School Board Niles Township District 219, Cook County, Illinois MINUTES Regular Board Meeting, Monday, February 27, 2006 The meeting was held in the Board Room of the District Office located at 7700 Gross Point Road, Skokie, Illinois. I. Call to Order and Roll Call Board Vice President Lynda Gault Smith called the meeting to order at 6:15 p.m. Board members present at Roll Call: Michael Burnett, Sheri Doniger, Jeffrey Greenspan, Ruth Klint, Timothy Knudsen, Lynda Gault Smith. II. Executive Session It was moved by KLINT and seconded by KNUDSEN to recess into closed session to discuss matters relating to student discipline, negotiations, litigation, and the employment, appointment, compensation, discipline, performance, or dismissal of specific employees. A roll call vote was taken. Voting Aye: Burnett, Doniger, Greenspan, Klint, Knudsen, Gault Smith. The motion carried. The Board recessed into closed session at 6:15 p.m. At 7:52 p.m. it was moved by DONIGER and seconded by BURNETT to return to open session. A roll call vote was taken. Voting Aye: Burnett, Doniger, Greenspan, Klint, Knudsen, Gault Smith. The motion carried. III. Recall to Order of Open Session Ms. Gault Smith recalled the meeting to order at 7:55 p.m. The Pledge was recited. IV. Changes/Additions to the Agenda Added to the consent agenda was a personnel handout. Removed from the consent were the two DECA student trips and the I-Net Router Replacement. A student trip for the North JV Cheerleader will be discussed under New Business. V. Audience to Visitors No one asked to speak. Minutes of Regular Board Meeting of February 27, 2006
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VI. Student Representative Comments Sheena Dev said over 100 people participated in the blood drive. March 10 there will be an athletic lock-in. The CD’s recorded with teachers’ favorite music earned over $2,000. Lindsey Liese said West will be having extended homerooms to inform students on using their school email accounts. Breakfast with the Board is set for March 15. VII. Community Representative Comments No one asked to speak. VIII. Approval of Consent Agenda It was moved by BURNETT and seconded by DONIGER to accept the amended consent agenda. A roll call vote was taken. Voting Aye: Burnett, Doniger, Greenspan, Klint, Knudsen, Gault Smith. The motion carried. Included in the consent agenda: − Monthly Bills and Payroll in the amount of $4,804,970.89. − Personnel
Accept the resignation of John Mensik, Assistant Principal for Operations – West effective June 30, 2006.
Accept the resignation of the following certified staff effective June 7, 2006: POSITION/LOCATION
Johnson, Matthew Ormsby, Sara
Special Education - West Applied Science & Technology – North
Approve the retirement of Roger Garcia, Security Supervisor – West, effective 12/31/07.
Approve the employment of Kaine Osburn as Assistant Principal for Operations – West, effective July 1, 2006 with an annual salary of $120,000.
Approve employment of the following temporary/part-time employee staff for the 200506 school year: NAME
Khan, Sobia McGuire, Sheila Naro, Catherine
IRC Assistant – North ESL Tutor – North Reading Tutor – North
$6.00/Hr. February 28, 2006 $18.00/Hr. February 13, 2006 $18.00/Hr. February 28, 2006
Approve employment of Therese Eiseman, Executive Secretary – Special Education, North, 260 days, S4-S2 effective February 28, 2006.
