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September 17, 2014 at 7:00 PM - Regular

Agenda
I. CALL TO ORDER
II. ROLL CALL
Description:  Stoxen____, Klein____, Crosby____, Lehmann____, Wilhoit____, McMillan____, Parker____
III. ENTER CLOSED SESSION - 6:00 P.M.
Description:  "I move to adjourn to closed session for to discuss the appointment, employment, compensation, discipline, performance or dismissal of specific employees of the District or legal counsel for the District, including hearing testimony on a complaint lodged against an employee or against legal counsel for the District to determine its validity, the discussion of minutes of meetings lawfully closed, whether for purposes of approval of the minutes or semi-annual review of the minutes as mandates by Section 2.06 of the School Code." Roll call
Wilhoit____, Lehmann____, Crosby____, Klein____, McMillan____, Parker____, Stoxen____
IV. CLOSED SESSION ITEMS
IV.A. Employment
IV.B. Resignations
IV.C. Retirement
IV.D. Transfers
IV.E. Co-Curricular
IV.F. Additional Personnel
V. RETURN TO OPEN SESSION
VI. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
VII. RECOGNITION OF VISITORS
Description:  The District 50 School Board appreciates and welcomes all visitors to tonight's meeting.  We ask that all visitors sign in so we can thank you for attending tonight's meeting.

This is the time in our meeting when we invite the public to address the school board with issues and concerns.  While the board is very interested in your comments, this is not a time for discussion or debate, so we cannot respond to comments or answer questions at this time.  However, a member of the District 50 administrative staff will follow up with you within 48 hours of this meeting to determine if you would like to discuss the comment or issue further.  So in the interest of time, we ask that you keep your comments brief and limit them to three minutes.

You should also know that since our board meetings are recorded for re-broadcast to the public, that your comments will be recorded as well.  With that in mind, we request that you keep your comments civil and professional.  We do reserve the right to stop anyone who does not comply with this request.  If you are interested in making a comment, please raise your hand.  When called on to speak, please give your name and address.  Thank you!
VIII. CONSTRUCTION UPDATE
Attachments: (1)
IX. CLOSED SESSION MINUTES
Description:  SUPERINTENDENT RECOMMENDATION: "I move to approve the closed session minutes from the August 20, 2014 regular meeting of the Board of Education." Roll call (McMillan and Parker Abstain)
Klein____, Crosby____, Lehmann____, Wilhoit____, McMillan____, Parker____, Stoxen____
X. OPEN SESSION MINUTES
Description:  SUPERINTENDENT RECOMMENDATION: "I move to approve the open session minutes from the August 20, 2014 regular meeting of the Board of Education." Roll call  (McMillan and Parker Abstain)
Crosby____, Klein____, Parker____, Wilhoit____, McMillan____, Lehmann____, Stoxen___
XI. CONSENT AGENDA
Description:  SUPERINTENDENT RECOMMENDATION: "I move to approve the consent agenda as presented." Roll call
Wilhoit____, Klein____, McMillan____, Parker____, Crosby____, Lehmann ____, Stoxen____
Attachments: (5)
XII. NEW BUSINESS
XII.A. Employment
