School Board Niles Township District 219, Cook County, Illinois MINUTES Monday, March 21, 2011

The meeting was held in the board room of the administrative offices of Niles Township High School District 219 at 7700 Gross Point Road in Skokie, Illinois. I. Call to Order and Roll Call Board President Robert Silverman called the meeting to order at 6:50 p.m. Board members present at roll Call: Sheri Doniger, Carlton Evans, Ruth Klint, Jeffrey Greenspan, Robert Silverman, Lynda Smith, Eileen Valfer. II. Closed Session It was moved by VALFER and seconded by SMITH to recess into closed session to discuss the appointment, employment , compensation, discipline, performance, or dismissal of employees, collective bargaining, purchase of property, security procedures, student disciplinary cases, the placement of individual students in special education programs and other matters related to individual students and pending litigation. A roll call vote was taken. Voting Aye: Doniger, Evans, Greenspan, Klint, Silverman, Smith, Valfer. The motion carried. The Board recessed into closed session at 6:55 p.m. III. Recall to order of Open Session Mr. Silverman recalled the meeting to order at 8:00 p.m. The Pledge was recited. IV. Changes / Additions to the Agenda Added to the Consent Agenda was a green personnel handout. Removed from the consent agenda was item number 6 on personnel sheet. V. Audience to Visitors (on agenda items only) Deborah Donley of 8020 Lowell in Skokie read a letter she previously sent to Dr. Gatta, the Board of Education, Dr. McTague and Dr. Cummings regarding the importance of keeping the current nontenured guidance counselors at Niles North as they have developed authentic working relations with the students. She also presented signed petitions supporting the request. VI. Student Board Member Comments Rachel Heller representing Niles North stated that Breakfast with the Board went very well and student government was working on upcoming events including a charity event and movie night. She stated spirit week and pep assembly were great, National Honor Society be would taking place on April 7th at 7:00 p.m. and International Week begins April 11th. Chris Ahmed of Niles West stated their pep assembly was fun. Echo Effect took first place at ICHSA and was scheduled for an April 15th competition. Niles West Debate Team continues to do well in competition, the Rotimi variety show was currently going on, National Honor Society was holding a food drive and the Boys’ Basketball team had a great season in spite of losing to Schaumburg. VII. Community Representative Comments No one asked to speak Minutes of the Regular Board Meeting of March 21, 2011  

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VIII. Approval of Consent Agenda It was moved by DONIGER and seconded by VALFER to approve the consent agenda as amended. A roll call vote was taken. Voting Aye: Doniger, Evans, Greenspan, Klint, Silverman, Smith, Valfer. The motion carried. Included in the Consent Agenda − Monthly Bills and Payroll in the amount of $8,271,549.30 − Personnel* − Approved administrative contracts for the following administrators: POSITION/LOCATION SALARY EFFECTIVE NAME Bradburn, Anthony Director of English and Reading / $113,000 7/1/2011North, 205 days 6/30/2012 Connolly, Bridget Assistant Principal for Pupil Personnel $128,000 7/1/2011Services-North, 260 days 6/30/2014 Frampton, John Director of Niles Central / Niles $108,150 7/1/2011Central, 205 days 6/30/2013 − Approved the employment of the following support staff for the 2011-2012 school year: NAME POSITION/LOCATION FTE EFFECTIVE Johnson, Jane Registrar / North-S4, Step 7, 260 days 1.0 7/1/2011 − Approved the change in retirement date for the following support staff: NAME POSITION/LOCATION FROM Berger, Loretta Duplication / West 6/30/2012 (previously approved on 1/11/10) − Approved the retirement of the following support staff: NAME POSITION/LOCATION Kiser, Christine Attendance Office / West

TO 6/30/2011

EFFECTIVE 6/2013

− Approved the retirement of the following certified staff: POSITION/LOCATION EFFECTIVE DATE NAME Smith, Celeste Special Education / North 6/2017 − Approved the change for the following administrators leave of absence: NAME POSITION/LOCATION TYPE OF LEAVE FROM Costigan, Patricia Director of Special Family Care – Unpaid 1.0 Board Education-West approved 10/18/2010

TO .6 - Beginning 3/16/2011

− Approved the following unpaid leave of absence for the 2010-11 school year: NAME POSITION/LOCATION TYPE OF LEAVE Georges, Alan Paraprofessional, Foreign Languages / Continuing Education – Unpaid (5 West days) 3/21/2011 – 3/25/2011 Jeter, Andrew English – West Continued Education – Unpaid (15) days 5/32/2011 – 6/13/2011 −

