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July 20, 2016 at 5:00 PM - Regular

Agenda
I. CALL TO ORDER
II. ROLL CALL
Description:  Stoxen___, Klein___, Crosby___, Lehmann___, McMillan___, Theriault___, Parker___
III. SUPERINTENDENT SEARCH AND STRATEGIC GOALS
IV. 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 mandated by Section 2.06 of the School Code." Roll call
Parker___, Crosby___, McMillan___, Theriault___, Klein___, Lehmann___, Stoxen___
V. CLOSED SESSION ITEMS
V.A. Employment
V.B. Resignations
V.C. Retirement
V.D. Transfers
V.E. Additional Matters
V.E.1. Retirement of SRO Burton
V.E.2. Board Training for Expulsions
VI. RETURN TO OPEN SESSION
VII. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
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 from the June 15, 2016, regular meeting of the Board of Education." Roll call
Crosby___, Lehmann___, McMillan___, Theriault___, Klein___, Parker___, Stoxen___
X. OPEN SESSION MINUTES
Description:  SUPERINTENDENT RECOMMENDATION: "I move to approve the open session minutes from the June 15, 2016, regular meeting of the Board of Education." Roll call
McMillan___, Crosby___, Theriault___, Lehmann___, Parker___, Klein___, Stoxen___

SUPERINTENDENT RECOMMENDATION: "I move to approve the open session minutes from the June 21, 2016, special meeting of the Board of Education." Roll call
Crosby___, Theriault___, Lehmann___, Parker___, Klein___, McMillan___, Stoxen___

SUPERINTENDENT RECOMMENDATION: "I move to approve the open session minutes from the June 28, 2016, special meeting of the Board of Education." Roll call
Theriault___, Lehmann___, Parker___, Klein___, McMillan___, Crosby___, Stoxen___
XI. CONSENT AGENDA
Description:  SUPERINTENDENT RECOMMENDATION: "I move to approve the consent agenda as presented." Roll call 
Klein___, Crosby___, Theriault ___, McMillan___, Parker___, Lehmann___, Stoxen___
Attachments: (6)
XII. NEW BUSINESS
XII.A. Employment
Description:  SUPERINTENDENT RECOMMENDATION: "I move to approve hiring Victor Gonzalez for the position of ELS Spanish teacher at the Harvard High School, Katherine Kalmes for the position of English teacher at the Harvard High School, Justin Voss for the position of Reading teacher at Harvard High School, Susan Iles for the position of STEM teacher at Harvard Jr. High School, Erica Coffer's increase from .4 to .5  Band teacher position at Jefferson Elementary School, Teresa Ruhde for the position of CNA at Harvard Jr. High School, Janet Santos Ramirez for the position of Dual Language teacher 's aide at Washington School, Katie Wanamaker for the position of Harvard High School Scholastic Bowl coach for the 2016 -2017 school year, Morgan Hamilton for the position of Harvard High School head cross country coach for the 2016 -2017 school year, Hallie Dudley for the position of head football and basketball cheer coach for the 2016 - 2017 school year, Keith McCLoud for the position of head Jr. Varsity boy's soccer coach for the 2016 - 2017 school year, Adam Schultz for the position of assistant Freshman/Sophomore football coach for the 2016 - 2017 school year, Shon Ross for the position of head Jr. Varsity football and basketball cheer coach for the 2016 -2017 school year, Victor Gonzalez for the position of head Varsity boy's soccer coach for the 2016 - 2017 school year. " Roll call
Theriault___, Parker___, Crosby___,  Klein___, Lehmann___, McMillan___, Stoxen___
XII.B. Resignations
Description:  SUPERINTENDENT RECOMMENDATION: "I move to accept the notice of resignation from Brenda Anderson from the position of early childhood special education teacher and special education liaison at Washington School effective July 5, 2016, Kimberly Smith from the position of special education aide at Richard D. Crosby Elementary School effective June 22, 2016, Joseph Pienta from the position of 8th grade science and social studies teacher at Harvard Jr. High School effective July 6, 2016, Ashley Kopecky from the position of English teacher at Harvard High School effective June 17, 2016, Bianka Serrano from the position of special education aide at Richard D. Crosby Elementary School effective July 6, 2016."  Roll call
Klein___, Crosby___, Lehmann___, Parker___. Theriault___, McMillan___, Stoxen___ 
XII.C. Retirement
Description:  There are no notices of retirement this month.
XII.D. Transfers
Description:  SUPERINTENDENT RECOMMENDATION: "I move to approve the transfer of David Ramsland from the position of Social Worker at Richard D. Crosby Elementary School to Social Worker at Washington School and Maggie Binz from the position of part-time librarian at Richard D. Crosby Elementary School and part-time librarian at Jefferson Elementary School to full-time librarian at Richard D. Crosby Elementary School." Roll call
Parker___, McMillan___, Klein___, Crosby___, Theriault___, Lehmann___, Stoxen____
XII.E. FMLA Requests
Description:  SUPERINTENDENT RECOMMENDATION: "I move to approve the FMLA requests for John Hollingsworth, Jennifer Saylor and Sean Saylor."Roll call
Lehmann___, McMillan___, Parker___, Crosby___, Klein___, Theriault___, Stoxen___
XII.F. Fundraisers
Description:  SUPERINTENDENT RECOMMENDATION: "I move to approve the Jefferson Elementary School Taffy Apple fundraiser on September 23 - 30, 2016 to raise money for school-sponsored activities." Roll call
Theriault___, Lehmann___, Crosby___, Klein___, Parker___, McMillan___, Stoxen___
Attachments: (1)
XII.G. Swanson Nurse Scholarship Representative
Description:  SUPERINTENDENT RECOMMENDATION: "I move to approve William Parker as the Harvard School District 50 representative for the Swanson Nurse Scholarship Committee." Roll Call (Will Abstain)
McMillan___, Lehmann___, Klein___, Theriault___, Crosby___, Parker___, Stoxen___
XII.H. New Board Policy
Description:  SUPERINTENDENT RECOMMENDATION: "I move to adopt the new Illinois State School Board policy as presented." Roll call
Klien___, Crosby___, Parker___, Lehmann___, McMillan___, Theriault___, 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
XIV. FOIA REQUESTS
Description:  On June 24, 2016, Dr. Lauri Tobias, Superintendent received an FOIA request from Betty Zambon requesting a copy of the survey that was given to administrative employees and to teachers by the ECRA Group.  On June 28, 2016, Dr. Tobias sent the information electronically.

