the beginning of school They are locked at a certain predetermined time that we’ve programmed for the evening and mornings as well But once school starts, every door is locked in the school Therefore, someone that’s coming to school as a visitor, guest, appointment, whatever the case, or someone that doesn’t have an actual reason to be here, we can stop them and assess them before they come into the building So we can first find out why they’re here, we can let them into the first stage of the entry system, assign a visitor’s badge, do the proper background check, establish if they have an appointment and then let them in If we identify a problem, or something just doesn’t seem right, we can also contain them in our vestibule area, and then have time to notify law enforcement Non-main entrance doors, meaning both schools have to entrances they can use, those doors are also equipped with a system that has a camera and a door buzzer So for instance students, teachers, other people can ask to be let in and we can remotely do that

We don’t do it as a normal practice, but obviously it is a school, and we do try to keep into consideration inclement weather, things like that, when we’re dealing with our students And then lastly we have Safety and Security staff that monitor both of our desks daily They’re there all the time during the school Actually, the working hours are 5:30 a.m., when practices start there is someone there to monitor all the way up until 10:00 at night, or later depending on the event So again we have two levels of safety Physical and interpersonal, and we try to mesh them both Right now, I’ll turn this over to my counterpart at Vernon Hills, Tina Blomgren >>Thank you Like Bob mentioned, we have a two stage entry system The visitor can be checked in through our Raptor Technology, which is a National Sex Offender Database We can also look at a local list of visitors that should not be allowed into our building that we have entered in ourselves Some of the other features that we have at the front desk is a computer system with a real-time video feed from around the building, both inside and outside of the building The Safety and Security staff, in addition, has access to radios It gives ’em the ability to communicate with our School Resource Officer, our Deans and also our school administrators Greg Stilling, Assistant Principal, Vernon Hills High School >>All right, thanks So we have cameras that monitor the building both inside and out Our cameras inside the building monitor really the entire building throughout the day They can also be monitored by the police They have ’em in some of their cars, at the police station, they monitor our hallways, the gyms, really we can use ’em to play back if an incident occurs But they give us a live feed of what’s happening in our building The cameras feed to the front doors, like Tina mentioned, but also into the security office of course, and then we review the video footage every morning of anything that happened overnight, to see if there’s anything that was going on that we need to follow up on We have external cameras on the outside of the campus, some of them pan to cover all directions, some of ’em are fixed on specific locations The parking lots are certainly an area that we use the cameras quite a bit for Our athletic fields, tennis courts, those kinds of things These come in handy if something’s going on outside the building We might see it before it gets to us And then we can also use it to replay All of our cameras are recorded, and kept for a period of time, so we can go back and review it to see what went on At the exterior of the building we have security signage, which, I think there’s a few things One is it’s kind of a proactive measure to let people know you’re on camera, so don’t do anything you shouldn’t do here Also we have the no trespassing signs We let people know they’re subject to search when they’re on a school campus So it’s kind of just a heads up that, hey, you’re on a school campus Act the way you’re supposed to on a school campus They would also help us if someone does violate the rules and we do need to prosecute someone The signage is up there to allow us to do that With that, I’ll turn it over to my friend, Eric Maroscher >>The vast majority of doors of both VHHS and LHS are equipped with fob readers All of the offices and classrooms are equipped with emergency call buttons that can be used to contact the main office as well as the two main security desks And all school lockdown can be accessed in multiple areas of the building as well as remotely The internal and external lockdown strobes are also tied into the building-wide PA system When a lockdown has been initiated several things occur, system broadcasts the lockdown alarm siren, both inside and outside of the building, as well as the repeated automated message indicating to lock down The lockdown strobes are activated, which serves as a visual indication of a lockdown for those areas like a band room, or an auto shop where classroom volume can prevents students and staff from hearing a lockdown siren and repeated lockdown messages As part of the system, during a lockdown,

emails are automatically sent to the three buildings, VHHS, LHS, District Office, alerting to the lockdown Contact is also made to the Driver Ed cars, informing them of the lockdown, thus re-routing them to an alternate location Also with these actions, when a lockdown has been activated, all doors with fob readers lock immediately Throughout the year, VHHS and LHS utilized Interquest Canine search services In addition to drugs and alcohol, these highly trained golden retrievers are trained to passively indicate should they encounter gunpowder residue Securly is a software utilized by VHHS and LHS that flags student content or searches conducted on D-128 issued Chromebooks that might indicate potential harm to self or harm to others Administrators are notified when such content has been flagged Both VHHS and LHS employ a full-time Safety/Security Staff Safety and Security are located throughout the building, as well as outside the campus Many are former firemen, police officers and military personnel Worthy of note between the two buildings, our Safety/Security teams have a combined 144 years of prior police, fire or military experience All members of the Safety/Security teams attend ongoing training which includes CPR and AED training Part of the ongoing daily responsibility of these teams is to monitor cameras, building entrances, restrooms and other key areas of the facility I’d like to introduce VHHS School Resource Officer, Santos Rodriguez >>Good evening My name is Santos Rodriguez I’m the Vernon Hills Police Officer assigned to the high school My counterpart is Duce Racic, a Libertyville Police Officer, assigned to Libertyville High School Our goal as SROs is to provide a safe learning environment, be a resource to staff, students and parents We create and maintain positive relationships with students throughout our day We try to reduce juvenile crime by helping students formulate awareness of rules, authority and justice We address these matters not only as law enforcement officers but also as mentors, and guest speakers in classrooms We work closely with school administration in regards to school safety and security We as SROs frequently speak to the students, answer questions they may have in regards to laws and ordinances they come across throughout their young lives around town We also are part of both Emergency Response Teams and Crisis Teams Officer Racic will explain further >>Good evening everybody and thank you very much As part of our ongoing efforts to maintain the safety, security and well being of our students and staff, we have two teams that help meet these needs One being our Crisis Team and the other being our Emergency Response Team Now our Crisis Team is a group composed of administrators, team directors, counselors, social workers, the SROs, as well as other staff members The team meets to help mitigate any significant events or radical changes which can include bomb threats, student or staff deaths and other major campus incidents The team’s purpose is to evaluate these situations, properly communicate information, and to provide assistance Our Emergency Response Team is a similar group of individuals that oversees responses to emergencies such as active shooter incidents, fires, natural disasters, even power outages An important component to our Emergency Response Team is, of course, our Emergency Response Manual These manuals essentially list the appropriate guidelines and protocols on how each specific type of incident is to be handled The manual is also readily available to our first responders with regards to the Libertyville Police Department as well as the Vernon Hills Police Department Also, these manuals are also reviewed annually to see if there’s anything that can be added to them We also have what we refer to as Emergency Response Team members who possess what we call our Emergency Response Team kits Contained within each kit is a student roster, bus information, as well as the manual, school maps and other materials

