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November 26, 2012 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 October 22, 2012, Policy & Communications Committee Meeting
VIII.b. Minutes of the October 22, 2012, Board of Education Regular Monthly and Closed Session Meetings
VIII.c. Minutes of the November 12, 2012, Committee of the Whole Meeting
VIII.d. School Activity Accounts
VIII.e. Transportation Activity Account
VIII.f. Approval of the Bills
VIII.g.  Treasurer's Report for November 2012
IX. Presentation(s) from the Floor
IX.a. Recognition of Board of Education - Dr. Gildea
In commemoration of American Education Week, Dr. Gildea will recognize the board of education members for their dedicated leadership of District 79.
X. Superintendent/Board Reports
X.a. Superintendent's Report - Dr. Gildea
X.a.1. 10-Year Life Safety Report
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, Board Representatives
X.e. Insurance Committee - Sandy Bickley, 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 October 31, 2012, will be presented.  A performance report on district investments, real estate tax collections, and impact fee collections for October will be reviewed.
XII. Unfinished Business
XII.a. Presentation of Revised and/or New Board Policies for a Second Reading and Recommended Adoption - Dr. Gildea
The following new and revised policies will be presented for a second reading and recommended adoption:  School Board: #2:20 – Powers and Duties of the School Board/Board of Education, #2:30 School District Elections, #2:110 - Qualifications, Term, and Duties of Board Officers, #2:125 - Board Member Expenses, #2:140-E – Guidance for Board Member Communications, Including Email Use; #2:200 – Types of School Board Minutes, and#2:220 – School Board/Meeting Procedure; Operational Services #4:45 – Insufficient Fund Checks and Debt Recovery,  and #4:170 – Safety; Professional Personnel #5:30 –Hiring Process and Criteria, #5:125 – Personal Technology and Social Media:  Usage and Conduct; Instruction #6:60 - Curriculum Content, #6:65 Student Social and Emotional Development, #6:110 – Programs for Students At Risk of Academic Failure and/or Dropping Out of School and Graduation Incentives Program, and #6:210 – Instructional Materials.  Policies have been reviewed by the Policy & Communications Committee and were presented for a first reading at last month’s meeting.
XII.b. Approval of the District Improvement Plan - Dr.Gildea

The district's 2012-13 School Improvement Plan was presented at last month's meeting for board review.  It is expected that the board will vote on approval at tonight's meeting.
XIII. Personnel - Dr. Gildea
The administration will recommend personnel items for board approval.
XIV. Information Items
XIV.a. Calendar Items - President Bickley
XV. Public Comments
XVI. Announcements
XVII. Adjournment
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