School Board  Niles Township District 219, Cook County, Illinois  MINUTES  Regular Board Meeting Monday, April 28, 2009   

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 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, Ruth Klint, Robert Silverman, Lynda Smith, Eileen Valfer.  II. Executive Session  It was moved by EVANS and seconded by VALFER to recess into closed session  to  discuss  matters  relating  to  student  discipline,  negotiations  and  the  appointment, employment, compensation, discipline, performance or dismissal  of specific employees.  A roll call vote was taken.  Voting Aye:  Doniger, Evans, Greenspan, Klint, Silverman, Smith, Valfer.  The motion carried.    The Board recessed to closed session at 6:30 p.m.    At 8:23 p.m. it was moved by DONIGER and seconded by EVANS to return to  open session.    A roll call vote was taken.  Voting Aye:  Doniger, Evans, Greenspan, Klint, Silverman, Smith, Valfer.  The motion carried.    III. Recall to Order of Open Session  Mr. Silverman recalled the meeting to order at 823 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 agenda were two personnel items.  V. Audience to Visitors  Cris Pazmino – 9151 Kostner, Skokie and Niles North student spoke of wanting to  have Matt Hampton return as head wrestling coach.  Minutes of Regular Board Meeting of April 28, 2009 

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Danny Khouri , 7856 Karlov, Skokie and Niles North student spoke of wanting to  have Matt Hampton return as head wrestling coach.  Mark  Reyna,  8529  Springfield,  Skokie  and  Niles  North  alumnus  said  he  thinks  Matt Hampton is a great man, great coach and great teacher.  Mark  Khouri,  7856  Karlov,  Skokie  and  Niles  North  alumnus  spoke  of  attending  wresting practices this year and his concern that the team is not as good as it was  under Matt Hampton.  Anthony Khouri, 7856 Karlov, Skokie spoke in support of Matt Hampton and said  the program is not as good as it was under Mr. Hampton as coach.  Shaun Napatal, 9452 Lowell, Skokie said he put together the Chicago High School  Classic.    He  thanked  the  board  for  their  support  of  this  program  and  said  how  proud he was to have it at his alma mater.  Jeff  Greenspan  thanked  the  students  for  speaking  of  their  support  of  Matt  Hampton.  He expressed his support of Matt Hampton.  He said he has served his  one year suspension and for him to come back would be great for the students and  the wrestling program.  VI. .Student Representative Comments  Joe Zajcew said Rock for Charity was a success.  They are having a fundraiser with  old photos being replaced.  Amy  Amin  said  the  dodgeball  event  raised  over  $700.    They  are  currently  planning the senior send off.  VII. Community Representative Comments  No one asked to speak.  VIII. Approval of Consent Agenda  It  was  moved  by  SMITH  and  seconded  by  DONIGER  to  accept  the  amended  consent agenda.   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 $9,346,848.76.  − Personnel  ƒ Approve employment of Jamie Krzeminski as Director of Mathematics – North  and West, 205 days at an annual salary of $110,000 effective August 10, 2009. 

 

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Approve employment of the following certified staff for the 2009‐10 school  year effective August 24, 2009:  NAME 

POSITION/LOCATION

Belkind, Edith  Genovesi, Anthony  Hare, Michael  Klenetsky, Jody  Naro, Catherine  Olson, Glenn 

Foreign Language – North, MA+60‐Step 10  Special Education – Niles Central, MA‐Step 5   Special Education – Niles Central, MA‐Step 1  Special Education – North, MA‐Step 2  English Language Learners – West, MA+15‐Step 20  Academic Achievement Center (.6) & Physical  Welfare (.4) – North, MA‐Step 8  Psychologist – North, MA+45‐Step 7  Foreign Language – North & West, MA‐Step 1 

