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July 21, 2003

RICH TOWNSHIP HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT 227

 

MINUTES OF MEETING

JULY 21, 2003 

 

 

The Board of Education of Rich Township High School District 227 met in a regular meeting on Monday, July 21, 2003, in the Media Center at Rich Central High School, Olympia Fields, Illinois.

 

Mrs. Owens called the meeting to order at 7:40 p.m. and requested a roll call.

 

Present: Brunson, Burnette, Jasinevicius, Lohr, Norwood, Owens

Absent: Cohn

 

Also Present: Ms. Jarmon, Ms. High, Mrs. Williams, Fred Williams, Ms. Czmyr, Ms. Rich, Mrs. Czupryn, Mr. Brim, Dr. Knutson, Mr. Tandy, Mr. Cahill, Mrs. Panega, Mrs. Treichel

 

 

Approval of Consent Agenda

 

Mrs. Owens asked if any Board members wished to change or remove any item from the Consent Agenda.  There being none, Mr. Brunson moved and Mrs. Norwood seconded the following:

 

(04-01)            It is moved that the Board of Education approve the Consent Agenda items as listed.

 

  1.                         Approval of the Community Relations and Long-Range Planning Committee Meeting minutes of June 9, 2003; the regular Board meeting, Closed Sessions (1 & 2), and Hearing on the District’s Amended Budget minutes of June 16, 2003; the Special Joint Meeting of June 26, 2003; the Personnel Committee Meeting, Special Meeting, and Closed Session Meeting minutes of June 30, 2003; and the Special Meeting minutes of July 7, 2003; as attached.

 

 

  1.                         Approval of payroll and bills payable

 

It is moved that the Board of Education approve the payroll and bills payable dated July 21, 2003, as follows:

 

Payroll

                                                           

Gross Payroll June 25, 2003                 3,582,998.05  

 

                                                            Gross Payroll July 10, 2003                     282,700.89

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                                                            Bills Payable

 

Education                                                699,823.65

 

                                                            Operation & Maintenance                         155,735.71

 

Bond & Interest                                           300.00

 

                                                            Transportation                            79,609.78

 

Site & Construction                              399,803.75

 

Life Safety                                                4,368.74           

 

                                                            Total Bills Payable                         1,339,641.63

                                                                                      

            c.         Approval of payroll and bills payable for the Career Preparation Network                                                                                                   

 

It is moved that the Board of Education approve the payroll and bills payable dated July 21, 2003, for the Career Preparation Network as follows:

 

            Payroll                                                   

 

Gross Payroll June 25, 2003                    9,933.95

 

Gross Payroll July 10, 2003                   4,200.00

 

Bills Payable

 

Education                                        22,545.42                                

                                              

d.         Approval of classified and exempt personnel report

 

            It is moved that the Board of Education approve the classified and exempt personnel report listing new hires, leaves of absences, promotions, resignations, retirements, terminations, and transfers, as presented by the Superintendent, provided all the requirements of the State of Illinois are met.

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  1. Open closed session minutes

 

It is moved that the Board of Education open to the public the closed session minutes of the following meetings from 2002-2003 as follows: January 13, 2003 (Session 2), January 8, 2003, November 1, 2002

 

  1. Approval of SCOPE Membership

 

It is moved that the Board of Education approve the District’s membership in the South Cooperative Organization for Public Education (SCOPE) for the 2003-2004 school year.

 

  1. Approval of IASB Membership

 

It is moved that the Board of Education approve the District’s membership in the Illinois Association of School Boards (IASB) for the 2003-2004 school year.

 

Results of the roll call vote were as follows:

 

Aye: Brunson, Burnette, Jasinevicius, Lohr, Norwood, Owens

Nay: None

 

                                                                                                            Motion 04-01 carried.

