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January 24, 2011 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 December 13, 2010, Policy and Communications Committee Meeting
VIII.b. Minutes of the December 13, 2010, Public Hearing on the 2010 Tax Levy
VIII.c. Minutes of the December 13, 2010, Board of Education and Closed Session Meetings
VIII.d. Minutes of January 10, 2011, Finance-Facilities Committee and Closed Session Meetings
VIII.e. School Activity Accounts
VIII.f. Transportation Account
VIII.g. Bills
VIII.h. November 2010 Treasurer's Report
IX. Presentation(s) from the Floor
IX.a. Good News - Mrs. Tedor
X. Monthly Financial Report - Mr. Tanner
Updated cash flow projections for the three operating funds, education, operations and maintenance, and transportation, through December 31, 2010, will be presented.  A performance report on district investments, real estate tax collections, and impact fee collections for December will be reviewed.  A five-year financial projections report will also be presented.
XI. Superintendent/Board Reports
XI.a. Superintendent's Report - Dr. Gildea
XI.b. Finance/Facility Committee - David Natzke, Sandy Bickley, Co-Chairs
XI.c. Policy and Communications Committee, Teri Herchenbach, Chair
XI.d. Handbook Committee - Glen Gustafson, Board Representative
XI.e. Insurance Committee - Glen Gustafson, Board Representative
XI.f. Beautification Committee, Jason Bonds, Chair
XI.g. PTO Report, Sandy Bickley, Board Representative
XI.h. Fremont Education Foundation - Jason Bonds, Board Representative
XII. Unfinished Business
XII.a. First Reading of Revised Board Policies - Dr. Gildea
The following new and revised board policies will be presented for a first reading:  Policy 2:220, Board of Education, School Board Meeting Procedure; Policy 2:230, Board of Education, Public Participation at School Board Meetings and Petitions to the Board; Policy 2:260, Board of Education, Uniform Grievance Procedure; Policy 4:10, Operational Services, Payment Procedures; Policy 4:170, Operational Services; Policy 5:10, General Personnel, Equal Opportunity and Minority Recruitment; Policy 5:30, General Personnel, Hiring Process and Criteria; Policy 5:120, General Personnel, Ethics Renamed Ethics and Conduct; Policy 5:220, Professional Personnel, Substitute Teachers; Policy 5:260, Professional Personnel, Student Teachers; Policy 7:50, Students, School Admissions and Student Transfers To and From Non-District Schools; Policy 7:100, Students, Health, Eye, and Dental Examinations, Immunizations, and Exclusions of Students; Policy 7:310, Students, Restrictions on Publications and Written or Electronic Material Renamed Restrictions on Publications.  Policies have been reviewed by the Policy and Communications Committee and will be presented for a second reading at next month’s meeting.
XIII. New Business
XIII.a. Annual Designations as Required - Dr. Gildea
Administration will seek board approval of staff members nominated annually to fulfill various district functions.  These include such roles as student activity fund manager, homeless liaison, discrimination officers, among others.  It is expected that the board will vote on approval at tonight’s meeting.
XIII.b. Set 2011-12 Athletic Activity, and Textbook Fees -  Mr. Tanner 
The administration’s recommended student fees for next year will be presented.  It is expected that the board will vote on approval at this meeting.
XIII.c. Recommendation to Approve Additional Bus Mechanic Position - Dr. Gildea
Due to the heavy workload of our bus mechanic, administration is recommending board approval of one additional full-time bus mechanic for the remainder of the 2010-11 school year. It is expected that the board will vote on approval at this meeting.    
XIII.d. Recommendation to Approve Technology Equipment Cycle - Dr. Gildea
Technology Director, Adam Levinstein, proposed a plan for re-establishing a cycle for Fremont’s core technology replacements and shared the plan during the Facility and Finance Committee meeting on January 10, 2011, for board feedback. The plan outlines a 5-year replacement cycle for our core technologies, i.e., mobile devices, desktop computers, laptops, etc.  Administration recommends board approval of the plan.  It is expected that the board will take action on the recommendation at tonight’s meeting.
XIV. Action from Closed Session     

The appointment compensation, discipline, performance, or dismissal of specific employees of the public body.  Board action at this meeting is anticipated.
XV. Personnel - Dr. Gildea
The administration will recommend the following personnel items for board approval:
XV.a. Hire James F. Gordon, Jr., as a full-time bus mechanic for the 2010-11 school year effective January 24, 2011.
XV.b. Hire the following middle school extra duty sponsors and coaches:  Don Doll - Boys' Track Coach (open position) Anthony Kuzera - Asstistant Track Coach (open position) Lindsey Miska - Art Club (open club position) Scott Park – Seventh Grade Girls' Volleyball Coach (open position) Scott Park - Seventh Grade Boys' Volleyball Coach (open position) Jennifer Rogers - Girls' Track Coach (open position) David Stopps - Technology Club (open club position) Sarah Yakapovich - Seventh Grade Girls' Volleyball Coach (open position) Rebecca Kramer – Student Newspaper Teacher/Sponsor Jacob Smetters – Seventh/Eighth Grade Choir Coach/Sponsor Jacob Smetters – Sixth Grade Choir Coach/Sponsor
XVI. Information Items
XVI.a. Community Information Night - April 28, 2011, 7 p.m. - Dr. Gildea
XVI.b. Intervention Block Report - Ms. Motsenbocker and Mr. Ladenburger
XVI.c. Review of Elementary and Intermediate School Principal’s Coffees - Ms. Bennett and Mrs. Dahn
XVII. Public Comments
XVIII. Announcements
XIX. Adjournment
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