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August 17, 2016 at 4:00 PM - Regular

Agenda
I. CALL TO ORDER
II. ROLL CALL
Description:  Stoxen___, Klein___, Crosby___, Lehmann___, McMillan___, Theriault___, Parker___
III. ECRA GROUP PLANNING SESSION
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. School Website - Discussion Only
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 July 20, 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 July 20, 2016, regular meeting of the Board of Education." Roll call
McMillan___, Crosby___, Theriault___, Lehmann___, Parker___, Klein___, 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 Rebecca Blachford for the position of Math teacher at the High School, Amber Braun for the position of English teacher at the High School, Nicholas DeFilippis for the position of Harvard Academy teacher at the High School, Amanda Umland for the position of Transition Coordinator for Special Education students 18 - 22, Fernando Benito for the position of Dual Language Spanish teacher, Julie White for the position of Special Education teacher at the High School, Kathie Bough for the position of Secretary at the High School, David Schultz for the position of Math Department Chair, Armando Valdes for the position of PBIS Coach 1/2 stipend at the High School, Chelsea Lamb for the position of PBIS Coach 1/2 stipend at the High School, Jamie Lentz for the position of 6th-grade Science teacher, Susana Lopez Perez for the position of 8th-grade Spanish Language Arts teacher, Becky McDevitt for the position of lunchroom/recess supervisor at Jefferson Elementary School, Anne Gilmore for the position of Special Education aide at Jefferson Elementary School, Kristy Nellessen for the position of Special Education aide at Crosby Elementary School, Larisa Leader for the position of Social Worker at Crosby Elementary School, Mary Van Sickle for the position of Special Education aide at Crosby Elementary School, Nicole Clark for the position of Library Media Specialist at Crosby Elementary School, Saul Gonzalez for the position of Lunchroom/recess supervisor at Crosby Elementary School, Brittany Sutherland for the position of Secretary at Crosby Elementary School, Amy Stark for the position of Special Education teacher at Crosby Elementary School, Kelsey Kurth for the position of Special Education teacher at Washington School, Valorie Revere for the position of .5 Pre-K teacher, Augustina Diaz for the position of Special Education aide at Washington School, Sonia Alvarez for the position of Pre-K Dual Language teacher, Chelsea Lamb for the position of Jr. Varsity Scholastic Bowl coach for 2016 - 2017, David Schultz for the position of Head Varsity Wrestling Coach for 2016 - 2017, Justin Voss for the position of Freshman Boys' Basketball coach for 2016 - 2017 and Josh Schmidt for the position of Assistant Varsity Football coach for 2016 - 2017." Roll call
Theriault___, Parker___, Crosby___,  Klein___, Lehmann___, McMillan___, Stoxen___
XII.B. Resignations
Description:  SUPERINTENDENT RECOMMENDATION: "I move to accept the notice of resignation from Todd Ramberg from the position of Special Education teacher at the high school effective June 29, 2016, Christopher Hulslander from the position of 6th-grade Science teacher effective July 15, 2016, Katherine Kalmes from the position of English teacher at the high school effective July 26, 2016, Jasmine Garcia from the position of Special Education aide at Richard D. Crosby Elementary School effective August 1, 2016, Jessica Witt from the position of 1st-grade Reading assistant effective August 2, 2016, Brianna Wiemann from the position of lunchroom/recess supervisor effective August 3, 2016 and Edwing Diaz from the position of Dual Language teacher at Jefferson Elementary School effective August 8, 2016. "  Roll call
Klein___, Crosby___, Lehmann___, Parker___. Theriault___, McMillan___, Stoxen___ 
XII.C. Retirement
Description:  SUPERINTENDENT RECOMMENDATION: "I move to accept the notice of retirement from Jake Warren effective at the end of the 2019 - 2020 school year." Roll call
McMillan____, Parker____, Klein____, Crosby____, Lehmann____, Theriault____, Stoxen____
XII.D. Transfers
Description:  SUPERINTENDENT RECOMMENDATION: "I move to approve the transfer of David Schultz from the position of 8th-grade Math teacher to Math teacher at Harvard High School, Ranell Blue to the position of .75 8th-grade Science teacher, Karli Nenni from the position of Special Education teacher at Washington School to Pre-School teacher at Washington School, Maggie Binz from the position of librarian at Richard D. Crosby Elementary School to librarian at Jefferson Elementary School, Susan Johnson from the position of Secretary of Curriculum and Instruction to Confidential Secretary of Human Resources and Jean Cooper from the position of 5th-grade dual language English teacher to 4th-grade Dual Language Spanish teacher." Roll call 
Parker___, McMillan___, Klein___, Crosby___, Theriault___, Lehmann___, Stoxen____
XII.E. FMLA Requests
Description:  SUPERINTENDENT RECOMMENDATION: "I move to approve the FMLA requests for Amanda Fisher."Roll call
Lehmann___, McMillan___, Parker___, Crosby___, Klein___, Theriault___, Stoxen___
XII.F. Fundraisers
Description:  SUPERINTENDENT RECOMMENDATION: "I move to approve the Harvard High School Cheer Team Volunteer Work for Pledges fundraiser on August 20, 2016, or any Saturday, to raise money to help fund trips or overnight excursions and the Jr. High Library Scholastic Book Fair on October 19-31, 2016, and Feb. 8-20, 2017, to raise money to purchase more books for the library." Roll call
Theriault___, Lehmann___, Crosby___, Klein___, Parker___, McMillan___, Stoxen___
XII.G. Memorandum of Understanding
Description:  SUPERINTENDENT RECOMMENDATION: "I move to approve the Memorandum of Understanding between the Board of Education of Harvard Community Unit School District #50 and the Harvard Education Association to facilitate a one-year extension of the 2014-2016 Collective Bargaining Agreement as presented." Roll call
Theriault___, Lehmann___, Crosby___, Klein___, Parker___, McMillan___, 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 July 21, 2016, Susan Johnson, FOIA Officer received a request from Betty Zambon asking for the name, position, hire date, or promotion date if promoted to the position, prior position if promoted to the position, annualized starting salary, annualized current salary, and position description for the Superintendent and all administrative positions that report directly to the Superintendent.
On August 3, 2016, Susan Johnson forward the information to Ms. Zambon electronically.