Powell, Kerry  Qian, Yan 

FTE

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Approve the employment of the following part‐time/temporary Textbook  Center Assistants for summer 2009 effective June 5, 2009:  NILES WEST  NILES NORTH  NAME  RATE  NAME  RATE  Ahmed, Samar  Arnold, Elizabeth  $7.75/Hr. $12.00/Hr. Baig, Rimsha  Chan, Yilan  $7.75/Hr. $12.00/Hr. Block, Jason  Ference, John  $7.75/Hr. $12.00/Hr. Chiu, Rita  Ference, Carl  $7.75/Hr. $7.75/Hr. Choute, Christine  $12.00/Hr.  Lenhardt, Christopher  $12.00/Hr. Choute, Maridsa  Lim, Linda  $7.75/Hr. $7.75/Hr. DiMaano,  Prajapati, Unnati  $7.75/Hr. $7.75/Hr. Jennifer  Ghani, Hiba  Rafiq, Talha  $7.75/Hr. $12.00/Hr. Gilbert,  Rubin, David  $7.75/Hr. $12.00/Hr. Alexandra  Khine, Thidar    $7.75/Hr.   Lee, Alyssa    $12.00/Hr.   Miller, Harris    $7.75/Hr.   Ng, Victoria    $7.75/Hr.   Nipas, Carmela    $12.00/Hr.   Piri, Parisa    $7.75/Hr.   Shah, Reena    $7.75/Hr.  

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Approve the employment of the following interns for the 2009‐2010 school  year effective August 24, 2009:  NAME 

POSITION/LOCATION

SALARY

Berman, Brittany  Lehman, Bronwyn  Lindsay, Mara  Norton, Margaret  Rankin, Joanna  Wineberg, Melissa 

Social Work Intern – Niles West  Psychology Intern – Niles West  Social Work Intern – Niles Central  Psychology Intern – Niles North  Psychology Intern – Niles North  Psychology Intern – Niles West 

$9,000/Yr.  $16,00/Yr  $9,000/Yr.  $16,000/Yr. $16,000/Yr. $16,000/Yr.

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Approve employment of the following part‐time/temporary staff effective  April 29, 2009:  NAME 

POSITION/LOCATION

RATE

Albaum, Melanie  Shoptz, Sephra 

Information Resource Center – West  Information Resource Center – West 

$7.75/Hr.  $7.75/Hr. 

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Accept the resignation of administrator Paula Miller, Assistant Principal for  Pupil Personnel Services – West, effective June 30, 2009. 

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Approve the retirement of support staff Carlotta Gonzales, Executive  Secretary, Physical Welfare – West, effective July 31, 2011. 

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Approve the change in retirement for support staff Jacqueline O’Donnell,  Personnel Coordinator – District, from June 2010 (Board approved on 9/18/06)  to June 30, 2009 

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Approve the Family Care Unpaid leave of absence for the following certified  staff for the 2009‐2010 school year:  NAME 

POSITION/LOCATION

Barker, Kimberly  Bordenet, Patricia  Goldberg, Amy  Fabbri, Kristin  Heintzelman, Carmela 

English – West  Social Studies – North  Science – North  Special Education – North  Foreign Language – West 

LEAVE FTE

         .4           .2         1.0         1.0           .4 

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Approve a Continued Education Unpaid leave of absence for support staff  Victoria Schaeffer, Science Lab Assistant‐ North 5/28/09 to 6/10/09. 

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Approve the following stipend position(s) for the 2009‐2010 school year: 

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NAME 

SCHOOL

POSITION

Olson, Glenn  Baum, Scott  Genovesi, Anthony 

Niles North  Niles West  Niles West 

Boys Head Basketball Coach  Head Football Coach  Head Wresting Coach 

Approve the following disciplinary action:  CASE# 

DISCIPLINARY ACTION

2009‐14  2009‐15 

Suspension without Pay – One (1) Day 4/29/09  Suspension without Pay – One (1) Day 4/30/09 

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Approve the Resolution to release support staff employees. 

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Approve the Resolution to release administrative personnel.  

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Accept the Resignation Agreements and General Release of non‐certified staff. 

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Approve the staffing recommendations for the 2009‐2010 school year to  authorize 399 certified FTE to staff the general and special education  programs at Niles North, Niles West and Niles Central. 

− Minutes of 3/16/09 and 3/30/09 meetings, open and closed sessions. 

