Quick Notes from the Board Meeting
At the Board of Education meeting held on Thursday, May 14, 2015, the board:
Recognized the four high school student council presidents and thanked them for reporting their school activities at school board meetings during the 2014-2015 school year. Student Council presidents are: Nicolette Esparza, Central; Jaki Farquhar, East; Melanie Kircher, North; and Sarah Richardson, West.
Approved the bid from Paper 101, located in Ankeny, Iowa to provide the Districts’ 2015-2016 paper for a total amount of $177,981.92. Lincoln-Way as in years past, worked with neighboring school districts and park districts to solicit a single bid to take advantage of quantity pricing. Participating districts include: Mokena 159, Frankfort 157-C, Mokena Fire Department, and the Frankfort Square, Manhattan, Mokena and New Lenox Park Districts.
Approved the May 6, 2015 outstanding invoice list in the amount of $826,754.95.
Dr. R. Scott Tingley, Superintendent, presented a District Financial Health & Enrollment Update. Dr. Tingley gave an historical perspective of the district finances. He reviewed three primary factors impacting the financial status of the District: the economy, enrollment trends and state funding. Based upon Board feedback, data pertaining to the following will be collected: financial history and financial projections based on various factors; feasibility study of closing one school; savings associated with eliminating one class for every student; savings associated with eliminating co-curricular programs; and referendum options. Findings will be presented at the June 11 school board meeting.