that would enable anyone who bears this kit to manage and operate the situation as well as to account for students, staff and resources Finally each school also has an Emergency Command Center also referred to as Emergency Room These rooms is where the Emergency Response Teams can convene and conduct their plans Each room has standalone power independent from the rest of the building, along with a landline phone system With that I’d like to turn it back over to you, Mr. Kelly >>Yearly, as required by the Regional Office of Education, we’re required to meet as a team to review our safety measures And so our team will get together, much of the people that are presenting tonight plus our Fire Departments from Countryside and Libertyville, plus our school nurses and a few other key personnel So we meet yearly to go over our safety review for the year We talk about the drills that will be conducted throughout the year, from our fire drill, tornado drill, lockdown drill We talk about the video that you saw earlier on the lockdown drill, and just a note, even though the Regional Office of Education requires one annual safety meeting, we have more meetings throughout the year, whether it’s in a larger group, a smaller group, and I think those meetings are just as important So just to meet the minimum needs isn’t always the best, but we’re constantly meeting as groups to try to create some of the best safety protocols and procedures that we can in our buildings And again, that includes, looking at our lockdown protocols too, outside of the building And we’ve refined those over the years, from our Driver’s Ed vehicles, to how do we notify somebody that’s out on a field They may not hear things So we do have strobe lights that are outside the buildings, and our teachers are aware of that So we’ll go through all that, and we’re constantly monitoring, doing that throughout the year, and in our Annual Safety Review One of the things that Dr. Lea talked about was our Rapid Deployment Training in the buildings for local law enforcement That’s one thing that’s helped our local law enforcement keep up with their training, but I think it’s also helped us, and maybe along the way they’re giving us some pointers back about some things to look for in the building So it’s been, I think, a good partnership with our community and working again under the Regional Office of Education But one of the things that really, I think, helps us along the way is some of the relationships that we build with our students and our staff, and that they build with each other And we talked a little bit about those two pieces So there’s the piece of the building and the technology, but there’s the other piece of really working with the people in our building So the next group I’d like to introduce, and we’ll talk a little bit more about is our LST Team Leaders So if Bill, Jason and Meagan would join us >>Thank you Mr. Kelly My name is Jason Schroeder, and my goal here is to try to paint a picture of our Learning Support Team system, LST system, that we use, not only here at Libertyville High School but also at Vernon Hills High School In an effort to try to increase our communication, build relationships, make a big school seem manageable, not only for our students, but our parents and our families, and give all stakeholders a home base, we have Learning Support Teams Our Student Service Department is divided up into these Learning Support Teams The Learning Support Team consists of, but not only, Team Directors or Deans, our role is to kinda oversee the team, organize the team but also to be a member of the team as to oversee discipline and attendance The School Counselors, their area of expertise would be academic, they help build the schedules They can add and drop classes Parents and students can go to see them for advice on their four year plan Social Workers, they focus on the social/emotional aspect of our students and they’re also a resource to our families Educational Support Personnel, our ESPs, those are what we like to call our office managers of the Learning Support Team Those are the ones that you talk to when you call in If you were going to call your son or daughter out for a dentist appointment, most likely you’re gonna talk to one of the ESPs and they’re gonna help manage that They’re gonna be the first ones that you see when you walk into the LST Representatives from Special Services are also on the team We have our School Nurse, Cam

I couldn’t go without saying that, she’s a vital member of the team, and the School Resource Officer They’re all members of this team I think the goal is to provide a one-stop shop for our students and our parents to go to with any questions as far as student services, academics, behavior, just questions in general for their students as they’re here That one-stop shop is what we wanna do The teams are divided by an alpha slice So here at LHS we have three teams, An A through F team, a G through P team, that’s the one that I’m on, and the third is Q through Z So students are on those teams for four years If I could kinda paint a picture, and Eric Maroscher, this is Eric’s picture that he always says, if you look at a high school like a big wagon wheel, and all the different spokes are clubs, activities, sports, fine arts, health and safety, academics, all the different initiatives, the hub of the wheel is the Learning Support Team that holds it all together That’s where the relationships are built And our number one ultimate goal is that each one of our students has a connection at the schoolhouse and that LST can provide that connection But we’re also there for teachers, For the monitors, for security, for support personnel, for coaches, for sponsors, to reach out with any questions that they may have, so we can help facilitate those questions Next up is Bill Bellecomo >>Thanks Jason In LST we have many things in place already that we use for information about our students and to provide information to our students and to our staff If you look up there, the first thing that we use is Online Bullying report It can be accessed on both websites If a student feels that they’re being bullied or harmed by someone in the school, they can make an anonymous report, or they can put their name on it A lot of the reports that we get are very specific Some of the reports that we get are from someone who witnessed the bullying and they just thought it wasn’t right, and they reported it Or if they hear somethin’ on a bus, or anywhere in the hallway that just doesn’t sound right, or if a student is in need, this is a place where our students can report it We utilize this information, we can act promptly on the information usually right away, and we can investigate, and get the student the right support that they need Learning Support Team, Jason outlined all the members of the Learning Support Team We have weekly meetings These meetings, we talk about different concerns, it could be academic, it could be medical, it could be social/emotional But this provides us to meet as a team, discuss, and everybody be on the same page And what best ways to service our kids Student concerns emailed by our staff The staff is eyes and ears out there in the hallway and in the classroom And our staff is invested And I feel comfortable saying that about both buildings They care about our kids, you hear the word relationships a lot, they develop those relationships and they come to us if they notice a student may be going through a difficult time, if they notice grades slipping, if they notice an attendance issue, if they hear something, or if a student just comes to them, approaches them, and a lot of times we get those reports and we can act on them and work as a team and best service those students But our staff is a great asset for us in the Learning Support Team Communication and follow-up with our students Any time we deal with a student it’s important to close that circle, let the student know that this is the issue, we’ve moved on, or this is what we’ve done, and communicate with them Also it’s important for us as Deans to get out and communicate to our staff and our students We regularly go to department meetings and discuss what the Learning Support Team does and how we can support them We also try to get into the classrooms We visit the PE classroom and discuss with our students where to find the online bullying report, where they can go to access certain resources and help in certain situations And it’s important for us to be visible in the hallways and develop those relationships before school, during lunch hour, so they don’t just see us as Deans that hand out discipline, but we’re also intermixing with the students, and then they feel more comfortable to come to us later if they have an issue, and they know we’re approachable Meagan will discuss the last brief >>Hi, thanks again I’m just here to discuss some more Proactive Safety Measures that we’re implementing at the LST, Learning Support Team in school-wide level We are actually working to implement evidence-based and research-based school-wide prevention and intervention initiatives at both schools At Libertyville High School this year we’re implementing what we call the Green Dot Program, which empowers bystander training So if students or staff sees something,