 

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− Student Trip for Niles North and Niles West CDE/DECA students to attend  the National Leadership Conference in Anaheim, California on April 29 –  May 3, 2009 at a cost to the District of $9,826.40.  − Resolution for Designating Interest Earnings for Fiscal Year 2009‐2010  − Bid Acceptance: Various Trade Packages for summer 2009 capital projects.  − Bid Acceptance: Exterior Electrostatic Painting at District to P&L Construction  Services, Inc. in the amount of $23,700.  − Contract Extensions with R&G Consultants to process Medicaid claims.  − Private Music Instruction Rate Increase for 25 minute lessons at an hourly rate  of $20.50 for 2009‐10, $21.00 for 2010‐11; $21.50 for 2011‐12; $22.00 for 2012‐13;  and $22.50 for 2013‐14.  − Student Discipline for Case #2009‐11 to expel student through February 3,  2010 and provide schooling and transportation during expulsion period.  IX. Superintendent’s Report  Dr. Gatta congratulated Jamie Krezminski who was approved this evening as the  new  Director  of  Mathematics.    She  said  we  have  more  we  want  to  do  to  further  our  commitment to math for the students in our district.   Dr.  Gatta  spoke of  the  May  4  and  5  board  meetings  to  work  on  long  range  goals  and  plans,  the  SFAC  meeting  to  discuss  student  fees  for  the  upcoming  year,  and  the  agreement  to  eliminate  14  positions  for  future  savings.    She  also  spoke  of  the  Niles  Township  Youth Coalition Town Hall meeting and how beneficial this was; it can be viewed  on IPTV.      −

Principals’ Report  Mr.  Freeman  said  PSAE  tests  were  completed.    He  updated  the  board  on  upcoming fine art events.  He also spoke of awards received by students and  teachers.  Mr.  Osburn  said  College  Night  was  a  huge  success.    Testing  went  very  well;  this years class had 100 more juniors than last year.  He spoke of awards won  by students and gave an update on upcoming events. 

X. Board Members’ Comments  Lynda  Smith  spoke  about  the  NSBA  Conference,  the  seminars  she  attended  and  said it was a very worthwhile event.  Ruth  Klint  attended  the  Ombudsman  Open  House  and  said  it  is  a  very  encouraging program.  Jeff Greenspan said he attended  the NSBA  Conference  and  found it  beneficial  to  meet with vendors and keep up to date on what other schools are doing.  He said 

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the  CTA  will  be  doing  a  presentation  on  the  extension  of  the  Skokie  Swift  on  Thursday.    Sheri  Doniger  said  she  attended  the  NSBA  Convention  and  attended  health  and  wellness sessions.  She said they spoke of the increase in diabetes in children.  She  said she attended the town hall meeting and it was fantastic.  Bob  Silverman  spoke  of  the  Awards  and  Accolades  programs  being  held  on  the  same night and asked that this not occur again.  Regarding the reduction in force,  he thanked Dr. Gatta for the process in doing what we needed to do financially.   To the 14 people affected he said the board certainly regrets this action but we are  doing all we can to assist them in finding other positions.  He said he thinks we  need to continue to look at other opportunities and ways to reduce expenses.  The  14 reductions will have minimal impact on our students but more reductions may  be needed and the board has asked the Unions to help in this regard.  He said that  we need to look at more ways to save money.  XI. Board Committee and Other Reports  Facility  –  Jeffrey  Greenspan  said  they  met  and  reviewed  bids,  which  were  approved by the Board this evening.  Policy – Dr. Doniger said they met and changes made are on the agenda.  EPAC – Eileen Valfer said there was a review of the policy on final exams, which  will now be going to the Policy Committee.    XII. Adjourn Sine Die  Inasmuch  as  there  was  no  more  business  it  was  moved  by  SILVERMAN  and  seconded by SMITH to adjourn sine die.  A roll call vote was taken.  Voting Aye:  Doniger, Evans, Greenspan, Klint, Silverman, Smith, Valfer.  The motion carried.  It was noted that the newly elected Board members were not sworn in.  It  was  moved  by  DONIGER  and  seconded  by  GREENSPAN  to  reverse  the  adjournment adjourn sine die.  A roll call vote was taken.  Voting Aye:  Doniger, Evans, Greenspan, Klint, Silverman, Smith, Valfer.  The motion carried. 