On June 20, 2016, Susan Johnson FOIA Officer received an FOIA request from Terrance Wilkinson requesting all information that was gathered or shared in the hiring process of Terrance WIlkinson by Harvard CUSD 50. Included will be the names and contact numbers of all individuals contacted in the background and reference checks conducted by all parties included in the process, and including but not limited to, Mr. Robert Zielinski and Dr. Lauri Tobias.  On June 21, 20156, Susan Johnson requested an extension of time pursuant to FOIA Section 3(e).  On June 30, 2016, Catherine LoCallo, attorney for Harvard District 50 sent the information to Terrance Wilkinson electronically.

On July 6, 2016, Susan Johnson, FOIA Officer received an FOIA  request from Betty Zambon requesting information for all teachers who left School District 50 during the 2013-2014, 2014-2015, 2015-2016 school years and including the teachers' name, school at which the teacher was employed, grade level and/or subject(s) taught by the teacher, date of hire, date of termination, reason for termination and whether or not an exit interview was conducted, and if yes, by whom and a written copy of the exit interview.  On July 11, 2016, Susan Johnson sent the information to Betty Zambon electronically.

On July 7, 2016, Susan Johnson, FOIA Officer received an FOIA request from Jay Schulz asking for the building specific results for the Employee Climate survey which should include any comments made by employees.  On July 11, 2016, Susan Johnson sent the information electronically.
XV. SUPERINTENDENT REPORT
XVI. BUSINESS MANAGER REPORT
XVII. REVIEW OF YEARLY BOARD CALENDAR
XVIII. ADDITIONAL MEETING DATES
Description:  August 17, 2016  - 7:00 p.m. Board Meeting
XIX. ENTER CLOSED SESSION
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 mandated by Section 2.06 of the School Code." Roll call
Parker___, Crosby___, McMillan___, Theriault___, Klein___, Lehmann___, Stoxen___
XX. RETURN TO OPEN SESSION
XXI. ADJOURN

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