School Board Niles Township District 219, Cook County, Illinois MINUTES Monday, February 11, 2013 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 6:40 p.m. Board Members present at roll call: Sheri Doniger, Carlton Evans, Jeffrey Greenspan, Ruth Klint, Robert Silverman, Lynda Smith, Eileen Valfer.

II. Closed Session It was moved by SMITH and seconded by DONIGER 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 6:45 p.m. III. Open Session It was moved by DONIGER and seconded by GREENSPAN to return to open session. A roll call vote was taken. Voting Aye: Doniger, Evans, Greenspan, Klint, Silverman, Smith, Valfer. The motion carried. IV. Recall to Order Mr. Silverman recalled the meeting to order at 7:59 p.m. The Pledge was recited. V. Changes / Additions to the Agenda There were no changes or additions to the agenda. VI. Audience to Visitors (on agenda items only) Eric Poders of 7940 Foster in Morton Grove spoke on safety and security issues. He stated he entered Niles West for a 3:30 p.m. meeting and there was no security. He wants to be informed of Facility Committee meetings and plans to attend. He said he planned to FOIA information on anything to do with OrganicLife. He said portions were small and prices were high. VII. Student Representative Comments Niles North – Jacob Kaufman discussed athletics, the blood drive scheduled for Valentine’s Day, the March 7 Breakfast with the Board, DECA going into State competition and Salsa Night in the East Café sponsored by Latino Club. Niles West - Lyba Zia talked about the Variety Show, Curriculum Night for freshmen and their families, the boycott held against OrganicLife, the International Fest, upcoming senior night, theatre performance of “The Importance of Being Earnest,” and Orchesis. VIII. Community Representative Comments No one asked to speak. Meeting Minutes of February 11, 2013

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IX. Approval of Consent Agenda It was moved by SMITH and seconded by DONIGER to approve the 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 were: − Monthly Bills and Payroll in the amount of $11,179,262.83. − Personnel − Approved the resignation of the following administrator: NAME POSITION Osburn, Kaine Principal / Niles West

EFFECTIVE 6/30/2013

− Approved the employment of the following certified staff for the 2012-2013 school year: NAME POSITION FTE EFFECTIVE Kelsey, Janet Social Studies – MA60 / Step 9 .1 1/22/2013 − Approved the following certified staff leave of absence for the 2013-2014 school year: POSITION/LOCATION TYPE OF LEAVE NAME Almaraz, Jennifer Foreign Language – North Family Care – Unpaid Bordenet, Patricia Social Studies – North Family Care – Unpaid Briski, Hyun Special Education – North Family Care – Unpaid Brown, Tricia ELL – West Family Care – Unpaid Chandarana, Seema Math – West Family Care – Unpaid Cross, Jennifer English – North Family Care – Unpaid Czupryna, Britt Science – West Family Care – Unpaid Daley, Kerry Anne English – North Family Care – Unpaid Doonan, Kirby Social Worker – Central Family Care – Unpaid DiVito, Brandy Special Education – North Family Care – Unpaid Fretzin, Lisa English and ELL – North Family Care – Unpaid Glaubke, Margaret Math – West Family Care – Unpaid Gogerty, Colleen Math – West Family Care – Unpaid Hoff, Barbara English – North Family Care – Unpaid Hsing, Wileen Foreign Language – West Family Care – Unpaid Kaye, Amy Math – West Family Care – Unpaid Kolany, Elizabeth ELL – West Family Care – Unpaid Landini, Kimberly Psychologist – West Family Care – Unpaid Moscovitch, Natalie Math – West Family Care – Unpaid Orloske, Tanya Foreign Language – North Family Care – Unpaid Pak-Chwal, Lisa Special Education – North Family Care – Unpaid Penny, Autumn Science – West Family Care – Unpaid Rauser, Lynne Math – West Family Care – Unpaid Rocco, John Special Education – West Family Care – Unpaid Rogers-Schultz, Megan Special Education – North Family Care – Unpaid Schneider-Pommerenke, Social Studies – North Family Care – Unpaid Kristin Shah, Hetal Math – West Family Care – Unpaid Schuster, Sara Foreign Language – North Family Care – Unpaid Skelton, Molly Social Studies – North Family Care – Unpaid Splinter, Heidi Counselor – North Family Care – Unpaid Stallone, Tiffany Counselor – North Family Care – Unpaid Stone, Lisa Math – North Family Care – Unpaid Stucky, Sarah Social Studies – North Family Care – Unpaid Tzortzis, Angela Social Studies – West Family Care – Unpaid Van Alstin, Joyce Counselor – West Family Care – Unpaid Weatherington, Matthew Social Studies – West Family Care – Unpaid Weitzel. Monica Social Worker – West Family Care – Unpaid Wright, Laura English – North Family Care – Unpaid Yoo, Judy English – West Family Care – Unpaid Meeting Minutes of February 11, 2013