they know how to say something, distract, and then let an adult know and intervene at the peer level and then the teacher/student level We’re also working at both schools to implement restorative justice practices, and restorative practices overall So this is looking at building positive restorative relationships with students with staffs and families But then also using that in our discipline role to not only address a concern that comes to our office where there’s been harm, just to address that specific behavior, for instance, with a staff member or teacher and a student, but then also to work together to rebuild and repair that relationship So what happened in class, but then also for the teacher and student to work together on who is impacted, how it impacts the greater community, and then what that student could do to repair and repair that relationship with either their fellow student or their teacher So again we’re addressing behavior but then we’re also rebuilding and reconnecting students in our communities We are also a great example at Libertyville and Vernon Hills about student participations The last school year we had over 94% of our students participate in at least one or more activities, clubs, sports With that being said, it again creates positive healthy connections with students, with one another, and then with coaches and staff members Another proactive safety measure is our school Safety and Security Staff Obviously there’s two representatives here But they are the first person most students see when they walk in the door, and they do know students by name They ask about their extracurriculars, they go and supervise their extracurriculars, and they truly build a strong positive, and working with us to build restorative relationships when they do have to intervene And just to reiterate, the last thing I think our strongest counterpart said, the most important proactive safety measure that we implement every day in the Learning Support Team is building and rebuilding and reconnecting with students, with families, with one another to create strong, safe and healthy schools every day >>Again a lot of these safety procedures and steps that we put in place would not be possible without the support of our community, from the Village of Libertyville, Village of Vernon Hills, the Countryside Fire Department, their participation in our drills throughout the year and helping us improve and get better at the things that we have to put into place Some of the things, we do have some appreciation breakfasts for them, and outreach programs for them throughout the year And again it’s another good way to bring them into our building and get them to know our staff and know our students, and our students may be used to seeing some of them around, which is great But a big part of that, too, is our community and our parents Their partnerships in our organizations and our schools, their support really helps, again, it’s a big part of the relationships I know we talked a lot about some of the building security measures we put in place, technology But I think a big part of it is just those proactive and those relationships that are built with our staff and our students and our parents and the community to help So we have to be proactive, I think, in two pieces And again that’s the foundation and the building piece but also the interpersonal piece, and I think that’s important So hopefully that kinda gives you an overview of a lot of different pieces that go into place for our safety and security measures here at District 128 So, I guess I’ll turn it back to Dr. Lea, to kinda close up here >>Well just a couple of things to complete the presentation, before we move to the questions The most important thing for our parents and our communities to know is that we have a long history of building the partnerships necessary to do what we’re doing now, and that’s evidenced by the ladies and gentleman who are here with us this evening, the work that our colleagues that have talked this evening are doing in the building with our students and working with parents We are totally committed to ensuring a safe and secure learning environment for our students The foundation of any high school, no matter where it’s located, is a safe and secure learning environment Because if we do not have a safe and secure learning environment, we cannot help kids be successful if they’re not in a safe and a secure environment There’s tons of research to support that But every one of us here tonight, we know that from common sense So we have a long history of working with our first responders, our folks in the buildings, we have structured ourselves in Learning Support Teams to maximize our ability to develop relationships

with students and parents And if we go back to what I mentioned at the start tonight, as our colleagues would tell us, the number one factor is to develop relationships with students, because when we have those relationships, they’ll walk up to Jon or Tom in the hallway, or one of the Deans, or a teacher, and say, you know what, something’s amiss today And when they do that, then we have the opportunity to intervene in the building and, if necessary, with our first responders So I wanna finish by thanking our Board of Education We’ve got several new members on the board this year, but they have been tremendously supportive, but our Board’s, over a period of time, I’ve been in the district 13 years, whenever we’ve come to our Board with a plan to enhance our security, our Board has listened, they’ve asked good questions, and they’ve supported us And we could evidence that by the expenditure of several million dollars over the last few years in technology We are blessed to be in an area where we have the resources to do that Because we have colleagues in other parts of the state who cannot afford to do those kind of security upgrades So Pat, all of you on the Board, we want to thank you for your continued support of what we do here And we’re going to continue to do everything possible to make sure that our students and our staff and our parents who may be visiting the building are safe while they’re in the building So with that, I’m going to kinda ask the first question that’s topical right now, if you don’t mind, Pat? And we have some of our law enforcement people here with us today So the President has recommended that teachers be armed in the buildings Could you guys respond to that? Would you be willing to take a crack at that? Whether you think that’s a good idea or not >>Can you hear me okay here, do I need to go to the mic >>Can you go on mic >>I’m happy to >>Should (speaking faintly) one of the teachers up >>Yeah, this one’s (speaking faintly) >>So let me just start by thanking Dr. Lea and the Board for inviting I’m relatively new to the community and the Vernon Hills Police Department, but I’ve been very impressed with the work that the school board and the administrators of both Vernon Hills and Libertyville High School have done since I’ve been here So the question is, I think a broader question And how I like to respond to this, I’ve been asked this probably, I’m sure Chief Herdegen has probably 10 times My neighbor over the fence tonight at dinner, so at least 10 times in the last couple days It’s very hard to discuss these things in very broad strokes I don’t wanna speak for a Chief of Police or for a community that might have one Sheriff’s officer to respond, and they might be 100 square miles of a rural community There might be a solution there for that community So it’s very hard to say yes, no, black, white, on all of these The relationships we have with our high school, with District 128, layers of security, what you’ve heard, relationships, very quick response of our Emergency, both Police and Fire, our officers are trained and equipped It’s Chief Herdegen’s and I’s expectation they will go in and address any threat that comes to our community I do not see that there’s a need in our community to bring additional armed civilian personnel into the community So to answer your question, no, that’s not needed here >>Great, Clint, you wanna add anything to that, or is that good? >>Not necessarily I just wanna add, and I think all of us might imagine that it’s difficult even in the Law Enforcement world for us to screen and recruit and identify appropriate personalities that are not only willing to carry a weapon, but to learn how to use it effectively and engage when appropriate And so I know that screening process doesn’t take place in the teacher arena, however, you’re screening for different reasons for educators, and so, a broad stroke of the brush like that to suggest that all teachers should be armed, I wouldn’t necessarily support that, especially in an area like this, where we feel blessed to have the resources that you can provide for us, and the agencies in local law enforcement here is ready to respond, and equipped >>Thank you to responding to that very topical question Okay, let’s open up to the board for some questions >>I’ll ask a couple, maybe before you

guys sit down The first one I’m gonna ask, I’m not expectin’ an answer tonight ’cause we’d probably be here ’til tomorrow, but I would like, on behalf of the Board, to really make a commitment that says we always like to know what else we need to do I’m sure there’s always more At a minimum I’m sure there’s more training we can do, but I’d really like to continue that dialogue A lot of times when I work with teams at work, I tell the team, it’s not the team’s decision to say no Decisions of no, I believe, strongly need to be elevated at least one level, so that somebody else is involved in that conversation And I would really just sort of appeal to you guys, any and everything that you think can and should be done, I’d love to make sure that, Prentiss and his team are involved in that, and that somehow we’re informed of it Because the thing that keeps me up at night, with all the great stuff that we’re doin’, and I do believe it’s great, I keep scratchin’ my head, sayin’ what are we missin’, what else can we do I know nothings perfect, but I think this is one topic that we gotta continue to push the envelope and just keep askin’ that question ‘Cause the other thing I worry a lot about is complacency Most of us probably walk around thinkin’ not Vernon Hills, not Libertyville, but it only takes one afternoon to change that for life So I really wanna challenge us to never be complacent I think we’ve got some good technology, but if you still leave the door open, someone’s gonna get in So I wanna make sure we’re vigilant The other, just one quick question really is, what opportunities are out there to benchmark? And where do you go for, I’ll call it, state-of-the-art best practices in this space? >>I don’t wanna appear overconfident I’d just suggest, if you look at the Fire Chiefs in the room, Clint Herdegen and myself, we’ve probably got 100 years experience And it’s something that, Clint and I have worked together for years, even before we were both chiefs here, in our other communities It’s somethin’ near and dear to our heart We worked very hard We spent a lot of our career helping prepare police officers, and not just at first response, but the follow-on response, the critical incident management, and then the integration with whoever we are working with, in this case, the school, the school administration, Fire, EMS, it really is a team approach We step back from that to your point, the training, we’re never done training We’re never done preparing We have a lot of lessons to learn every time an incident happened, lessons come of that We constantly challenge ourself We have some terrific instructors on both of our departments And regionally, the partnership we have in Northern Illinois is second to none There’s no one in law enforcement that is blessed like we are in Northern Illinois with the cooperatives we have, to make sure that it’s not just your Libertyville police officers, your Vernon Hills police officers, if we have a tragedy or some threat come to our community, we’ll have a hundred different law enforcement agencies respond in a very organized manner So we’re well prepared, we’re constantly learning and making us better But I don’t think you could look at somewhere in the country and say we’re strivin’ to be like them We truly are prepared and cutting edge Chief? >>I wanna congratulate you on the commitment of resources here in District 128, not only in personnel and staff and teams that you’re building, but the equipment that you’re providing, the technology that you’re providing You are setting the example for others to follow So when you’re saying you wanna guard against complacency, we all do And we are meeting with your respective school staffs on a regular and routine basis to have discussion and open dialogue about best practices that are being identified elsewhere throughout the nation, and in some cases throughout the world So we’re not afraid to put anything on the table, but we think, and we’re always learning, there’s always room for improvement, we’re not afraid of that I don’t wanna represent ourselves as arrogant about what’s happening here or taking place in our communities, but you are setting the standard and example for others to follow >>Okay great, thanks >>If I could, Dr, I mentioned that I’m relatively new I’m sure your Principals at Vernon Hills maybe were a little taken aback on the first drill, when I asked them to invite some of my colleagues from outside of the area to come see the lockdown and see the technology, and some of the physical improvements

