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April 25, 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 March 21, 2011, Board of Education Meeting
VIII.b. Minutes of April 11, 2011, Finance-Facilities Committee Meeting
VIII.c. School Activity Accounts
VIII.d. Transportation Account
VIII.e. Bills
VIII.f. March 2011 Treasurer's Report
IX. Presentation(s) from the Floor
IX.a. Recognition of Service - President Bickley, Dr. Gildea
Art Weller, who is retiring from the Fremont Board of Education, will be honored for his ten years of service.  A short reception will be held.
X. Monthly Financial Report - Mr. Tanner
Updated cash flow projections for the three operating funds, education, operations and maintenance, and transportation, through March 31, 2011, will be presented.  A performance report on district investments, real estate tax collections, and impact fee collections for March 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
XII. Unfinished Business
XII.a. Recommendation to Approve the Amended-Final 2010-2011 School Year Calendar - Dr. Gildea
The final school year calendar, which sets the last day of school for June 9, 2011, will be presented.  It is expected that the board will vote on approval at this meeting.
XII.b. Recommendation to Pilot an All-Day Kindergarten Program for the 2011-2012 School Year - Dr. Gildea
Close to 80 parents have indicated their interest in an all-day kindergarten program for next year.  Administration recommends piloting three sections of all-day, tuition-based kindergarten classes for next year.   
XII.c. Recommendation to Approve Listing Agent for District Route 83 Property - Mr. Tanner  
A recommendation to list the district’s 10-acre parcel located on Illinois Route 83 will be presented.  It is anticipated that the board will vote on approval at this meeting.   
XII.d. Recommendation to Approve Adoption of New Social Studies Texts - Dr. Coglianese   
Dr. Coglianese will review the work of the Social Studies Committee during the last two years and present a new social studies textbook series recommended for adoption. It is expected that the board will take action on the recommendation  at this meeting.
XIII. New Business
XIII.a. Designate the Superintendent and Director of Business to Begin the Audit Process for the Current Fiscal Year - Mr. Tanner
Administration will seek board approval to begin the annual audit process for this school year.  Conducted by an independent auditing firm, the audit is typically presented to the board in September or October.
XIII.b. Recommendation to Adopt Proposed Impact Fee Structure for 2011-12 - Mr. Tanner
The impact fee structure proposed for 2011-12 will be presented for board review.  It is expected that the board will vote on adoption at tonight’s meeting.
XIII.c. Authorize the Superintendent to Hire Additional Classroom Teachers for 2011-12 School Year Per Board of Education Class Size Ratio - Dr. Gildea
Administration will seek board approval for the superintendent to hire additional classroom teachers for the next school year should enrollment reach the point of exceeding maximum class size limits as defined in the class size guidelines established by the board.  Final employment approval will come before the board at the next scheduled meeting.
XIII.d. Recommendation to Approve Addition of Part-Time Data Entry Clerk - Dr. Gildea       
Dr. Gildea will present the administration’s recommendation to create a part-time position of registrar/data base/ELL data entry clerk due to the increasing services and number of students receiving special education services.  This position will maintain special education student files.  It is expected that the board will vote on approval at this meeting.
XIII.e. Recommended Approval of the 2011-2012 School Year Calendar - Dr. Gildea   
As reviewed at the Finance/Facilities Committee, administration will present the 2011-2012 school year calendar for board approval.  Administration recommends Wednesday, August 24, 2011, as  the first day of school and June 7, 2012, as the last day, if no emergency closing days are taken.  The FEA has provided input to this calendar.  It is expected that the board will vote on approval at this meeting.POSSIBLE MOTION:  I move that the Fremont Board of Education approves the 2011-2012 school year calendar as presented. (Voice Vote)
XIV. Personnel - Dr. Gildea
The administration will recommend the following personnel items for board approval:
Attachments:
XIV.a. Accept the resignation of Russell Horning, intermediate school custodian, effective April 6, 2011;  
XIV.b. Transfer the duties of Scott Park from a seventh grade trip chaperone to an eighth grade trip chaperone for the 2010-2011 school year, and hire Scott Jetter as a seventh grade trip chaperone for the 2010-2011 school year.
XV. Information Items
XV.a. 2010 Tax Rate Information - Mr. Tanner
XV.b. Update on Curriculum Committees' Work - Dr. Coglianese
A brief summary on the work completed this year by the curriculum committees will be provided.
XV.c. Fremont Meets Requirements for IDEA Services - Dr. Gildea
XV.d. Elementary and Intermediate School Coffees - Ms. Bennett, Mrs. Dahn
XV.e. Calendar Items - President Bickley
XVI. Public Comments
XVII. Announcements
XVIII. Other Business
XVIII.a. Certify Board Member Election Results from the Lake County Clerk’s Office -Dr. Gildea
It is expected that the board will certify the canvass conducted by the Lake County Clerk’s Office of the April 5, 2011, election of members to the Fremont Board of Education.
XVIII.b. Administrating the Oath of Office for New Board Members - President Bickley
Kim Hansen, elected to the board in the April 5, 2011, election, will take the oath of office.
XIX. Adjournment
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