D65 to hold 'virtual' meeting, OK security camera deal

Evanston School District 65 will hold a virtual board meeting Monday at 7 p.m.on the Zoom video conferencing platform.

Virtual meetings of public bodies are authorized as part of an executive order issued by Gov. J.B. Pritzker on Tuesday to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The board is scheduled to approve 10-year agreement totaling $543,854 with Greatline Communications of South Holland for a new security camera system for the district's schools that's to be installed over the next three years. The new system would replace existing cameras that school officials say are obsolete.

The board, which had planned to announce the appointment of a new member at this meeting to replace Candance Chow, who resigned last month, instead now is scheduled to set a closed-door meeting for March 30 to discuss filling the vacancy.

It's scheduled to approve a contract with B.W.P. and Associates of Libertyville for a not-to-exceed cost of $9,800 to search for new principals for Haven Middle School and King Arts School.

It's also scheduled to appoint Baker Tilly as the district's auditing firm for a three year term at a total cost of $103,140.

And its scheduled to review a draft calendar for the 2020-21 school year.

The meeting packet is available online. And the meeting will be available to be viewed live online.

Persons wishing to make public comments at the meeting are asked to email the board secretary, Adeela Qureshi, at [email protected] by 4 p.m. Monday to ensure proper access to the meeting. The board also encourages speakers to provide a written statement by email to the secretary.

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