School Board Niles Township District 219, Cook County, Illinois MINUTES Monday, August 25, 2014

The meeting was held in the Auditorium Lobby of Niles North High School located at 9800 Lawler Avenue, Skokie, Illinois. 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: Sheri Doniger, Carlton Evans, Jeffrey Greenspan, David Ko, Ruth Klint, Robert Silverman, Eileen Valfer. II. Closed Session It was moved by KLINT and seconded by GREENSPAN 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, Ko, Silverman, Valfer. The motion carried. The Board recessed into closed session at 6:45 p.m. III. Open Session It was moved by DONIGER and seconded by EVANS to return to open session at 7:50 p.m. A roll call vote was taken. Voting Aye: Doniger, Evans, Greenspan, Klint, Ko, Silverman, Valfer. The motion carried. IV. Recall to Order Mr. Silverman recalled the meeting to order at 7:53 p.m. and the Pledge was recited. V. Changes / Additions to the Agenda The green personnel handout was added to the Consent Agenda and the August 14 Closed Session Minutes will be amended. The ECRA Agreement was moved to Business. VI. Audience to Visitors (on agenda items only) Denyse Wang Stoneback, founder of a grassroots organization called People For A Safer Society, parent of a District 219 student and alumni of Niles North High School, thanked Dr. Gatta and the Board for their support and opposition to the Village of Niles gun shop and range. She encouraged the Board for its continued opposition to the gun shop and range. People For A Safer Society is continuing to try to get the Village of Niles to rescind their decision to allow the gun shop and range. Amy Rubenstein, a resident of Skokie and parent of a student at Niles North High School, thanked Dr. Gatta for her letter and opposition to the gun shop and range. She requested, if possible, that someone from District 219 attend the village of Niles Board meeting tomorrow, August 26, and reiterate District 219’s opposition to the gun shop and range. VII. Community Representative Comments There was no community representatives requesting to speak. Approval of Consent Agenda It was moved by DONIGER and seconded by EVANS to approve the Consent Agenda, as amended. A roll call vote was taken. Voting Aye: Doniger, Evans, Greenspan, Klint, Ko, Silverman, Valfer. The motion carried.

Included in the Consent Agenda: Monthly Bills and Payroll totaling $11,333,558.60 Personnel − Approved the employment of the following certified staff for the 2014-2015 school year: NAME Gould, David Minkus, Kate Silverman, Jennifer Stefl, Camilla

POSITION Special Education - BA / Step 1 Social Work – MA / Step 1 Social Work – MA / Step 5 English – MA / Step 1

FTE .2 .75 .8 .9

EFFECTIVE DATE 8/11/14 8/25/14 8/25/14 8/25/14

− Approved the change for the following certified staff for the 2014-2015 school year: POSITION ELL – MA45 / Step 8 Science – BA / Step 1

NAME Zoloto, Kathryn Zolper, Rachael

FROM FTE .4 .5

TO FTE .6 .75

EFFECTIVE DATE August 25, 2014 August 25, 2014

− Approved the change for the following certified staff leave of absence for the 2014-2015 school year: NAME Foster, Carrie

POSITION/LOCATION Special Education / Central

TYPE OF LEAVE Family Care – Unpaid

FROM FTE .2

TO FTE .4

− Approved the resignation of the following support staff: NAME Costante, Richard Deligianis, Anastasia Robin, Sloane Zubb, Paul

POSITION Main Office Coordinator Paraprofessional, BAC Paraprofessional, Special Education Paraprofessional, Special Education

EFFECTIVE DATE August 7, 2014 August 22, 2014 August 7, 2014 August 8, 2014

− Approved the employment of the following part-time/temporary staff for 2014-15 School year: NAME Aziz, Ashour Batti, Tanya Byster, Josh Campbell, Michael Chartier, James Ellison, Darice Foreman, Jack Holland, Lynne Kukalj, Sabina Mithani, Hina Rafferty, Molly Sacks, Jeffrey

POSITION / LOCATION Student Worker, Tech Intern ELL Testing / North Athletic Photographer / North Security / North Security / West Security / North Athletic Training Room / North Psychologist/Social Work / West -100 days Main Office, < 600/hours / North Family Liaison / District Main Office Clerk, Testing < 600/hours / West Security / West

SALARY $8.25/Hr. $47.46/Hr. $8.25/Hr. $16.00/Hr. $18.00/Hr. $16.00/Hr. $8.25/Hr. $41,049

EFFECTIVE DATE 8/5/14 8/25/14 8/25/14 8/25/14 8/25/14 8/25/14 8/25/14 8/13/14

$16.00/Hr. $20.50/Hr. $16.00/Hr.

