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August 22, 2016 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, 2016, Board of Education Regular and Closed Session Meetings
VIII.b. Minutes of the August 8, 2016, Committee of the Whole 
VIII.c. School Activity Accounts
VIII.c.1. May 31, 2016
VIII.c.2. June 30, 2016
VIII.d. Transportation Account June 30, 2016
VIII.e. Approval of the Bills
VIII.f. July 2016 Treasurer's Report
VIII.g. Illinois Energy Consortium 2016-2017 Membership and Participation Agreement
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. Overview of the Beginning of the Year
X.b. Committee of the Whole - Jason Bonds, Chair
X.c. Policy and Communications Committee, Michele Kreis, Chair
X.d. Handbook Committee - Gabriela Whipple, Board Representative
X.e. Insurance Committee - Rich Hentschel, Board Representative
X.f. Health & Wellness Committee - Mark Ponce, Board Representative
X.g. SEDOL Governing Board - Jeff Luckett, Board Representative
X.h. PTO Report, Michele Kreis, Board Representative
X.i. Fremont Education Foundation - Mark Ponce, 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, 2016, 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. Purchase of Property
Mr. Tanner will present a proposal/contract to purchase the 41 acre property that is adjacent to district property, south of the district offices.  It is expected that the board will vote on approval at tonight's meeting.
XII.b. Consideration of a resolution providing for the issue of not to exceed $12,000,000 of refunding bonds of the District and for the levy of taxes to pay the bonds and authorizing the sale of the bonds to the purchaser thereof. - Mr. Tanner
It is expected that the board will vote on accepting the resolution at tonight's meeting.
XIII. New Business
XIII.a. Presentation of the 2016-2017 Proposed Budget and Set a Date for the Public Hearing – Mr. Tanner
XIII.b. Shared Transportation Services - Mr. Tanner
A proposal to share transportation services with SEDOL will be presented and reviewed.  It is expected that the board will vote on approval at tonight's meeting.
XIII.c. 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 2016-17 Application for Recognition of Schools.  
XIII.d. Approval of Out of State/Over Night Field Trips - Ms. Motsenbocker
Board of Education Policy 6:240 states that field trips extending beyond a 200-mile radius of the school or extending overnight must have the prior approval of the Board of Education. Ms. Motsenbocker presented the following four field trips for Board of Education consideration and approval.
XIII.d.1. Presentation and Review of Sixth Grade trip to Camp MacLean, a YMCA Camp in Burlington, Wisconsin
XIII.d.2. Presentation and Review of Eighth Grade Trip with the Music Department to St. Louis, Missouri
XIII.d.3. Presentation and Review of Seventh Grade Trip to Springfield, Illinois
XIII.d.4. Presentation and Review of Eighth Grade Trip to Washington, D.C.  
XIII.e. Presentation of Curriculum Review Year, District Assessment System, and Resource Proposals - Dr. Freeman
Dr. Freeman will present information on the curriculum schedule, assessment schedule and resource proposals.  It is expected that the board will vote on adoption of recommendations at tonight's meeting. 
XIV. Personnel - Dr. Gildea
Administration will present personnel items, including recommendations for certified and non-certified hires, leaves of absence, retirements, and resignations.
XV. Information Items
XV.a. Review of District 79 Communications Program - Mrs. Van Duch
Margaret  Van Duch, communications coordinator, will review the district's various methods of communication.
XV.b. Calendar Items
XVI. Public Comments
XVII. Announcements
XVIII. Adjournment
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