Approved the employment of the following part-time/temporary staff for the 2010-2011 school year: NAME POSITION/LOCATION RATE EFFECTIVE Balogun, Abidemi Textbook Center / North $8.25/Hr. 3/21/2011 Chau, Kesha Textbook Center / North $8.25/Hr. 3/21/2011 Choute, Maridsa Textbook Center / West $8.25/Hr. 3/21/2011 Fernandes, Maria Textbook Center / North $8.25/Hr. 3/21/2011 Joseph, Joane Textbook Center / North $8.25/Hr. 3/21/2011 Magel, Ilana Textbook Center / West $8.25/Hr. 3/21/2011 Nguyen, Amy Textbook Center / West $8.25/Hr. 3/21/2011 Nissan, Ashour Textbook Center / North $8.25/Hr. 3/21/2011

Minutes of the Regular Board Meeting of March 21, 2011  

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Patel, Shivani Perdue, Devin Sherman, Joy Weinketz, Gabrielle Potiyevskiy, Vladimir Simon, Matthew Montcalm, Keith Williamson, Thorsten Weismann, Norma Potiyevskiy, Vladimir Simon, Matthew Montcalm, Keith Williamson, Thorsten Weismann, Norma

Textbook Center / North Textbook Center / North Textbook Center / West Textbook Center / North Textbook Center / North Textbook Center / North Job Coach / West Job Coach / West Job Coach / West Textbook Center / North Textbook Center / North Job Coach / West Job Coach / West Job Coach / West

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− Approved the employment of the following paid interns for the 2011-2012 school year: POSITION/LOCATION SALARY EFFECTIVE NAME Marous, Anne Social Work Intern / West & Central $9,000/Yr. 8/22/2011 Shenoo, Dominika Social Work Intern / West $9,000/Yr. 8/22/2011 Wandro, Josh Social Work Intern / West $9,000/Yr. 8/22/2011 Eby, Lauren Psychology Intern / West $16,000/Yr. 8/22/2011 Maggard, Nicole Psychology Intern / West $16,000/Yr. 8/22/2011 Poulakos, Amalia Psychology Intern / West $16,000/Yr. 8/22/2011 Hemzacek, Melissa Social Work Intern / North $9,000/Yr. 8/22/2011 Lopez, Olga Social Work Intern / North $9,000/Yr. 8/22/2011 Rosenthal, Lauren Social Work Intern / North $9,000/Yr. 8/22/2011 Klein, Richard Psychology Intern / North $16,000/Yr. 8/22/2011 Flannigan, Carly Psychology Intern / North $16,000/Yr. 8/22/2011 Desai, Sarita Psychology Intern / North $16,000/Yr. 8/22/2011 Schienebeck,Clarissa Psychology Intern / Central $16,000/Yr. 8/22/2011 − Approved the employment of the following stipend positions for the 2010-2011 school year: NILES NORTH NAME Drama, Other Assistant, Play 4 *Rosenthal, Adam (.25) Boys Volleyball, Assistant *Barin, Nicholas NILES WEST Strength Coordinator, Spring Strength Coordinator, Spring Strength Coordinator, Spring * Indicates not a District 219 employee

NAME Braheny, Kyle (.33) Pistorius, William (.33) *Hokin, Bradely (.33)

− Approved the employment of the following substitute teachers for the 2010-2011 school year: NAME Andritsakis, Eleni Orbach, Shelley − Approved the employment of the following Summer School administrators: NAME POSITION/LOCATION SALARY Murphy, Edmund Summer 2011, Principal $11,000 Felton, Marlon Summer 2011, Dean $5,500 Stephenson, Joaquin Summer 2011, Dean $5,500 − Approved the employment of the following Summer School support: NAME POSITION/LOCATION RATE Moy, Jean Summer School Secretary S4, Step 1

EFFECTIVE Summer, 2011 Summer, 2011 Summer, 2011 EFFECTIVE Summer, 2011



Approved the paid leave of absences for the following certified staff for the 2010-2011 school year: NAME POSITION/LOCATION TYPE OF LEAVE Reed, Scott Science – North Golden Apple Award Recipient – Paid Minutes of the Regular Board Meeting of March 21, 2011  

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4/4/2011-6/13/2011 − Approved the employment of the following clerical substitute for the 2010-2011 school year: NAME Chipkin, Shelley −

