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August 22, 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 July 25, 2011, Board of Education Regular and Closed Session Meetings
VIII.b. Minutes of the August 8, 2011, Policy and Communications Committee Meeting
VIII.c. Minutes of the August 8, 2011, Committee of the Whole Meeting
VIII.d. School Activity Accounts
VIII.e. Transportation Account
VIII.f. Approval of the Bills
VIII.g. July 2011 Treasurer's Report
IX. Presentation(s) from the Floor
IX.a. Recognition of 2011 PTO Excellence in Volunteering Award Recipient
IX.b. Introduction of New Staff
X. Superintendent/Board Reports
X.a. Superintendent's Report - Dr. Gildea
A report on the 2011-2012 physical education class sizes will be given.
X.b. Finance/Facility Committee - David Natzke, Sandy Bickley, Co-Chairs
X.c. Policy and Communications Committee, Teri Herchenbach, Chair
X.d. Handbook Committee - Glen Gustafson, Board Representative
X.e. Insurance Committee - Glen Gustafson, Board Representative
X.f. Beautification Committee, Jason Bonds, Chair
X.g. PTO Report, Sandy Bickley, Board Representative
X.h. Fremont Education Foundation - Kim Hansen, Board Representative
XI. Monthly Financial Report - Mr. Tanner
Updated cash flow projections for the three operating funds, education, operations and maintenance, and transportation, through July 31, 2011, will be presented.  A performance report on district investments, real estate tax collections, and impact fee collections for July will be reviewed.
XII. Unfinished Business
There is no unfinished business.
XIII. New Business
XIII.a. Presentation and First Reading of the Strategic Plan - Bill Mesheimer, ECRA
Mr. Mesheimer will review the Strategic Plan and time line. The second reading will take place at the September board meeting.
XIII.b. Recommendation to Approve Tentative 2011-2012 Budget and Establish Date for Public Hearing - Mr. Tanner
The 2011-2012 tentative budget will be presented for board approval. Following board approval, the tentative budget will be available for public review in the district offices and posted online for 30 days.  Administration recommends setting the date for a public hearing on the budget for September 26 at 6:50 p.m.           
XIII.c. Recommendation to Approve Additional Depository Bank - Mr. Tanner
Administration will seek board approval of a Fremont 79 depository bank for the 2011-2012 school year.
XIII.d. Recommendation to Approve Additional Class Sections – Dr. Gildea  
Administration will seek board approval to open one additional class section in first grade and one additional grades three/four multiage class section for the 2011-2012 school year.  Enrollment in these grades has reached the maximum class size ratio guidelines established by the board.
XIII.e. First Reading of Revised Board Policies - Dr. Gildea
The following new or revised board policies will be presented for a first reading: Board of Education: Policy #2:70-E and #2:160; Operational Services: Policy #4:140; Educational Support Personnel: Policy#5:280 and #5:330; Students: Policy #7:90 and #7:325.  Policies have been reviewed by the board’s Policy and Communications Committee.  Policies will be presented for a second reading and recommended adoption at next month’s meeting.
XIV. Personnel - Dr. Gildea
The administration will recommend the following personnel items for board approval:
XIV.a. Accept the resignation of Barbara Martorana, 2-days-per-week lunchroom supervisor, effective August 5, 2011;
XIV.b. Accept the resignation of Karen Corrado, intermediate school lunchroom supervisor, effective August 8, 2011;  
XIV.c. Accept the resignation of Jan Cerniglia, 5-days-per-week middle school lunchroom supervisor, effective August 8, 2011; 
XIV.d. Accept the resignation of Miakea Toubekis, homebound tutor, effective August 15, 2011;             
XIV.e. Accept the resignation of Jennifer Meyer, middle school paraprofessional, effective August 10, 2011;
XIV.f. Accept the resignation of Katie James, Preschool for All teacher, effective July 27, 2011;
XIV.g. Approve an FMLA/maternity leave of absence for Kyle Snow, middle school teacher, from September 14, 2011, through September 23, 2011;
XIV.h. Approve an FMLA/Maternity leave of absence for Melissa Lesser, fourth grade teacher, beginning approximately October 18, 2011, through January 2, 2012;
XIV.i. Hire Erica Hintze and Robbert Oliver as bus drivers for the 2011-2012 school year, effective August 22, 2011;
XIV.j. Hire Jaclyn Cardenas as a middle school psychologist, at an MA+32, Step 2, for the 2011-2012 school year;
XIV.k. Hire Katie Glatz as a 3-4 multiage teacher at a BA, Step 1, for the 2011-2012 school year;
XIV.l. Hire Aurele Van Reck as a preschool for all teacher at a BA, Step 1, for the 2011-2012 school year;
XIV.m. Hire Meghan Cummings as a first grade teacher at a BA+8, Step 1, for the 2011-2012 school year;
XIV.n. Hire Nancy Brashear as a middle school paraprofessional for the 2011-2012 scool year;
XIV.o. Hire Lori Neukam as a 5-days-per-week middle school lunchroom supervisor for the 2011-2012 school year, effective August 25, 2011;
XIV.p. Hire Jared Kilmer as a 5-days-per-week intermediate school lunchroom supervisor for the 2011-2012 school year, effective August 25, 2011;
XV. Information Items
XV.a. Enrollment Figures - Dr. Gildea
XV.b. Report on Beginning of the Year Activities - Dr. Coglianese
XV.c. Calendar Items - President Bickley
XVI. Public Comments
XVII. Announcements
XVIII. Adjournment
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