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November 19, 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 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
IV.F.1. Cross Category Teacher at the Jr. High School - Discussion Only
IV.F.2. Reading Teacher at Richard D. Crosby Elementary School - Discussion Only
IV.F.3. Additional CNA at Richard D. Crosby Elementary School - Discussion Only
IV.F.4. Lunchroom Aides for High School - Discussion Only
IV.G. Administrative Goals
V. RETURN TO OPEN SESSION
VI. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
VII. RECOGNITION OF HARVARD BOYS SOCCER TEAM
VIII. 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.

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.  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, your comments will be recorded as well.  We request that you keep your comments civil and professional.  We 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!
IX. CLOSED SESSION MINUTES
Description:  SUPERINTENDENT RECOMMENDATION: "I move to approve the closed session minutes from the October 15, 2014 regular meeting of the Board of Education." Roll call 
Lehmann____, Crosby____, Wilhoit____, McMillan____, Parker____, Klein____, Stoxen____
X. OPEN SESSION MINUTES
Description:  SUPERINTENDENT RECOMMENDATION: "I move to approve the open session minutes from the October 15, 2014 regular meeting of the Board of Education." Roll call 
Parker____, Crosby____,Wilhoit____, McMillan____, Lehmann____, Klein____,  Stoxen___
XI. CONSENT AGENDA
Description:  SUPERINTENDENT RECOMMENDATION: "I move to approve the consent agenda as presented." Roll call
McMillan____, Klein____, Wilhoit____, Parker____, Crosby____, Lehmann ____, Stoxen____
Attachments: (5)
XII. NEW BUSINESS
XII.A. Employment
Description:  SUPERINTENDENT RECOMMENDATION: "I move to approve hiring Irene (eye-reen) Lopez (low-pez) for the position of Maintenance/ Custodial staff person, Caitlin (kate-lynn) Crawford (craw-ford) for the position of Special Education Aide, and Heather Lind for the position of part-time reading and math teacher." Roll call
Lehmann____, McMillan____, Wilhoit____, Klein____, Parker____, Crosby____, Stoxen____
XII.B. Transfers
Description:  There are no transfers this month.
XII.C.  Resignations
Description:  SUPERINTENDENT RECOMMENDATION: "I move to accept the notice of resignation from Felicia (fah-lee-sha) Rosales (row-zal-es) effective November 7, 2014, Sherrie (share-ee) Montgomery (mont-gum-ree) effective October 16, 2014, Margie (mar-gee) Brady (bray-dee) effective November 21, 2014 and Jennifer (jen-if-er) Kovach (coe-vach) from the position of Special Education Liaison effective Nov. 5, 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 Steve Torrez (tore-ez) for the position of head sophomore boys basketball coach, Cam Christoffers (criss-toff-ers) for the position of 8th grade girls basketball coach and Adam Ulen (you-lin) for the position of sophomore boys baseball coach all 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 Cynthia (sin-thee-ah) Spaeth (spay-th), Sean (shawn) Saylor (sailor), Erin (air-in) Kruckenberg (crew-kin-berg), Holly Friday and Joshua (josh-you-ah) Judge." Roll call
Klein____, Lehmann____, McMillan____, Parker____, Crosby____, Wilhoit____, Stoxen____
XII.G. Change Orders
Description:  SUPERINTENDENT RECOMMENDATION: "I move to approve the Carmichael Construction change order #1 in the amount of $2,679.00 for a new contract sum of $38,579.00 and Kellenberger Plumbing and Underground change order #1 in the amount of ($1,417.00) for a new contract sum of $15,383.00 as presented." Roll call
Crosby____, McMillan____, Lehmann____, Parker____, Wilhoit____, Klein____, Stoxen____
Attachments: (1)
XII.H. Fundraisers
Description:  SUPERINTENDENT RECOMMENDATION: "I move to approve the Harvard Boys Basketball team big screen t.v. raffle fundraiser from November 20 2014 through December 4, 2014 to raise money for the purchase of team sweatshirts, the Harvard FFA Country Meats Beef Sticks fundraiser on going from November 2014 through March 2015 to raise money for the FFA National Convention in Louisville KY and the State Convention in Springfield, IL, the High School physical education department online fundraising to purchase equipment for the fitness room, the Harvard Jr. High wrestling team T-shirt fundraiser from December 1, 2014 through February 10, 2015 to raise money for team shirts, the Jefferson Elementary School "Turkey Trot" walk-a-thon fundraiser on November 25, 2014 to raise money for curriculum related field trips, and the Toys for Tots district wide fundraiser from November 24, 2014 through December 25, 2014 to raise money and collect toys for children in the area." Roll call 
Wilhoit____, McMillan____, Lehmann____, Parker____, Crosby____, Klein____, Stoxen____
Attachments: (1)
XII.I. Insurance Renewal Proposal
Description:  SUPERINTENDENT RECOMMENDATION: "I move to accept the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois 2015 renewal proposal as presented." Roll call
Klein____, Wilhoit____, Parker____, Lehmann____, McMillan____, Crosby____, Stoxen____
Attachments: (1)
XII.J. Field Trip Approval
Description:  SUPERINTENDENT RECOMMENDATION: "I move to approve the Class of 2015 class trip on May 16, 2015 returning May 17, 2015 to Great America in Gurnee, IL." Roll call
Parker____, Lehmann___, McMillan____, Crosby____, Klein____, Wilhoit____, Stoxen____
Attachments: (1)
XII.K. Tax Levy - Information Only
Attachments: (2)
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 October 14, 2014 Susan Johnson, FOIA Officer, received a request from Deniece Hopkins, Organizer for the IEA-NEA  requesting the names of all non-certified support staff employees and their hire dates, all support staff job titles, work sites and corresponding addresses, the number of hours scheduled to work per week and the number of hours scheduled to work per year and if they are in the bargaining unit.  On October 21, 2014 Susan Johnson replied through email to Ms Hopkins with all requested information.

On October 27, 2014 Susan Johnson, FOIA Officer received a request from Jim Watts of the Union Election Integrity Unit requesting staff absence records for the dates of October 29, 2014 through November 4, 2014 to specifically include the teacher name, years of service and type of absence. Because this was a future request the reply was not due until November 9, 2014.  The extension was granted in the original request.  On November 7, 2014 Susan Johnson sent the requested information to Mr. Watts via email.
XV. SUPERINTENDENT REPORT
XV.A. ACT Scores Update
Attachments: (1)
XVI. BUSINESS MANAGER REPORT
XVI.A. Frost Insurance Update 
XVII. DIRECTOR OF FACILITIES MANAGEMENT
Attachments: (1)
XVII.A. What the CDB Grant has allowed the District to Accomplish.
Attachments: (1)
XVIII. ATHLETIC/ACTIVITIES DIRECTOR
XIX. LITERACY COORDINATOR
XX. TECHNOLOGY REPORT
XX.A. Update on the 21st Century Skills Task Force
XXI. BILINGUAL COORDINATOR
XXII. DIRECTOR OF COMMUNITY OUTREACH
XXII.A. Update on the Community Outreach Committee
Attachments: (1)
XXIII. REVIEW OF YEARLY BOARD CALENDAR
Attachments: (2)
XXIV. ADDITIONAL MEETING DATES
Description:  Wednesday, December 17, 2014 - Regular Meeting of the Board of Education
XXV. ADJOURN

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