Regular Meeting Minutes Board of Education ♦ Niles Township High Schools ♦ District 219 ♦ Cook County, Illinois May 5, 2015 I. Call to Order and Roll Call Board President Robert Silverman called the meeting to order at 6:30 p.m. Board Members Present at Roll Call: Carlton Evans, Ruth Klint, David Ko, Robert Silverman. Absent: Sheri Doniger, Jeffrey Greenspan, Eileen Valfer. Closed Session It was moved by KLINT and seconded by EVANS to recess into closed session to discuss the appointment, employment, compensation, discipline, performance, or dismissal of employees and collective bargaining. A roll call vote was taken. Voting Aye: Evans, Klint, Ko, Silverman. The motion carried. The Board recessed into Closed Session at 6:30 p.m. II. Open Session It was moved by KLINT and seconded by EVANS to return to Open Session at 7:45 p.m. A roll call vote was taken. Voting Aye: Evans, Klint, Ko, Silverman. The motion carried. III. Recall to Order Mr. Silverman recalled the meeting to order at 7:48 p.m. The Pledge was recited. IV. Changes / Additions to the Agenda The green personnel handout was added to the Consent Agenda. V. Audience to Visitors Elena Duarte, 6634 Kimball, Lincolnwood, offered congratulations to the new board members that will be seated tonight. She spoke of receiving the D219 Spring 2015 community newsletter and noted there was no mention of special Ed students in the issue. She hopes the new Board can look at the D69 partnership and bring it to referendum. Catherine Struzynski, 6926 Knox, Lincolnwood, and also President of Progress 219, said Progress 219 members reported they received private emails from Dr. Doniger. Dr. Doniger received these email addresses from a FOIA request given to District 219. She spoke of FOIA requests purpose and stated that it excludes giving out private information. She said it is troubling that the FOIA Officer released this information. She asked that the Board adopt a policy consistent with FOIA, so this information is not released. Elline Eliasoff, 9116 Karlov, Skokie, spoke further about the release of personal information in a FOIA request. She emailed the FOIA Officer for his rationale in releasing this information and Mr. Chung said they complied with the request. Mrs. Eliasoff said as a parent when she provided the school with her personal information it was so she could be contacted by school personnel regarding her child. She is concerned that releasing this information to any FOIA request, is making public her personal contact data and that this is may be available to individuals that should not have that information. She asked that the Board review and comply with FOIA rules regarding release of personal information.

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Kim Moldofsky, 5631 Church, Morton Grove spoke of the school calendar. She believes having a three week winter break will be disruptive for students as it is too long of a time period. She believes it would be better allotted to three day weekends. Eric Poders, 7940 Foster, Morton Grove, said he is not a resident of Niles Township. He believes our school district should have an ethics committee and should start a bully committee as well. VI. Student Board Member Comments Niles West - Cassie Bergman spoke of Shrek the Musical that took place this past weekend as well as upcoming events of Accolades, Dance Marathon, prom and graduation. Niles North – Rebecca Rabizadeh spoke of the yearbook and how great it is - it has an app on each page which when used with your smart phone, takes you to a video. She said Stand Against Racism was an amazing event and spoke of upcoming events. She thanked the Board of the opportunity to serve. VII. Community Representative Comments No community representatives asked to speak. VIII. Approval of Consent Agenda It was moved by KLINT and seconded by EVANS to approve the Consent Agenda, as amended. A roll call vote was taken. Voting Aye: Evans, Klint, Ko, Silverman. The motion carried. Included in the consent agenda were: −

Approved Monthly Bills and Payroll in the amount of $5,892.559.93.



Personnel • Approved administrative contracts for the following administrators for the 2015-2016 school year: NAME

POSITION

SALARY

EFFECTIVE DATE

Hellmer, Anne

Director of Niles Central, 205 day calendar Assistant Director of Special Education, 205 day calendar Assistant Director of Special Education, 205 day calendar

$117,500

7/1/15 – 6/30/16

$100,000

7/1/15 – 6/30/16

$100,000

7/1/15 – 6/30/16

Hentz, Stephanie Singer, Matthew •



Approved the employment of the following certified staff for the 2015-2016 school year: NAME

POSITION

FTE

EFFECTIVE DATE

Zolper, Rachael

Science - BA / 2

1.0

August 11, 2015

Approved the following certified staff leave of absence for the 2014-2015 school year: NAME

Shaoul, David •

TYPE OF LEAVE

Emergency Medical Leave – Unpaid

LEAVE FTE

April 29, 2015 – May 22, 2015

Approved the following certified staff leave of absence for the 2014-2015 school year: NAME

Landau, Brianna •

POSITION/LOCATION

Special Education / Central

POSITION/LOCATION

Paraprofessional, Special Education / North

TYPE OF LEAVE

Sick Leave – Unpaid

LEAVE FTE

May 15, 2015 – May 22, 2015

Approved the employment of the following paid interns for the 2015-2016 school year: NAME

Huber, Linda Mars, Erin Mujtaba, Keren Minutes of the Regular Board Meeting of May 5, 2015

POSITION/LOCATION

Psychology Intern / Central Psychology Intern / Central Psychology Intern / North

SALARY

$16,000/Yr. $16,000/Yr. $16,000/Yr.

