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September 19, 2018 at 7:00 PM - Regular

Agenda
I. CALL TO ORDER
II. ROLL CALL
Description:  Theriault____, Lehmann ___, Crosby____, McMillan____, Shafer____, Duber____, Roldan ____
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. 5ILCS 120/2(c)(1), amended by P.A. 99-646. Roll call
Lehmann___, Crosby___, McMillan___, Shafer___, Duber___, Roldan ____, Theriault ___
IV. CLOSED SESSION ITEMS
IV.A. Personnel
IV.B. Additional Matters
IV.B.1. Potential Litigation
V. RETURN TO OPEN SESSION
VI. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
VII. SPECIAL RECOGNITION
Description:  The WHIW Athletes of the Month for August are:
•Marcos Morales, boys soccer
•Jennah Brookner, girls golf
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. BUDGET HEARING
Description:  SUPERINTENDENT RECOMMENDATION:  "I move to open the hearing for the 2018-19 Harvard Community Unit 50 budget."  Roll Call 
Duber___, Roldan ____, Lehmann___, Crosby___, McMillan___, Shafer___, Theriault ___

SUPERINTENDENT RECOMMENDATION:  "I move to close the hearing for the 2018-19 Harvard Community Unit 50 budget."  Roll Call 
 Shafer___,  McMillan___, Lehmann ___, Duber___, Crosby___,Roldan ____, Theriault ___
X. BUDGET APPROVAL
Description:  SUPERINTENDENT RECOMMENDATION:  "I move to approve the 2018-19 Harvard Community Unit 50 budget."  Roll Call 
Crosby___, McMillan___, Lehmann___, Shafer___, Duber___, Roldan ____, Theriault ___
XI. APPROVAL OF MINUTES
Description:  SUPERINTENDENT RECOMMENDATION: "I move to approve the Open and Closed Session Minutes from the August 15, 2018 Regular Meeting of the Board." Roll call (Roldan abstain)
McMillan___, Duber ___, Crosby___, Lehmann ___,  Roldan ____, Shafer___, Theriault ___
XII. CONSENT AGENDA
Description:  SUPERINTENDENT RECOMMENDATION: "I move to approve the following consent agenda reports, Budget Activity Report, Treasurer's Report, Bills Payable Fund Summary, Bills Payable List, Insurance Cafeteria Report, Personnel Report, and the Accounts Payable Report as presented and the employment of Kristen Cannon for the position of Principal at Richard D. Crosby Elementary School for the 2018-19 school year; Michael Prombo for the position of CFO at Central Office for the 2018-19 school year; Amber Jones for the position of Lunch/Recess Supervisor at Richard D. Crosby Elementary School for the 2018-19 school year; Rachel Woodworth for the position of Lunch/Recess Supervisor at Jefferson Elementary School for the 2018-19 school year; Patricia Zavala for the position of Para Educator at Jefferson Elementary School for the 2018-19 school year; Sheri Seifert for the position of Art Teacher at Harvard Junior High School for the 2018-19 school year; Jacquelin Gunther for the position of Kindergarten Teacher at Richard D. Crosby Elementary School for the 2018-19 school year; Vanessa Salas for the position of Lunch Room Supervisor at Harvard Junior High School for the 2018-19 school year; Kristina Paul for the position of RTI Coordinator at Harvard Junior High School for the 2018-19 school year; Maria Arellano for the position of Special Education Aide at Harvard Junior High School for the 2018-19 school year; Rich Hammon for the position of Study Skills Teacher at Harvard Junior High School for the 2018-19 school year; Makenna Powell for the  position of Special Education Aide at Harvard Junior High School for the 2018-19 school year;  Elizabeth Thiersch for the position of Bilingual Resource Teacher at Richard D. Crosby Elementary School for the 2018-19 school year; Joseph Ellery for  the position of Math Teacher at Harvard High School for the 2018-19 school year; Palmira Salinas-Flores for the position of Night Custodian at Richard D. Crosby Elementary School for the 2018-19 school year; Bertoldo Navarro Herrera for the position of Maintenance Custodian for the 2018-19 school year; Freddy Juarez for the position of Assistant Soccer Coach at Harvard High School for the 2018-19 school year; Jeff Koza for the position of Assistant Wrestling Coach at Harvard Junior High School for the 2018-19 school year; Alexandria Sanchez for the position of Lunch Room-Recess Supervisor at Richard D. Crosby Elementary School for the 2018-19 school year; Maricruz Ramirez-Ortiz for the position of Instructional Aide at Richard D. Crosby Elementary School for the 2018-19 school year; Leslie Cabrera for the position of Special Education Aide at Washington Elementary School for the 2018-19 school year; and Anna Hughes for the position of .5 Early Childhood Art/Music Teacher at Washington Elementary School for the 2018-19 school year." Roll call
Lehmann ___, Crosby ___, Duber ___, Shafer ___, Roldan ___, McMillan ____, Theriault ___
XIII. NEW BUSINESS
XIII.A. Fundraisers