Approved Margaret Berg’s resignation and general release agreement as discussed in closed session. − Approved the minutes of the following two Board of Education meetings: − February 28, 2011 Board of Education Meeting – Open and Closed* Sessions − Special Meeting of March 9, 2011 – Open and Closed* Sessions − Purchase of Network Equipment Approved the purchase of Cisco networking equipment from CDW-G at a cost not to exceed $32,290.80 with an additional programming fee not to exceed $5000. Expenses will be paid through iNet funds. − FY12 Budget Calendar Authorized the Business Office to begin preparation of the FY2012 budget in tentative form and adopt the Proposed FY2012 Budget Calendar as presented, subject to scheduled dates of Board Meeting. May 31, 2011, Preliminary Budget presentation. June 27, 2011- Tentative Budget presentation and Board of Education accepts the Tentative Budget and authorizes public display of budget for 30 days. August 15, 2011, Final Budget presentation, Public hearing on the proposed Final Budget and Board of Education votes to approve the Final Budget as presented. − Acceptance of Shelving Donation The Board accepted the donation of the 60-12 inch and 33-18 inch industrial 20-guage steel shelving units from J. Fred MacDonald & Associates, Ltd. For use at Niles North High School. − Acceptance of Lawn Maintenance bid Awarded a three year contract for Lawn Maintenance Service for the Administrative Center and Niles West High School to Twin Oaks Landscaping, Inc., the lowest responsible bidder meeting specifications, in the amount of $40,500 for a three year contract. IX. Superintendent’s Report Dr. Gatta introduced three new administrators, Bridget Connolly the new Assistant Principal for Student Services at Niles North, Anthony Bradburn, the new Director of English at Niles North and John Frampton, the new Director of Niles Central. Dr. Gatta then highlighted Guy Ballard, our Chief Technology Office, on being named by Senator Mark Kirk’s Advisory Board as a representative from District 219 to present one-to-one learning. She stated we received a letter from the Council on Exception Children highlight Iris Cantor and her contributions. The Regional Office of Education performed an inspection at Niles West and stated the facility was extremely well maintained and looked better than most schools visited. The Coming Together in Skokie initiative is still going on and she highlighted the fabulous two-day event when the author of When the Rainbow Goddess Wept, Cecilia Manguerra Brainard, came and interacted with our students. Luncheons at both schools were prepared by our foods students. The event was attended by the Consulate General of the Philippines, the Mayor of Skokie and the Directory of the Skokie Library as well as many other dignitaries. − Principals’ Report Mr. Kaine Osburn highlighted winter athletics and fine arts events at Niles West. He highlighted Echo Effect and said that they would be going to New York for the Showcase of Bands. Dr. Ryan McTague highlighted the boys’ basketball run and thanked all who supported the team. The Putnam Spelling Bee was a success and the Physics Frenzy for first through eigth graders was upcoming. X. Board Members’ Comments Mr. Carlton Evans congratulated both schools on the performance of the boys’ basketball teams. He stated the character of the teams was outstanding. He thanked the staff for keeping the events safe while having fun. Dr. Sheri Doniger echoed Mr. Evans’ comments stating the basketball games were so exciting and the students were polite and well behaved. She also stated the Putnam County Spelling Bee was wonderful.

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Mr. Robert Silverman stated that the success of the teams brought out the pride in our athletic programs. The teams are starting to belief they can win. XI. Board Committee Reports LICA – Mr. Evans reported that some of the school districts will be withdrawing from LICA membership. Policy Committee – Dr. Doniger stated another Policy Committee meeting is scheduled for April 4th. Facility Committee – Mr. Greenspan stating there would be another Facility Meeting to discuss the Niles North pool. XII. Business − Letter of Agreement with NTFT Union Regarding Physical Welfare and Applied Science and Technology It was moved by KLINT and seconded by DONIGER to recess into closed session to review the Letter of Agreement. A roll call vote was taken. Voting Aye: Doniger, Evans, Greenspan, Klint, Silverman, Smith, Valfer. The motion carried. The Board recessed into Closed Session at 9:00 p.m. It was moved by KLINT and seconded by DONIGER to return to open session. A roll call vote was taken. Voting Aye: Doniger, Evans, Greenspan, Klint, Silverman, Smith, Valfer. The Board returned to Open Session at 9:10 p.m. It was moved by KLINT and seconded by DONIGER to approve the Letter of Agreement with the NTFT Union. A roll call vote was taken. Voting Aye: Doniger, Evans, Greenspan, Klint, Silverman, Smith, Valfer. The motion carried. − Request to Publish RFP for Tennis Program The RFP for a tennis provider to erect a dome over the tennis courts at Niles West High School was discussed. It was moved by GREENSPAN and seconded by SMITH to approve the posting of a Request For Proposals for a tennis provider. A roll call vote was taken. Voting Aye: Doniger, Evans, Greenspan, Klint, Silverman, Smith, Valfer. The motion carried. − Policy & Procedural Changes – Second Reading (Discussion and Action) It was moved by DONIGER and seconded by VALFER to approve the Policies and Procedural changes presented for second reading with a correction in 4:50 Payment Procedures removing the second “utility bills” and the removal of 6:282 Weighted Grades and Rank in Class, leaving the current policy in place until further discussion by the Policy Committee. A roll call vote was taken. Voting Aye: Doniger, Evans, Greenspan, Klint, Silverman, Smith, Valfer. The motion carried. The Policies and Procedures approved are as follows: Minutes of the Regular Board Meeting of March 21, 2011  