Description:  SUPERINTENDENT RECOMMENDATION: "I move to approve hiring Haley (hay-lee) Gifford (gif-ford) for the position of High School choir and Jr. High general music teacher, Carrie (care-ee) Lindstrum (lind-strum), .5 High School Art teacher, Richa (reach-ah) Thakkar (tuck-er), English teacher at the High School, Marjorie (marg-or-ee) Brady (bray-dee), .5 High School Parent/Childcare teacher, Brian Smith, Business teacher at the High School, Todd Ramberg (ram-berg), Special Education teacher at the High School, Jennifer (jen-if-er) Cody (coe-dee), Special Education Department Chairperson, David Bakrins (back-rins), Special Education liaison at the High School, Erica (air-ick-ah) Coffer (coe-fer), .4 band teacher at Jefferson School, Jean Cooper (coo-per), Title III Resource teacher,Jami (jay-me) Janik (jan-ick), Cross Categorical Special Education aide, Colleen (cah-leen) Blaney (blay-nee), Bilingual Special Education aide at Richard D. Crosby Elementary School, Amy Finfrock (fin-frock) Special Education aide at Richard D. Crosby Elementary School, Pam Schultz (shullt-z), part time lunch/recess supervisor at Richard D. Crosby Elementary School, Sherry Montgomery (mont-gum-er-ree), part time lunch/recess supervisor at Richard D. Crosby Elementary School, Jacquelyn (jack-que-lynn) Gratz (gr-ats), Special Education aide at Richard D. Crosby Elementary School, Amy Lombardo (lum-bar-doe), Special Education aide at Richard D. Crosby Elementary School, Sandra (sand-rah) Urbina (er-bee-nah), Bilingual Special Education aide at Richard D. Crosby Elementary School, Andrew (an-drew) Nicky (nik-ee), 7th grade Special Education teacher, David Sunden (sun-dean), Maintenance/ Custodial position, Jared (jair-ed) Bauman (baugh-man), Maintenance/ Custodial position." Roll call
Lehmann____, McMillan____, Wilhoit____, Klein____, Parker____, Crosby____, Stoxen____
XII.B. Transfers
Description:  SUPERINTENDENT RECOMMENDATION: "I move to approve the transfer of Blanca (blan-ka) Flores (floor-ez) from night custodian to Head night custodian at Richard D. Crosby Elementary School ." Roll call
Klein____, Parker____, McMillan____, Crosby____, Lehmann____, Wilhoit____, Stoxen____
XII.C.  Resignations
Description:  SUPERINTENDENT RECOMMENDATION: "I move to accept the notice of resignation from Paul Dickfoss (dick-foss) effective August 26, 2014, Heather (heth-er) Trom effective August 20, 2014, Andria (an-dree-ah) Pettera (pah-tare-ah) effective August 19, 2014, Devin (dev-in) Wangler (wang-ler) effective August 25, 2014 Victor (vic-tor) Reyes (ray-ez) effective August 14, 2014, Jill Hegyi (heg-ee) effective September 9, 2014 and Bret Wilhoit (will-hoyt) effective August 21, 2014 ." Roll call
Wilhoit____, McMillan____, Crosby____, Parker____, Klein____, Lehmann____, Stoxen____
XII.D. Retirement
Description:  There are no notices of retirement this month.
XII.E. Co-Curricular
Description:  SUPERINTENDENT RECOMMENDATION: "I move to approve Chris Hulslander (hulls-lander)for the position of 7th grade boys basketball coach and Casey (kay-see) Seyller (sigh-ler) for the position of head cross country coach both for the 2014-2015 school year." Roll call
Crosby____, Klein____, Wilhoit____, Lehmann____, Parker____, McMillan____, Stoxen____
XII.F. FMLA Requests
Description:  SUPERINTENDENT RECOMMENDATION: "I move to approve the FMLA request for Karen Blazier (blaze-er) and Alma (all-ma) Pelayo (pah-lay-oh)." Roll call
McMillan____, Lehmann____, Klein____, Parker____, Crosby____, Wilhoit____, Stoxen____
XII.G. Fundraiser
Description:   SUPERINTENDENT RECOMMENDATION: "I move to approve the Jefferson School Taffy Apple fundraiser on September 26, 2014 through October 3, 2014 to raise money for field trips." Roll call
Parker____, McMillan____, Crosby____, Klein____, Lehmann____, Wilhoit____, Stoxen____
Attachments: (1)
XII.H. Change Order
Description:  SUPERINTENDENT RECOMMENDATION: "I move to approve Hartwig Plumbing & Heating, Inc. Change Order #2 in the amount of $2,529.00 for a new contract sum of $405,329.00, Hartwig Plumbing & Heating, Inc. Change Order #3 in the amount of $9,581.00 for a new contract sum of $414,910.00 and Burroak Masonry, Inc. Change Order #4 in the amount of $19,687.00 for a new contract sum of $668,958.00 " Roll call
