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February 28, 2011 at 7:00 PM - Regular Meeting

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 January 24, 2011, Policy and Communications Committee Meeting
VIII.b. Minutes of the January 24, 2011, Board of Education and Closed Session Meetings
VIII.c. Minutes of February 14, 2011, Finance-Facilities Committee and Closed Session Meetings
VIII.d. School Activity Accounts
VIII.e. Transportation Account
VIII.f. Bills
VIII.g. December 2010 Treasurer's Report
VIII.h. January 2011 Treasurer's Report
IX. Presentation(s) from the Floor
IX.a. Good News - Ms. Motsenbocker
Presentation of the Life Safety Award by Countryside Fire Department
IX.b. Good News - Mrs. Dahn
IX.c. Quest Food Management Services Presentation - Mike McTaggart, President
X. Monthly Financial Report - Dr. Gildea
Updated cash flow projections for the three operating funds, education, operations and maintenance, and transportation, through January 31, 2011, will be presented.  A performance report on district investments, real estate tax collections, and impact fee collections for January will be reviewed.
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
XI.i. SEDOL Governing Board January 27 Meeting – Art Weller, Board Representative
XII. Unfinished Business
XII.a. Second Reading and Recommended Adoption of Revised Board Policies - Dr. Gildea
The following new and revised board policies will be presented for a second reading and recommended adoption:  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 first reading at last month’s meeting. It is expected that the board will act on adoption at tonight's meeting.
XIII. New Business
XIII.a. Presentation of Apple Lease/Purchase Agreement for Board Approval - Dr. Gildea
In accordance with the technology renewal plan, approved by the board at last month's meeting, administration will seek board approval of a proposed lease/purchase agreement with Apple Inc., which represents step one of a four-step process.  This initial lease will replace teacher mobile devices (Macbooks) and launch an iPad pilot program.  It is expected that the board will vote on approval at tonight’s meeting.
XIII.b. Presentation of Proposed Bus Lease/Purchase Agreement - Dr. Gildea
A proposed bus lease/purchase agreement to trade in and replace 5 of the district’s oldest buses, purchase 2 additional buses, and lease an additional 2 special education buses will be presented by the administration and recommended for adoption.  This agreement represents the first of a 5-year, annual plan that will sustain the district’s transportation fleet. It is expected that the board will vote on the recommendation at tonight’s meeting.
XIV. Action from Closed Session
XIV.a. Real Estate
XIV.b. Personnel
The appointment, compensation, discipline, performance, or dismissal of specific employees of the public body.
XV. Personnel - Dr. Gildea
The administration will recommend the following personnel items for board approval:
XV.a. Accept the resignation of Linda J. Heuser, special services paraprofessional, effective February 24, 2011.
XV.b. Accept the resignation of Michael Crandall, middle school teacher, effective at the end of the 2010-2011 school year.
XV.c. Approve an FMLA-Maternity leave for Amy Gratz, seventh grade teacher, beginning approximately May 16 through to the end of the 2010-2011 school year.
XV.d. Hire hire Andrea Poglayen as eighth grade trip director for the 2010-2011 school year.
XV.e. Hire Gina Ney as the middle school student council co-teacher-sponsor for the 2010-2011 school year;
XV.f. Hire the following individuals as fifth grade trip chaperones for the 2010-11 school year: Brenda Baldassano, Gregg Becker, Josh Bonner, Lisa Bonner, Becka Garcia, Amy Herchenbach, Sherry McAndrews, Patti Nulton, Jacqui Park, Kathy Reilly, MaryBeth Santi, Corey Sciutto, Rachal Swiderski, and Jill Wywra.

XVI. Information Items
XVI.a. Community Information Night - April 28, 2011, 7 p.m., Elementary School - Dr. Gildea
XVI.b. ISAT Dates Adjusted to March 8-18, 2011 - Dr. Coglianese
XVI.c. Review of Middle School Principal’s Coffees - Ms. Motsenbocker
XVI.d. Review Summer School Offerings - Ms. Bennett, Mrs. Dahn, Ms. Motsenbocker, Mrs. Tedor
XVI.e. Calendar Items - President Bickley
XVII. Public Comments
XVIII. Announcements
XIX. Adjournment
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