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Number 2:20-E 2:100 2:220 2:230 2:260 4:10 4:50 4:170 4:170-AP2 4:170-AP6 4:151-AP1 4:151-AP2 5:10 5:10-AP 5:30 5:30-AP2 5:90 5:120 5:190 5:290 5:220 5:220-AP1 5:220-AP2 6:190-AP4 6:282 6:300 6:320 7:20 7:50 7:60-AP3 7:100 7:180 7:190 7:190-AP3 7:190-AP4 7:190-AP4, E1 7:200 7:270-AP1 7:310 7:310-AP1 8:20-E1

Name Waiver and Modification Request Process Board Member Conflict of Interest School Board Meeting Procedure Public Participation at School Board Meetings and Petitions to the Board Uniform Grievance Procedure Fiscal and Business Management Payment Procedures Safety Criminal Offender Notification Law Plan for Responding to a Medical Emergency at a Physical Fitness Facility Environmentally Preferable Purchasing Solid Waste Management Equal Opportunity and Minority Recruitment Workplace Accommodations for Nursing Mothers Hiring Process and Criteria Investigations Abused and Neglected Child Reporting Ethics and Conduct Teacher Qualifications Educational Support Personnel – Employment Termination and Suspensions Substitute Teachers Substitute Teachers Substitute Teacher Rate of Pay Student Group Trips Weighted Grades and Rank in Class Graduation Requirements High School Credit for Proficiency Harassment of Student’s Prohibited School Admissions and Student Transfers To and From Non-District Schools Establishing Student Residency Health Examinations, Immunizations, and Exclusion of Students Preventing Bullying, Intimidation, and Harassment Student Discipline Guidelines for Reciprocal Reporting of Criminal Offenses Committed by Students Guidelines for Investigating Sexting Allegations Letter to Parents/Guardians About Preventing and Reducing Incidences of Sexting Suspension Procedures Dispensing Medication for Food Allergies Restrictions on Publications and Written or Electronic Material Guidelines for Student Distribution of Non-School Sponsored Written Materials on School Grounds Publications Application and Procedures for Use of School Facilities

XIII. Old Business There was no old business. XIV. New Business There was no old business. XV. Audience to Visitors (on items related to District business) No one asked to speak Minutes of the Regular Board Meeting of March 21, 2011  

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XVI. Correspondence and FOIA Requests There were no FOIA requests. XVII. Information Items The Financial Report for February was presented. XVIII. Closed Session (if needed) It was moved by DONIGER and seconded by KLINT to recess into closed session to discuss property acquisition and personnel issues. A roll call vote was taken. Voting Aye: Doniger, Evans, Greenspan, Klint, Silverman, Smith, Valfer. The motion carried. The Board recessed into closed session at 9:40 p.m. It was moved by EVANS and seconded by DONIGER to return to open session. A roll call vote was taken. Voting Aye: Doniger, Evans, Greenspan, Klint, Silverman, Smith, Valfer. The motion carried. The Board returned to open session at 10:01 p.m. XIX. Business − Personnel Issue It was moved by DONIGER and seconded by KLINT to deny the change request for Dena Lichterman’s unpaid leave absence from .4 Family Care Leave to a .2 leave. A roll call vote was taken. Voting Aye: Doniger, Evans, Greenspan, Klint, Silverman, Smith, Valfer. The motion carried. XX. Adjournment It was moved by EVANS and seconded by DONIGER to adjourn the meeting. A roll call vote was taken. Voting Aye: Doniger, Evans, Greenspan, Klint, Silverman, Smith, Valfer. The motion carried. The meeting adjourned at 10:05 p.m.

President

Secretary

* Denotes items for Board members only Upcoming Board Dates: Monday, April 11, 2011

Minutes approved April 11, 2011

Minutes of the Regular Board Meeting of March 21, 2011  

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No one asked to speak .... Authorized the Business Office to begin preparation of the FY2012 budget in tentative form and ... Dr. Ryan McTague highlighted the boys' basketball run and thanked all who supported the team. ... Fiscal and Business Management. 4:50 ... Application and Procedures for Use of School Facilities.

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