Wilhoit____, Klein____, McMillan____, Parker____, Crosby____, Lehmann____, Stoxen____
Attachments: (1)
XII.I. Hearing Itinerant
Description:  SUPERINTENDENT RECOMMENDATION: "I move to approve Shawna (sean-ah) Christiansen (criss-jen-sen) for the position of Hearing Itinerant for the District." Roll call
Wilhoit____, Parker____, McMillan____, Crosby____, Lehmann____, Klein____, Stoxen____
XII.J. Memorandum of Understanding with the City of Harvard
Description:  SUPERINTENDENT RECOMMENDATION: "I move to approve the Memorandum of Understanding between the City of Harvard and The Board of Education of Harvard Community Unit School District 50 for School Resource Officer as presented." Roll call
Crosby____, Klein____, Lehmann____, Parker____, Wilhoit____, McMillan____, Stoxen____
Attachments: (1)
XII.K. Intergovernmental Agreement
Description:  SUPERINTENDENT RECOMMENDATION: "I move to approve the Reciprocal Reporting Intergovernmental Agreement Between the City of Harvard and the Board of Education of Harvard Community Unit School District 50 as presented." Roll call
Wilhoit____, Lehmann____, Crosby____, Parker____, McMillan____, Stoxen____
Attachments: (1)
XII.L. Application for the Recognition of Schools
Description:  SUPERINTENDENT RECOMMENDATION: "I move to approve the Application for the Recognition of Schools 2014 - 2015 as presented." Roll call
McMillan____, Parker____, Klein____, Crosby____, Lehmann____, Wilhoit____, Stoxen____
Attachments: (1)
XII.M. Resolution for Lease of Copier Equipment
Description:  SUPERINTENDENT RECOMMENDATION: "I move to forgo the reading of and approve the Resolution authorizing and approving Lease Purchase Agreement in connection with the lease of copier equipment for Harvard Community Unit School District No. 50, Counties of McHenry and Boone, State of Illinois as presented." Roll call
Crosby____, Klein____, Lehmann____, Parker____, Wilhoit____, McMillan____, Stoxen____
Attachments: (1)
XII.N. Drama Club Field Trip
Description:  SUPERINTENDENT RECOMMENDATION: "I move to approve the Drama Club field trip for January 8 - 10, 2015 in Urbana, IL." Roll call
Klein____, Crosby____, Parker____, Lehmann____, McMillan____, Wilhoit____, Stoxen____
Attachments: (1)
XIII. COMMITTEE REPORTS
XIII.A. Agriculture/Horticulture Committee
XIII.B. Building Trades Committee
XIII.C. Curriculum Committee
XIII.D. Facility Committee
XIII.E. Insurance Committee
XIII.F. Finance Committee
XIII.G. Labor Relations Committee
XIII.H. Negotiations Committee
XIII.I. Policy Committee
XIII.J. Superintendent Evaluation Committee
XIII.K. Strategic Goals Committee
XIV. FOIA REQUESTS
Description:  On August 21, 2014 Bill Clow, FOIA Officer, received a request from Amber Egan requesting the name and Professional Educator License information including areas of endorsement (specific endorsements, not general statements such as "area of service endorsed") for the individual hired and placed into the position of school librarian, librarian, library media specialist, media specialist, library teacher or library information specialist for the 2014/2015 school year.
On August 26, 2014 Bill Clow sent the information to Ms. Egan with all private information redacted.
XV. SUPERINTENDENT REPORT
XV.A. District Scores Presentation
XVI. BUSINESS MANAGER REPORT
XVII. DIRECTOR OF FACILITIES MANAGEMENT
XVIII. ATHLETIC/ACTIVITIES DIRECTOR
XIX. LITERACY COORDINATOR
XX. TECHNOLOGY REPORT
XXI. DIRECTOR OF COMMUNITY OUTREACH
Attachments: (1)
XXI.A. Volunteer Update
XXII. REVIEW OF YEARLY BOARD CALENDAR
Attachments: (2)
XXIII. ADDITIONAL MEETING DATES
Description:  Wednesday, October 15, 2014 - Regular meeting of the Board of Education
XXIV. ADJOURN

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