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November 18, 2015 at 7:30 PM - Regular

Agenda
I. CALL TO ORDER
II. ROLL CALL
Description:  Stoxen___, Klein___, Crosby___, Lehmann___, McMillan___, Theriault___, Parker___
III. ENTER CLOSED SESSION - 6:30 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 purchase or lease of real property for the use of the District, including meetings held for the purpose of discussing whether a particular parcel should be acquired, 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
Parker___, Crosby___, McMillan___, Theriault___, Klein___, Lehmann___, Stoxen___
IV. CLOSED SESSION ITEMS
IV.A. Employment
IV.B. Resignations
IV.C. Retirement
IV.D. Transfers
IV.E. Additional Matters
IV.E.1. Translation - Oralia Navarro
IV.E.2. Building Trades Program Discussion
IV.E.3. Administration Goals
IV.E.4. Superintendent Discussion
IV.E.5. Discussion of Meeting with Jr. High Staff
IV.E.6. Memorandum of Understanding
V. RETURN TO OPEN SESSION
VI. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
VII. SPECIAL RECOGNITIONS
VII.A. Harvard High School S.W.A.T.T. Team
VII.B. Jordan Peterson - Fall Cross Country
VII.C. Anne Marie Mueller - October Teacher of the Month
VII.D. Presentation from Ibrahim Yaqubi - Exchange Student
VIII. RECOGNITION OF VISITORS
Description:  The District 50 School Board appreciates and welcomes all visitors to tonight's meeting.  We ask that 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, we cannot respond to comments or answer questions at this time.

A member of the District 50 administrative staff will follow up within 48 hours of this meeting to determine if you would like to discuss the issue further.  In the interest of time, we ask that you keep your comments brief and limit them to three minutes.

Since our board meetings are recorded for re-broadcast to the public, your comments will be recorded as well.  We ask 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.  Thank you!
IX. CLOSED SESSION MINUTES
Description:  SUPERINTENDENT RECOMMENDATION: "I move to approve the closed session minutes for the October 21, 2015  regular meeting of the Board." Roll call (Parker abstain)
Crosby___, Lehmann___, McMillan___, Theriault___, Klein___, Parker___, Stoxen___
X. OPEN SESSION MINUTES
Description:  SUPERINTENDENT RECOMMENDATION: "I move to approve the open session minutes from the October 21, 2015 regular meeting of the Board of Education." Roll call (Parker abstain)
McMillan___, Crosby___, Theriault___, Lehmann___, Parker___, Klein___, Stoxen___
XI. CONSENT AGENDA
Description:  SUPERINTENDENT RECOMMENDATION: "I move to approve the consent agenda as presented." Roll call 
Lehmann___, Klein___, Crosby___, Theriault ___, McMillan___, Parker___, Stoxen___
Attachments: (5)
XII. NEW BUSINESS
XII.A. Employment
Description:  SUPERINTENDENT RECOMMENDATION: "I move to approve hiring Rebecca Shelton for the position of Special Education Instructional Aide at Harvard High School, Enrique (en-ree-kay) Riu (rye-oo) for the position of Special Education Aide at Jefferson School and Karina (kah-ree-nah) Fuentes (foo-when-tas) for the position of Bilingual Aide at Washington School." Roll call
Theriault___, Parker___,Crosby___,  Klein___, Lehmann___, McMillan___, Stoxen___
XII.B. Resignations
Description:  There were no resignations the month.
XII.C. Retirement
Description:  SUPERINTENDENT RECOMMENDATION: "I move to accept the notice of retirement from Holly Friday at the completion of the 2019 - 2020 school year, " Roll call
Parker___, McMillan___, Klein___, Crosby___, Theriault___, Lehmann___, Stoxen___
XII.D. Transfers
Description:  SUPERINTENDENT RECOMMENDATION: "I move to approve the transfer of Teresa (tah-ree-sah) Mercado (mer-cod-do) from the position of Bilingual Clerical Aide to Bilingual Instructional Aide at the High School, Amelia (ah-meal-yah) Graza-Vela (gar-zah - veh-lah) from the position of Bilingual Instructional Aide to Bilingual Clerical Aide at the High School , Amy Finfrock (fin-frock) from the position of Special Education Aide to Academic Intervention Assistant at Richard D. Crosby Elementary School andPaola (pow-lah) Harasimowicz (hare-ah-sim-oh-wits) from Special Education teacher to part-time Title I Reading Assistant at Jefferson School." Roll call
Crosby____, Klein___, Theriault___,  McMillan___, Parker___, Lehmann___, Stoxen___
XII.E. FMLA Requests
Description:  SUPERINTENDENT RECOMMENDATION: "I move to approve the FMLA requests for Kelly Hoguet (hoe-gut), Ranell (rah-nell) Blue and Michele Blazier (blay-zer) as presented." Roll call
Lehmann___, McMillan___, Parker___, Crosby___, Klein___, Theriault___, Stoxen___
XII.F. Fundraisers
Description:  SUPERINTENDENT RECOMMENDATION: "I move to approve the Harvard Jr. High Wrestling team T-shirt fundraiser from November 30, 2015 through February 9, 2016 to raise money for wrestling uniforms  and equipment, the Richard D. Crosby School library fundraiser from April 7, 2016 through April 15, 2015 to raise money for library furniture and books as presented." Roll call
Parker___, Lehmann___, Crosby___, Klein___, McMillan___, Theriault___, Stoxen___
Attachments: (1)
XII.G. Change Orders
Description:  There are no change orders this month.
XII.H. Memorandum Of Understanding 
Description:  SUPERINTENDENT RECOMMENDATION: "I move to approve the Memorandum of Understanding between the Harvard Community Unit School District  and the Harvard Education Association  regarding maintenance/custodial pay as presented." Roll call
Klein___, McMillan___, Theriault___, Lehmann___, Crosby___, Parker___, Stoxen___
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
XIV. FOIA REQUESTS
Description:  On November 9, 2015 Susan Johnson, FOIA Officer, received a request from Mr Vorkapic from Geneva, IL requesting copies of the invoices and/or billings from Aramark to the Harvard Community Unit School District #50 for operation of foodservice program for the time period of August 2015 through October 2015.  On November 9, 2015 Susan Johnson sent the requested information electronically.
XV. SUPERINTENDENT REPORT
XV.A. School Report Card - Administrators
XV.B. HEAT Program Update - John Hollingsworth
XV.C. Dual Language Update - Gregorio Arellano
XV.D. Technology Reports
XV.D.1. New Website - Lisa Tody
XV.D.2. High School Evaluation Survey - Lisa Tody
XV.D.3. District Technology Update - Miles Gratz
XV.D.4. Climate Survey Update - Grace Kruckenberg
XV.D.5. Digital Citizenship Week Update - Grace Kruckenberg
XVI. BUSINESS MANAGER REPORT
XVI.A. Presentation of the Tax Levy 
Attachments: (1)
XVII. DIRECTOR OF FACILITIES MANAGEMENT
Attachments: (1)
XVIII. REVIEW OF YEARLY BOARD CALENDAR
Attachments: (2)
XIX. ADDITIONAL MEETING DATES
Description:  Curriculum Committee Meeting  -  Tuesday, December 8, 2015, 9:00 a.m. 
Building Trades Committee Meeting  -  Wednesday, December 16, 2015, 4:00 p.m. 
Regular Board Meeting  -  Wednesday, December 16, 2015, 7:00 p.m.
XX. ADJOURN

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