we’ve made on campus here at Libertyville and Vernon Hills They truly are state-of-the-art And I was proud to show it off to other first responders >>That’s great, that’s great All right anybody else? >>I have a question, thank you all, first of all, for all you’re doing and have done and are continuing to do As I sit here, it’s come to me that, boy, we certainly seem like we have a lot focused on the school day, but I was just thinkin’ what about now? What are we, what kinds of things are in place for all the things that go on, Board meetings, this building Both these buildings are used constantly for many school activities as well as community activities, and I’m sure there are things in place, it just occurred to me as we were all sitting here in this room, what about as we move into the time that isn’t the school day? And is that something we should be working toward I’m sure there already are things >>Not asking fine, but we have the same tools in place, but not in the numbers that we do during the day in school >>Like tonight, anybody can walk in, presumably, I don’t know >>In the back door, but we do have somebody monitoring the cameras, of people coming in >>Oh, even though they’re not seeing it, yeah >>Yeah, so the cameras are always monitored >>And do you ever, >>The cameras are always monitored, they can be monitored, >>Just from a different location, >>Different locations, they can be monitored from phones and computers from other people at school And we constantly are looking at our procedures in place, whether it’s big events, whether it’s big fine arts events, athletic events, and we kinda talked about that a little bit last week on some of those things, or even off nights, But we do have security in place here until we close down the building each evening We also have expanded our security staff, somebody at the desk throughout the weekends too, on Saturdays and on Sundays >>And is it, would it be pretty difficult to, for someone who’s here, particularly at a time when it’s non-school hours, to come in easily, but then conceal themselves somewhere in the building or is that, you talked about people monitoring restrooms and other places during the day, it’s gotta be tricky >>It’s tough, with the amount of cameras in the school, I think that would be tough to do >>It would be hard to >>And they way they’re monitored, and some other, >>And I’m sure you have other things that we don’t, yeah >>We have three shifts of custodians as well, so the building is never really completely empty >>So there’s movement of something that’s unusual, people would notice >>Yeah, so we have custodians who work the third shift, we have people in the building who are around the building, who are doing their daily runs Making sure everything’s ready to go for the next day >>Thanks, as we’re sitting here, I though, ooh >>Tina’s got a couple comments that’ll help >>I could just answer that real quickly Our building, I can’t speak for LHS, but at our building, I have a log sheet roster on a spreadsheet Every room is checked, every fob swipe is checked, every bathroom is checked, every teacher’s workroom is checked Main office, administrative ends by the LST and the nurse, they’re checked, the security person that checked it puts the time on I can verify that time on my cameras So to make sure everything is copacetic And that’s turned in every single night before the building goes into a complete lockdown >>Thank you, thanks so much >>Thank you >>Other questions, anybody else? >>First off, I wanna begin by thanking everyone who came and participated in this I think the size of this team here speaks volumes to what is going on in terms of a holistic approach to this issue The first thing I was wondering, could someone just briefly go over the trainings that the security guards at the school face when they are hired, or the continuous training that they’re subjected to? >>Again, Bob Uliks from Libertyville I can speak for my staff I have three retired deputy police chiefs that work for me, so we’ve been doing this a long time, as well as I have When we developed a lot of this, what we try to do is, anytime there’s a lot of classes that are offered, if there’s a seminar at CLC, we’ll try to send people there But every Wednesday we try to sit down and meet and we’ll do in-house training We try to use our experience that we have Everybody is very versed at the procedures, and I think that’s one of the things we focus on We’re always looking for new training opportunities The district’s always been very generous, if someone applies to go to a training session, but a lot of it is done in-house, on how to use our systems, and report anything that may be >>Thank you

And then, second, maybe one of the LST staffs, could you walk me, say a student tonight submits a bullying issue, how does that process unfold moving forward >>I’ll do the first part now and I’ll turn it over to Jason So if somebody submits something online, you can access it from either of the websites, and it automatically sends emails to key personnel, and I’m one of those people that get an email that has been submitted And other people will get notification that it’s been submitted, but I’ll also follow-up too, whether it’s at Libertyville or Vernon Hills, and follow-up with those people immediately, whether it’s Greg Stilling or Jon Guillaume, at the buildings at Vernon Hills, or Eric or Tom here at Libertyville So even though I know they may be getting some of those notifications, I still follow-up with them right away on that And then once we get those, then the LST maybe will be working alongside >>Yeah, if we do receive a report, it’s shared through us We have it, and we sit down and we meet as a team and go through the report We kinda collect information, what’s this about, what’s it look like, who’s the student involved Because just like we were sayin’, our LSTs, the Learning Support Teams are divided up by alpha slice, so maybe I have a student that’s involved, along with Meagan So her and I will work through the situation together But even before that, we collect as much information as possible from the report We sit down, come up with a game plan, and then follow through Typically it would have to do sitting down with the students and tryin’ to work through it to see if what’s on here is exactly what happened, if it’s all matching up But then bringing the parents in as well, and tryin’ to close that loop And as you could imagine, it could be anything that you receive a report on It could be something that you may bring the SRO in, maybe we think there’s a crime there Maybe it’s not that level at all Maybe it’s two friends who aren’t getting along at lunch So collecting information, sit down as a team, come up with a game plan and then follow through with that game plan Working through with the students, working through with the parents, working through with whoever is involved, in trying to just fix and repair that situation so we can move forward Does that help answer the question? >>Yeah, thank you very much >>Just to extend that one step further, and several people have touched on this tonight, but Mac, to take your question a little further Let’s say we get a bullying/harassment report that actually says, I overheard a student, or I saw a social media report tonight that somebody was gonna do something bad to the school Okay, so, immediately Briant would start getting ahold of folks, he would contact me and we would start contacting people at whatever building it was involved in And then at some level, we’re gonna be working with our first responders to do a threat assessment And that’s really important, because they have significant experience in terms of doing that So we’re gonna lean heavily on their work with us in terms of assessing that threat, to see what the information is, and running out any appropriate ground balls A good example of that just happened at Mundelein High School next door And first responders did a great job at the school I think they have found the individuals that were responsible and they will be held accountable for that There probably wasn’t really a threat, but you cannot make those kind of threats That would be an example of a follow-through But our work with the first responders on a threat at that level, is gonna be right from the beginning, and it’s gonna be leaning on their expertise heavily along with the relationships we have, and knowledge of our students, and putting that, as Jason said, putting that information together, collecting that information and working with them side by side until we bring that to some resolution, and that’s a really key component That threat assessment piece is a very important component of that process Did that help? >>Yeah, thank you >>Okay, any other questions? Okay, how about we give you guys a hand (audience applauds) >>Great job, thanks everybody >>Do you have some questions (speaks faintly) >>Oh, yeah, sure >>Can maybe the police officers, >>Microphone? >>Oh, Jesus >>It’s for the people watching the video, that way they can hear your question >>Okay, thank you for arranging all of this My name is Jim Connell, and my question maybe is for the police officers

