School Board Niles Township District 219, Cook County, Illinois MINUTES Monday, October 24, 2011 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 6:35 p.m. Board Members present at roll call: Sheri Doniger, Jeffrey Greenspan, Ruth Klint, Robert Silverman, Eileen Valfer. II. Closed Session It was moved by GREENSPAN and seconded by KLINT 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, Greenspan, Klint, Silverman, Valfer. The motion carried. The Board recessed into closed session at 6:35 p.m. III. Open Session At 7:40 p.m. it was moved by DONIGER and seconded by VALFER to return to open session. A roll call vote was taken. Voting Aye: Doniger, Greenspan, Klint, Silverman, Valfer. The motion carried. IV. Recall to Order Mr. Silverman recalled the meeting to order at 7:45 p.m. The Pledge was recited. V. Changes / Additions to the Agenda Added to the Consent Agenda was the green personnel handout. VI. Audience to Visitors (on agenda items only) Dr. Morton Kreitzman of 3808 Sherwin, Lincolnwood, addressed the Board regarding the increase in his property taxes. He stated his assessment had gone down, yet his taxes went up. He blamed the school districts for the increase and asked for an explanation. Mr. Silverman explained that the state limits the amount of a levy to cost of living or 5% whichever is less so even if his assessment went down, others went down more. VII. Student Representative Comments Niles West - Cody Lefkowitz Cody reported that the Homecoming dance was superb, the pep assembly had lots of spirit and in the parade, “Go Green” took first place. Breakfast with the Board is set for November 9th. On a sad note, he mentioned the passing of Niles West student, Nathaniel Palma. Niles North – Sonali Patel Sonali mentioned that the Names Assembly went well, impact mentors are following up with freshmen, Breakfast with the Board at North is set for November 3rd. She asked the Board if there Approved at the November 14, 2011 Board of Education Meeting

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was anything they would like added to the agenda. Dr. Doniger stated she would like discussion on the new food vendor, OrganicLife, added to the agenda. VIII. Community Representative Comments No one asked to speak IX. Approval of Consent Agenda It was moved by DONIGER and seconded by VALFER to approve the consent agenda as amended. A roll call vote was taken. Voting Aye: Doniger, Greenspan, Klint, Silverman, Valfer. The motion carried. − Approved Monthly Bills and Payroll in the amount of $8,982,857.13. − Personnel − Approved the employment of the following support staff for the 2011-2012 school year: NAME POSITION FTE EFFECTIVE Fontillas, Jacqueline Secretary B, Deans Office 1.0 11/1/2011 S3 / Step 1, 188 days −

Approved the employment of the following part-time/temporary staff for the 2011-12 school year: NAME POSITION/LOCATION RATE DATE

Collins, Maxwell Jacobs, Charles Edmond, Diana Abonce, Cristian

Tech Intern / District Library Monitor / West Texbook Center / North Textbook Center / North

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

10/24/2011 10/24/2011 10/24/2011 10/24/2011

− Approved the retirement change for the following support staff: NAME POSITION/LOCATION From Tackes-Sokol, Patricia Executive Secretary/Confidential December 31, 2012 – Superintendent (previously approved May 18, 2009)

To 6/30/2013

− Approved the employment of the following stipend positions for the 2011-2012 school year: NILES WEST NAME Pre-Vocational Coordinator Batista, Adrian Wrestling Assistant Coach *Wasserstrom, Sam (.5) Wrestling Assistant Coach *Mordini, Tim (.5) Boys Volleyball Assistant Coach Schroeder, Katie Boys Volleyball Assistant Coach Puglisi, Daniel NILES NORTH NAME Debate, Assistant Coach *Baker, Andrew (.5) Pre-Vocational Coordinator Apfel, Stacey (.5) Pre-Vocational Coordinator Howes, Elizabeth NILES CENTRAL NAME Pre-Vocational Coordinator Clarke, Karen *Indicates not a District 219 employee − Approved the employment of the following staff for the Explore Test, November 5, 2011: NILES WEST NILES NORTH SUPERVISORS PROCTORS SUPERVISORS PROCTORS Fowler, Laura Blair, Michael Kaplan, Kara Feldman, Linda Coleman, Phyllis Poulos, Harriet Persuad, Stephanie Current, Meghan Jukik, Jasminka Drachenberg Trevino, Wilson, Sandra Landon, Aleka Christine Ortiz, Becky Pickett, Kia Peterson, Lara Ouska, Nancy Approved at the November 14, 2011 Board of Education Meeting

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Houston, Brenda Ardisana, Richard Sosa, Lia Metoyer, Stacy Wheatman, Judy Penney, Autumn Moy, Jean Karottu, Aby Dalak, Susan Green, Carla Hastings, Loretta Rifkin, Helen Papaioanou, William −

Ference, Patricia Turner-Baker, Anita Weinketz, Sandra Sullivan, Peggy Poulakos, Amelia Liadakis, Nikki Feldman, Ann Walshon, Jean Schaetzi, Karen Resendiz, Mary Jane Schwartz, Beverly

Pratt, Charles Stefl, Camilla Smith, Jessica Ordonez, Jean Bramley, Scott Lenhardt, Carolyn France, Kathy Sterpin, Jennifer Bluestein, Juliet Salem, Omar Smentana, Melissa Joffe, Matthew Liedtke, Laura Litberg, Lisa

