February 4, 2020

The Board of Education recognized the seven National Merit Scholars from MHS. Those is attendance at the meeting were Alexandra Cigelnick—National Merit Commended; Kristen Canopy and Kyle Davis—National Merit Semi-Finalists. Those unable to attend were Adam Darlington, Tristan Parker, Kelly Schaffnit, and Evan Schick—all National Merit Commended.


Superintendent Update:

-Dr. Hill reviewed the District Strategic Plan on the District Dashboard.

-Dr. Hill reported that two new safety measures have been implemented. Raptor is a visitor management system being piloted at MHS. A revamped hotline system has been implemented on each buildings website. A Hotline Form can be used to report issues including bullying, self-harm, or a school threat.

-Dr. Hill reported the District is applying for a School Maintenance Grant as a part of the Illinois Jobs Now! Capital Program. The grant would provide up to $50,000. If awarded, the monies would be used toward conversion of MHS classrooms to Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) classrooms.


Discussion Items:

-Revision of Policies from Sections 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8.

Proposed New Textbooks/Resources for High School Anatomy and Physiology; High School Honors Biology, and Elementary Music. Textbooks are on display at the Morton Public Library for 30 days for public viewing and comments. Elementary music resource may be viewed at https://review.quavermusic.com

-Proposed Dual Credit Nutrition Course at MHS


Action Items Approved:

-Lease for Transportation Vehicles

-School Maintenance Grant Submission