And what’s been on my mind, a question that keeps coming up in my mind, especially after the Parkland incident shooting, is if a child or a parent or a teacher, or anybody reports, if there’s kids or people that have bad behavior, they’re erratic, they’re holding guns to their siblings heads and they’re doing all kinds of crazy things that are getting reported to police, law enforcement, FBI, whoever it might be, I’m trying to figure out why, what can be done Is nothing done because of the fact that they haven’t broke the law? For example, if somebody’s doing weird things and saying weird things, they’re not necessarily breaking the law, right? So my question is, what can be done If we’re all See Something Share Something, how does that get elevated? I don’t know the law that well I don’t know how that works But it’s baffling to me, without getting too specific in terms of the Parkland thing, but it’s baffling to me that this behavior, this person was so crazy and out of control, and absolutely insane, but the question I kept coming up with, why didn’t somebody haul him in? But then the other side of me is going, well he probably didn’t break the law So you can’t just haul people in, but See Something, Share Something, it kinda defeats it So I just don’t understand, and I’m lookin’ for maybe an explanation or some context Thank you >>You’re welcome So, See Something, Share Something is extremely important Well first of all, we aren’t gonna pass judgment on what happened in Florida, we don’t know all of the details yet We won’t be ready to comment on that particular situation until a final report is provided However, I will assure you, in the scenarios like you’re describing, it’s not that nothing is done in our communities What we would do in an environment where maybe a crime was not committed and the person is not arrested and brought in immediately, we work with that person and family members or friends to bring either of them to social services to get some immediate assistance, or we bring the social services to them So it’s not that nothing is done Maybe we can’t make an arrest at that particular time But we’ll work in that type of an environment to make sure that information is gathered, a documentation occurs about the incident and the concerns that were related to us And there’s follow-up done to the extent that we can And we’ll work not only with the school in the type of scenario that you’re describing, but even outside of the school environment, to bring social services either to them, or them to the social services >>Let me just add one more comment or thought to Chief Herdegen’s points there We also have, in Illinois, I feel very fortunate to be a police officer With the system we have regarding firearms, is called the Firearms Owner Identification Card Act It’s been in force for a long time It’s been enhanced in recent years And even when someone doesn’t commit a crime, if their behavior is erratic, and there’s other things that demonstrate they might be a danger, there is a mechanism as police officers, that we can put in place, to have their rights to buy or possess a firearm suspended until they go through some due process to figure out what’s really behind it So we really do have some powerful laws in Illinois to help, and I think that really gets to some of your concerns as well We don’t have to necessarily arrest, there are other steps we can do Thanks >>Another question? >>Thanks again everyone, we really appreciate it >>Hi, one more comment, Anna Dray, 1020 Ashley Lane This didn’t happen in our community, thank God But it certainly does affect our students As a parent I’m deeply grateful to see all the resources that are being used I also wanna give specific thanks to LHS Our students are affected, and they’re trying to process this And a part of this process, they have very important voices, and I’m just really grateful that you guys are giving those students a safe opportunity during some upcoming events to be able to voice their opinions, and to be moved to action The greatest predictor of future behavior is current behavior, and you’re turning them into good citizens by giving them that opportunity Thank you so much >>Thank you

>>We good? >>All right, Pat, I’d like to get the student started, I’ll be right back >>Yeah, okay Thanks again everybody, I appreciate your help Student School Board Reps Who would like to go first? >>So as we’ve heard, our district is very invested in student safety And Dr. Guillaume had just reiterated to some students that he’s totally willing to talk to us if we wanna participate in walk-outs or any other measures that we need to take in order to ensure our own safety Moving forward, One Acts was on the 15th and 16th, and they performed the play Love Is The shows were about types of love, figuring out who you are, so finding your place in the waiting room, to family, to an underdog at a New Years party, there is something for everyone In addition, there was the Winter Band Concert last Tuesday with senior soloist Drake DeBoer and the Winter Orchestra Concert last Thursday with senior soloist Tim Lee Calvin Yoon set the school record of 100 sectionals and competed at the IHSA State Final Swim Meet last Friday Blake Teschky qualified in the wrestling tournament for State on February 15th, and another congratulations to the Dance Team for their ninth place finish at the IHSA State Finals, and the cheer team as well for finishing 12th at the IHSA State Cheer Finals We had a couple National Merit finalists from VHHS, specifically was Felicia E, Theodore Chen, Hayden Lau, Nikhil Mangtani, Anmol Parande and Kevin Yoon We have also launched a new initiative called a VH Day of Service, which will be on April 10th this year and we launched to sign up for that We had 300 students sign up within six minutes when we first launched that, so that makes all of our volunteer spots full And we’ll update you on the further progress of that in our April meeting Everyone is also very excited to spread the spirit of VH Give throughout the community >>So we also have a new school logo A group of staff and students worked with local artists to create a new branding image for our school, because we realized that we had different logos for all of our different student activities The Vernon Hills Varsity Ball Team placed fifth at the state tournament, qualifying for the National Tournament to be held in Washington, D.C., and some members also qualified in individual competitions Senior Albert Madrzyk’s photo was selected as one of the top 20 works in the 2018 Illinois High School Art Exhibit The IHSA selects 20 works to represent the power of visual arts in Student Development and Educational Experiences in Illinois So Albert’s photo will become part of an annual traveling exhibition And Blick Art Materials is funding professional framing of the work The Wise team brought home the first place trophy at the Regional tournament this weekend The team did an outstanding job at their first level of competition, which was held at CLC on Saturday The team advanced to the Sectional Meet, held here at Vernon Hills on March 6th 99 FBLA students participated in the area competition at Wauconda High School on January 28th, and 81 placed and qualified for the State Competition in April And like we saw, congratulations to Senior Jordyn Bunning, who was selected to the IHSA All State Academic Team >>In LHS news, this past Friday, Dr. Kay took a group of five students, including myself and some LHS Staff to visit some local high schools, so New Trier, Stevenson and Glenbrook High Schools to view some of their student spaces, such as their libraries and their Project Lead the Way spaces And the goal of the field trip was to take notes of what really made each space collaborative and engaging for students, and heighten the learning environment and see what we can bring to LHS for stuff as simple as just new furniture or redesigning entire spaces to make them more engaging for students And Fine Arts News, we have a lot, Freshmen and Sophomore put on Love/Sick on January 25th to 26th, and then also LHS presented the winter play, Blithe Spirit on February 15th to 17th LHS Jazz Groups received number one ratings in the North Shore Jazz Festival, which is the best they can get And then also, LHS Band had their Winter Concert this last Wednesday Orchestra has theirs this Wednesday and then Choir will be next Wednesday In Athletics, our POMS Team finished up their season by competing at State LHS Senior Dylan Boyle received fifth place, and Sophomore Maggie Koberstein received sixth place at the Varsity Championship for Fencing And then Joey Vissing and Jackson Paden qualified for the National Ice Fishing Championship, they are sophomores And then our Boys Varsity Basketball Team

