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Minooka Community Consolidated School District 201 schools are turning to E Learning Days to help solidify how instructional time is made up when classes are canceled due to inclement weather or other events.

The school board took action accordingly at its Nov. 18 regular meeting. Superintendent Kris Monn had this to say.

The program, which goes into effect this school year, is a first for the district. Monn acknowledges that rolling out E Learning Days may come with its share of challenges.

Also at the meeting, officials voted to authorize a public notice and establish a public hearing on the 2019 property tax levy. Members of the school board are recommending a total operating levy valued at $25.4 million. The district anticipates its tax rate may drop to $3.32 from $3.34, which Monn said could lead to no tax increase if a homeowner’s property value remains stable. 

The public hearing is set for Dec. 16. State law requires the property tax levy to be adopted and filed by the last Tuesday in December. In other developments, the district agreed to a new five-year collective bargaining agreement with the Minooka Educational Support Professionals Association. 

According to school board documents, the starting rates will increase for all job categories covered by the agreement and increase them over years 3-5 to keep ahead of the new minimum wage scales enacted by the state of Illinois. In addition, existing employees will receive a 6% increase in the first year of the agreement. 

Both sides began bargaining in February. Monn said the negotiations went well, although there was a delay.

The school board will once again meet on December 16th.