 

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The  Cook  County  Clerk  reported  official  results  of  the  April  7,  2009  election  as  follows:    Four  year  term  ‐  Robert  A.  Silverman  –  4,733,  Ruth  M.  Klint  –  4,587,  Lynda Gault Smith – 4,608.  Two year term – Carlton Evans – 4,952.  The elected  school board members took the oath of office.    Inasmuch as there was no more business it was moved by SMITH and seconded  by DONIGER to adjourn sine die.  A roll call vote was taken.  Voting Aye:  Doniger, Evans, Greenspan, Klint, Silverman, Smith, Valfer.  The motion carried.   

It was moved by DONIGER to appoint Nanciann Gatta as President Pro Tem.   

It  was  moved  by  DONIGER  to  nominate  the  slate  of  officers  of  Robert  Silverman as President; Lynda Smith as Vice President; Ruth Klint as Secretary;  and Sheri Doniger as Secretary Pro Tem.    A roll call vote was taken.  Voting Aye:  Doniger, Evans, Greenspan, Klint, Silverman, Smith, Valfer.  The motion carried.    Designate Banks of Depository for District Funds  It  was  moved  by  DONIGER  and  seconded  by  VALFER  to  approve  the  designation of  the  Cole Taylor Bank as  the Bank of  Depository for  all  District  Funds.  A roll call vote was taken.  Voting Aye:  Doniger, Evans, Greenspan, Klint, Silverman, Smith, Valfer.  The motion carried.    Set Regular Board Meeting Schedule for May 2009 – April 2010  It  was  moved  by  GREENSPAN  and  seconded  by  SMITH  to  accept  the  regular  board meeting schedule for May 2009 through April 2010 with meetings having  a start time of approximately 7:00 p.m. for executive session and 7:45 p.m. for the  public meetings and to post these meeting dates on sharepoint.  A roll call vote was taken.  Voting Aye:  Doniger, Evans, Greenspan, Klint, Silverman, Smith, Valfer.  The motion carried.  Minutes of Regular Board Meeting of April 28, 2009 

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Board meeting dates are as follows:  Monday, May 18, 2009  Monday, June 15, 2009  Monday, July 13, 2009  Monday, August 10, 2009  Monday, August 31, 2009  Monday, September 21, 2009  Monday, October 19, 2009   

Monday, November 16, 2009  Monday, December 14, 2009  Monday, January 11, 2010  Monday, February 1, 2010  Monday, February 22, 2010  Monday, March 22, 2010  Monday, April 12, 2010 

  Adopt Existing Board of Education Policies  It  was  moved  by  SMITH  and  seconded  by  DONIGER  that  all  Rules,  Regulations,  and  Policies  heretofore  adopted  by  the  preceding  Board  of  Education  of  District  219  be  the  same  and  hereby  readopted  and  confirmed  as  the Rules, Regulations, and Policies of this School Board.  A roll call vote was taken.  Voting Aye:  Doniger, Evans, Greenspan, Klint, Silverman, Smith, Valfer.  The motion carried.    Committee Assignments  The Board discussed committee assignments and agreed to the following:  ƒ ƒ ƒ ƒ ƒ ƒ ƒ ƒ

EPAC – Eileen Valfer  Facility Committee – Jeffrey Greenspan  Finance Committee – Ruth Klint  Policy Committee – Sheri Doniger  ED∙RED – Lynda Smith/Carlton Evans  ISBE Convention Delegate – Sheri Doniger/ Ruth Klint  LICA – Lynda Smith  Oakton Community College – Sheri Doniger 

 

XIII. Business  Student Fees  It was moved by DONIGER and seconded by SMITH to adopt the school fees  for  the  2009‐10  school  year  which  represents  no  increase  since  fiscal  year  2004  (FY05 for parking).  Eileen Valfer thanked Nanciann Gatta for her work on this effort  and asked  that  the staff be very careful about collecting fees and deal with parents regarding this  issue rather than the students.     

