Summary of the Homer School District 33C Finance & Operations Committee Meeting March 14, 2017

Summary of the Homer School District 33C

Finance & Operations Committee Meeting

March 14, 2017

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            Barb Wilson, President      Angela Adolf, Vice President      Amy Blank, Secretary

    Deb Martin, Member    Ed Campins, Member    Elizabeth Hitzeman, Member    Russ Petrizzo, Member                                                                                       

 

 

At the March 14th Finance & Operations Committee meeting:

 

  • Christi Tyler, Interim Assistant Superintendent for Business, presented a list of March bills as well as a listing of bills exceeding $5,000.

 

  • Arlene Siefert, Director of Technology, proposed that the District purchase 500 Chromebooks for the 2017-2018 school year and repurpose those currently used by our 8th grade students. The repurposed Chromebooks would be redistributed to the elementary schools and the new Chromebooks would be issued to our incoming 5th Students entering grades 6, 7 and 8 would keep the Chromebooks they are using this school year. The 500 new Chromebooks are expected to cost the District $110,000.

 

  • Siefert reported the District received three responses to a request for proposal (RFP) regarding a network upgrade in the District. She recommends the District hire Sentinel Technologies to complete the work because it meets the District’s growing needs and offers the best firewall protection.

 

  • Tyler reported that the Will County Emergency Management – Red Cross has asked to renew its agreement with the District enabling it to use our schools as shelters in emergency situations.

 

 

The Next Regular School Board Meeting is March 21, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.

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