Public Comment: No one asked to speak.
Freedom of Information Act Requests:
District 54 received and replied to two requests since the last board meeting related to vendor payments for the years 2008-2013 and teachers who have asked to have their union dues reduced to an amount resulting in actual costs of representation; documents referring to legal means by which employees may limit their dues to reflect actual costs of representation; and documents that state the total number of dues paying members of the teachers union.
Consent Agenda – The School Board approved the following items on the Consent Agenda:
- Minutes of the special open and closed-session meetings on June 16, 2014
- Minutes of the regular board meeting on June 19, 2014
- Resignations, leaves and employment of personnel
- The contract of employment for the assistant superintendent of human resources
- The superintendent’s 2014-15 salary
- Checks dated June 13 and 27, 2014
- Monthly update of revenues and expenditures for June 2014
- Treasurer’s report on cash and investments for May 2014
- The purchase of classroom paper for the 2014-15 school year
- The destruction of the verbatim records of the closed-session school board meetings held on Jan. 10, 2013, for which approved minutes already exist.
Superintendent’s Report: Superintendent Andrew DuRoss thanked many staff members in District 54. He thanked the staff that supported the STEM camps in June that were attended by more than 600 students. He thanked the staff that worked the Extended School Year program at Hoover and Einstein for more than 400 special education students. He thanked the almost 400 staff members who attended professional development classes in June and said he expects a similar number to attend August classes. Finally, he thanked the central office staff members who were displaced or are working through the construction on site.
President’s Report: Board President Bill Harper also thanked staff for their work this summer.
Foundation Report: Board Member Mary Kay Prusnick announced that the Foundation received about 55 grant applications from staff, which are being reviewed this summer.
PTA Report: PTA Council President Mikel Eppenbaugh shared that on August 5, school PTAs will pick up information, attend leadership training and submit honor award applications. The PTA Council purchased carnival games that all school PTAs can use.
- The School Board had the first reading of revisions to the following policies: Visitors to and Conduct on District Property (8:30) and Conflict of Interest – Board Members (2:100).
- The School Board approved a permanent easement at Keller Junior High School so the Village of Schaumburg can add a sidewalk and improve Salem Drive from Bode Road to Golf Road.
- The School Board appointed Tracy Griffin Langlais as assistant principal of Aldrin Elementary School for the 2014-15 school year.
- Board members thanked the students and adults who cheered for them at the Fourth of July parade in Hoffman Estates.
- Board members praised the staff and volunteers who supported students at the Special Olympics Motor Activities Challenge Day at Einstein.
- Board members echoed the superintendent’s statement about the success of District 54′s first summer STEM camp.
Adjournment: The Board adjourned at 7:21 p.m. to closed session for business matters.