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Jeffrey Greenspan moved to amend the student fee from $450 to $400 per student.   He said he feels this cost is too high and it also has been voiced by many parents.   No second was given to this amendment to the motion.  A roll call vote was taken.  Voting Aye:  Doniger, Evans, Klint, Silverman, Smith, Valfer.  Voting Nay:  Greenspan.  The motion carried.  The fees for 2009‐10 school year are as follows:  School fees ‐ $450 (additional child ‐ $300)  Driver Education ‐ $350  Bus ‐ $300 (additional Child $225)  Parking ‐ $300    Policy and Procedure Changes – 1st Reading  It was clarified that the code of conduct violations is the same for athletes and  participants in extra curricular activities.      Summer Curriculum Projects – 2009  It was moved by DONIGER and seconded by SMITH to approve the proposed  summer projects for a total of $82,375.02 from Title I funds.  A roll call vote was taken.  Voting Aye:  Doniger, Evans, Greenspan, Klint, Silverman, Smith, Valfer.  The motion carried.  Projects approved are as follows:  Department

Project Title

ELL

ELL Physical Science Curriculum Guide

Description

Cost

Complete curriculum guide for ELL Physical Science new course in both buildings.

$1,251.90

ELL 1-2 Curriculum Guide

Revise and modify ELL 1-2 curriculum guide and course materials

$1,251.90

ELL 3-4 Curriculum Guide

Revise and modify ELL 3-4 curriculum guide and course materials

$1,251.90

ELL 5-6 Curriculum Guide

Revise and modify ELL 5-6 curriculum guide and course materials

$1,251.90 $5,007.60

English North

New Teams for Freshman and Sophomore English/ Reading F/19 and S/19

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Codify curricula, learning targets and assessments for F19 and S19 students.

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$1,251.90

 

Department

Project Title New Teacher Team for Regular Level American Studies Integrating Word Study into English and Social Studies Classes Assessment for Learning Training for Point Tutors

Description Codify curricula, learning targets and assessments for ALCUSH (American Studies).

Cost $584.22

Creates list of word stems and assessments that directly correspond to Global Studies units.

$1,251.90

Teachers begin reading, Ahead of the Curve, and will discuss the foundations for assessment for learning.

$1,251.90

Revise current training materials. This is an annual revision process.

$1,251.90 $5,591.82

English West

F19: Progress Monitoring, Screening, Types of Intervention, and CoTeaching

Procedures and materials for progress monitoring, screening, interventions, etc., will be drafted for the 2009-10 school year--shared by F19 and S19 teachers.

$1,251.90

Literacy Intervention Program Proposal

Literacy intervention plan focusing on fluency and comprehension with RtI Tier Two literacy intervention for F19 English and Reading and RtI Tier Three tutorial intervention program for students.

$1,251.90

Refinement and Development of Literacy Center Outreach Program

Assess current practices and develop a plan for facilitating the Outreach programs more effectively in the new year.

$1,251.90

S19: Refining of Writing Curriculum and Working with New Team Members

Refine the Claim-Evidence-Warrant resource guide to include scaffolding and cross-referencing of other terminology used in writing. The final product is a resource that can be used and tailored by other teachers. Also will work with new teachers who have not taught S19.

$1,251.90

$5,007.60

Fine Arts

All Choir classes, Choraliers, Concert Choir, Chamber Choir and Advanced Choir Advanced Theater Studio

Curriculum Guide revision to include learning targets and new end-of-course assessment

$1,251.90

Complete Curriculum Guide revision to include learning targets and end-of-year assessment tool

$1,251.90

Directing

Complete Curriculum Guide revision to include learning targets and end-of-year assessment tool

$1,251.90

Play Production

Complete Curriculum Guide revision to include learning targets and end-of-year assessment tool

$1,251.90

Curriculum Guide revision to include learning targets and new end-of-course assessment. Align exams.

$1,251.90

Align exams. Curriculum Guide revision to include learning targets

$1,251.90

Art I and Art II

Advanced Art Studio and AP Art Studio

$7,511.40

Foreign Language

Chinese 3-4 and 31-41

Start and complete Curriculum Guides to include learning targets for a new course

$1,251.90

German 71-81; German 78

Design a new German 7-8 course and rework German 71-81 AP to align with College Board standards. New Curriculum Guides to include learning targets.

$1,251.90

$2,503.80

 

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Department

Project Title

Math

Advanced Algebra Trigonometry (AAT) Algebra 3A-4A

Description

Cost

New Curriculum Guide to include learning targets

$1,251.90

Writing an end-of-course assessment (coded to State goals and course outcomes). Modify Curriculum Guide to include learning targets.

