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May 13, 2016 at 9:00 AM - SPEED Operating Committee

Agenda
1. Call to Order at 9:00 a.m.
2. Roll Call
3. Recognition of Visitors
4. Public Comment
5. CLOSED SESSION

Recommendation:
  That the Operating Committee goes into closed session to discuss employment, compensation, and/or performance of specific employees of SPEED, pending, probable, and/or imminent litigation. and/or matters relating to students.

Approval of items discussed in Closed Session will occur in Open Session.
6. Superintendents Report
Presenter:  Ms. Rossiter
7. Financial Report
Presenter:  Mr. Slattery
8. Approval of Consent Agenda
8.A. Personnel Report

Recommendation: That the Operating Committee approve the following personnel actions as recomended by the Superintendent
Description:  Recommendation: That the Operating Committe approve the following personnel actions as recommended by the Superintendent.
8.B. Approval of Minutes of March 11, 2016
8.C. Approval of Closed Session Minutes of March 11, 2016
8.D. Approval of Recurring Bills from April 15, April 29 and May 13, 2016

Recommendation:    That the Operating Committee approves the recurring bills from April 15, 2016 in the amount of $263,228.05;  from April 29, 2016 in the amount of $89,808.71; from May 13,2016 in the amount of $60,565.76  as recommended by the Superintendent.
Description:   
8.E. Approval of Non-Recurring Bills from April 21 and 22, 2016

Recommendation:    That the Operating Committee approves the non-recurring bills from April 21, 2016 in the amount of $1,471,424.00; April 22, 2016 in the amount $20,831.98 and $39,048.19; May 5, 2016 in the amount of $1,478.32; and May 13 in the amount of $81,569.05 as recommended by the Superintendent.
8.F. Administrative Contract Renewal 

Recommendation:    That the Operating Committee approves the contracts with the following Administrative personnel for the 2016-2017 school year as recommended by the Superintendent.

    Kristin Elliott, Director of Programs & Services
    Kevin Slattery, Director of Business/Finance                
    Sharon Curry, Director of Human Resources
    Joe Kekelik, Director of Building/Grounds               
    Tim Jonke, Director of Technology                          

   *Jessica Chen, Principal                 Early Learning Center (ELC)
    Kellie Clark, Assistant Principal     Early Learning Center (ELC)

  * April Brown, Principal           Program for Adaptive Learning (PAL)

  *Linda Wilson, Principal                              Independence School
    Andrea Paterala,  Assistant Principal        Independence School

    Janet DeBruin, Program Supervisor - District Programs & Services
    Nicole Taylor, Program Supervisor - District Programs & Services

*new positions
                     
Description:   
8.G. Calendar Adjustment for 2015-2016 School Year

Recommendation:    That the Operating Committee approves for the SPEED Programs to operate through June 2, 2016 and that the proposed emergency days of June 3, 6, 7, 8, 9, 2016 be declared special holidays days unless it is necessary to use in a future emergency situation as recommended by the Superintendent.
9. OLD BUSINESS
9.A. Combining Funds for FY17 Budget

Recommendation:    That the Operating Committee approves for the Education Fund 10 and the Operations and Maintenance Fund 20 be combined into the Education Fund 10 beginning with the FY17 school year as recommended by the Superintendent.
10. NEW BUSINESS
10.A. Auditors

Recommendation:    That the Operating Committee approves the contract with Legacy Professionals LLP  to provide auditing services for FY16 as recommended by the Superintendent.
10.B. Dental, Vision, and Medical Rates FY17

Recommendation:    That the Operating Committee approves the renewal rates with Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Illinois at an increase of 5.5% for PPO and 3.7% for HMO and a decrease for PPO Dental and no change in the HMO Dental, and Delta Vision, no change, as recommended by the Superintendent.
10.C. Summer School  (ESY) - 2016

Recommendation:    That the Operating Committee approves the 2016 SPEED summer school (ESY) plans (June 13, 2016 through July14, 2016 for a total of 19 days) as recommended by the Superintendent.
Attachments: (1)
10.D. Prevailing Wage Rates

Recommendation:   That the Operating Committee approves the Resolution containing the Prevailing Rate of Wages be adopted as recommended by the Superintendent.
11. Donation

Recommendation:    That the Operating Committee approves the donation received from a fund raiser hosted by Bambinos Restaurant in the amount of $12,546 to be used to purchase materials and equipment  for the SPEED Connections autism classes as recommended by the Superintendent.
Attachments: (1)
12. CLOSED SESSION
Recommendation:  That the Operating Committee goes into closed session to discuss employment, compensation, and/or performance of specific employees of SPEED, pending, probable, and/or imminent litigation. and/or matters relating to students.

  
13. INFORMATION ITEMS:Graduation Dates and Times - PAL- Program for Adaptive Living - Thursday May 26, 2016 5:00 p.m.
                                                Independence School - Tuesday, May 31,2016  5:00 p.m.
                                                Both ceremonies will be held in the Independence Gym celebrating High School and 8th Grade commencements.

Governing Board Officers for 2016-17
        Mr. Ron Bean            District 162      President
        Ms. Juanita Jordan    District 144      Vice President
        Ms. Kim Sanders       District 201U    Secretary
 
14. AUDIENCE TO VISITORS
15. ANNOUNCEMENTS
16. ADJOURNMENT
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