 

 

Financial Considerations

 

Mr. Cahill requested adoption of the tentative fiscal year 2003-2004 budget.  Mr. Jasinevicius moved and Mr. Brunson seconded the following:

 

(04-02)            It is moved that the Board of Education authorize the publication of notice of hearing and availability for public inspection of the tentative Fiscal Year 2003-2004 Budget and establish September 15, 2003, as the date of hearing on the same, in accordance with Business Office Memorandum 04-01.

 

Results of the roll call vote were as follows:

 

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Aye: Brunson, Burnette, Jasinevicius, Lohr, Norwood, Owens

Nay: None

                                                                                                            Motion 04-02 carried.

 

 

Mr. Cahill requested adoption of the tentative fiscal year 2003-2004 Career Preparation Network budget.  Mr. Burnette moved and Mr. Brunson seconded the following:

 

(04-03)            It is moved that the Board of Education adopt the Tentative 2003-2004 Career Preparation Network budget as presented; direct that copies be made available for public inspection for a period of not less than 30 days expiring on or before September 15, 2003; hold a public hearing on said budget September 15, 2003; and direct the secretary to have inserted in the local newspaper the attached notice of said availability for inspection and public hearing, in accordance with Business Office Memorandum 04-02.

 

Results of the roll call vote were as follows:

 

Aye: Brunson, Burnette, Jasinevicius, Lohr, Norwood, Owens

Nay: None 

 

                                                                                                            Motion 04-03 carried.

 

 

Mr. Cahill requested adoption of a resolution abating the 2002 tax levy for General Obligation School Bonds.  Mr. Brunson moved and Mr. Jasinevicius seconded the following:

 

(04-04)            It is moved that the Board of Education adopt the Resolution abating the 2002 Tax Levy for General Obligation School Bonds (Alternate Revenue Source), Series 1999, of Township High School District Number 227, Cook County, Illinois, in accordance with Business Office Memorandum 04-03.

 

Results of the roll call vote were as follows:

 

Aye: Brunson, Burnette, Jasinevicius, Lohr, Norwood, Owens

Nay: None

 

                                                                                                            Motion 04-04 carried.

 

 

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Personnel Office Report

 

Mr. Tandy requested approval of teaching contracts.  Mr. Brunson moved and Mr. Jasinevicius seconded the following:

 

(04-05)                        It is moved that the Board of Education approve teaching contracts for the 2003-2004 school year as follows:       

 

Full-time

 

Traci Bartley                 Step 4, M.A. Lane

                                                            Charles Brown Step 1, M.A. Lane

                                                            Stacy Dunn                   Step 1, B.A.  Lane

                                                            Karen Losnedahl          Step 1, M.A. Lane

                                                            Richard Tarka              Step 16, B.A.+15 Lane

Matthew Williams         Step 8, B.A. Lane

Deborah Herrick          Step 16, M.A. Lane

           

provided all the requirements of the State of Illinois and the North Central Association are met.

 

Results of the roll call vote were as follows:

 

Aye: Brunson, Burnette, Jasinevicius, Lohr, Norwood, Owens

Nay: None

                                                                                                            Motion 04-05 carried.

 

 

Mr. Tandy requested approval of a retirement.  Mrs. Lohr moved and Mrs. Norwood seconded the following:

 

(04-06)            It is moved that the Board of Education accept the retirement request of certificated staff member Melanie Blood effective at the conclusion of the 2003-2004 school year.

 

Results of the roll call vote were as follows:

 

Aye: Brunson, Burnette, Jasinevicius, Lohr, Norwood, Owens

Nay: None

                                                                                                            Motion 04-06 carried.

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Mr. Tandy requested approval of Athletic/Activity Stipend Reinstatements.  Mrs. Norwood moved and Mr. Brunson seconded the following:

 

(04-07)            It is moved that the Board of Education approve the reinstatement of stipends for coaching positions and activity sponsorships as listed on the attached sheets.

 

Dr. Knutson noted that there would be a few additional reinstatements at the August 18 Board meeting.

 

Results of the roll call vote were as follows:

 

Aye: Brunson, Burnette, Jasinevicius, Lohr, Norwood, Owens

Nay: None

                                                                                                            Motion 04-07 carried.

