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U-46 Board to vote upon IGA, varied bills, expenses
By Seth Hancock
The Board of Education in School District U-46 approved a $52,600 expenditure item, an intergovernmental agreement (IGA) and a resolution at its Monday, Jan. 9 meeting.
The votes were 6-0, board member Veronica Noland was absent.
The expenditure is with Able Pest Control, and it will be paid for from the operations and maintenance fund.
The proposal states it’s “to establish a primary agreement” in order to “schedule pest control services as part of the district’s comprehensive Integrated Pest Management (IPM) program.”
“The IPM program is a process of achieving long-term, environmentally sound pest suppression and prevention using a wide variety of technological and management practices that align with Board Policy,” the proposal adds. “Additionally, providing pest control services will comply with State regulatory guidelines.”
The IGA is between four school districts including U-46 and community unit school districts 300 (Carpentersville), 301 (Burlington) and 303 (St. Charles) for the Northern Kane County Regional Vocational System.
The districts can “offer shared career and technical education (CTE) programs,” the IGA states, and “the members of these districts would receive a wider variety of programs and more efficient services.”
According to the IGA: “The purpose of the System shall be to allow for programmatic alignment and continuity of career and technical offerings among secondary and postsecondary institutions; cooperation in shared use of facilities, equipment and personnel (where possible and desirable), cooperative efforts in continuous planning, evaluation, and improvement of programs.”
The IGA lists D301 as the administrative district.
The approved resolution allows for “vehicles to be removed from service and sold to a company ‘as is’ or to a junking company,” the proposal states. Included are 13 plant operations vehicles dating from between 1996 and 2006.
Also approved by a 6-0 vote was $18.9 million in itemized bills.