Recognition: The Board recognized the following students
- Five Dooley students who received an award at the 28th Annual Japanese Regional Speech Contest;
- Four District 54 students who won “First Team All-American Scholar” honors from Pop Warner;
- Four sixth-grade Hoover students who were finalists in the State of Illinois Environmental Protection Agency’s Annual Poster, Poetry and Prose Contest; and
- Two District 54 students who qualified to compete at the 2014 Illinois State Geographic Bee.
Public Comment: No one asked to speak.
Freedom of Information Act: District 54 replied to nine FOIA requests since the last board meeting, related to bids for interior renovations, seal-coating and asbestos abatement, the contract between District 54 and First Student, the contractor and subcontractors working on 520 E. Schaumburg Road, and payroll records for Tidwell Roofing & Sheet Metal for work performed in the summer of 2010.
- Minutes of the regular and closed-session meetings on April 3, 2014
- Resignations, retirement and leaves of personnel
- Checks dated April 4, 2014
- The monthly update of revenues and expenditures for March 2014
- The treasurer’s report on cash and investments for February 2014
- A resolution directing the school treasurer to transfer interest earned in the Bond and Interest Fund to the Capital Projects Fund
- A contract for interior renovations at 15 district locations during the summer of 2014
- A contract for seal-coating work at 16 locations during the summer of 2014
- A contract for site improvements at 22 locations during the summer of 2014
- A contract for the purchase of computers for the 2014-15 school year
- The purchase of literacy instructional materials
- The purchase of social studies instructional materials
- Curriculum writing projects for the summer of 2014
- The date, time and location for regular meetings of the District 54 School Board for July 1, 2014 through June 30, 2015
- The destruction of the verbatim records of the closed-session school board meeting on Oct. 4, 2012, for which approved minutes already exist
Superintendent’s Report: Superintendent Andrew DuRoss announced that District 54 was invited to participate on a national panel involving the implementation of the Common Core State Standards. STEM Coordinator Ben Loduha, math coach Amy Varchmin, Addams social studies teacher Patsy Holmes and Keller math teacher Jennifer Heldt represented District 54. Upcoming events in District 54 include the Recycling Event on April 19, spring MAP testing from April 21 through May 9, and additional staff training on the collaborative Professional Learning Communities (PLC) principles.
President’s Report: Board President Bill Harper had no report.
District Citizens’ Advisory Committee: Board Member Barbara Hengels reported that DCAC heard a report about early childhood programming in District 54.
Foundation Report: Board Member Teresa Huber reported that the Foundation is looking for golfers, volunteers and sponsors for the golf outing on June 9. More information can be found at http://d54foundation.com.
PTA Report: PTA Council President Mikel Eppenbaugh reported that some PTA members attended the Illinois PTA Convention on April 11, where they helped pass a resolution regarding special education awareness. Upcoming events include the PTA Vendor Fair on April 23 at Mead, the Scholarship/Recognition Dinner on May 14 at Addams, and a May meeting of the new Early Childhood PTA.
- The Board awarded contracts for phase two of the early childhood center and administrative additions.
- The Board appointed additional representatives to serve on the District Citizens’ Advisory Committee for the 2014-15 school year.
- The Board approved a revised contract for Superintendent Andrew DuRoss.
- The Board approved revisions to Board Policy 7:270 – Administering Medicine to Students.
- Board members expressed thanks for being invited to the Link Science Fair and the Week of the Young Child celebration last week.
- Board members also thanked SEA and SEEO for inviting the Board to their annual meeting, which included a speech by U.S. Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth about her support for education.
Adjournment to Closed-Session: The Board adjourned at 7:35 p.m.