 

 

Report of the Director of Teaching and Learning

 

Mrs. Panega updated the Board on the Professional Growth Academy which has been developed by the District Professional Growth Committee to support staff development needs.

 

Mrs. Panega updated the Board on articulation plans for Fiscal Year 2003-2004.  She noted that all foundation districts reaffirmed their ongoing support and commitment to continued articulation.  Articulation plans for 2003-2004 will include vertical team meetings in the core content areas and a township institute in January, 2004. 

 

 

Committee Reports

 

Mr. Burnette reported on the Personnel Committee meeting of June 30, 2003.  He noted Ms. Rich had given a report on the District’s mentoring program.  Mr. Tandy had given a report on exit interviews which he had received.

 

Mr. Brunson reported on the Budget and Finance Committee meeting held prior to the Board meeting.  Mr. Cahill had gone over the tentative 2003-2004 budget.  There had also been a discussion on the use of community and minority vendors for school district service contracts.

 

Mrs. Norwood scheduled a Policy Committee meeting for Monday, August 4, 2003, at 6:30 p.m. in the Board Room at Rich Central High School.

 

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Report of the Superintendent

 

Dr. Knutson updated the Board on school registration for 2003-2004.  He noted all three schools will have an evening registration to accommodate parents.

 

Dr. Knutson updated the Board on the Rich South auditorium.  He noted that the auditorium would be substantially completed by August 8, 2003. 

 

Dr. Knutson informed the Board that the District was in the process of scheduling open house receptions for its two new principals.  As soon as the dates are available, he will let the Board know.

 

 

Report of the President

 

Mrs. Owens reminded the Board that the next regular meeting is scheduled for Monday, August 18, 2003, at 7:30 p.m. in the Rich Central Media Center.

 

Mrs. Owens reminded the Board that a special meeting/closed session for Personnel Matters would take place on Monday, July 28, 2003, at 7:00 p.m. in the Rich Central Board Room.

 

Mrs. Owens requested a closed session to consider Negotiations Strategies and to consider the appointment, employment, discipline, dismissal, or compensation of an employee or officer.

 

Mrs. Owens reported on the Special Meeting of the Board held on July 7, 2003.  She noted that Dr. Kirkwood had been approved as principal at Rich South High School, and Dr. Brown had been approved as the interim principal at Rich East High School.

 

Mrs. Owens reported on the Board Self-Evaluation and Team Development Workshop held

July 11 and 12, 2003.  She noted that two consultants from the Illinois Association of School Boards had facilitated the workshop–Ms. Donna Johnson and Ms. Dawn Miller.  Various topics had been worked on, including evaluating performance, clarifying roles, setting goals, and discussing the need for effective communication.  Ms. Owens stated that a letter would be going out from the Board President to the community in the District’s quarterly newspaper.  Dr. Knutson noted this letter would also be posted on the District website.

 

 

At 8:15 p.m. Mrs. Lohr moved and Mrs. Norwood seconded the following:

 

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(04-08)            It is moved that the Board of Education go into closed session to consider Negotiations Strategies and to discuss the appointment, employment, discipline, dismissal or compensation of an employee or officer.

 

Results of the roll call vote were as follows:

 

Aye: Brunson, Burnette, Jasinevicius, Lohr, Norwood, Owens

Nay: None

 

                                                                                                            Motion 04-08 carried.

 

 

At 9:20 p.m. Mrs. Lohr moved and Mrs. Norwood seconded the following:

 

(04-09)            It is moved that the Board of Education reconvene its regular Board meeting.

 

Results of the roll call vote were as follows:

 

Aye: Brunson, Burnette, Jasinevicius, Lohr, Norwood, Owens

Nay: None

 

                                                                                                            Motion 04-09 carried.

 

 

At 9:21 p.m. Mr. Brunson moved and Mr. Burnette seconded the motion to adjourn.  After a voice vote, Mrs. Owens declared the meeting adjourned.

 

 

 

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President                                                                      Secretary