was Co-Conference Champions, and then many of our spring sports started today Lastly from me is, one of our seniors, Sophie Richardson, who is president of NHS, is a candidate for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Student of the Year Campaign She has been fundraising to help patients get access to treatments for blood cancer Her fundraising began February 4th, and she has about four weeks remaining to reach her goal of $10,000 >>All right, so LHS had their Turnabout Dance on February 10th Due to the snow day on February 9th, the Turnabout Assembly had to be rescheduled to February 14th It was still a lot of fun LHS’s own Student Band Fun Monkey performed at the assembly and Anton Alesna was crowned King of the Dance The theme for the whole week was Winter Olympics, so students enjoyed a lot of activities leading up to the dance that were a lot of fun Seniors Mariam Tolba and Katie Lund received honorable mentions in The National Center for Women in Information Technology award for aspirations in computing Wise Team placed second at the Illinois Academic Regional Competition at the College of Lake County on February 3rd The team was lead by senior Albert Su, who actually received first place in chemistry and second place in English Su was also named the teams Most Valuable Player that weekend Junior Thomas Pearson, who we mentioned at our previous meeting in January, was announced the winner of the Voice of Democracy State Competition on February 10th and will have the opportunity to travel to Washington D.C for the National Competition, where he, amongst the other 53 finalists, will compete for a $30,000 scholarship LHS hosted an event on Thursday, February 9th to get seniors and juniors to register to vote for the upcoming mid-term elections in November All students who registered to vote at this event were entered into a raffle for the chance to win a signed Hamilton poster by LHS Alumni, Pippa Soo, and senior Sammy Storch was the lucky winner of this poster This past Saturday, LHS’s Best Buddies welcomed members from the community for the school’s Annual Carnival Students with special needs had an absolute blast as they were able to go around to different carnival booths for games, face paints and bouncy houses As a whole, I’m president of this club, so we saw more people in attendance than we have in years past, and it’s just really cool to see other members from the community who aren’t usually exposed to Best Buddies Just kinda see what we are all about This week, in addition, Best Buddies is also sponsoring a Spread the Word to End The Word campaign, which is a week here that LHS devoted to bringing awareness to students at LHS with disabilities, also focusing on educating students, specifically why it is inappropriate to use the R word here This week, as well, LHS’s International Language Department is putting on International Language Week Throughout the week, students will be able to experience different cultures through food that will be sold outside the cafeteria, so we’ve got chips and guacamole, chocolate croissant and churros, along with a lot of other fun activities planned by the department Thank you >>Good job you guys Thanks for your help You guys are free to go >>Yeah, would you like to go home now? (audience laughs) >>Thank you If you have any difficulty at school tomorrow waking up, then, between Dr Koulentes and Dr. Guillaume and I, we’ll make sure you’re taken care of, okay? (board chattering) >>(speaking faintly) policy about bring (speaking faintly) >>I’m gonna be over there to eat the treats Okay, I think that’s on to me, Pat >>Yes >>Okay, Superintendent’s Report Believe it or not, we say this every month, but there’s actually more good news to share tonight, which is always very cool All 16 of D-128’s National Merit Candidates have been chosen as finalists Congratulations to the following LHS and VHHS seniors as they advance now in the competition From LHS, Aaron Chen, Kathleen Lund, Colin Miller, Julia Mollenhauer, Suraj Rajendran, Emily Roller, Emily Stone, Albert Su, Allison Tong, and Laura Zeng From VHHS, Theodore Chen, Felicia E, Hayden Lau, Nikhil Mangtani, Anmol Parande and Kevin Yoon The following VHHS students were named recipients of the Ellen Cwick Couger Class Act Award for February, Zack Estell, Sam Wolff, Damian Valenzuela, Jonathan Wallach, Vincent Roberts, Luc Gudmundson, Avery Longdon, Meghan Cavolick, Courtney Himley, Jibie Joseph, Jefferson Diaz

and Michael Harty The following LHS students were named LHS February Students of the Month, Maggie Hutchins, Elizabeth Manley, Luke Underwood, Mathew Johnson, Larkin Haverty-Dennis, Jalen Pitts, Gracie Benson and Ellie Sorensen The VHHS Math Team won first place at last Saturday’s Regional Competition at Stevenson High School Team will compete at the State Tournament at the University of Illinois in May The LHS Mathematics team finished in second place at their Regional Math Contest at Stevenson High School on Saturday In addition to team and individual honors, John He was the individual Regional Champion in Sophomore Geometry The LHS Mock Trial Team had a strong performance at the Lake County Invitational on Saturday Cecelia Snyder, Lancy Markos and Annie Ryan won Best Witness Award And the LHS Fishing Team, sophomore member, let me say that again, the LHS Fishing Team, we do have fishing teams at both schools, we like that Sophomore members Joey Vissing and Jackson Paden competed in the NAIFC Ice Fishing Tournament held on Channel Lake in Antioch on February 4th with great results The team braved brutally cold conditions to catch a limit of bluegill and crappie that weighed 5.13 pounds, earning them first place among all high school teams The team finished 21 first overall in the mostly adult field of 43 teams The National Championship will be held in December 14th and 15th in Naytahwaush, Minnesota I think I’m close there So congratulations 12 D128 Art Students had work selected for display at the Illinois High School Art Exhibition, IASAE Their artwork was chosen from a select group of 25 pieces representing VHHS artists, submitted for judging to this annual exhibit From VHHS, Zahra Nadeem, Senior Portfolio Scholarship Recipient, Eldona Satmakulova, Mixed Media, Anya Kapols in Drawing, drew laser and printing, Anya Kapols for Senior Portfolio Scholarship Recipient, Sara Abdullah for Sculpture and Albert Madrzyk for Photography From LHS, Shannon Long in Drawing, Hannah Miller in Sculpture, Nate Sweitzer in Design, Jillian Veng in Painting and Emma Moeller in Ceramics Additionally, a photo by VHHS Senior Albert Madrzyk was selected as one of the top 20 works in the exhibit The IHSAE selected 20 works to represent the Power of Visual Arts in Student Development and Educational Experiences in Illinois Albert’s photo will become part of an annual traveling exhibition, being exhibited at such venues as The Illinois Association of School Boards and Administrator’s Convention, The Illinois State Capital Building and Soho House in Chicago The District 128 Special Olympians brought home a total of one gold, seven silvers, three bronze and two fourth place ribbons at this year’s Winter Games held earlier this month in Galena Medal winners were, Alex Aquinda was Gold in the 100 meter, Nathan Ferrara was Silver in the 4×100 relay, Silver in the 100 meter, and Bronze in the 200 meter Anthony Bertold was Silver in the 4×100 relay, and Silver in the 200 meter Joseph Moeller was Silver in the 4×100 relay, and Silver in the 200 meter, and Eric Haderline was Silver in the 4×100 relay and fourth in the 200 meter Shah Karanin finished fourth in 100 meter and Tristan Hidalgo finished with a Bronze in the 100 meter, and a Bronze in the 50 meter So congratulations to all of those students for their outstanding achievements Certainly proud of all of them Okay, next up on the Superintendent’s Report is the LHS Swimming pool project update So Mark and Dan >>(speaking faintly) Well, after our winter conditions, we started to move forward this week with some good weather and started to make some progress Over the last few weeks we finished up Phase One with water main, sanitary and storm line installation We presently are 60 percent complete on our under-pool piping, which started up again on Monday, and we’re digging for foundation walls