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Zavell, Anne

Special Education – North

Family Care – Unpaid

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− Approved the following certified staff release for union business per contract for the 2013-2014 school year: NAME POSITION/LOCATION LEAVE FTE Grossman, Steven Social Studies – West .4 (reimbursed by North Suburban Teachers Union) Sharma, Pankaj Social Studies – North .2 − Approved the resignation of the following certified staff: NAME POSITION Widdes, Jason Science / North

EFFECTIVE 6/7/2013

− Approved the employment of the following support staff for the 2012-2013 school year: POSITION FTE EFFECTIVE NAME Henderson, Robert Cable TV Producer – T3 / Step 1, 260 days 1.0 1/22/2013 Secretary A – S2 / Step 4, 205 days 1.0 2/12/2013 Schwartz, Beverly − Approved the resignation of the following support staff: NAME POSITION Freid, Beverly Executive Secretary, Math / North

EFFECTIVE June 14, 2013

− Approved the following support staff leave of absence for the 2013-2014 school year: POSITION/LOCATION TYPE OF LEAVE LEAVE FTE NAME Mendenhall, Walter Paraprofessional, Special Ed / North Continued Education 1.0 (first semester only) − Approved the employment of the following part-time/temporary staff for the 2012-13 school year: NAME POSITION/LOCATION RATE DATE Lodhia, Asha Stage Crew/West 8.25/Hr. 2/11/2013 Miller, Nicole Stage Crew/West 8.25/Hr. 2/11/2013 Ryan, Emma Stage Crew/West 8.25/Hr. 2/11/2013 − Approved the employment of the following stipend positions for the 2012-2013 school year: NILES WEST NAME Newspaper, Assistant Deramos, Julie *Stonegate, Patrick (.25) Boys Soccer, Assistant Boys Soccer, Assistant *Parnther, Steven (.25) Boys Soccer, Assistant Bahi, Michael (.25) Filipino Club Sponsor Cheng, Sanlida Bass Fishing, Head *Campbell, Mike *Indicates not a District 219 employee − Approved the employment of the following substitute teacher for the 2012-2013 school year: Rice, Matthew Morales, Juliana Gould, David − Approved the employment of the following clerical substitute for the 2012-2013 school year: Nazarey, Sargon − Approved the Minutes of the January 14, 2013 Board of Education Meeting-Open and Closed sessions. − Student Discipline Case #2013-S02 Accepted the hearing officer’s report and approved the Stay of Recommendation to Expel and enroll student at Niles Central through the first semester of 2013-14 school year provided student adheres to stipulations in the agreement. − Donation Accepted the monetary donation of $500 from Chess Wizards for the Niles West Chess Club. − Plaque Honoring Bill Koch Meeting Minutes of February 11, 2013