EFFECTIVE DATE

August 11, 2015 August 11, 2015 August 11, 2015

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Approved the employment of the following part-time/temporary staff for 2014-15 School year: NAME

POSITION / LOCATION

SALARY

EFFECTIVE DATE

Acosta, Marissa Biagini, Erica

Athletics, Cheerleading / North Textbook Center / North

$8.25/Hr. $8.25/Hr.

May 5, 2015 May 5, 2015

Approved the employment of the following stipend positions for the 2014-2015 school year: NILES WEST

NAME

AV Club, Sponsor

*Rice, Frank

NILES NORTH

NAME

Green Thumb, Sponsor

Araos, Kathy

*Not a District employee



Approved the employment of the following stipend positions for the 2015-2016 school year: NILES WEST

NAME

Infinite Campus IEP Gradebook Coach

Hall, Laurie Toy, Daniel

NILES NORTH

Infinite Campus IEP Gradebook Coach



NAME

Eiseman, Jaclyn Matalas, Amy

NILES CENTRAL

NAME

Infinite Campus IEP Gradebook Coach

Dribin, Elizabeth

Approved the employment of the following substitute for the 2014-2015 school year: NAME

Kriticos, James −

Approved minutes of the April 13, 2015 Board of Education Meeting – Open Session and Closed Sessions and May 1, 2015 Board of Education Meeting – Open Session.



Approved awarding the contract for the purchase of a Rotary Alignment Lift Model R-YA12-EL1 and a Rotary Surface Mounted Lift Model R-VLXS10 to P.R. Streich & Sons, Inc. in the amount of $30,023.



Approved the purchase and installation of a 2008 24’ x 40’ modular building for Niles North in the amount of $61,412 and a 24 month lease and installation of a 1996 36’ x 60’ modular building for Niles West in the amount of $69,247 from Innovative Modular Solutions.

IX. Superintendent’s Report Dr. Gatta spoke of Powerful Partnerships and it is amazing how many organizations participate. She said it is remarkable what this community does to educate students. Dr. Gatta and the Board thanked Cassie and Rebecca for serving on the Board as student representatives and gave them a gift. Photos were taken. X. Principals’ Report Niles West - Jason Ness spoke of the Niles West Athletic Hall of Fame and that the induction ceremony will take place Thursday, October 1. Niles West was named on the Washington Post’s list of Illinois’ Most Challenging High Schools. Niles West graduate Jewel Lloyd was #1 in the women’s basketball draft. The baseball team donated $1,000 to Rochelle High School for tornado relief. The girls’ softball team collected $1,200 for Misericordia. Niles North – Ryan McTague invited the Board to attend the May 12 awards program. He congratulated Melissa Brander and Julia Melnick, Golden Apple Scholars of Illinois recipients. Today is Teacher Appreciation Day and the students chose Andrew Klamm as Teacher of the Year, and Terri Eiseman was voted Support Staff Person of the Year. XI. Board Members’ Comments David Ko said he attended the CLS tournament of North vs. West last week. It was a tie. They were very professional and will meet again in October. Minutes of the Regular Board Meeting of May 5, 2015

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Ruth Klint attended the North ELL students program. She was grateful to go and hear their stories. Carlton Evans said he viewed the grounds and physical education classes as both schools. He thanked the staff for maintaining the grounds and being great teachers. Bob Silverman said tonight we will be seating new Board members. He said he has served on the Bsince November 1992. At that time the school had a $5M deficit; now we are fiscally sound. He spoke of the many renovations, improvements and numerous accomplishments during his time on the Board. He said he has been fortunate to have been elected six times and has served as president for the last 19 years. This experience has enriched him and he has always done his best. He spoke of the wonderful teaching staff at District 219, and thanked all the Board members he served with over the last 24 years. He is confident the new Board members will carry on the tradition of educational excellence for the students of our community, and that they will do so in a fiscally responsible manner. Mr. Silverman said he plans on retiring effective June of this year. XII. Board Committee Reports There were no committee reports. XIII. Business Acceptance of Canvass from Consolidated Election of April 7, 2015 It was moved by KO and seconded by EVANS to approve acceptance of canvass from the consolidated election of April 7, 2015. A roll call vote was taken. Voting Aye: Evans, Klint, Ko, Silverman. The motion carried.

XIV. Adjournment Sine Die It was moved by KLINT and seconded by EVANS to adjourn the meeting Sine Die. A roll call vote was taken. Voting Aye: Evans, Klint, Ko, Silverman. The motion carried.