along the north side to start footings in that area >>So we talk about a committee, there’s the Financial Report there for you, so that hasn’t changed ’cause that was two weeks ago, and it’s still the information So all the financial information essentially it’ll always be one month in arrears, so in February you’ll get the data that includes January And so even our report today, there’s no change orders But I do wanna just let you know that either tonight or tomorrow we’ll be getting two change orders for us that we’re gonna move forward with One of them elevates to Dr Lea’s level for approval and the other one is at my level for approval And just for review, based on the contract that was a level of up to $25,000 or $24,099, something like that, is at my level, and up to $49,999 is Dr. Lea’s, and anything above that would have to go to the Board for approval And so, just to let you know, we haven’t signed those yet, but we haven’t actually got them yet to sign, but the first one, and Mark can fill in the details of what they are, but the first one is related to the electric line that goes under, that’s currently there It’s gonna be going under the parking lot that is immediately west of the pool structure When they were designing it and everything, they had an assumption of how deep that was When they actually dug it out they realized it was shallower than they thought, so that conduit has to get re-laid, kinda put in the ground at a deeper level so that we don’t have any problems when we’re putting the parking lot on top of that Now that we kinda found out about this, what we’re doing is taking the opportunity to try to future-proof this as well And so we’re also moving it a bit so that anything else that we might do on the west side of that building, it won’t have any impact on the future So anything you want to add? That one will probably be at the level of around $40,000, but we don’t know And so I’ll just explain the other one The other one is, briefly, just related to, he’ll explain, but essentially we have to dig out some saturated soil in the deep end of the pool, that’s kind of happened there He can explain that That will be probably not quite $10,000, less than that, or something like that So we have a $530,000 contingency, so this will eat into that a bit, but we still will have plenty of contingency left Bart do you wanna explain a little bit more of any of that >>That’s the concept of muck >>Yes, the second item has been phrased as muck So what transpired was we were in winter conditions, we had the blankets down, plastic down, and so we weren’t gettin’ the frost, so we were moving ahead with our underground piping and pouring concrete, and all that to keep frost out of the ground After the last snows and the rains and everything melted, water got underneath the tarps and in some areas it supersaturated the soils So we have to remove those soils, scrape that muck layer off, as we call it, between two and four inches of it And then we will haul in gravel to fill up for that void, and then the rest of the gravel can go in the base of the pool so we can start pouring the bottom of the pool On the electric line, as Dan said, we are trying to future-proof it More or less like we did with our gas main years ago So we will be running the electric line parallel to our gas line, which runs back to our gas line, which runs back to our HVAC plant That line that is not deep enough in the parking lot, actually only supplies electricity to our plant, which provides us heat in the winter and air conditioning in the summer So it is a critical line So we will move that into our 50 foot setback from property line, and it’ll be there with the gas line, so it’ll be out of the way for any future developments >>So the upgrade is it won’t be sitting under a parking lot So in the future, if we have to get to that line, we have access to that line So Just to quickly go through process again, we discussed these, as Dan has already reviewed We put some checks and balances in place I said at that time that even on the lower change orders that Mark and Dan would be talking with me, that’s just because how we do things, how we work together collaboratively in the office So we’ve had some discussions about both projects,

certainly supportive, and we need to sign the change order so we can move forward with the work So, unless you have any objections, we will do that Dan will sign the one I’m aware of, the lower one, $10,000-ish and I’ll sign the one that’s around $40,000 And we’ll do a report-out once we get the work done and what the final cost is That sound like a plan? Okay, all right, thanks guys Next on the docket is, we are pleased to announce after a rigorous search and interview process, that we are ready to hire the new Athletic director at Libertyville High School You will recall that one of the reasons that we need a new Athletic Director at Libertyville High School, is because we hired Briant as the Associate Superintendent toward the end of last year We’ve had two phenomenal retired Athletic Directors and individuals doing that job this year They’ve done a wonderful job in keeping things moving forward But we’re excited tonight to recommend the hiring of John Woods as Athletic Director And Tom, you just wanna give us a quick thumbnail again, because we’ve had some conversation with the Board regarding John >>Yes, so we are extremely excited at Libertyville High School to recommend to you the hiring of John Woods as our Athletic Director Since 2008 he’s been the Assistant Principal for Activities and Facilities at Champaign Central High School, and he’s been an athletic director since 2003 In his current role he supervises 21 sports and 57 activities He schedules the buildings facilities, he organizes their master calendar, and he also serves as their Director of Special Education He evaluates approximately 60 coaches and conducts formal evaluations for certified and non-certified and custodial staff As an Athletic Director, he’s highly active in the Illinois Athletic Directors Association He served as their President from 2015 to 2017, and he’s currently serving as its Treasurer This is the organization of all the Athletic Directors in the State of Illinois, so it gives him tremendous knowledge of other athletic programs and contacts and networks throughout the state He was the 2015 Athletic Director of the Year for his area in the State of Illinois, which is a really big deal He’s also a National Interscholastic Athletic Administrator Association Leadership Training Institute Instructor, a lot of words there, but that means he leads professional development sessions throughout the state on leadership, athletic program development at high schools and student wellness for coaches and athletic administrators What we really found with John, though, and among all of his professional accolades and accomplishments, he is a tremendously personable, charismatic, relationship-centered person who leads very much as a servant leader His current principal called him the best AD in the state, and one of the top in the nation His associate superintendent district director, told us that he creates great relationships with parents, students and co-workers, that he reaches out to all members of his community And our hiring team, our students, staff and administrative team were just really impressed with John’s ability to take core values of an institution and transform an athletic program so that every aspect of that athletic program reflects those core values So we feel that we are bringing to you, as a Board, one of the top athletic directors in the State of Illinois, and we are very excited to recommend him to you for hire >>So we will need a motion, second, any discussion and a vote >>Okay, is there a motion to appoint LHS Director John Woods, effective July 1, 2018? >>So moved >>Second >>Is there any discussion? No? If not, roll call please >>Groody >>Aye >>Huber >>Aye >>Lundstedt >>Aye >>Mauer >>Aye >>Thurman >>Aye >>All right, motion carries >>Okay, thank you very much Next on the Superintendent’s Report is 2017-2018 amended school calendar Under current Illinois rules and regs, when we have an emergency day off of school,

