Fairmont School District 89 Board met May 16
Fairmont School District 89 Board met, May 16.
Here is the agenda provided by the Board:
I. Call to Order
II. Roll Call
i. Moment of Silence (optional)
ii. Pledge of Allegiance
III. Petitions and Communication to the Board – Speakers must complete the Comment Form. In accordance with Board Policy 2:230 (Public Participation at School Board Meetings), Board Policy 8:10 (Connection with the Community), and Board Policy 8:30 (Visitors to and Conduct on School Property) individuals may address the Board only at the appropriate time as indicated on the agenda and when recognized by the Board President. Comments shall be limited to 3 minutes.
a. Public Comment
i. Welcome Everyone
ii. Public Comment
IV. Superintendent’s Report:
a. Enrollment – April Attached.
b. Next regularly scheduled Board Meeting is Wednesday, June 20, 2018 at 5:30 PM at Fairmont School District 89 Board Room.
c. Upcoming Events: Watch – we are in a very busy season!
i. May 16 – Field Day / DLT / Board Meeting
ii. May 17: SOS Parent Meeting, Cross of Glory Thank You
iii. May 18: Grade 3 Field Museum Trip / Preschool Graduation / JH Dance
iv. May 21: Fairmont Community Center Meeting
v. May 22: Meet with Lewis Partnership – all day
vi. May 23: K Field Trip to Moraine Valley Play / All Committee Meetings
vii. May 24: 4th Field Trip to Science and Industry / LASEC Retirement Party
viii. May 24: 8th Grade Graduation
ix. May 25: K Graduation
x. May 29: Last Day of School
xi. Kindergarten Graduation – Date to Be Decided
d. Triple I Conference – November 16 – 18, 2018.
e. Education Appreciation Week: Cookout on May 11 for teachers by Board and Administrators. Thank you.
f. Meeting for Board and Superintendent goals.
g. Misc. Updates
V. Reports: Committee Reports were given at the Committee of the Whole. The Chairs of each committee will provide a brief summary.
a. Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) – None
b. Principal – Information was presented at the Committee of the Whole. Ms. Daniels will elaborate on the promotion policy that was reviewed in Policy Committee.
c. Teachers’ Union – Teachers’ Union Representative
d. Board President – Mr. Lou Spoonhour
e. Board Policy Committee – Ms. Katie Ulmer
f. Board Finance Committee – Dr. Joe Dalpiaz
g. Board Building and Grounds Committee – Mr. Jerry Burns / Mr. Charles Travis / Dr. Cepela update. Next meeting to be scheduled.
h. Technology Committee – Ms. Karen Hunsaker
i. Safety Committee – Ms. Sylvia Dotson
VI. Consent Agenda – (Board Policy 2:220 – School Board Meeting Procedures)
a. April 18, 2018 Regular Session Minutes
b. April 18, 2018 Executive Session Minutes (There were none.)
c. April 10, 2018 Committee of the Whole Minutes
d. Decision to Destroy Executive Session Recordings October 19, 2016. (Board Policy 2:220 Verbatim Record of Closed Minutes). (At the recommendation of the attorney, we will keep written minutes closed unless there is a reason to open.) There were none.
e. Decision to Make Public Executive Session Minutes October 18, 2017 There were none. At the recommendation of the attorney, we will keep written minutes closed unless there is a reason to open. We will still review at each meeting.
f. *Monthly Financial Information
i. Revenue Summary Report
ii. Expenditure Report
iii. Treasurer's Report
iv. Bills Payable
v. Budget Comparison Report
vi. Cash Flow Report
VII. *Action Items
a. Action Item 18-51: Personnel
i. Resignation – J. Abdelhadi
ii. Employment Offer – B. Shackleford – Elementary Teacher
iii. 12 month Employees – ability to carry up to 5 days from FY 18 into July. These 5 days must be used by July 31, 2018 or they will be forfeited.
iv. Resolution authorizing dismissal of non-certified staff – A Edwards
v. Re –hire Aides – S. Jones, N. Jane, L. Graf and K. Weaver (grant pending).
vi. Summer Employment –
1. B Garrett @$15 per hour 2. Summer custodians – If we get the grant 4 X $10 X 20 hours per week b. Action Item 18-52: Board Policy, Administrative Procedures and Exhibit Update:
i. 2:260 - Uniform Grievance Procedures
ii. 4:40 – Incurring Debt
iii. 5:20 – Workplace Harassment
iv. 5:170 – Copyright
v. 4:40 AP – Preparing and Updating Disclosures
vi. 5:20 E – Exhibit – Resolution to Prohibit Sexual Harassment (signed by Board)
c. Item 18-53: Student Handbook. Mrs. Dooley and committee have aligned the student handbook with the Illinois Principal Associations’ recommendation.
d. Action Item 18-54: The Policy Committee discussed a late fee for student pickup.
VIII. New Business
a. Staffing 2018-2019
i. Certified Staffing Needs ii. Non-certified staff compensation - attached. We will discuss at Committee of the Whole and Finance Committee. This will be an action item next time.
b. Budget. The Finance Committee will continue to work on the budget for the next several months. This is a first read of the Preliminary Budget. Approval of the Preliminary Budget will be an action item next time.
c. End of Year Invoices: Some Federal Grants are finished June 30, 2018. We would like permission to pay any grant related invoices received between the June 20 Board meeting and June 30, 2018. This will be an action item at the next Board meeting.
d. Transfer money from Operations and Maintenance Fund to Debt Service Fund to cover the cost of our Alternative Revenue Bonds as a permanent transfer. This will be an action item at the next Board meeting.
e. Abate Working Cash Fund: Transfer Working Cash Levy and Interest into Education Fund. This will be an action item at the next Board meeting.
f. Mrs. Dooley and committee have aligned the student handbook with the Illinois Principal Associations’ handbook recommendations. This is a first read and will be an action item next time.
g. Cancel July Board meeting. It is recommended that we cancel the July Board Meeting. The district will pay all bills as usual with Board approval in August.
IX. Executive Session – At this time I would entertain a motion to go into Executive Session for the purpose of discussing the appointment, employment, compensation, discipline, performance, or dismissal of specific employees of the public body including hearing testimony on a complaint lodged against an employee of the public body or against legal counsel for the public body to determine its validity. However, a meeting to consider an increase in compensation to a specific employee of a public body that is subject to the Local Government Wage Increase Transparency Act may not be closed and shall be open to the public and posted and held in accordance with the Act. 5 ILCS 120/2(c)(1).
X. Possible action as a result of Executive Session.
XI. Motion to Adjourn