April 20, 2020 Board Highlights

April 20, 2020 Board Highlights

The District 64 Board of Education held its second virtual public meeting on Monday night. Using video conferencing, the Board discussed a number of issues, taking action on a couple of items and postponing action on others until future meetings. Highlights include:

Quest Food Management costs: The Board declined to pay $20,124 to cover salary and benefits to Quest Food Management Services for the period from March 13 to April 10. Quest has been able to use a loan under the CARES Act for the Paycheck Protection Program to cover salary of furloughed employees from April 13 to June 5. With school no longer in session, the district is currently only paying for Quest workers who are preparing breakfasts and lunches for students in District 64. That amount, between $2,500 and $2,750 weekly, is billed separately to the district.

Tabled agenda items: While the Board of Education discussed the expansion of District 64’s Special Education programming, a transportation contract for Lakeview Bus Company, and the use of Biosolids on school grounds, all three issues were postponed to future meetings. Please read below for the agenda to Monday night’s special board meeting and the schedule for future meetings.

New night for the Board of Education: Board meetings will be held on Thursday nights starting in July. The Board approved its meeting calendar for the coming school year. Continuing a long-standing tradition, the Board will rotate its meeting locations to visit all eight schools each school year as soon as they are open to the public.