Posted Friday, August 12th, 2011 by Terri McHugh
Call to Order: The Board of Education meeting was called to order at 7 p.m.
Public Hearing on the 2011-12 Budget Adoption: No one asked to speak.
Recognition of Special Olympians and Volunteers
Public Comment: No one asked to speak.
Freedom of Information Act Requests: There have been six requests since the last board meeting related to bid results and charity donations.
- Minutes of the regular meeting on July 14, 2011
- Minutes of the special open and closed-session meetings on July 14, 2011
- Resignations, leaves and employment of personnel
- Re-employment of personnel who received dismissal notices
- Salary adjustments
- Checks dated July 1, July 15 and July 29, 2011
- Treasurer’s report on cash and investments for June 2011
- Approval of the Medicaid billing agent
- Purchase of property, casualty and liability insurance for 2011-12
- The purchase of custodial cleaning and paper supplies for 2011-12
- Continuation of School District 54’s membership in the Consortium for Educational Change (CEC)
- Continuation of School District 54’s membership in ED-RED
- Continuation of School District 54’s membership in the Elk Grove Village Chamber of Commerce
- Continuation of School District 54’s membership in the Hanover Park Chamber of Commerce and Industry
- Continuation of School District 54’s membership in the Hoffman Estates Chamber of Commerce
- Continuation of School District 54’s membership in the Midwest Principals’ Center
- Continuation of School District 54’s membership in the Schaumburg Business Association
- Approval of School District 54’s membership in the Illinois Association of School Boards (IASB) for 2011-12
- Approval of School District 54’s membership in the National School Boards Association (NSBA) for 2011-12
- The destruction of the verbatim records of the closed-session meeting held on Jan. 21, 2010
- The submittal of four additional safety busing hazards for the 2011-12 school year
- Superintendent’s Report: Superintendent Ed Rafferty announced three big news items for the district this week:
- District 54 received the National School Public Relations Association Golden Achievement Award for its 2010 web redesign project.
- Frost Junior High School received the PBIS Exemplar Award, the highest PBIS Award. Frost was the only junior high in Illinois and one of only two schools in Illinois to receive this award from Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (visit the PBIS Illinois website for more information).
- District 54 learned that it received a 0-3 grant for its early childhood program, bringing the district’s total early childhood grant receipts to almost $2 million this summer.
- Superintendent Rafferty also thanked everyone who is teaching summer school, registering students, attending or leading sessions at new teacher induction week, and working to make our buildings ready to open for school on August 24.
- Report of President of Board of Education: President Teresa Huber announced that the School Board is now posting meeting agendas and informational memos online via boarddocs.com in an effort to be environmentally friendly and more transparent.
- PTA Report: PTA Council President Lisa Guagenti said PTA is already back at school training and planning for the coming year.
- Foundation: Board Member Bill Harper invited everyone to the wine tasting fundraiser from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. Sept. 16 at the Schaumburg Renaissance Convention Center Hotel. Tickets are $15. Visit http://d54foundation.com/events/winetasting/ for more information.
- The Board adopted a resolution directing staff to begin preparing the 2012-13 budget in tentative form.
- The Board adopted the 2011-12 budget. The detailed budget can be found on the BoardDocs website.
- The Board appointed David Szwed as assistant principal for Addams Junior High School for the 2011-12 school year
Adjournment: The Board adjourned at 8:20 p.m. to closed session to discuss the appointment, employment, compensation, discipline, performance or dismissal of specific employees of the public body and to discuss collective negotiating matters between the public body and its employees or their representatives.