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August 25, 2014 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 28, 2014, Board of Education Regular and Closed Session Meetings
VIII.b. Minutes of the August 11, 2014, Committee of the Whole
VIII.c. School Activity Accounts
VIII.d. Transportation Account
VIII.e. Approval of the Bills
VIII.f. July 2014 Treasurer's Report
IX. Presentation(s) from the Floor
IX.a. Good News - Dr. Gildea
Staff who are new to the district this fall will be introduced.  A short reception will be held.
X. Superintendent/Board Reports
X.a. Superintendent's Report - Dr. Gildea
X.a.1. Meet & Greet
X.a.2. New School Year Statistics
X.a.3. Board of Education Annual Goals 
X.b. Committee of the Whole - Teri Herchenbach, Chair
X.c. Policy and Communications Committee, Teri Herchenbach, Chair
X.d. Handbook Committee - Michele Kreis, Board Representative
X.e. Insurance Committee - Rich Hentschel, Board Representative
X.f. Beautification Committee - Jason Bonds, Chair
X.g. Wellness Committee - Teri Herchenbach, Board Representative
X.h. SEDOL Governing Board - Teri Herchenbach, Board Representative
X.i. PTO Report, Michele Kreis, Board Representative
X.j. 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, 2012, 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
XII.a. District Assessment System
At last month's board meeting, Dr. Freeman provided an update on the district assessment system. This comprehensive K-8 assessment system has been adjusted to include the state mandated Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) assessment along with other assessments administered within the district. Dr. Freeman will present the recommendation for board adoption at tonight's board meeting.
XIII. New Business
XIII.a. Presentation of Shared Transportation Services Agreements - Mr. Tanner
Mr. Tanner will present the administration's recommendation to renew the agreements to share transportation services between Fremont 79 and Mundelein 75, Diamond Lake 76, and SEDOL. Sharing services between districts can provide cost benefits for shared administrative, teacher, and support services.  It is expected that the board will vote on approval of the agreements at tonight's meeting.
XIII.b. Recommendation to Dispose of Unusable Math Curriculum Resources - Dr. Freeman
Dr. Freeman will present the administration's recommendation to dispose of the district's unusable math curriculum resources. These resources include teacher materials and student texts that pre-date the New Illinois Learning Standards including the Common Core State Standards. It is expected that the board will vote on approval at tonight's meeting
XIII.c. First Reading of New or Revised Board Policies - Dr. Gildea
The following new or revised board policies will be presented for a first reading:  Board of Education, #2:20-Powers and Duties of the Board of Education; Indemnification; Operational Services #4:60-Purchases and Contracts and #4:90-Activity Funds; General Personnel #5:30- Hiring Process and Criteria, Professional Personnel #5:260-Student Teachers, #5:330-Sick Days, Vacation, Holidays, and Leaves; Students #7:20-Harassment of Students Prohibited, #7:180-Prevention of and Response to Bullying, Intimidation and Harassment, and #7:240-Conduct Code for Participants in Extracurricular Activities.  Policies will be presented for a second reading and recommended for adoption at next month's meeting. 
XIII.d. Approval of Application for Recognition of Schools - 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 2014-15 Application for Recognition of Schools.  
XIV. Personnel
Administration will present personnel items for board approval.
XV. Information Items
XV.a. Master Facility Plan Update
XV.b. Calendar Items
XVI. Public Comments
XVII. Announcements
XVIII. Adjournment
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