$1,251.90

Algebra 31-41

Writing an end-of-course assessment (coded to State goals and course outcomes). Modify Curriculum Guide to include learning targets.

$1,251.90

Geometry 1A-2A

Writing a new curriculum guide to include learning targets. Writing a new curriculum guide to include learning targets. Writing an end-of-course assessment (coded to State goals and course outcomes). Modify Curriculum Guide to include learning targets.

$1,251.90

Geometry 11-21 Topics in Pre-Calculus

Video Game Programming and Design Geometry 10-20

$1,251.90 $1,251.90

Writing a curriculum guide to include learning targets for a new course.

$1,251.90

Writing an end-of-course assessment (coded to State goals and course outcomes). Modify Curriculum Guide to include learning targets.

$1,251.90

$10,015.20

Physical Welfare

Drivers Education

Create a unified Curriculum Guide for North and West to include learning targets and a common final exam.

$1,251.90

Health

Create a template for unified Health curriculum guide to include learning targets and a common final exam.

$1,251.90

Freshman Physical Education

Create a template for unified Health curriculum guide to include learning targets and a common final exam.

$1,251.90

Sophomore Physical Education

Create a template for unified Health curriculum guide to include learning targets and a common final exam.

$1,251.90

PE2R10

Develop a curriculum guide to include learning targets and a common final exam.

$1,251.90

Dance III

To be linked to the extracurricular and Fine Arts program. Use curriculum guide template to develop a guide to include learning targets and a common final exam. Develop guidelines for implementing learning readiness into Freshman curriculum. Also create a schedule, test battery and data collection system for fitness testing.

$1,251.90

Learning Readiness and Fitness Testing

$1,251.90

$8,763.30

Pupil Personnel Services

Research-Based Group Curriculum Writing

Write four psycho educational group curriculums to include learning targets.

$1,251.90

Skills for Academic Success

Create a group curriculum for Jump Start, to help freshmen increase their skills related to study, time management, socialization and self-advocacy.

$1,251.90

Curriculum Infusion

Writing a curriculum to be used in a variety of settings: BAC, AAC, IIC, Health, English and SAP.

$1,251.90

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Department

Project Title Naviance Curriculum and Planning Homeroom Curriculum and Program Development Diversity Cohort - Equity Audit

Social Emotional Video/Discussion Resources Small Learning Communities

Description

Cost

Develop a comprehensive, 4-year developmental plan for introduction of the Naviance program.

$1,251.90

Revised curriculum activities for 9th grade homerooms; new curriculum and activities for 10th grade homerooms; development of 9th grade homeroom mentoring program. Coordinate collection and representation of data across multiple years to observe discipline responses, distribution across core courses by grade weight, and attendance with regard to ethnicity and economic status. Focus on creating approximately 5 video-based discussion activities regarding a staff-identified need for social emotional learning component in single gender homerooms.

$1,251.90

Collaboration to begin process of constructing The Compass Rose Small Learning Community for select 9

$1,251.90

$1,251.90

$1,251.90

and 10 grade students in 2010-11.

$10,015.20

Science

Revising the Chem. 11-21 CRTs to focus on alignment to learning targets as specified in the course curriculum guide.

$1,251.90

Physical Science

Review and rewrite CRTs for both semesters to align with course curriculum guides and learning targets.

$1,251.90

ELL Physical Science

Complete curriculum guide to include learning targets for this new course.

$1,251.90

Chem. 12-22

CRTs for both semesters to include any curriculum guide revisions and learning targets

$1,251.90

Chem. 10-20

Textbook adoption and revision of curriculum guide with course learning targets coded to state standards.

$1,251.90

Revise curriculum guide to include learning targets.

$1,251.90

Physics 12-22

Retooling semester assessment and revising curriculum guide to include learning targets.

$1,251.90

Honors Biology

Retooling semester assessment and revising curriculum guide to include learning targets. Review and rewrite CRTs for both semesters to align with course curriculum guides and learning targets. Curriculum Guide for new course.