XV. Call to Order and Roll Call Present: Evans, Klint, Ko, Lampert, Novak, Silverman, Sproat. XVI. Seating of New Board Members Carlton Evans, David Ko, Linda Lampert, Brian Novak and Mark Sproat took the oath of office.

XVII. Reorganization − Selection of President Pro Tem Dr. Nanciann Gatta was selected as President Pro Tem − Nominations for Board Officers President Pro Tem Gatta asked for nominations from the floor.

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Ruth Klint offered a slate of Carlton Evans for President, Mark Sproat for Vice President, Ruth Klint for Secretary and Linda Lampert as Secretary Pro Tem. Linda Lampert nominated Mark Sproat for President. Brian Novak nominated Linda Lampert for Vice President. David Ko nominated Brian Novak for Secretary. Brian Novak nominated David Ko for Secretary Pro Tem. − Close floor on nominations for Board Officers Hearing no other nominations, President Pro Tem Gatta closed the floor on nominations. President Pro Tem Gatta asked for a roll call vote on Carlton Evans for President. Voting Aye: Evans, Klint, Silverman. Voting Nay: Ko, Lampert, Novak, Sproat. The nomination did not carry. President Pro Tem Gatta asked for a roll call vote on Mark Sproat for President. Voting Aye: Ko, Lampert, Novak, Sproat. Voting Nay: Evans, Klint. Abstain Silverman. The nomination carried. Ruth Klint nominated Carton Evans for Vice President. President Pro Tem Gatta asked for a roll call vote on Linda Lampert for Vice President. Voting Aye: Ko, Lampert, Novak, Sproat. Voting Nay: Evans, Klint. Abstain Silverman. The nomination carried. President Pro Tem Gatta asked for a roll call vote on Ruth Klint for Secretary. Voting Aye: Evans, Klint. Voting Nay: Ko, Lampert, Novak, Sproat. Abstain Silverman. The nomination did not carry. President Pro Tem Gatta asked for a roll call vote on Brian Novak for Secretary.

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Voting Aye: Ko, Lampert, Novak, Sproat. Voting Nay: Evans, Klint. Abstain Silverman. The nomination carried. President Pro Tem Gatta asked for a roll call vote on David Ko for Secretary Pro Tem. Voting Aye: Ko, Lampert, Novak, Sproat. Abstain Evans, Klint, Silverman. The nomination carried.

Newly elected President Mark Sproat took over running the meeting. −

Regular Board Meeting Schedule for June 2015 – October 2015 It was moved by KLINT and seconded by KO to approve the Board meeting dates for June 2015 to October 2015 with closed session beginning at 6:30 p.m. and open session at 7:45 p.m. Monday, May 18, 2015 Monday, June 15 Monday, July 13 (preliminary budget) Monday, August 17 (tentative budget) Monday, September 21 (final budget adoption) Monday, October 19 A roll call vote was taken. Voting Aye: Evans, Klint, Ko, Lampert, Novak, Silverman, Sporat. The motion carried.



Designate Banks of Depository for District Funds It was moved by KO and seconded by NOVAK to approve MB Financial Bank be designated as the Bank of Depository for all District 219 funds. A roll call vote was taken. Voting Aye: Evans, Klint, Ko, Lampert, Novak, Silverman, Sporat. The motion carried.



Adoption of Existing Board of Education Policies It was moved by SILVERMAN and seconded by KLINT to accept and abide by the existing Board of education policies. Brian Novak said there was not ample enough time to go through Board policies and asked that this be tabled. There was no second. A roll call vote was taken. Voting Aye: Evans, Klint, Ko, Lampert, Silverman, Sporat.

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Abstain: Novak. The motion carried. −

Committee Assignments President Sproat asked that this be tabled for future discussion. It was moved by NOVAK and seconded by KO to table committee assignments. Mr. Evans asked if there were any committee assignments that need to be selected this evening. Dr. Gatta discussed future committee meetings and it was felt that making selections at the May 18 Board meeting will be fine. A roll call vote was taken. Voting Aye: Evans, Klint, Ko, Lampert, Novak, Silverman, Sporat. The motion carried.



Set Finance Committee of the Whole Meeting Dates It was moved by SPROAT and seconded by NOVAK to approve May 11 and July 15 for the Finance Committee of the Whole. Discussion took place of having both of these meetings begin at 6:00 p.m. It was agreed to have them start at that time. A roll call vote was taken. Voting Aye: Evans, Klint, Ko, Lampert, Novak, Silverman, Sporat. The motion carried.

XVIII. Audience to Visitors (on items related to District business) Ann Goethals asked that the Board appoint a member for EPAC. She said EPAC was hoping to convene before the end of the school year. XIX. Information Items − Freedom of Information Requests (FOIA) ` XX. Adjournment It was moved by NOVAK and seconded by KO to adjourn the meeting. A roll call vote was taken. Voting Aye: Evans, Klint, Ko, Lampert, Novak, Silverman, Sporat. The motion carried. The meeting adjourned at 9:00 p.m.

_______________________________________ President

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