Description:  SUPERINTENDENT RECOMMENDATION: "I move to approve the Jefferson Elementary School PBIS Popcorn Sales Fundraiser on October 4, 2018, to raise money for the American Cancer Society; the Jefferson Elementary School PBIS Popcorn Sales Fundraiser on December 12, 2018, to raise money for Toys for Tots - local families; the Jefferson Elementary School PBIS Popcorn Sales Fundraiser and on March 13, 2019, to raise money for PBIS incentives, celebrations, popcorn supplies; the Harvard Junior High School Book Fairs from September 27 - October 3, 2018, and from February 8-14, 2019 to raise money to purchase new books for the library; the Harvard Class of 2020 School Spiritwear Fundraiser on September 24, 2018 to raise money for the Class of 2020's Prom; the Harvard Class of 2021 Candy Grams Fundraisers on December 5-7 and December 11-12, 2018 to raise money for the Class of 2021's Prom; the Class of 2021 Battle Royale Fundraiser on February 8, 2019 to raise money for the Class of 2021's Prom; and the Harvard Football Sideline Cheerleading Fundraiser from September 24-30, 2018 to raise money for sweatshirts/team shirts." Roll Call
Shafer ___, McMillan ___, Crosby ___,   Roldan ___, Duber ___, Lehmann ___, Theriault ___
XIII.B. Overnight Field Trips
Description:  SUPERINTENDENT RECOMMENDATION: "I move to approve the Harvard High School FFA 91st National FFA Convention overnight field trip to Indianapolis, Indiana from October 24-27, 2018." Roll Call
Crosby ___, Duber ___, McMillan ___,  Lehmann ___, Roldan ___, Shafer ___, Theriault ___
XIII.C. Single-Year Employment Contracts and 2.1% Salary Increase for Returning Administrators 
Description:  SUPERINTENDENT RECOMMENDATION:  "I move to approve the single-year employment contracts and 2.1% salary increase for returning Administrators for the 2018-19 school year: Steve Torrez, Washington Elementary Principal; Judy Floeter, Ed.D, Jefferson Elementary Principal;  Carl Hobbs, Harvard High School Principal; John Hollingsworth, Harvard High School Assistant Principal; Mike Patterson, Harvard High School Dean; Joe Edwards, Harvard Junior High School Assistant Principal; Margaret Segersten, Assessment & Grant Coordinator; LaShawn Lomax, Director of Special Education; Lisa Tody, Technology Coordinator; and Steve Miller, Facilities Maintenance." Roll Call
Lehmann ___, Shafer ___, Roldan ___, McMillan ___, Duber ___, Crosby ___, Theriault ___
XIII.D. Hourly Rate Increase for Returning Central Office Non-Administrative, Non-Union Support Staff 
Description:  SUPERINTENDENT RECOMMENDATION:  "I move to approve the hourly rate increase for returning Central Office non-administrative, non-union support staff for the 2018-19 school year: Cathie Fisher, payroll; Oralia Navarro, Insurance; Renee Gonzalez, Human Resource/Bookkeeper; Jolyne Hayes, Special Education Secretary; Darla Ferris, Accounts Payable; Heather Greenquist, Student Accounts; and Jodi Roberts, Technology Data." Roll Call
Roldan ___, Lehmann ___, Duber ___, Shafer____, McMillan ___, Crosby ___, Theriault ___
XIII.E. Superintendent Evaluation Process
Description:  SUPERINTENDENT RECOMMENDATION:  "I move to approve the hiring of HYA for the facilitation of the Superintendent's Evaluation for the Board of Education for the total cost of $4,500 plus Associate expenses." Roll call
McMillan ___, Crosby ___, Duber ___, Lehmann ___, Duber ___, Roldan ___,  Theriault ___
XIV. COMMITTEE REPORTS
XIV.A. Agriculture/Horticulture Committee
XIV.B. Building Trades Committee
XIV.C. Curriculum Committee
Description:  Next Meeting - November 19, 2018  - 5:00 pm
XIV.D. Facility Committee
XIV.E. Finance Committee
Description:  September 19, 2018 - 5:00 pm
XIV.F. Insurance Committee
Description:  September 19, 2018 - 4:00pm 
XIV.G. Labor Relations Committee
XIV.H. Negotiations Committee
XIV.I. Policy Committee
Description:   Next Meeting - October 17, 2018 - 4:00pm
XIV.J. Superintendent Evaluation Committee
XV. FOIA REQUESTS
Description:  On August 7, 2018, Toni Harmon, FOIA Officer, received a request from Katherine Smyser at NBC5 Universal requesting records sufficient to show all cases where Harvard Community Unit School District 50 paid a plaintiff or plaintiffs -- by verdict, settlement or satisfaction -- as the result of a sexual misconduct or sex/gender discrimination claim, from January 1, 2008, to the present. The records should also include information about settlements or payments that did not involve a court of law. In addition, all records of separation agreements and/or payments to individuals who stopped working with Harvard Community Unit School District 50 after being accused of sexual misconduct, harassment, or sex/gender discrimination were requested. On August 17, 2018, Toni Harmon forwarded the information electronically.

On August 7, 2018, Toni Harmon, FOIA Officer, received a request from Bethany Simpson at
SmartProcedure to provide all purchasing records from June 1, 2018, to September 3, 2018.  On September 4, 2018, Toni Harmon forwarded the information electronically.
XVI. SUPERINTENDENT REPORT
XVI.A. ECRA Student Performance Analysis - Margaret Segersten
XVI.B. Junior High Annex and Comprehension Discipline Plan
XVII. CFO REPORT
XVIII. ADDITIONAL MEETING DATES
Description:  October 17, 2019 - 7:00 pm Board Meeting
XIX. ADJOURN

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