$1,251.90

Chem. 11-21

Astronomy and Modern Physics

Physics 10-20 Science Inquiry and Research

Social Studies

U.S. History 12-22

$1,251.90 $12,519.00 $1,251.90

Constitution Study Guide

Revision of study guide for use in both buildings.

ELL Global Studies

Create curriculum guide for new course to include learning targets.

$1,251.90

Revision of curriculum guide to include learning targets. Create plans for integrating curricula to include learning targets.

$1,251.90

Global Studies Freshman Studies - ILS

 

Teachers will complete a draft a common final exam for first semester of regular level U.S. History.

$1,251.90

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$417.30

$1,251.90

Minutes of Regular Board Meeting of April 28, 2009 

   

Department

Project Title New Teacher Teams for Regular Level American Studies Western Civilization

Description

Cost

Collaboration to codify curricula, learning targets and assessments for ALCUSH.

$1,251.90

Minor changes to semester exams and curriculum guide revision to include learning targets.

$1,251.90 $7,928.70

Special Education

Supports for Visual Learners and Learners on Autism Spectrum

Visual supports to be created to allow for student success in all curricular areas.

$1,251.90

Review current curricula in reading and writing instruction to provide recommendations for adoption to benefit students in Pathways and Bridges programs

$1,251.90

Guide to more informed decisions regarding assessment of vocationally-bound students in task completion.

$1,251.90

Math 3-4 w/Geometry

Common assessment will be correlated to curriculum and learning targets.

$1,251.90

Math 1-2 w/Geometry

Common assessment to be aligned across all buildings; CRT will become the semester final exam with a common weighted grade; curriculum guide will be reviewed to include learning targets.

$1,251.90

Develop semester common assessment and revise curriculum guide as needed to include learning targets.

$1,251.90

Exploring Reading and Writing Curriculum Continuum for Life Skills Niles Township Workshop/ Vocational Station Development

Geometry 1-2

$7,511.40 GRAND TOTAL FOR ALL SUMMER PROJECTS REQUESTED:

$82,375.02

  Niles North Restructuring Plan  It  was  moved  by  KLINT  and  seconded  by  SMITH  to  approve  the  Niles  North  Restructuring Plan for submission to the Illinois State Board of Education.  Dr.  Roloff  explained  that  special  education,  English,  assessment  study,  crisis  training  and  part  of  this  plan.    The  ILP  portion  is  the  same  as  was  used  in  the  restructuring plan for Niles West.  A new item is to require all incoming freshmen  who are below grade level in math to take a summer school course.   Bob Freeman  spoke  of  freshmen  study  halls  and  how  positive  it  has  been.    The  discussion  turned to gender only homerooms and the Board asked for feedback on how they  did this year.  Kaine Osburn will supply this information at a future meeting.  A roll call vote was taken.  Voting Aye:  Doniger, Evans, Greenspan, Klint, Silverman, Smith, Valfer.  The motion carried.   XIV. Old Business  There was no old business.   Minutes of Regular Board Meeting of April 28, 2009 

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XV. New Business  There was no new business.   XVI. Audience to Visitors  No one asked to speak.  XVII. Correspondence and FOIA Requests  There was no correspondence or FOIA requests.  XVIII. Information Items  March 2009 Financial Report  XIX. Closed Session  It  was  moved  by  SMITH  and  seconded  by  DONIGER  to  recess  into  closed  session  to  discuss  matters  relating  to  the  employment,  appointment,  compensation, discipline, performance or dismissal of specific employees with  possible action to be taken following closed session and to adjourn therefrom.  A roll call vote was taken.  Voting Aye:  Doniger, Evans, Greenspan, Klint, Silverman, Smith, Valfer.  The motion carried.   The  Board  went  into  closed  session  at  10:10  p.m.    The  meeting  adjourned  at  11:30  p.m.  with no action taken.    _________________________________ 

 

 

______________________________ 

President   

 

 

Secretary 

 

 

 

 

Minutes approved May 18, 2009.      

 

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Minutes of Regular Board Meeting of April 28, 2009 

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Board members present at Roll Call: Sheri Doniger, Carlton Evans, Jeffrey. Greenspan, Ruth Klint ... Center Assistants for summer 2009 effective June 5, 2009: NILES WEST ..... Procedures and materials for progress monitoring, screening ...

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