Approve the leave of absence for the following certified staff for the 2005-06 school year:
TYPE OF LEAVE
Azcoitia, Maureen Gogerty, Colleen
Math – West Math – West
FMLA – Unpaid FMLA – Unpaid
April 6 – June 7, 2006 March 7 – March 22, 2006
Approve Curtis Tate for the stipend position of Head Football Coach – West for the 2006-2007 school year: Page 2 of 6
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Approve the following unpaid leaves of absences for the 2006-07 school year: NAME
Azcoitia, Maureen Barney, Sarah Delahanty, Seema DeMarco, Dawn DiVito, Brandy Goethals, Ann Heintz, John Hock, Carlton Kantor, Dana Kaye, Amy Landini, Kimberly Lauer, Evelyn Musleh, Jacqueline Petrakis, Larissa Posnock, Susie Protus-Edelstein, Cindy Rogers-Schultz, Megan Rusk, Daniel Splinter, Heidi Trachsel, Karen VanAlstin, Joyce Weitzel, Monica Wright, Laura Zavell, Anne
Math – West Math – North Math – West Foreign Lang – West Special Ed – North English – North English – North Math - North Psychologist - West Math – West Psychologist – West English – West Math – North Guidance – North Science – North Science – West Special Ed – North Math – West Physical Ed – West Special Ed – West Guidance – West Social Worker – West English – North Special Ed – North
1.0 1.0 .6 1.0 .2 .2 .2 1.0 .2 .2 1.0 1.0 .6 .4 .5 .25 .2 .2 .4 1.0 .5 .5 .6 .4
TYPE OF LEAVE
Family Care Family Care Family Care Necessities of Home Family Care Family Care Continued Education Continued Education Family Care Family Care Family Care Continued Education Family Care Family Care Family Care Family Care Family Care Family Care Family Care Parental Care Family Care Family Care Family Care Family Care
Approve the following stipend positions for the 2005-06 school year: NAME
Burns, Amy Recycling Club (.5) – North Felton, Marlon Seasonal Asst Strength Coordinator (.5) – North - (2/27-6/2/06) Frontzak, Pamela Recycling Club (.5) – North Heinz, Michael Chemistry Club (.5) – West *Kravtsov, Michael Assistant Coach Boys’ Volleyball – (.5) LeFevre, Ami Chemistry Club (.5) - West Lorenz, Jeffrey Seasonal Asst Strength Coordinator (.5) – North - (2/27-6/2/06) Spreitzer, Katherine Pop ‘N’ Rock - West * Not a District 219 employee
Approve the following teacher substitutes for the 2005-2006 school year: Diamond, Deborah Lisiak, Jessica Scherr, Jennifer Greenley, Gail Moffett, Michael
− Minutes of 2/6/06 and 2/15/06 meetings, open and closed Sessions − Review and Release of Closed Session Minutes − Budget Transfer – To transfer $41,557.95 to the Educational fund and $1,500.00 to the Tort/Liability fund from the contingency account. − Student Trips For 42 Niles West band and color guard members to attend Winter Guard International in Dayton, Ohio on March 3-5, 2006 at no cost to the District. Minutes of Regular Board Meeting of February 27, 2006
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For 18 Niles North Science Olympiad members to attend state competition in Champaign on April 28-29, 2006 at a cost to the District of $3,653.00. − Donation to Auto Program at Niles West of a 1990 Buick Electra from Mr. & Mrs. James Gibbons, a 1990 Buick LeSabre from Lance Soltys, and a 1993 Ford Ranger Truck from Mr. Robert Kick.
