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November 24, 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 October 27, 2014, Board of Education Committee of the Whole
VIII.b. Minutes of the October 27, 2014, Board of Education Regular Monthly Meeting
VIII.c. School Activity Accounts
VIII.d. Transportation Activity Account
VIII.e. Approval of the Bills
VIII.f. Treasurer's Report for November 2014
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. Annual Life Safety Report - Dr. Gildea
X.b. Finance Committee -  Teri Herchenbach, Chair
X.c. Facility Committee - Jason Bonds, Chair
X.d. Policy and Communications Committee, Michele Kreis, Chair
X.e. Handbook Committee - Michele Kreis, Board Representatives
X.f. Insurance Committee - Rich Hentschel, Board Representative
X.g. Beautification Committee, Jason Bonds, Chair
X.h. PTO Report, Michele Kreis, Board Representative
X.i. Fremont Education Foundation - Kim Hansen, Board Representative
X.j. SEDOL Governing Board - Teri Herchenbach, 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, 2014, 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
XIII. New Business
XIII.a. Recommendation to Approve Addition of Bus Driver Position - Mr. Tanner
Administration will review the rationale for requesting the addition of one bus driver position for the 2014-2015 school year.  It is expected that the board will vote on the recommendation at tonight's meeting.
XIII.b. Review Proposed Upgrade to Communication/Security System - Mr. Tanner
Possible options that will upgrade Fremont's communication/security system will be presented and reviewed. It is expected that the board will vote on approval of the upgrade options at tonight's meeting. 
XIII.c. Review Options to Upgrade Wireless Network Access Capabilities - Mr. Tanner
The possible available options for increasing district wireless networkaccess capabilities will be presented.  It is expected that the board will vote on accepting an option at tonight's meeting.
XIII.d. Presentation of New and Revised Policies - Dr. Gildea
The Following new and revised board policies will be presented for a first reading: 
New and Revised Board Policies, PRESS, October 2014, Issue 87 Board of Education, #2:140 Communications to and From the Board, #2140-E-Exhibit - Guidance for Board Member Communications Including Email Use; Operational Services #4:45-Insufficient Fund Checks and Debt Recovery; #4:110 Transportation; #4:120 – Food Services; #4:130 Free and Reduced-Price Food Services; #4:150 – Facility Management and Building Programs; General Personnel, #5:10- Equal Employment Opportunity and Minority Recruitment, #5:185 - Family and Medical Leave, #5:220 Professional Personnel –Substitute Teachers; #5:250 Professional Personnel – Leaves of Absence; Instruction - #6:20 School Year Calendar and Day; #6:60 – Curriculum Content; #6:110 Programs for Students At Risk of Academic Failure and/or Dropping Out of School and Graduation Incentives Program; #6:280 – Grading and Promotion; #6:340 Student Testing and Assessment Program; Students #7:50 School Admissions and Student Transfers To and From Non-District Schools, #7:100-Health, Eye, and Dental Examinations; Immunizations; and Exclusion of Students, and #7:270-Administering Medicines to Students. Policies have been reviewed by the Policy & Communications Committee and will be presented at next month's board meeting for a second reading and recommended adoption.
XIV. Personnel - Dr. Gildea
The administration will recommend personnel items for board approval.
XV. Information Items
XV.a. Update on the District's Six Priority Projects for SY2014-2015 - Dr. Gildea and District Administrators
XV.b. Calendar Items - Mrs. Herchenbach
XV.c. Correspondence FOIAs - Dr. Gildea
XV.c.1. Rick Rottmann, I.B.E.W. Local 150 - Request for Invoices and Certified Payroll
XV.c.2. Gary Ostin NorthShore Business Technology - Request for Current Office Equipment Contract
XV.c.3. Jim Watts, Union Election Integrity Unit, Columbus, WI
XV.c.4. John Barron, Roofers & Waterproofers Local 11, Request for elementary roofing bid results and certified payroll.
XVI. Public Comments
XVII. Announcements
XVIII. Adjournment
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