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November 15, 2010 at 7:00 PM - Regular Meeting

Agenda
I. Call to Order
II. Pledge of Allegiance
III. Roll Call
IV. Establishment of Quorum
V. Approval of Agenda
VI. Introduction of Guests
VII. Public Comments
VIII. Consent Agenda
VIII.a. Minutes of the October 25, 2010, Policy and Communications Committee Meeting
VIII.b. Minutes of the October 25, 2010, Board of Education Meeting
VIII.c. Minutes of November 8, 2010, Finance_Facilities Committee Meeting
VIII.d. School Activity Accounts
VIII.e. Transportation Account
VIII.f. Bills
VIII.g. August 2010 Treasurer's Report
VIII.h. September 2010 Treasurer's Report
IX. Good News - Mrs. Dahn
X. Recognition of Board of Education - Dr. Gildea
In commemoration of American Education Week, Dr. Gildea will recognize the board of education members for their dedicated leadership of District 79.  A short reception will be held.
XI. Monthly Financial Report - Mr. Tanner
Updated cash flow projections for the three operating funds, education, operations and maintenance, and transportation, through October 31, 2010, will be presented.  A performance report on district investments, real estate tax collections, and impact fee collections for October will be reviewed.
XII. Superintendent/Board Reports
XII.a. Superintendent's Report - Dr. Gildea
XII.b. Finance/Facility Committee - David Natzke, Sandy Bickley, Co-Chairs
XII.c. Policy and Communications Committee, Teri Herchenbach, Chair
XII.d. Beautification Committee, Jason Bonds, Chair
XII.e. PTO Report, Sandy Bickley, Board Representative
XII.f. Fremont Education Foundation - Jason Bonds, Board Representative
XIII. Unfinished Business
XIII.a. Presentation of Revised and/or New Board Policies for a Second Reading and Recommended Adoption - Dr. Gildea
The following policies are being presented tonight for a second reading and recommended adoption:  Board of Education - Policy 2:20, Policy 2:100, and  Policy 2:110; Operational Services - Policy 4:50; General Personnel -  Policy 5:100 and Policy 5:190; Professional Personnel -  Policy 5:290; Educational Support Personnel - Policy 7:20; Students - Policy 7:180, Policy 7:190, Policy 7:200,  Policy 7:285, and Policy 8:30;  Community Relations; and  Instruction - Policy 6:100. The Policy and Communications Committee members have reviewed these policies and recommend adoption.
XIII.b. Approval of the District Improvement Plan - Dr.Gildea
The district's 2010-2011 School Improvement Plan was presented at last month's meeting for board review.  It is expected that the board will vote on approval at tonight'sthis meeting.
XIII.c. Recommendation to Approve Website Management Company - Mrs. Herchenbach
The Policy and Communications Committee has interviewed the final two website design companies to manage the district's website.  It is expected that a recommendation on contracting with a design website company will be presented for board approval at this meeting.
XIV. New Business
XIV.a. Presentation of Tentative 2010 Tax Levy - Mr. Tanner
Director of Business Services Michael Tanner will present information on the 2010 tentative tax levy.  The administration recommends board approval of the tentative levy and the legal notice for the Truth in Taxation hearing.
XIV.b. Set Public Hearing for the 2010 Tax Levy  - Mr. Tanner
The administration will recommend that the public hearing on the 2010 tentative tax levy be set for 6:50 p.m. on Monday, December 13, 2010. It is expected that the board will take action on the recommendation at this meeting.
XV. Personnel - Dr. Gildea
The administration will recommend the following personnel items for board approval:
XV.a. Approve the appointment of Nancy Lepinski as the authorized IMRF agent.
XV.b. Approve a maternity/FMLA leave of absence for Tiffany Martinelli, kindergarten teacher, from approximately January 3, 2011, through to approximately March 25, 2011.
XVI. Information Items
XVI.a. Report on Middle School Principal's Coffee - Ms. Motsenbocker
XVI.b. Rachel's Challenge - Ms. Motsenbocker
XVI.c. Calendar Items
XVII. Public Comments
XVIII. Announcements
XIX. Adjournment
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