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Approved the installation of a plaque above the band room door commemorating Bill Koch’s more than 25 years of service and accomplishment. X. Superintendent’s Report Dr. Gatta acknowledged Mr. Kaine Osburn’s resignation as Principal of Niles West High School effective June 20, 2013 and thanked him for the leadership he provided District 219 for the past 14 years. She told him he would be missed and congratulated him on his new position as Deputy Superintendent of Naperville School District 203. Dr. Gatta then presented a video highlighting Eric Ronning, a D219 graduate, for receiving the “Invention of the Year” award for his creation of a mechanical hand that is more affordable and flexible than the traditional prosthesis. Eric gave credit to D219 for the education he received at Niles West using the 3D printer. Dr. Gatta highlighted this as yet another Board Goal achieved. Principals’ Report Mr. Osburn thanked everyone and stated how much he enjoyed his time in District 219 and being a part of all the initiatives. He talked about athletics: wrestlers tied for conference championship, three gymnastics qualified for sectionals and Pam Foerch being inducted into the Illinois High School Gymnastics Hall of Fame. He talked about the inter-faith discussion held at West. He stated 80 students will complete at the regional science fair to be held at Niles North. He concluded by thanking everyone once again for the last 14 years. Dr. McTague congratulated Mr. Osburn and thanked him for being a friend and partner. Discussing athletics, boys’ swimming and diving won CSL Conference third year in a row, girls’ basketball made it to state playoffs. Boys’ basketball team is the conference champion. Malachi Nix is the Niles North all time high scorer with 1,364 breaking a record set in 2006 by Nick Williams. He highlighted February Frenzy scheduled for February 23rd, Fine Arts production is Aristophanes’ The Birds, in connection with Coming Together in Skokie celebrating the Greek heritage. He stated the Regional History Fair and Regional Science Fair will be hosted by Niles North. XI. Board Member Comments Mrs. Smith stated she and Mrs. Klint attended the NICE Conference and was amazed at what the District offers teachers and students technology wise. Mrs. Klint stated she was impressed with the NICE Conference and learning how technology is embedded into a lesson plan. She also attended the Coming Together in Skokie kick-off celebration and stated she really believes the buildings do belong to the community. She also stated she thought the Student Services Data the Board received in the Friday letter was very helpful. Mr. Greenspan stated a security/crisis meeting was held and it was good to share ideas with staff and learning what was already being done by both. Exploring and addressing issues will continue. Dr. Doniger stated she was impressed by what the buildings are already doing relative to security. Mr. Evans stated he was impressed by staff members and the handling of security issues. He said it starts with the relationship between students and teachers and the security staff. Mr. Silverman stated he attended AP night at both Niles West and Niles North. He stated that while both programs were very different, both were well planned. He heard many parents say it was one of the best programs they every attended and he heard them telling their students they needed to take AP classes. Mr. Silverman stated he believes everyone is now “getting it.” He also stated he was so inspired by the Coming Together in Skokie program he will be taking a trip to Greece. He said he attended the Niles North basketball games and thought the team was really exciting and accomplished many turnovers. XII. Board Committee Reports Policy Committee: Dr. Doniger reported that there was a first reading this evening. Facility Committee: Mr. Greenspan reported there would be a Facility Meeting in March. XIII. Business − Policy and Procedural Changes – 1st Reading The policy and procedural changes were discussed emphasizing the mandatory reporting of hazing incidents. − Final Approval of NTFT and NTSS Contracts Meeting Minutes of February 11, 2013

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It was moved by DONIGER and seconded by EVANS to approve the final copies of the NTFT and NTSS agreements and direct the administration to distribute copies and implement the terms of the agreements. 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. XV. New Business There was no new business. XVI. Audience to Visitors (on items related to District business) No one asked to speak. XVII. Information Items − Freedom of Information Act Requests Request from Eric Poders for an electronic copy of the letter dated January 7, 2013 which accompanied a CD provided him on January 4, 2013 and a letter documenting a telephone conversation. Request received from Ron Page for a list of general and trade contractors used by the District since January 2012. − Monthly Financial Report for January was reviewed. XVIII. Closed Session It was moved by SMITH and seconded by DONIGER to return to closed session to discuss personnel, legal and potential litigation issues. A roll call vote was taken. Voting Aye: Doniger, Evans, Greenspan, Klint, Silverman, Smith, Valfer. The motion carried. The Board returned to Closed Session at 8:50 p.m. XIX. Open Session It was moved by DONIGER and seconded by SMITH to return to open session to vote on personnel issues. 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 9:10 p.m. XX. Consent − Personnel Handout It was moved by DONIGER and seconded by SMITH to approve the personnel recommendations on the green personnel handout. A roll call vote was taken. Voting Aye: Doniger, Evans, Greenspan, Klint, Silverman, Smith, Valfer. The motion carried. Items on the handout included: −

Approved the employment of the following administrators for the 2013-2014 school year:

Meeting Minutes of February 11, 2013

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NAME Bradburn, Anthony Cheng, Sanlida Pieczynski, Edward Powell, Page Wallace, Corrie

POSITION Director of Humanities, 260 days Director of Humanities, 260 days Assistant Director of Special Education, 205 days Assistant Director of Special Education, 205 days Director of Equity and ELL, 251 days

SALARY $133,245 $133,693 $100,000

EFFECTIVE 7/1/2013-6/30/2015 7/1/2013-6/30/2015 7/1/2013-6/30/2014

$95,000

7/1/2013-6/30/2014

$124,000

7/1/2013-6/30/2014

− Approved the transfer of the following administrator for the 2013-14 school year: POSITION SALARY EFFECTIVE DATE NAME 7/1/2013-6/30/2016 Ness, Jason From: Assistant Principal for Student Services, 260 days To: Principal/Niles West, 260 days $170,000 − Approved the resignation of the following support staff: NAME POSITION Stephany, Kerstin Paraprofessional, Special Education / North

EFFECTIVE 2/23/2013

XXI. Adjournment It was moved by VALFER and seconded by SMITH 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 9:15 p.m.

President

Meeting Minutes of February 11, 2013

Secretary

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