8/25/14 8/8/14 8/14/14

$18.00/Hr.

8/25/14

− Approved the employment of the following stipend positions for the 2014-2015 school year: NILES WEST Girls Tennis, Assistant Student Union, Director Chemistry Club, Sponsor Filipino Club, Sponsor Gardening Club, Sponsor Gardening Club, Sponsor

NAME Holeczy, Zita *Koulouris, Christy Zolper, Rachael DeFelice, Sean Hettinger, Michele (.5) Foley, Ellen (.5)

Variety Show, Sponsor Peer Counseling, Assistant Sophomore Class Cabinet Sponsor Freshman Class Cabinet Sponsor Asian Pop Culture, Sponsor

Minkus, Kate Minkus, Kate Oddo, Eric Anderson, Michael Wu, Brittany

NILES NORTH Student Government, Sponsor Origami Club, Sponsor Bike Club, Sponsor Junior Class Sponsor Purple Pack, Sponsor Girls Basketball, Assistant Girls Basketball, Assistant French Club, Sponsor Indo-Pak, Sponsor International Thespian Society, Sponsor *Indicates not a District 219 employee

NAME Shay, Elizabeth (.5) Martin, Shawn Newman, Daniel Eiseman, Jaclyn (.5) Paulis, Sarah Salem, Omar (.75) *Terrasi, Joseph Hinsinger, Elizabeth Muztar, Mudassir Ahlman, Annaliisa

− Approved the employment of the following substitute teachers for the 2014-2015 school year: NAME Asaro, Joseph Marchenko, Roman Krzyzak, Krystian − Approved the change for the following certified staff for the 2014-2015 school year: NAME Stefl, Camilla

POSITION English – MA/Step 2

FROM FTE .9

TO FTE .1

EFFECTIVE DATE August 25, 2014

− Approved the resignation of the following support staff: NAME Kachhia, Ashishkumar Lorenz, Jeffrey

POSITION Paraprofessional, Mathematics Paraprofessional, Special Education

EFFECTIVE DATE August 22, 2014 August 22, 2014

− Approved the employment of the following part-time/temporary staff for 2014-15 School year: NAME Aessa, Samantha Gligor, Brandon Massey-Winston, Justyne Stein, Jack

POSITION / LOCATION Library / West Library / West Library / West Textbook Center / North

SALARY $8.25/Hr. $8.25/Hr. $8.25/Hr. $8.25/Hr.

EFFECTIVE DATE 8/25/2014 8/25/2014 8/25/2014 8/25/2014

− Approved the employment of the following stipend position for the 2014-2015 school year: NILES WEST Ski and Snowboard Club, Sponsor Play 2, Other R.I.O.T., Assistant Pom Pom, Assistant Pom Pom, Head

NAME Kljajić, Marco (.5) Dufour, Mackay Patel, Parin (.66) *Clifton, Kelly *Bedoya, Alexsis

NILES NORTH Boys Soccer, Assistant Girls Basketball, Assistant

NAME Shlimon, Philip Salem, Omar (.25)

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

NAME Batti, Tanya − Approved the Minutes of the August 4, 2014 Board of Education Meeting-Open and Closed Session. −

Approved entering into an Intergovernmental Agreement with NTDSE 807 for the provision of services from select special education staff.