On August 5, 2016, Susan Johnson, FOIA Officer received a request from Susan Marks asking for a copy of the Climate Survey conducted by ECRA for Harvard District 50.  On August 9, 2016, Susan Johnson Sent the information to Ms. Marks electronically.

On August 8, 2016, Susan Johnson, FOIA Officer received a request from Katy Smyser from NBC Universal asking if Harvard CUSD 50 currently have any leases or agreements with telecommunications providers for cellular antennae and/or towers installed by the provider on you school property, and if so copies of all current lease agreements, including documents showing the locations of all cellular antennae towers on Harvard CUSD 50 school property, and the amount paid to the school district each year by the telecommunications company. Send a quick reply if you do not lease property to a telecommunications provider.
On August 8, 2016, Susan Johnson sent the information to Ms. Smyser electronically.

On August 6, 2016, Susan Johnson, FOIA Officer, received a request from Betty Zambon asking for the name, position, hire date or promotion date if promoted into the position, prior position if promoted into the position, annualized starting salary, annualized current salary, and position description for School Psychologist within the school district.
On August 15, 2016, Susan Johnson sent Ms. Zambon the information electronically.
XV. SUPERINTENDENT REPORT
XV.A. Monthly Update on Curriculum and Instruction
XVI. BUSINESS MANAGER REPORT
XVI.A. Financial Dashboard Update
XVII. REVIEW OF YEARLY BOARD CALENDAR
XVIII. ADDITIONAL MEETING DATES
Description:  September 21, 2016  - 7:00 p.m. Board Meeting
XIX. ADJOURN

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