we have to amend the calendar As the Board is aware, we have more student attendance days than virtually any other school in the state, and as a result of that, when we have to take a day off, we do not have to add a day on the end of the year, or take a day off from spring break, or anything like that However, we do have to submit an amended school calendar, which would indicate that we had a snow day, a couple weeks ago, or a week and a half ago or so So, anyway, again, this is just a required function of what we would have to do if we’re fortunate enough to get out of the rest of winter and early spring with no more bad inclement conditions, and this will be our calendar If we have to take another day off at some point for inclement weather, then that month that we take the day off, we’ll be back with another amended school calendar So we would need, again, a motion and a second >>I make a motion that we accept the amended school calendar as presented >>Second >>Any discussion? >>Roll call please >>Huber >>Aye >>Lundstedt >>Aye >>Mauer >>Aye >>Thurman >>Aye >>Groody >>Aye All right, motion carries >>Okay, thank you We had three FOIA requests since our last Board meeting The first request is on 1/23/18 from Emily Coleman, The Lake County News, Sun Tribune Media Group, requesting all communication emails between September 5, 2016 and December 31, 2016 to and from Pat Groody, Prentiss Lea, Ellen Mauer, Denise Zwit, that contain the phrases election, petition papers, nominating papers and signatures Briant Kelly did the follow-up and we responded prior to the deadline Virtually nothing in that request On 1/23/18, Emily Coleman again from Lake County News Sun, Chicago Tribune Media Group, that looks like, >>That looks like a slightly different one >>Yeah, so this is a second one, all communication including emails between December 27, 2017 and January 8, 2018, to and from Prentiss Lea, Mary Todoric, Pat Groody, Ellen Mauer, that contain the phrases Todoric, Daily Herald, Harold Lee (mumbles) or husband Briant Kelly responded to that And on 2/1 Jim Tyrrell from the Prairie State Wire, requested a copy of our current bargaining agreement, data for all employees of CHSTE 128 represented by any organized labor, collective bargaining unit, including first name, middle name or initial, last name, department, job title, organized labor collective, bargaining unit name, government email address, school name and salary Dan Stanley and Briant responded to that in a timely manner >>Was that stuff we were able to give? That looked like another one of these fishing things >>Yes, because this was in the course of their employment >>So that’s a matter of public record So we didn’t have to create, again, on FOIA requests we don’t have to create a document that we don’t have We don’t have to create a brand new spreadsheet So we have this information in a format that was readily doable, and again, on the other two requests, virtually nothing in terms of to respond to Okay, so one last thing under Superintendent’s Report under other, the board has in front of them >>You have two donations >>Donations, I apologize >>Oh, I’m sorry We’ve been here too long >>They’re in here >>Oh, okay, there they are I apologize, two donations The first one from A-OK Industries, Mr. Dan Runger We wanna acknowledge his donation of machinery and equipment to the Applied Tech Department in Libertyville High School as listed below One Bridgeport mill, one forehead drill press and one forging oven So we thank A-OK Industries And the next one is from Mr. Greg Gratz in Libertyville We wanna acknowledge a donation of a commercial sandblaster to the Applied Tech Department at Libertyville High School We are excited to accept that gift Now, finally in the Superintendent’s Report, the Board has in front of it a special gift So Rita, do you wanna tell the Board what we have provided them tonight? >>You’ve previously shared with the Board our process for designing a portrait of a graduate, and that process involved input from almost 300 stakeholders, a writing and design team that carefully looked at the survey data, and crafted a message that, when we began the process, felt very future-focused, aspirational

and the focus on designing a document that would prepare students for what we viewed as a very uncertain future world We’re happy to announce that we officially soft-launched what has become our new mission with our staff on Monday And the theme of that soft-launch was the significance of our Daring Mission, in preparing students now for not only the uncertain future that they face, but for the challenging world that the events of the last few weeks indicate that we’re living in And so the words that we’ve crafted to create students who are daring, who are able to discover themselves, their passions, their interests, their own perspectives, and to act on those perspectives is more immediate and more urgent And so we’re really proud of the words that you’ve seen previously, and the brand new design that we unveiled for our students who are dreamers and doers, aware, resilient and healthy, inquisitive, nimble and global So we’d like you to unveil that new graphic that was met very favorably by the staff who also were issued their diplomas on Monday at our Institute Day Like to open it up and see our brand new graphic? I also have a sticker for your devices >>Just peel that off and put it on your >>Nice >>Well done >>Nice, nice, nice >>We will begin tomorrow to form a group that’s looking at bringing in voices, including our student voices as represented through the principles in implementing the mission and connecting our daily work to the language of our Daring Mission >>Okay, great job >>Thanks Rita >>(speaking faintly) there and beyond >>All right Pat That completes the Superintendent’s Report >>Okay, thank you very much All right, the consent vote agenda is listed We reviewed it earlier in the month If I could ask for a motion to approve the consent vote agenda as listed, please >>So moved >>Second >>Any discussion? Roll call please? >>Lundstedt >>Aye >>Mauer >>Aye >>Thurman >>Aye >>Groody >>Aye >>Huber >>Aye >>Motion carries All right, Program and Personnel, (mumbles) and Mauer >>Okay, we just have a few things We have Board policies for a second reading adoption We have Policy 41-10, Transportation Policy 5-90, Abused and Neglected Child Reporting Policy 5-220, Substitute Teachers Policy 6-50, School Wellness, and Policy 7-250, Student Support Services There have been no changes since the last reading So we’re looking for a motion to accept those as presented >>So moved >>Second >>Any discussion? Roll call please? >>Mauer >>Aye >>Thurman >>Aye >>Groody >>Aye >>Huber >>Aye >>Lundstedt >>Aye >>All right, motion carries >>Okay, and then a second item is Employment of Employees, and we’ll need a motion to approve those as presented >>So moved >>Second >>Any discussion? Roll call please >>Thurman >>Aye >>Groody >>Aye >>Huber >>Aye >>Lundstedt >>Aye >>Mauer >>Aye >>All right, motion carries, any other? >>Under other, I don’t have any others, does anyone else? >>Then we’re done >>All right thank you Facilities and Finance, since Jim’s not here, I guess I’ll just turn it right over to you, Dan, I guess, right, on the two bits >>Yeah, sure So really two bits to present for you that we presented at the Facilities and Finance Committee meeting, the first is a transportation bid As you know, one bid received, and that’s from Lakeside Transportation And so we recommend to approve that bid That’s a three year contract with an option to extend for a fourth and a fifth year >>In the amount of? >>It’s not an actual price, the route rates that are listed on all the bids and everything, so >>I make a motion to approve the Lakeside bid for three years >>With the option to extend, >>With the option to extend for two >>Second >>Any discussion? All right, roll call please >>Groody >>Aye >>Huber >>Aye >>Lundstedt >>Aye >>Mauer >>Aye >>Thurman >>Aye >>All right, motion carries And VHAC >>The second one would be for a motion to accept the bid from a C. Acitelli,

Heating and Piping Contractors of Villa Park, Illinois, for the Libertyville High School 2018 summer HVAC upgrades The base bid for the project was $1,130,000 So if we could have a motion to accept that bid >>And there’s no alternate, right Mark? Or there is no alternate >>No alternate? Do you want us to accept an alternate? >>No there’s no alternate with this project >>Okay, all right So, total bid is $1,130,000 >>$1,130,000 I make a motion that we approve the Acitelli HVAC contractor’s bid in the amount of $1,130,000 as presented >>Second >>Any discussion All right, roll call please >>Huber >>Aye >>Lundstedt >>Aye >>Mauer >>Aye >>Thurman >>Aye >>Groody >>Aye All right, motion carries Any other? Okay, then that’s it All right, no property, Seetle? >>Just as I mentioned last month, we were going to be voting on the recommended new superintendent, which we did, and she was improved, Ms Valerie Donnan >>Great background >>Thank you Important job to fill >>Well, yes, great one >>All right, anything else? Okay, on ISB, again, we’re gonna move into an executive session We will not be doing Item A, we will only be discussing collective negotiating matters 5IL CS120/2C2 So if I could ask for a motion to move into Executive Session? >>So moved >>Is there a second? >>Second Any discussion? Roll call please >>Lundstedt >>Aye >>Mauer >>Aye >>Thurman >>Aye >>Groody >>Aye >>Huber >>Aye >>All right motion carries Again, we will not be taking any further action this evening Thanks, good night everybody

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