French, Denise De La Paz, Caitlen O’Brien, Yolanda Utter, Michael O’Dell, Katie Current, Karen Ho, Ellen Kakares, Irene Owens, Janet

Approved the employment of the following substitute teachers for the 2011-2012 school year: Wasserstrom, Sam Battaglia, Irma

− Approved the minutes of the October 3, 2011 Board of Education Meeting both Open and Closed Sessions − Accepted the donation of a Baldwin studio piano from Wanda and Michael Feldman for use at Niles West High School. X. Superintendent’s Report French Exchange Program Eileen Walvoord and several of her French students who were part of the exchange program showed a slide presentation of their trip to Strasburg and Paris. They spoke of their experiences and thanked the Board of Education for their support. Dr. Gatta spoke of the community forum sponsored by the Skokie Voice. She stated that even though it was raining and the weather was bad, there was an excellent turn-out. There were many positive comments and compliments for District 219. District 219 is presenting in numerous places and really trailing blazing in areas of environment, facilities and curriculum. She congratulated Dr. Sheri Doniger on being named a Master Board Member by the Illinois Association of School Boards (IASB). − Principals’ Report Mr. Osburn updated the Board on fine arts and athletic activities. He mentioned that Bill Koch led his final marching band at Niles West. Boys’ cross country qualified for sectionals as a team and also as individuals, girls’ cross county qualified for sections. December 14th he is have dinner with the parents and OrganicLife will cater the event. He stated that Niles West had a moment of silence to honor the memory of Nathanial Palmer. Dr. McTague gave a construction update. Included in his athletic update was the girls’ volleyball team going to regionals and boys’ cross country being the CSL Conference champions. Fall sports are over the winter sports are beginning. The play Noises Off was awesome. The junior high concert is being held on October 25th. Tim Ortmann received the Award of Distinction from the Illinois Theater Association. District 219, lead by Fine Arts Director, Mary Jo Papich, is hosting “Passion for the Arts: A Visual and Performing Arts College Information Night” to be held on November 1st. Many schools will be present to answer questions for those students interested in following a career in the arts. XI. Board Members’ Comments Dr. Doniger attended the Names Assembly and said it was a very powerful program that had her in tears. She also stated she was so happy the West Homecoming Parade went by Madison School because all the children enjoyed watching it go by.

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Mrs. Klint talked about the Skokie Voice Forum. She stated that Dr. Gatta really represented the District is an outstanding manner. Mrs. Klint also attended the girls’ swimming meet held at Evanston and enjoyed watch our staff interact with our students. Mr. Silverman stated he saw Noises Off and thought it was really special. XII. Board Committee Reports Facilities Committee – Mr. Greenspan reported on construction of the Niles West commons area and the Niles North Plaza. A meeting was held to discuss a proposal for the generator. Policy Committee – Dr. Doniger stated a meeting was held and a first and second reading is presented tonight. XIII. Business − ACT Report (Discussion) Dr. Roloff presented the results of the ACT test and stated that District 219 is still above state average. − State Report Cards Dr. Roloff presented the state report cards. It was moved by DONIGER and seconded by VALFER to accept the State Report Cards. A roll call vote was taken. Voting Aye: Doniger, Greenspan, Klint, Silverman, Valfer. The motion carried. − Policy & Procedural Changes – 1st Reading The Policy and Procedural changes presented for first reading were reviewed. Mr. Silverman had questions regarding 3:50 AP1 Administrative Procedure-Terms and Conditions of Employment for Administrators. There was also discussion on whether or not to open social media sights under 5:125 Personal Technology and Social Media: Usage and Control. − Policy & Procedural Changes – 2nd Reading It was moved by DONIGER and seconded by VALFER to approve the Policy & Procedural changes presented for second reading. A roll call vote was taken. Voting Aye: Doniger, Greenspan, Klint, Silverman, Valfer. The motion carried. Included in the second reading were: 1:10 School District Legal Status 2:10 School District Governance 3:10 Goals and Objectives 3:70 Succession of Authority 4:160-E1 Exhibit – Pest Management and Lawn Care Letter to Parents/Guardians (NEW) 5:170-AP1 Administrative Procedure – Copyright Compliance 5:170-AP2 Administrative Procedure – Seeking Permission to Copy or Use Copyrighted Works 5:170-E Exhibit – Request to Reprint or Adapt Material 6:190-E2 Exhibit – Proposed Overnight Trip (Board Approval Form) 6:190-E3 Exhibit – Proposed Overnight Trip Worksheet 6:235-AP1 Administrative Procedure: Acceptable Use of Computers and Electronic Networks 7:240-E1 Exhibit – Niles Township High Schools Extra-Curricular Permit Card 7:245 Student Athlete Concussions and Head Injuries (NEW) 7:245-E1 Exhibit – Concussion Information Sheet (NEW)

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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. Correspondence and FOIA Requests There were no FOIA requests. XVIII. Information Items − Financial Report for September, 2011 was for presented for information. − Tennis RFP Update was presented for information. − Compliance Report for Public Act 96-434 was presented and posted as required by law. XIX. Adjournment It was moved by DONIGER and seconded by VALFER to adjourn the meeting. A roll call vote was taken. Voting Aye: Doniger, Greenspan, Klint, Silverman, Valfer. The motion carried. The meeting adjourned at 9:10 p.m.

____________________________ President

_____________________________ Secretary

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