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September 26, 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 August 22, 2011, Facilities Walkthrough
VIII.b. Minutes of the August 22, 2011, Board of Education Regular Monthly Meeting
VIII.c. Minutes of the September 12, 2011, Board of Education Retreat and Minutes of the September 22, 2011, Board of Education Retreat Part 2
VIII.d. School Activity Accounts
VIII.e. Transportation Activity Account
VIII.f. Approval of the Bills
VIII.g. August 2011 Treasurer's Report
IX. Presentation(s) from the Floor
IX.a. Good News - Mrs. Dahn, Mrs. Tedor
X. Superintendent/Board Reports
X.a. Superintendent's Report - Dr. Gildea
X.b. Finance/Facility Committee - David Natzke, Sandy Bickley, Co-Chairs
X.c. Policy and Communications Committee, Teri Herchenbach, Chair
X.d. Handbook Committee - Teri Herchenbach/Kim Hansen, Board Representatives
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
X.i. SEDOL Governing Board Report - Sandy Bickley, Board Representative
XI. Monthly Financial Report - Mr. Tanner
Updated cash flow projections for the three operating funds, education, operations and maintenance, and transportation, through August 31, 2011, will be presented.  A performance report on district investments, real estate tax collections, and impact fee collections for August will be reviewed.
XII. Unfinished Business
XII.a. Recommendation to Adopt 2011-2012 School Year Budget  - Mr. Tanner
The 2011-12 school year budget will be presented for adoption.  All legal requirements regarding access to and notification of the public have been met. It is expected that the board will vote on adoption at this meeting.    
XII.b. Second Reading and Recommended Adoption of Revised Board Policies - Dr. Gildea
The following new or revised board policies will be presented for a second reading and recommended adoption: 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.  It is expected that the board will vote on adoption at this meeting.
XII.c. Second Reading and Recommended Adoption of the Strategic Plan - Dr. Gildea
Administration will recommend adoption of the amended Strategic Plan, reviewed at last month's board meeting, and refined at the Board Retreat on September 22, 2011.  It is expected that the board will vote on adoption at this meeting.
XIII. New Business
XIII.a. Presentation of Resolution Reauthorizing Participation in the Illinois School district Liquid Asset Fund – Mr. Tanner
A resolution authorizing the superintendent, director of business, or district treasurer to act on behalf of the district in matters associated with the Illinois School District Liquid Asset Fund will be presented. This is an update to the current agreement on file with PMA, modified now to reflect personnel changes.  It is expected that the board will act on the recommendation at tonight’s meeting.   
XIII.b. Presentation of Resolution for the Purposes of Establishing SEDOL Line of Credit – Dr. Gildea  
A resolution from SEDOL requesting member districts’ approval to continue a line of credit under the cooperative’s tax exempt status for payment of short term indebtedness will be presented.  It is expected that the board will vote on approval at tonight’s meeting.  
XIII.c. 1.   Approval of Application for Recognition - Dr. Gildea
Annually, school districts must submit an application for recognition to the State Board of Education.  It is expected that the board will vote at this meeting on approval of the 2011-12 Application for Recognition of Schools.  
XIV. Personnel - Dr. Gildea
The administration will recommend the following personnel items for board approval:
XIV.a. Accept the resignation of Wayne Schuck, bus driver, effective August 28, 2011;  
XIV.b. Approve an FMLA/paternity leave for Corey Sciutto, intermediate school P.E. teacher, from approximately October 14, 2011, through November 4, 2011;  
XIV.c. Accept the retirement of Gertrude (Trudi) Snavely, middle school media center director, effective at the end of the 2014-15 school year; 
XIV.d. Hire Katherine Driscoll as the middle school choir director for the 2011-12 school year;
XIV.e. Hire Dawn Foley as a 2-days-per-week elementary school lunchroom supervisor, effective August 25, 201;
XIV.f. Hire Tarsicio Rodriguez as a bus driver for the 2011-2012 school year, effective August 22, 2011;
XIV.g. Hire Zbigniew Iwaniszn, effective August 24, 2011, and Kathryn Graszer, effective September 8, 2011 as  bus drivers, for the 2011-2012 school year;
XIV.h. Hire Janet Edgell as a part-time at will bus driver for the 2011-2012 school year, effective August 20, 2011;
XIV.i. Hire the recommended personnel for middle school extra duty positions for the 2011-2012 school year as presented.
XV. Information Items
XV.a. Sixth-Day Enrollment - Three-Year Comparison - Dr. Gildea
XV.b. Review of Clubs for 2011-12  -  Mr. Ladenburger, Mrs. Dahn, Mr. Kersten
XV.c. Calendar Items - President Bickley
XV.d. Correspondence
XVI. Public Comments
XVII. Announcements
XVIII. Adjournment
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