VIII. Superintendent’s Report Dr. Gatta commented that there was a smooth start to the school year. She discussed the major event that occurred last week, Classrooms First Consolidation, which is a collaboration with District 69. A promotional video was shown of the signing ceremony. Dr. Gatta stated that we can do more together than we can apart. She stated that of all the concerns or criticisms that were made, not one of them is about the children, but other things, such as money, taxes, and adult issues, etc. The decision that District 219 makes should always be about the children. When this is achieved, we can resolve all other issues. Dr. Gatta is excited and looking forward to coming back to the Board every year to state what this agreement has accomplished. She thanked the Boards of District 69 and District 219 for working together to make this happen. IX. Principals’ Report Niles West – Dr. Ness thanked his staff and everyone that works behind the scene at West for making the school opening a great event. Dr. Ness highlighted some of the upcoming events: The 4th Annual Skokie Skirmish between Niles North vs. Niles West, which is a community event, will be held on September 6 at 11:00 a.m. The sophomore football game will start at 10:30 a.m. and the varsity football game will start at 1:00 p.m. at Niles West High School. Homecoming Week is September 8-13. The First Annual Inaugural Niles West Hall of Fame will be Friday, September 12 in the Niles West South Commons. Niles North – Dr. McTague thanked the maintenance crew, Dr. Keith Robinson and staff for all the hard work over the summer to get the building ready for opening day. Dr. McTague highlighted some of the upcoming events for Niles North: Niles North and Niles West will have the Open House on Thursday, September 4 from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m.; Friday, September 5, is the All-School Summer Reading Program. Freshman will have the opportunity to meet the author of Ashes, (Ilsa Bick) of their summer reading book. Homecoming activities start with a parade at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, September 19 with the game starting at 7:00 p.m. Alumni tours of Niles North will start at 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Sunday. Niles North is celebrating 50 years of excellence in education by having an event at the Doubletree Hotel on September 20. Alumni will be able to buy tickets on the Niles North 50th Website. There will be a Flyover on Friday, August 29, with ABC News at 7:00 a.m. Board Committee Comments Mr. Greenspan attended a planning session of the Green Schools National Conference which is scheduled for March 7, 2015 in Virginia Beach. He encourages staff and Board members to attend this meeting. X. Board Committee Reports The Policy Committee will have a meeting next week. The Facilities Committee meeting will be held tomorrow, August 26 at 7:30 a.m. The generator at Niles West, the aquatic center and other related issues regarding the cafeteria will be discussed. XI. Business − School Day Presentation (Discussion Only) Dr. Anne Roloff introduced members of the School Day Committee to the Board. The Committee was formed a little over a year ago and consists of 4 students (2 from North and 2 from West), 4 parents (2 from North and 2 from West), 4 teachers, and 4 administrators. A PowerPoint slide show was presented which discussed the work that has been accomplished. The presentation reviewed several schedules discussing flexibility, access to resources, collaboration time, and access to electives. The pros and cons of each schedule were discussed. Dr. Roloff also stated that site visits were made to Glenbrook North High School, Glenbrook South High School, Deerfield High School, Highland Park High School and Maine East High School in May. The next step for the School Day Committee is to meet and develop a series of questions relative to the focus group and Board feedback and solicit input from various groups this fall with the focus questions. This will come before the Board on October 20 and then again November 17. A decision will be made at the December 15 Board meeting. − ECRA Agreement for Analysis of Student Data (Discussion and Action) There was a discussion on the ECRA Agreement.

It was moved by KLINT and seconded by DONIGER to approve the ECRA Letter of Agreement. A roll call vote was taken. Voting Aye: Doniger, Evans, Greenspan, Klint, Ko, Silverman, Valfer. The motion carried. XII. Old Business There was no old business. XIII. New Business There was no new business. XIV. Audience to Visitors (on items related to District business) Andrew Segal, a member of the People For a Safer Society, thanked Dr. Gatta for attending the Village of Niles Board meeting and asked that District 219 continue their opposition to the gun shop and range. XV. Information Items − Monthly Financial Statement – June 2014 − FOIA (Freedom of Information Act) XVI. Adjournment It was moved by KO and seconded by DONIGER to adjourn the meeting. A roll call vote was taken. Voting Aye: Doniger, Evans, Greenspan, Klint, Ko, Silverman, Valfer. The motion carried. The meeting adjourned at 9:35 p.m.

____________________________ President

____________________________ Secretary

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