IX. Superintendent’s Report The Niles North chess team won the 2006 Illinois High School Chess Championship. Chess team coaches Harry Kyriazes, Heather Ingraham and John Kretsos introduced team members Ilan Meerovich, Ben Rothschild, Jeff Paykin, Joseph Liu, Rasesh Patel, Alex Zatvornitsky, Ninoshka Fernandes, Mike Thariath, Igor Fortel, Oscar Miranda and Matthew Castillon. All participants were congratulated by the Board of Education for winning this award. Mr. Codell said the Informational Services Department won the Larry Stilgebauer award. This is the fourth year the District has won this award. − Principals’ Report Robert Freeman said February Frenzy raised $10,000 for the athletic department. The new furniture has been placed in the lobby and it looks very good and is being used by all. Dale Vogler the mosaic done by students with the assistance of the resident artist is complete and it is a sight to see. A dedication will take place next week. Institute Day is Friday with over 62 workshops for staff. X. Board Members’ Comments Jeffrey Greenspan and Ruth Klint attended a meeting with representatives from various colleges. They said it was very informative regarding the admission process used by each school. Michael Burnett said he attended West’s Welcome night for incoming freshmen. He said it was thoroughly enlightening. Lynda Gault Smith said she attended the LICA meeting and it was very interesting. Pete Marcelo developed an autism wheel that will be used by schools in Arkansas. She congratulated Dr. Macelo for his fine work. XI. Board Committee and Other Reports Facilities Committee – A meeting has been scheduled for March 8 at 8:30 a.m. XII. Business Five Year Report for Applied Science & Technology Department Chris Powell, Angie Hankes and Lou Torres were present. They spoke about dual credit courses and how the Board approved drafting to be dual credit last year. Eighty-five percent of the students have applied for credit from Oakton. They are looking to add
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more courses in 2007, possibly in computer applications. The department is also developing a pre-engineering program. Currently there are no state standards for such a program so they are using national standards and will modify courses. They are working with NSERVE which provides vocational dollars. Chris Powell said 238 students took advantage of the job shadows last week and it was a huge success. Jeff Greenspan suggested working with National Louis University to see if they would like to get involved in dual credit courses. Chris Powell said Project Lead the Way would offer college credit at a number of colleges. Payments to Contractors It was moved by GREENSPAN and seconded by DONIGER to authorize payment to the IHC Group for pay request #55 for material procurement services in the amount of $8,245.05. A roll call vote was taken. Voting Aye: Burnett, Doniger, Greenspan, Klint, Gault Smith. Voting Nay: Knudsen. The motion carried. XIII. Old Business Student Trips There was discussion on the DECA field trip for both schools and it was asked for an explanation of the difference in costs for each school. Dale Vogler reviewed the costs and handed out a more detailed description of trip charges. It was asked that in the future when both schools will be traveling together to an event that they combine their forms so they are consistent. It was moved by GREENSPAN and seconded by DONIGER to approve the DECA student trips as follows: For 27 Niles North DECA students to attend the state conference in Decatur, Illinois on March 2-4, 2006, at a cost to the District of $5,697.00. For 27 Niles West DECA students to attend the state conference in Decatur, Illinois on March 2-4, 2006, at a cost to the District of $6,879.00. A roll call vote was taken. Voting Aye: Burnett, Doniger, Greenspan, Klint, Knudsen, Gault Smith. The motion carried. I-Net Router Replacement A listing of all bids submitted was asked for and distributed to the Board members. It was moved by BURNTT and seconded by DONIGER to authorize the purchase of a Cisco router from SBC, the lowest bidder, at a cost not to exceed $11,518.00. Minutes of Regular Board Meeting of February 27, 2006
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A roll call vote was taken. Voting Aye: Burnett, Doniger, Greenspan, Klint, Knudsen, Gault Smith. The motion carried. XIV. New Business Student Trip It was explained that the trip was submitted at the last minute because the students had to fundraise for this event. They just attained the money they needed over the weekend. It was moved by BURNETT and seconded by DONIGER to approve the trip for 14 Niles North JV Cheerleaders to attend the ICCA Cheerleading competition in Springfield, Illinois on March 10-11, 2007 at no cost to the District. . A roll call vote was taken. Voting Aye: Burnett, Doniger, Greenspan, Klint, Knudsen, Gault Smith. The motion carried. XV. Audience to Visitors No one asked to speak. XVI. Correspondence and FOIA Requests There were no correspondence or FOIA requests. XVII. Information Items − Proposed Board Meeting Dates for May 2006-April 2007 − Treasurer’s Financial Report for January 2006 XVIII. Adjournment It was moved by BURNETT and seconded by DONIGER to adjourn the meeting. A roll call vote was taken. Voting Aye: Burnett, Doniger, Greenspan, Klint, Knudsen, Gault Smith. The motion carried. The meeting adjourned at 8:59 p.m.
MINUTES APPROVED MARCH 20, 2006.
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